• Camera

    16 megapixel camera

  • Charging Times

    Samsung fast charge

  • Weight

    Weighs 169g

  • Screen size

    5.6 inch screen

Samsung Galaxy A8

'The pictures quality is amazing, they are clear and the camera takes pictures really fast aswell. The sound is good and loud, on speakers and headphones.'- Domi123455 (Jun 2018)

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  • Dual front cameras for perfect pictures

  • Large screen in a compact phone

  • Dust and water resistant

  • Unlock it with your face or fingerprint

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    Phone plans as individual as you are

    We're putting you in control of your phone plan. So you can choose how much you pay upfront, how much data you need, and how long you want to pay off your phone for. Choose anywhere between 3 and 36 months – the total cost of your device will be the same. Changed your mind? No problem. You can flex your data allowance up and down, once a month. And if you fancy upgrading, just pay off your Device Plan at any time and choose a new phone. Find out more.

    Take pictures like a pro

    Professional-looking photos aren't just for weddings and photo shoots. The Galaxy A8's dual front cameras will take pics a photographer would be proud of. Love a selfie? The 16MP rear camera takes Instagram-worthy snaps every time. Always wondered what you and your friends would look like if you were tigers? Of course you have. Decorate your selfies with stickers, using face-recognition technology, and find out.

    See the full picture

    The Galaxy A8's 5.6-inch screen, with edge to edge display, is the largest ever in a Galaxy A phone. So whether you're watching your favourite box set, editing your photos or playing a game with friends, you'll be completely immersed in what you're doing. Hold it horizontally and enjoy the wide view if you're watching a film and hold it vertically to read a news article - the long screen means less scrolling, and happy thumbs. All that screen comes in a slim, compact body, so you can just stick it in a pocket and go.

    Get set for adventures

    There's nothing like worrying about wrecking your phone to kill an adventure. The Galaxy A8's IP68 rating gives you extra peace of mind. IP stands for Ingress Protection and is the way to measure dust and liquid resistance. The A8 is protected against dust, dirt and sand and is even resistant to being submerged in up to 1.5m of fresh water, for up to 30 minutes. So whether you're adventurous, clumsy or both, your phone has got you covered.

    Keep your personal information to yourself

    Your phone contains a lot of personal information, so you'll want to keep it secure. But you'll also want to be able to get into your phone in an instant to get stuff done. The Galaxy A8 strikes the perfect balance between security and convenience. Choose between facial recognition and the fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone instantly. So you can go about using your phone however you like, safe in the knowledge that you’re the only one who can.


Custom plans

RPI: Each year your Airtime Plan will be adjusted by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation. Find out more at o2.co.uk/prices

Direct purchases only. Pay the cash price for your device or spread the cost over 3 to 36 months (excludes dongles). The cost of your Device will be the same however long you choose. A minimum upfront cost may apply. You need a monthly rolling Airtime Plan for the length of your Device Plan. Pay off your Device Plan at any time without charge. You can then keep on your Airtime Plan, upgrade, or leave. 

UK calls/texts to standard UK landlines and mobiles and when roaming in our Europe Zone. Fair Usage policy applies. Special and out of bundle numbers chargeable. 4G phone required to access 4G. 4G available in selected areas. 

Change your airtime tariff after 30 days and then once every billing month during your minimum contract period, choosing from a selected family of tariffs. Some tariff extras are only available on the starting tariff, are not transferable, and may be lost if you change to an ineligible tariff. Devices are subject to availability.

0% APR. Finance subject to status and credit checks, 18+, Direct Debit. Credit provided by Telefónica UK Ltd, SL1 4DX. Terms apply, see o2.co.uk/terms.


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