Samsung Galaxy A80 review
Triple-lens rotating camera
Our Samsung Galaxy A80 review has an air of excitement to it due to the rather funky triple-lens rotating camera. The pop-up and rotate mechanism created by Samsung is going to enthral tech lovers, while selfie addicts will appreciate the equal attention given to portrait photography.
New Infinity Display
We begin our Samsung Galaxy A80 review by introducing a new and even bigger Infinity Display. The sAMOLED display measures 6.7” and it has a detailed Full HD+ resolution (1,080x 2,400 pixels).
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A blend of glass and metal
The Samsung Galaxy A80 perfectly brings premium materials together with smooth curves, designed so that you can hold the phone for longer and with greater ease. The body is made from glass and the frame is metal. The body is a little thicker than some phones at 9.3mm, probably because of the sliding and rotating camera mechanism.
The standard colour is Phantom Black, but the two other colour options are a little more interesting. The Angel Gold option has elements of pink, while Ghost White combines blue characteristics. With this effect, the colours appear differently depending on light reflection and direction.
Intelligent Performance Enhancer
The octa-core 2.2GHz processor with 8GB RAM uses an Intelligent Performance Enhancer. This enhancer boosts gaming performance and streaming while adjusting the battery, RAM, and CPU settings. This also helps launch apps faster, which any type of user will greatly appreciate.
Phone Set Up
On-screen fingerprint sensor
The Samsung Galaxy A80 is rather cool with its new on-screen fingerprint sensor. You can simply press a finger on the screen to unlock the phone. You can also use Samsung Knox and Samsung Pass to access password protected websites and apps using this form of biometric authentication.
There is an ample 128GB internal memory but no microSD card slot. This means that you cannot expand the memory in the future. This is likely not an issue for most people with online cloud storage being popular for backing up photos, videos, and documents.
Samsung continues to preload its Bixby assistant and this can be launched by pressing a button or by making a voice command. Bixby’s features fall into three categories, described below:
Bixby Routines - AI adapts your settings based on what you do and when you need them. You can activate preset routines like workout, school, going to bed, and waking up.
Bixby Vision - Lens Mode introduces AR for translating documents, scanning business cards, and searching for items that you see when you are out and about.
Bixby Home - Quickly access the news and what you need with curated apps shown, based on your usage patterns.
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Android 9.0 Pie
The latest Android operating system arrives with multi-window multi-tasking. In addition to a set of Google apps, you will get to enjoy Dolby Atmos and 360-degrees sound, when using Bluetooth speakers or earphones.
Camera & Video
Triple-lens rotating camera
The Samsung Galaxy A50 is set to turn heads with its triple camera that slides up and rotates when you want to take a selfie. With the same camera for landscape and selfie photography, you get all of the features and the same great resolution, no matter which way you are shooting.
The three lenses on the Galaxy A50 are as follows:
- 48MP Main Lens
- 8MP Ultra Wide Lens
- 3D Depth Lens
The ultra wide lens is quite special with its 123-degrees field of view because this is as wide as the human eye can see. A Scene Optimiser uses AI to automatically suggest lighting adjustments for better results. The optimiser recognises 30 different scene types and Flaw Detection lets you retake photos, that might, for instance, have someone blinking at the moment the photo is captured.
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There is more predictive software to aid the capturing of super steady videos. There is also a great bonus to be had with Live Focus video recording.
The perfect battery
The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a high-capacity 3,700mAh battery, that will easily last all day. When you do need to charge the battery, there is a 25W Super Fast Charging charger. To ensure the longest usage times, Adaptive Power Saving Mode works in the background, carrying out battery saving tasks such as closing unused apps.
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Written by: Michael Brown