Samsung Galaxy A80 Unboxing: You might remember that I did a quick hands-on of this at the launch event back in April, and it was supposed to release in May.
It’s July now, and we finally have it in-house.
This is the brand new mid-range smartphone from Samsung, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset, and it’s got some pretty cool features.
Comes in at around 600 pounds here in the UK.
If you wanna pick this up, I’ll leave a link in the description below to Clove Technology where I’ve got this from.
Let’s just get straight to the unboxing.
Right, so picture here of the A80, and let’s get it outside of the box.
This is the black version that I have here.
It’s also available in a few different color options, a gold, as well as a silver-white sort of color.
You can see some of the key features on here, already.
It’s got the new infinity display, rotating camera, as well as super-fast charging.
Let’s see what else we get inside the box.
Right, so inside the box, you do get a SIM card ejector tool.
You get some paperwork, a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable.
Now, traditionally you do get USB Type-A to USB Type-C, but we do have USB-C on both ends, and that should mean faster transfer speeds, but also, faster charging, and we have a super-fast charger here.
This is a 25 Watt supercharger.
So, that’s faster than what we’ve got on the S10s.
That’s really cool, and finally, we also have some earphones.
Now, these earphones are USB Type-C, and of course, that means that the A80 does not have a 3.5mm jack, so.
It is nice that they’ve at least included some USB Type-C earphones.
You also get some spare ear tips with this, as well.
Now, let’s get to the phone.
It does look very very slick and premium.
The plastic at the back.
We also have some plastic at the front, but it looks like we do have a pre-applied screen protector.
So, I’m gonna be careful in taking out only the outer layer.
There we go.
So, yes, we do have the pre-applied plastic screen protector which is always a nice touch, and this has a flat display.
So you should pretty easily be able to get a glass screen protector, as well, if you’d like.
Right, now let’s take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy A80, and the first thing we do need to talk about is this display.
This is what Samsung is calling the new Infinity display, and this is the first display of this kind from Samsung.
So, you’ve got no notch, no punch-outs, and this has a very high screen-to-body ratio.
This is a Super AMOLED display, 6.7 inches, and it is has a 4HD Plus resolution.
Looks absolutely stunning.
Now, one thing you might be thinking is 6.7 inches.
So, it definitely has a very large display, and it’s quite a large phone, as well.
Let’s quickly compare it to the S10 Plus and the S10 5G, and here you can see that not only is the A80 larger than the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, remember this is the “Plus” version, not the regular S10, but it’s also larger compared to the S10 5G, which is
already quite a large device.
So, the A80, a big phone, and that is something to bear in mind.
It’s also something to 220 grams, so it’s pretty heavy, too.
Right, now most of you guys will already know that the reason that we don’t have a notch or a cutout is that the A80 has
a little party trig, and the rear-facing cameras are the same as the front-facing cameras, and that’s because we have a pop-up rotating camera module.
Let’s check this out.
So, as soon as you switch on the front-facing camera, this pops up and rotates.
So, a very interesting implementation, quite different to what we see on lots of other different devices.
Right, so what cameras do we have?
Well, there’s a primary 48-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Then we have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture and around 123 degrees angle of view, and finally, we have a 3D depth camera with an f/1.2 aperture, and this is gonna help with depth information, not just for images, but for video, too.
Now, remember, because this is a pop-up rotating camera module, you are going to be getting the same rear-facing cameras or the front-facing cameras, and that includes the ultra-wide, which is definitely quite cool, and also, rear-facing cameras, you’ve got better quality.
You’ve got up to 48 megapixels and this means that selfies should be really good.
I really want to test this out.
If you wanna see a SuperSaf style camera comparison of the Samsung Galaxy A80 versus another device, definitely let me know which device you’d like me to compare this to, and I’ll try to get on to that as soon as possible.
For the build, very premium, indeed.
We’ve got a metal frame with glass parts on the front and back.
The front is flat, but the back is curved, which makes this a little bit more comfortable to hold.
We don’t have any water resistance rating, of course, because of that rotating camera module, and how durable this
will be, I’m not sure.
We’re gonna have to wait for my buddy, Zack, from JerryRigEverything to do a durability test.
I’m pretty sure it’s going to be generally okay.
Let’s just have a look at if the camera module goes back if we dropped the phone.
So, the camera module is out right now.
Okay, it did have a little bit of a pause.
That might be because this module does come out a little bit.
It does take a little bit longer compared to another pop-up camera because you’ve got the pop-up, as well as a rotate.
Once again, I’m not a durability tester, So, we’ll have to see how this fairs over time.
Now, as mentioned towards the beginning, this is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset.
So, we don’t have the flagship 855 chipset, however, the 730 is very very capable and should be absolutely fine for most
people, and it comes with general day-to-day usage, as well as, gaming.
If you wanna see how this does in terms of gaming, my buddy ThunderE from Booredatwork has done a gaming video on the
A80, and I’m gonna be linking that video in the close and the description, so you can check that out.
We do have 8 gigabytes of RAM with 128 gigabytes of storage.
Now, you can’t expand that storage.
So, this is one of the first times Samsung is not including expandable storage, and as mentioned earlier, we also do not have a 3.5mm jack.
So, let’s take a look around the device.
At the bottom, you’ll see that we’ve got a USB Type-C import.
We do have the SIM card tray, and then we’ve got a bot firing speaker.
Now, this is a single bot firing speaker, so you don’t get stereo sound, although you do have Dolby Atmos support.
On the right-hand side, we’ve got a power button.
On the left-hand side, we’ve got the volume buttons, and on the top, we don’t have anything apart from a secondary mic, and that
is because we’ve got this pop-up rotating camera module.
Now, we do have an in-display fingerprint scanner, which does seem to work pretty well.
As far as I’m aware, this is an optical in-display fingerprint scanner, not an ultrasonic one like we’ve got in the S10 and S10 Plus.
So, it’s not going to be especial accurate as those devices, but nevertheless, it does work really well.
Inside here, we do have a 3700 mAh battery.
Unfortunately, there’s no wireless charging, but we do have 25-watt fast charging, which is definitely really good.
How long this battery is gonna last on day-to-day usage, of course, I’m gonna have to let you know, and finally, for software, we do have Android Pie, with One UI on top.
Now, One UI is definitely one of my favorites skins on Android.
It’s very clean.
It’s very good for one-handed usage.
It brings everything down to a more reachable position, which is gonna be even more important because of this very large 6.7-inch display, and there’s also a dark mode that runs across the theme, which I really really like.
So, there you have it, guys.
That is the Samsung Galaxy A80.
Unboxing and detailed first look.
What do you guys think of this?
Definitely let me know if the comment below.
Also, let me know if there’s any further coverings that you’d like me to do with this going forward.
In terms of my first impressions, this does look like a very promising device coming in at this price point.
I’m very interested to see what the cameras are like, especially considering that you’re gonna be getting the rear-facing cameras as the front facing cameras, as well.
I hope you enjoyed this articles and found it useful.