No longer able (or willing) to keep up with Samsung’s constantly ballooning, increasingly convoluted mid-range smartphone family? That’s where we come in, helping you understand the place of the soon-to-be-launched Galaxy On8, for instance, on both the general Android totem pope and within the Galaxy food chain.
While the name suggests this India-only, Flipkart-exclusive 5.5-incher has some sort of an edge over the recently released China-targeted Galaxy On7 (2016), the fact of the matter is the two are nearly identical.
The Rs. 16,000 ($240) Samsung Galaxy On8 bears a very strong resemblance to the Galaxy J7 (2016) as well, Full HD Super AMOLED display, 3300 mAh battery and all. But it remains unclear if the “new” kid around the block sports a 13 or 16MP rear-facing camera, whereas the selfie snapper is definitely an average-sounding 5-megapixel unit.
Truth be told, everything about the On8 looks average on paper. Not bad for the sub-$250 niche, just nothing to prompt an impulse buy, like, say, the C9’s probable 6GB RAM, or the 16MP front cam of the A7 (2016).
You have your 3 gigs of memory in tow here, 16GB expandable storage, octa-core Exynos 7580 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, all squeezed into a 7.8mm-slim “brushed” metal package.