Review of Samsung Galaxy A80 - slider with PTZ camera and flagship features
Technologies / / December 19, 2019
Table of contents
|Colors||Black, white, gold|
|Display||6.7 inches, Full HD + (1080 × 2400 pixels), Super AMOLED|
|Platform||Snapdragon eight-730 (2 × 2,2 GHz Kryo Gold + 470 6 × 1,8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)|
|Built-in memory||128 GB|
|Camera||48 M (main) + 8 Mn (ultrashirokougolnaya) + ToF-3D-camera|
|Shooting a Movie||2 160p with 30 FPS|
|SIM card||Two slots for nanoSIM|
|Wireless interfaces||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC|
|unlocking||Fingerprint, PIN-code (a password or "pattern")|
|operating system||Android 9.0 + One UI|
|Battery||3700 mAh supported quick charge|
|Dimensions||165.2 × 76.5 × 9.3 mm|
Standard Options: smart phone, an adapter cable with connectors USB Type-C for charging and data transfer, headset and plug USB Type-C, instructions and the clip to extract SIM-cards.
In general, low-end models A80 resembles a series of Galaxy A, for example, have been in our editorialA30 and A50. In this line of Samsung can save on a processor or stereo, but traditionally pays attention to the appearance of the devices.
Here we see the same glass back with rounded edges. It looks great and expensive. We got a smartphone in gold - as Samsung calls variation cream.
And on the same side is the main experimental feature A80 - turning the camera module. However, in the inactive state, it looks quite normal.
Left are the volume keys on the right - the power button. Below - "cradle" for SIM cards, entrance USB Type-C and a loudspeaker. I am glad that this time Samsung has managed without additional Bixby assistant call button.
A80 - thin, but wide and elongated PHABLET. In my hand, he is not very convenient. Reach to the top icons of large complex finger, or even the center of gravity feels is above the hand grip. but fans Plus sizes and owners of larger palms survive.
Visually A80 corresponds gadgets and a half to two times more expensive. View smartphones Galaxy A series of quite a premium flagship, and this model is no exception.
It's not something to complain about. Samsung has always used in smartphones are one of the best screens on the market, even in devices such as a series of trade-offs Galaxy A.
Display I have not received the most avant-garde of bells and whistles such as support HDR10 +, but the lack of it does not pull. Brightness, Calibration, sharpness - everything is perfect.
Support Always on Display with a bunch of display options is also in place.
But in this model not as usual - it's frameless. It is close to the absolute: there are no "cholok" and the holes and the thickness "brovok" is minimized. And it is immediately noticeable: it seems that the impression would be ruined even tiny teardrop-shaped cutout.
Here again, Samsung has done without stereo audio. And like it's time to get used to, but the flagship model with the manners of the second speaker would not have prevented. Sorry. But the only speaker is good and loud sounds.
Headphones not included on the AKG, but not stupid nouneymy who want to leave in the box. The sound is full and even convincing. Use standard headset can be.
Let's start with the principal - feasibility of the rotary module.
Instead of pumping selfie-lens Samsung made so that you turns back. Result - selfie in comfort and almost absolute frameless. And you can do collectively to ultrashirokougolnuyu selfie camera still with the A80.
Now to the downside. Some of them are the same as that of the slide and jumping lens modules in other smartphones.
- What moves quickly becomes unusable. And it's not even in resource-limited settings by turning, and that such details are easier to break.
- Movable mechanisms is difficult to reconcile with dust and moisture protection. Therefore, smart phones generally can not be equipped with them drop in water.
- Retractable selfie-camera A80 is not appropriate to unlock the smartphone. Leaning against the finger or enter the memorized PIN can be much faster than to wait until activated by the front lens.
- A80 camera is easy to hurt your fingers. Most smartphones lenses focused just below or to the left. The A80 module is elongated and is located at the upper edge. This means that any session in the conditional PUBG in horizontal orientation of the screen will inevitably lead to zalyapyvaniyu camera fingerprints.
- Module backlash. A nightmare. He staggers and knocks loudly.
Conclusion: turning the camera module - an experiment for experiment. It does not make sense from a practical point of view. Ease and consistency is more important than just a coolest selfie, The maximum frameless and nostalgia for cell phones-slider. Use of such a camera is possible, but to select a smartphone based on the availability of this technology odd.
We turn to the lenses. In general, everything is fine. With enough light the camera takes pretty detailed photos in automatic mode. You may want to postpone your subject and fit more into the space of the frame, using ultrashirokougolny lens. It works a little worse affects lower resolution and luminosity. The third lens in the module - the so-called 3D-camera. It is used for measuring the depth, more accurate estimates of the distances in the application "Rapid measurement" (can be used as roulette) and shooting video bokeh.
In portrait mode, the camera is great touches the edge of the object and estimates the distance, but bokeh itself becomes quite artificial.
Galaxy A80 is perfect for a night shooting. The lights of the metropolis after sunset, you can take pictures in automatic mode, it will turn bad. Ultrashirokougolny lens in the night brings, but critical drawback is difficult to call. Of the dozen smartphones with the glass fall to our office, yet none have accomplished the task with a bang with a lack of lighting.
If the light does little, come to the aid mode "Night" in which the camera takes an additional metering and adjusts the shutter speed.
IN normal application Default too many things: the creation of giperlaps video, and automatic detection of scenarios, and two types of shooting slow-motion-video, and even nuances like the selection method in manual metering mode. Fortunately, the interface is customizable: you can once in all understand and carry all unnecessary.
In Galaxy A80 done without Exynos: Snapdragon 730 is checked with the frequency of the nuclei to 2.2 GHz. Memory - 8 GB. All together, this gives performance levels champions two years ago, just ahead of, for example, Galaxy S8.
Here are the results Geekbench test:
In fact, the A80 - a smartphone that does not feel the power limit and is enough even for heavy games with maximum graphics settings. Most likely, the performance will be enough.
The A80 is set One UI, as well as in other advanced smartphones Samsung. We have already talked about this shell, for example, review Galaxy S10 +. There is a night mode, a lot of services from the manufacturer, Google and "Yandex", protecting their chips like Knox and Bixby scenarios. Here are some screenshots:
This is a convenient and recognizable system in which it is easy to get used to. Perhaps, long-term use, I would have found in it some illogical things, but in the course of testing questions arose.
For obvious reasons, this Samsung model refused to unlock the face. The main method of authorization - through a fingerprint. The sensor is built into the screen. Does not work perfectly: it recognizes the owner of 100% of the cases, but requires about one second on the unlocking.
The A80 installed battery with 3700 mAh. According to the first sensations that lasts for 1-1.5 days with active use. It comes with an adapter for fast charging, issuing up to 9 volts and 2.77 amps.
The only thing that holds the Galaxy A80 in the line A, - an experimental and controversial camera module. The smartphone looks like a flagship, removes both the flagship and, unfortunately, stands almost as a flagship - 45 990 rubles.
Galaxy A80 may appeal to those who are tired of the same offerings on the market, and categorically rejects "cholok" and other trade-offs on the way to the frameless. Yet this is not the most obvious choice, especially when the conditional S9 worth far less.
The author expresses his gratitude to the company Samsung for providing the test device.