Samsung Galaxy J8 is fuelled by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is an outdated processor in today’s market. Needless to say, it is also not the fastest processor around. With 4GB RAM, the phone is sure to work smoothly, with the processor handling basic day-to-day tasks and even multitasking (at least during the initial months). However, you may soon start to see a few lags with time. While the phone may be able to handle games like Asphalt 9: Legends without lagging, it is certainly not sufficient for more graphics intensive games like PUBG.
Other phones such as the Redmi 5 (4/64GB version with the same processor) comes at a much lesser price at just Rs 10,999, with the only missing link being the dual camera. Then there’s also Moto G6 that offers a sleek and classy glass-metal design and similar specs at just Rs 15,999.
The Galaxy J8 is powered by Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s custom Experience 9.0 skin on top. So, you have access to an array of typical Samsung icons and few preloaded apps like Samsung Health, Samsung Max, Secure Folder, Galaxy Apps, My Galaxy, Samsung Pay Mini and of course, Samsung’s custom Internet browser. Apart from this, Galaxy J8 also features some ‘’Made for India’ features like Samsung Mall and Chat-over-Video.