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The best Samsung Galaxy A8 deals in January 2021

The Samsung Galaxy A8 took design cues from Samsung's Galaxy S8 and while it may not match up for the Galaxy S10 or even the Galaxy S9 in terms of specs, but Samsung Galaxy A8 deals more than make up for it in price.

The large, colorful 5.6-inch AMOLED display comes in the now-popular taller aspect ratio, giving you more social posts on screen at a time, and when held in landscape an improved gaming and movie-watching experience.

You also get a punchy octa-core Exynos 7885 chipset along with 4GB of RAM which should keep Android 7.1.1 running smoothly on screen, while the rear facing 16MP snapper is a solid offering.

For selfie fans there's great news round the front as the Galaxy A8 features not one, but two snappers, providing a smart Bokeh portrait mode.

Check out our interactive comparison chart below to find the best Samsung Galaxy A8 deals out there - ranging from big data needs to the lowest price. If you want the handset on it's own, without committing to a contract, we've got the best price and where to find it as well.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy A8 SIM-free deals

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is priced at £449 for the SIM-free handset direct from Samsung, but it can be had for less if you shop around. 

One way to save a money is to buy the phone outright and use a separate SIM, from our best SIM only deals. They start from under five pounds per month and give much more flexibility than getting locked into a contract.

Take a look at our unlocked Galaxy A8 comparison table below to see some of the stockists that are selling the new Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone - some of them are cheaper than the RRP!

Samsung Galaxy A8 deals

Samsung Galaxy A8 review in brief

An affordable device with cues from bigger phones

Screen size: 5.6-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2220
Weight: 172g
Rear camera: 16MP
Front camera: 16MP+8MP
OS: Android 7.1.1
Storage: 32/64GB
Battery: 3000mAh
Reasons to buy
+Big, bright display+Solid snappers, two on front
Reasons to avoid
-Poor fingerprint scanner placement-Not the latest version of Android

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is a solid smartphone. While it doesn't break any new ground in terms of technology, it has a solid feature set and a premium look which may well tempt those looking for a high-end handset but can't stretch to the price tag of the Galaxy S8.

Whether it does enough to compete with the cut-price flagships of the OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20 remains to be seen though.

Read TechRadar's full Samsung Galaxy A8 review