Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

Specifications
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)
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  • 6.3" 1080x2220 pixels
  • 24MP 2160p
  • 4/6GB RAM Snapdragon 660
  • 3700mAh Li-Ion
Released 2018, June 191g, 7.6mm thickness Android 8.0, up to Android 9.0; One UI 64GB storage, microSD slot
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Versions: A8 Star (Global, SEA, South Korea); A9 Star (China)

Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2018, June
Status Available. Released 2018, June
Body
Dimensions 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm (6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 in)
Weight 191 g (6.74 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 Samsung Pay
Display
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
 Samsung Experience 9 UX
Platform
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Adreno 512
Memory
Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM
Main Camera
Dual 24 MP, f/1.7
16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single 24 MP, f/2.0
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
 ANT+
Battery
  Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W
Misc
Colors Black, White
Models SM-G885F, SM-G8850, SM-G885Y
SAR EU 0.43 W/kg (head)     1.79 W/kg (body)    
Price About 350 EUR

User opinions and reviews

  • Fadli

I feel so confused how to choose between A50 or A8 star. In my country these phones are in the same price range now, but some people say A8 star has better built quality and camera but it lacks dedicated microSD slot (but it still uses SIM 2 slot as ...

  • Mds

I'm using last 7 years ago Samsung's product. I have no issues any problems. I do very updated but performance better then last updated. Currently Samsung a8 star using and beated redmi not 5pro,7pro i camper. It's perfectly smartphone. Many...

  • Anonymous

Some are fake? No storage at all why so??

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