Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Posted:
Aug 28, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 27, 2018

Display

Display size:

6.3 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density:

392 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

80.77 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

24 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

24 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions:

6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 inches (162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

6.74 oz (191 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 512

RAM:

6 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Available to use:

49.6 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

3700 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes

Talk time (3G):

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Internet use:

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback:

59.00 hours

Video playback:

19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.43 W/kg

Body:

1.73 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Charger, USB Type-C cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G885F

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (80.77 %)
  • Lots of RAM (6 GB)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star looks much like a regular Samsung device from the front, with its Super AMOLED Infinity display and reduced bezels above and below. However, move on to the rear and it’s a completely different story. Starting off with the new vertical dual-camera module, that has been placed in the top corner of the device, with a LED flash positioned just below. Because of this, the fingerprint scanner is riding solo in the center of the panel. In regards to what Samsung offers on the inside, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 is the most prominent feature, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Also, battery life is set to be pretty impressive thanks to a large 3,700mAh battery.

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