Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Display

Display size

5.6 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

75.60 %
80.77 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7
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
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Dual-Camera
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)
6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 inches (162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.74 oz (191 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue
Black, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-G71
Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
49.6 GB

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3700 mAh

Charging

Yes
Yes

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
13 hours

LTE

14 hours
15 hours

Wi-Fi

15 hours
15 hours

Music playback

43.00 hours
59.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
19.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio

FM
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 14, 2017
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMA530F link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.26 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
1.73 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.54 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.98 W/kg
 

Shopping information

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