Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

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Display

Display size

6.4 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

516 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

83.51 %
80.77 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization
Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)
6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 inches (162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

7.09 oz (201 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 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Stylus
Notification light

Colors

 
Black, White

Colors

Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 512

RAM

8 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

512 GB
64 GB

Available to use

 
49.6 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Yes

Talk time

38.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

95.00 hours
59.00 hours

Video playback

21.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 03, 2018
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.27 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
1.73 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.35 W/kg
 

Phablet

3.90 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.
Charger, USB Type-C cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 1250
 
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