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Samsung Galaxy A9 Star vs Samsung Galaxy A8 : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2018, June | 2015, July
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm | 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm
  • Weight: 191 g | 151 g
  • Screen: 6.3", Super AMOLED | 5.7", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 24 MP | Single, 16 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 24 MP | Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM | 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3700 mAh | 3050 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: Yes | Yes
  • Approximate price: 350 EUR | 250 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2018 2015
Dimensions (HxWxD) 162.4 Х 77 Х 7.6 mm 158 Х 76.8 Х 5.9 mm
Weight 191 g 151 g
Body Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic back
Colors Black, White Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
Battery 3700 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Talking time - Up to 17 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 51 h
Approximate price 350 EUR 250 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 8 (Oreo) Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) - Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (28 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) - Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.3 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 405
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu score 104310 28650

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.3" inc 5.7" inc
Screen area 100.7 cm2 89.6 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width) 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 80.6% 73.8%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2220 px 1080 x 1920 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 392 PPI 386 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 24 MP, Dual 16 MP, Single
Camera specs -24 MP, f/1.7
-16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
-16 MP, f/1.9, 31mm (standard), AF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score 79
DxOMark Photo 82
DxOMark Video 74
Front camera, selfie 24 MP, Single 5 MP, Single
Specifications 24 MP, f/2.0 5 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
-4G - 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
-2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
NFC Yes Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.43 W/kg (head)     1.79 W/kg (body)    

SAR EU - 0.32 W/kg (head)     0.55 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio FM radio, RDS, recording
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Other extras
- Fast battery charging 9V/1.67A
-ANT+
- Samsung Pay

- ANT+
Versions
- Versions: A8 Star (Global, SEA, South Korea); A9 Star (China)

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