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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

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Samsung Galaxy S8

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2018, June | 2017, March
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm | 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 191 g | 155 g
  • Screen: 6.3", Super AMOLED | 5.8", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 24 MP | Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 24 MP | Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM | 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3700 mAh | 3000 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: Yes | Yes
  • Approximate price: 350 EUR | 390 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2018 2017
Dimensions (HxWxD) 162.4 Х 77 Х 7.6 mm 148.9 Х 68.1 Х 8 mm
Weight 191 g 155 g
Body Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Black, White Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red
Battery 3700 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Talking time - Up to 20 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 67 h
Approximate price 350 EUR 390 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 8 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) - Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA
-Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) - Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 512 Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
Adreno 540 - USA & China
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score 202356
GeekBench Single Core 1763
GeekBench Multi-Core 6028
GeekBench RenderScript 8798
GeekBench Battery 3410

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.3" inc 5.8" inc
Screen area 100.7 cm2 84.8 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 80.6% 83.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2220 px 1440 x 2960 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 392 PPI 570 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - Samsung Experience 9 UX - HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 24 MP, Dual 12 MP, Single
Camera specs -24 MP, f/1.7
-16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
-12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front camera, selfie 24 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 24 MP, f/2.0 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 73
DxOMark Photo 71
DxOMark Video 75
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
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Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 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, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.43 W/kg (head)     1.79 W/kg (body)    
SAR - 0.44 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.32 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio No
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Other extras
- Fast battery charging 9V/1.67A
-ANT+
- Samsung Pay

- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Versions
- Versions: A8 Star (Global, SEA, South Korea); A9 Star (China)

- Versions: G950F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G950FD (Global Dual-SIM); G950U (USA Unlocked); G950A (AT&T); G950P (Sprint); G950T (T-Mobile); G950V (Verizon); G950R4 (US Cellular); G950W (Canada); G950

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