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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2018, August | 2018, June
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm | 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 201 g | 191 g
  • Screen: 6.4", Super AMOLED | 6.3", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP | Dual, 24 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP | Single, 24 MP
  • Memory: 512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM | 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000 mAh | 3700 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: Yes | Yes
  • Approximate price: 750 EUR | 350 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2018 2018
Dimensions (HxWxD) 161.9 Х 76.4 Х 8.8 mm 162.4 Х 77 Х 7.6 mm
Weight 201 g 191 g
Body Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White Black, White
Battery 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price 750 EUR 350 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI Android 8 (Oreo)
Chipset - Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA
-Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
- Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
- Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
Graphics processor GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
Adreno 512
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Antutu score 249456
GeekBench Single Core 2358
GeekBench Multi-Core 8531
GeekBench RenderScript 9353
GeekBench Battery 5154

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.4" inc 6.3" inc
Screen area 103.2 cm2 100.7 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 83.4% 80.6%
Screen resolution 1440 x 2960 px 1080 x 2220 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 516 PPI 392 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - HDR10
-Always-on display
- Samsung Experience 9 UX
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual 24 MP, Dual
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
-24 MP, f/1.7
-16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score 103
DxOMark Photo 107
DxOMark Video 94
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 24 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF 24 MP, f/2.0
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 92
DxOMark Photo 96
DxOMark Video 86
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) 
CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100  
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - Global 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - USA
-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
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 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, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.43 W/kg (head)     1.79 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)
Other features
Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other extras
- 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)
-Stylus (Bluetooth integration)

- Fast battery charging 9V/1.67A
-ANT+
- Samsung Pay
Versions
- SM-N960F/DS (Global); SM-N960U (USA); SM-N9600/DS (LATAM, Brazil, China)

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

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