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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2018, June
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 191 g
  • Screen: 6.3", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 24 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 24 MP
  • Memory: 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3700 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)
Release date 2018, June
Dimensions (HxWxD) 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm | 6.39 x 3.03 x 0.3 in
Weight 191 g | 6.74 oz
Body build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Black, White
Battery 3700 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price350 EUR
Screen
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.3" inc
Screen area 100.7 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio80.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2220 px
PPI /points per inch/ 392 PPI
Other - Samsung Experience 9 UX
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 24 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-24 MP, f/1.7
-16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 24 MP, Single
Specifications 24 MP, f/2.0
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 8 (Oreo)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 512
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.43 W/kg (head)     1.79 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging 9V/1.67A
-ANT+
- Samsung Pay
- Versions: A8 Star (Global, SEA, South Korea); A9 Star (China)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) was around 350 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) is 191 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) is 6.3" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) is 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.