Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.3 inches, FHD+ sAMOLED Infinity Display, 18.5:9 ratio
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 6 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 400 GB
  • 16 MP + 24 MP Dual Rear cameras, 24 MP Front camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, 3700 mAh battery, Fast charging
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Secure Folder, Dual SIM
  • Samsung Pay Mini, Bixby Assistant, USB Type-C, 4G VoLTE
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Price in India:

 29,990
on

 34,990
on
Availability Details:
Amazon Exclusive. Also available on company's online store.
OS Updates?
May get future Android updates


Strength

  • Excellently built, premium bezel-less design
  • Big screen with excellent AMOLED display
  • Excellent rear & front cameras
  • Good low light photos & feature-rich camera app
  • Excellent performance with SD 660, big RAM
  • Latest Android with good Samsung UX
  • Very good battery backup + Fast charging
  • Face unlock + Fingerprint scanner
  • Always on display
  • Samsung Pay Mini
  • Great user experience & brand value

Weakness

  • No OIS
  • No Gorilla glass or scratch resistant glass
  • No NFC or Full Samsung Pay support
  • Fingerprint scanner should have been placed lower
  • Price should have been lower


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is Samsung’s mid-range flagship smartphone, which brings some of Samsung’s premium flagship experiences at a more modest price. Blessed with a beautiful metal glass body with a premium build quality, it packs in a big screen with great quality display & an excellent set of cameras which are good under low light, with a camera app full of flagship features. It has also got a very good performance, latest software, big battery, Samsung Pay Mini & face unlock. Unlike its competitors, it doesn’t offer you a flagship processor & charges a premium price as well still, the Galaxy A8 Star is worth it if you are looking for a premium & trusted brand experience.

Our Score
87
Out of 100
Performance:
66%
Rear Camera:
80%
Front Camera:
80%
Battery:
72%
Value for Money:
76%
User Experience:
85%

0%

User Rating: 4.5 ( 2 votes)


Samsung Galaxy A8 Star VS its Top 3 Competitors:
₹ 34,999
95
What's better compared to Samsung Galaxy A8 Star?
Performance, Rear camera, Design, More features
What's weaker compared to Samsung Galaxy A8 Star?
Smaller screen, Display, Smaller battery, Thicker
₹ 32,999
87
What's better compared to Samsung Galaxy A8 Star?
Performance, Storage
What's weaker compared to Samsung Galaxy A8 Star?
Rear camera, Selfies, Design, Smaller screen, Display, Smaller battery, Thicker, Less features
₹ 34,999
86
What's better compared to Samsung Galaxy A8 Star?
Performance, Selfies, Design, Storage, Bigger battery, Slimmer, More features
What's weaker compared to Samsung Galaxy A8 Star?
Rear camera, Display

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, Samsung Galaxy A9 Star (in China)
Manufacturer Samsung
AnnouncedJune 2018 (in China)
ReleasedAugust 2018
Body
BuildMetal body, front/ back glass
Colors
Black
White
Dimensions162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm
Weight191 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker, Bixby key
Display
Screen Size6.3 inches
Display TypeBezel-less Super AMOLED Infinity display
ResolutionFHD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density392 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio18.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area80.6% screen-to-body ratio
Protection-
Always On DisplayYes
Glass2.5D curved glass
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM6 GB
GPUAdreno 512
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 400 GB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
User InterfaceSamsung Experience 9.0 UX
Cameras
Rear Camera16 MP + 24 MP Dual cameras with LED flash
Detailsf/1.7 + f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, HDR, Bokeh effect, Panorama, Live Focus, Pro mode, Intellicam (switches between sensors based on light)
Video Recording2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps
Front Camera24 MP
Detailsf/2.0 aperture, Smart Beauty, Pro Lighting, AR Stickers
Video Recording1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (hybrid slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3700 mAh Li-ion battery
Fast ChargingYes, Adaptive Fast Charging, 9V 1.67A
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery No
Talk Timeup to 23 hours
Internet Usageup to 15 hours
Video Playbackup to 19 hours
Audio Playbackup to 59 hours
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Secure Folder
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
USB TypeUSB Type-C
FM RadioYes
NFC Yes
Infrared No
Sound
SpeakersYes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone JackYes, Dolby Atmos (for headphones)
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100)/ 2(1900)/ 3(1800)/ 4(1700/2100)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 12(700)/ 17(700)/ 18(800)/ 19(800)/ 20(800)/ 26(850)/ 28(700), TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat9 450/50 Mbps
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
AssistantSamsung's Bixby
PaymentsSamsung Pay Mini
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, Headphones, Sim ejector tool, Power adapter, USB Type-C cable, User guide & Warranty information
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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