Go 0 – 100% In Less than 1hr+ With Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Samsung Galaxy A8 star black front featured

Samsung Galaxy A8 star is the star of the show as it comes with more amazing and mind blowing features than its sibling from the A series A8 and A8 plus, the smartphone was released on August 2018.

The smartphone has a FHD + super AMOLED display with an aluminum and glass design and a dimension measuring 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm or 6.39 x 3.03x 0.30 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 191 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 star is available in two colors which are White, and Black,while there are 2 available models or trims of the Samsung Galaxy A8 which are the 32GB model and 64GB model. The phone also has a 6GB RAM which is same as that of the galaxy A8+

The processor found in A8 star is very faster, even faster than the Exynos in Samsung Galaxy A8+, snapdragon 660 is fast and effective giving off a performance that is very similar to that of the processor found in iPhone 8 plus, Asus Zenfone 5Zz and Oneplus 6.

The device also comes with a finger print sensor which allows user to open their phone in a second, the speed of this finger print sensor can be compared to that of Huawei P20 Pro which opens the device in less than a second.

The battery life of the phone is also very good. In one charge, it can achieve 16 hours 56 minutes usage which is pretty impressive. The phone also supports fast charge, it can charge from 0 to 50% in just 44 minutes and 0 to 100% in 1 hour 44 minutes when the bundled adaptive fast charger is used.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Features

Resolution  1080 x 2220 pixel
Display 6.3 inches
OS Android 8.0oreo
Rear Camera Dual 24-megapixel + 16-megapixel
Front Camera 24-megapixel
RAM 6GBRAM
microSD Storage Up to 512GB
Battery 3700 mAH
Design Glass and Aluminum

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy A8 star cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy A8 star in the US for $399  depending on online retailer you choose from below. while those in EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy A8 star for €350 .

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In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy A8 star in Nigeria for ₦190,000 and Kenya for KSh 49,900 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy A8 star is RS 39,999.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!

PROS

  • Good camera
  • Solid build quality
  • Good performance
  • huge and color-rich display
  • Finger print sensor

CONS

  • Quite expensive
  • Heavy
  • No light sensor

Display

The Samsung Galaxy A8 star sports a FHD + Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 80.6% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 6.3 inches with screen resolution at 1080 pixel by 2220 pixel and screen density, PPI at 399 pixel per inch.

The 6.3-inch screen comes with an extra-tall 18.5:9 shape, making the phone look tall and less wide. The vivid super AMOLED display is sure to give users an amazing and enjoyable viewing experience.

Design

The device has similar design as A8 star, it has a back glass back, glass front, and a band of aluminum around the sides. The glass is curved both at the front and back, the front , with plain finishes like black and white The colors are very plain as there is no light reactive layers to make the colors look sharp.

A8 star is not IP68 certified which is quite disappointing for a phone in this price range, its bother phone A8 plus comes with IP68 water/dust proof, this proof protects the device from water as deep as 1.5mm for about 30 minutes.

The phone also has a 3.5mm head phone jack at the bottom and a finger print sensor at the back, the finger print sensor is in circular square shape . The bottom also houses a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-c cable.

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Performance

Samsung Galaxy A8 star runs on Android 8.0 oreo operating system with performance backed by a 4/6GB RAM and Octa – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×2.2 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz. The Internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 32GB/64GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 512GB.

The phone runs on a powerful processor, the Snapdragon 660 which is very fast and ensures smooth and baggage free running of the device. The device has a 6GB RAM which gives immense support to the processor.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy A8 star houses a dual 24-megapixel + 16-megapixel intelli-cam rear or primary camera with f/1.7 aperture while a 24-megapixel l front or secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.

A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

The device has a dual lens rear camera which is awesome and gives off a very clear and bright photo and video and also allows users create image with blur background using the brokeh effect, the phone also features low light performance and auto focus.

In terms of deliver, the front camera also gives very clear and vibrant selfie with its large pixel while dual rear intelli-cam camera is paired with pro lighting and smart beauty specs that aids the camera in producing breath taking image.

Battery Caapcity and Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A8 star packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3700mAh to power all the above features and more. The battery life of the phone is very decent but not awesome. It can last up to 220 hours on stand by and 22 hours of talk time.

The phone also features fast charging 9v/1.67A, this allows the phone charge very fast.

The smartphone supports connectivity options like WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass but does not have barometer.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Samsung Galaxy A8 star
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released June 2018
Dimensions and Size 162.4 x 77 x7.6 mm (6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 inches)
Weight (in grams) 191 g
Colors Black, white
Number of SIM One or Two
SIM Single or Dual SIM
Material Glass and Aluminum
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Battery  
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge No
Wireless Charging No
Display  
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 6.3 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 80.6%
Resolution 1080 x 2220  pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 392 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Software  
Operating System Android 8.0 oreo
Hardware  
Processor Type or Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 snapdragon 660
Processor Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz kryo 260 and 4 x 1.8GHz kryo260)
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 32GB and 64GB models
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 512GB
Camera  
Front or Secondary 24-megapixel f/1.9 aperture
Rear or Primary Dual 24-megapixel + 16-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Connectivity  
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port No
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors  
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes – rear mounted
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer Yes
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor No
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