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Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Summary
85%
89%
Display

6" (15.24 cm)

1080x2220 px, 411 PPI

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2220 px, 392 PPI

Performance

Dual + Hexa Core

2.2 GHz + 1.6 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

400 GB (Expandable)

Camera

16 MP (Primary)

16 MP + 8 MP(Front)

16 MP + 24 MP (Primary)

24 MP(Front)

Battery

3500 mAh

23 h talktime (3G)

3700 mAh

23 h talktime (3G)

Expert Rating

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User Rating

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4.2/5 based on 1,505 ratings

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4.4/5 based on 74 ratings

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General
Launch Date

January 20, 2018 (Official)

August 27, 2018 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

Galaxy A8 Star

Operating System

Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 159.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Thickness: 8.3 mm

Height: 162.4 mm
Width: 77 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm

Weight

191 grams

188 grams

Colours

Black, Gold

Black, White

Waterproof

yes Water resistant, IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Display
Very Good
Very Good
Screen Size

6 " (15.24 cm)

6.3 " (16 cm)

Screen Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels

1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

18.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes

Pixel Density

411 ppi

392 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

yes

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

75.82 %

80.91 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956

Processor

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core)

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G71

Adreno 512

RAM

6 GB

6 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 256 GB

yes Up to 400 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 51.2 GB

Up to 49.6 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

Camera
Very Good
Very Good
Main Camera
Resolution

16 MP Primary Camera

16 MP + 24 MP Dual Primary Cameras

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F1.7

Optical Image Stabilisation

no  No

no  No

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4616 x 3464 Pixels

4616 x 3464 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 240 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

16 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras

24 MP Front Camera

Autofocus

no  No

no  No

Physical Aperture

F1.9

F2.0

Flash

no  No

no  No

Camera Features

Fixed Focus

Fixed Focus

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3500 mAh

3700 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 23 Hours(3G)

Up to 23 Hours(3G)

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SAR Value

Head: 0.290 W/kg

Head: 0.179 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v5.0

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

yes

yes

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB Type-C

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia
FM Radio

yes

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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    Answered By Nikita Dasgupta | 2 months ago

    Yes, RealMe 2 does support USB-OTG Connectivity and you can connect your USB Drive to it. 

    Before you connect the drive using OTG cable, you need to enable OTG support on the device. 

    To enable OTG :

    Open Settings-> Additional Settings-> OTG connection. Here you need to enable the option.

    You can find complete specifications here: Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

  • How to set up Wifi Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star ?

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    Answered By Prashant Chattopadhyay | 2 months ago

    Follow the steps below to use Wifi Hotspot in your phone 

    1. Go to "Setting"

    2. Tap on " More"

    3. Then click on " Thethering& Portable Hotspot"


    4. Tap on "Setup Wifi Hotspot"

    5. Enter User ID and Password"

    6. Click on "Ok"



    7. Tap on the " Portable Hotspot Toggle" to turn the Hotspot on or off.

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    Answered By Nityapriya Kadam | 2 months ago

    Taking Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

    1. Navigate to the screen you wish to capture. 
    2. Press and hold the power and volume down button. 
    3. You hear a shutter sound and you are done.
    4. You can find the screenshot in the screenshots folder of your phone.


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  • How to hide or protect apps on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star ?

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    Answered By Priya Patel | 2 months ago

    To hide or protect your apps I would suggest you use App Lock. Heres how.

    1. Download App Lock from the Google Play Store. When you first start the app, you will be prompted to set up an unlock pattern after which you need to provide an email ID for security and backup purposes



    2. You will then be taken to the main screen of the app. Under the Privacy tab, scroll down to find a list of applications that you can lock. Tap on the app name that you want to lock. The first time you lock an app, you will be prompted to grant App Lock Usage data access.

    3. Press the back button to go back to the main menu of App Lock. Now, you can lock any app that you want by simply tapping on the lock icon near its name. At this point, if you try and open any locked application, App Lock will prompt you to enter the unlock pattern that you first created. To make the app use the fingerprint scanner for verification purposes, head over to the Protect tab and enable the Fingerprint lock option.


       

      Now, whenever you open a locked application, you can either unlock it by simply verifying your fingerprint or by entering the unlock pattern. The fingerprints that you have registered for unlocking your device are the ones that will also work with App Lock.

      Here is the video guide to do the same


      You can check the complete specs of this phone: Samsung Galaxy A8 Star



  • How to buy Samsung Galaxy A8 Star on EMI ?

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    Answered By Rahul Jaiteley | 2 months ago

    To buy a phone on EMI, you must have a credit card with the appropriate Credit limit. 

    Then you can head to any online store like Flipkart and Amazon to buy your phone on EMI.

    a. Open the App or website on your phone or PC

    b. Then select the phone you want to buy and press buy now.


    c. Select the Address and Tap on "Continue"




    d. Select the "EMI" option as the mode of payment and Click on Continue.


    e. Select your bank


    f. Select the EMI time period from the options.


    g. Enter your card details and make the payment.


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