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Summary
90%
86%
Display

6.2" (15.75 cm)

1440x2960 px, 531 PPI

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2220 px, 392 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 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

12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

16 MP + 24 MP (Primary)

24 MP(Front)

Battery

3500 mAh

24 h talktime (3G)

3700 mAh

23 h talktime (3G)

Expert Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

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User Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.6/5 based on 1,970 ratings

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4.2/5 based on 1,088 ratings

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General
Launch Date

May 5, 2017 (Official)

August 27, 2018 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy S8 Plus

Galaxy A8 Star

Operating System

Android v7.0 (Nougat)

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

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: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm

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

Weight

173 grams

188 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Colours

Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold

Black, White

Waterproof

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Display
Excellent
Very Good
Screen Size

6.2 " (15.75 cm)

6.3 " (16 cm)

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

18.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes

Pixel Density

531 ppi

392 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

83.7 %

80.91 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956

Processor

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

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

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G71 MP20

Adreno 512

RAM

4 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 52.3 GB

Up to 49.6 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Excellent
Very Good
Main Camera
Resolution

12 MP Primary Camera

16 MP + 24 MP Dual Primary Cameras

Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F1.7

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

no  No

Flash

yes Dual-color LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 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

8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus

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

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 240 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

8 MP Front Camera

24 MP Front Camera

Autofocus

yes

no  No

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F2.0

Flash

yes Screen flash

no  No

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Fixed Focus

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3500 mAh

3700 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 24 Hours(3G)

Up to 23 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

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 2300(band 40)
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) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
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 2300(band 40)
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) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
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
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 0.179 W/kg

Wi-Fi

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

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

no  No

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Heart Rate Monitor

yes

IRIS Scanner

yes

Other Sensors

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

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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  • How to enable VOLTE on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star ?

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    Answered By Prince Chande | 12 months ago

    You don't need to enable VoLTE. Insert the Jio (VoLTE enabled) in any slot. By default, VoLTE will be active. If it is not, you can change the network preferences from Network option in settings.

    1. Tap Settings > More.
    2. Tap Cellular networks > IMS Settings > Voice over LTE On/ Off.

    You can find full specifications here: Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

  • Does Samsung Galaxy A8 Star support Fast Charging?

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    Answered By Nisha Bhatnagar | 12 months ago

    Honestly speaking, fast charging is the most relevant and important feature these days in phones. You can charge your phone fully within munites while you are getting ready to leave your home. Yes, Samsung Galaxy A8 Star supports fast charging. It has a type C port which enables fast charging. The 3700mAh battery, if optimized and used correctly, it could give more than a day's battery backup.


    You can find complete specs here: Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

  • Does Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus support OTG?

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    Answered By Tisha Rangarajan | 1 years ago
    Yes it has otg ,Other connectivity section, the smartphone offers a wide range of options like a single SIM slot, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, advanced Bluetooth v4.2, mobile hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, A-GPS, Glonass, a type C USB port and NFCSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Does Samsung Galaxy Note 8 support VoLTE?

    Answered By Rahul Singh | 1 years ago
    Yes it does. And as a matter of fact Note 8 also supports 4G lte+.
  • How to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star ?

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    Answered By Nityapriya Kadam | 12 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.


    You can see full specifications here: Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

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