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Summary
90%
85%
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 1,996 ratings

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4.2/5 based on 1,719 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, 15W

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


Back: Gorilla Glass


Back: Gorilla Glass

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
Camera Setup

Single

Dual

Resolution

12 MP f/1.7 (upto 8x Digital Zoom), Wide Angle Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size)

16 MP f/1.7 Primary Camera(27 mm focal length, 2.8" sensor size, 0.9µm pixel size)24 MP f/1.7 Camera

Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

CMOS image 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
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

8 MP f/1.7 Primary Camera(25 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size)

24 MP f/2.0 Primary 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, 15W

yes Fast

USB Type-C

yes

yes

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
Read More..

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: 0.179 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

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 | 2 years 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

  • How to record calls on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star ?

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    Answered By Pavithra Aggarwal | 2 years ago

    To record calls on Your phone Follow the steps below:

    1. Download the ACR call recording app from the play store


    2. Then Follow the instructions from the app and allow all the access to the app as shown in the Image below

    3. Ten Tap the three bar on the top left of the app.



    4. 5. There you will find the Enable option on the top.



    6. Enable it and enjoy the app.


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


    You can also check this video for more detailed information



  • Does Samsung Galaxy A8 Star support OTG?

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    Answered By Nikita Dasgupta | 2 years 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

  • Does Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus support OTG?

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    Answered By Tisha Rangarajan | 2 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
  • How to cast my Samsung Galaxy A8 Star screen on TV ?

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    Answered By Raj Patil | 2 years ago

    To cast your phone screen on your TV you need to have Chromecast. 

    Follow the steps to successfully cast your screen-


    Before you begin casting

    1. Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.

    2. The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.

    3. You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store.




    Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

    1. Make sure that the phone you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in. 

    Open a Chromecast-enabled app.

    2. Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension. Note: The Cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.

    3. Tap the device you'd like to cast to.



    4. When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting you know you're connected.

    5. Select the app like Youtube, Browser, Google Music etc and look for the Cast icon as shown in the image below.

    You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.

    To stop casting, tap the Cast button and then Disconnect.

    You can also watch this step-by-step guide to do the same


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


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