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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Unboxing And First Impressions

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Unboxing And First Impressions

Discover The New Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Hands on
Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Samsung

Model / Variant

Galaxy A8 Star

Launch Date

24th Aug 2018

Dimensions

62.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm

Weight

191 gm

Design

2.5D Glass Front
3D Glass Back
Metal Frame

Colors

Black
White

Display Size and Type

6.3 inch
Super AMOLED Display

Display Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
FHD+
18.5:9 ratio
392 ppi density

Protection

Gorilla Glass ( Unspecified )

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 : SDM660

CPU

Octa-core
4 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260
4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260

GPU

Adreno 512

Memory Storage

64 GB

RAM

4 GB

Memory Expandability

400GB

Operating System

Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Samsung Experience UI 9.0

Primary Camera

24 MP, f/1.7 +
16 MP, f/1.7

Camera Features

PDAF
LED flash
Panorama
HDR

Primary Video

2160p @ 30fps
1080p @ 60fps

Secondary Camera

24 MP
f/2.0

Secondary Camera Video

1080p@30fps

Battery

Non-removable
Li-Ion
3700 mAh

2G Network

GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

3G Network

B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)

4G / LTE Network

B1(2100), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700)
B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
USB Type C

SIM Type

Nano-SIM + Nano SIM
Nano-SIM + MicroSD

SAR Value

0.179 W/kg

Other Features

Fingerprint Scanner
Face ID

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has been launched in India at a competitive price of Rs 34,990. Launched between the 30-35k price bracket, the Samsung A8 Star packs a whole lot of features.

Design:

The design of the A8 Star looks and also feels premium. With a glass body and metallic frame, the A8 Star sits comfortably in your hands. The A8 Star comes with Infinity display and has thin bezels at the top and bottom. The back of the phone houses dual camera setup and a rectangular fingerprint scanner. The A8 star also comes with a headphone jack and a dedicated Bixby button to the left.

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
  • In-Ear Earphones
  • USB C Cable
  • Fast Charger
  • Sim Ejector Tool
  • Documentation
Display:

The 6.3-inch Super AMOLED infinity display gives the vibrant Samsung display experience. Along with this, the phone has a ‘always on’ feature which ensures that notifications and other information is available throughout. The phone also offers great viewing angles, however the phone does not have  S pen support like the Note Series.

Once inside, we see the familiar Samsung launcher and come across a few pre installed apps. Other than some Samsung apps, it is pre loaded with a few Microsoft Office apps which cannot be uninstalled. The device runs Android 8.0 and the Samsung experience 9. The A8 star can access the Bixby assistant by using the dedicated button and upon swiping up one can access Samsung Pay Mini. However, payments can only be made over NFC.

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Camera:

The device houses a unique dual camera setup. It uses the dual intellicam system from Samsung and has 16MP+24MP cameras both with an aperture of f/1.7. The 24MP camera uses the TetraCell technology to capture pictures in lowlight conditions. The Tetra Cell uses 4 pixels instead of 1 pixel in lowlight conditions and then combines those 4 pixels into 1 pixel to give you the best output. The main camera captures 4K video at 30fps. In the front we have a 24MP camera that uses a variety of creative effects to give a sharper image. A number of AR stamps, stickers and filters add to the experience.

Chipset, Battery & Storage:

 

The A8 Star houses a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset with an Adreno 512 GPU. It has 4GB of ram and 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 400GB. Powered by a 3700 mAh battery, the A8 Star comes with adaptive fast charging with a 9V, 1.67 A charger.

Additionally, it has a fingerprint sensor at the back and also comes with Face Detection. For more about the experience of using the Galaxy A8 Star, check out our video below.

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Mukund Krishna Kumar
Mukund Krishna Kumar
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