Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Review

Score: 82.1 / 100

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is a wonderful phone launched in August 2018, coming with a large 6.3 inches screen, a high performance 2.2 gigahertz Octa-Core processor, and 2 cameras, a 16 megapixels back side camera and a 24 mega-pixels front facing camera. Let's take a deeper sight of what this phone has to offer.

Samsung decided to equip this cellphone using a high performance Octa-Core CPU clocking at 2200 MHz, packed into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 chip and a huge 6 GB RAM memory. This cellphone comes with an awesome 64 GB internal storage memory and an SD card slot, which allows you to install tons of apps, games, pictures and videos without having to worry about how much storage capacity is left.

Even though this device is only 6.39 inches long and 3.03 inches wide, it's still able to fit a a 6.3 inches screen. Being just 0.3 inches thick,this device is extremely slim and practical. This cellphone construction is a mix of Glass and Metal . The A8 Star feels much lighter than what you would expect from a cellphone this size. This cellphone is sold in 2 different color options, black and white.

The A8 Star has two cameras, a 16 megapixels back side camera and a 24 mega-pixels front-facing camera. Its back side camera lens has a f/1.7 aperture so it can capture clear pictures even in low light environments. It is also able to film 3840x2160 4K videos at 30 frames per second.

This cellphone has an awesome 1080 x 2220 6.3" screen, which makes everything look absolutely great.

The A8 Star offers wi-fi capability (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a wireless modem), 4G LTE-A super fast internet connection and also HSPA+ data connection (which is a slower 4G type) and the fastest 3G data connection, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This cellphone works with a Nano SIM card for GSM services.

This phone uses a 3700 mAh long lasting Li - Ion non-replaceable battery, enough to provide the A8 Star with a marvelous battery duration. An issue to consider is that the A8 Star's battery is non-removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to last shorter, even though with its 3700 mAh you will probably discard this device before that becomes an issue.

The A8 Star also includes many interesting characteristics such as Fingerprint Identification, Face ID, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth (5.0 ), GPS Localization and FM Radio, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.

No matter whether you need this phone for work, you love taking photos, want a cellphone to mostly use social networks or want it for playing games, this phone is very appropiate for you. The A8 Star sells with SIM Removal Tool, Headphones, Charger, Documentation and USB Type-C cable.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo
Also Known As:Samsung SM-G885F
Dimensions:6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 inchesMetric16.23 x 7.7 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:6.74 ouncesMetric191.08 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Materials:Glass and Metal
Accessories:Charger, Documentation , Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, USB Type-C cable
Release date:2018-08-27


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:6.3 inchesMetric16 cmImperial
Resolution:2220 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:392 pixels per inchMetric154.33 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660
Processor:Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm (Octa-Core 2200 MHz)
RAM Memory:6 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 512
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 400 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3700 mAh


Back camera:16 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.36 inches (1/2.8")
Front camera:24 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor