Samsung Galaxy A8 Star vs Galaxy A8+ vs Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star vs Galaxy A8 Plus vs Galaxy A8

Samsung is on the race track with mid range smartphones. They now have a new Galaxy A series phone and that too under A8 sub group. The number of brothers are increasing rapidly but there is a reason to that. Galaxy A8 smartphones are the top end models of Samsung’s A lineup. Now this year we have three phones with almost same name but different specs. These are Samsung’s mid range offers and we are going to compare all these phones.Samsung Galaxy A8+ and Galaxy A8 came at January 2018 and the A8 Star debuted this August in Asian countries. These are pretty different phones and have special place in the market. The earlier normal A8 Plus and A8 were the original updated phone for mid range but the A8 Star is for the new competition of the market.

The mid range market is very hot these days and it is because most people are now in this segment. People who used to but upper budget range smartphones are now shifting to mid range and flagship mobiles. So let us just start ts comparison by listing specifications of all these phones. So this is the comparison of Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Vs Galaxy A8 Plus.

Galaxy A8 Star Galaxy A8+
6.3″ SAMOLED Screen 6″ Super AMOLED screen
1080×2220 Screen resolution 1080×2220 Screen resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (8 Core) Exynos 7885 Chipset (8 Core)
2.2 GHz + 1.8 GHz Quad Core sets 2.2 GHz Dual Core, 1.6 GHz Hexa core sets
4 GB RAM 4/ 6 GB RAM
64 GB Storage 32/64 GB On-board Storage
24 MP + 16 MP f/1.7 Rear Camera 16 MP f/1.7 Back Camera
24 MP f/2.0 Front Camera 16 MP + 8 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera
3700 mAh Battery 3500 mAh Battery

These are the differences between the Galaxy A8+ and Galaxy A8 Star. Now let’s have a look at the original A8 as well. So below is the comparison of Galaxy A8 Plus vs Galaxy A8.

Galaxy A8+ Galaxy A8
6″ Super AMOLED screen 5.6″ SAMOLED Screen
1080×2220 Screen resolution 1080×2220 Screen resolution
Exynos 7885 Chipset (8 Core) Exynos 7885 Chipset
2.2 GHz Dual Core, 1.6 GHz Hexa core sets 2.2 GHz Dual Core, 1.6 GHz Six core sets
4/ 6 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
32/64 GB On-board Storage 32/64 GB Storage
16 MP f/1.7 Primary Camera 16 MP f/1.7 Rear Camera
16 MP + 8 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera 16 MP + 8 MP f/1.9 Front Camera
3500 mAh Battery 3000 mAh Battery

In Depth Comparison and Analysis

Looking at all of these phones we see Samsung using their best Super AMOLED screen at same resolution. But the size is different in each which means difference in Pixel density so the best pixel density is in Galaxy A8. Looking at other specs, we find that new A8 Star has better chipset and camera. It also boasts bigger battery and screen than other two brothers.

Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus have same cameras but A8 Star is different. The old A8 phones have dual cameras at front side while Star has dual setup at rear side. This new Star edition can record videos at 2160p at 30 fps but older versions can’t so we give it a big thumbs up. Also the pixel count on both sides of the Galaxy A8 star is higher at 24 MP which gives it better rating and results. Regarding the memory and storage, A8+ has a lead with 6 GB RAM but storage case is same for all. The thing to look is bigger battery which is present in the Galaxy A8 Star.

In our view the design change or camera placement change is one of the most noticeable thing. We liked it in the middle above fingerprint scanner. Except this we are happy to see Samsung bring 2160p recording, new chipset and more features in mid range. There are lots of competition in mid range segment and we wish to see more better phones in budget and this range from Samsung. All three of these phones are pretty good but if we are to decide, we would rather go with A8 Star among these and would pick A8 for its size because many people love small phones.


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About the Author: Abhishek Chand

Structural Engineer by profession. Computer and smartphone enthusiast. Tech-savvy blogger and former Gadget reviewer of AP1 HD TV and TechnoNepal.

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