Some time ago Samsung presented a new variant of the Galaxy A8 family named the Galaxy A8 Star. When compared with the series that first slid, the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 +, this time Samsung prefers to present a dual camera configuration in the back.
Of course, with the availability of the new variant, users in Nigeria have more diverse options to choose what kind of Samsung smartphone they need. Well, if you are interested in the Galaxy A8 Star, here we present first the Galaxy A8 Star pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages).
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Pros (Advantages)
1. Appearance is quite premium
In terms of design, the Galaxy A8 Star appears with a design offering more or less similar to his brother. Samsung still relies on metal material and a layer of glass that makes it look premium.
2. The screen is unsightly
The Galaxy A8 Star adopts a 6.3-inch Infinity Display screen. The panel used is Super AMOLED Full HD + with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. A combination that we think is very pleasant for users who like to enjoy video content.
The screen of the Galaxy A8 Star is sharp. The colour reproduction is also unsightly, typical of Super AMOLED panels. For use in the sun, the brightness of this screen is able to display images brightly.
3. The camera can be relied upon in adequate light conditions
This smartphone offers a dual camera on the back consisting of 24-megapixels f / 1.7 + 16 megapixels f / 1.7, complete with PDAF. For selfies, there is a 24-megapixel f / 2.0 camera in front.
In our opinion, the Galaxy A8 Star camera is good enough for shooting with ideal light because it can produce sharp photos with accurate colours and still looks capable for low light even though the sharpness is slightly decreased.
4. Okay performance for various needs
Unlike the previous Galaxy A8 duo, the Galaxy A8 Star offers hardware with more attractive performance. Samsung chose to immerse the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC accompanied by 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
This combination has been very sufficient to support a variety of standard needs. For gaming, it’s still okay. You can play popular games smoothly like Mobile Legends and PUBG Mobile.
5. Long battery life
The Galaxy A8 Star comes with a 3700 mAh battery. The relatively large capacity, and indeed proven to be able to make this smartphone light up for a whole day with a normal usage style.
The charging process is quite fast because it is supported by fast charging. From the condition of the battery under 10 percent, the Galaxy A8 Star takes less than 2 hours to be fully charged up to 100 percent.
Samsung doesn’t forget to equip this smartphone with Bixby, a virtual assistant that can help many things. The Galaxy A8 Star has one button specifically dedicated to calling Bixby. The position is on the left, just below the volume adjustment button.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Cons (Disadvantages)
1. Large dimensions
Although it looks quite premium, it must be admitted that with dimensions of 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm Galaxy A8 Star is a huge device. Maybe for some people, the size is rather excessive and less comfortable to operate with one hand.
2. Hybrid slot
For the availability of slots, this smartphone carries a hybrid format that requires you to choose between inserting two SIM-cards or one SIM-card + microSD.
3. Prices are less attractive
Compared to its competitors with specifications, features, and capabilities that are more or less equal, the price of the Galaxy A8 Star is still relatively more expensive, which is in the range of N130,000 naira.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Key Specs
Here are the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star key specifications (Click here for full specifications)
|Display||6.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2220 pixels|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo OS (Samsung Experience 9.0 UX)|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Processor|
|Storage||64GB ROM + 4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)|
|Camera||24 + 16MP Rear / 24MP Front (With LED light)|
|Price||N130,000 – N140,000|
Well, that’s some of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star pros and cons you should know. Hopefully, this article can help you make a buying choice!