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Old 07-07-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Samsung Galaxy A8 Star - Life perfectly expressed

Samsung Singapore just launched the brand new Galaxy A8 Star today!


Highlights:
- 16MP + 24MP Rear Dual Camera & 24MP Front Camera
- 6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display
- Large 3,700mAH Battery & MicroSD (Up to 400GB)

The Galaxy A8 Star comes in..
Black:




White:




Specs:
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:44 PM   #2
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Samsung Singapore:
Express yourself the way you want with the Galaxy A8 Star.
Boasting a powerful 24MP Front Camera and 16MP + 24MP Dual Rear Camera alongside a 6.3" Super AMOLED Infinity Display, you'll be free to experience life in stunning detail.

Now available islandwide from $748 (RRP). Learn more at: http://spr.ly/6187Dopc7. T&Cs apply.


Also available in Singtel, StarHub and M1.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #3
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Am keen but wondering dual SIM is 4G + 3G.

As if 2G would not serve much purpose but to have microSD card instead.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:22 PM   #4
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Am keen but wondering dual SIM is 4G + 3G.

As if 2G would not serve much purpose but to have microSD card instead.
The A8 Star does support 4G+3G dual SIM, with the hybrid 3-choose-2 card tray.

Taiwan's A8 Star is said to receive a software upgrade in the near future, that will enable 4G+4G, not too sure if it's applicable to Singapore's A8 Star too..
https://www.sogi.com.tw/articles/dual_4g_lte/6250955
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:28 PM   #5
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The A8 Star does support 4G+3G dual SIM, with the hybrid 3-choose-2 card tray.

Taiwan's A8 Star is said to receive a software upgrade in the near future, that will enable 4G+4G, not too sure if it's applicable to Singapore's A8 Star too..
https://www.sogi.com.tw/articles/dual_4g_lte/6250955
Thanks for the info.

Going to checkout the phone physically before doing early recontract.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:39 PM   #6
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Play with it camera quite good seem better then it’s older bro the a8
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Old 14-07-2018, 11:05 AM   #7
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Looks like no notification LED.....
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Old 14-07-2018, 03:04 PM   #8
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Why no waterproofing unlike the other A8 series?

And the Nokia 7 plus costs 150$ less, while offering comparable specs. Will only sell because of Samsung dominance.
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Old 14-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #9
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Bought a white one today. I like the angular shape of it

One thing I dread is why they positioned the fingerprint scanner so high up. It would have been a lot more comfortable if they lower it.

Oh, and A8 Star does have a notification LED after all
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Old 14-07-2018, 09:30 PM   #10
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Hows the cams? Thinking of getting for wife but the cams duno hw
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Old 14-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #11
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3700ma battery is good feature to me.
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Old 15-07-2018, 07:25 AM   #12
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For a cellphone that markets its awesome AI beauty mode, it does an awful job at beautifying actual pics. Its Bokeh and beauty mode falls behind the quality of Huawei P20 Pro, Oppo R11s and even Redmi Note 5

Something odd is that while the beauty mode is weak, even when pushed to max in normal selfie mode, its skin smoothening effect actually became better in Selfie focus (Portrait aka Bokeh) mode.

To be fair, the 24mp selfie cam does take good sharp pics in good light, if you are already good looking and not need any beauty mode 😁

The rear camera takes good pics in dim light probably due to its F1.7 lens.

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Old 15-07-2018, 05:35 PM   #13
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Dropped by Singtel shop today to see see look look and saw this star. My sister considering this and the A8+.

In terms of specs the star lose out on the water resistant features, 2Gb of ram but stands out on the camera, bigger screen and bigger battery.

Tough choice though.
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Old 15-07-2018, 06:23 PM   #14
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This has got to be one of Samsung's most battery-efficient cellphones. Standby time is especially impressive, up there with Huawei P20 Pro

Volume is at best average though.
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Old 16-07-2018, 11:01 AM   #15
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Dropped by Singtel shop today to see see look look and saw this star. My sister considering this and the A8+.

In terms of specs the star lose out on the water resistant features, 2Gb of ram but stands out on the camera, bigger screen and bigger battery.

Tough choice though.
Same here. Decision between this $748 vs Mi Mix 2s at $699. Mi Mix 2s win by processor (SD845 vs SD660), and wireless charging. However, Miui is quite disappointed.
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