This is a list of Samsung Galaxy mobile phones which have a price range of 300 US dollars, and here are 8 phones that we can add in this category. The phones are Galaxy Note edge (SM-N915F) (2014), Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G9287Z) (2015), Galaxy A9 Pro (A910F) (2016), Galaxy A5 (A520F) (2017), Galaxy J8 SM-J810Y (2018), Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8 Star (2018), and Galaxy A6+ (2018).

Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A6+with Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A6+ – samsung.com

Galaxy A6+ is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in May 2018. That has a size of 6.0 inches, with Super AMOLED 2220 x 1080 FHD+ display, which weighs 191 grams and a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 256 GB and offers Single/Dual Nano SIM (2G/3G/4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 mobile processor with Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system, and Octa-Core (1.8GHz) CPU, which is supported by 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP + 5.0 MP main camera, and 24.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: May 2018
Size: 6.0 inches (Super AMOLED)
Resolution: FHD+ 2220 x 1080
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB
Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
CPU: Octa-Core (1.8GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP + 5.0 MP
Front camera: 24.0 MP
External memory: Up to 256 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Single/Dual Nano SIM (2G/3G/4G)
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh
Weight: 191 grams

For physical appearance and resolution, this phone is in line with the latest smartphone trends. Because the 6.0-inch FHD+ display seems enough for users to enjoy a more immersive experiences without interruption.

As for the camera, the Galaxy A6+ has a three-level front flash adjustment to avoid image degradation and glare when shooting during the day and night. Because this phone has a front camera measuring 24 MP with an F1.9 aperture lens that can make more light when shooting in a darker environment. To support more satisfying photo results, this phone also has several built-in features to set various camera modes, stickers, and creative filters so that images and photos feel more alive and also to organize images and videos based on themes. There is also the Live Focus function to adjust the depth of the field manually before and after shooting for better management of focus.

The Galaxy A6+ has the Pair Application feature, which allows users to monitor and manage two applications simultaneously for a smoother experience. Therefore we can launch two applications simultaneously, such as video and messenger, and view them side by side to make multitasking easier.

Then, there is also a Dual Messenger feature that makes it easier for us to connect to two different Messenger accounts on the messenger application. Although this also depends on the policies of each application, and on a single sim model this feature might not be available.

In addition, there are other features available on this mobile phone such as Face Recognition (finger detection), fingerprint scanning (Secure fingerprint scanning), Secure Folder (data storage security), Samsung Cloud (back up datas), Samsung Health (to monitor user health), and Bixby (Personal mobile manager, enhancing user experiences).

But keep in mind, sometimes these features may not be available on all Galaxy A6+ products. Because, these features are very relative and vary in each country. To get Gear Fit and other supporting equipment we have to buy it personally, because these equipment are sold separately.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star with Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star – samsung.com

Galaxy A8 Star is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in June 2018. That has a size of 6.3 inches, with FHD+ 2220 x 1080 Super AMOLED display, which weighs 191 grams and a non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 400 GB and offers Hybrid Dual Nano-SIM model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 mobile processor with Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system, and Octa-Core (2.2GHz, 1.8GHz) CPU, which is supported by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP + 24.0 MP main camera, and 24.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: June 2018
Size: 6.3 inches
Resolution: FHD+ 2220 x 1080 (Super AMOLED)
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 64 GB
Processor: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
CPU: Octa-Core (2.2GHz, 1.8GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP + 24.0 MP
Front camera: 24.0 MP
Internal memory: 49.6 GB
External memory: Up to 400 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Hybrid Dual Nano-SIM (2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD)
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh
Weight: 191 grams

If we look at the size, resolution, design and appearance, the Galaxy A8 Star has an ergonomic design and close without a frame that can provide a more immersive viewing experience for users. This phone has a slim design and smooth side, making it more comfortable when held.

The Galaxy A8 Star’s dual rear camera is equipped with a 16 megapixel and 24 megapixel camera sensor which is great for us to shoot sharp images on sunny days and low light at night. By manually setting it into fields to focus on objects, this phone can capture stunning images, minimize noise, and take clear photos even in dark environments.

The Galaxy A8 Star also includes several creative image editors and lighting effects, including Smart Beauty and Pro Lighting, along with AR stickers to personalize selfies, set in better light before sharing the photos with others. In addition, this smartphone also has several camera features and other creative filters to organize images and videos based on the desired theme.

In addition, this phone is reportedly also supporting the Dual Messenger feature, which can connect with two different messenger accounts on each messenger applications. Thus we can distinguish between work messages and private chat easily. But maybe this feature is also affected by the messenger applications itself, and on a single SIM model it might not be available.

The Galaxy A8 Star has the Pair Application feature, which allows us to monitor and manage two applications simultaneously for a smoother experience. You can launch two applications simultaneously, such as video and messenger, and view them side by side to make multitasking easier.

Then, in the device there are also other advanced features that are relative in nature, ranging from Bixby that are useful for improving user experience, Secure Folders for storage security issues, Samsung Helath with Gear Fit that can track your activity level, nutritional habits, and sleep patterns.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018with Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 – samsung.com

Galaxy A8 is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in January 2018. That has a size of 5.6 Inches, with Super AMOLED FHD+ 2220 x 1080 display, which weighs 172 grams and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Non-removable) battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 256/400 GB and offers Single/Dual Nano SIM (dual stand-by; 2G,3G,4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Exynos 7885 Octa mobile processor with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system, Upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), and Octa-Core (2.2GHz, 1.6GHz) CPU, which is supported by 4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP main camera, and 16.0 MP + 8.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: January 2018
Size: 5.6 Inches
Resolution: FHD+ 2220 x 1080 (Super AMOLED)
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32/64 GB
Processor: Exynos 7885 Octa
OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
CPU: Octa-Core (2.2GHz, 1.6GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP
Front camera: 16.0 MP + 8.0 MP
Internal memory: 22.7 GB
External memory: Up to 256/400 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Single/Dual Nano SIM (dual stand-by; 2G,3G,4G)
Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Non-removable)
Weight: 172 grams

The striking difference between the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ is the size, battery and weight. while for features and cameras there are no significant differences or may not be there at all.

The screen of the Galaxy A8 has a Super AMOLED FHD + screen that measures 5.6 inches, so it is quite capable for us to feel more on what we watch on the screen and cinematic with Infinity Display ratio 18, 5: 9 and wider horizontal display. With Infinity Display, which is larger than the screen, it also gives us the flexibility to see more in one view.

Some reliable sources, including Samsung, say that the Galaxy A8 has good resistance to splashes of water and dust. As quoted on the Samsung website itself which explains that this phone can be immersed for 30 minutes in fresh water at a maximum depth of 1.5 M. But that does not mean this phone can withstand heavy rain and large water splashes, especially if carried swimming for hours, certainly won’t hold it.

In terms of the camera, the Galaxy A8 is quite unique from the others. Because this phone puts a dual camera (dual camera) not on the back like other smartphones, but on the front. Maybe this phone really prioritizes selfie and wefies shooting models for its users. No half-hearted, the dual front camera of this phone is 16.0 MP + 8.0 MP, while for the main camera (rear) is 16.0 MP. Either in light-filled shots or darker places, with a F1.7 lens, 1, 12 pixels, and 1/2.8″ sensor, it can take more light around objects and make photos sharp and details.

The device also has a Live focus feature for the Dual Front Camera, which makes the moment of selfie even more exciting. Our selfie photos will look more with effects that give the impression of blurring (bokeh) on your background photos. We can also activate the beauty effects that are also available on this cellphone before taking photos, which can make selfie and wefie results more beautiful. But this beauty feature can only be used on the front camera.

On this smartphone there are also other advanced features that can make the user experience better. Starting from the Bixby feature, face detection (Face recognition) to open the phone screen, Dual Messenger that can connect 2 different messenger accounts on the messenger application. Need to be reminded, some trusted sources including Samsung itself said that Face recognition is a less safe choice when compared to pattern, PIN or password.

Then there is also a Secure Folder feature that is useful for storing sensitive-and-personal datas. Another feature is adaptive Wi-Fi that can save data packages and battery become more efficient and economical. Wearables to track workout, Gear VR to explore new dimensions, and Samsung Connect to control smart home.

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Samsung Galaxy J8 SM-J810Y (2018)

Samsung Galaxy J8 SM-J810 with Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J8 SM-J810 – samsung.com

Galaxy J8 SM-J810Y is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in July 2018. That has a size of 6.0 inches, with HD+ 1480 x 720 Super AMOLED display, which weighs 177 grams and a Li-Ion 3500 mAh (Non-removable) battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 256 GB and offers Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 mobile processor with Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system, and Octa-Core (1.8GHz) CPU, which is supported by 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP + 5.0 MP main camera, and 16.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: July 2018
Size: 6.0 inches
Resolution: HD+ 1480 x 720 (Super AMOLED)
RAM: 3/4 GB
ROM: 32/64 GB
Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
CPU: Octa-Core (1.8GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP + 5.0 MP
Front camera: 16.0 MP
Internal memory: 22.3 GB
External memory: Up to 256 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G)
Battery: Li-Ion 3500 mAh (Non-removable)
Weight: 177 grams

Infinity display – with a 6.0″ HD+ Super AMOLED screen and a 18.5: 9 ratio, the Galaxy J8 is capable of displaying live images/videos on the screen. This phone maximizes the available screen coverage for a better viewing experience. With smooth curves and a sleek finish, this phone also feels very comfortable when held.

With a wide screen, multitasking activities including games, texting, and browsing will be better. Pair Application allows us to watch videos and send messages simultaneously, so that we can continue watching video clips without having to exit one of the applications.

The Galaxy J8 has low openings with a Dual Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera (F1.9) lens to help you capture secrets in dim lighting environments. Thanks to the help of the three-level front LED flash, the selfie will feel more radiant.

This dual camera allows shooting with professional bokeh effects, so the subject and shape are very prominent. With Direct Focus, we can adjust the depth of the field manually before and after shooting for better management of focus. In order for the desired results to be better, we can also take advantage of various cameras and creative filters that are also available on the device.

In terms of security, this mobile phone supports Face Recognition technology that allows us to unlock the cellphone instantly just by holding it to your face. Then the fingerprint feature that makes it easy for us to browse or enter the application only with fingerprint scanning. Then the Samsung Secure Folder that allows us to create private and encrypted space to store content such as photos, documents and sound recording files under an additional layer of protection.

This smartphone also supports Dual Messenger, which allows us to connect to two different chat accounts on the messenger application. On the J8 there is also a Samsung Cloud with a capacity of up to 15 GB. Then the Samsung Health feature that monitors the level of user activity, nutritional habits and sleep patterns.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (A520F) (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)with Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – samsung.com

Galaxy A5 (A520F) is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in January 2017. That has a size of 5.2 inches, with Super AMOLED FHD 1920 x 1080 display, which weighs 159 grams and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Non-removable) battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 256 GB (MicroSD) and offers Singel/Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Exynos 7880 Octa mobile processor with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system, upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), and Octa-core (1.9 GHz) CPU, which is supported by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP main camera, and 16.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: January 2017
Size: 5.2 inches
Resolution: FHD 1920 x 1080 (Super AMOLED)
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 32 GB
Processor: Exynos 7880 Octa
OS: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
CPU: Octa-core (1.9 GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP
Front camera: 16.0 MP
Internal memory: 23.1 GB
External memory: Up to 256 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Singel/Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G)
Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Non-removable)
Weight: 159 grams

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (A910F) (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A9 Prowith Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro – samsung.com

Galaxy A9 Pro (A910F) is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in May 2016. That has a size of 6.0 inches, with Super AMOLED FHD 1920 x 1080 display, which weighs 210 grams and a Li-Ion 5000 mAh (Non-removable) battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 256 GB (MicroSD) and offers Single/Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 mobile processor with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system, upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat), and Octa-core (1.8GHz, 1.4GHz) CPU, which is supported by 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP main camera, and 8.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: May 2016
Size: 6.0 inches
Resolution: FHD 1920 x 1080 (Super AMOLED)
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
OS: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU: Octa-core (1.8GHz, 1.4GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP
Front camera: 8.0 MP
Internal memory: 23.4 GB
External memory: Up to 256 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Single/Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G)
Battery: Li-Ion 5000 mAh (Non-removable)
Weight: 210 grams

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G9287Z) (2015)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (2015) SM-G9287Zwith Specifications

Galaxy S6 edge+ (2015) SM-G9287Z – samsung.com

Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G9287Z) is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in August 2015. That has a size of 5.7 inches, with Dual Edge Super AMOLED Quad HD 2560 x 1440 display, which weighs 153 grams and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Non-removable) battery. This smart phone offers Single/Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Exynos 7420 Octa mobile processor with Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system, Upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat), and Octa-Core (2.1GHz, 1.5GHz) CPU, which is supported by 4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP main camera, and 5.0 MP front camera for selfies.

Released: August 2015
Size: 5.7 inches
Resolution: Quad HD 2560 x 1440 (Dual Edge Super AMOLED)
RAM: 4 GB
ROM: 32/64 GB
Processor: Exynos 7420 Octa
OS: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU: Octa-Core (2.1GHz, 1.5GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP
Front camera: 5.0 MP
Internal memory: 25/54.1 GB
External memory: not supported
SIM card: Single/Dual Nano-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G)
Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Non-removable)
Weight: 153 grams

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Samsung Galaxy Note edge (SM-N915F) (2014)

Samsung Galaxy Note edge (2014) SM-N915F with Specifications

Galaxy Note edge (2014) SM-N915F – samsung.com

Galaxy Note edge (SM-N915F) is a Samsung smartphone product that was released in September 2014. That has a size of 5.6 inches, with Super AMOLED Quad HD+ 2560 X [1440+160] display, which weighs 174 grams and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Removable) battery. This smart phone also comes with an external memory slot which can reach up to 128 GB (MicroSD) and offers Single Micro-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G) model, depending on the country/region and carrier.

This smartphone used Qualcomm APQ8084 Snapdragon 805 mobile processor with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) operating system, Upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow), and Quad-Core (2.7GHz) CPU, which is supported by 3 GB RAM and 32/64 GB ROM. Also equipped with a 16.0 MP main camera, and 3.7 MP (f/1.9) front camera for selfies.

Released: September 2014
Size: 5.6 inches
Resolution: Quad HD+ 2560 X [1440+160] (Super AMOLED)
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 32/64 GB
Processor: Qualcomm APQ8084 Snapdragon 805
OS: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU: Quad-Core (2.7GHz)
Main camera: 16.0 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.6)
Front camera: 3.7 MP (f/1.9)
Internal memory: 24.52 GB
External memory: Up to 128 GB (MicroSD)
SIM card: Single Micro-SIM (2G, 3G, 4G)
Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh (Removable)
Weight: 174 grams

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