Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review – The big thing is here!
Last time we had the note 7 and it wasn’t too shabby but this time Samsung has outdone itself with key features like a 6Gb Ram and 64Gb of storage. It has a whopping snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 if you’re in Asian Countries, It also has a Quad HD AMOLED HDR 6.3 inches of display. This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review in depth.
Release date of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be on the 15th of September. So before that, read Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review from above.
Like all recent Samsung phones, the Note 8 is a gorgeous slab of curved metal and glass. It’s more straight-edged more official the curved screen is there to aid S-Pen. The Infinity Display is bigger at 6.3 inches, and it continues to make bezel-heavy devices feel old-fashioned by comparison to its previous phones.
Also read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
Another Look at Design and the Screen
The QHD+ AMOLED display is stunning. You get pulled into the colors and make it ideal for Netflix and YouTube viewing The Note 8 is HDR certified by the 4K Alliance. The Note 8 also has the same level of IP68 water-resistance as its predecessors.
The only issue with the Note’s design is the rear-facing fingerprint scanner’s position next to the camera module, which on a phone of this size makes it very hard to reach.
Samsung has said the S-Pen is more sensitive than previous versions, and its combination with the Note 8 will be ideal for artists looking for a mobile sketch station.
Some people may still want it for note-taking.
The Note 8 Camera
Note 8 has jumped on the dual-camera, popping a 12-megapixel next to the already excellent 12 megapixel lens Importantly, so even if you use the 2x optical zoom, your pictures will be blur-free. but it does seem like Samsung is on the right track.
On the front you get the same 8-megapixel selfie camera as the S8.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Color Palette
Samsung has officially unveiled black, gold, blue and grey for the Note 8, or to give them their full names: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Deep Sea Blue and Orchard Grey.
And Yes your own personal Assistant which is the Bixby same as with the Iphone is the Siri which will help you navigate through your phone in a Jiffy.
Specs in detail
There’s 6GB of RAM, either an Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 CPU, and 64GB of storage, plus a slot for a microSD card.
Expect US owners to get the Snapdragon version while the UK and rest of the world the Exynos one. Time will tell whether the device is as fast as the specs suggest, but Samsung’s software has been gradually and constantly improving so we have high hopes.
The Android 7.1.1 software is all. Samsung has done a great job of making use of that big screen. Split-screen apps are useful with the extra space, and the UI makes it easier to swipe around with just one hand.
Note 8’s specs will be its slightly small battery. The 3300mAh cell offers less capacity and leaves me concerned about the stamina. I can barely get through a full day of hard usage on the J7 and considering the Note 8 has an even bigger screen and more RAM, it could be a struggle.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 complete specs
- Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5mm
- Display: 6.3in Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 Infinity Display (18.5:9 Aspect Ratio)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (10nm) octa-core CPU OR Samsung Exynos 8995 (10nm) octa-core CPU – region dependent
- GPU: Adreno 540 (Qualcomm Snapdragon) OR ARM Mali-G71 (Samsung Exynos) – region dependent
- RAM: 6GB
- Software: Android Nougat
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Type-C USB, NFC, GPS, Fingerprint scanner, Iris Scanner, Face Scanner
- Storage: 64GB, 128GB or 256GB – region dependent
- MicroSD: Yes upto 128 Gb
- Primary Camera:
- Primary Camera: Dual-12MP, f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures, 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, Dual-Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, 2160p video @30fps, 1080p video @60fps
- Secondary Camera: 8MP with autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, Auto HDR, 1440p video @30fps
- Battery: 3,300mAh
- Other: IP68 Certified (Water & Dust Resistant), S-Pen Stylus. (Click here to get more details)
The Conclusion on Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung didn’t have to do much to make a decent Note 8
Essentially, this is just a beefed-up version of those phones with a fancier camera more options. But overall still the same quality underneath.
In reality, we can see people buying this phone for the larger display and improved S Pen and despite the higher price of $995, that could attract a large audience indeed.
As long as the Note 8 doesn’t run into any similar explosions to last year, we’re going to be treated to an epic battle between Samsung and Apple this year to see which brand can offer the most impressive handset. This was the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review. If you have anything to add or ask, feel free to comment below.