Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Hello, Friends! Welcome back again, today I’m going to take a look at Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are undeniable hits for Samsung this year, but ever since the Note 7 went away. There’s been a void at the top of its lineup. But that void is filled now with the Galaxy Note 8. The two main camera can it shoot better photos, does it have enough features to justify a higher price tag and more importantly is it safe. In this review, I will cover everything you need to know about the Note 8 so let’s get started-
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 massive amounts of leaks notwithstanding there really are o surprising here. It’s exactly what we imagined the Note 8 would look like an evolution of last year’s design. Which just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 earlier this year has a near borderless curve display that is taller and narrower. Shaving off some width gives the phone and unconventional aspect ratio 18 by 9 instead of usual 16 by 9.
It’s convenient to look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus from just six months ago and think that the Galaxy Note 8 looks exactly like it. Btu we should remember that many of these design elements were actually introduced with the Galaxy Note 7 last year.
The symmetrical, tightly-curved glass on the front and back, the tiny bezels and the colour match metal frame are continuous from 2016’s Note 7, and they still feel plenty modern today. Samsung hardware design still remains fresh and beautiful. If a bit fragile when you consider just how much of the exterior is unprotected glass.
The Galaxy Note 8 has, Of Course, adopted the tall and skinny proportions of this year’s phones, which is at once fantastic for grip on such a large device. This large phone is easier to wrap your hands around. The Note 8 is Samsung’s biggest flagship although it’s only ever so slightly larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus.
The main difference is that the Galaxy Note 8 looks more squarish with corners that are less rounded than on the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. This form factor makes it an ideal writing surface and makes room down side for the cavity that houses the Note 8 defining feature a Stylus called the S-Pen. Otherwise, it’s the same all glass phone with curved sides that give the impression of a display that doesn’t have either a start for an end from all angles. There’s no denying that this is a good-looking phone and while we like the look of the Galaxy S8 Better. The Galaxy Note 8 is still one of the best looking phones you can buy today.
Key Features: –
There’s a dedicated button on the left for Bixby, Samsung’s personal digital assistant which is still non-configurable unfortunately. Above that volume button, on the right power button. On top of the phone a SIM card slot which is either single or dual SIM depending on your region with provisions for a microSD card of up to 256GB. On the bottom, there is a headphone jack, USB-C ports, Speaker grills and the S-Pen slot.
Water & Dust Resistant: –
Even if there’s a cavity for the S-Pen, Samsung’s guarantees the Note 8 is water and dust resistant, IP-68 certified, nothing new here but we have to give it a try. As always the screen still works while wet so does the S-Pen. And if your ports are exposed to water for too long, you’ll get this warning, reminding you not to charge the phone until it dries.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has Quad HD Super AMOLED display panel which is stunning. This is infinity screen panel with 2960 x 1440p has a pixel density of 521 pixels per inch. The extra display panel space isn’t dissipated with precious curves, either. The screen sides still curve around the edges of the phone, but at a sharper angle, leaving more area to doodle on screen with the Stylus S-Pen. The display panel is bright when it requires being, lively and colourful by standard, but also the colour accurate in the unlike modes. It doesn’t get faded under sunlight, it’s straightforwardly an incredible device of equipment.
The sunlight legibility is great, so you won’t ever have any issue seeing what’s onscreen, and the contrast we’ve come to suppose from AMOLED displays gives movies and games a beautiful, cinematic look with heavy blacks and vibrant colours. Samsung said we’re not talking Galaxy Note Edge kind of edges curves, naturally. The idea has progressed over the past few years, and it’s a more pure appearance and feels today. Additionally, palm rejection makes sure your palm doesn’t turn on any UI segments along the screen by accident.
The Stylus S-Pen is the similar primary design as the one introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you require to click it before you can pull it out of its silo. If you’re any type of visual thinker, the Stylus S-Pen open all sorts of creativity.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a very small, pressure-sensitive tip. It’s o.7 millimetre and bears 4096 pressure levels. When you pull it out, you can pull it out, you can sketch on the display even if the phone screen is locked. A characteristic Samsung calls Screen-Off Memo. Screen-Off Memos can now catch up to a hundred pages, you are not banned to one screen.
Additionally, S-Pen comes with a new feature, Live Messages, tries to increase Samsung Galaxy Note messaging with fun characteristics like the ones you find in Apple’s iMessage. The device will record your doodling as a GIF, which you can then dispatch out via your favourite messaging social media apps. It’s a great feature, and I like the interoperability.
Additional Features: –
It has two other smaller new enhancements, the added PEN UP app now has colouring books in it. And another one is that you can use the S-Pen’s built in translation feature by hovering over words and sentence, you can use it to enlarge portions of the screen and you can also capture scrolling screenshots with ease. You can even do it under water.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung flagship with Dual Rear Cameras, the main one a 12-megapixels f/1.7 aperture lens is the same one as on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The Note 8 has an additional 12-megapixel camera with a zoom lens. Samsung is the first brand to offer it both camera with Optical image stabilization built-in.
The Galaxy Note 8’s primary camera continuous to be excellent, even as the industry has generally caught up in terms of a shot by shot quality. The secondary camera is actually capable of matching that great quality at the longer focal length as well. I captured so many photos that were absolutely fantastic, with a unique field of view that doesn’t feel so much like a typical smartphone shot. But simply having OIS doesn’t make the secondary a perfect match for the rear camera.
There are still some situations in low-light, where the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 chooses a digital zoom on the rear camera, rather than the secondary camera because of its f/2.4 aperture. I was initially put off by this, but the instances where I could actually tell that it was happening were surprisingly low, which is a great sign. You don’t necessarily have to know which lens you’re using at any given time. You just need to know that you’ll get a really good shot with high reliability it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus and 2K video recording. It has a f/1.7aperture and it’s bright and wide even for small group shots. There’s also a beauty effect stickers and masks that you can play around with video recording.
Samsung also uses the extra lens on the Galaxy Note 8 to create a beautiful blur effect. The mode is called live focus and it lets you adjust the amount the blur applied to a photo before and after a shot. After taking the photos we were able to adjust the blur to our liking if you’re all about of portrait shots then that second lens is worth having but it’s also worth noting that when we uploaded some of the images to our computer some of the pictures didn’t look as great as when we view them on our phones. But if you just plan on posting them on social media these images look great while taking photos using live focus mode to your Galaxy Note 8 also takes a second shot using its wide-angle camera this feature is called dual shot, so for any reason you don’t like your portrait photo, you can go in and pick the other photo instead.
The selfie camera has an 8-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture. Its beauty mode does tend to go heavy on the virtual bronzer.
Processor & Performance: –
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 which clocked at Octa-Core 2.35GHz 0r 2.3GHz. There are 6 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage which is expandable up to 256 gigabytes.
The performance was rock-solid throughout my testing and I didn’t notice hiccups while multitasking or playing visually intense games. That said I was sort of hoping the extra 2 gigabytes of RAM would make for a more noticeable gain in speed but it really hasn’t. if you’ve used a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus this year, you know exactly the level of performance to expect.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. The Samsung UX you’ll find on the Galaxy Note 8 is similar to what’s been around for some six months on the Samsung Galaxy S8 but also on models lower down the ranks like the J-line smartphones for instance.
One neat & tidy feature in Samsung Smartphone’s Android skin helps take benefit of the big display panel. App Pairings are a batch of two applications that you can preset to start together, by swiping in from the edge of the display. Those applications will then start in dual-window mode, one on each half of the display panel. So, at the same time, you can pull up your smartphone dialer and your calendar with a conference call code in that way, for instance. Samsung has done an excellent job of making use of that big display panel. Split-Screen applications are used with the additional space, and the User-Interface makes it simpler to swipe around with just single hand.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also has the DeX docking station same as the Galaxy S8. So, wherever you will add a monitor, keyboard and a mouse then you’ll experience a full featured desktop.
The Note 8 has 3300 milliamp-hour battery which is much smaller than the Galaxy S8 Plus or last year Note 7. But the truth be told the Note 8 powers through the day, even on a day of intense use shooting photos and videos, social media, using maps and GPS sharing, we got a solid 8 hours of use and about 4 and half hours screen on time. That was the day on heavy usage, on much lighter days my phone lasted me a solid 20 hours once, on other more average days we got close to over 5 hours screen on time.
The Galaxy Note 8 is one of Samsung’s best ever smartphones and if you’re intrigued by the idea of doodling on screen with an excellent little pen you just won’t do any better. In the past two years, Samsung has homed in on what makes its smartphones so damn popular, and the Note 8 hits on every single point, great looking hardware, a big and beautiful display, innovative cameras, differentiating features like wireless charging, water resistance and there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. And for some the biggest differentiator of all, the S-Pen. Enthusiastic will still doddle on about the Note series not being particularly special anymore or cite poor fingerprint sensor placement as knocks on the Galaxy Note 8, but that just shows how much Samsung got right here. And in the eyes of the general consumer, Samsung is absolutely done it again.
Enthusiastic will still doddle on about the Note series not being particularly special anymore or cite poor fingerprint sensor placement as knocks on the Galaxy Note 8, but that just shows how much Samsung got right here. And in the eyes of the general consumer, Samsung is absolutely done it again.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||Rs 63,990|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||$ 924.00|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960p (521 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual Cameras (12-MP, F/1.7 & 12-MP, F/2.4), OIS, PDAF, 2x Optical Zoom, Dual LED Flash|
|Front||8-MP, F/1.7, Autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 μm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720@240fps, HDR, dual video recording|
|Features||1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 μm pixel size, @26mm
1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.0 μm pixel size, @52mm
geotagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, face/smile detection, touch focus, Auto HDR, Panorama
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Chip||Exynos 8895 Octa -EMEA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 -USA & China
|CPU||Octa-Core 2.3GHz -EMEA
Octa-Core 2.35GHz -USA & China
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP20 -EMEA
Adreno 540 -USA & China
|MEMORY||Internal||6GB RAM, 64/128/256GB|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Iris Scanner, Face Scanner, Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, SpO2, Gyro, Proximity, heart rate|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1..0 Reversible Connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS & NFC|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3300 mAh|
- Samsung Galaxy Note 84.8