The Note series from Samsung has so far been a success and the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 shows that Samsung still have more amazing phones in store for their fans, Note 8 was released on September 2017 and is now available in stores for purchase.
The smartphone sports a super AMOLED display that is colorful and compliments the stunning glass panel design with dimensions measuring 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm or 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 195 grams.
Hybrid Dual SIM phones swap one SIM slot for microSD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available in various colors which are Pink, Black, Gold, Grey, Deep Sea Blue while there are 3 available models or trims of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which are the 64GB model, 128GB model and 256GB model.
The phone’s battery is able to store about 5000mAh battery juice that can last up to 22 hours of talk time and also features fast charge and wireless charge that allows charge the phone hassle free.
The Galaxy Note 8’s battery is better than that of the latest Apple’s iPhone XS which happens to be in the same price range.
The camera of the Samsung phone also promises to give you an amazing experience when shooting or capturing images, with features like slow motion, brokeh effect, image optical stabilization and more. I strongly recommend the phone for picture lovers.
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|microSD Storage||Up to 256GB|
Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cost?
You can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the US for $1,099 while the price on Canada starts at $1,350 depending on online retailer you choose from below.
In Australia, the price starts at $1,370 but the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in UK is £999 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for €1,120.
In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in Nigeria for ₦320,000 and Kenya for KSh 110,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is RS 51,900 .
*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!
- High quality camera
- Decent battery life
- Good performance
- Vibrant display
- Finger print sensor
- Not-pocket friendly
The design of Galaxy Note 8 is fantastic and classy, the front is almost bezel-less with full frontal glass and an edge to edge screen.
The Samsung smartphone is crafted with beautiful curves and seamless body that promotes a comfortable grip.
It also comes with a S pen that enables you write freely.
The finger print scanner sits at the rear of the Note 8 phone, and the home button is embedded underneath the infinity display. You can draw your own emojis and make animated GIFs, or write hand written messages on photos with the S pen. The finger print scanner is also for your convenience as it enables you unlock your phone with just a finger.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen infinity display occupies approximately 83.2% of the smartphone body, with screen resolution at 1440 by 2960 pixels and screen density, PPI at 521 pixels per inch.
The aspect ratio of 18.5:9 was made for multitasking, and offers 14% wider viewing area that makes for richer, more immersive experience.
The front is bezel-less giving the screen a huge appearance and a cinematic feel as everything displayed on it is vibrant and colorful.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android Nougat operating system with performance backed by a 6GB RAM and Octa-core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×2.3 GHz and 4×1.7 GHz for EMEA models or 4×2.35 GHz and 4×1.9 GHz for USA and China models.
Internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 512GB.
The internal memory of the smartphone is enough to house an elephant. The space can carry photos, videos, applications and more. Games heavy with graphics feels light thanks to the vulkan API which makes connections between computing and graphics fast.
Biometric authentication also helps you unlock your phone very fast, you can unlock the phone with your eyes, your face or even with a tough of your finger.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with dual 12-megapixel rear or primary camera with f/1.7 and f/2.4 aperture respectively while an 8-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.
A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.
The phone’s camera comes with many amazing features some of which are brokeh effect, optical image stabilization pro mode or white balance, panorama, food mode and more.
You can flip your camera and take amazing selfies or group shot with the smart auto focus which tracks the faces in the shot, and with the bright lens the picture will also come out great even in low light conditions.
Another feature that captured my attention is the slow motion, with this you can capture every moment in a stunning way.
You can also use the pro mode to edit your shots and get the perfect effect for it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is sure to give you an amazing shooting experience, before i forget, the phone’s brokeh effect is fantastic and with it you can make the subject stand out and blur the surrounding environment.
Battery Capacity and Sensors
Galaxy Note 8 packs a Non-removable Li-Ion 3300mAh to power all the above features and more. The battery life of Note 8 is very good as it is able to last through out the day on average usage and about 22 hours of talk time.
The battery also features fast charge and wireless charge, the fast charge allows you charge your phone full in a short period of time while the wireless charge allows you charge the phone without cable.
Note 8 supports connectivity options like WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes Iris scanner, finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass, barometer and light sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Full Specifications
|Device Name||Samsung Galaxy Note8 or Note8 Duos|
|Released Date||Released September 2017|
|Dimensions and Size||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches)|
|Weight (in grams)||195 g|
|Colors||Pink, Black, Gold, Grey, Deep Sea Blue|
|Number of SIM||Two|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Material||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel|
|Water Resistance||Yes – IP68 certified|
|Battery Capacity||3300 mAh|
|Talk time||22 hours (3G)|
|Fast Charge||Yes, Quick Charge 2.0|
|Wireless Charging||Qi / PMA wireless charging|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size (inches)||6.3 inches|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI)||521 ppi pixel density|
|Colors||16 million colors|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Processor Type or Chipset||Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA / Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – USA and China models|
|Processor||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA or Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA and China models|
|Internal Storage||64GB, 128GB and 256GB|
|Expandable Storage Type||microSD|
|Maximum Expandable Storage||Up to 256GB|
|Front or Secondary||8-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture|
|Rear or Primary||Dual 12-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture and f/2.4 aperture|
|Features||OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Wifi or Wi-Fi||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|GPS||Yes. A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Network Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Fingerprint||Yes – rear mounted|
|Compass or Magnetometer||Yes|
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