Don’t Worry.. Not another boring review..
..By this time most of you guys, Have watched videos read reviews and also bought Galaxy Note 8. Here’s Some Quick Highlights!!
What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
If you’re after a big phone, with big phone features then the Note 8 is really the only choice currently. Thankfully, it’s a fantastic device that ticks nearly every box.
Some thought the Note 8 might never happen. After the successful launch and subsequent disastrous recall and discontinuation of the Note 7, which still gets namechecked on some airlines as a banned object, you’d have forgiven Samsung for dropping the Note name and starting again.
There are now two cameras on the back, a first for a Samsung flagship smartphone (the new S9 Plus has it too). … Over the S8 Plus, the Note 8 also benefits power users with 6GB or RAM a superior dual-lens camera, both features passed on to the S9 Plus. This is the most powerful Samsung phone with a stylus yet.
Stunning design and build
Well-implemented stylus and software
Average battery life
6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display’ redefines the Note look and feel
But it’s 9mm taller than any Note phone – it’s the new big
Water-resistant up to 1.5m (5ft) for 30 minutes
The best color, Deep Sea Blue, only just launched in the US
The Good: The Galaxy Note 8 tops Samsung’s already excellent S8 and S8 Plus with dual cameras and a boatload of stylus tricks. It’s the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy.
The Bad: An expensive phone, the Note 8 has more features than most people will need. Samsung’s portrait mode can be finicky. The poorly placed fingerprint reader repeats the Galaxy S8’s worst design flaw.
To keep the Note 8 safe, Samsung has:
Instituted an eight-point battery safety check.
Reduced battery size and capacity from 3,500mAh to 3,300mAh to leave more room in the phone’s cavity.
Partnered with UL, an independent certification organization, to endorse the Note 8.
The Note 8 maximizes Samsung’s dual curved edge and nearly bezel-less Infinity Display to the point where this phone feels like a mini tablet from the future. It’s impressive-looking, but also big and heavy – 9mm taller than any previous Note phone, and 195g.
The S Pen can:
Erase mistakes when you press the S Pen button (very convenient, except when you accidentally press it)
Create two types of notes, which is especially confusing for novices; seems pointless
Add a quick note from the Air Command navigation wheel, can minimize this to turn into an icon that floats around the screen. (You can also add a quick note by pressing the S Pen button and double-tapping the display)
Write on the screen
Take a screenshot of a small portion, not the whole screen (this keeps you from having to crop to the part you want)
Annotate everything from images to screenshots
Hover to preview and share or edit images and surface hidden menus
Design: More squared-off corners than the Galaxy S8 phones
8-megapixel front-facing camera
S Pen is water-resistant, too (we tested the IP68 rating by submerging the Note 8 in a bucket of water twice for almost 30 minutes, the maximum rated threshold)
Bixby Voice button calls up Samsung’s digital assistant; you can’t reprogram this
You can launch two apps for split-screen mode at once (called App Pair)
Edge screen is like a speed dial for your favorite apps and people
Translate complete sentences (not just one word at a time); this uses Google Translate
Samsung Pay mobile payment works with NFC and any credit card reader; it’s pretty great
Google Assistant on board
Make an animated GIF from a video
Launch the camera by double-pressing the power button
OIS on both rear lenses helps keeps videos smoother than they otherwise would be when you’re walking, jogging and driving a car.
Galaxy Note 8 specs versus S8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, OnePlus 5..Samsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy S8 PlusApple iPhone 7 PlusOnePlus 5Display size, resolution6.3-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels6.2-inch; 2960×1440 pixels5.5-inch; 1,920×1080 pixels5.5-inch; 1,920×1080 pixelsPixel density522ppi529ppi401ppi401ppiDimensions (Inches)6.4×2.9×0.34 in6.3×2.9×0.32 in6.2x 3.1×0.29 in6.07×2.92×0.29 inDimensions (Millimeters)162.5×74.8×8.6mm159.5×73.4×8.1 mm158.2×77.9×7.3 mm154.2×74.1×7.25 mmWeight (Ounces, Grams)6.9 oz, 195g6.1 oz; 173g6.63 oz; 188g5.4 oz; 153gMobile softwareAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatApple iOS 10Android 7.1.1 NougatCameraDual 12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide)16-megapixel standard; 20-megapixel telephotoFront-facing camera8-megapixel8-megapixel7-megapixel16-megapixelVideo capture4K4K4K4KProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz+1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz+1.7GHz)Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz+1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz+1.7GHz)Apple A10 chip (64-bit)2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Storage64GB64GB32GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GBRAM6GB4GBN/A6GB, 8GBExpandable storageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBNoneNoneBattery3,300mAh3,500mAh21 hours talk time on 3G, 16 days standby, 13 hours internet use LTE3,300mAhFingerprint sensorBack coverBack coverHome buttonHome buttonConnectorUSB-CUSB-CLightningUSB-CSpecial featuresS Pen stylus, water-resistant, wireless chargingWater-resistant (IP68), wireless charging, Gigabit LTE-readyWater and dust-resistant; portrait image modePortrait mode, notifications toggle, dual-SIM, Dash ChargingPrice off-contract (USD)$900-$960 (varies by seller)AT&T: $850; Verizon: $840; T-Mobile: $850; Sprint: $850; US Cellular: $785$769 (32GB); $869 (128GB); $969 (256GB)$479 (64GB), $539 (128GB)Price (GBP)£869£779£719 (32GB); £819 (128GB); £919 (256GB)£449 (64GB), £499 (128GB)Price (AUD)AU$1,499AU$1,349AU$1269 (32GB); AU$1419 (128GB); AU$1569 (256GB)Converts to AU$636 (64GB), AU$715 (128GB)
Galaxy Note 8 versus…
Galaxy Note 5: If you’re rocking a Note 5, it’s time for an upgrade. Feel confident buying the Note 8. You’ll love the improved speed, sleek shape, doubled S Pen sensitivity and fun new stylus tricks.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: The Note 8 is the Galaxy S8 with the S Pen and a second camera. Really, that’s it. The Note 8’s screen is only one-tenth of an inch larger than the Plus (6.3-inch versus 6.2), and the core hardware is exactly the same. If you want to save some cash, are iffy on the S Pen and can live with a single camera, the S8 Plus is your no-brainer choice. Save more by buying the slightly smaller S8 (a 5.8-inch screen).
Oneplus 5: They share a top-of-the-line processor and portrait mode. The Note 8 overpowers the OnePlus 5 with wireless charging, water resistance and of course, the S Pen. If those things don’t matter much to you, consider the 5.5-inch OnePlus 5.The
Bottom Line The Galaxy Note 8 retakes the throne as the ultimate Android phone for now, but some intense competition is just over the horizon.
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