The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 easily takes the crown as the best offering this year. Well, it is one of the most highly anticipated devices, so fans are really excited by its release. What’s new on the Note 8? Aside from a better display, it also now features a high quality dual-camera setup and S Pen stylus. Some would suggest that it is a big departure from the previous model. Let’s see how the new phone lives up to your expectations.
Size-wise, it is bigger than the Galaxy S8. It reminds us of the older models, which is not surprising because we’ve gotten used to this design language. On the front, glass is chosen as the primary material. The same applies to the back of the phone. To improve its strength, Samsung decides to incorporate metal. It is not uncommon to see a Smartphone with a body made of glass and metal. Both represent strength and beauty, which is why they’re popular in the industry. The camera housing is no longer designed to match the Smartphone. Instead, it now comes in black. It will be visible when you pick another color.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has 6.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels. Despite the large display, the Smartphone doesn’t feel big at all because the bezel is almost non-existent. The front is all about its super AMOLED display. Needless to say, the Note 8 offers a stunning display. Color reproduction is magnificent, while the brightness level amounts to 1,200 nits. Overall, you need to use the phone more often because the increase in height is pretty significant. Thankfully, it is still manageable with one hand. AMOLED displays are known for producing vibrant colors. The Note 8 isn’t any different. It takes this technology to the next level, so you won’t be disappointed. It is perfect for streaming videos, watching slideshows, and playing games. Another incredible feature that might surprise you is mobile HDR certification. It indicates that the phone is capable of playing HDR content.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 paired with 6GB of RAM. As for storage, Samsung provides 64GB of space to store data. Of course, not all of it is usable. Only 52.8GB is free for data storage. Even if it’s not enough, there is still an option to expand storage through a microSD card. The phone can support up to 256GB. When it comes to performance, we can compare it to others that has the same Snapdragon processor on board. Day-to-day tasks like web browsing and multitasking can be handled without a problem. Apps also load very quickly, which clearly shows how reliable this processor is. It currently runs on android 7.1.1, but there are rumors saying that it will receive an Android Oreo update later. (Also read: LG Nexus 5X Review 2017 With New Interesting Features)
This is probably the feature you’re looking forward to the most. If you’re a fan of the S Pen, it looks so flawless for this series. Just take a look at the slim design, it is really captivating. It can do many things, from writing on the screen to drawing. Don’t worry about running out of space. All you have to do is slide the text up and there goes more space for writing. The accuracy of the S Pen is also high. Besides, we love the fact that it’s compatible with popular apps like Autodesk Sketchbook.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features:
- 162.50 x 74.80 x 8.60 mm (Size)
- 6.30-inch (1440×2960 pixels) display
- 1.6GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage
- microSD suport up to 256 GB
- 12-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- 3300 mAh battery