Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review

Score: 9.9/10

Samsung Galaxy Note8 is an absolutely amazing cellphone released a few years ago, with a 6.3-inches screen, an extremely powerful 2.35 GHz Octa-Core CPU, and two cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back camera and an 8 megapixels front camera. That's everything we have to say? No, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

This cellphone is offerred in lots of colors: deep sea blue, maple gold, midnight black and orchid gray. The Note8 is just 0.34" thick, taking it to the thinnest phone's category. This cellphone is just 6.4 inches long, but it's still able to fit a a 6.3" display. This device body design uses Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) and Aluminum . This time, it seems like Samsung forgot about weight optimization in this 6.88 oz cellphone.

Samsung decided to equip this cellphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 system chip, packing a great Octa-Core CPU clocking at 2350 MHz with a huge 6 GB RAM memory. This phone comes with a impressive 64 GB internal storage memory and an external SD slot, more than enough to install hundreds of applications and even the heaviest games available nowadays without having to worry about how much storage is left.

Samsung equipped the Note8 with a incredible 6.3 inches display, and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 , which makes all images and videos look absolutely perfect.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has WiFi connection (and it can provide it to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE-A) really quick connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity (a lower speed 4G type) and the fastest 3G data connection, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This cellphone works with a Nano SIM card to use GSM services.

This phone is equipped with two cameras, a 12 megapixels back facing camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera. the Note8's back facing camera lens has a 1.7 aperture so it can capture excellent photographs even in dark conditions. It can also capture videos up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and slow motion videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 240 frames per second. In addition, the camera has auto-focus and time lapse video.

This cellphone has a 3300 mAh great Li - Ion non-replaceable battery, which isn't very much for a cellphone like this. An issue to evaluate is that this cellphone's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to lose its charge, while with such a great capacity you will probably buy a new cellphone before that becomes a real problem.

This cellphone also features lots of useful characteristics as Fingerprint ID, Face ID, Wireless charging, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS Geolocation, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

Samsung offers this cellphone for $ 930, which is a high price for a phone this level. No matter if you will use it as a gamer device, will use this cellphone mostly for internet broswing and social networks, want this cellphone to take many pictures or want a device for work, you will definitely love this cellphone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 9.0 Pie
Also Known As:Samsung SM-N950F||Samsung SM-N950U
Dimensions:6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inchesMetric16.26 x 7.47 x 0.86 cmImperial
Weight:6.88 ouncesMetric195.04 gImperial
Colors:Deep Sea blue, Maple gold, Midnight black and Orchid gray
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2017-09-15
Price:$ 930.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:6.3 inchesMetric16 cmImperial
Resolution:2960 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density:522 pixels per inchMetric205.51 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor:Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2350 MHz)
RAM Memory:6 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 540
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 256 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3300 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (240 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Slow Motion Video (8 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor