Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review

Score: 83 / 100

Samsung Galaxy Note8 is an absolutely amazing cellphone released back in the year 2017, including a large 6.3-inches display, an extremely powerful 2350 megahertz Octa-Core processing unit, and 2 cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back facing camera and an 8 megapixels front facing camera.

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 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.

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.

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 that can keep this phone running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it. An issue to evaluate is that this phone's battery is non-removable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts to get older, whereas with such a huge battery size you will probably replace this phone before that happens.

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 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.

The Note8 is priced about $ 440, which is quite a high price for comparing with other similar cellphones. No matter whether you you love taking pictures, need a cellphone to majorly use social networks, are looking for a work device or want it to play tons of games, you will definitely be very satisfied with 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:$ 440.00


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