Samsung NOTE series is undeniably one of the best phone tablet series until it started catching fire in the year 2016. It was the major setback to Samsung since it’s one of their flagship phones in the market. But luckily, Samsung recalled all the phones and discontinued the product. As many of the consumers believed it is the end of an era for the NOTE series, Samsung announced the launch of Note 8 in 2017, and so far, the phone looks hopeful except few encounters which we will review later in this Blog;
Just like its predecessors, Samsung has announced four colors for Note Series;
- Midnight Black
- Deepsea Blue
- Orchid Grey
- Maple Gold
All the four colors are incomparable but my personal favorite is Midnight black and Maple gold as it gives an admirable look to the phone in hand.
Dimensions & Weight
Samsung Note 8 is 74.8mm wide, 8.6mm thin and 162.5mm long with the screen size of 6.3 inches and its weigh 195g. Whereas, the stylus is 5.8mm wide, 4.2mm thin and 108.3mm long.
Samsung is absolutely prominent for their larger than life display and just as we all anticipated, Note 8 did not fail to excite again with its remarkable, infinity display operated by Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display (2960 x 1440), 521 PPI. Note 8 has a near bezel-less, full frontal glass with the edge-to-edge screen.
Nothing has changed much in regard to S Pen specification, it follows the same specs as Note 7 respectively with better response time.
Camera (Pictures and Video Recording)
The other big change in Note 8 is its camera. Samsung has gone from Single focus to dual-camera bandwagon, popping a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor next to already wider angle 12-megapixel sensor from its recent success, S8. Both these sensors feature optical image stabilization (OIS), so even if you use 2x zoom, it will not affect the quality of the image and you will still manage to get a crisp and blur-free image.On the front, you have 8-megapixel selfie camera.
On the other hand, Samsung Note 8 shoots video at 4K at 30 fps (frames per second) and 60 fps with 1080p HD video recording with continuous autofocus. You can also manage to take 9-megapixel pictures while recording a video.
Note 8 comes in 3 choices
- 256 GB
The phablet also supports external storage like S8 but the pre-offered memory is pretty handy for a regular consumer.
Talk about its RAM, Note 8 is equipped with built-in 6GB RAM which technically makes it one of the fastest phones till date.
- Audio: Ultra-High-Quality Audio Playback
- Bluetooth: Dual Audio (connects two Bluetooth devices at the same time which allows you to play audio in two different sizes simultaneously)
- Recording: Recording quality is improved with High AOP mic.
- Earphones: Powered by AKG.
- Water Resistance: IP68 (Up to 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes).
- Battery: :3300 mAh
- Charging: Fast Charging on wired and wireless.
- Security:: Knox protection – Real time device monitoring and protection.
- Payment: Samsung Pay
- Intelligence: Bixby (just like Siri, GoogleTalk).
The price ranges from 925$ up to 1000 $, depending upon the memory you are interested in.
Samsung managed to come out of its shell with next-generation Samsung S8 and now with Note8, and with its record-breaking pre-order booking, I believe people are passed that last year episode and eyeing forward to this new phone. The only thing that I found challenging with Note 8 is its finger scanning sensor, which is positioned at the back. Considering the size of the phone, it makes it difficult for a user to reach it without adjusting his/her hand position.
Overall, the phone looks great, nothing fresh like S8, but those who are attracted to larger display phones, it’s a definite hook.
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