Can you imagine a day without using your smartphone? Don’t worry, not only you but most of the 2. 5 billion people also can’t and the number is increasing every single day. From making a simple call to sending an important mail, everything is now available in the palm of your hands. And in terms of bringing exciting and innovative changes into the smartphone universe, very few can match Samsung and Apple.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs and analysis
Since the beginning of Android smartphones, Samsung has steadily evolved itself continuously and became a flagship company to display the very best of what Android OS can offer. In last few years, the South Korean company has managed to compete toe to toe with Apple and its iOS and kept fuming the everlasting debate of which OS is better, Android or iOS?
There’s everything to look out for in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The ultra-fast flagship standard Snapdragon/Exynos processor, brilliant display and an audacious 6GB Ram and the unique curved glass design we’re familiar with in recent Samsung Smartphones.
If you’re considering buying a Samsung Galaxy Note, you must have wondered about the S pen that comes with it. The S pen does not change in hardware from its predecessors but has a whole new software that is sure to excite every S pen lover.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display
As always, Samsung comes up with another brilliant display in the Galaxy Note 8. The 6. 3-inch display looks glorious and generates vivid lifelike colors. The curved display which Samsung likes to term as “the infinite display” is amazing and gives a truly immersive experience.
The display comes with 2960*1440 QHD+ resolution and almost bezel-free. There’s also an option to use an FHD resolution to save battery life. Though the screen is big, still it doesn’t look dull in the FHD more.
The Galaxy Note 8 performs outstandingly in outdoor conditions. The maximum brightness is measured to be 1200 nits, an industry record at the time of its launch. Even if direct sunlight falls on the screen, you can get most of the things done thanks to the amazing display.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera
Samsung has always come up with a great camera to match its smartphones. The Galaxy S8 was also an ideal example of the same. But with Galaxy Note 8 Samsung has decided to jump on the bandwagon of the dual camera trend we’ve seen in smartphones recently.
In rear, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 packs the same 12 MP wide-angle camera from the Galaxy S8. The new addition is another 12 MP telephoto lens with F 2. 4 aperture. While the wide-angle camera gives you a broader field of view, the telephoto lens gives up to 2X optical zoom.
The thing that we loved the most about the Galaxy Note 8 that it comes with optical image stabilization in both of the cameras which gives you amazingly steady images and videos no matter which lens you are using.
The cameras work perfectly together and the state of the art Samsung image processor helps capture most of the colours. The portrait mode is also amazing with decent image quality. The blur effect a looks slightly artificial if the intended subject is too complex but you won’t even able to notice it during regular use.
Under low light conditions, the cameras work just fine. Colours are almost natural and noises are almost invisible. Only under very limited lighting, you can spot some noise. But again this is common for most high-end smartphone cameras of today so it should not be a deal breaker.
The front facing 8. 0 MP camera comes with an F 1. 7 aperture which allows you to perfect wide group selfies. The camera also features autofocus and selfies taken on it are incredibly crisp and detailed.
Videos on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be shot in 4k quality and those videos look really amazing. The maximum rate at which the Galaxy Note 8 can shoot 4k videos is 30 fps which is exactly the half of what iPhone 8 plus offers, but still does the job perfectly fine.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gives you back what you are paying in terms of design and build quality. The design feels as premier and as sophisticated as it should be. The whole body is covered with a wrapping of Corning Gorilla Glass making it shatterproof and sturdy. Though this glass unibody acts as a fingerprint magnet which can be annoying to some users.
The infinite display is amazing as always and the best immersive experience available on smartphones right now. Rounded in corners the brilliant display flows seamlessly over the edges and you can not stop but love it.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a huge display of 6. 3 inches. That huge display makes the phone big but Samsung has tackled the issue by stretching the height of the device while keeping the width same. That makes the phone exceptionally tall but the relatively small width and rounded edges make it easy to grab with one hand. Despite this, the Galaxy Note 8 is not perfectly usable in one hand.
Weighing at 195 grams, the Galaxy Note 8 is one of the heaviest phones on the market. It takes a few days for a user to get used to it and it is somewhat hard on your hands if you use it too long. But considering the power it packs under the hood, the little extra weight is surely negligible.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 operating system
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7. 1. 1 Nougat which is a big disappointment at the flagship standards. The Android 8. 0 update for the phone is yet to role out and given the track record of Samsung in terms of software updates we may have to wait for another month or two to see the Oreo update rolling out.
The UI is Samsung Mod of the stock android. As always it offers a silky-smooth performance and looks brilliant at the same time. Bixby, the Samsung assistant software works just fine with normal instructions but struggles a bit when it comes to web browsing. For this though, you can use the inbuilt Google assistant to enjoy are more comprehensive performance. There are some pre-loaded Samsung apps but they are somewhat useful in one way or another.
Touchscreen and sensitivity of Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The experience of using the phone is simply amazing. The touchscreen is perfectly responsive and works really fast. Even with the S pen, the experience is equally rewarding. The newly added features of the S pen such as taking unlimited notes without unlocking the phone works like a charm.
All the sensors are also highly functional and state of the art quality. The face recognition is perfect and gives you a simple and easy way to unlock Your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Not only the iris sensor is accurate but it is also one of the fastest scanning sensor available to date.
The fingerprint sensor is very responsive and unlocks your phone in a breeze. But same as the Galaxy S8 the sensor is placed just beside the cameras. This takes a little time to get adjusted to its location and being able to unlock your phone without smudging the cameras.
Performance of Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Performance wise there is hardly any match for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Powered by a powerful Exynos 8895 processor clocked at 2. 3 GHz this phone can deliver something that even the old day PCs can’t even dream of. The device also comes with a mammoth 6 GB of ram which makes multitasking and multi-window experiences a walk in the park. The phone also supports Vulcan API making it the smoothest gaming smartphone available in the market.
Other specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 3300 mAh battery which can give you anything between 15-18 hrs depending on your usage. This battery could be a little better but that is the price Samsung had to pay to fit in the S Pen in the device chassis. Anyway, for regular and casual users this battery life should be enough.
The phone supports 2 4g sim cards and can deliver exceptional internet speed and LTE calling experience thanks to its massive specs.
The phone comes with 64 GB internal storage and the user gets around 51. 2 GB for his/her use. The storage capacity can be increased up to 256 GB using a micro SD card.
The phone comes with the ultimate IP68 water protection which gives you immense protection from the sudden rain or the accidental dips in some liquid. The IP68 can prevent your phone from any damage till a depth of 1. 5 meters for about 30 minutes.
The price range of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note is priced very heavily in the market and somehow that demoralized some of the loyal Note 7 users to switch to Galaxy S8 instead of the Note 8. Though this does not disrupt the huge global sales that Samsung managed to get with this amazing device.
The Midnight Black variant of the Galaxy Note 8 is available for Rs. 66,900 at Flipkart while the Maple Gold variant is priced a tad higher at Rs. 69,700. In Amazon, both the products are available for a fixed price of Rs. 67,900. If possible, wait for the Amazon’s Upcoming Sale to roll out and then you can buy this smartphone at even cheaper price along with exclusive ‘sale only’ offers.
Pros of using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Everything about the Galaxy Note 8 is so brilliant that it makes you instantly fall in love with the device. Here are some of the best benefits you can get from using this product.
- Brilliantly vivid display, one of the best immersive experience available.
- Excellent responsiveness, perfectly calibrated state of the art sensors.
- Blazing fast multitasking and gaming experience.
- Beautiful and elegant design.
- Brilliant camera with the potential to take some real professional quality photos.
- Super-fast and easy way to take notes or send messages using the S Pen.
Cons of using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Nothing is perfect. So even this brilliant phone also has some faults. Check out below.
- Poor positioning of the fingerprint sensor, easy to smudge the rear cameras.
- Relatively poor battery among flagship devices.
- Some hiccups of the camera in extreme low light conditions.
- Hard to use using only one hand.
Expert critics review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 certainly managed to win the hearts of the critics with its state of the art specs and beautiful design. The Economic Times has even hailed it as “Rising from the ashes”. Though the stiff pricing generated a negative feedback from the experts. Android Authorities title of the Note 8 review reads “Do bigger things, at a bigger price” and the comment from CNET probably sums it up as “Galaxy Note 8 is pricey, powerful and does it all.”
How to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
If you want to get your hands on this amazing device, head straight to Flipkart or Amazon and follow these simple steps to place your order.
- Login to Flipkart or Amazon.
- Search for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- Choose from the two available variants and add it to your virtual cart.
- Look for the running Amazon or Flipkart today’s offers.
- Proceed to choose the delivery location. If you’re new to Flipkart or Amazon you’ll need to enter the delivery address at this point.
- You can either pay using your credit /debit card or net banking. Cash on delivery is not available for this product.
- Using your credit card you can avail easy EMI options.
- Upon successful payment, you’ll receive confirmation email and SMS on your registered email and mobile number respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is certainly a powerhouse and offers the best technologies that are available right now. There are a few flaws in this device but surely those are hugely overpowered by brilliance the Note 8 produces in every other category. If money is not an issue for you or if u are someone looking for the best things that today’s technology can offer, this is the phone for you.