The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an updated version of the Galaxy Note 7. It is equipped with Force Touch and improved Gorilla Glass 5 technology. The Gorilla Glass, coupled with Andreno 530, provides the sharpest, brightest and the most durable display of all time. The screen is a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display. The phone has a longer battery life.
The 12 MP back and 8 MP front cameras are improved, with faster and sharper focus as compared to Note 7. The camera now performs better in low light. It comes installed with the latest Android OS and has 6 GB RAM. Another new feature is the return of microSD card for expandable storage. It is weather proof which makes it dust and water resistance.
The Galaxy Note 8 was released last year in August 2017. On its release, the phone was priced at Rs 108,999.
Generally the phone got an outstanding positive response from the market. However it has a few cons. Firstly the edged display, while sleek and stylish, does not provide much value. It has caused the phone to fall from customer’s hands due to its glossy design. Customers have also complained about the price being too high but the price has since fallen down and currently it is very reasonable.
There are no revolutionary changes when compared to the Note 7 but it definitely provides an essential upgrade. The premium build and design is an attractive component that, coupled with its state of the art specifications and functions, makes Samsung Galaxy Note 8 an outstanding phone for technology lovers.
|Build||OS||Android v7.1.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual Sim, Dual Standby (Nano-SIM)|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue|
|Frequency||2G Band||SIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
|3G Band||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Processor||CPU||Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz)|
|Chipset||Exynos 8895 Octa|
|Display||Technology||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 Pixels (~522 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Extra Features||Always-on display, HDR10 compliant, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display|
|Memory||Built-in||64/128/256GB built-in, 6GB RAM|
|Card||MicroSD Card (support up to 256GB) (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Camera||Main||Dual 12 MP, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||F/1.7 & f/2.4, OIS, phase detection, 2x optical zoom, /2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 Âµm pixel size @ 26 mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, Video (2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec)|
|Front||8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6|
|Connectivity||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR|
|GPS||Yes + A-GPS support & Glonass, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Data||GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps)|
|Features||Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, FingerPrint, Gyro, HeartRate, Iris Scanner, Proximity, SpO2|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio Jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player, Speaker Phone|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Games||built-in + downloadable|
|Extra||Pen stylus, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Samsung Desktop Experience support, ANT+ support, S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes, Stylus, Samsung Desktop Experience support, Photo/video editor, Document editor, YouTube, Google Talk, 32-bit/384kHz audio|
|Battery||Capacity||(Li-ion Non removable), 3300 mAh|
|Talktime||up to 22 hrs|
|Musicplay||up to 74 hrs|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi wireless charging (market dependent)|
|Price in Rs: 108,999 Price in USD: $993|