Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

A year ago, Samsung released its high end smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which somehow could not make its market because of the burning issues found in it. This issue forced Samsung to discontinue Note 7 and degraded Samsung’s goodwill in the high-end smartphone market. However, Samsung didn’t give up and recently in August, Samsung released the successor of the Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 that is much more durable and classy than the Note 7.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features the identical design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and is protected by aluminum frames alongside its’ body which ensure the durability of the device. The Note 8, just like the S Series’ S8 and S8+ is water proof and dust proof. The device also possesses Stylus Pen instead of the normal pen which lets you to do more with your phone.

Talking about the physiques, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 possesses a bezel-less screen (side) at the front along with an earpiece at the top followed by various sensors and front facing camera and of course notification LED light. The capacitive home button, recent app and back buttons can be found under the screen.

The Galaxy Note 8, besides possesses 3.1 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector at the bottom part of its body accompanied with a 3.5 mm earphone port, microphone and a speaker. The top part of the device possesses SIM card tray and a secondary microphone. The right hand side of the smartphone contains power button and the left side acquires volume buttons.

Moving towards display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with 6.3 inches super AMOLED screen having the resolution of 1140 x 2960 pixels (~521 ppi density). The smartphone has got one of the best screen, color production is good, colors are vibrant, well saturated, and viewing angles are awesome. Besides, the screen is HDR10 compliant, the home button supports 3D support and has got Always-on display feature.

Samsung ships the Galaxy Note 8 running with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone is boasted with Exynos 8895 Octa (EMEA) chipset which lets the device perform faster and provide you high end experience. The device features Octa-Core (4 x 2.3 GHz and 4 x 1.7 GHz) CPU and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU that delivers decent graphics.

Coming towards camera, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is sported with dual 12 MP camera that lets you to take some really good photos. The first camera is of 26 mm and has aperture of f/1.7 that allows you to good shots in the lowlight condition. The second camera is of 52 mm and acquires aperture of f/2.4. Both two cameras gives you the power of taking high end portrait photos.

The device also possesses 8 MP front facing camera having the aperture of f/1.7 that helps you to take some decent self-portraits in the dim light. The rear camera is capable of shooting videos at different resolutions like 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@240fps. The front camera also allows you to shoot videos at 1440p@60fps.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been powered with Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, yet the battery has not got good backup capacity. Maybe Samsung doesn’t want to bring back the same issue that was found on the Galaxy Note 7. Besides, the smartphone supports fast charging and Qi/PMA wireless charging.

Samsung has made the Galaxy Note 8 available in various colors like Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, and Deep Sea Blue.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price in Nepal : Rs. 102,990 (For 64 GB)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specification


 Size  6.3 inches
 Resolution  1440 x 2960 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed 4 x 2.3 GHz and 4 x 1.7 GHz
 CPU Type Octa-Core (EMEA)


 Video Recording Resolution  4096 x 2160p@30fps, 1920 x 1080p@60fps, 1280 x 720p@240fps
 Main Camera Resolution  Dual 12 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  8 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  6 GB
 ROM  64/128/256 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Uses SIM 2 Slot


 Multi-Sim  Dual SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth 5.0
 PC Sync  Yes
 Location  GPS, Glonass, BDS, Galilieo
  NFC  Yes


 Operating Software  Android 7.1.1 Nougar

Physical Information

 Color+  Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, and Deep Sea Blue
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
 Weight  195 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP68 Certified Water Resistant and Dust Proof


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3300 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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