Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

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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 [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] The front camera also allows you to shoot videos at [email protected]

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

Display

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

Processor

 CPU Speed4 x 2.3 GHz and 4 x 1.7 GHz
 CPU TypeOcta-Core (EMEA)

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution 4096 x [email protected], 1920 x [email protected], 1280 x [email protected]
 Main Camera Resolution Dual 12 MP
 Front Camera Resolution 8 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus Yes

Memory

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

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim Dual SIM
 Sim Size Nano-SIM
 2G Sim NA
 2G CDMA NA
 3G CDMA NA
 3G TD-CDMA NA
 4G TDD LTE NA

Connectivity

 ANT+ 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
 MHL NA
 PC Sync Yes
 Location GPS, Glonass, BDS, Galilieo
  NFC Yes

Software

 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

Sensors

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

Battery

 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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