The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Samsung Note 8, for short, is a product that has been around since September 2017. But if you ask us, we still consider the device to be an item currently still worthwhile of being bought. We have seen the phone in the hands of many people, and we are pretty confident you would not be disappointed. In terms of computing power, it is very pointless worrying about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. And also, when it comes to the storage, you have little or nothing to worry about.
Design and Display
Samsung ranks as one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, and this company is claimed, by many, to be among those having the best design team in the world. In order words, you are very likely to find this phone’s design to be appealing. The product has an outstanding build quality while measuring 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm. In inches, the dimension of the smartphone is the equivalent of 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches. As regards the mass of the phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measures 195 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a display of about 6.30 inches. Such a display is large enough for almost any smartphone user, and this display comes with an epic resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. To help you make a better sense of how cool this is, the resolution of the phone in pixels per inch, is about 521 PPI. And as regards the screen-to-body ratio of the phone, the device is claimed to have a screen-to-body ratio of about 83.2 percent. Builds of the Note 8 have their display protected by a corning gorilla glass 5.
The chipset that powers your build of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, would depend on what country you are buying the phone from. If you are buying the phone from the United States or China, then your device is very likely to come with the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, if you are buying it from a European country, you would likely have the Exynos 8895 chipset powering your build of the phone.
While the Exynos 8895 chipset and the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset are both octa-core and also 10 nm chipsets, they are quite different. The high-speed cores of the Exynos 8895 chipset can be clocked at the 2.30 GHz, while its standard cores can be clocked at 1.70 GHz. However, as for the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, its high-speed cores can be clocked at 2.35 GHz, while its standard cores can be clocked at 1.90 GHz.
Regardless of what build of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 you are using, all builds of the phone come with 6 GB of main memory. Even when the storage space differs, the RAM remains the same. In short, the device is ideal for gamers.
OS and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released in 2017, so the device runs the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. However, this should not stop you from buying the product, as you can always upgrade its OS from Android 7.1.1 to Android 9.0 Pie. In fact, we can not rule out the possibility of Samsung making an Android 10 upgrade available to users of this device. In short, OS would not be a reason to drop the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, when contemplating whether to buy it or not.
When it comes to storage space, there are three different version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 you can buy. We have the 64 GB version, the 128 GB version, and the 256 GB version. For many users, these amount of storage spaces would be enough. But if for some reason or the other, you would like to have more storage space, you can always get a micro SD card for the phone. Micro SD cards not having more than 1 TB of storage space, can be used with the Note 8.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 MP selfie camera. However, this camera is not a regular 8 MP camera, it is rather a highly enhanced peripheral. This selfie camera can be used to take 30 fps 1,440p videos.
The rear side of the phone comes with two different 12 MP cameras. These cameras are epic, and you are going to love them. With these two cameras, you can use the device to take 30 fps 2,160p videos, a very impressive thing. And of course, these rear cameras have the support of a bright LED flash.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may either come as a single SIM or dual SIM smartphone. And as expected, this device comes with support for 4G networks. Aside from 4G networks, the product also works with 2G and 3G networks. Samsung is not a baby in this industry, so you have little to worry about, when it comes to the 4G support of the product, in this country. Not only are we sure of this, we have also confirmed it.
Refusing to not to have featured a fingerprint scanner is not an excuse Samsung can ever justify, so we have a fingerprint scanner on the rear side of the phone. Aside from the fingerprint scanner, the product also comes with cool sensors, including an iris scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2.
The device comes with all connectivity technologies you would ever expect from a product of its kind. So the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has support for technologies like Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC. While some other products come with micro USB 2.0 port, Note 8 comes with a USB type C port, version 3.0.
We have a 3,300 mAh battery powering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and this battery has proven to be good enough for the device. Tests revealed that the phone can run for up to 74 hours when playing music with it.