The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a new smartphone from Samsung that combines a large display screen with plenty of memory and features designed to appeal to media-heavy smartphone usage. This Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review will take a closer look at the specifications, features and battery life of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in addition to reviewing its overall quality to consumers.
Specifications and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features an extensive 6.3 inch display; new to the Note series is the ‘Infinity Display,’ which nearly eliminates the side casing of the phone, allowing for an almost border-free screen experience. The The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen is 9mm taller than previous Note models, meaning it is the largest Samsung Galaxy Note phone to date. The phone itself is about 7 ounces in weight, so it is heftier than some models but not as weighty as expected for its size.
The display resolution is 3K resolution with Mobile HDR premium and an always-on display option, which is great for users who find themselves needing their phone more often than not. Due to the glass-encased design, a grippable case is recommended to avoid accidental drops.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 does come with a fingerprint censor for easy unlocking. Due to the lack of a physical home button–the home button is now part of the Infinity Display–the phone’s fingerprint censor is on the rear of the phone instead.
The phone comes with 6GB of ram and an ultra-fast Snapdragon 835 chip. The 6GB combined with the Snapdragon 835 makes for an ultra-fast, ultra-powerful processor that is ideal for playing games, watching movies, and running multiple apps at once. There is 64GB of storage with a microSD slot for users who want additional storage.
The phone comes with a rear and front-facing camera with 12MP, 4K video quality and a 2x optical zoom. Another notable feature of the phone is that it is water-resistant in 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. Note that water-resistant is not waterproof.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 3,300mAh battery. The smaller battery, which comes with an 8 point check for safety, is likely due to the infamous problems with the Note 7 battery overheating. The battery should give most users almost a full day of usage on a fully charged battery, however, charging is relatively slow compared to other devices–it takes about 2 hours to fully charge using the regular cable.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review Verdict
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great smart phone for users who want an exceptionally large screen with a beautiful display and plenty of power for playing games, watching videos, and using multiple apps at once. The battery charge can be slow, but since the battery life does extend for most of the day, this shouldn’t be much of an issue. Users who enjoy media-friendly smart phones will definitely ge the most out of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.