Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Unboxing and Handson Review
Latest addition to the Samsung Note series after the devastating failure of Note 7 is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Most of us thought that the Samsung Note series has been gone for good. But Samsung amped up their game by introducing this Beast – Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was one of the most anticipated Smartphone after Samsung announced it. Although Samsung did reach upto the expectation even the product is little bit pricey.
The Note 8 comes with a Samsung modified Android Nougat 7.1.1powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octacore processor of 2.35 GHz.
With a massive 6.3″ Infinity AMOLED display with 522 ppi pixel density it’s one of the most awesome display ever.
It’s certified with IP68 dust and waterproof over 1.5m and 30 minutes.
The Dual Primary Camera is 12 MP each with 26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF. It also has OIS (Optical Image Stabiliazation), 2x Optical Zoom and also Dual tone LED.
The Secondary Camera is 8 MP f/1.7, 1/3.6″ sensor size and Auto HDR.
DXOMark rating of 94 for Camera Quality
It comes in 4 variants: Orchid Grey, Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Arctic Silver.
Battery Capacity of 3300mAH.
The Front house with 6.3″ AMOLED infinity display is a nice crown for the Note 8. Above the Screen Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is packed with Camera, Iris Scanner, LED notification light and Earpiece.
Below the screen nothing is visible but there exists the pressure sensitive 3D Home Button which can be used to wake up the device.
On the Left side we can see a dedicated Bixby button(Samsung’s own Voice assistant) and Volume Controllers. While on the Right side we have the power button.
The lower edge houses the Headphone jack, Loudspeaker, USB C charging port and ofcourse the main attraction S-PEN. Top Edge consists of the Hybrid Sim Slot.
Rear panel contains the Fingerprint Scanner which is very hard to reach, heart-rate monitor, Dual tone LED flash and the heroes two Primary Camera’s.
You will definitely need both hands to effectively use this giant phone because of its bigger size.
This time the S Pen comes with so much bloatized functionalities making it much more fun to use it. With more than 4000 pressure points along with the live message option S Pen itself is worth half the price of the Note 8.
The Always On Screen is a pretty Cool Feature but be ready to sacrifice a considerable amount of battery if you enable this.
Edge Screen and Split Screen functionalities have been improved from the previous versions.
The poor positioning of Fingerprint Sensor is also a negative.
The dedicated bixby button may get pressed when trying to adjust the volume.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be used in 3 different modes based on the power consumption.
WQHD mode with ~522ppi.
FHD+ mode with ~392ppi.
HD+ mode with ~261ppi.
Samsung must have gone a very long way to ensure that Galaxy Note 8’s battery doesn’t explode like it’s predecessor. I think thats why the battery capacity has been reduced. Some of the reasons to buy this Expensive Beast are : Infinity Display, Outstanding SPen, An Awesome Camera. Some of the reasons not to buy : Expensive, Less Battery Capacity.