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Samsung Galaxy Note8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 556 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note8. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the GPS navigation and sound get critical views.

screen, performance, camera, usability, design

price, battery, sound, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

 

Back to being best. The Note 8 shines with a big, superb Infinity screen, high performance and, for the first time, with a dual-camera. As usual, the S-Pen that can be inserted into the casing is included. Whether Samsung has developed the ideal...

great display ; fast SoC ; expandable storage ; Dual SIM optional available ; great S Pen with many features ; USB 3.1 with DisplayPort and HDMI ; Gigabit LTE ; fast Wi-Fi with high range ; Quick charge and wireless charging ; protected against water...

SoC throttles under load ; extended warranty does not apply to liquid damage ; weak GPS performance ; speaker should be better ; fingerprint is not optimally placed

Samsung has again launched a superb product with the Galaxy Note 8 and there is no real alternative phablet for fans of the S Pen. The handset comes with an outstanding configuration. However, the manufacturer could have gladly been a bit more generous...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

 

SIMPLY THE BEST LARGE-DISPLAY PHONE

Excellent 6.3 inch Super-AMOLED display;World-class digital pen phone experience;Thin and comfortable but powerful design

Smaller battery than the Galaxy S8+

The Galaxy Note 8 is an excellent handset that dominates today’s large screen (6.3"€+) smartphone landscape. If you are a digital pen lover, this is the best you can get. If you only care about the screen and battery size, the Xiaomi Mi Mix might be...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Griffin Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases and screen protector: Drop protection for your expensive smartphone

 

When popular smartphones are released we see a plethora of case options. The Note 8 is a fantastic smartphone for the enterprise and Griffin has a few case options to protect your investment.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone review

 

Editor's note : The Galaxy Note 8 is now on sale in select markets, including the US.

The Galaxy Note 8 tops Samsung's already excellent S8 and S8 Plus with dual cameras and a boatload of stylus tricks. It's the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy.

An expensive phone, the Note 8 has more features than most people will need. Samsung's portrait mode can be finicky. The poorly placed fingerprint reader repeats the Galaxy S8's worst design flaw.

The Galaxy Note 8 retakes the throne as the ultimate Android phone for now, but some intense competition is just over the horizon.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Galaxy Note8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know

 

The follow-up to Samsung's ill-fated Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 is the pinnacle of Samsung's phone design.

Not yet. The Note 8 ships with the Samsung Experience based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. However, Google has said it is working with Samsung to get some of its handsets updated to Oreo before the end of the year.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: My first week with a nearly perfect smartphone

 

After last year's Note 7 fiasco, we weren't sure how Samsung and Note fans would respond. The Note 8 is a stunning phone and Note lovers are sure to appreciate the S Pen functionality, dual camera performance, and more.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Galaxy Note 8 review: Don't call it a comeback, call it the phone of the year

 

Samsung is back with the Note 8, a full redesign of last year's doomed handset that brings a gorgeous screen, awesome camera, and a few tricks up its sleeve.

Bright, brilliant 6.3-inch screen is a stunner in any light. ; Dual camera is a big step up from the S8 and Live Focus is a winner. ; The S Pen is better than ever and truly complements the Note's screen. ; Battery life in excellent despite a decrease...

Bixby button and fingerprint sensor are a nuisance. ; It might be a bit too big and heavy for some users.

The very existence of a stylus on the Note 8 is enough to set it apart from nearly every other smartphone, but the S Pen isn’t just for comfort and precision. It gives the Note a level of productivity that just isn’t available on other handsets. Aside...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: The epitome of a business-first smartphone

 

The first thing most people think of when the topic of Samsung's Note line comes up is last year's recall of the Note 7. Exploding batteries have a way taking over the conversation, and rightfully so.

New software features add value ; Solid camera ; Quick, responsive performance

Battery life could be a bit better ; Price is steep

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

 

You can't say Samsung's Galaxy Note brand isn't resilient: even explosions and costly recalls couldn't dampen enthusiasm for the new Note 8. Phablet fans are dedicated, though, especially those who demand stylus support too, which means the Note 8...

Huge, beautiful display ; Genuinely useful stylus ; Excellent camera ; Solid battery life

Prodigious price ; Fingerprint scanner is awkwardly-placed ; Bixby button is annoying

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Representing the current pinnacle of smartphone technology, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone has everything that's great about the Galaxy S8, plus dual cameras and an S Pen stylus.

High-quality, waterproof build. Improved S Pen stylus. Dual cameras. Modem supports emerging networks.

Expensive. Too big to work with current Gear VR headset.

The Note 8 is the pinnacle of smartphone technology right now. There is no better processor, no better screen, no better sound quality, no better reception, and no better camera. It costs a lot of money, but you're getting what you pay for.

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Brand color:Maple Gold / Midnight Black
Color of product:Black / Gold / Grey
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:6.3
Display Resolution:2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:521
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N / Y
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor lithography:10
Processor model:8895

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:6
RAM type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.339
Height:6.4
Weight:6.88
Width:2.94