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Samsung Galaxy Note8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1100 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. Opinions about the camera and usability are generally positive. The size and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the GPS navigation and battery. There are some mixed views about the sound and portability.

screen, performance, size, usability, camera

price, battery, 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Excellent, but still a tough sell

 

With its exceptional screen, solid performance and an improved S Pen, it's no surprise that Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is its best big phone ever. It also doesn't hurt that it has one of the best dual camera setups we've ever seen. The problem is,...

Huge, beautiful display ; Excellent, water-resistant build ; Great dual camera ; S Pen is now more useful and fun

Very expensive ; Bixby can be flaky ; Not a huge improvement over the S8 Plus ; US version gets less storage than other regions

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

From the dual camera and S Pen, to the gorgeous Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note 8 is an all-around fantastic phone.

Good dual cameras ; Daylong battery life ; Speedy performance ; Handy S Pen features ; Waterproof

Expensive ; Live Focus needs some work ; Poor fingerprint sensor placement

The Galaxy Note 8 is a great phone all-around phone, with a great dual-camera setup, speedy performance, useful software features and S Pen, and IP68 waterproofing. But there are no distinguishing features that get us excited about it.

Sep, 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: one for the fans

 

The new Note is the best Note ever

Lovely display ; Fast performance ; Reliable battery life ; Excellent standard camera

It’s enormous ; It’s expensive ; Secondary camera is far inferior to main camera ; Terrible fingerprint scanner placement

The Note used to be the best and only truly great big phone. Now it has company.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Get ready to enjoy 6.3 inches of pure beauty.

The Note 8 has every feature a great smartphone should, and then some. This is the biggest, bestest screen. The two cameras take fantastic pictures.

That big screen massacres your battery. Live Focus can be screwy. Samsung still loves overwrought software tweaks.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an 8-inch tablet that costs $399. In a world where the 7-inch Nexus 7 exists for $200 and even the 7.9-inch iPad Mini starts at $330 or lower, $399 is a tough sell. If you're looking for a simple small tablet, the Nexus 7...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is comfortable to hold and has the best-looking small tablet screen yet. Writing with the S Pen feels natural and is preferred over typing on a tablet screen. Storage can be expanded via microSD, and the Watch On feature has...

The $399 price is a lot for a small tablet, no matter its features. It's not as thin or as light as the iPad Mini, and some people won't appreciate the highly saturated look of the OS. Also, its face buttons sometimes get in the way and there are...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a stunning tablet with a truly useful stylus, but it's not worth $400 unless you're an artist or prefer pen input.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

 

For the past couple of years Samsung, and many other Google partners, have been on the hunt to improve productivity on Android - particularly on tablets. We've seen hardware solutions (ASUS' Transformer line) as well as software solutions (Samsung's...

What could turn the Note 8.0 from a solid niche contender to a formidable competitor is rather simple. With a higher resolution display (and accompanying tweaks to make TouchWiz a little more subtle in its screen presence) and a faster SoC, the Note...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:47
Continuous video playback time:16
Talk time (3G):22
Wireless charging:Y

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
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
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

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
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
Supported video modes:1080p,2160p
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 bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / HSPA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
HotKnot:Y
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

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included: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:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor model:8895

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1 / 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 / Gmail,Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

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