Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: The latest Flagship from the South-Korean smartphone maker is out. Much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8 unwrapped with impressive specs which claim to be a successful Samsung flagship. After few major wrongs on the earlier Note 7, Samsung seems to be in right path of producing a mega sized smartphone. Well, this Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review is not just about convincing you about the Phablet. Despite the Specifications, Samsung efforts to offer ‘unique among the segment’ make the Galaxy Note 8 an option for flagship buyers. Here is our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review detailing you about the new successor in the Samsung’s top-notch series.
Galaxy Note 8 Display and Design:
The 6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display’ on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 redefines the look and feel of premium Note variant. Samsung’s dual curved edge and bezel-less Infinity Display gives you the feel of a mini tablet. In comparison to the previous models, Note 8 feels a bit big and 9mm large display is accounted for it. Besides that, you get the feel of carrying a heavy device in your hand as it weighs 195g. Perhaps, it might be the new big from the Samsung.
The larger 6.3-inch display without a physical home button provides never before 83% screen-to-body ratio. To recall, even the iPhones have a 67% screen-to-body ratio. The Galaxy Note 8 display tops again as the company updates itself for the world’s best display in a regular time interval.
Its maximum brightness, wider color gamut and 3K resolution with Mobile HDR Premium features add more beauty to the display. Samsung’s Always-On Display makes its presence in the smartphone.
Galaxy Note 8 design will be another factor to claim the best as it comes with a glass wrapped around an aluminum frame. Since the size and the combination of the glass and aluminum make the Smartphone slippery. The Note 8 is IP68 water-resistant and can survive up to 1.5m (5ft) underwater for 30 minutes.
Galaxy Note 8 Specs and Performance:
The Galaxy Note 8 could be the fastest Samsung phone with its souped-up internal specs. The 6GB of RAM and latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset (In the UK) and Samsung’s Exynos chipsets in other regions works pretty well.
There is no scope to point out a flaw in the Galaxy Note 8 Performance. There is no point that the device has compromised and found a lag. Running Geekbench software, the device scored 6,524 multi-core on average while normal use. Multitasking on the phone is a boon and all we found no lag issues even while heavy usage.
Samsung TouchWiz menu complexities and app bloat ware have got better considering any past software mistakes made by Samsung. This makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 software balances the interface with more options on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Samsung Bixby on Galaxy Note 8 voice-powered virtual assistant has a lot of potentials. But, it would be smarter than the company’s S Voice software if it was executed well. Bixby could have been better than Apple’s Siri or Google’s Assistant if it could just understand us. However, it is too early to predict the performance as of now. The maker has included a ‘Bixby button’ on the left side of Note 8 just below the volume button.
The Samsung S Pen feature in Galaxy Note 8 is quite an impressive one. It helps users to sign the documents and write directly on screenshots. However, this S Pen in Galaxy Note 8 is a newly launched feature with old actions.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Camera :
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera is probably the best of any present smartphone. It captures some clear, colorful photos which you can’t resist to fall in love with them. Also, it has brilliant new bokeh effect, camera on Galaxy Note 8 have a great easy-to-use, yet full-featured camera app.
The rear dual camera on the Galaxy Note 8 makes a lot of difference with rich bokeh effect in the ‘Live Focus’ photos. In fact, this could be the Samsung’s best answer for the iPhone 7S Plus portrait mode. The camera options adjust the best depth of field blur. A bokeh slider bar will be displayed while taking a photo and even after snapping the picture. This background blur effect with more controls highlights the power of two cameras further.
The lenses on the Note 8 has made better with the second rear camera’s 2x optical zoom. The OIS feature helps you with better photos even captured with shaky hands. This camera feature on Galaxy Note 8 makes it a better camera than the iPhone’s telephoto camera.
There are various photo modes for a better photo experience, while the favorite ones can be downloaded from the Galaxy App Store. Video options include 4K recording with smooth OIS, while the Note 8 camera crisply captures everything directly in front of you.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery:
Worried about Galaxy Note 8 Battery exploding? Surely, a no. The company ensures that the Note 8 battery is completely safe and qualifies eight-point battery safety check. Samsung has introduced these new safety parameters after the series of Note 7 explosions. However, the Smartphone maker has managed to execute S8, S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 battery review process.
Sadly, Samsung is less focused on extending the battery limits on the latest phablet. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery is of 3,300mAh power which is lesser than Note 7 and S8 Plus. Yet, Galaxy Note 8 battery back-up is still decent with stands for a day long. Samsung’s power-saving mode can extend the battery life by few more hours.
It took around 115 minutes to gain back the battery on Galaxy Note 8 through USB Type-C cable. Yet, it is surprising that the Note 8 takes more time to gain back its battery than the Note 7 and S8 Plus. Considering the lesser battery capacity, Samsung Note 8 should get charged in lesser time. Technically, Samsung didn’t repeat the same mistake which it did with the Galaxy Note 7 back then. An All-day lasting battery is enough for any decent smartphone user and so the Samsung Note 8 provides.
- Infinity Display
- Premium class design
- Dual camera
- 6 GB RAM
- Battery life
- Bixby performance
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review Final Verdict:
After Note 7 tragedy, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be a good comeback for the company in the premium smartphone segment. The 6 GB RAM on the device and the performance which it offers I definitely best in class. Galaxy Note 8 features like Infinity display, Dual cameras makes the best smartphone for Samsung loyalists. If you are not, there are few other options out in the market like OnePlus 5 and LG V30. Nevertheless, it is still a considerable buy if you are ok with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price and size.