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Samsung Galaxy Note8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 657 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the durability and portability are mixed. The GPS navigation and sound get negative reviews.

screen, performance, usability, camera, 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Shruti Dhapola (indianexpress.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: The return of the Note series

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Priced at Rs 67,900, this smartphone is one of the best flagships in the market. For Note fans, this upgrade might be worth it.

If you’ve been waiting to upgrade to the Galaxy Note 5, the Note 8 is a no-brainer. It offers a host of new features, a stunning camera, though the battery life might not seem so impressive. For Note fans, the upgrade will seem worth it.

2017-09

Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

 

With the Note 8, Samsung is indeed back with a bang (pun intended). The Galaxy Note 8 is the best Note the company has ever made.

S-Pen ; Great camera ; Beautiful design

Expensive ; Just a work day's battery life ; Fingerprint scanner placement can be frustrating

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is meant for those who want a no compromise Android phone, and don't mind what it costs them. It's a no brainer for Note lovers and makes a lot of sense for others as well.

2017-09

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on review

 

The grown-up Galaxy gets even more serious for 2017

2017-09

Expert review by: (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review – Note is back

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the 6th generation of the Galaxy Note series (excluding the disastrous Galaxy Note7), after the Galaxy Note5 which launched 2 years back, Samsung skipped Galaxy Note6, and Galaxy Note7 came up with a fire story that could put...

Curved and Edge-to-Edge Screen ; Excellent Display Quality, High Brightness ; S-Pen works great ; SSD-like storage performance, USB 3.1 ; Top-notch CPU and GPU ; IP68 Certified (Dust-proof and Water Resistant) ; Iris Scanner and Wireless Charging...

Average Battery Life ; Fingerprint Scanner Placement is Awkward ; Slippery, May Fall From Wet Hands ; Expensive

There’s no question, Galaxy Note8 is the most powerful device Samsung has ever made. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is a modern smartphone with cutting-edge technology but at a premium price. A flagship smartphone with a new bezel-less design, amazing Super...

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

The best big display on a smartphone

'Infinity Display' is excellent ; Samsung’s best camera x2 ; Fast with 6GB of RAM

‘Infinitely’ expensive ; Battery life held back ; Weak speaker

The Note 8 has the best big display on a smartphone and acts as Samsung's big phone comeback story, making up for last year's Note 7 recall. It has an expansive 6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display,’ faster 6GB of RAM performance and two outstanding rear...

2017-11

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...

2017-09

Expert review by: Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: the world's best phone for getting stuff done

 

If you're a fan of the Note series, you won't be disappointed by the Note 8 features, S Pen, camera and more

So powerful ; S Pen enhancements worth having ; Camera image stabilisation tech ; We like app pairs!

It's expensive ; Fingerprint reader

2017-09

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...

2017-09

Expert review by: Marie Black (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

Extravagantly priced, but with a feature set to match. The Note 8 is now on sale, but should you buy it? We find out if the new Galaxy flagship is worth the outlay in our in-depth Note 8 review.

2017-12

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Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Is Samsung's 6.3-inch, stylus-wielding dual-camera phone enough to beat the phablet competition?

Stunning design and build ; Great screen ; Well-implemented stylus and software ; Superb cameras

Average battery life ; Wildly expensive

A worthy comeback for the Galaxy Note brand. The Note 8 has an excellent camera and stunning display, but the battery could be better.

2017-12

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
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
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 colour:Maple Gold / Midnight Black
Colour 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:16
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

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: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:8.6
Height :162.5
Weight:195
Width:74.8