A Quick And Dirty Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a premium smartphone produced by Samsung and launched in August 2017. It is designed and produced to be a successor to the controversial Note 7. Being a Note 7 successor the Note 8 has a lot of remedying to do for the smartphone users to gain confidence in the Note brand again. The Note 7 was plagued with a lot of battery issue, with many Note 7 batteries spontaneously catching fire.
While many had suspected that Samsung would discontinue the Note line of smartphones and launch a new brand, they opted to keep the line going and try to redeem themselves with the Note 8. And going by the rave reviews (and lack of battery issues that plagued the Note 7), the Samsung nailed it. Herein we are going to brush over this high-end smartphone to understand why it is among the best phones currently in the market.
#1. Performance” The Note 7 is among the best smartphones in the market in terms of performance. It comes with an Octa-core CPU, the Exynos 8895 Octa or Qualcomm MSM 8998 Snapdragon chipset, and a Mali-G71 MP20 or Adreno 540 GPU. It runs the Android 7.1.1. On the memory front, it has 6 GB ram and can have 64, 128, or 256GB storage memory. It comes with a Li-Ion 3300 non-removable battery.
#2. Display And Design” It has a Super AMOLED captive display screen that has 1440 X 2960 pixels (~521 ppi density). The screen and the back of the phone are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. With regards to the design of the phone, the phone has an aluminum frame, it measures 162.5X74.8X8.6 mm and weighs 195g, so make sure to protect your Galaxy Note 8 screen with a sturdy, protective case like this one.
#3. Camera” On the camera front, it comes with a dual 12 MP primary camera at the back with phase detection and autofocus. The Secondary has 8 MP and an autofocus feature.
#4. Other Features” It has the typical Note Stylus, Samsung Pay, 3.5 mm jack, and the typical features and sensors that high-end smartphone come with.
The Bottom Line
With a premium design geared towards heavy users such as business people, the Galaxy Note 8 gets a 9 out 10 rating on the design front. On the display front, Galaxy Note 8 has one of the best screens in the smartphone world. For this reason, it gets a 10/10 rating for its display. The same case applies to performance rating. You will be hard-pressed to find a phone with superior performance than the Galaxy Note 8, and, therefore, it gets a 10/10 rating. With this rating make sure to provide coverage for the security of your Galaxy Note 8 such as insurance and a well-made phone cover.
As for the camera and software, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is currently dragging behind some other phones in the market. Nonetheless, its performance on these fronts makes it worthy of a premium high-end smartphone. However, many will find the performance of the battery is considerably wanting. The battery life is not at par with the heavy usage that this phone is designed for.
As such, it gets an 8/10 rating for battery ratings. Overall, the Galaxy Note 8 gets an excellent 8/10 overall rating.