Samsung Galaxy Note 8


In short, the Galaxy Note 8 does almost everything well. The Galaxy Note 8 is a visually striking handset. The software also seems on point. From scaling up the amount of available memory to the way they leave Android alone for the most part. I’m decidedly happy with the new 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the screen which allows you to hold the phone more comfortably in one hand than the previous wider phone designs. The battery life is also great and can last for more than 1 day without charging. The new Galaxy Note 8 packs the first dual camera. That means both rear lenses feature optical image stabilization, which uses special hardware to stabilize the cameras and reduce motion blur as well as noise, making great photos. Overall, The Note 8 has a great design, though that fingerprint sensor placement is still annoying.

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, August
Status Available. Released 2017, September
BODY Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– Stylus
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 101.1 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~521 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPU Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1µm, AF), OIS, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm), autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 22 h (3G)
Music play Up to 74 h
MISC Colors Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
Price About 750 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 3374 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3333
Basemark X: 40890
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.148(sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 71dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -93.2dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 89h