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Samsung Galaxy Note8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and size are overall positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the usability and battery get critical comments.

screen, design, performance, size, camera

price, battery, usability

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

Big in every way imaginable

'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 is Samsung’s big phone comeback story, making up for the Note 7 recall. It has an expansive 6.3-inch ‘Infinity Display,’ faster 6GB of RAM performance and two best-in-class rear cameras, which add up to one of the most expensive phones ever....

Sep, 2017

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

Sep, 2017

Trusted Reviews Recommended

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.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

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: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Bigger, better, less flammable - but what about the iPhone X?

 

The Galaxy Note 8 rises from the ashes of its predecessor; but can Samsung get back in your pocket? Now up against the iPhone X

Incredible bezel-less display ; Superb dual cameras ; Refined stylus

Painfully expensive ; Weaker battery life than S8 Plus

Samsung has a lot to prove if it wants to rehabilitate the Note brand. But with the Note 8, I’d say it has every chance of success. If only it weren't so ludicrously expensive.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

Supermassive. Super-powered. Super niche

Gorgeous, big screen ; Awesome camera ; Power to spare

Awkward to hold one-handed ; Facial recognition is hit and miss

The original big phone is back. Tweaks and changes are minor this year, but the Note 8 still perfectly fills its niche

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Dual camera phone

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Dual camera : At first it was expected that Samsung would provide its Galaxy S8 series with a dual camera. Lately however, it became clear that this would not be the case, as it turns out, Samsung plans to provide its other...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appears in 2017

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet : Like the S-Series, the Galaxy Note are premium devices from Samsung. The Note is a popular phablet known for its large format display and S Pen. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 7 never entered the global market. Consumers...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Samsung's pricey flagship is still cheaper than an iPhone X

 

Big, beautiful, bezel-less: The Galaxy Note 8 is here, and it more than compensates for its predecessor's premature demise

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a simply excellent smartphone, but then we expected no less. Samsung has taken the best plus-sized smartphone ever and made it even better with a slightly bigger display, a superb dual camera that sets a new standard for...

Sep, 2017

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

A spectacular business phone, but is it worth the price?

Excellent performance; Gorgeous screen; Camera quality is superb

Expensive; Troubling battery life

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a truly excellent phone - but unless you really need a stylus, there's little here to elevate over the similarly-superb Galaxy S8.

Sep, 2017

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
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

Cables included:USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide: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