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Samsung Galaxy Note8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1431 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. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The performance and size also get good reviews. Comments about the sound and portability are mixed, and some have doubts about the GPS navigation and battery.

screen, size, performance, usability, camera

price, battery, 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

May, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

 

Looking for a big-screen phone? This Samsung needs to be high on your shortlist

Large, bright screen ; Well built ; Decent audio, with hi-res support ; Great cameras ; S Pen functionality is well integrated

Battery life could be better ; Very expensive

After a tricky year and a few lessons learned, the Note 8 is back to winning ways

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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a pleasure to use, packed full of innovative features and practical functionality. Regardless of price, it hits the ball

Display performance ; Plenty of power ; Waterproofing ; Software refinement ; So many clever options and customisations ; Camera performance is excellent ; S Pen's expanding skills

Battery life isn't class leading ; The price is high ; Fingerprint scanner placement needs a rethink ; Galaxy S9+ a serious consideration if S Pen doesn't appeal ; Bixby

There's no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones of 2017 and still has appeal in 2018. It takes everything that the Galaxy S8+ offers and pushes it a little further. This is bigger, a touch more powerful, packs in more camera...

May, 2018

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

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...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Bigger, better, less flammable

 

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

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.

Jun, 2018

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

The Galaxy Note 8 still does it all, but Samsung is set to top it soon

 

If the rumors are right, Samsung will top the Note 8 with the Note 9 in August.

The Galaxy Note 8 is still a terrific phone in 2018, with dual cameras and a boatload of stylus tricks. It's currently the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy.

Expensive by any measure, 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.

With the Galaxy Note 9 just around the corner, now's a bad time to buy a new Galaxy Note 8 -- wait for the Note 9 to go on sale and the Note 8's price will surely drop.

Jun, 2018

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.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: Battle of the palm-stretchers

 

We've pitted the gargantuan Samsung Galaxy Note 8 against Apple's fresh-faced iPhone 8, and it's a battle of the titans

On the other hand, our experience with the Note 8 so far has been stupendous, and the iPhone 8 Plus will have a serious struggle to compete in terms of performance and aesthetics. With a stellar design, outstanding screen and industry-leading...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:47
Continuous audio playback time (display off):74
Continuous video playback time:16
Talk time (3G):22
Wireless Charging:Y

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
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.29
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.173

Design

Brand colour:Maple Gold / Midnight Black
Colour of product:Black / Blue / 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

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display diagonal:16
Display number of colours:16 million colours
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
Text prediction system: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
Supported video modes:1080p,2160p
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
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / HSPA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
HotKnot:Y
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

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Play / Gmail,Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Protective case: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:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.35
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:8895

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1 / 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:4 / 6
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:51.2

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Play / Gmail,Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

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