The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to arrive with a dual camera setup at its rear. Also, there is no denying that this is the best-looking smartphone to be launched in the company's Note lineup.
Given that the Galaxy Note 8 features high-end specs and a great design, it is common for the device to cost a fortune. The device is all set to be released in India on September 12 and go on sale by the end of this month at a price point of around Rs. 74,999. However, there is no official confirmation from Samsung regarding the same.
Now, there is a durability test video from JerryRigEverything showing the scratch, burn and bend tests carried out on the Galaxy Note 8. The video shows if the Samsung flagship is worth its price or not.
The scratch test conducted on the Galaxy Note 8 shows that the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the 6.3-inch Infinity Display panel is strong enough to resist scratches up to the level 6. At the level 7, the panel seems to get prominent grooves to some extent. The top bezel with the iris scanner, selfie camera, and proximity sensor is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 5 and it does a good role in protecting these components during the scratch test.
When it comes to the rear surface, the metal housing keeps the dual camera lenses safe and the Gorilla Glass 5 protection keeps the LED flash and lenses safe from scratches. Though the fingerprint sensor is scratched, it works fine. The plastic S Pen seems to be scratched easily but it faces no issues in terms of functionality.
During the flame test, the device's AMOLED screen is subjected to a flame for 10 seconds and gets permanently damaged. In the bend test, the device is pretty strong and does not bend back and forth with normal levels of force. On the whole, it fares well as a sturdy smartphone in the basic tests.