Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
35,990
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 12 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6.3 inches 1440 x 2960 pixels Display
  • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Price

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Review

Pros
  • Gorgeous Quad HD screen is great for multimedia and productivity
  • Swift multitasking and smooth gaming performance
  • Excellent camera performance with really good bokeh images
  • New S Pen is a great tool for content creators, editors and artists
Cons
  • No Stereo sound support
  • Battery performance could have been better
  • Poorly placed fingerprint scanner that makes it tough to unlock the handset

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched on 11th September, 2017 in India. The device features infinity display with a near bezel less, full frontal glass, edge to edge screen. The S pen coming along with device enables with effective communication be it drawing emojis or making handwritten notes. The dual rear camera supports 2*optical zoom, producing sharp photos or videos even from a distance. The high performing 10nm processor along with 6GB RAM, make downloading of games or multitasking faster and seamless. With Smart Switch you can easily move important stuffs from your old phone to the new Galaxy Note. The smartphone is available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold.

DISPLAY

The smartphone comes with a 6.3 inches infinity capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, and display type of super AMOLED. With aspect ratio of 18.5:9, you get superfine viewing angles while gaming and watching movies or scanning photos.

PROCESSOR AND STORAGE

The smartphone makes use of an Octa Core Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 that is coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU, 6GB RAM and 64GB Storage default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 256GB with the help of a microSD Card.

CAMERA

For imaging, the device sports a 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Camera with 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, dual OIS, 4k Video recording, Geo-tagging, Slow motion, dual-video recording, HDR. The lens of F1.7 allows maximum light to fall in, giving very sharp images. Up front, the smartphone makes use of a 8 MP Camera with AutoFocus and 4k Video recording selfie camera.

CONNECTIVITY

The connectivity aspects include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, v5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO and hybrid dual sim (nano+nano/microSD).

BATTERY

The smartphone gets the power from a Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery.

SOFTWARE

The smartphone runs Android 7.1(Nougat) out of the box.

SENSORS

The fingerprint sensor mounted at back, unlocks the device with fast and secured way. The other sensors are Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Iris sensor, RGB Light sensor, Pressure sensor and Proximity sensor.

KEY ACCESSORIES

The device comes along with Samsung Dex, Bixby, Gear VR and Gear 360.

PRICE

The Note 8 price in India starts from Rs. 67,300 for 6GB and 64GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Device type Phablet
Sim Hybrid Dual Sim (nano+nano/microSD)
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September 2017
Indian Release Date 11 September, 2017
BODY
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight 195 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.3 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) Super AMOLED (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
CPU Octa Core (Quad Core x 2.3 GHz + Quad Core x 1.7 GHz) Cortex A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP20
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 6 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 8 MP Camera with AutoFocus and 4k Video recording
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
Camera Features Dual OIS, 4k Video recording, Geo-tagging, Slow motion, dual-video recording, HDR
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player WAV, AAC+, AC3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, MP3, AMR, AAC, MXMF, eAAC+
Video Player 3GP, ASF, M4V, H.263, H.264, MKV, 3G2, DivX, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG4
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh Battery
Talk time Up to 22 hrs
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared Port Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Iris Scanner, Quick Charging, NFC, Water proof, Dust proof
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How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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