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Samsung Galaxy Note8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The camera and screen also get good comments. Many are critical about the sound and GPS navigation. Views are divided on the battery.

performance, screen, camera, design, size

price, GPS navigation, sound

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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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

 

Back to being best. The Note 8 shines with a big, superb Infinity screen, high performance and, for the first time, with a dual-camera. As usual, the S-Pen that can be inserted into the casing is included. Whether Samsung has developed the ideal...

great display ; fast SoC ; expandable storage ; Dual SIM optional available ; great S Pen with many features ; USB 3.1 with DisplayPort and HDMI ; Gigabit LTE ; fast Wi-Fi with high range ; Quick charge and wireless charging ; protected against water...

SoC throttles under load ; extended warranty does not apply to liquid damage ; weak GPS performance ; speaker should be better ; fingerprint is not optimally placed

Samsung has again launched a superb product with the Galaxy Note 8 and there is no real alternative phablet for fans of the S Pen. The handset comes with an outstanding configuration. However, the manufacturer could have gladly been a bit more generous...

Sep, 2017

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: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

 

SIMPLY THE BEST LARGE-DISPLAY PHONE

Excellent 6.3 inch Super-AMOLED display;World-class digital pen phone experience;Thin and comfortable but powerful design

Smaller battery than the Galaxy S8+

The Galaxy Note 8 is an excellent handset that dominates today’s large screen (6.3"€+) smartphone landscape. If you are a digital pen lover, this is the best you can get. If you only care about the screen and battery size, the Xiaomi Mi Mix might be...

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

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.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (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.

Sep, 2017

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: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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: 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: Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Galaxy Note8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know

 

The follow-up to Samsung's ill-fated Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 is the pinnacle of Samsung's phone design.

Not yet. The Note 8 ships with the Samsung Experience based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. However, Google has said it is working with Samsung to get some of its handsets updated to Oreo before the end of the year.

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 / 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

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