Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review: A Complete & Exquisite Experience

Intro

Samsung Galaxy Note8

RM 3,999.00
Samsung Galaxy Note8
9

Build Quality

10/10

Accessories

10/10

Audio

8/10

Display

10/10

Camera

10/10

Software & Features

9/10

Performance

9/10

Battery Life

8/10

Value

9/10

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent accessories package (Micro USB adapter, USB OTG adapter, AKG earphones)
  • Awesome 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display
  • Excellent camera quality & user experience
  • Lightning fast Dual Pixel AF
  • Dual camera with Dual OIS
  • Great front camera quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Superior S Pen experience

Cons

  • Awkward fingerprint scanner position
  • Expensive

Samsung Galaxy Note8

When Samsung released the first Galaxy Note with a huge 5.3-inch display back in 2011, it spawned a whole new category of smartphone which we later named them as phablets. The large display crazed continued to spread out to other phone models where most of the smartphones now have at least 5-inch display.

Of course, we still remember the shortlived Note7 had an unfortunate battery issue where a total recall marks the end of the fiery disaster. Today, what we have in our labs is the all new Samsung Galaxy Note8 with 8-point battery safety check. Read on to find out more.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note8
CPU & GPUSamsung Exynos 8895 10nm
4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz
RAM6 GB (LPDDR4)
Storage64 / 128 / 256 GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM slot 2)
Display6.3-inch
2960 x 1440 Quad Quad HD+
Super AMOLED
521 ppi
Camera (rear)Dual Camera
Wide angle 12 MP, 1/2.55-inch, 1.4um
f/1.7 aperture
Dual Pixel AF
Dual Optical Image Stabilisation

Telephoto 8 MP, 1/3.6-inch, 1.0um
f/2.4 aperture
Autofocus
Dual Optical Image Stabilisation
Camera (front)8 MP, 1/3.6-inch, 1.22um
f/1.7 aperture
Autofocus
BatteryNon-removable 3300 mAh Li-Ion
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
SIMHybrid dual SIM (Nano)
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, BeiDou
FeaturesIP68 water resistant
UHQ 32-bit & DSD support
S Pen, 4096 pressure sensitivity, 0.7mm pen tip, IP68 water resistant

Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Included in the box:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note8
  • Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge adapter
  • USB Type C cable
  • USB Type A to USB Type C adapter (OTG adapter)
  • Micro USB Type B to USB Type C adapter
  • AKG in-ear earphones
  • Replacement earbuds
  • Transparent polycarbonate case (not shown in photo)
  • SIM tray removal tool
  • Replacement nibs and nib removal tool
  • User guide and warranty info

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Great move from Samsung to include both micro USB Type A and regular USB Type A adapters. Users can use their existing micro USB cable without having to purchase extra cables. Meanwhile, the standard USB type A adapter works perfectly as an OTG dongle.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Which means you can access your flash drive or 2.5mm drive’s data while on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

The package also includes 5 replacement nibs for the S Pen. 2 of them are in grey colour while the rest in black. Of course, the nib removal tool is also included.

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