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    Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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    Release Date
    5-Aug-17
    Market Status
    Available
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3300 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    6.3 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
    Colors
    Ram & Storage:
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    General
    Announced On5-Aug-17
    Market StatusAvailable
    BrandSamsung
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 45,218
    Design
    Water ResistanceYes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68
    Weight195 grams
    ColorsMidnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray
    BuildBack: Gorilla Glass
    Dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
    Display
    Screen Size6.3 inches
    Screen TypeSuper AMOLED
    Screen Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels
    Pixel Density522 ppi
    Aspect Ratio18.5:9
    Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 5
    Screen to Body Ratio83.24%
    Screen DesignBezel-less
    Screen Quality2K
    Performance
    GPUMali-G71 MP20
    Operating SystemAndroid v7.1.1 (Nougat)
    ChipsetSamsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
    CPUOcta core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
    Clock Speed2.3 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Process Technology10 nm
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants6GB 256GB, 6GB 128GB, 6GB 64GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR4
    Storage TypeUFS 2.1
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
    OTG SupportYes
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1440p30fps
    Front Camera FeaturesWide Angle Selfie
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/1.7, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens25 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size, 1.22 micrometre pixel size
    Front Aperturef/1.7
    Front FlashNo
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3300 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Charger TypeQuick, v2.0, 15W
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Wireless ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio Features32-bit/384kHz audioActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCYes
    BluetoothYes
    FM RadioNo
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev5.0
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    OISYes
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 240 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesAuto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 12MP + 12MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.7, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens26 mm focal length, 2.55" sensor size, 1.4 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/2.4 Telephoto (upto 10x Digital Zoom, upto 2x Optical Zoom) Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Lens52 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size
    Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/1.7
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / ...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / ...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    Price & Availability


    The smartphone variant is not available or sold out in the market

    About the Phone

    Samsung has been broadening the appeal of the S Pen for the past few years, and Note 8 takes it to the next level. The battery is good, with the performance of the phone only improved by the incredible chipset in its processor and the 6GB of RAM.

    The device is very big though and will keep protruding from your pocket due to its aspect ratio.

    Pros:

    • Infinity Display and powerful processor
    • Power of the S-pen
    • Dual Camera and Dual OIS

    Cons:

    • Small battery size
    • Wrongly placed fingerprint scanner
    • No stereo speakers

     

    Samsung has taken its flagship game to the next level with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8! It brings to the table a slew of many unique features and promises great experiences with its stylus, the S-pen. It does, however, make you ask if the S-pen is your cup of tea at all – if the Galaxy Note 8 is really worth the upgrade.


    The maple gold Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with 6 GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory runs for around Rs 52,900. It has the largest ever screen on any device in the Note series with a whopping 16.05cm (6.3 inches) infinity display.

     

    The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 12+12 MP dual rear camera with an 8 MP front camera, touch focus and face smile detection. The phone packs a punch with the Exynos 8895 operating system and a 10nm octa-core processor 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. Added further to that is the incredible 3300 mAH lithium-ion battery which provides a full battery-life endurance of an impressive 89 hours.

    With its polished aluminium frame covered with gorilla glass, the Galaxy Note 8 has a glossy sheen that really catches the eye. Its built is as solid as can be and with an IP68 rating, water is not a worry for it. On the back, you have the dual aperture camera setup with a fingerprint scanner beside it.

     Like the S8, the Galaxy Note 8 brings Samsung’s curved infinity display. The display is a 16.05 centimetres (6.3-inch) infinity touchscreen display with 1440×2960 pixels, 521 PPI pixel density and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The AMOLED touchscreen is gorgeous, with a QHU resolution which fills almost the whole surface of the phone. The clarity and definition are really unparalleled! 

     

    Bixby has once again been assigned a separate button for ease of access and it does add significant value when required. However, it still has miles to go before it can compete with other virtual assistants.

    The Galaxy Note 8 has an Exynos 8895 chipset and 6 GB of RAM, but depending on the market you could find it running on a Snapdragon 835. Note 8 opens apps just fine and is one of the snappier phones we’ve seen in terms of handling multiple apps.

    The Note 8 has the same f1.7 camera found on the Galaxy S8+, but it’s a first time for Samsung to have included a secondary telephoto camera at f2.4 AF. Both are 12 MP and have OIS, which helps pictures come out with great details, high dynamic range, and really low noise. The telephoto camera allows for two times lossless zoom on your subject.

    After it gets dark, the shots have low noise and lots of details, owing to the OIS on the telephoto lens, which helps with zooming at night. Even after clicking the photo, Note 8 lets you change the level of blur and further allows you to switch between the telephoto and wide angle photo option at your discretion.

    The 8 MP front camera also has autofocus so it’s easy to get a nice selfie. 4K videos are great with no loss of detail and nicely saturated colour. While the 1080p videos come with a little more noise than the 4K videos, they are nevertheless really good as a standalone feature.

    At 3300 mAH the battery in the Note 8 is bit smaller than the one in S8+, which is strange since Note 8 is bigger. With quick charge 2.0, the battery charges from 0-40% in a respectable 30 mins.

    The Galaxy Note 8 is an impressive piece of technology bringing some of the best we’ve seen in the smartphone, and unlike the S8+, its dual cameras give seamlessly detailed shots and lossless zoom. It is important to point out that the big size is not for everyone and whatever it can do, it’s competitors can do as well. The unique feature here is the S-pen, which provides a streamlined way of interacting with your phone. This is exclusive to the Galaxy Note 8, and you won’t find it anywhere else. If this is something you would like and would love to have, then despite the high price tag, the Galaxy Note 8 could be the right choice for you.