Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2017, August
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • Screen: 6.3", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

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General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Release date 2017, August
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz)
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
Battery 3300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 22 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 74 h
Approximate price550 EUR
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.3" inc
Screen area 101.1 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio83.2%
Screen resolution 1440 x 2960 px
PPI /points per inch/ 521 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other - HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6'', 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score94
DxOMark Photo100
DxOMark Video84
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps
Operating system OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
-Adreno 540 - USA & China
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score259278
Antutu 7 score204196
GeekBench 5 Single Core345
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1509
GeekBench 4 Single Core1792
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core6277
GeekBench 4 RenderScript9051
GeekBench 4 Battery3822
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Versions: N950F (Single SIM: Europe, Australia); N950FD (Global Dual SIM: Europe, LATAM, Brazil; Australia); N950U/U1 (USA); N950W (Canada); N9500 (China); N950N (South Korea) Also known as Samsung Ga

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

Samsung Note 8 is part of the most successful series of the South Korean company. Today, she has loyal followers who look forward to her next representative. After the failure of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Note 8 was tasked with restoring the brand's trust. Did it work? Yes! In the following lines you will be convinced of this.


The South Korean manufacturer has a habit of offering more and more exciting models with each passing year. To make the Samsung Note 8's screen look bigger than its predecessor, the developers have made the frames even thinner. As a result, the 6.3-inch display fits perfectly into a compact body and occupies almost 83% of the front of the device.

Compared to the Galaxy S8, the screen is less rounded at the edges. That's why the Samsung Note 8 looks a bit bigger. On the back we see quality glass, which flows into the metal frame. The block of two chambers does not protrude above the body and is slightly shifted to the left. Next to it you will find the fingerprint scanner and the flash.

The case of Samsung Note 8 is protected against water and dust according to the IP68 standard. The user can immerse the device to a depth of 1.5 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes.


The smartphone has a record-breaking 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio is 18.5: 9. The colors look bright and vibrant. The color rendering can be changed according to the user's preferences. You need to touch the settings in "Photo AMOLED" mode.

Like the Galaxy S8, you can change the display resolution here. By default it is

FHD +, but you can reduce it to HD + or increase it to WQHD +. Thanks to HDR10 technology, the screen colors are brighter and the picture is more contrasting.


To achieve enviable performance, Samsung has "gifted" the Samsung Note 8 with a processor

Samsung Exynos 8895, which consists of four basic ARM Cortex A53 cores with an operating frequency of up to 1.9 GHz. Another four cores, developed by the company, operate at 2.3 GHz. Mali-G71 MP20 is responsible for the graphics. To this we must add 6G RAM and 64 GB internal storage. As a result, Samsung Note 8 is an enviably productive smartphone with which you can work with a large number of programs and switch between them quickly.

If you buy a Samsung DeX dock, you can turn the Samsung Note 8 into something like a desktop computer.

As for protecting the access of intruders to your smartphone, Samsung Note 8 has a fingerprint scanner and retina. The first is located on the back of the case next to the cameras. Works great and unlocks in literally a second.

If you can't get used to the fingerprint scanner, you can use the one for the retina of the eye. It doesn't work that fast, but it works precisely.

Finally, we must specify that the factory Samsung Note 8 runs on the Android operating system

7.1.1 and the company interface of the company.

Stylus S Pen

Traditionally, the Note series device has styluses, also called pens. They are placed in special compartments in the body of the smartphone. The Samsung Note 8 version has a 0.7 mm thick tip. Recognizes 4096 levels of pressure force. It works accurately and allows you to draw and write as if you were using paper.


Samsung Note 8 is the company's first smartphone with two cameras. It is also the first to offer two modules with optical stabilization. Both cameras are 12-megapixel, one of which is wide-angle and the other - telephoto. The quality of the photos is impressive, which is normal for Samsung's flagships.

The front camera is single, 8-megapixel and has an aperture of f / 1.7. With it you will take decent selfies to share on social networks.

Autonomous work

Samsung Note 8 works with a battery with a capacity of 3300 mAh. With active use, which includes phone calls, use of the Internet, e-mail, messengers and social networks, as well as any other game, you can count on over 24 hours of battery life.


Are you looking for the Note model at an affordable price? Choose Samsung Note 8! It has a beautiful screen with exciting colors, excellent cameras, support for wireless and fast charging, S Pen stylus and protection against water and dust. In addition to the pros, we need speed, memory card support and a memorable design.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was around 550 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2017, August.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 195 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 6.3" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.