Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ревю
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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.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2017, August
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm.
  • Weight: 195 g.
  • Screen: 6.3" inc, 1440 x 2960, Super AMOLED
  • Camera : Dual, 12MP
  • Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm)
  • 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
  • Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3300,  Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2


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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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