Samsung is back once again with its latest addition to its Note series- Galaxy Note 8. And to be honest, the newest flagship smartphone of Samsung is so far the best-looking phone in the market. The first impressions of the phone appear very much positive though some consumers might complain about its size.
The new Note is nothing less than fantastic, with curved shoulders, two rear cameras, and digital S Pen stylus. The phone is out in variant colors- Midnight Black, Deepsea Blue, Orchid Grey and MapleGold.
Built & Design:
Talking about the specifications of the phone the dimensions are162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm and the weight of the handset is 195 g. For the S pen, the dimension is 108.3 x 5.8 x 4.2 mm and the weight is 2.8 g. You may find the phone too big but if you like iPhone 7 Plus than it is more or less the same size of it.
The display of the phone is 6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440) with 521 ppl. The phone has an infinity Display which is a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen. The default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings. The Screen is measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.
The new big change is on the back of the gadget. Samsung has gone for a dual-camera bandwagon, having a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor next to the already brilliant wider-angle 12-megapixel sensor from the Galaxy S8. Prominently, both these sensors provide optical picture stabilization (OIS).
Thus if you make use of the 2x optical zoom, your snaps will be blur-free. Samsung is on the right track as it provides an extravagant feature in case of the camera as no other high rated or high-quality phone has this feature.
You can rapidly opt for a ‘2x’ zoom in the camera app, and from there use a Live Focus mode for getting that blurry background bokeh effect. False bokeh effects can often look terrible, but reportedly results seem to be good.
The second sensor really helps in this case. On the front, you have the same 8-megapixel selfie camera which is present in S8.
Talking about the other specifications the phone has 6GB RAM, either an Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 CPU, and 64GB of storage, plus a provision for a microSD card. US owners will get the Snapdragon version while the UK and rest of the world will experience the Exynos one.
Though it is said that you face problems in this software of Samsung but now they are making great changes and with every upcoming model the brand is getting better and providing best results.
The smartphone is equipped with Android 7.1.1. Samsung has done justice by making use of the big screen. Split-screen apps are helpful with the extra space, and the UI makes it comfortable to swipe around by using just one hand.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the additional software which is present in Note 8 revolves around the S-Pen. Screen-off Memo is the best which lets you pop out the S-Pen with the screen off and start jotting down notes on the black display.
You can also live-translate words just by dragging over the stylus, which works as advertised during the demo.
The major concern which lies in Note 8 is a slightly small battery which is 330mAh cell. This is fairly a smaller one if compared to Galaxy S8+. This can be an issue as the screen is wide and other properties are considerably more which will use more battery.
This issue is also solved as they have a wireless and fast charging on board. To the more, another great thing about this phone is that it is developed keeping in mind the failure of Note 7. So that issue won’t be faced by the public now.
Thus to conclude we can say this new phone is definitely going to create hype in the market as it provides with certain distinctive features which are not present in other phones.