Practical test of Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The real highlight of the novelty are a wonderful frameless display and a camera with two lenses. In the issue of equipping the device with built-in memory, Samsung could be more generous. In addition, we hope that soon after the appearance of the market in September, the update of the operating system will be released to Android Oreo.

Note 8 received a highly elegant look, which fascinates us already at the first touch. Despite its elegance, the case is waterproof in accordance with IP86 certification standards. The smartphone lies well in your hand, of course, with a length of 162 millimeters it will not fit in any pocket of trousers.

The main attention is attracted to the so-called “Infinity” -display with QHD-resolution and a 6.3-inch diagonal – so great was not one of the phones from Samsung! Fonts, symbols, photos – all this looks very clearly on the display, the colors typical for AMOLED are saturated and bright.

This large AMOLED-screen has one more advantage: you can place two applications at once next to each other, for example, Whatsapp and Google Maps. However, the Splitscreen function does not work with any application.

Camera: now with two lenses

Not bad Samsung engineers have worked on the camera. Note 8 – this is the first smartphone of this manufacturer with two lenses, and with its optical stabilizer for each lens. One of them with diaphragm F1.7 should provide wide-angle images and allow you to adjust the depth of field right during the photographing. In particular, you can smoothly add a blur effect to the background to select a character in the center of the frame.

S-Pen pumped: useful stylus features

What makes Galaxy Note real? That’s right, the stylus. Thus, and Note 8 has an “electronic pen”, which you can completely hide in the case. It, however, leaves some feeling of plasticity, and its small activation button is not very convenient.

Another interesting feature is the translation in real time. You only need to select a fragment of the text and Note 8 will immediately translate it into the language you need.

Technical specifications Note 8

Display: 6.3 inches, 2960 × 1440 pixels (QHD)

Dimensions, weight: 162.5 × 74.8 × 8.6 mm, 195 grams

Display Type: AMOLED, Frameless

Processor: Exynos 8895, 8 cores (4x 2.3 GHz + 4x 1.7 GHz)

Memory: 6 GB

Built-in Memory: 64 GB

SIM: Dual-SIM / Single-SIM (both versions will be available in Europe)

The main camera: a dual camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels, an optical image stabilizer for each lens, an optical Zoom (2x). Wide-angle lens aperture: F1.7, telephoto lens aperture: F2.4

Front camera: 8 megapixels, diaphragm F1,7

Functions S-Pen: mode “Screen Off”, Live-translation, etc.

Battery: 3300 mAh

Operating system: Android 7.1.1

Interfaces: WLAN a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Cat16, NFC, audio connector

Colors: blue (glossy), gray (matte), golden (matt)

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