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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: a greatest hits package through the godfather of phablets

he Galaxy Note 8 has its own work reduce for doing this, righting the wrongs within the maligned Note 7 that came to a fiery end. But an enormous screen, tiny bezels, life cycle of battery to travel the length and a very good stylus, is the Note 8 finally what phablet fans are already asking for?

The Samsung Note series developed the phablet category in the year 2011, considered a smartphone by using a 5in or larger screen. As smartphone screens grew in dimensions into the monsters we certainly have today, a huge screen wasn’t enough to tell apart the Note up against the competition.

But while large screens are now common, a stylus certainly not. So it will be the unique combined large screen, a stylus, the as-small-as-possible form factor and massive selection of productivity tools which have rendered the Note quite popular. The Note 8 doesn’t break your tradition.

Biggest yet

The Note 8’s screen is ginormous. At 6.3in around the diagonal, using a tall and thin design taken right out the Infinity Display of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 devices, the Note 8 dwarfs some other device, like the previous Note 7, in sheer screen real-estate.

At the same time, that 6.3in screen is squeezed towards a body that’s practically the same size as a possible iPhone 7 Plus in support of a smidgen bigger than the Note 7 and Galaxy S8+. The leading is all screen with thin bezels bottom and top and curved edges that bend towards metal sides.

The curvature from the screen about the Note 8 and it is corners is noticeably reduced as opposed to Note 8. It seems sensible harder corners and much less screen to the rounded edges, helping to make when using the stylus easier. The 74.8mm width of Note 8 is also safer to maintain a your hands on by using a metal ridge across the side aiding grip.

The Note 8 is in no way a hassle-free to manage smartphone with one hand, but it’s less slippery which is narrower as opposed to many competition along with the 77.9mm wide iPhone 7 Plus and the 75.7mm wide Google Pixel XL.

The screen is actually brilliant. Big, bright and bold, with rich colours, deep blacks and great viewing angles. This is the best on the market, and features there’s an abundance of customisation options from colour to screen resolution.

The Note 8 offers the same virtual home button and pressure-sensitive screen when the Galaxy S8, and you simply have a collection of orientation in the navigation buttons, that is welcome.

The glass back in the set up is monolithic, that has a simple Samsung logo about two-thirds of the way up plus the cluster of cameras, flash, heart rate sensor and fingerprint sensor nearby the top that each sit flush marked out by a small raised bezel.

The Note 8 is water-resistant to depths of a.5 metres for Half-hour through an IP68 rating, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, that would hopefully make both front and rear more scratch and shatter resistant than other glass-backed devices, although most may need case to cover the important device.

Specifications

  • Screen: 6.3in quad HD+ AMOLED (521ppi)
  • Processor: octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 or octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 6GB of RAM
  • Storage: 64GB + microSD card
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 with TouchWiz
  • Camera: dual 12MP rear cameras with OIS, 8MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, wireless charging, Bluetooth 5, GPS and Iris sensor
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 195g

Long battery life

The Note 8 contains the same processor, graphics and storage since the Galaxy S8 brand of devices, but has more memory with 6GB of RAM. It performs similarly to the S8 and better in multitasking.

The Note 8 isn’t quite the fastest-feeling Android device

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