The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • Specs
  • Write a Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

from  $923.33+

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    from  $923.33+
    from  $923.33+
    product image
    89 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    89

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Review

    With its exceptional screen, solid performance and an improved S Pen, it's no surprise that Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is its best big phone ever. It also doesn't hurt that it has one of the best dual camera setups we've ever seen. The problem is, Samsung's second-biggest phone, the Galaxy S8 Plus, is nearly as good, and mostly just lacks the gimmicks that make the Note 8 more expensive. If you’ve always wanted to sketch or write on a phone, the Galaxy Note 8 is exactly what you've been looking for. For the vast majority of people, though, the Note 8 remains a tough sell.

    Read Full Review
    Pros
    • Huge, beautiful display
    • Excellent, water-resistant build
    • Great dual camera
    • S Pen is now more useful and fun
    Cons
    • Very expensive
    • Bixby can be flaky
    • Not a huge improvement over the S8 Plus
    • US version gets less storage than other regions

    Reviews

    89
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 10
    87
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 3
    See All Reviews

    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Smartphone
    Operating system
    Android
    Screen size
    6.322
    Internal memory
    641
    Camera
    Yes

    Write a Review

    Tip: We recommend logging in before writing a review

    Step 1: Rate and comment on specific criteria

    Reception and call quality
    Display
    Design and form factor
    Battery life
    Portability (size / weight)
    Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    Ease of use
    Media support
    Durability
    Camera

    Step 2: Write a detailed review

    Tips: Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it.

    Step 3: Finalize your product rating and submit your review

    We've calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider.
    Overall Rating
    89 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    89

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Scores

    Engadget

    89
     

    User Reviews

    90
    BRIJDPATEL
    I loved it. Using first time in shop near by, I just tried with s pen which...read more
    80
    louispark
    Switched from an iPhone 6 Plus to the Note 8 and am quite pleased so far. Biggest...read more
    90
    kstagg
    I love this phone. I've always been an Android user since the OS first was...read more
    Write a Review

    Related Video

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Review

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Review

    Posted 08.16.16

    The Latest

    07.05.18
    Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month
    07.05.18 in

    Bixby will start collecting sports scores and news next month

    A partnership with theScore makes Samsung's assistant a little smarter.

    View