Samsung Galaxy Note 8
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.
- Huge, beautiful display
- Excellent, water-resistant build
- Great dual camera
- S Pen is now more useful and fun
- Very expensive
- Bixby can be flaky
- Not a huge improvement over the S8 Plus
- US version gets less storage than other regions
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (4)
- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsGizmodo90Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Bigger, Badder, ButThe Note 8 is a great device (especially that screen) and I think Samsung has rightfully regained its spot back on top of the Android dogpile. But for a phone that this expensive, I still want more.Tom's Guide90Galaxy Note 8 Review: Redemption Never Looked So GThe Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive phones ever, but it justifies the premium ... because of its great dual cameras, better S Pen and jaw-droppingly beautiful Infinity Display. We just wish the fingerprint sensor were somewhere else.CNET90Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone review: Galaxy Note 8The Galaxy Note 8 retakes the throne as the ultimate Android phone for now, but some intense competition is just over the horizon.Wired80Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8Other than the battery I had zero actual problems with the Note 8, and it’ll make lots of Note People really happy this upgrade cycle. But Samsung missed a couple of opportunities to blow everyone else out of the water. Metaphorically, of course.Time80Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Is a Superb SmartpWith its dazzling screen, long battery life and useful productivity features, Samsung's Note 8 is a top notch smartphone. But it's expensive, especially when the Galaxy S8+ has most of the same features but costs roughly $100 less.Mashable90Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 excels in all the areas aSamsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the company's best smartphone and the best phablet ever made.Android Central90Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: An expression of domFor everyone who just wants a fantastic phone with excellent hardware, a massive screen and just about every feature imaginable, the Galaxy Note 8 is here and owners will definitely enjoy it. For those who are drawn to it but need something smaller, or cheaper, Samsung will happily sell you a Galaxy S8.The Verge90SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8 REVIEW: ONE FOR THE FANSI can’t call the Note 8 the best big phone, because the rest of us will likely be just as happy with an S8 Plus, LG V30, iPhone Plus, or any one of the other big-screened phones available this fall. The Note used to be the best and only truly great big phone. Now it has company.Stuff100Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reviewYou can’t help hold this phone and be impressed by just how much it’s capable of. For anyone in need of a super phone, there is no better alternative.BGR90Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reviewIt is by far my favorite Android phone on the market right now and monthly payment plans make that sky-high price tag a bit less painful. It’s still a tremendous amount of money though, especially when the Galaxy S8+ can be had for $745 unlocked.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsBahman100December 22, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I always have been a notes friend, I love the new pictures of the phone the only things what's the battery is very poor.kstagg90February 17, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love this phone. I've always been an Android user since the OS first was introduced and am a fan of Samsung. I've had several Galaxy devices so large footprints haven't ever been a problem for me. But then again, I like big displays. And this display is - WOW. Beautiful. It just bleeds into the sides of the phone. No black "non-bezel" of the iPhone X. No unseemly wedge at the top of the screen. Just a fluid beauty. And it is fast as hell. You will not have any problems with the 6GB RAM and processor on this puppy. The camera? Awesome.Now - for the nitpicks? It admittedly, despite my history of larger phones, take me a little while to get used to it. Not so much the width as the HEIGHT. They could have knocked off 1/4"-1/8" of this thing and it would have been perfect (and bigger than GS8). But I did get used to it. And the Bixby button? It is so close to the volume buttons I find myself clicking it instead of toggling the volume. I wish you could reprogram that button. Ugh. That's it. Will I have envy for those getting the GS9? No - as it won't have the stylus (and I do use it occasionally for quick notes and whatnot). And the next Note? It has been confirmed will have foldable display....THAT - will be something to see. In the meantime? Pick up this phone. You won't be sorry. Just make sure you don't get sucked into the display. You'll have a hard time coming back out. :)Lou80January 24, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Switched from an iPhone 6 Plus to the Note 8 and am quite pleased so far. Biggest issue was simply the switch from iTunes to Google Play. I listen to a lot of music so switching gears from these two ecosystems. However it's far more simpler on an Android device since you're able to drag/drop the data directly to the phone without the need for a specific application. I'm using Verizon so the call clarity/reception is pretty spot on. Previously used AT&T and I've had numerous dropped calls, poor sound quality, etc. Earphone on the Note 8 is quite good and the speakerphone is quite good as well. No issues with either of them being too weak. Display is really nice on this phone which was one of the primary reasons I got this phone. Really, it's either an iPhone or Galaxy phone to choose from me. The display is bright and crisp. I don't see any real difference in screen clarity from this and an iPhone. Both displays are super crisp and good range of colors. Battery life is quite good as well. I'm on the phone pretty much all day and the battery holds up for the entire day. I generally hit around 40% by bed time so that's pretty good by my needs. As far as the size/weight/form factor, I like it. Some people don't like big phones but I prefer the larger form factor than smaller sized phone. So this phone is pretty much just right in that respect for me. The camera is OK but I think it could be better. It works great in sunlight however not so great in low(er) light conditions. Pics come out quite blurry/grainy in low light conditions. Biggest issue I have with this phone is the fingerprint reader. I think it's really poor design to have the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone as it's quite awkward to use. I much prefer the reader being on the front of the phone. Overall, it's a really great phone, albeit an expensive one, but I'm quite pleased with it.Engadget Reader90September 6, 2017Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I loved it. Using first time in shop near by, I just tried with s pen which looks so stylist and easy to use.