Samsung seems to have learnt hard after crashing and burning (pun unintended) with the Galaxy Note 7. The Note 8 is big, fast and totally worth the wait. It will be available for sale from September 15 with pre-orders open now. Now let’s see if the Note 8 is really worth the hype (it seems to be!)
The Note 8 offers a display big enough to fall into the phablet category but manageable enough that it doesn’t irritate you with its size. With a 6.3 inch display, the Note 8 has a nearly bezel-free Infinity Display. The phone is dust and water-proof but definitely not crash-proof. The Note 8 also offers the S pen, Samsung’s pet stylus that has stuck with the Note series.
Samsung seems to have really taken the camera seriously with the Note 8. A new Live Focus feature lets you adjust the blur in the background as you’re clicking a picture and even after. It also has two lenses, each 12 MP, which lets you take separate photos with each lens and choose between the wide or zoomed shot.
The phone is extremely powerful – it runs on the Samsung Exynos 8895 processor with a 6GB RAM, 64GB in-built storage and an external SD card slot. It also provides wireless charging for its 3300mAh battery and Samsung has promised us a better battery life. You can also multitask with apps where you can save pairs of apps and open them quicker.
The Galaxy Note 8 seems to be one of Samsung’s best phones so far and promises quite a lot. Let’s just hope that it helps Samsung recover from the Note 7’s debacle.