Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price in India as of February 19, 2019, 10:20 am
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display and runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Samsung's custom UI on top. The device is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Other Storage variant is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 128GB. It has dual 12MP rear cameras with a dual-tone LED flash and an 8MP front facing camera. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and a microUSB 3.1 Type-C port. The device is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3,300 mAh battery. The latest Samsung Note series phone you may watch out for is Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price in India

Midnight Black
Maple Gold
Orchid Grey
Rs. 43,990
Rs. 42,990
Rs. 54,999
Rs. 58,871
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Key Specifications

Exynos 8895 Octa processor
64GB internal storage
3300 mAh battery
Dual (12MP + 12MP) rear & 8MP selfie cameras
6.3 inches (16 cm) inch screen
Dual SIM, Nano-SIM (Hybrid Slot) SIM
Android v7.1 (Nougat) OS

Detailed Specifications

Resolution1440x2960 pixels
Aspect ratio18.5:9
Display TypeSuper AMOLED
Screen Size6.3 inches (16 cm)
Pixel Density521 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive, Multitouch
Color Reproduction16M Colors
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen to body percentage83.2 %
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 512GB (Hybrid Slot)
Launch Date22 September 2017
Dimensions6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inch(162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
Water ResistantYes
Weight195 grams (6.88 oz)
ColorsMidnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue
Operating SystemAndroid v7.1 (Nougat)
RearDual (12MP + 12MP)
Rear Camera FeaturesLED Flash, Auto-HDR, Panorama
Selfie Camera FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Physical ApertureRear (f/1.7) + (f/2.4), Front (f/1.7)
Image StabilizationYes, Optical Image Stabilisation
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Removable BatteryNo
Talk timeUpto 22 hrs (3G)
Wireless ChargingYes
Capacity3300 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 2.0
Wi-FiYes with dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX
Network4G VoLTE, 4G
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)Yes
SIM ConfigurationDual SIM, Nano-SIM (Hybrid Slot)
NFC ChipsetYes
ChipsetExynos 8895 Octa
CPU4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
GraphicsMali-G71 MP20
Architecture64 bit
No of Cores8 (Octa Core)
Fingerprint sensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsAmbient Light, Proximity, Iris Scanner, Compass, Barometer, Heart rate, SpO2
Audio Jack3.5mm
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Pros & Cons

Expert Score
Good things
  • Excellent feature-rich Android smartphone
  • Impressive display quality
  • Super camera output
  • S-Pen is more powerful and fun
Bad things
  • Expensive
  • Fingerprint reader oddly placed

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Rising From The Ashes Of The Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

2016 was an unlucky year for Samsung. The Korean manufacturer came the closest to making the perfect phone with the Galaxy Note 7, but lapses in quality control saw the Note 7 meeting an early demise as complaints of the device burning up because of a faulty battery started pouring in from all corners of the world. Many thought it would bring about the end of the Galaxy Note line, or at least result in Samsung opting for a new name. Instead, the company apologised for the goof-up and decided to make a solid comeback with the next Note flagship.

If you look at the Galaxy Note 8’s spec sheet, it’s easy to think Samsung has succeeded. The Galaxy Note 8 takes after the impressive Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and adds numerous features on top, including the company’s first dual rear camera setup and the hugely popular S Pen stylus. The beautiful Infinity Display seen on the S8+ has been slightly enlarged for the Note 8, and on paper, Samsung’s latest flagship has all the makings of a winner.

Well, that’s unless you take into account the smaller battery compared to the S8+, which sticks out like a sore thumb. The small battery isn’t enough to take away the fact that the Note 8 is packed to the brim with flagship features, but does it have what it takes to make consumers shell out close to Rs. 70,000 on a smartphone that doesn’t have an Apple logo at the back?

Let’s find out.

Box Contents

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Box Package Contents India


The Galaxy Note 8 follows the same design language that Samsung has been using for its flagship lineup for the past year or two. It’s made of glass on the front and back and metal on the sides, with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. If you’ve seen the Galaxy S8+ in person, the Note 8 is best described as an S8+ with lesser curves, resulting in a design that looks and feels more professional while managing to look as beautiful. As with all of Samsung’s previous Note flagships, the more sober look is deliberate and in keeping with the Note line’s focus on those who consider their smartphone a tool for getting things done.

The Note 8 is noticeably heavier, too, but to me the added heft felt reassuring. It doesn’t take away from the premium feel of the handset, and I’d say the Note 8 also feels better than the S8 to hold because the entire body is smoother. So smooth, in fact, that I dropped the phone once simply when setting it aside on my work desk. Thankfully, on our black review unit, the Note 8 seems to do a good job of keeping fingerprints away. You’ll still be leaving marks on it in regular usage, but they aren’t as bad as to require regular cleaning (unless you’re a victim of cleanliness OCD).

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Front DesignSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Dual-Camera SetupSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SIM Card MicroSD Card SlotSamsung Galaxy Note 8 3.5mm Headphone Port, USB Type-C Port, Loudspeaker, S Pen SlotSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Bixby, Volume ButtonsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Power Button

Unfortunately, the fingerprint sensor on the Note 8 is in the wrong place, just like the S8. It’s right next to the rear camera, and reaching for it is an exercise in frustration. The Note 8 is taller, so the fingerprint reader is slightly higher up on the body, and you must move the phone around in your hand to use it. It’s just not a natural experience, even for those who have unnaturally large hands.

But Samsung is the only manufacturer doing the “bezel-less smartphone” design just right. The Note 8 has uniform bezels above and below the screen; there’s no iPhone-like notch to ruin your web browsing or late-night Netflix binges, nor an oddly placed front camera as seen on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. In my eyes, the Note 8, and also the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are the best-looking flagships in the Indian market, which may not change anytime soon.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Super AMOLED Infinity Display

Samsung makes the best smartphone displays in the business, and the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display on the Note 8 surpasses even the top-notch Infinity display found on the Galaxy S8. The display is vibrant, has great viewing angles, and can go up to a whopping 1200 nits of brightness in automatic brightness mode. I’ve never seen any phone display be so clear and legible outdoors, and it’s just a joy to use the Note 8 for even the most mundane tasks thanks to the excellent AMOLED panel.

As expected, the colours aren’t close to accurate by default, but you can change that with a quick visit to the display settings. The Note 8 display is also HDR capable. That continues to be a not-so-useful feature thanks to the lack of HDR content that people want to see, though. Your favourite TV shows and movies are probably not available in HDR format yet, so you will need to look at regular HDR videos on YouTube or Netflix to see the kind of difference they make.

But thanks to the all-black front and the stunning display, watching any high-quality video is a rewarding experience. So is viewing the images taken by the rear cameras, which I’ll talk about in detail later on. The screen’s curved edges don’t cause much distortion, either. The curves are rather subtle on the Note 8, and I even found the Edge screen features Samsung bundles on its flagships were turned off by default, suggesting the company doesn’t think those are too important anymore.

Or, well, Samsung wants everyone to use the S Pen stylus instead. Sadly, the Note 8’s narrow screen makes writing or drawing with the stylus a tad inconvenient. While it helps handling despite the tall display, there’s not enough space to rest your palm, which affects how well you write or draw. Seasoned Galaxy Note fans will find the reduced screen width to be a problem, and I guess this is just another example of form taking precedence over functionality. Making space for the stylus is probably part of the reason for the reduced battery capacity as well.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Dual-Camera

The rear camera is where the biggest change has taken place for Samsung’s smartphone lineup. The Note 8 is the company’s first phone with dual rear cameras. There’s a standard 12 MP wide-angle 26mm primary lens, with f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel autofocus, and a 52 mm telephoto lens of the same megapixel count. The telephoto lens has an f/2.4 aperture (which means it can capture less light), and both lenses are optically stabilised.

The telephone lens allows for 2x optical zoom and the Live Focus feature, which is the name Samsung has chosen for the camera’s portrait mode that blurs out everything in the background while keeping the subject in focus. I’ll just get this straight out of the way: The Note 8 can produce some great looking portrait shots in Live Focus mode, but it’s simply not as perfect as it should have been with the extra time Samsung has taken to get a dual camera phone out on the market.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Camera Sample

The Note 8 does a fine job of differentiating a subject and everything else when you’re taking photos of people, but inanimate objects can sometimes be a challenge. It’s all good if the object you’re capturing is near a wall and is captured from an angle, in which case the camera only has to blur out half the scene (as you can see in the photo of the clock below). But when you put them right in the front and centre, there can be a few artefacts. It’s also a bit iffy with blurring things around a person’s hair.

You have to make sure you maintain at least 1.2 meters distance from the subject; Live Focus also fails if there’s too much light in the background or foreground. As for the 2x zoom shots, the Note 8 does an impressive job at bringing subjects closer in all but the poorest of lighting conditions. In extremely low-light scenes, the phone just uses the primary camera for zooming in. Thankfully, zoom photos are usually blur-free thanks to the built-in optical image stabilisation.

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Now, before I forget: Regular photos taken by the primary camera come out great. There’s ample detail, vibrant colours, and minimal noise. Focusing is ultra quick and never an issue, and low-light shots are among the best on any phone. HDR photos aren’t as good as the ones taken by the Google Pixel. Like the S8, the Note 8 is unable to maintain as much of a contrast between dark and light areas at times. But the automatic HDR works great at detecting when HDR needs to kick in, and saving photos is instant even with HDR on.

For selfies, Samsung is offering an 8-megapixel camera, same as the Galaxy S8’s. It’s got software-based autofocus that can be a hit or miss at times, but overall quality of the selfies is pretty good. There’s sufficient detail, and the wide-angle lens can fit in a large group of people. The front camera also has a dedicated mode to capture photos with background blur, but it didn’t seem to work for me unless I took selfies in broad daylight.

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Video recording is handled well by both the front and back cameras. The rear cameras get optical and electronic stabilisation for videos, and you can zoom in and out on-the-fly. Shooting at 60 frames per second is possible only at Full HD resolution. That might seem like a limitation to some, but are we really getting to watch 4K videos as they’re supposed to be watched on our computer or TV screens, even at fewer than 60 frames per second?


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Performance

Samsung’s software has come a long way over the years when it comes to optimisation, but even here in 2017, one of the first questions many folks ask about a new Samsung flagship (or any phone from the company in general) is whether it will lag a few months down the line. Well, I can’t answer that question without revisiting things in a few months, but out of the box, the Note 8 runs great. Samsung probably throws in more optimisation on its Note smartphones, and as a result, the Note 8 performs better than the S8 did.

Animations are smooth with nary a hint of stutter, apps launch quickly, and the phone just feels fast overall. Not as fast as an iPhone or the Google Pixel, but certainly better than Samsung’s own 2017 Galaxy S flagship. I guess the 6GB of RAM also helps; it certainly ensures that a lot of apps remain in memory at all times. Again, a Google Pixel or an iPhone would easily match the Note 8 in this regard despite lesser RAM, but Samsung’s latest flagship doesn’t do a bad job, either.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 7.0 Nougat

It’s also worth pointing out that the phone keeps things running smoothly even when you whip out that S Pen and get creative. Okay, so actions such as opening a previously saved note or saving your drawings might take a while, but at no point does the phone stutter. And yes, you can play even the most demanding games without worrying about frame drops, at least as long as the game itself is well optimised. In that regard, Gameloft’s Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 are shining examples of impressive graphics that scale well, and both run without issues on the Note 8 and look great on the phone’s gorgeous display.

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The fingerprint sensor that Samsung is using on the Note 8 isn’t any different than the one found on its flagship phones from two years ago, and if you can reach it, it does unlock the phone quickly, if not as quickly as the competition. I would suggest using the iris scanner. It’s accurate and quick, and while you would think it would fail in the dark, it only falters when you’re outside and there’s a lot of sunlight. It even works with some sunglasses, so that’s an added bonus. Oh, and the Note 8 also offers facial recognition, but it doesn’t work in poor lighting conditions and fails far more often compared to the iris scanner.

As far as audio quality is concerned, I’m afraid Samsung is a couple of steps behind companies like Apple and HTC, especially when it comes to the loudspeakers. There’s a single speaker at the bottom, and while it can get really loud, it’s far from impressive in terms of quality. There’s a bit of depth, but the overall output isn’t worthy enough of the phone’s price tag. The supplied AKG (Harman) earphones do a good job, though, even if these are tuned for the higher frequencies (treble) as well. They’re certainly far better than the default earphones you get with an iPhone, and they are comfortable enough to not be a problem in a two-hour flight.

Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Life India

This is one area where the Galaxy Note 8 surprised me. The phone lasted an entire workday for me on Wi-Fi, leaving enough juice to allow me to get home and use it a bit more before having to worry about charging. It even endured long bouts of LTE usage with aplomb. In fact, I saw better battery life compared to the Galaxy S8, even with two SIMs active. Samsung has no doubt worked in extra optimisation to make the smaller battery a non-issue, though continuously heavy usage can drain the battery considerably faster.

Thanks to new technology inside its phone batteries, Samsung says the Note 8 will last nearly 95 percent as long as it does on the first day even a year down the line. There’s no danger of it blowing up, either, as there has not been a single such report. The Note 8 just don’t charge as quickly as batteries on competing phones, however. Samsung is still sticking to Quick Charge 2.0 (or Fast Charge, as the company calls its own implementation). 0 to 100 is still fast, taking around 1 hour and 30 minutes, but you won’t see it jump from 0 to 50 percent as quickly as, say, the OnePlus 5.

Oh, and a word of advice: Don’t use the phone or keep the screen on while it’s charging. Samsung’s implementation of Quick Charge 2.0 falls back to regular charging when the phone is in use, a rather glaring disadvantage that not many folks are aware of. Too bad that it can be hard to put the Note 8 down for long, at least in the initial few days. Just use all the willpower you have to avoid using the phone while it’s charging, or the charging times will noticeably increase.


Samsung has managed to put all its Galaxy Note 7 problems behind and make a near-perfect smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Note 8. It has an industry-leading bezel-less screen, sleek and sexy design with dust and water resistance, fast and smooth performance, excellent dual-camera, all the creative S Pen related features, and good battery life. The only thing I wanted more from the Galaxy Note 8 is a set of stereo speakers. but I am really nitpicking here. The Galaxy Note 8 has risen from the ashes of the Galaxy Note 7 to be one of the best smartphones released in 2017. Let’s hope Samsung brings even more advancements and refinements in its successor next year.

Latest News

Jan 02, 2018 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Get Android Pie Before Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will receive the Android Pie update in February 2019. It will be a month earlier than the scheduled timing of rollout for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ phones, as per the roadmap mentioned in Samsung's Members app. The Pie update is also scheduled to be released for the Galaxy Note 9 later this month or by next month.
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Nov 14, 2018 -- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Spotted Running Android 9 Pie
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will soon boot the Android 9 Pie, as a new leak suggests. The device was spotted running the new Android software at WiFi Alliance certification website, which confirms what Samsung said about its new UI. The South Korean brand has introduced a new Samsung One UI, based on Android 9 Pie. It will upgrade its 2018 flagship devices with this One UI first, and then roll out the same to 2017 's flagship devices, including the Galaxy Note 8. However, you will have to wait till 2019 for the official stable update.
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What is the aperture value of this phone, and do the cameras of this phone have sensors?
Answer by Santosh Krishna, 6 months ago
Yes, it has sensors for both the cameras, the aperture value of this phone is F1.7 of front camera and F2.4 rear telephoto lens, F1.7 of wide angle lens.
Has the battery bursting issue been solved?
Answer by anmolgujrat, 12 months ago
Yes, but there is another big issue, i.e., the phone restarts if the battery is drained and doesn't allow to recharge. A mobile which costs 68K has such a big issue from Samsung. And the media, Company and its associated commission taking partners are hiding such an issue. This is a very big issue, but it is not published in media at any cost favoring the Company.
Answer by faisaltradecom, 15 months ago
Yes, it has been solved. The issue was with Note 7 but not with Note 8 as it's more advanced. And it's one of the few phones in the world that has 6GB RAM, and it's waterproof. It's better than any model of iPhone.
Answer by venkat.thangi, 18 months ago
The battery issue was for Note 7, not Note 8.
Answer by mnagarajanreddy, 17 months ago
There is no bursting issue in Note 8.
Answer by gautamanjali113, 17 months ago
Yes, it's definitely solved.
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What are the features of this phone?
Answer by Santosh, 18 months ago
It comes with 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Exynos 8895 10nm octa-core processor, 6.3-inch QHD+ capacitive touchscreen, 12MP Dual Camera with Dual OIS, 8MP front facing the camera with image recording, and 3300mAH lithium-ion battery.
Answer by rshah961, 18 months ago
It has a dual rear camera, S-pen, 6 GB RAM, edge screen, Bixby and much more.
Answer by mnagarajanreddy, 17 months ago
Live message, dual camera, frequent multi-tasking and new S-Pen.
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Which one is better between Samsung Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
Answer by faisaltradecom, 15 months ago
I guess Note 8 is better because it has more working ability. It works on Android OS which means more than 75% of the world's population knows how to use it. Plus the Note 8 has more RAM, ROM, etc.
Answer by werist145, 12 months ago
I will go with the Note 8 blindfolded.
Answer by satyaveerspmmathurachawk, 13 months ago
Samsung Note 8.
Answer by sharibshaikh20, 13 months ago
Samsung Note 8.
Answer by pawansacheva, 14 months ago
Samsung Note 8.
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Does it have triple front cameras?
Answer by Santosh Krishna, 4 months ago
No, it doesn't have triple front cameras.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price in India starts from Rs. 43,990

The best price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is Rs. 43,990 in Amazon, which is 27% less than the cost of in (Rs. 59900).This phone is available in 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB storage variants. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Grey, Black, Gold colours across various online stores in India.

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Superb phone by Samsung.
By ramnarayan701 • 16 months ago

I will tell you in simple words. Android is far better than iOS. Samsung always rocks in the Note series. The front camera is the superb and rear camera too. So, you can buy Note-8. iOS doesn't support many things compared to Android system. There is no privacy in iOS. So, guys its a superb phone. I love this phone.
Samsung is the best phone till now in smartphones.

By khushiramchy • 16 months ago

Note 8 is an awesome phone by Samsung. It is waterproof and dustproof. It has an amazing 5.7 inches touchscreen. Also, it has an outstanding camera.

Awesome phone.
By bhargavmeuvaford1414 • 14 months ago

A superb phone I've ever used, and I love this phone.
The camera is awesome, and battery backup is also good.

Very nice.
By amritpalsinghsaab • 13 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 128GB is my favourite mobile, and I bought it. I'm happy with the purchase, and I would like to purchase Samsung mobiles forever. After two months, I'm going to settle down in the New York and even then I prefer using Samsung mobile over Apple iPhones.

Very nice.
By vjchauhan122 • 10 months ago

This phone is very nice, and I am very happy. Go for it. It's 100 times better than iPhone X. It is outstanding and fabulous, I appreciate it.

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