One of Samsung’s pricey premium phones when it was released. Is it worth it to purchase it now?
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been the center of the eye since the last 2017. And up to this day, Samsung proved that their premium phones wouldn’t depreciate in value. But as for the price, well, it will be another story for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is about to be released this year.
Even though Samsung Note 20 has not yet been launched, the Note 8 is still one of the best options for premium phones. It has been reported that Samsung retailers would drop the price of the Note 8 once the Note 20 will be on sale. The Samsung Notes are known for their stylus-toting phone, which costs a little less than the competitors.
Let’s get over more to the details as to why it is worth buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this 2020.
The Design and Display
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released, it was highlighted that this premium android phone would have a dual-curved edge and nearly bezel-less infinity display. The Note 8’s design and display are undeniably impressive, but quite heavy for the user to bring in the pocket.
It also has an expansive display of 6.3-inch and an 83% screen to body ratio. Samsung has kept its branding of having the best display in any premium phones, including its top competitor, Apple. The Notes have the bedazzling 3k resolution with Mobile HDR Premium and a fuller color gamut that no brands can do in the market. It’s Always-On Display continues to be an appealing feature in Samsung.
It may have some similarities like the Galaxy S8 and 8+, with the volume and Bixby buttons attached on the left, it’s still the most in-demand in the market.
At the top of the phone, you’ll see the MicroSD/SIM tray and for the noise-canceling microphone while at the bottom end are the 3.5mm audio port, primary microphone, speaker grills, USB Type- C port, and a designated slot for S-Pen stylus.
Compared to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2L, the Samsung Note 8 will definitely stand out for its like a bright piece of glass that you carry around. You’ll just have to be extra careful about not breaking it, though.
The Note 8 has a resolution at 2960 x 1440 pixels (‘WQHD+’, 522ppi) and 6.3-inch panel. However, it only renders photos and apps with 2220 x 1080 pixels (‘FHD+’, 392ppi), and 1480 x 720 pixels (‘HD+’, 261ppi) when in power-saving mode. And you can enjoy the HD resolution once you switch to performance mode.
The Performance and Features
It has been tested that the Galaxy Note 8 is the fastest Samsung phone you can have due to its internal specifications. The Note 8 has a 6GB RAM and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset thanks to the company’s Exynos chipsets.
There’s also an advantage of having the Edge Screen for a simple swipe will give you the quickest access to your phone’s apps such as the social media accounts. There’s no worry for you to go over with the multiple apps that you can download to your phone’s memory for Bixby, who can be your Virtual Assistant. The minimum data storage you can have for the Note 8 is 64GB, which expandable up to 256GB capacity via MicroSD.
As for the S-Pen, it has upgraded features than the previous one. All you have to do is to launch the S-Pen. There are actually designated features for the S-Pen, such as Create Note, Smart Screen write, Translate, Live message, and Bixby Vision.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is notably the best smartphone last 2017, but if you are eyeing to purchase it now this year, it is still recommended. For it may be a bit later phone model, it still has the power to compete among the premium phones. It also needs to note that the Note 8 has a dual-camera setup, which is extremely enjoyable to use. At the same time, the stylus is undoubtedly useful for many users, such as businessmen and alike.