After the catastrophic Galaxy Note 7 battery failures last year Samsung is all set to hit the stores with its new premium model Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It can be said that it will be the replica of Galaxy S8 plus with major and a minor difference. The dual rear-facing camera and stylus will be the basis for major difference while the slight increase of 1 inch in the size of the screen will be the minor one. With the release of Note 8, Samsung will make it be on the top of its new all-screen technology. The note series of Samsung will continue to be its high-end production.
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE:
15 September 2017
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• Display: 6.3 inches Super AMOLED, dual curve, 1440*2960 pixels, 18:5:9 aspect ratio.
• Dimensions: 162.5*74.6*8.5mm
• Body: IP-68 certified for dust and water resistance
• S Pen support- Yes
• OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (US model), Samsung Exynos 8895 (international model)
• Memory: 6 GB RAM 64 GB+SD CARD
• Camera: 12 MP Dual Camera+ 8 MP (f1.7)
• Battery: Non-removable Li-on 3000 mAh battery
• Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue
The spy shots of Note 8 proved the flying rumours to be right. The new entrant possesses an S8-style infinity display, dual rear-facing cameras on the back and S Pen slot on the bottom. It will support wireless charging or charging can be carried out by USB-C. There will be improved iris scanner and Bixby AI in the upcoming model. Note 8 is less curvy and more rectangular. The S Pen offered with Note 8 looks quite similar to the one found on the Galaxy Note 7, having a button both on the top and side.
Is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is worth the wait?
Note 8 is developed for the people who are not willing to work on their phone without a stylus. If you are among these then yes Note 8 is worth the wait. It has a screen of size 6.3 inches which is 1 inch bigger than the S8 Plus. If you do not need a stylus, a high VR headset, and a dual rear facing the camera for better photography experience than S8 Plus will be enough for meeting your requirements.
In order to overcome the issue of Note 7 and regain the trust of customers, Samsung is on the track again and will closely monitor the new Note after the launch.
Price of Samsung Note8 in Singapore without contract and local warranty
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been in news for over a year now but for all wrong reasons. The news of battery exploding of various Galaxy Note7 users has forced Samsung to pull back the phones. But now Samsung, the South Korean Giant is back in the game trying for some redemption with its new flagship phone, Galaxy Note 8.
The company has rather played safe with their new phone. The new Galaxy Note 8 phone has the same technology of Iris scanning ad and the stylus just as their previous phone, Note 7, but the battery is bit smaller than its previous phone. Note 8 promises a better viewing experience with bigger and higher resolution(pixels) display screen as compared to Note 7. Going by the trend of dual cameras in the market, Samsung has finally launched its first phone with a dual camera, Galaxy Note 8, having Bixby assistant. Well, there are much to compare both the phones, so here in this article we will have a detailed comparison on each aspect of both phones and finally revealing which one is better.
Have a look at a comparison of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7
Processor and Storage
Talking about the software of Galaxy Note 8, then it is power packed with Octa Core Snapdragon 835 as compared to Snapdragon 820 in Galaxy Note 7. The Note 8 is loaded with 6GB of RAM, quite higher than 4GB RAM in Galaxy Note 7. Both the phones have 64GB of internal memory and can be expanded with the help of external SD card. Although both of the Samsung phones have iris scanner and fingerprint sensor but Galaxy Note 8 has Bluetooth 5 standard making it more quick and smooth while transferring data.
With improved features and performance package, Galaxy Note 8 is a winner in this aspect.
Display and Design
Talking about the Galaxy Note 8 phone’s design, then it has minute refinements than Note 7 but not any major ones. With more thin edges and curvy sides than Note 7, Galaxy Note 8 looks quite similar to Note 7. The major difference between the two phones is the place of the home button. While the Note 7 had a physical home button, Note 8 has a vibrating software button. The fingerprint sensor which was in the Home Button in Note 7 has been replaced to the rear side in Note 8.
The Infinity Display in Note 8 is an add on letting you provide more vision in a single frame. The display technology used in both the phones are same, Super AMOLED Plus but just with a higher resolution in Galaxy Note 8 (2960×1440 pixels). The images captured are sharper in Note 8 with 521 ppi than 518 ppi in Galaxy Note 7.
Both the phones are water resistant and are on par in this aspect. Neither of the phones are scratch or bumps free which means they are prone to scratches. Display and design have not much of difference but simply because of minor advancements and tweaks, Galaxy Note 8 wins over Note 7.
As stated earlier, due to the battery exploding issues, Samsung had to recall its Note 7 phones. Note 8 although have a bit smaller battery of 3300 mAh than Note 7 ‘s 3500 mAh, but is expected to perform well than its predecessor. Also, the Galaxy Note 8 will come with Quick charge 2.0 which will let the users charge the phone in 10 minutes giving 5 hours of standby. The adaptive fast charging lets the phone fully charge in an hour. Both the phones have wireless charging support as well. From the sources, we have got to know that Note 8 battery would be safe, much faster and last long as compared to Note 7.
The winner in battery backup criteria also boils down to Galaxy Note 8.
There is a huge difference in terms of camera and clicks in Note 7 and Note 8. Note 8 is the first ever Dual camera phone by Samsung. Both the cameras are of 12MP with f/1.7 aperture and f/2.4 aperture. Both the cameras have optical image stabilization providing more crisp, clear and sharp images. Comparatively, Note 7 had a 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture.
The camera features in Note 8 are worth using. Some of the features include The Live Focus mode, Shooting mode, Blur effect on photos clicked, close up and wide angle shot with the dual camera. Note 7 had the selective Focus mode which also gave good effects but was limited.
The selfie camera of Galaxy Note 8 is quite better with 8MP as compared to 5MP in Note 7.But with on par aperture and same angle view and lights performance, there would not be any major difference in selfies clicked, especially in dim lights.
Galaxy 8 slays down in the camera segment.
Galaxy Note 7 and Note 8 comes with TouchWiz but Note 8 has Assistant named Bixby for better performance. Apart from Bixby, Note 8 has also Dex station which let users transform their Note 8 and Note 8 Plus into the desktop. This accessory is sold separately and is optional for users.
Galaxy Note 7 and Note 8 have Stylus Pen and there is no difference in the features it provides in both the phones. Some of the features consist of Air Command, Screen off option and many more. One add on the feature in Note 8 is the Live messages which allow users to sketch their own GIF and share it them on their social media pages. The App Pair feature in Note 8 is embedded in Edge Panel allowing to pair two apps to view in split screen.
In terms of Software, Note8 is slightly better than its predecessor.
Cost of Samsung Note8 in Singapore
Going by the costs, Note 7 was priced aptly but Note 8 is rather $100+ more which is quite insignificant.
Going by our review, Samsung Note8 Singapore stands as the clear winner. It has a better display, improved software, upgraded processor, refined design and dual cameras. The battery is bit smaller than Note 7 but it comes with fast charging option.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would be among the safest phones for users as Samsung would not dare to make another blunder and lose their market share.