Samsung Galaxy Note 8 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Certified Pre-Owned Smartphone

 The Note8 is here and we can't help but feel the tension rising, especially in Europe where this is the first Note device to officially land in two years. It's been quite some time, so a lot is riding on the Galaxy Note8. That being said, you may have noticed...
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 The Note8 is here and we can't help but feel the tension rising, especially in Europe where this is the first Note device to officially land in two years. It's been quite some time, so a lot is riding on the Galaxy Note8.

That being said, you may have noticed that Samsung isn't revving up the PR machine this time around, gliding at cruising speed instead.

This could very well be due to the still fresh memory of the Note7's woes or the fact that the Note line was never really intended to be a mainstream device with the kind of mass appeal of a Galaxy S or an iPhone. It's more of a specialized productivity tool, catering to a select group of power users.

Samsung is playing it safe with the feature set too. There are no mind-blowing innovations in the Note8. The phablet is predictably sized and equipped, sporting a familiar, if slightly tweaked design. Even the dual-camera setup is by no means revolutionary. On the contrary, perhaps it's even slightly overdue.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 key features

 

  • Body:Polished aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back; IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Deepsea Blue, Maple Gold color schemes.
  • Display:3" Super AMOLED 'Infinity Display', 2,960x1440px resolution, 18.5:9 (2.06:1) aspect ratio, 522ppi; HDR 10 compliant (no Dolby Vision).
  • Rear camera:Primary 12MP, Type 1/2.55" sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 26mm equiv. focal length; Secondary 12MP, Type 1/3.4" sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 52mm equiv. focal length; dual pixel phase detection autofocus and OIS on both; 2x zoom. 2160p/30fps video recording.
  • Front camera:8MP, f/1.7 aperture, autofocus; 1440p/30fps video recording.
  • OS/Software:Android 7.1.1 Nougat; Samsung Grace UX; Bixby virtual assistant; Smart Connect, Smart Connect Home
  • Chipsets:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: octa-core CPU (4x2.35GHz Kryo 280 & 4x1.9GHz Kryo 280), Adreno 540 GPU. Exynos 8895:octa-core CPU (4x2nd-gen Mongoose 2.3GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7GHz), Mali-G71 GPU.
  • Memory:6GB of RAM; 64GB of storage; microSD slot for cards up to 256GB, UFS cards support.
  • Battery:3,300mAh Li-Po (sealed); Adaptive Fast Charging (same as S7/S8); QuickCharge 2.0 support; WPC (Qi)&PMA wireless charging.
  • Connectivity:Single-SIM, Dual-SIM available in certain markets; LTE-A, 4-Band/5-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.16/13 (1Gbps/150Mbps); USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MU-MIMO; GPS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Misc:S-Pen stylus with 4096 pressure levels; fingerprint/iris/face recognition; single speaker on the bottom; 3.5mm jack; bundled AKG headphones; Dex dock compatibility allowing dekstop use mode on a bigger screen.

 

Main shortcomings

 

  • No stereo speakers
  • Doesn't launch with the latest Android

Now, we'll be the first to admit that this is a pretty strange place for the Note8 to be. We have no intention whatsoever of downplaying what is probably the most versatile smartphone today. At least on the surface though, there's nothing to be extremely excited about. Now, it might just be a blessing in disguise, letting us evaluate it from a power-user perspective, without worrying too much about the impression it makes or fails to make to the mass-user.

   
Samsung Galaxy Note8 in official photos

 

As the saying goes, the right tool for the right job. That latter "right" is just as important. So, join us on the following pages as we examine the Note8 and its credentials, without losing sight of the job description.

 

Specifications

 

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G bands

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)

3G bands

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100

4G bands

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps

 

LAUNCH

Announced

2017, August 23

Status

Available. Released 2017, September

 

BODY

Dimensions

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)

Weight

195 g (6.88 oz)

Build

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus

 

DISPLAY

Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

6.3 inches, 101.1 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~521 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

 

HDR10
3D Touch (home button only)
Always-on display

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)

Chipset

Exynos 8895 (10 nm) - EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China

CPU

Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China

GPU

Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
Adreno 540 - USA & China

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only

Internal

64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM

 

UFS 2.1

 

MAIN CAMERA

Dual

12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom

Features

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video

4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@240fps, stereo sound rec., HDR, gyro-EIS

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Dual

8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF
2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)

Features

Dual video call, Auto-HDR

Video

1440p@30fps

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

32-bit/384kHz audio

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC

Yes

Radio

No

USB

3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

 

Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Charging

Fast charging 15W
Quick Charge 2.0
Qi/PMA wireless charging - market dependent

Talk time

Up to 22 h (3G)

Music play

Up to 74 h

 

MISC

Colors

Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink

Models

SM-N950F, SM-N950U, SM-N9500, SM-N950U1, SM-N950N, SM-N950W, SC-01K, SM-N950FD

SAR

0.61 W/kg (head)     0.56 W/kg (body)    

SAR EU

0.17 W/kg (head)     1.29 W/kg (body)    

Price

$ 261.81 / £ 461.97

 

TESTS

Performance

AnTuTu: 201065 (v7)
GeekBench: 6784 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 13fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

Display

Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.148(sunlight)

Camera

Photo / Video

Loudspeaker

Voice 67dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 71dB

Audio quality

Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -93.2dB

Battery life

Endurance rating 89h

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