Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Q&A: Ask us anything you wish to know!


In case you've missed it, our Galaxy Note 8 review is out, concluding that you can't really go wrong with the Note 8.

However, as it so often happens, we might have missed answering an incremental question you could have had, thus leaving you in the blind for something of great interest to you. It's cool, we will try to make amends right now!


As we usually do with high-profile devices, we will now let you ask us anything you wish to know about the Galaxy Note 8 and will try to answer as many questions as humanly possible in few days' time in a separate post. 

Keep it civil and ask your best question in the comments box right below!

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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44 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

My question: Why did you guys not publish an article to report on the news from Displaymate about the Note8 having the best display? Just curious.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Second question: How come in your Note8 review, the max brightness is lower than what the Note 8's actual brightness... 1200nits, no? And how the heck price is stated as a "con" in the Note8 review? Do you guys review the specs and performance or the monetary value of a device? Real funny.

10. Evil_Shadow

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Wish there was an option of "love" reaction to comments.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Thanks, bruh. :))

25. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Max brightness is the max brightness when done manually (with slider). 1200 nits is only available when the ambient light sensor is on (auto).

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Max brightness is the max brightness when done manually (with slider). 1200 nits is only available when the ambient light sensor is on (auto)." See this link from Display mate:http://displaymate.com/Galaxy_Note8_ShootOut_100.htm I quote: "The Galaxy Note8 is up to 22 percent Brighter than the Galaxy S8. For most image content the Galaxy Note8 provides over 490 cd/m2 (Luminance, which is a measure of Brightness sometimes called nits), comparable or higher than most LCD displays in this size class. The measured Brightness on the Home screen is even higher at over 540 nits. When the display Brightness is set Manually withthe slider, it can be adjusted toreach a maximum screen Brightness of up to 728 nits, which is impressive." So, when the Note8's display brightness is manually set to max, it reaches 728nits! Where the heck did PA get 518nits of may brightness in manual setting???

26. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

maybe would help if you read the bloody review as well "We don't love how Samsung limits screen brightness in manual mode, and if you prefer really intentional control over display output, you're never going to be able to set the Note 8's brightness to anywhere near the hardware's limits. Toggle auto-brightness on and that ceiling raises considerably"

29. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Question: Why did you not publish the article that talks about how samsung failed with the facial recognition on the note 8 yet again?

33. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

haha they wanted to put missing apple logo as a con but that may have been too obvious :)

6. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

because its hard to digest for them, the fact is that their beloved pet i phone 7 plus's screen is a joke in-front of this note 8 screen in every possible way.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone display is hardly a joke. It's not quite as good, but it's a very close second. Both have strengths and weaknesses.

19. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

LCD? Close second?

22. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes. It's absurd to call its poor. Displaymate tested it thoroughly, and it was class leading in many metrics.

34. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

I USE AN I PHONE BUDDY,YOU CAN SEE MY REVIEW OF I PHONE IN USER REVIEW SECTION. ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO S7 PANELS IN MULTIMEDIA VIEWING EXPERIENCE. SECOND? NO WAY.THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER BETTER PANALS.

3. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

When will it get android O?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes...

4. Varun1247

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

Very true...I think they started reviewing devices on monetary basis not on performance and specs.

5. alohha

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Would like to know how clean is the Samsung UI now, in terms of buttery smoothness and how useful are the exclusive features, Bixby included. I left the Samsung bandwagon after my last Samsung (SGS4) which was full of innovative features which ultimately weren't useful and made the phone sluggish. Am currently very happy with the OnePlus 3 but thinking if I should go back someday or stick with OnePlus

7. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Why do you dislike Samsung phones?

20. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No 'dislike' 'here. Just patriots.

8. shemeer

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

My question is Why did you take out Auto Adjust Option from camera mode?? It is really useful feature for better image clarity. And second question is Why always using low mah batteries for flagship devices? ...Samsung galaxy s8 active used 4000 mah (s8 active also sd 835) that time note 8 used just 3300? what is the reason??

9. pradeepvlr

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

Can you write with SPEN having palm resting on the screen

27. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Yes, palm rejection is used.

44. pradeepvlr

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

thanks...

11. Evil_Shadow

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Questions to a biased website? Hell no!

13. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

pleasse can you post a close to life battery summery , not the tests you do , something like 3-5 days with the note 8 with standby times and SOT

28. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

life times are not comparable between phones. Better to compare with other phones, since everyone has different usage patterns.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Does the ffc have ois?

17. imranikram

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

My questions are regarding the 1. CALL QUALITY of Note 8. Is it as SOLID as oneplus 5 ? or as bad as s8/s8+? 2. Is SPEAKER sufficiently loud under normal circumstances like the one in oneplus 5 or Less? Oneplus 5 excels in both departments that is why it is a reference in my questions. Thanks.

18. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

How can i remap the Bixby button. I understand that Samsung sends some kind of update to prevent us from doing so.

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