What the Galaxy Note 8 "Video enhancer" does, and how to use it
This is cool and all, don't get us wrong, but the fact of the matter is that most video content that you will be consuming on your flashy new bezel-less Note 8 will be of the non-HDR variety. Or, in other words, plain ol' YouTube videos. That's why Samsung has included a feature that's aimed at augmenting regular videos.
Enter "Video enhancer".
This video enhancement tool was first introduced with the Galaxy S7, and although it won't magically convert your 720p videos to 4K or anything like that, it can certainly add some pleasant oomph to otherwise bleak-looking videos by enhancing the colors.
You can enable the feature on the Note 8 by following these simple steps:
- Go to "Settings"
- Tap on "Advanced features"
- Scroll down and select "Video enhancer"
Unfortunately, the changes in color do not register in screenshots, so we had to take some photos instead. Do keep in mind that it's close to impossible to perfectly capture this effect on camera, and although we think the following comparison is sufficiently representative of what we saw with our eyes, it may look different to you when you see it in person:
Disclaimer -- for the purpose of this showcase, we set turned off auto brightness and set it to maximum, so as to avoid any unforeseen changes in the luminance of the display