Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Announced:
Aug 23, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 15, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

8.9
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Display

Display size:

6.3 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

522 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

82.98 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

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

Weight:

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light, Stylus

Colors:

Black, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540

RAM:

6 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Maximum User Storage:

53 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

USB OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Internet use:

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback:

74.00 hours

Video playback:

16.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 28, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN950U link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.70 W/kg

Body:

0.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.36 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 930

This device is also known as Samsung SM-N950U, Samsung SM-N950F, Samsung Galaxy Note8

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

SM-N950F International version

Differences from the main variant:

Colors:

Gold, Blue

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose" and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G71 MP20

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 28, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN950F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.32 W/kg

Body:

0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.50 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.31 W/kg

Phablet:

3.98 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

SM-N950F/DS Dual SIM version

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Exynos M2 "Mongoose" and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G71 MP20

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (82.98 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (522 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (6 GB)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

Description

Big and powerful, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is made for smartphone enthusiasts and power users. It stands out with being Samsung's first dual-camera phone, enabling real 2x zoom and background blur effects. It is also the first Galaxy Note device built around the newer 18.5:9 display aspect ratio, which allows it to fit a huge, 6.3-inch display in a body not impossible to handle. The S-Pen – a trademark feature for the Note series – is now more precise and more useful with more features built around it. And no less importantly, the phone is built to higher safety standards than its predecessor.

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