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All About The Samsung Galaxy Note 8

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy Note 8





Considering their rivals:

- Its performance is 40% below the average (1410 vs. 2345).

- 93% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 21% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 82% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 82% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 36% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a higher number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 19% above) than the average (522 DPI vs. 438 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 17% above the average (102 vs. 87.35).

- 57% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 31% slower than the average (15w vs. 22w).

- 54% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 65% slower than the average (5w vs. 14w).

- 43% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 10% heavier than the average (195g. vs. 177g./6.88oz. vs. 6.23oz).

- 68% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 50% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (64GB. vs. 121GB.).

- 64% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 89% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 4% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 68% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack




  • Cons 
    Weight









  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $949

    BestBuy: $899

    Walmart: $1035

  • Performance 
    Year: 2017
    Updates: 4 years
    Exynos 8895
    Mali-G71 MP20
    Android 7
    Geekbench 5: 1410




  • Display 
    6.3" 1440x2960
    522 DPI
    Gorilla Glass 5
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    850 Nits


  • Cameras 
    2 Cameras

    Without OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)


    Dxo/Tek Score: 102

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.7
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/2.55
    Pixel size: 1.4

     
    Selfie 
    8 Mp f/1.7 25 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    12 Mp f/2.4 52mm
    2x Zoom








  • Body 
    162x74x8 mm
    6.38x2.92x0.32 in
    195g. / 6.88oz.
    Full Glass
    84% STBR
    Looks: 9.3/10
    Fingerp.: Back
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Midnight Black
    Maple Gold
    Orchid Gray
    Deep Sea Blue
    Star Pink





  • Battery 
    3300mAh
    Charging: 15w
    Wireless: 5w

    1T+1W+1V*: 79%
    1T+3W+1V*: 59%
    1T+1W+3V*: 65%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 6GB
    Storage: 64GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 4G
    3.5mm jack: Yes
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (with the Adreno 540 GPU) and the Exynos 8895 (with the Mali-G71) are market dependent.



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #1$349
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #2$349
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #3$349
    Mi 11 Lite
    #4$349
    Galaxy Note 8
    #22$424
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #17.47
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #27.38
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #37.27
    Galaxy Note 10
    #47.27
    Galaxy Note 8
    #166.11
  • Performance 
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #17.5
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #27.5
    iPhone SE 2
    #37.4
    Mi 10T Pro
    #47.4
    Galaxy Note 8
    #294.4
  • Display 
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #29.2
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #39.1
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #49.1
    Galaxy Note 8
    #128.6
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy A71
    #16.7
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    #26.7
    Galaxy A72
    #36.7
    Galaxy M51
    #46.7
    Galaxy Note 8
    #206.3
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #1551
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #2551
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #3525
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #4525
    Galaxy Note 8
    #6522
  • Cameras 
    Mi 11 Lite
    #18.9
    Mi 10T Pro
    #27.8
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #37.7
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #47.7
    Galaxy Note 8
    #296
  • Camera MP 
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 10T Pro
    #2108
    Mi 11 Lite
    #364
    Galaxy A52
    #464
    Galaxy Note 8
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30
    #180
    7 Pro
    #278
    Galaxy A72
    #378
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #476
    Galaxy Note 8
    #1552
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #29.2
    Galaxy S10e EX
    #39.2
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #48.9
    Galaxy Note 8
    #117.2
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #192
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #289
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #389
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #488
    Galaxy Note 8
    #2484
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #110
    Galaxy Note 10
    #210
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #310
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #410
    Galaxy Note 8
    #119.3
  • Weight (g) 
    iPhone SE 2
    #1148
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2150
    Galaxy S10e
    #3150
    Galaxy S10e EX
    #4150
    Galaxy Note 8
    #25195
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone SE 2
    #1138
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2142
    Galaxy S10e
    #3142
    Galaxy S10e EX
    #4142
    Galaxy Note 8
    #22162
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #17.4
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #27.4
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #37.2
    Galaxy Note 10
    #47.2
    Galaxy Note 8
    #276
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy M51
    #188
    Mi 10T Pro
    #286
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #385
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #485
    Galaxy Note 8
    #2479
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy M51
    #176
    Mi 10T Pro
    #275
    Galaxy A72
    #373
    Mi 10 Lite
    #472
    Galaxy Note 8
    #2759
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy M51
    #180
    Mi 10 Lite
    #276
    Mi 9T Pro
    #375
    Mi 9t Pro
    #475
    Galaxy Note 8
    #2465
  • Fast Charging. 
    Mi 11 Lite
    #133
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #233
    Mi 10T Pro
    #333
    7 Pro
    #430
    Galaxy Note 8
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 9
    #120
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #215
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #315
    Galaxy S10e
    #415
    Galaxy Note 8
    5
  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #18.5
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #27.5
    Mi 11 Lite
    #37.5
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #47.5
    Galaxy Note 8
    #206.3
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #1256
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #2128
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #3128
    Mi 11 Lite
    #4128
    Galaxy Note 8
    64
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #18
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #28
    Galaxy Note 10
    #38
    Galaxy S10+ EX
    #48
    Galaxy Note 8
    #206
  • Connectivity 
    Mi 10 Lite
    #110
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #29
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10e
    #48.5
    Galaxy Note 8
    #138.5


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10
    Galaxy Note 10
    $409   7.27

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  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $409   7.21

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Galaxy S10e
    $379   7

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
    Galaxy S20 FE
    $349   6.86

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
    Mi 11 Lite
    $349   6.78

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A52
    Galaxy A52
    $380   6.21

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    R.Note 10 Pro
    $349   6.15

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
    Mi 10T Pro
    $494   6.14

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A72
    Galaxy A72
    $449   6.06

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30
    P30
    $400   5.93

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7 Pro
    7 Pro
    $429   5.93

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9
    Mi 9
    $400   5.83

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    $425   5.82

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy M51
    Galaxy M51
    $459   5.8

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9t Pro
    Mi 9t Pro
    $385   5.67

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
    Mi 9T Pro
    $385   5.67

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS
    iPhone XS
    $410   5.64

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A71
    Galaxy A71
    $400   5.62

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
    Mi 10 Lite
    $399   5.47

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XR
    iPhone XR
    $350   5.37

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone SE 2
    iPhone SE 2
    $367   5.11

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 7 Plus
    iPhone 7 Plus
    $375   3.74

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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