If you fancy bigger phones and you are a Samsusng freak, then the Samsung Note 8 is yours. Announced in August 2017 and released in September, the Samsung Note 8 is a medium-end smart phone. It is also called the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The Samsung Note 8 comes in four different versions. The N950F, the N950FD, the N950U and the N9500. The N950F is for Europe and Australia, while the N950FD is for Europe, LATAM, Brazil; Australia and the global audience. The N950U is for USA and finally the N9500 is for China.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has body dimensions of 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches and Corning Gorilla glasses both in front and behind. It also has an aluminium frame to give it a shiny appearance. This Samsung Note is IP68 rated and in resistant to water for up to 30 minutes. It is also dust resistant. As expected of a Note, it comes with a Stylus.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a Super AMOLED HDR10 display with a 6.3 inches screen and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The phone runs on the Android 7.1.1 Operating System and can be upgraded to 9.0. Its chipset is Exynos 8895 (10mm).
It runs on an Octacore CPU with four 2.3GHz cores and another four 1.7GHz Cores. The GPU for the global edition of the Note 8 is Mali-G71 MP20 while the USA/China edition runs on the Adreno 540 GPU.
CAMERA AND MEMORY
Talk of Camera quality, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a good competitor for the top seat amongs middle-class phones. The main camera has dual lenses of 12MP each. It comes with the LED flash light, auto-HDR and panorama features. It also produces video of the following qualities; 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@240fps.
The Selfie or front camera also has dual lenses. One is 8MP and the other is 2MP. This camera supports dual video calling, Auto-HDR, and produces video of 1440p@30fps quality.
In terms of memory, the phone comes in three models. The 64GB model, the 128GB model and the 256GB model. However, all these models come with a 6GB RAM for speedy processing.
BATTERY AND OTHER FEATURES
While the battery life of an average Samsung phone is not really something to write home about, the Note 8 is a good one. It comes with a huge power storage capacity of 3300 mAH. The phone’s non-removable Lithium-ion battery can last for up to 22 hours of talk time and up to 74 hours of music play.
The phone supports Fast charging at 15W, Quick Charge 2.0 and Qi/PMA wireless charging. Some other features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth, Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, Bixby natural language commands and dictation.
If you are a fan of radio, then you might need to download an external radio app on your Samsung Note 8 since the phone does not come with an in-built radio app.
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY IN GHANA
The version available mostly on the Ghanaian market is the 64GB model. And it can be purchased from all reputable online shops and Samsung outlets across the country. For those seeking to buy theirs online, you can click here to buy yours now. A brand new version of the phone can be purchased between GHS 1,600 and GHS 1,950. However, the used version is relatively cheaper since the phone was released 3 years ago. You can get the used version between GHS 800 to GHS 1,200.
If you would like a more advance Samsung Phone, you can check out the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Samsung Galaxy A 20.
If you are looking for a good phone with good camera quality and enough space for storing your videos, photos and other digital files at a lesser cost, then this phone might be for you. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, though not being the best Samsung Phone on the market today is one of the coolest phones from 2017 which you can still use today.
The phone has quality camera – both primary and secondary. It also comes with enough speed for multi-tasking and killing boredom with the best games available on android.
What;s more, the Note 8 has a killer battery capacity for those phone freaks who can’t do without their phones for a single moment. If you are just worried about your battery life and want a good phone, then this is a good buy for you. With as low as GHS 800 or up to GHS 1,800 you can go home with this powerful device.
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