Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs
Galaxy Note 8 was the success Samsung needed it to be despite its asking price, though discounted models make it more attractive for today's market.
- Excellent dual cameras
- S-Pen works well
- Solid app performance
- Big and tall in your pockets
- Terrible fingerprint sensor placement
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|Launch price (RRP)||$1,499|
Samsung very much needed the Galaxy Note 8 to succeed. Not just because of the colossal failure of the Galaxy Note 7 and whatever damage that had done to the brand, but also because it had set itself a very ambitious target with the Note 8.
The Galaxy Note 8 was the most expensive Android handset to go on sale in Australia at its time of launch, although it was rather easily eclipsed by the pricing of the iPhone X and the newer Galaxy Note9.
Still, pricing any smartphone at $1,499 outright is a bold move that speaks to what Samsung expected the Note 8 to do for consumers, especially considering that 2017 was an exceptional year for premium smartphone handsets.
- "Infinity" curved display is just as attractive as it was in the Galaxy S8/S8+
- Large size is not exactly pocket-friendly
- Dual-lens 12MP camera is a significant improvement over the Galaxy S8/S8+
- Plenty of customisation options for photography pros while still making basic photography a snap
- A powerful handset, but effectively identical to the Galaxy S8/S8+
- Pricier than most other smartphones of similar power
- Among the longest-lasting premium smartphones currently available
- Can't match the longevity of the Galaxy S8+, however
- A handy tool for taking notes and annotating documents on the fly
- Undeniably one of the best smartphones Samsung has made
- Also one of the most expensive
Pricing and availability
- Price: ~$1,100
- Where to buy: eBay
Power, storage and battery
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