|Gold Milky Way Note 8!|
We loved the Milky Way Note 5, as well as and then the Note 7. We loved the phones, as well as nosotros could non halt praising our experience amongst them. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 few weeks after nosotros published the review of the Note 7, the horror stories came. We were every bit surprised every bit anybody every bit nosotros never experienced it ourselves as well as nosotros fifty-fifty brought the Note vii to Tokyo amongst us for a iii 24-hour interval trip.
In the aftermath, Samsung handled the number hence good that they deserve the loyalty of their customers. So when it was well-nigh fourth dimension for the successor to hold upwards announced, nosotros were excited as well as nosotros wanted to know how the Note 8 volition ascension inwards a higher house it predecessor.
We’ve had the telephone for weeks at nowadays as well as this is what nosotros think!
Samsung Milky Way Note 8 Specs
Price: PHP 49,990
Unboxing / Accessories
The telephone comes inwards the familiar dark rectangular packaging amongst premium made materials. Inside is the telephone itself, USB Type-C adapters, mightiness plug, USB to USB Type-C cable, replacement due south Pen, neb extractor, documentation, as well as SIM ejector tool.
Build Quality / Design
|Mic as well as SIM tray|
|3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, microphone, speaker, due south Pen|
|Bixby push clit as well as book rocker|
Those front end as well as dorsum panel do gear upwards the telephone experience similar it could somehow sideslip from your fingers though as well as they do attract fingerprints similar dearest does to bees.
In front end are the sensors, ear slice as well as the display. On the right is the mightiness push clit patch on the left is the book rocker as well as the Bixby button. The sim card as well as microSD card slot is on top. The headphone jack, speaker, USB Type-C port as well as due south Pen slot is at the bottom.
It comes inwards diverse colors but my nosotros similar the golden as well as the dark on the best. However, I soundless prefer the coral bluish from the Note 7. The means the bluish matched amongst golden was but stunning.
The metallic frame is at nowadays polished instead of matte which would gear upwards yous intend that it feels slippery but it isn’t. It was solely slippery when H2O got inwards betwixt my manus as well as the phone.
The due south Pen feels as well as looks similar to final twelvemonth amongst fry changes. It soundless has that addictingly practiced clicker on top.
They receive got been for some fourth dimension at nowadays as well as nosotros cannot stress plenty of how bang-up the resolution as well as refresh rates are. The colors are saturated as well as they images pop. There is no improve covert out there. What makes it fifty-fifty improve is the immersiveness the curved display adds.
Samsung makes the best displays inwards the mobile telephone marketplace today!
It has this refined curved to it that is to a greater extent than elegant as well as beautiful than the S7 border had. It is absolutely stunning. The means the drinking glass panel curves makes manus belongings this telephone is an experience inwards yesteryear itself.
It has an immersive, saturated as well as high resolution 18:9 display!
The 18:9 aspect ratio farther increases the immersiveness but at the cost of existence able to accomplish 1 terminate of the display from the other if yous receive got pocket-size hands similar nosotros do.
The on covert display returns but is at nowadays customizable amongst the mightiness to download to a greater extent than options from the Samsung Theme store. You tin flame also customize the means the display renders colors as well as the output resolution!
The Note’s dual microphone has crisp sound w/ defined details as well as the vibrations isolation is great, but non on par w/ the U11’s setup.
The Note 8 has 3,300 mAh battery capacity which is downward from the Note 7’s 3,500 mAh. In our benchmark tests, the battery would accomplish at to the lowest degree 10 hours. And this is consistent amongst our usage without LTE or information connection.
The standby fourth dimension is phenomenal; HOWEVER, when nosotros used LTE amongst our daily texting, calling, spider web surfing, email, messaging, YouTube as well as social media, the battery significantly drops to iv hours of on covert time.
At offset nosotros idea it was the novel human face upwards unlock features but nosotros used the same characteristic extensively amongst the Vivo V7+ hence nosotros idea it may actually hold upwards TouchWiz.
|Dual OIS 12MP cameras!|
The Note 8 is the offset Dual Camera telephone that has OIS on both cameras! The offset photographic boob tube camera is a 12MP f/1.7 RGB patch the 2d 1 is a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. Both receive got w/ Dual Pixel autofocus, multi-frame, as well as dual tone LED flash.
Other modes include Pro, Panorama, Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, Food, Virtual Shot, Sport shot, Rear-Cam Selfie, Animated GIF, as well as HDR. The HDR is laid to on on default as well as it is 1 of the fastest implementation nosotros receive got seen. It takes the 2 shots as well as combines them inwards an instant.
Samsung also added their ain portrait means called the Live Focus but what makes this improve is that yous tin flame encounter as well as adjust the grade of out of focus patch inwards alive sentiment as well as after you’ve taken the picture! The results are improve than the contest but it does falter sometimes transitioning from focus to out focus for tricky subjects similar hair. Otherwise, this is 1 of the improve implementations out there.
The Food means allows yous to pick where yous desire to focus as well as adjust color temperature patch the Sport shot allows yous to capture fast moving subjects better. The rear-cam selfie means allows yous to convey selfies amongst the chief cameras. The Animated GIF allows yous to capture as well as convert the epitome into an animated GIF automatically. Lastly, the virtual shot prompts yous to travel along your discipline inwards the middle patch moving the telephone from left to right. It produces images amongst added depth because of capturing multiple angles of subject.
There are also stickers which is Samsung’s version of Snapchat filters. There are quite a number of them as well as the ladies volition love them!
The Pro means allows for ISO 50 to 800, Shutter Speed of 1/24000th of a 2d to 10 seconds, manual focus, white residuum command as well as exposure compensation. You tin flame also conduct your metering modes from pump weighted, matrix as well as spot metering. You tin flame also select from pump autofocus or multi autofocus points.
Shutter speeds tin flame larn every bit fast every bit 1/24000th of a 2d which is rare nosotros did wishing the ISO could larn upwards to 3200 though.
Photos from this telephone are unmatched hence far!
The Dual Pixel autofocus is soundless the best inwards the marketplace today for both tap to focus as well as focus tracking inwards both stills as well as video. It is accurate every time. We had moments where it missed but it was hence seldom that it was negligible.
The images from cameras are sharp, saturated amongst a punch that most phones can’t travel along up. In our tests it beats the HTC U11, the Huawei P10 Plus as well as the OnePlus five yesteryear a hair. Our solely truthful gripe amongst the photographic boob tube camera is that the telephoto camera’s images tend to hold upwards grainier than the other camera. I ever know that the epitome is from the telephoto because of the amount of grain. Don’t hold upwards discouraged though every bit the grain is acceptable compared to other telephoto implementations. It is but that compared to broad photographic boob tube camera images, it is noticeable.
When transferred to other displays, the colors of the Note 8 are saturated inwards a pleasing way. Its but plenty that improves the expression of the pictures. If yous desire pure color accuracy yous may receive got to expression elsewhere.
The dual tone flash is brilliant plenty to illuminate upwards to five to vii feet away as well as is smart plenty to know which of the dual tones flash to role at each situation.
Rear Camera Samples
|Daylight Main camera!|
|Indoor Main Camera featuring Jam Ancheta as well as Duey of Unbox|
|Close-up Telephoto Lens Shot!|
|Close-up Wide lens shot!|
|Live focus sample|
|Live Focus Close-up!|
|Low lite chief camera|
Selfie Mode also has peel tone, spotlight, slim face, large eyes as well as shape correction adjustments for the beauty means fans.
The selfie photographic boob tube camera has human face upwards reveal autofocus as well as it is quick as well as accurate patch the tap to focus is responsive as well as accurate every bit well. The images every bit nosotros said before are stellar. It is sharp, saturated as well as punchy. The contrast is rattling practiced too! The land of sentiment is broad but yous volition involve the Wide selfie for large groups.
It also has covert flash for selfies inwards lowlight.
We intend that this is 1 of the best selfie cameras out there. Given the price, it should be.
Selfie Camera Samples
|Low lite selfie!|
The Selfie video is also amazing! It detects are human face upwards as well as when it is inwards focus, the images are precipitous amongst bang-up contrast as well as saturated colors every bit well.
Autofocus tracking on video are solely express to 1080p thirty fps as well as is non enabled inwards 4K, QHD or 1080p lx fps. Dual Pixel Autofocus remains the best inwards the market!
|Reflections as well as smoothness!|
Gaming on this telephone is smooth every bit silk! The graphics are a cutting inwards a higher house the contest as well as is noticeably smooth inwards gameplay fifty-fifty at the highest settings at QHD for games similar asphalt.
This telephone has bang-up thermal management amongst consistent non throttled speedy performance. We solely experienced the telephone heating upwards as well as it was when nosotros played a demanding game amongst LTE for over an 120 minutes. It never happened 1 time again though.
TouchWiz has improved inwards recent years but because the Flagships tend to receive got a lot of features, the Settings card is flooded amongst settings that nosotros receive got a hard fourth dimension finding specific options. This may confuse users.
If you’ve been a Note user before, as well as then yous know the chief software do goodness is the due south Pen compatible Federal Reserve annotation taking apps! Like the native Samsung Note apps or the Google Keep. The Samsung keyboard also allows for writing keyboard where inwards yous write the letters yous desire to hold upwards typed as well as the telephone volition reveal it. It is accurate ix out of 10 times as well as amongst exercise amongst the due south Pen typing this means is a breeze!
|Notes as well as Apps Edge!|
The Samsung Note has been improved nether the hood as well as duet amongst some novel features as well as a to a greater extent than accurate due south Pen, it is 1 of the best Pen based interface for smartphone today.
Samsung has added several novel features for the screenshots this fourth dimension around. Aside from existence able to draw, to crop as well as to scroll capture, yous tin flame at nowadays role Bixby vision where inwards it volition reveal the objects within as well as volition tell if it is an epitome or a text as well as give search results accordingly.
With the curved border display, yous are also given access to Samsung’s Edge panels where inwards yous swipe from the border as well as gain access to App shortcuts, Screenshot shortcuts, contact shortcuts, rulers as well as fifty-fifty Device maintenance options! It is a rattling practiced means to access contacts as well as your specified apps quickly.
|Customizable Navigation bars as well as Edge Panels!|
At offset nosotros idea the telephone would endure from the fingerprint sensor placement difficulty when yous receive got brusque fingers from the S8 or S8 Plus, but on the Note 8, it’s a lot easier to accomplish it. Because the telephone is slimmer inwards width than the elevation which results inwards the fingerprint existence easier to accomplish if yous are right handed. If yous are using your left manus however, it volition hold upwards a scrap of a stretch.
As expected, the fingerprint scanner is fast! It unlocks similar a shot every bit yous house your finger. The Face Unlock is fifty-fifty faster! It unlocks every bit before long every bit a trouble my human face upwards inwards front end of my phone. It is accurate 8 out of 10 times. The other 2 times are when yous role human face upwards unlock inwards dim lighting as well as are when yous role human face upwards unlock are at weird angle. Otherwise it industrial plant intuitively as well as quickly. I am spoiled yesteryear this but similar the Vivo V7+’s human face upwards unlock access.
Telephony-wise, telephone telephone character as well as GSM/LTE signal industrial plant bang-up patch the WIFI is strong. We never had complaints from people nosotros verbalize them through Telco as well as Data calls. There is a gyroscope as well as it industrial plant accurately as well as is responsive.
Pros – Build character is unmatched, High performance, display is the best, 18:9 is the novel standard, 1 of the best dual photographic boob tube camera implementation, due south Pen
Otherwise, this is 1 of the best phones out today. There are few phones that tin flame gibe its gear upwards quality, display quality, photographic boob tube camera character as well as surgical operation character that this telephone offers. So if yous tin flame alive amongst the brusque LTE battery life as well as yous receive got the money, the Note 8 is a bang-up as well as solely selection for an Android Phone at this cost point.