Samsung Galaxy Note8: Initial Impressions

by Samrat Amatya

It is finally here!! The phone which I have been waiting for almost two years now has finally come to Nepal. The Note series from Samsung has always held a special place in my heart. Be it due to its sheer size, its beastly specs or the product defining s-pen. On September 18, Samsung Electronics Nepal took the wraps off their latest phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note8, and I was in awe. It definitely was love at first sight. But not everything is rainbows and butterflies!! Here are all the things that I like and dislike about the recently launched Galaxy Note8.

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The Galaxy Note8 without a doubt is a gorgeous looking device with its infinity display, an almost bezel-less design, and the glass and metal combination. The phone truly is an engineering marvel! But unlike its cousin the Galaxy S8+, the phone is more squarish and boxy in nature. It also is wider and heavier at 195gm! That said, the phone fits perfectly in my hands and I had no trouble wielding the device. This is a great achievement for a phone flaunting a huge 6.3-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display. The Note8 was also blazing fast with the Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 6GB of RAM.

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One of the major key highlights of the phone is its Dual camera setup. The Note8 packs two 12MP rear cameras with f/1.7 and f/2.4 aperture both with OIS. From the demo and the brief hands-on time with the device,  the camera looks very promising. The portrait mode works very well to add a layer of depth to your photos. And with the telephoto lens, you can zoom up to 2x times which definitely come in handy in certain scenarios. Another major attraction of the phone is its iconic s-pen. This pressure sensitive stylus from Samsung is better than ever offering lots of features and productivity tool. It also is super smooth and gave me the similar feeling of writing on a piece of paper. And this all comes encased in an IP68 rated dust and water-resistant body.

For a phone which is priced at a staggering Rs 1,02,990, I am quite impressed with it. It brings all the things that I liked about the Galaxy S8+ in a more larger body, equipped with dual cameras and the iconic s-pen. To be honest, I am in love with the phone and I can’t wait to try this phone out in a more up close and personal situation. And when I do, I will make sure to give you guys a full written review as well as a video review. For those and more on the Samsung Galaxy Note8, like our Facebook page, subscribe to our Youtube channel and visit our website regularly.

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