Samsung Comeback with the Galaxy Note 8

Techsnoop reviews Samsung Note 8The smartphone wars are on and the winners are consumers. At this time technology has assured that there is a phone for every use and budget. Techsnoop is a mega-multitasker and power user so there are only premium phones to consider in this market. The winner for Techsnoop is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Unfortunately, there is a problem with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone. A phone this premium and expensive needs a protective case. But the phone is too beautiful to cover up. What to do, what to do?

Seriously, in all the photos I have seen of the Orchid Gray model, it doesn’t compare to what this phone looks like close up. It is sleek, glossy, and beautiful from every angle. While Techsnoop prefers flat screens, the curved edges seem to be popular for people with small hands. The slimmer profile is also popular, but Techsnoop likes it a tiny bit wider. But these minor issues don’t detract from the excellent features of the Note 8.

Calls are clear and crisp, multi-tasking with the combo-app feature is fun and time-saving, responsiveness is super quick with the 6GB of RAM and the screen is beautiful. Videos play seamlessly and photos are crisp.

The all-important specs;

  • 6.3″ 2960×1440 Infinity glass display
  • The S-pen stylus, the Note’s trump card
  • Snapdragon Octa-Core CPU with 6GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage expandable to 256GB via MicroSD
  • Dual 12MP 2x optical zoom rear camera with optical image stabilization
  • 8MP front camera with eye scanner
  • Runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
  • 3,300mAh battery

Seriously, some laptops don’t come with 6GB of RAM. This makes using multiple apps a seamless experience. And if you are into watching videos on the phone, the RAM boost gives a smooth and crisp display. There was some question abut the battery power but it seems to get a full day of multi use. (Update 4/11/18: the latest software update has shaved battery life. Hopefully, Samsung will address this quickly.)

Due to the amount of apps and use, Techsnoop has a 128GB Micro SD card installed. However, if you are a heavy video watcher, spring for the 256GB card. Trust Techsnoop.

Favorite feature: screen off notes. This allows you to take notes on the screen without having to wake the phone up. Great for meetings or middle of the night brainstorms.

After more than six months of extremely heavy use, Techsnoop can state that the Note 8 lives up to expectations as a powerhouse business tool. Have questions? Leave them in the comments and Techsnoop will answer.

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