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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD (2017) review

Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Adreno 540
6 GB / 64 GB
6.3 inches (1440 x 2960 px)
12 + 12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 SD smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD phone with 6.3 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3300 mAh, non-removable battery. The 6.3 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1440 x 2960 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy Note 8 SD
ModelSM-N950P
Release date2017

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD is about 7.76 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (6.4 x 2.94 x 0.33 inches).

Weight7.76 oz
Dimensions6.4 x 2.94 x 0.33 inches
Colorsblack, blue, gold, gray
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.35 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.9 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 540

Display

The size of Galaxy Note 8 SD screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 6.3 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD with 1440 x 2960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD (6 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (64 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy Note 8 SD is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Galaxy Note 8 SD has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera12 + 12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SD supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy Note 8 SD comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy Note 8 SD phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3300 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Galaxy Note 8 SD isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3300 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Galaxy Note 8 SD phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Galaxy Note 8 SD is a safe and durable IP68 dustproof and waterproof smartphone built for outdoor usage. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device. The Galaxy Note 8 SD comes with wireless charging. Wireless charging uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects through electromagnetic induction.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, heart rate, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 5, Fast charging, Wireless charging, Certified IP68 dustproof and waterproof
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