The previous quarter left a bad taste in the mouth for Samsung, thanks to the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, Samsung is all set to come back with a bang with their new flagship product, the Galaxy Note 8. News of the phone’s release was announced a few days back, and since then has been creating headlines with its great features that quite set it apart from other high end phones in its price range. Samsung released the Note 8 in response to the Net 7 recall, but many users are already calling it the next big thing in the big screen phone universe. And for good reason too; the phablet has almost everything one could ask for in exchange of the price. Almost. There are, actually, a few things that could stop potential buyers in their tracks and mull over their choice. In this article, we will weigh both the pros and the cons of the Note 8.
Galaxy Note 8 pros 👍
First of all, let us look at the great things that the Samsung Note 8 offers.
The dual cameras in the Note 7 are certainly top of the line at 12 megapixels each. The picture quality is likely to be even better than the already classy iPhone 7, with a true 2x optical zoom and optical image stabilization in both the lenses. So far, no smartphone has been able to include this feature. Besides, the camera comes with the blur focus feature, which allows you to manipulate the portrait background both before and after the photo has been taken.
The display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is exceptional. It comes with the Infinity Display that promises amazing visuals and great clarity. Watching videos and photos is going to be an even better experience with the bigger screen size at 6.3 inches. Colors are going to be truly eye catching, and blacks will be even blacker with the Super AMOLED and Quad-HD resolution. What’s more, writing with the S pen will be even easier in the Note 7, thanks to the fact that the edge to edge screen curves have become a lot less severe.
The phablet come with a long battery life, thanks to the 3,300 mAh battery. It might be smaller than the battery in the S8 Plus, but it is still pretty powerful, with the ability to last 11.11 hours. And all that while you have set the screen brightness at 150 Nits and are surfing the web over a 4G network.
The Galaxy Note 8 promises even better performance than its predecessors. It comes with the cutting edge Snapdragon 835 chipset and the Android Nougat OS, and Samsung has taken it a step further by giving it a total of 6 GB RAM. That makes multitasking a breeze since the phone will keep performing as smoothly as ever even if you have multiple tabs open at the same time.
Cons of Galaxy Note 8 👎
All said and done, there are a few downsides to the Galaxy Note 8 too.
The fingerprint sensor is an essential security feature that is being increasingly added in almost every smartphone in the market. The Note 8 comes with the feature as well, but the positioning is awkward. It is set at the back of the phone beside the camera. That makes it a tad difficult to find when you need to unlock the phone using only one hand, and it would have been better if it were locate a little further away, say underneath the camera. However, there are other security features to make up for this, such as voice activation and iris scanner.
Needless to say, with all its features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is pretty pricey at 930 USD. In fact, it is being considered as one of the most expensive phones to have been released so far by anyone. The price alone might stop some users in their tracks, but for most people accustomed to paying for and using Samsung phablets, the price will probably not be much of a deterrent. Besides, some carriers are offering the phone at discounted rates.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is set to be released a few days later, and Samsung lovers are certainly waiting with bated breath for its release. All said and done, there is no doubt that the initial release of the phone will certainly be met with much appreciation. What remains to be seen is whether the phone actually lives up to the buzz it has created before its release, and whether Samsung is able to wpe off the disgrace f the Note 7 fiasco by the success of the new release.
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