Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been discontinued and replaced by Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
my Note 8 paint started to clip off
the build of the phone is good but I had an issue with the paint on the phone coming off with a few weeks I had the phone. went to the store to see what can they do. I did spend like almost 1500 on the phone and to get a refurbished model is still not good effort for me. but the store person said he was going to be a new one. but he fails to mention it was going to be a refurbished until I get to the store. after that i ask for some advice or issues I had with the refurbished model. they said that couldn't help me out all was very disappointed.
Purchased in August 2017 at Melbourne Central for $1,500.00.
easy to use but feels the effect of time
It is a great phone to use. However I have had it get it repaired after the first 2 months as the hardware froze on the machine. 2 years in and the charger only works half the time
Purchased in January 2018 at Telstra.
Bought this one last year, over all very happy with the performance, very handy for doing presentation and pdf editing. But battery is still an issue even though they have increased the power.
Purchased in March 2018 at The Good Guys for $985.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
A case of good and ordinary
I need a phone to work all over Australia, so I use Australia's largest network. I need a phone with a good antenna, Samsung seems ok.
Phone calls, sms texts, emails, facebook and photos, that are my needs.
The Samsung almost completely FAILS when it comes to text messaging, which is very frustrating. I had a Note 3 which was brilliant in this regard and I am considering starting that phone up again.
The Samsung Note 8 is completely frustrating when it comes to swipe messaging. Once you have used this feature, you never want to go back to typing, and the Note 8 is bloody useless in this regard.
Sorry Samsung, you have really dropped the ball on the messaging.
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Very Good phone
Very Good phone and I love all the features! ! !
The only downside of this is the battery. Using the fast charger it does charge fast. However if I use the phone regularly the battery won't last whole day.
The pen is very useful and handy to have. .
Powerful but cumbersome in many ways
It's a good phone. Really fast, excellent camera, excellent battery life. In all other respects my S5 was a better phone. You lose some image at the curve of the screen. The fingerprint scanner has trouble reading my print, the retina scanner is completely useless and the facial recognition is useless. Unlocking the screen was so annoying I switched the security off. It doesn't integrate with bluetooth accessories as well as my previous phone. The pen keeps popping out unintentionally. It has a few cool apps I guess, but they are mostly gimmicks - they don't really do anything.
Hating this phone...
The screen is a nuisance to use...it should be flat there is no advantage in a curved screen ... gimmicky.
I have wasted money on buying screen protectors that do fit well.
Bixby is annoying... cannot get rid if it...never use it ... never will.
My Note 2 was a much better user experience for 6 years...can't wait to finish my contract and buy a better phone ... hating it!!
Hate the curved screen hate Bixby design faults...
Won't buy Samsung again .... very dissppointed
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Note the best
I have been using the Note 8 as my daily driver since November last year. One of the biggest let downs is the fact it was released on Android 7.1.1 instead of Android 8.0 Oreo, that update is still waiting to be released.
All in all the Note 8 is one beast of a smartphone, the camera setup is amazing and takes photos to the next level, its fast and you do not notice lag thanks to the 6Gb of RAM and they are a little shy on the Storage size with 64GB but at least they have not removed the SD slot so expandable storage for photos is always a plus.
The 18.5:9 Aspect is well something that takes time to get used to on this very long phone. But all in all, this is a very solid device, after the Note 7 issues.
Great device with one major flaw
I love the Note 8 with one qualification - its susceptibility to micro-fractures in the screen. The software is excellent with less bloatware than historically included. The resolution is excellent and the camera is great. The battery life is workable. But there is a real screen issue with its cracking and durability. I bought a screen protector and an urban armour case the day that I activated the phone. Never dropped it and in fact "baby" it throughout usage. Horrible crack is still showing up right through the center of the phone. This seems to be a prevalent problem for Samsung. So my recommendation would be to buy something else until this problem is acknowledged and fixed.
Good phone..bad screen
The phone works awesome..the quality of photos and videos are crystal clear. I've had Samsung notes previously and have had incidents where the phone has dropped and nothing's happened but 2 weeks after purchasing their note 8 the phone was knocked out of my hand (with screen protector on) and has smashed instantly. I have never previously smashed a screen so I googled it and others have had the same complaint. The phone was $1000 and I've got quoted $500 to fix it. NOT HAPPY JAN!
Nice but pointless.
I recently purchased the Samsung galaxy note 8 and I have to say its a good phone.
Over all I would class the note 8 as a 7 out of 10. It has lost point with me for the following reasons.
1 you can not change the battery when it dies with out causing some damage to the phone.
2 there is no IR emitter or reciever. So can't be used as as a remote on old tv.
3 most the note features and never uses by me.
4 the sound when watchung clips or mo ies is absolute rubbish.
5 and finally this is the most annoying one. I live in a humid environment ...
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it's no iPhone
This is my first phone that isn't an iPhone. on paper the specs are great, equal to or better than the iPhone X. However I find the reality to be not so fantastic. I'm not a fan of Android Software and find Bixby to be more annoying than helpful. moreover the curved screen makes it very difficult to protect with a protector meaning the likelyhood of breaking it is greatly increased.
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Don't bother if you have a Note 5, not worth the expense. Really little improvement.
The Samsung Note 8 is okay but it's got plenty of issues such as the rounded edges which don't work well with typing a SMS. It is a pain to log into as well and unresponsive. It's a lot of hype for not much more than the Note 5 - the pen is the same and the screen size is only a fraction longer. Quality is no better. Really very disappointed for the cost. It's just not worth it. Save your money and wait for the 10 to come out!
Fantastic in almost everyway
The new note 8 is on fire. Its got everything great about the note series. Stylus support, huge screen, multitasking, powerful, productivity in a pinch, useful gimmicks galore! Its got all the bells and whistles of a flagship device.
Just don't drop it! In my opinion its not very durable compared to earlier note smartphones.
There is alot of screen including the new screen edge technology..but this also means there is sensitive part of the screen which can be easily damaged if nocked in the right way. (Wrong way)
This means even if yo...u get a case that covers the phone, the edges of the screen can still be exposed. If you take the note 4 for example. A good case would mean there was a gap between the screen and the surface you dropped the phone onto... this may not be the case with the note 8 depending on your case. Also note, there isnt a replaceable battery. So it will be interesting to see how long the battery lasts and how much it will cost to get a replacement in the future.
Questions & Answers
I have been using my Note 8 since 2017 it continues to be a very reliable phone. I am considering an upgrade to the S21 Ultra but I'm concerned about reports on this website regarding extreme overheating problems. Do you have any information on this? Don't want to spend $1800 on a dud.
Whats the best tradie phone from samsung.I have a J1 and am happy with phone and replacement cost is not to painful. Looking for phone that I can put in my pocket as I work as a plumber.
Hi Gary, depending on the price range and features you may be looking into, we have provided links below to our different series of mobile devices.
Galaxy A Series
Galaxy S Series
Galaxy Note Series
Would steer away from the notes, the bigger screen is great but it is bulky in the pocket
How can you disable "moisture detected" error? Absolute rubbish feature as the phone charges fine, frustrating that the phone needs to switch off with cable inserted and switched on and wait for software to load.
Hi Van, we recommend for you to visit one of our authorised service centres so we can look into this.
With the global spread of COVID-19 impacting many communities, Samsung is adapting its practices to protect the health and wellbeing of our people and customers. As such, all our Galaxy Studios are currently closed. Our Experience Stores located at George Street, Sydney, Melbourne Central and Highpoint Shopping Centre are still open but at reduced operating hours.
You can also drop your device off at your local Australia Post office.
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage, Stylus (Included), Waterproof and Wireless Charging|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Midnight Black, Maple Gold|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm|
|Pixel Density||521 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Battery Size||3,300 mAh|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||6 GB|
|Max Video Resolution||2160p (Ultra HD, 4K)|
|Rear Camera(s)||12MP Wide, 12MP Telephoto|
|Front Camera(s)||8MP Wide|
|Replaced by||Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
- MPN: 1091003764, SAMN8GLDOPT and SM-N950FZDAXSA
- GTIN13: 8806088930220, 8806088930237 and 8806088979205
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