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Samsung - Galaxy Note8 64GB (Unlocked) - Midnight Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1207 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, exactly what I expect from Samsung

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    Gary
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    This phone is very snappy, runs multiple applications without issue. Battery life is very good considering screen size and heavy usage. The "bixby" button is bloatware in the physical sense, would be nice if could reconfigure for something else... maybe can, I haven't tried.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Phone

    Posted
    Tigress90
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    My only thing I don't like about the phone is the fingerprint button is oddly placed. But Samsung is always ahead of the curve in technology and deserves more attention like the iPhone because they are way better and way more far advanced!!! I mean they are durable, great cameras, great Samsung apps in addition to Google play, and very nice advanced technology accessories that goes with them!!! I highly recommend!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and Fast

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    Jeepgrl101
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    I am a huge Samsung fan. I had the Note 7 for the short time it was available and it was great. I loved it, but I like the Note 8 better. It seems faster and the camera is beautiful. The loss of the home button took some time to get used to though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bixby has to go.

    Posted
    Alice
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    Still learning the functions of this phone, but my first impressions are complicated and overpriced. And Bixby opening whenever I pick up the phone and touch that side button is a real pain. Maybe that button can be programmed to open something more useful to the owner. I wouldn't mind it opening to voice commands since I'm driving a lot. I'll keep playing with this and trying out more features. Maybe the phone will grow on me. Everyone makes a big deal about the camera and yeah it takes good pictures. But they all take good pictures now. Right now I'm thinking I should have waited for the S9 to be released.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome. Best Bang for Buck.

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    weirdpooh
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    Exceptional piece of hardware, paired with a dynamic integration of Android OS and Samsung's Touchwiz. I've owned every Galaxy Note phone, with the exception of the first and fifth iterations. This phone is a technological marvel and is still cheaper than the iPhone X. Featuring 6 GB of ram, there is nothing that I can throw at the phone to slow it down and you can dock it for full screen computing options. Bluetooth controlled gaming cast to my television, Virtual Reality, dual-sim capable or up to 256 gb on-board storage, a WACOM stylus that goes for around $100, and the camera rivals my Nikon D700 DSLR, all in the palm of your hand. As a Note7 owner/user for over a year, Samsung did their'screw-up' justice with this piece of hardware. I thought the Note7 couldn't be topped, but the Note8 surpasses it in every way. There are folks who don't like the Bixby key, but the key, and Bixby, are really useful once you set them up. You can also disable the key if it bothers you too much. The button and Bixby also pair well with Google's Assistant, picking up slack where Google's Assistant faces limitations. All in all, you get what you pay for and this is a beautiful phone with endless possibilities of uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The alph smart phone by a comfortable margine.

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    Mystro
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    I consider myself multi brand versed. I own many apple products and use their iPad Pro in my office on a daily basis. When it comes to phones, the Galaxy line is always 3 to 5 steps ahead of Apple. The new Galaxy note 8 crushes all its competition this year with such a margine that price is irrelevant. Hoping the iPhone 10 would be a close match but it's still playing catch up to Samsung. Now that Apple is sourcing the new iPhone 10's AMOLED display directly from Samsung from the last generation AMOLED display, it gives the market a clear view of who is leading and who is following. Factor in the Note 8's longer battery life, higher resolution display, significantly brighter display, deeper water resistant rating, S-pen, home button, finger print scanner, bigger screen, no rear camera bump, micro SD upgradable memory, 6gb of ram, etc....the Note 8 really doesn't have any competition this year for the best smart phone for 2018. Too bad Samsung abandons the tablet market and doesn't go after the iPad with the ferociousness it does in the smart phone segment........ Long story short "Buy the Note 8". The Galaxy Note 8 is a monster. It's not only the best, but a bargain for what you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A titan arrives

    Posted
    DemonWolf
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    This new Galaxy Note from Samsung is a real titan of a smartphone. So many things in it that are great. Customization options are through the roof, build quality is phenomenal, and the overall item is worth the high price in my experiences so far. To start, I was getting quite grouchy with my old Note 3 because of the app permissions that were being heaped into updates. And it was an accept them all, or no update/no app. On the Note 8, Samsung (or maybe it was Android) gave us the ability to select which individual permissions for each app are enabled or disabled. Yahoo! The other surprising customization options was icons, themes, and wallpapers. Astounding level of customization there. Icons can have their own theme, independent of wallpaper and other elements. Or, the Samsung themes can have a unified theme for all parts of the device (call screen, contacts, menus, icons, sounds effects, etc). I've snooped around and combined a basic facsimile to a Star Trek theme with custom sounds from the NSTEnterprises and the Red Alert wallpaper to make my perfect "tricorder/Star Trek" look and sounds for my device. The lack of a hard home button and the softkeys was a bit of a transition for me, yet Samsung put in a nice option of having the screen buttons locked on all the time, appearing at a swipe from screen bottom, or having a button to toggle between lock and hidden (much like Windows pop up bar). And the speed of the hardware in astonishing. I've done so much already that my old Note 3 barely did or did only ok on. I run the Knights of the Old Republic for Android game on it and there is not one hiccup. And the S Pen makes playing so many games that much easier. S Pen functions I've still to delve into a lot, yet it seems to have been massively expanded on from my Note 3 era. Very smooth. I've just had such a great time with the freedoms Samsung built in that I can't find much to complain about. Only qualm is moving my Note 3 S Notes over to the new Samsung Notes turned them from editable notes into notes with pictures of my old notes in them. So I essentially have to retype all my notes, though since the originals are there in picture form not too bad. Fingerprint sensor is a bit oddly placed, not too bad for me since I've big hands and a case that helps me find the sensor over the camera lens. Bixby is all but useless for me, as is the dedicated button for it. I've hit it more than I like going for the volume keys. The stock Gallery app is also pretty bad after my Galaxy Note 3. Very, very few options for display and organization. Another small annoyance is the constant reminders from the camera to clean it because "camera works better when clean". Yeah, well, I work outdoors so a smudge is almost assured each and every day. Camera picture quality is not degraded except by the most obvious of smudges. Quality of the camera is top notch too. Still testing how far it can go. So overall, hard to be disappointed with this device. USB-C, wireless fast charging, astonishingly efficient battery, all the great things they advertised plus a number of other things less talked about.

    I would recommend this to a friend