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Samsung - Galaxy Note8 64GB - Orchid Gray (Verizon)

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Photos are clear with less blur on the world's first Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization on both lenses of the Samsung Galaxy Note8. With the powerful built-in S Pen, take notes without unlocking your screen, handwrite messages and make GIFs. This Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with a long-lasting 3300mAh battery.
$37.50/mo.
$29.17/mo.
for 24 months
Save $199 ($8.33/mo.)
Total savings of $199.92 includes $8.33/mo. carrier bill credit for 24 months. Bill credits end when phone balance is paid off.
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Color:
Orchid Gray
  • Midnight Black
  • Deepsea Blue
  • Orchid Gray

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Overview

What's Included


  • Advanced S Pen
  • Li-Polymer battery (3300 mAh, non removable)
  • Micro USB connector
  • Owner's manual
  • Pre-installed SIM card (4FF)
  • SIM tray key
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8 64GB
  • Stereo headset
  • USB connector
  • Wall/USB connector

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1808 out of 1857)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor

The 2.35 GHz (Quad) + 1.9GHz (Quad) processor and 6GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat with more personalized settings and smarter notifications

Offers a fresh, fast platform to help you stay connected and productive while you're on the go.

Use Biometrics to Unlock

Use the fingerprint scanner, iris scanner or facial recognition to open your phone quickly and easily.

6.3" Super AMOLED HD touch screen

The extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand.

12.0MP rear-facing cameras for HD pictures and videos

The dual-pixel camera is fast enough to catch just about anything and smart enough to understand what it sees. Also includes a front-facing 8.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

64GB internal memory plus a microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand storage up to 256GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Cloud support lets you access your files anywhere

Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Samsung Cloud for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Stream and share content with Samsung Link

Stream videos to your Samsung Smart TV, listen to the music stored on your PC while on the go and share content across multiple devices for easy access wherever you are.

Always on Display

Get the time or notifications without waking your screen.

Meet Bixby

Bixby is an intelligent interface that learns from you to help you do more. It learns your routines to serve up the right content and apps at the right time.

IP68 water-resistant

Repels spills and splashes. Water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Communicate in new ways with the S Pen

Draw your own emojis, make animated GIFs, write handwritten messages on photos, or make notes without unlocking - the S Pen is more than just a pen.

Phone activation required before use. Carrier activation fees may apply.


Customer rating

Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1857 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone for power users

    Posted
    Myna
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Here is a long review for people who really want to know about how a phone performs for a normal user (rather than a tech website) As someone who uses her phone everyday A LOT, the Note 8 really delivers. The quality I care most about in a phone is speed/lack of lag and I'm happy to say that the Note 8 is extremely fast with no lag whatsoever. I used to have an S8+ and this was a enough of a problem for me that I traded up to a Note 8 instead (I was a Note 5 user previously and I noticed this same difference in speed/lag between the Note 5 and the S7). Although the S8 and the Note 8 use the same processor the added RAM in the Note 8 does actually make a noticeable difference in loading webpages, scrolling, switching between/reloading apps, etc. The dual camera performs exceptionally well, particularly in low light and is VERY fast. Being able to take wide angle selfies is nice (I don't use this a lot regularly, but its come in handy at big friend/family gatherings). The pro mode really lets you get your pictures exactly the way that you want them and I've gotten a lot of compliments (and I'm far from an excellent photographer) on some of the shots I've taken when using in this mode. I'm happy to see that Samsung preserved the quick launch camera feature (although now its via the power button). The live focus feature for bokeh shots works only so-so, but if you're patient with it you can get the shot you are looking for. The stickers that let you have bunny ears or a sheep's head or whatever are cute and fun...for a day, and then you kinda move on. I really like how Samsung cameras produce brighter pictures with more vivid colors as compared to iPhones which arguably produce photos with more true to life color reproduction, but its really a matter of taste I think. The OLED screen is big, bright and gorgeous. It lets you see lots of detail in images and is everything you'd expect from a Samsung panel. It gets very very bright for looking at images or video outdoors. It can also get reasonably dim for night-time use and has a blue light filter, but the iPhone has it beat here with its Truetone display and warmer color output for reading in the dark. The S-pen is as good as it ever was for note taking, quick lists, screen capture/writing, etc. When I first started using the Note line I thought that this would be a gimmick I would never use, but I actually ended up using it a lot for jotting down shopping lists, or things mentioned by my professors in passing, phone numbers, etc. I don't use it for drawing at all, so I cant speak to that. Its very responsive, but the tip of the pen has changed slightly from the way it was on my Note 5 and sometimes it feels a bit overly pressure sensitive. Its nice that you can make animated gifs using it, but this isn't a feature I use all that often. Random other things: it has a headphone jack, yeah! The fingerprint sensor is up high next to the camera. I don't really find this to be a big problem (tech review sites make more out of it than is warranted imo), particularly if you have a case on your phone. After a week of getting used to it I consistently hit it when I need to, and for some reason it's actually easier for me to reach it than it was on my S8+. The speaker at the bottom is not great, but I never really listen to anything on my phone without headphones. Also, size-wise the Note 8 is BIG (obviously), but if you're used to/like big phones its not problematic at all. In fact, because the sides of the Note 8 are more squared off compared to the S8+, despite it being taller and heavier I find it wayyyy easier to grip and less prone to getting dropped. In general it just feels sturdier. Maybe it not as pretty design-wise as the S8-lineup (the S8 and the S8+ both look and feel more sleek) but its more functional. Overall, I think its "worth" the money (although there are usually so many sales and discounts that you should do everything in your power to avoid paying full price). I'm super happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FAB, even if the wrong color (GRR)

    Posted
    lizziewriter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So far so good -- this smartphone that cost as much as my last laptop is sleek and fast and has already demonstrated better reception and better battery life than my Note3 (as it should). Before I go on, I do want to say that while all THREE customer service reps who helped me were lovely, polite, super helpful, and good looking, in the end I got a black phone, although I had many times emphasized that I wanted to purchase the grey version. We discussed unlocked and branded phones, cost, etc. I purchased the phone outright, and for a thousand dollars you'd think BestBuy could have sold me the correct color !! But I digress... this new phone will take some getting used to, as one would expect, but it has been a fairly smooth process so far. If you had an android phone already, it should be just the sort of intuitive but bumpy ride that all these toys put us through. If you're migrating from Apple or Windows, or it's your first smartphone, I can't say. The Edge business is aggravating IMO. I know some people think it looks smart, but I just find that it's harder to connect with keys and touch spots near the curvature of the screen. There are a bunch of options for the edge-y extras, so between that and the Stylus (which is what really makes this phone), those who like all sorts of complicated customizable extras should be happy. For the rest of us, it's nice that one can leave it all on default and things will go along nicely. I didn't use any special migrating apps, and they did not transfer my info. The phone came with a SIM card, so I didn't have to transfer my old one. I do plan to add a micro-SD -- CAREFULLY . That teeny little drawer that comes out of the top strikes me as all kinds of delicate and problematic. I liked it better on the old phones where one pops out the battery and there the cards are underneath. Much better! More durable. But hopefully one only accesses it rarely. There aren't many cases for this phone, which is a bummer. Currently I've got it in an overpriced leather case (Nomad), which I do not recommend, not because of the price, but because it doesn't close properly. But that's another review. The S-Pen doesn't just pull out like it did with my Note3, you have to push it and then it pops out. Likely that change occurred sometime during the interim generations. There are more options for use, as well -- that thing is wonderfully handy! Anyway, super expensive little toy, but so far it's gearing up to be quietly powerful, and I'm really looking forward to using it for a few years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Something Blue Has Been Added

    Posted
    Hitsuyoo
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    For starters, you already know that the Note is an amazing multitasking powerhouse of a smartphone. (phablet). And of course, it comes in a variation of colors in certain markets. But just just in case you don’t know about Samsung’s flagship beast, here’s a rundown. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 released on September 15, 2017, to all carriers and unlocked versions. The year before wasn’t a particularly good year for the Note lineup, as we all know. With the Note 7 bombing...literally. But determined to make things right and to gain the trust of the Note fan base, Samsung came back with the Note 8. Bringing with it that lovely S pen. Some may never use this feature, but if you do, you will fall in love with it’s features. Here’s a link on just that subject, if you’re curious. https://www.cnet.com/pictures/galaxy-note-8s-cool-new-s-pen/ Just so you know, this isn’t a full indepth review of the Note 8, itself, but the multitasking possibilities alone, are worth it when it comes to deciding to get a Galaxy Note device, but there’s so much more to this phone, and there are countless sites to check out on that, so I’ll leave that to them. We’re here to talk about the Deep Sea Blue variant on Verizon’s plan. The Note 8 comes in a few colors. Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deep Sea Blue. I normally pick up the Midnight Black variant of the Note, but this year I caught a glimpse of the gorgeous Deep Sea Blue variant. Let me take a moment….. Dang, that’s a lovely phone. It’s a shame that I have to put a case on it. This phone will run you $960 plus your local tax. So, yes, you better believe there is a case on this baby. If you have the option of getting this color, I highly recommend that you do. Not everyone will get their hands on this variant, as I don’t think that there aren’t that many out there. With that said, if you get the chance to get it, get it. I really can’t say enough about this phone, but I will say that I’ve never been more productive with any other phone. And I have to say, I have definitely haven’t had a more sweet looking Note until now. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I highly recommend this Smartphone to anyone and everyone. If you’re on fence, hop off and onto the Deep Sea Blue Samsung Galaxy Note 8. For my full review, click the link below. Enjoy your new phone. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WuExTu3ohp0fZrw29UyT2wvATwxLGbrBIH__hDhUb-Q/edit?usp=sharing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Goodbye iPhone!

    Posted
    JStylze
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'm a long time Apple user. You can find several verified purchase reviews written by me here within the past year for iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Apple was already angering me with their apparent abandonment of certain Mac lines like the Mini and their heavy-handed approach to others, like when they assumed we all don't need any ports other than USB-C on MacBooks. The latest iPhones were the last straw. First, I need a big phone. Second, I need more than a paltry 64GB to support my music and photo content needs. The 256GB iPhone 8 is basically a $950 ever-so-slightly improved iPhone 7. It should honestly be named the 7S, not 8. The truly "new" iPhone, the X, is absurdly priced for the 256GB version at $1,150. I saved hundreds (nearly $500 in the case of the most expensive iPhone X) and purchased this Note 8. I already have high-end micro-SD cards that give me the capacity I need. I was initially apprehensive about switching to Android. However, after nearly a decade as an iPhone user, I am now kicking myself for not making the move away from Apple sooner. This phone is so much more capable and better than the iPhone, it's not even funny. I'm not talking about in a geeky fringe app way nor am I referring to apps at all. I'm referring to basic functionality. I don't play games or use any weird apps, so I don't need a ton of processing power although this phone has a lot of power to spare. I do use my smartphone as my personal everyday assistant. It has to help me schedule, keep track of people and things, take photos when needed, remind me when needed and basically function as an extension of my laptop when I'm mobile. This Note 8 is far more capable at that than my iPhone 7 was. Also, it is absolutely stunning to look at. The sleek lines, handsome body, gorgeous screen and included S pen all combine to make a very attractive package and a sweet bargain to boot. It only took me a day to get accustomed to Android and I now see that Apple has definitely lost me as an iPhone customer and very likely as a MacBook customer as well if they keep insisting on a single-port capability laptop. Apple couldn't care less because they know there are more than enough people who are willing to continue buying their stuff regardless of how badly Apple treats them or how little Apple innovates. I just will no longer be among them and I couldn't be happier with my new Note 8. Even Android Auto is much better than Car Play in my vehicle and I can now use Waze for navigation. Sweet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arguably the Best Android Phone!

    Posted
    PKPaul
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is arguably the best android phone right now, best value for money too if you manage to snag one of those nice Best Buy deals! I purchased the Note8 using DPP (no bill credits!) and have been using it for almost a month now and feel confident to say that I made a great decision by upgrading my Note5 this time around! This phone like any other Note series phone is loaded with way too many features and it's up to we users to take advantage of all the functions this smartphone offers. To begin with, screen is amongst top two, undoubtedly best in my opinion as there are at least four ways to customize display tone. I switch back between Adaptive Display and Basic Modes but prefer the punchiness of the former. We spend a vast amount of time staring at our smartphone screens so to me the display a phone offers is always the top priority. Another huge aspects of the phone; speed and RAM managment are also quite smooth. Touchwiz has gotten lighter over recent years and I personally will never trade the functionality it brings for anything else. With plenty of RAM and powerful processor on board, I don't feel any lag during common day tasks. Touchwiz however crashes on me sometimes and needs to be restarted. Another important feature, the battery is surprisingly great. It lasts me all day even though actual mAh capacity is smaller than the S8+, all thanks to better RAM and overall software managment. Just don't let your battery hit 0% ever if possible, in light of recent events.. S pen is super functional, gone are the days when I use to sign my leases on paper. Speakers aren't great but AKG tuned headphones included in the box are quite decent. I haven't used Bluetooth 5 feature just yet. Lastly and most importantly for a smartPHONE, call quality is phenomenal. I have the Verizon version and can't be any happier. Camera isn't the best in market, more like top 5 in the market. My low light pictures aren't always great even with the "Pro" mode that this phone at least allows you to use. Bixby is something.. but I have made myself to use it as why disable a button if it's there. It does bring some cool features onboard but Google Assistant is way ahead. Overall, I would totall recommend this phone, especially if you grab it on a good deal. Based on my experience (previously Note3, Note5), Samsung phones age well over time even though resale values are nowhere near iPhones. Samsung and other Android manufacturers (barring Google) really need to up their games as far as software update and support goes. With all that being said, I would totally buy an iPhone X if ratio of functionality and features to price was a bit higher. Pixel 2 is also great but Pixel 2 XL worries me just a bit due to those display issues. Cameras and software on all these phones are just amazing. Technology is getting so much better these days and all the companies are doing a great job in bring all these cool gadgets at a hefty price.. Good time to be alive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not a fair comparison

    Posted
    crossthelogan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The last Note I had was the Note 2 (which I loved). I eventually went back to iPhone and stayed there for many years and through many generations. I put up with getting standard features years after Android phones excusing the practice by thinking they were perfecting the features before release. Some of you may remember that the original iPhone couldn't send pictures through text. Anyway, I still have an iPhone 7 Plus which was a great phone. Apple products are top notch in quality. I was entrenched in their ecosystem with iMessage and iTunes, etc. But I run multiple businesses and this is where comparisons between the iPhone X and Samsung Note 8 are pretty ignorant. For the average consumer, you compare OS, camera, speed tests, drop tests and those are all important but for someone like me, I need to know what one phone can do that the other cannot. This is where I don't find a lot of reviews or comparisons. The Note 8 blows every iteration of iPhone out of the water in this department. From various ways to unlock your device to compartmentalization of secret files and apps to changing out the keyboard for the one that best fits you and includes features you use to ease of use with documents... The list is so long that the Samsung Note 8 makes the iPhone look like a basic phone. And it kind of is. There are so many limitations to Apple's OS and capabilities. Just signing a document and forwarding that out is a huge hassle on an iPhone. Sometimes, I had to run to a computer to do the task. But this is a Phablet... I shouldn't need the computer. And after having this phone for several months, I have actually not used my laptop for much. The integration with Google's apps has made my laptop only relevant for Photoshop and ... That's pretty much it now. I can do everything on my Samsung Note 8. Wireless charging is great, having a headset jack is awesome, the extra RAM for true multitasking is a necessity. Was it hard to get off iMessage? Not as hard as I thought it would be. I actually use Facebook Messenger now for most communication as it's fun on the Note 8 with the chat heads feature. The only people upset I switched are looking at green chat bubbles on their iPhone. I don't care. My phone does way more than yours and the camera on this phone isn't recycled like it is on the iPhone 8 and X. Samsung constantly pushes for more capabilities and it's evident in this device. I knew I made the right choice within a few hours of setting it up. And it's one of the only devices I've ever had that I was still finding new features that make using the device easier after several months of ownership. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful experience

    Posted
    JohnB
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I received my Note 8 today at the Florence, Ky store. Rusty and Joe were incredible in helping me get my phone set up in a timely matter and helped with the questions that I had. I am so glad that I preordered and received 150 off along with trading my S7 in trade for half off and receiving the 360 camera. What a great deal. Now about the phone. I have had the note 4, and the 8 blows it out of the water. Coming from the Iphone 6s Plus before the S7. This device is so so very fast even with having 2 apps open and running at the same time. The 6GB of Ram make the difference. The 6.3" display is awesome. Not that wide. I purchased the Samsung kickstand case and it is not as wide as the S7 with an otterbox. The USB-C charging seems like it charges twice as fast which I love. The battery live seems about like that of the S7, but then again I had the screen brightness level maxed out. Love the Expandable storage, the S pen works great and screen detection feels like you are writing on paper. Love not having a home button, and they still have the headphone jack which is great even though i do occasionally use blue tooth. The speaker is plenty loud. Bixby is fun learning how to use and you can accumulate points towards rewards. There is no lag with anything so far 8 hours into the device. The wireless charging and water IP rating is great too. You can't go wrong with this phone. I am a big guy and I have big hands and it is very easy to type on the bigger keyboard. Then again, don't purchase the phone without going into the store and hold it and try it out. It is a tall phone and you might or might not want the s pen. Thank you Best Buy Florence, KY for the great service Rusty and Joe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best phones of the year.

    Posted
    TitanVol
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I absolutely love this phone. Its the first phone in almost 10 years that finally lured me away from an iPhone as my primary phone. I have been on iPhone since 2008 with the release of the iPhone 3G. Although I loved most of my time with the iPhone, the past couple of years have been terrible with my last iPhone (iPhone 6+). To be honest, I had 6 replacements over a course of 2 years with that phone. All of them had either major hardware bugs or software bugs. Good thing I had insurance to replace them. The final straw was iOS 11; its plagued with bugs, slowed my phone down to a crawl, and killed my battery life. After researching alternatives to the iPhone and having many good experiences with Motorola android phones over the years, I decided to give Samsung a try with the Note8. I am so glad I switched over to this. I love Samsung Pay. It actually works at almost every store I shop at. Most stores around me have NFC pay terminals turned off because they break all the time. S-Pen has made me more productive with the note taking feature and the ability to sign PDF forms. I also use the built in FM radio feature when I go out hiking in areas with bad cell service. The screen is amazing and easily the best screen you can get on a phone at this time. Battery life is good to me and I average around 2 full days of use. I am not a heavy cell phone user (I don't game or watch videos on my phone). But I do listen to my stored music on my phone for about 3-4 hours everyday, make around 30 minute to 1 hour phones calls, receive around 100 emails a day, have a Garmin Vivoactive paired to it at all times, and send tons of messages everyday. So the battery life suits my needs just fine for now. Call quality and coverage on Verizon seems to be better with this phone than with my old iPhone 6 Plus. I live in a low signal area in the Los Angeles area and the Note seems to have a stronger connection to Verizon towers. I can use the Note everywhere in my home and not experience a major drop in service.. With all my past iPhones, I had to be by a window at all times in order to get decent service. Step away 15 feet from the window or go in a room without a window, then I would get no service. There are a few small things I don't like about this phone. The phone is a little too tall (especially with a case on it) and sticks out of some my pants. I also wish it had dual external speakers like the newer iPhones and the Pixel 2 devices.The built in speaker is kind of weak, but is comparable to older iPhones (like the iPhone 6/6S series). Overall, the Note8 is pretty awesome phone with many features and I highly recommend this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews

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