The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally available in Kenya. This smartphone is not just better than previous Note releases, it has a few features that are not available in the latest Samsung flagship: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung galaxy S8 Plus. Here you will find the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in Kenya and everything else that you need to know. Outstanding features of the Galaxy Note 8 include its dual rear cameras with optical zoom (2X), S-Pen with better functionality and HDR-10 compliant screen.
The Key features of Galaxy Note 8
- 6.3 inches display
- Android v7.1.1 Nougat
- Octa-core CPU
- 6GB of RAM
- 64/128/256GB internal storage
- 12MP dual back cameras
- 8MP front camera
- Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- 3300mAh non-removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price In Kenya
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications Review
Design & Display
The Note 8 is characterized by the familiar Samsung design. The phone’s body is made from glass and metal. Glass covers the entire front and the back. A metal frame holds everything together. Compared to the Note 7 and the S8, the Note 8 has a smoother tapper between the metal and glass. The sides are flatter. This is something helps to make this phone less slippery.
Like other phones made from glass and other shiny materials, the Note 8 is prone to fingerprints. The visibility of the fingerprints depend on the color of your device. If you want to keep it looking good at all times, you will have to carry a cleaning cloth.
This smartphone has supper-thin bezels. The 6.3 inches screen takes up almost the whole front side. Although the Note 8 has a tall screen, it is really easy to hold and operate it in one hand.
The screen utilizes Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology. Therefore, you should expect high contrast, vibrant colors, inky dark blacks and all other characteristics of Super AMOLED displays. The Huge screen has 3K QHD+ (2,960 x 1,440) resolution. You have to use the right settings to enjoy this screen’s full potential. It is incredibly gorgeous and sharp. Playing YouTube videos, web browsing and playing games on this screen will always be fun. You can view your screen outdoors without any issues.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Hardware, Software & Performance
This smartphone comes with Snapdragon 835 coupled with 6GB of RAM. These make it a powerhouse that you can multitask on without any issues. You should expect all your applications and games to run smoothly.
Like other devices in Samsung’s Note line, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen stylus. The only notable difference between this S-Pen and the one that comes with the Note 7 is the accompanying software.
The Note 8’s base model provides 64GB internal storage. A memory card slot is available for those who need additional storage space.
The Note 8 comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear side, next to camera. If you are not a fan of the fingerprint scanner, this phone also provides facial recognition and has an iris scanner.
The Samsung galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung’s custom UI. It’s still not clear when this phablet will get Android 8.0 Oreo update.
One of the outstanding features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is its dual cameras on the rear. Dual cameras are fast becoming popular in today’s smartphones. This camera’s setup allows it to achieve 2X optical-zoom. Both sensors on the rear are 12 megapixels. The main sensor has f/1.7 aperture and the secondary one has f/2.4 aperture. The sensors of the Galaxy Note 8 back camera feature Optical Image Stabilization OIS. This mean that you videos and photos will be optically stabilized.
Photos captured by the rear cameras on the Note 8 have amazing detail and vibrant colors. It also captures very good images in places with low light.
The 8MP front shooter captures sharp and clear selfies. This camera comes with smart autofocus.
This smartphone comes with a 3300mAh battery. This may be a little disappointing by 2017 standards. However, this battery provides longer on screen time than anticipated under a single charge.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Pros & Cons
- Awesome huge display
If you love big phones, this is the best device that you can buy right now. The Note 8 screen is absolutely beautiful. Despite the fact the Galaxy Note 8 is a big phone, it is really easy to hold it in one hand. This display has a resolution of 1440 pixels x 2960 pixels. It display images with perfect colors. Watching your videos on this screen will always be enjoyable.
- Dual cameras
The dual camera on the Note 8 captures high quality shots. Both cameras have a 12MP lens. Optical image optimization will enable you to take clear pictures even when your hands shake or when the object in focus is on the move. The camera also comes with Live Focus. This features allows you to change blur of background.
- Outstanding performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6GB of RAM. Obviously, a phone with this performance profile will work fast and smoothly. This phablet is faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8. You should expect to multitask on the Note 8 without any problems. If you are a gamer, you should expect to enjoy your games with less lags.
The Samsung Note 8 also has a feature that allow the user to open two apps at the same time, side by side.
- Brilliant stylus Pen
The S-Pen makes it easier for you to draw what you want on the Note 8 screen. You can easily convert you writings into GIFs.
- Fast wireless charging
This features allows the user to charge his/her phones conveniently.
- IP68 certification
The Note 8 is dust and water resistant. It can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.
- Expected a bigger battery
The Samsung Galaxy S8 plus has a 6.2 inches screen and it comes with a 3500mAh battery. It is disappointing that the Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger 6.3 inches screen and it comes with a smaller 3300mah battery.
- Rear fingerprint scanner
This might be a little disappointing to people who prefer a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.
- It’s quite pricey
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive phones in Kenya.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Full Specifications
|Dimensions||162.5mm x 74.8mm x 8.6mm|
|Body Material||front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|Extras||-IP68 certified-dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes|
|Size||6.3 inches-(73.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||Super AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors|
|Resolution||1440 pixels x 2960 pixels (521PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 Nougat|
|Chipset||Exynos 8895 Octa|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz)|
|Micro SD Slot||Yes, up to 256GB-uses SIM 2 slot|
|Back||Dual: 12 Megapixels + 12 Megapixels|
|Features||f/2.4, f/1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, geo-tagging, smile/face detection, panorama, auto-HDR, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, 720p@240fps, 1080p@60fps & 2160p@30fps|
|Features||f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR & 1440p@30fps|
|Alert types||Vibration, ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/BDS|
|USB||USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0|
|Talk time||22 hours|
|Music time||74 hours|