Galaxy Note 8 Reviews: the best device for you?

Galaxy Note 8 Reviews: the best device for you?

Was Samsung able to redeem themselves?

After the Galaxy Note 7 was practically synonymous with “explosion”, Samsung released their next-gen Galaxy Note 8. And not far along came the reviews. Are you eyeing on the Note 8 to be your next phone? We’ve got you covered!

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8

What’s to love?


Even with a great 6.3-inch “Infinity Display” screen size the phone is easy to hold in one hand. Then you can use your other hand for the S-Pen and tap away on the device. It’s also not as big as the other chunky phones like the iPhone 7 Plus. This is so far the biggest screen ever placed in a Note too.

The Note 8 also has a great AMOLED display even in power saving mode. Plus even with the “always-on” display, there’s not much worry on battery drain as the display only uses power for colors other than black (smart design!).

Going back to the S-Pen, there’s been some great and helpful upgrades on it too! One very usable perk is writing a note even with the screen locked up to 100 pages and more!

Plus Live Message that can be made into a GIF and send in social media which is pretty neat for this reviewer.

Another relatively new trick in the device is hiding the screen navigation bar with a double tap which can be handy for times you want to maximize the screen for an app.

There’s also a headphone jack for those who still need to have it!

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8

Samsung also joined the bandwagon by placing dual cameras on the Note 8. The Korean tech giant did not hold back in making sure image quality is amazing according to this review. You can also shoot bokeh-like images called “Live Focus.”

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8

What’s NOT to love?

If you’re not much of a fan of Bixby and the dedicated Bixby key, sorry to say but it’s here to stay…and probably for keeps. This reviewer still quite hated the fact the fingerprint sensor is at the back near the camera like the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. And the alternatives don’t work as well either.

Repairing / replacing the display can be pretty difficult since you have to take out the glass case with its strong adhesive. So, it’s best to keep that display protected!!

With great perks, come great/expensive price. The starting price is at $930 for the unlocked version and can go for $960 through US carriers.

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8


OK, I definitely want to buy the Note 8! But this is some hefty price!?


Shelling out almost $1,000 for an awesome device is definitely no laughing matter. That’s why we at Tech Armor want to make sure that you get to maximize your investment with no worries!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: bigger and better

Galaxy Note 8: bigger and better

It’s finally here folks!

After the explosion (literally) of last year’s Note 7, Samsung’s finally back with the Note 8! Planning to buy yours? We’ve got you covered with this announcement rundown from Unpacked 2017!

What’s awesome on the phone?


The Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger display with 6.3 inches and 2960 x 1440 resolution. It’s got the AMOLED Infinity Display like the Galaxy S8 and a 18.5:9 aspect ratio.


Phone Features/Highlights

App wise there’s App Pair where you can create shortcut and simultaneously launch 2 apps at once in a MultiWindow.

There’s the Screen Off Memo and pin to always on display screen update. Just double tap the note you pinned on the screen with the S Pen and start writing. You can write until 100 pages. Speaking of S Pen, Samsung made it have a finer tip and better pressure sensitivity. You can also translate sentences by hovering over the sentence with the S Pen.

The S Pen can now make messages animated with Live Message. It can be added to photos. It’s in a standard animation format, easy to share with everyone.

Samsung literally doubled the camera power by powering the phone with Wide Lens and Telephoto Lens. They’re proud to say it’s the first smartphone to also have Dual Optical Image Stabilization available for both lenses. They even compared it with the iPhone 7 camera:

And just like the Galaxy S8, Dex, Gear VR and Gear 360 is also for the Note 8. Knox is also placed in the device to secure the phone. And of course Bixby.

Oh, did we mention it’ll also have earphones from AKG.

How about the battery? It’s powered by a smaller 3,300 mAh battery (pretty sure just to be on the safe side).

Under the hood it’ll be powered by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm processor in the US. It’ll have 6GB RAM and choice of 64/128/256 GB storage, expandable up to 256 GB.

When’s it available?


It’ll be out by September 15! Though you can already preorder today and get some awesome perks.

Colors Midnight Black and Orchid Gray will be available in the US. While no announcement made yet where Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue will be.

No official price yet in Samsung’s Page as of this writing. Though several carriers have posted their outright prices:

  • Verizon: $960 off contract for 64GB model
  • AT&T: $950 outright
  • Sprint: $999.99 full retail

ALMOST $1,000?! No kidding…

Unfortunately, we aren’t kidding on the price. With that kind of price, it definitely deserves the best protection. Especially that awesome screen!!! No worries, Tech Armor has just what you’ll need!

We’re also taking preorders for the 3D Curved Ballistic Glass Screen Protector! It’ll be here just in time when you get your Note 8. We’ve got your other accessories covered too to keep your Galaxy Note 8 charged, synced and ready! Need extra USB-Type C Devices? We’ve got lots for you to choose from!

Going on a road trip? Make sure you’ve got a Dual USB Car Charger and a Car Mount!

And if you’re always on the go and 3,300mAh is not enough, keep it charged with our ActivePower Power Bank!


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