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Galaxy Note 8 in hands on: The Galaxy Note looks twice now – for 1,000 euros

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 | Gadgets

Samsung has introduced the new Galaxy Note 8 – officially "Note8" – presented. As promised, the South Korean manufacturer, after the failure of its predecessor Galaxy Note 7, has not given up the series of its large smartphones with built-in stylus.

The Galaxy Note 8 is an improved version of the current Galaxy S model with a larger display and stylus control and a completely new function for Samsung: a dual camera. Golem.de could already look at the device before the start and undergo a first short test.

        
    The new Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.3-inch display – the largest that Samsung has ever installed on a touch smartphone. (Picture: Tobias Költzsch / Golem.de)

The Galaxy Note 8 is the largest touch-series smartphone Samsung has ever built. The display is 6.3 inches tall, the predecessor Galaxy Note 7 had a 5.7 inch display. Thanks to the narrow screen edges not only on the left and right side of the screen, but also on the top and bottom, the new model is only slightly longer than its predecessor: dimensions of 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm are 153, 5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm. The weight of the new note is 195 grams, which is noticeable 20 grams more than in note 7.
High resolution and large display
The display has a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 521 ppi. The displayed screen mini- mts are correspondingly sharp. The screen uses an amoled panel, the contrast is correspondingly good and black surfaces are rich black. The colors are also not too saturated in the standard setting and neutral in the color reproduction.
The display supports the Mobile HDR standard, the left and right edges are rounded. The display protrudes less heavily than the Galaxy S8 into the rounding, in order not to make the pen control more difficult. If possible, the entire screen should be usable with the stylus, which is why the marginal area is slightly lower. We think this is good, the edge edges are, in our opinion, no more than a design play without practical benefits – on the contrary: The refraction at the rounded edges of the Galaxy S8 disturbs us rather.

Design fits other current Samsung smartphones
The Galaxy Note 8 fits in the line of the latest Samsung smartphones. The back is made of glass, which is quite prone to fingerprints – especially in the black and blue model. The braves are, however, fortunately easily wiped away again. The frame is metal, the processing is as usual from Samsung very high.

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