Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Worth the HYPE? (Hands-On)

by birtanpublished on September 27, 2020

This video is brought to you by Squarespace com what's up everybody this is Danny and today I was able to check out the Galaxy Note 8 the venue was packed people from around the world came to see and get their hands on the highly anticipated note 7 successor after the

Announcement and some hands-on time with it I had to ask myself is the Note 8 worth the hype it's super cliche to say this is a galaxy s 8 plus with a pen in it and I have to admit I was one of those people saying that and in a way

It's true the design is basically the same as the galaxy s 8 plus but with a larger 6.3 inch display same beautiful Super AMOLED infinity display with great brightness color vibrancy and contrast levels it's a really nice looking

Display and I don't think you'll be disappointed there is glass on the back and the feel in hand is also very familiar but you will notice the dual cameras on the back and this is a first for Samsung the set up is a main F 1.7

12 megapixel sensor along with a 12 megapixel telephoto lens with an F 2.4 aperture that allows you to get 2 X optical zoom and there's a live focus mode which allows you to change the background blur to your liking and

Allows you to shoot both the wide-angle and telephoto lens at the same time and then you can just pick which one looks best the thing that I'm most excited about is that both of these lenses have optical image stabilization so even if

You're using the telephoto lens you're still gonna get that sharpness and that steadiness and that's one of the things that I don't like about the iPhone 7 plus and other phones like the 1 plus 5 is that when you're using that telephoto

Lens it gets a little bit shaky sometimes you get blurry shots so this should actually eliminate that besides the upgrade to six gigabytes of RAM the internals are also identical to the s8 or si+ with these snapdragon 835

Then you also get the same ip68 water resistance you get the facial recognition and the iris scanner we get a fingerprint scanner on the back next to the dual cameras an 8 megapixel front-facing camera you get wireless

Charging USB type-c with fast charging you get all these features that you would want in a flagship phone including the headphone jack obviously the biggest draw to this phone is the S Pen and Samsung claims that it's improved and

Has better pressure sensitivity during a time I got to test it out it felt just like it always did I'm not a huge pen user but I can see the reason why people love it having the finite controls over text

Translating entire sentences quickly you can pin your notes to the always-on display now you can write custom messages by basically building a gift to send to any phone there's so much you can do with the s-pen and I know a lot

Of people miss this the software pretty much stays the same too with the few enhancements on top of Android 7.1 the standout feature for me was the app favorite shortcuts in the edge panel you can pick whatever two apps you want to

Customize to launch together in a multi window so let's say that you like watching YouTube and being on Twitter at the same time you can just set this up as an app favorite shortcut in the edge panel and boom just one touch you can

Have it launch all of this looks nice and I'm sure it's gonna be a great phone but I couldn't help being a little bit underwhelmed when I left the event maybe I feel like this because the note lineup used to differentiate itself from the

Galaxy series and now I feel like this phone is so close to the galaxy s 8 plus which is not a bad thing because that's a fantastic phone but I guess if you look at it in terms of the note 7 you do get some significant changes you get a

Better processor the Infinity display an updated design you get dual cameras and improve s-pen so maybe this starts to look more like a significant upgrade if you look at it from this angle I'm sure this will be a good phone so I

Can't wait to get it and spend more time with it I hope that the 3300 milliamp hour battery will last a full day I'm a little concerned about it but pre-orders should be live by the time that you see this video and it will be

Available on September 15th I saw the prices announced for some carriers and I think it ranges from like nine hundred twenty dollars to nine hundred and eighty dollars or something so almost a thousand dollars for a phone

This is an expensive one so let me know how you feel is the Galaxy Note 8 worth the hype or are you a little bit disappointed let me know in the comments section below and make sure you hit that like button if you enjoyed this and

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