Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Gear VR Compatible Smartphone)

Phone Weight: 195 g (6.9 oz)
Phone Height: 162.5 mm (6.40 in)
Phone Width: 74.8 mm (2.94 in)
Phone Thickness: 8.6 mm (0.34 in)

Wiki Info: The Note 8 is powered by an Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 processor (depending on location). It has a 6.3″ 1440p AMOLED Infinity Display and is Samsung’s first phone to feature a dual-lens camera system. The dual-lens camera comes with a 12 MP wide-angle lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 12 MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, both equipped with optical image stabilization. The camera received a rating of 94 from DxOMark, being the joint-highest of any phone they have tested for only a day, along with the iPhone 8 Plus. Just after the report of the Note 8 was published, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL came in and were given a 98.


“…it can handle anything a Gear VR can throw at it with one stick of ram behinds it back!”

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Additional Information…

Price at Time of Press: £869 ($1136)
Range Of Colours: Midnight Black, Maple Gold
Memory Sizes: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
Headphone Jack: Yes
Central Processing Unit (CPU): Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz M2 Mongoose & 4×1.7 GHz)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): Mali-G71 MP20
Battery: 3300 mAh
Main Display: 6.3 in (160 mm) QHD+ Super AMOLED
Pixel Resolution: 2960 x 1440
Rear camera: 12 Megapixel
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity: 4, 4G/LTE

Final Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is pure overkill for use with VR. Sure, it will handle even the most graphical heavy of apps and games. In fact, it can handle anything a Gear VR can throw at it with one stick of ram behinds it back! Plus its large battery will last longer than any phone that has gone before it. But for most people, its older, cheaper brothers the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ are more than adequate. If you need a powerful, business-like smartphone and feel the built-in S-Pen will be some use to you, then go for it, otherwise, save yourself a few hundred pounds and go for one of its brothers.


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