9.8 out of 10 based on 3677 reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8 Duos / SM-N950FD

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Best Price: $749

  • User Score (2814)
    9.2 9.2 from 2814 reviewers
  • Expert Score (99)
    8.8 8.8 from 99 reviewers
  • Design (138)
    9.7 9.7 from 138 reviewers
  • Value for money (129)
    8.9 8.9 from 129 reviewers
  • Features (2)
    10 10 from 2 reviewers
  • Ease of use (26)
    9.5 9.5 from 26 reviewers
  • Performance (101)
    9.6 9.6 from 101 reviewers
  • Sound quality (31)
    10 10 from 31 reviewers
  • Picture quality (16)
    9.6 9.6 from 16 reviewers
  • Reliability (16)
    9.5 9.5 from 16 reviewers
  • Battery performance (36)
    9.8 9.8 from 36 reviewers
  • Display (35)
    10 10 from 35 reviewers
  • Speed performance (9)
    10 10 from 9 reviewers
  • Build quality (35)
    10 10 from 35 reviewers
  • Camera (21)
    10 10 from 21 reviewers
  • Specifications (100)
    9.5 9.5 from 100 reviewers
  • Multimedia (20)
    10 10 from 20 reviewers
  • Battery life (19)
    9.1 9.1 from 19 reviewers
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7-8
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5-6
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Users:
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7-8
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5-6
(104)
3-4
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Gadget Guy

    Gadget Guy
    10/10
    11 September 2017

    Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 (GN8) stands alone as the only flagship smartphone with ‘everything’ including its trademark S Pen stylus, which offers a very convenient and useful handwriting interface. Ray Shaw [email protected] has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. Read more

    • A galactic overachiever! Great dual lens camera, S-Pen, gorgeous 6.2in display and more.
    • Quite long, only a down-firing mono speaker, pricey
  2. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    9.0/10
    28 September 2017

    With the arrival of the Note 8, the brand has finally - and maybe inevitably - risen from the ashes to reclaim its past glory. Read more

    • S-Pen, QHD+ Display
    • Battery life burns down fast, Exynos can't keep pace with Snapdragon
  3. Tech Guide

    Tech Guide
    9.0/10
    6 September 2017

    The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is a remarkable phone with a big screen, big capabilities and big features and suitable for the power user who wants to work hard, play hard and enjoy content in its highest quality anywhere. It will certainly make the issues with the Note7 seem like a distant memory. Read more

    • Nice design, large Infinity Display, S Pen, Live Messaging, excellent camera, expandable memory, water resistant, good battery life, amazing performance, Samsung Dex.
    • Sensitive edge of Infinity Display, fingerprint reader not centred on the rear panel, screen flatters images.
  4. Bit.au

    Bit.au
    8 September 2017

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has finally arrived, and with it confirmation that Samsung has shaken off the Galaxy Note 7 's disastrous launch last year. The new Note 8 comes out swinging with a big, beautiful screen, meaty internal hardware and a sleek, professional design. Read more

  5. Ausdroid

    Ausdroid
    18 October 2017

    If you have the money to purchase it outright, or even get it on contract you should, because the Note 8 is one of the best handsets you’ll find at the moment. There’s some drawbacks with the Note 8, it’s an excellent quality handset but you’ll find pretty much all this (minus the dual-camera and S... Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. Great

    Harvey Norman
    8.0/10
    Reviewer: Bestestimes, Harvey Norman
    13 November 2017

    This phone has the quality you would expect from a Samsung flagship phone. Great screen, but not a huge phone. Battery isn't great. Fast charging is awesome. Comes with Hard Case and AKG tuned headphones as Samsung owns AKG now. I would highly recommend this device. Great Duel Cameras. Read more

  2. Samsung Galaxy Note8 - Black

    The Good Guys
    8.0/10
    Reviewer: CHERRY, The Good Guys
    31 July 2018

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    • The phone packs a punch.
    • The keypad is pretty unresponsive
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