In the event that Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s design and build did fail to impress you by any chance, you still have to got to give it a fair chance to prove its beauty. In my case, however, I’m pretty much impressed by its physical appearance and offerings. But Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is not only about its design but also a gorgeous-looking display on the front that gives it even more premium look. As soon as you’d unbox the handset for the first time, the display would probably be the first and only aspect of the handset that is likely to capture all your attention.
Moving on to look and feel of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display, it features a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating to keep smudges off the screen. In spite of that, the display attracts fingerprints and smudges to some extent but thankfully, they don’t leave a long-lasting impact or traces of unwanted particles on the front. However, more often than not, I ended up wiping the screen multiple times in a day during my usage, though.
The display with narrow bezels is sort of a norm these days on flagship devices, and it’s continued to be that way since the introduction of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Review). It should be worth pointing out that Samsung’s Note lineup has always been about feeling the gap between a tablet and a smartphone with a bigger/taller screen. So, how can Samsung Galaxy Note 8 be different this time? Need not worry because it’s not.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sports 2,960 x 1,440 pixels stretched across a taller 6.3-inch 18:9 panel, packing 521 pixels into every inch. Up front, there’s a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection in order to safeguard the screen. But it doesn’t make the screen totally shatterproof, though. A bigger display is equal to more content on the screen, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has plenty of that. Thanks to narrow bezels at both top and bottom which make room for some extra real estate.
By default, Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s display is tuned to FHD+ (2,220 x 1,080 pixels) resolution instead of WQHD+ (2,960 x 1,440 pixels), similar to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Display Review). It’s an ideal move to maintain optimal battery consumption to some extent. You can tweak the same under display settings and push it to the higher resolution if you want. Display settings also let users filter out blue light for reducing eye strain, especially while reading in low light. Colour tone can also easily be adjusted.
It offers auto brightness so it can be automatically adjusted depending on user’s surroundings. The display also has an excellent sunlight visibility which makes the outdoor interaction pretty enjoyable. Overall, I’m impressed with Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s display and I didn’t find any issues interacting with it all all. It feels smooth, premium, and turns out to be an ideal choice for outdoor usage.