Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

On-paper, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is backed by all the top-of-the-line features and technical specifications.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

1 / 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Features & Specifications

2 / 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Design & Build Review

3 / 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Display Review

4 / 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Performance Review

5 / 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Primary Camera Review

6 / 8

Primary Camera


Let me start by saying this that if you want probably the best camera phone, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would be my easy pick. I’ve never been so impressed with the camera on any of the previous phones that I’ve reviewed so far, and there are many more things to be impressed with in this phone. On the rear, it features two 12 megapixel sensors that differ in terms of focal lengths. The standard lens comes at 26 millimeters with a f/1.7 aperture whereas the telephoto lens is all about 52 millimeters with a f/2.4 aperture. Both of the lenses are optically stabilized so it should stand out really well as far as low-light photography is concerned.

In terms of video recording, both sensors are capable of shooting up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second, 1080p videos at 120 frames per second, and 720p videos at 240 frames per second. Most of my camera work was a result of auto mode configured in the settings. Photography with HDR on produced stunning results. Along with it, the camera does well when it comes to exposing the highlights but at the same time, maintaining details in the shadows. Here are a few camera samples for your perusal:

These days, there are a lot of flagship smartphones with portrait mode that leverage the potential of dual lenses. Samsung, in this case, has implemented its own Live Focus feature that allows the camera to capture the background and the subject separately. All you’ve to do is maintain a certain distance to take it into full effect. Once you’ve captured the subject, you can easily adjust the background blur. It isolates the edges from the background.

But things start getting a little tricky in low-light conditions or capturing complicated subjects. That aside, this feature suits portrait mode so well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Secondary Camera Review

7 / 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Software & UI Review

8 / 8