Intro

A few months ago, we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Though, there are many Samsung lovers who are awaiting the Galaxy Note8. It has been on hiatus for more than a year – and the void within these Note series lovers are growing. With the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note8, it’s a major step-up from the Note5.

Samsung sparked a change – but is the new Galaxy Note8 only about these little changes?  Is it more than just a Galaxy S8+ with S Pen functionality? Let’s all find out together in this in-depth review of the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note8.

Unboxing

The all-new Galaxy Note8. I have to say, the packaging design language here screams class and sleekness, yet subtle. The word “Note8” is debossed on the black, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8+ that we’ve reviewed here.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Opening the sleeve reveals a box that opens its lid from the side. Funky. Once the lid is open, the Galaxy Note8 presents itself to you. Be careful though, as the phone might just fall off its shallow cradle.

Removing the Galaxy Note8 and its cradle reveals a box. Underneath the box are where all of the accessories are found. Let’s take a look at each and every single one of them.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Firstly, you have these two converters. The first one is a micro USB to USB-C which is used to charge your phone if you have other micro USB cables lying around. The second adapter is a USB-A to USB-C, which is essentially an OTG adapter for your Galaxy Note8.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

The box actually has a hard shell case in it too. That means the Galaxy Note8 does come with a case in the box so that you don’t have to spend extra for a case. It’s transparent and works as intended, obviously.

Samsung Galaxy Note8
It’s a pretty good case!

Then comes the AKG-tuned pair of earphones, different silicon eartip sizes, and an S Pen. In case your S Pen’s tip is worn out, you can change it using this toolkit. Samsung did include a few spare pen tips, too.

Of course, there’s a charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable too. Just like we mentioned in the Galaxy S8+ review here, the cable that Samsung included is of high quality. It wouldn’t fray easily.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

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