Samsung is putting up a strong fight against Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones with the release of the Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a lot of amazing features that will enhance your daily life. Here are the top features in the Note 8 that you should know about. Pre-order prices for the Galaxy Note 8 start at $930.
01) XL Edge-To-Edge Display
Samsung embraced a new design for the Galaxy Note 8 that features a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge display, but it also has bezels that can accommodate a home button. The phone’s fingerprint scanner is positioned at the back, but with the large screen that is powered by the OLED technology, you are able to enjoy a better experience especially when you are running apps that require a lot of focus on pixel quality.
02) App Pair
Additionally, the Note 8 offers the App Pair app, which gives you great real estate on the expansive screen. It allows you to pair two apps that can launch side by side to allow easy multitasking. For example, with the feature on you can easily launch phone apps and mail at once.
03) Better Dual-Lens Camera
The Note 8 also features a dual-lens camera. It comes with 12-megapixel lenses, one that offers an aperture of f/1.7 while the second comes with an aperture of the f/2.4 telephoto lens, which allows you to shoot with an optical zoom of 2x. It even allows you to zoom 10x on the camera app.
04) Live Focus
Samsung has also added a dual-lens camera system to let users capture DSLR-quality portraits. This new feature adds functionality that helps to bring objects into focus and allows you to blur the background similar to Apple’s Portrait Mode on the iPhone. Most importantly, you get tools to help you adjust the amount of blur before shooting or after processing the image.
05) Extra RAM
Unlike its key competitors, the iPhone X and iPhone 8, the Galaxy Note 8 has an external memory option that allows you to expand your storage from the built-in 64GB to 300GB. This is good news to those of us who love to keep lots of photos on our phones.
06) S Pen
Just like previous phones in Samsung’s Note series, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen. This allows you to draw or take notes. It’s especially useful if you are someone who attends seminars or meetings that require taking notes.
The S Pen is where the Note gets its name. You take “notes” with the pen. The S Spen is also at the heart of the Note’s success. The special stylus brings enhanced functionality to Samsung devices, enabling users to quickly take onscreen notes, draw pictures, and much more.
07) Fingerprint Sensor
The fingerprint sensor on the Note 8 offers you an easy unlocking mechanism. It is efficient and positioned at the back of the phone for easy unlocking. Besides this, the phone also offers a face recognition system as well as an iris scanner.
08) Unlocks Based on Location
When you want your phone to automatically unlock while you are at home, you only need to activate this feature. The Note 8 can scan your location to know if you are at the authorized location where it should stay awake.
09) Screen Off Memo
Samsung made an update to the Screen Off Memo system that was first introduced with Note 5. The feature now allows you to write as many as 100 pages using the S Pen from the lock screen. Additionally, it’s easy to cross points off the to-do list.
10) Live Messages
You can now create animated GIFs using the Live Messages feature. Just draw using the S Pen and the message is converted in a matter of seconds to a GIF that you can save or submit to friends.
Is The Galaxy Note 8 A WInner?
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