Updated 20 Mar 2018

Samsung

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)

Snapshot: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS) is an Android phone with a 12 megapixel camera and a 1440x2960 screen. How does it rate?

Galaxy Note 8  (SM-N950F/DS)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1599

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Test results

Overall score
78
Calling
?/10
TXTing
?/10
Reception
?/10
Camera quality
?/10
Battery life
?/10

Good points

  • Reception is good.
  • Excellent for texting.
  • OK for calling.
  • Good camera.
  • Has a memory card slot.
  • Battery life is good.

But

  • Heavy.
  • Bulky.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Functionality (20%) is based on reception, battery life, connections, memory and sound quality.
Ergonomics (20%) includes ease of use, portability, durability and display quality.
Calling (10%)
Texting (5%)
Camera quality (20%) including video quality
Music player (10%)
Internet and email (10%)
GPS navigation (5%)

Price is based on an April 2018 online survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1599

Specifications

Operating system
Android 7.1.1
Size
Large
Dimensions W x L x H (mm)
75 x 162 x 9
Weight (g)
190
Screen resolution (pixels)
1440 x 2960
Screen size (inches)
6.3

Camera

Camera resolution (MP)
12
Built-in flash

Features

Memory card slot
Dual SIM
4G compatible
Bluetooth
GPS receiver
Compass
FM radio
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