The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unlocked Smartphone Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 unlocked is one of the phones that entered the market with a thud in 2017. The phone itself entered the phone market in September 2017 and up to today, the phone has continued to draw a lot of attention to phone buyers when they come across it in retail stores or online market platforms. I liked the design of the phone once I spotted it for the first time.

Now that the phone is unlocked, it means that it can work with any network of your choice. If you use Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, or any other network in the US, then get this phone. Other great features in this phone include the large screen, the large memories, and also the high-capacity battery. The cameras are also amazing as you will see later in this article.

What are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Most Samsung prepaid phones have great features that make the phones great. Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has wonderful features which include the following.


1) Large storage memories
2) High-resolution cameras
3) Upgradable OS
4) Large screen
5) Suitable for the elderly


1) No FM radio

1) Design

The phone has a beautiful design that anyone would admire. It measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in) and weighs 195 grams. Furthermore, the device has a Gorilla Glass 5 glass front, Gorilla Glass 5 glass back, and an aluminum frame that makes the phone durable.

The phone supports a single SIM (Nano-SIM) or hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by. It is IP68 dust and water-resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) and thus one of the best smartphones to have more so if you live in dusty environments. It supports Stylus so that you can write on the screen.

2) Display

The phone has a large Super AMOLED screen of 6.3 inches large enough for watching movies and music videos as well as photos. The screen has an 83.2% screen-to-body ratio and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels plus an 18.5:9 ratio.

The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and supports an always-on display whereby you can have time and notifications among other things displayed on the screen even when the screen is off. The home battery has a 3D touch.

3) Network

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 supports GSM / HSPA / LTE network technologies. It is one of the Samsung prepaid phones at Verizon since it is compatible with the Verizon network. With 4G LTE, you can experience fast internet speeds, clear and consistent calls as well as fast SMS delivery.

4) Platform

Enjoy working on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) which is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). Android 7.1.1 is user friendly and a good number of people prefer it over the other OS, although android 9 (pie) is the most preferred Android OS.

Additionally, the device has Exynos 8895 (10 nm) – EMEA and Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) (USA & China) chipsets. The CPU is Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA and Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China while the GPUs are Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA and Adreno 540 (USA & China).

5) Memories

The phone comes with either 64GB ROM 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM 6GB RAM, or 256GB ROM 6GB RAM. You can choose the phone with the memory you want. The larger the memories, the more costly the phone is. This means that the prices for the phone differ depending on the ROM.

Fortunately, the phone supports memory expansion with a microSDXC. Single SIM phones have a memory card slot while the dual SIM models have one SIM slot that you can use either a SIM card or a microSDXC.

Phones with large memories are efficient for storing large files such as movies and music videos. You can use this phone as an external storage disk for your computer.

6) Cameras

The device has dual main cameras which are 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS) and 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom). The main cameras feature a LED flash, auto-HDR, and panorama. It can capture 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@240fps, stereo sound rec., HDR, and gyro-EIS videos.

As well, it has dual selfie cameras which are 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF), and 2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera). The selfie camera features dual video call, and auto-HDR. It can record 1440p@30fps videos. Use either the rear or the selfie cameras to capture the most memorable events in life and save for future use. Most MetroPCS Samsung phones have high-resolution cameras and no wonder this smartphone is among them. MetroPCS wants every customer to experience the best.

7) Communication

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has WLAN with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot. Browse under high speeds on the available active WiFi networks as long as they are secure. Also, share your internet with other devices such as tablets, smartphones, and computers using the hotspot.

Additionally, the cell phone has Bluetooth version 5.0 which supports A2DP, LE, and aptX. Also, it has GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and GALILEO. Again, it has NFC but lacks an FM Radio. It uses USB Type-C 3.1 for charging and sharing of data across devices.

8) Battery

Enjoy an all-day connection with the high-capacity Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery which is non-removable. However, the battery strength may fade with time and you may need a power bank for boosting the phone while away from home. It supports 15 W fast charging and has a Quick Charge 2.0 as well as a Qi/PMA wireless charging.

9) Sensors

The mobile phone has a wide variety of sensors which include an Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), compass,  gyro, accelerometer, proximity, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2. It also has the Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) and ANT+. Interestingly, the phone supports Bixby natural language commands and dictation. It is thus a good smartphone for seniors.

10) Sound

It has a loudspeaker and a 3 mm jack.

Bottom line

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones you can have because it is open to any compatible network. Secondly, the high-resolution cameras and the large storage memories make the smartphone admirable. The elderly can benefit greatly from the phone since it has a large screen and supports Bixby’s natural language commands and dictation. Above all, it has an elegant design.

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