Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Be the Best Big Phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S Pen Stylus

After last year’s canceled sixth generation, Samsung brought the Galaxy Note back with a larger screen, a long spec sheet, and the signature S Pen stylus.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is tasked with repairing the product family’s image after last year’s cancelled sixth generation. The tech giant began its comeback earlier this year with the excellent Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. With a larger screen, an even longer spec sheet, and the signature S Pen stylus, the Note 8 is expected to complete the process.

Save for its slightly sharper corners, the Galaxy Note 8 looks a whole lot like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. That said, the phone has incredibly refined design, featuring symmetrically-shaped, slightly curved front and back glass panels.

An almost complete lack of screen bezels makes the Note 8 look and feel a lot smaller than its 6.3-inch display size suggests. Samsung also deserves a hat tip for managing to fit a sophisticated dual camera setup into the phone without creating a hump on its back.

The Note 8 has an awkwardly-placed fingerprint sensor just like the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, you have the option to use the excellent iris scanner to log in instead.

Unsurprisingly, the Note 8 has superb build quality. The phone, like the Galaxy S8 lineup, is also IP68 water-resistant, so you can fully submerge it underwater.