HANDS ON WITH THE SAM­SUNG GALAXY NOTE 8

Stuff (UK) - - HOT STUFF - Tom Mor an Re­views Edi­tor

If some­one sets fire to your trousers once, are you ever re­ally go­ing to trust them with a box of matches again?

If you can for­give and for­get, the Galaxy Note 8 is shap­ing up to be ev­ery bit the kick-ass flag­ship ph­ablet you’d ex­pect.

Seen a Galaxy S8 or S8+ in the wild? You’ll know ex­actly what to ex­pect here: the Note 8 has an ab­so­lute stun­ner of a screen. The AMOLED panel has the same su­per-high 2960x1440 res­o­lu­tion, only here it’s stretched over 6.3in.

A far big­ger deal is the Note 8’s dual 12MP snap­pers, since this is the first phone to give ’em both op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion for clearer, more de­tailed shots. This also means you can tog­gle be­tween 1x and 2x ‘op­ti­cal zoom’, to get closer to your sub­jects with­out mov­ing, only with­out any dig­i­tal noise or com­pres­sion.

Com­bined with an S Pen that’s just as de­light­ful as ever, a slick stripped-back take on An­droid and all the power you need for zip­ping be­tween apps, the Galaxy Note 8 feels like a proper su­per­phone. We can’t wait to test one fully and see if those dual lenses de­liver.

THE NOTE 8 HAS AN AB­SO­LUTE STUN­NER OF A SCREEN

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