HANDS ON WITH THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8
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