Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs & Price In Kenya


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is slightly taller and heavier than the S8+, but simply feels better built and more solid in your hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display is gorgeous and produces excellent contrast. The S-Pen now has a finer tip and is IP68 certified. You can use it to create hand-drawn GIFs, translate words, and search the web with Bixby Vision. This phone is powerful too thanks to the Exynos 9 Octa SoC and 6GB of RAM. The dual rear cameras are a first for the company and let you do things like Live Focus, which adds a pleasing bokeh effect behind your subject. The main sensor delivers excellent detail, both in daylight and at night. Battery life could have been better and we struggled to get a full day’s worth of usage out of each full charge. Read detailed Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

About Samsung
Founded back in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries, Suwon, South Korea-headquartered Samsung Electronics today makes everything from televisions to semiconductors. It released its first Android smartphone in 2009, and can be credited with the launch of the first Android tablet back in 2010. The company is among the biggest players in the smartphone market in the world. It has recently developed smartphones running Tizen OS, as an alternative to its Android-based smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally available in Kenya.  This smartphone is not just better than previous Note releases, it has a few features that are not available in the latest Samsung flagship: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung galaxy S8 Plus. Here you will find the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in Kenya and everything else that you need to know.  Outstanding features of the Galaxy Note 8 include its dual rear cameras with optical zoom (2X), S-Pen with better functionality and HDR-10 compliant screen.

The Key features of Galaxy Note 8

  • 6.3 inches display
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat
  • Octa-core CPU
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256GB internal storage
  • 12MP dual back cameras
  • 8MP front camera
  • Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3300mAh non-removable battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price In Kenya

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications Review

Design & Display

The Note 8 is characterized by the familiar Samsung design.  The phone’s body is made from glass and metal. Glass covers the entire front and the back. A metal frame holds everything together.  Compared to the Note 7 and the S8, the Note 8 has a smoother tapper between the metal and glass.  The sides are flatter. This is something helps to make this phone less slippery.

Like other phones made from glass and other shiny materials, the Note 8 is prone to fingerprints.  The visibility of the fingerprints depend on the color of your device.  If you want to keep it looking good at all times, you will have to carry a cleaning cloth.

This smartphone has supper-thin bezels. The 6.3 inches screen takes up almost the whole front side.  Although the Note 8 has a tall screen, it is really easy to hold and operate it in one hand.

The screen utilizes Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology.  Therefore, you should expect high contrast, vibrant colors, inky dark blacks and all other characteristics of Super AMOLED displays.  The Huge screen has 3K QHD+ (2,960 x 1,440) resolution.  You have to use the right settings to enjoy this screen’s full potential. It is incredibly gorgeous and sharp.  Playing YouTube videos, web browsing and playing games on this screen will always be fun.  You can view your screen outdoors without any issues.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Hardware, Software & Performance

This smartphone comes with Snapdragon 835 coupled with 6GB of RAM.  These make it a powerhouse that you can multitask on without any issues. You should expect all your applications and games to run smoothly.

Like other devices in Samsung’s Note line, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen stylus.  The only notable difference between this S-Pen and the one that comes with the Note 7 is the accompanying software.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 In Kenya

The Note 8’s base model provides 64GB internal storage. A memory card slot is available for those who need additional storage space.

The Note 8 comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear side, next to camera. If you are not a fan of the fingerprint scanner, this phone also provides facial recognition and has an iris scanner.

The Samsung galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung’s custom UI. It’s still not clear when this phablet will get Android 8.0 Oreo update.


One of the outstanding features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is its dual cameras on the rear. Dual cameras are fast becoming popular in today’s smartphones. This camera’s setup allows it to achieve 2X optical-zoom. Both sensors on the rear are 12 megapixels.  The main sensor has f/1.7 aperture and the secondary one has f/2.4 aperture.  The sensors of the Galaxy Note 8 back camera feature Optical Image Stabilization OIS.  This mean that you videos and photos will be optically stabilized.

Photos captured by the rear cameras on the Note 8 have amazing detail and vibrant colors.  It also captures very good images in places with low light.

The 8MP front shooter captures sharp and clear selfies. This camera comes with smart autofocus.


This smartphone comes with a 3300mAh battery.  This may be a little disappointing by 2017 standards. However, this battery provides longer on screen time than anticipated under a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Pros & Cons

The Pros
  • Awesome huge display

If you love big phones, this is the best device that you can buy right now.  The Note 8 screen is absolutely beautiful.  Despite the fact the Galaxy Note 8 is a big phone, it is really easy to hold it in one hand. This display has a resolution of 1440 pixels x 2960 pixels. It display images with perfect colors.  Watching your videos on this screen will always be enjoyable.

  • Dual cameras

The dual camera on the Note 8 captures high quality shots. Both cameras have a 12MP lens. Optical image optimization will enable you to take clear pictures even when your hands shake or when the object in focus is on the move.  The camera also comes with Live Focus. This features allows you to change blur of background.

  • Outstanding performance

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6GB of RAM.  Obviously, a phone with this performance profile will work fast and smoothly. This phablet is faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8.  You should expect to multitask on the Note 8 without any problems.  If you are a gamer, you should expect to enjoy your games with less lags.

The Samsung Note 8 also has a feature that allow the user to open two apps at the same time, side by side.

  • Brilliant stylus Pen

The S-Pen makes it easier for you to draw what you want on the Note 8 screen. You can easily convert you writings into GIFs.

  • Fast wireless charging

This features allows the user to charge his/her phones conveniently.

  • IP68 certification

The Note 8 is dust and water resistant.  It can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

The Cons
  • Expected a bigger battery

The Samsung Galaxy S8 plus has a 6.2 inches screen and it comes with a 3500mAh battery. It is disappointing that the Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger 6.3 inches screen and it comes with a smaller 3300mah battery.

  • Rear fingerprint scanner

This might be a little disappointing to people who prefer a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.

  • It’s quite pricey

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive phones in Kenya.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 full specifications


Release dateAugust 2017
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)162.50 x 74.80 x 8.60
Weight (g)195.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3300
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingQuick Charge 2.0
ColoursMidnight Black, Orchid Gray
SAR value0.22


Screen size (inches)6.30
Resolution1440×2960 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio18.5:9


Processorocta-core (4×2.3GHz + 4×1.7GHz)
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256


Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.7, 1.4-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.0-micron)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashLED
Front camera8-megapixel (f/1.7, 1.22-micron)
Front autofocusYes


Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1
SkinSamsung Experience 8.5


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes


Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo

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