Friday, 2 March 2018

Galaxy Note 8: The perfect mobile phone for a graphic designer

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Just few days ago Samsung the Korean mobile phones manufacture has released the Galaxy S9 a cell phone with excellent features. But as graphic designers we need a phone that can help us do our daily activities fast and easily. So what is the perfect phone for a graphic designer?.

In this article we are going to talk about the Galaxy Note 8 in the features that can help a designer to improve his productivity and creativity. We will cover phone design and built, speed, camera and screen and how it can effect in the graphic designer work.

Galaxy Note 8 Design

Galaxy Note 8 Design

A wide screen with almost no edges and perfect curves that's make the device very comfortable to grip. The buttons locations are reachable and the fingerprint scanner is virtually flush with the back of the device to give better experience. In another point, for a graphic designer this phone is designed to give more space to work on.

Galaxy Note 8 Specs

  • 6.3'' 2k display
  • Dust/Water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • S pen
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA or Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - USA & China
  • Internal storage 64/128/256 GB expandable with microSD up to 256 GB
  • 6 GB as RAM
  • Dual 12 MP as primary camera + 8 MP as front facing camera
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
And you can get full Note 8 specification from GSMAreana.

Galaxy Note 8 Display

Galaxy Note 8 Display

A wider 6.3" near bezel-less Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440) Super AMOLED infinity display with 521 ppi. Giving a big space and cinematic view to improve your experience while playing videos, gaming, taking photos and almost while doing everything in this amazing phone.

Galaxy Note 8 Camera

Dual 12 MP telephoto and wide-angle cameras, Work together to give professional photography experience. The telephoto camera has sensor size: 1/3.6", ratio: 4:3 and F.No (aperture): F2.4. And the wide-angle camera has sensor size: 1/2.55", sensor ratio: 4:3, FOV: 77° and F.No (aperture): F1.7 giving the way to use Pro mode, Panorama, Slow motion. Hyperlapse and Food mode. And you can save photos in RAW format.


The dual cameras allow you 4K video recording at 30 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps or 720p HD video recording at 30 fps. Also the Note 8 camera has VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization), Optical zoom at 2X, Digital zoom up to 10X, High CRI LED flash, Slow motion video support for 720p at 240 fps, Hyperlapse video with stabilization and Continuous auto-focus video.

Galaxy Note 8 Special Features

For sure now you are expecting me to talk about the best feature of Note 8 for the designers which is the S Pen, An amazing tool that's will really improve your productivity specially if you sketch a lot like what I do for logo designing and digital drawing & painting. Once you have an idea in your head directly take out your Note 8 from your pocket and start to visualize your idea using the S pen in professional sketch that's you can take easily to Adobe Illustrator to work on it. Enjoy watching this video below from TechRadar for speed sketching with Galaxy Note 8.

Video Review

Here is a video review of Note 8 from my favorite YouTube reviewer MKBHD.

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