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7 insane Galaxy Note8 features that will make you wish you got it for Christmas

Daily Hive Custom Content Dec 28, 2017 12:02 pm 1,738

The holiday season is all about giving, and being thankful (of course).

And if you were lucky enough to get a new smartphone for Christmas, you did very well. If you didn’t put one on your list for Santa then you might want to treat yo’self early in 2018. After all, you deserve it.

One smartphone that was on many Canadians lists this year? The Samsung Galaxy Note8. It totally redefines what you can do with a smartphone in a bigger way than you could imagine, all while keeping you seamlessly connected.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven insanely cool features of the Samsung Galaxy Note8 that will make you wish you got it for Christmas. Brace yourself – this is some next-level stuff.


Say hello to your very own virtual assistant, Bixby. It literally makes your phone easier to use by helping you complete tasks, telling you what you’re looking at, learning your routines, and remembering what you need to do (when you need to do it) – at the touch of a button. It knows your phone’s apps and how to use them, and it understands your command when you talk, text, or touch. Bixby pulls the most important information from different apps together and brings it to your home screen.

Plus, it actually helps you learn every day. Simply open up your camera and use Bixby to get information on landmarks, places to eat, and translations from any menu. Now just think about how easy this will make your next adventure abroad!

It’s ridiculously fast

There’s no denying it, the Galaxy Note8 sets a whole new standard for the performance of smartphones. The phone’s 10nm mobile processor works with the 6GB RAM to let you effortlessly navigate what you want/need. This includes downloading files, browsing online, and streaming videos – faster. The phone supports both gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi that means you can connect at speeds as high as one gigabit per second.

When it comes to playing games, you can sail through to the VR world quickly by connecting your Gear VR up to your Galaxy Note8. You can also connect your phone up to an HD monitor via DeX to enjoy a PC-like experience, which reduces your need for a laptop at all. And you can do it all while listening to your favourite tracks on the earphones that come with the Galaxy Note8 since they’re tuned by AKG and packed with 11Φ woofers and 8Φ tweeters, resulting in sweet sounds.

Infinity display

For starters, the Galaxy Note8 boasts a sleek 6.3-inch Ultra HD Certified Quad HD and Super AMOLED infinity display (the brand’s biggest on a Note device to-date). Having a larger screen on your smartphone means the capabilities of what you can do with your phone are much bigger. You can see more and scroll less because the surface is made up of 83% screen, yet it still has a narrow body and curved edges that give you an incredible visual experience. And we’re talking an epic video-watching experience since the Galaxy Note8 has been certified by the UHD Alliance as a Mobile HDR Premium device.

The intelligent pen

How many times have you made a to-do list on a piece of paper only to realize you’ve lost it an hour later? We’ve all been there. But that can now be a thing of the past because the Galaxy Note8 comes with an intelligent stylus pen that lets you take notes whenever ideas come into your head. You can go back to them and cross them off when you’ve got tasks done so you know you’re moving forward, achieving your goals, on the go. Write handwritten notes on live messages or photos (including maps), and draw your own emojis to make your friends smile. Oh, and it’s waterproof too – seriously.

Samsung Pay

Leave your wallet at home? That’s not a problem when you’ve got a Galaxy Note8 with the exclusive Samsung Pay app. This allows you to access your favourite cards (loyalty cards included) anywhere and authenticate purchases with your PIN or fingerprint. Simply swipe up on your phone and tap to pay for purchases of up to $100 at almost any POS terminal in Canada. Samsung Pay is one of the safest ways you could make purchases through your phone with three different levels of security and it makes paying for meals and shopping easy and convenient. Find out more about Samsung Pay online.

The camera

Forget carrying around a DSLR because the dual camera on this smartphone is ahead of the pack. It has a wide-angle lens (1.4µm pixels, F1.7) that allows you to take photos like a pro anytime (even if it’s dark or if you’re riding on fast-moving transit). Think 2x optical zoom, low-light capabilities, the ability to manually adjust ISO, shutter speed and more. This camera will allow you take clearer shots in low-light environments thanks to a dual pixel technology and focus from a dual pixel sensor. Yes, it will up your Instagram game too.

It fits perfectly in your hand

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Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with a bunch of awesome features, a large screen, and game-changing capabilities, it’s been designed in such a way that it fits just perfectly in your hand. Plus, you can easily accessorize it to suit your style, too.

To find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and to order yours, visit Samsung Canada now. Check out Samsung Canada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to get the latest updates.

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