Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable
  • Compatible with All Major US Carriers
  • North American Variant
  • 8MP Front + Dual 12MP Rear Cameras
  • 2X Optical Zoom, OIS, 4K Video
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Chipset
  • 64GB Expandable Storage, 6GB RAM
  • 6.3" Quad HD+ AMOLED Infinity Display
  • IP68 Waterproof to 5'
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
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Samsung SM-N950U overview

  • 1Description

Connect, entertain, work, and play with the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U 64GB Smartphone in Midnight Black. This device comes with the S Pen stylus, dual 12MP cameras, waterproofing, and Samsung's Bixby personal assistant. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor with one 2.35 GHz quad-core processor and one 1.9 GHz quad-core processor along with 6GB of RAM. The 64GB of onboard storage can be augmented via the microSD card slot.

The front of the Note 8 is dominated by a 6.3" AMOLED 2960 x 1440 Infinity Display, which curves around the edges for a bezel-less look. Above the screen is an 8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera with HDR and QHD video capability. There are two 12MP cameras around back, one f/1.7 with a 26mm-equivalent lens and the other f/2.4 with a 52mm-equivalent lens, enabling 2x zoom and simultaneous video and photo recording.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has Bluetooth 5.0 built-in for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. Integrated Wi-Fi Direct and NFC give you the ability to connect to compatible devices for wirelessly sharing content like photos and music. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a 3300mAh lithium-ion battery that can be quickly recharged thanks to on-board Fast Charging technology through the reversible USB Type-C port or through Qi and PMA wireless charging. A pair of AKG by Harmon-tuned earbuds are included, as are a USB cable, micro-USB adapter, charger, and SIM key.

Note: The SM-N950U is the North American Variant of the Galaxy Note 8. It will run on any GSM network that uses cell frequencies supported by the device, including AT&T and T-Mobile. It will also work with certain CDMA carriers, such as Verizon and Sprint. Current Verizon SIM cards can be transferred to the new device, though the carrier may limit the purchase of new SIM cards for unlocked phones. Since this device is unlocked, functionality for certain carrier-specific features cannot be guaranteed. Please confirm with your carrier that it supports the SM-N950U Galaxy Note 8 before purchasing.

Cameras
Rear-Facing Camera Features:
  • 2X optical zoom
  • Live Focus: Adjust depth of field in real-time
  • Dual Pixel Sensor: Improved low-light photography
  • Dual-LED, dual-tone flash
  • Simultaneous 4K video recording and 9MP image capture
  • Face/smile detection
  • Auto-HDR
  • Panorama
  • Geotagging
  • 4K video capture at 60 fps, 720p at 240 fps
    Rear Camera 1:
  • 12MP
  • f/1.7
  • PDAF
  • 26mm-equivalent
  • 1/2.55 sensor
  • 1.4Ám pixel size
  • OIS
    Rear Camera 2:
  • 12MP
  • f/2.4
  • AF
  • 52mm-equivalent
  • 1/3.6" sensor
  • 1.0Ám pixel size
  • OIS
    Front Camera Features:
  • Auto-HDR
  • 1440p video capture at 30fps
  • Dual video call
    Front Camera:
  • 8MP
  • f/1.7
  • AF
  • 1/3.6" sensor
  • 1.22Ám pixel size
  • GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
    This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

    Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the specifications.
    North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
    The SM-N950U is a US variant of the Galaxy Note 8. The SM-N950U's CDMA and LTE radios are tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found hereeftbvzrcuuyecc, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
    S Pen
    The Note 8's S Pen has a finer tip and better pressure sensitivity than its predecessor, enabling writing, drawing, and more. Live Messages lets you send handwritten messages, GIFs, and marked-up photos to friends and family across most platforms. Screen Off Memo gives users the ability to start writing up to 100 pages of notes without waking their device up. The S Pen also offers a translation function for foreign languages and can automatically convert currencies and units of measurement.
    App Pair
    Launch two apps with a single tap. They'll show up side-by-side on the Note 8's Infinity Display.
    Infinity Display
    The Infinity Display wraps around the left and right edges of the device for an immersive experience with an 83% screen-to-body ratio and offers QHD+ 2960 x 1440 resolution. The display is certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium for accurate color reproduction.
    Waterproof and Dustproof
    The device features an IP68 rating, making it dustproof and able to be submerged in 5' of water for up to 30 minutes
    Charging and Battery
    The Note 8 comes with an embedded 3300mAh battery designed to last a full day of regular usage. It ships with an Adaptive Fast Charger for quick recharging and is compatible with Qi and PMA wireless charging standards. It is also compatible with Samsung's Fast Wireless Charger.
    DeX
    When paired with the optional Samsung DeX Station, you can use your Note 8 like a PC with a keyboard, mouse, and external display.
    Bixby
    Interact with a context-aware assistant by pressing the Bixby button and using voice and touch
    Android 7.1 Nougat
    The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 7.1 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time. An improved notification system allows you to interact with texts and emails right from your notification pane - without needing to open the app. Other features include file-based encryption, a Data Saver mode, the ability to scale text and icons to better suit your phone's screen, and more.
    UPC: 887276231952
    In the Box
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)
  • AKG by Harman-Tuned Earbuds
  • Replacement Ear Tips
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Adaptive Fast Charger
  • micro-USB Adapter
  • S Pen Accessory Kit
  • SIM Eject Tool
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Samsung SM-N950U specs

    Performance
    Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    Memory 6 GB
    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    CPU 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Quad-Core
    1.9 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Quad-Core
    Coprocessor None
    GPU Adreno 540
    Storage 64 GB
    Display
    Size 6.3"
    Native Resolution 2960 x 1440
    Display Colors 16.0 Million
    Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
    Pixel Density 521 ppi
    Display Technology OLED
    Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 5
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x USB 3.1 - Type C (Input/Output)
    Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
    1x Integrated Speaker
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
    Communications
    CDMA 2G CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
    GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
    GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
    4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 Bands
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + EDR 
    NFC Yes
    Infrared No
    GPS Yes
    FM Radio No
    Front Camera
    Resolution 8.0 MP / Video: 2560 x 1440p 30fps
    Aperture f/1.7
    Sensor Size 1/3.6"
    Pixel Size 1.22 µm
    Rear Camera
    Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 3840 x 2160p 30 fps
    Aperture f/1.7
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 26
    Sensor Size 1/2.6"
    Pixel Size 1.4 µm
    Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Optical Zoom None
    Secondary Rear Camera
    Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 3840 x 2160p 30 fps
    Aperture f/2.4
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 52
    Pixel Size 1.0 µm
    Sensor Size 1/3.6"
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Rear Camera Flash
    Rear Camera Flash Yes
    Number of LEDs 2
    Number of Tones Dual Tone
    General
    Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Iris Scanner, Proximity, Sp02
    Water Resistance Submersible
    IP Rating IP68
    Keyboard Virtual
    Pointing Device Stylus
    Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3300.0 mAh)
    Fast Charging Technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
    Wireless Charging Technology Qi, PMA
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.9 x 6.4 x 0.3" / 74.8 x 162.5 x 8.6 mm
    Weight 6.88 oz / 195 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.145 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.7 x 2.15"

    Samsung SM-N950U reviews

    Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 96.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing Extremely happy with my Note 8. I liked it so much I bought 2. Samsung did include a few nice gifts that I'm very happy with. A few words of caution though: Don't even open the box without having a screen protector and something to protect the back of it. I had mine out for just a few days unprotected and the rear glass scratched significantly on all 4 corners and the plastic around the camera cluster from only laying it on my Formica top night stand. Also the metal bezal was dinged from a minor drop in my vehicle. So in my opinion it is a delicate device. All in all it is an amazing device and I highly recommend it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2017-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Smartphone of 2018 Only 4 stars because I expect all features I want for 2018. 5 Stars would require a perfect score. Honestly, it deserves 4.5. Those features include: -- Battery size isn't that great -- Waterproof, not water resistant -- Bixby button not customizable... (I get it, but come on) -- The headphones don't fit! They are too big. Other than the above-mentioned reasons, the phone is so great. Definitely is the best flagship phone available. I have no buyers remorse. Performance: 9.9 (some hitches) Features: 9.9 (see missing features above) Battery: 8 (should be bigger for phone size) Display: 10 Camera: 10 (looks amazing)
    Date published: 2018-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Note legacy is on... I had the Note7 and even though I didnt have an issue with it I had to return it (but I was able to cover a trip to cambodia where video & photos still wow my friends) thats the past . Yesterday I received with a WEEK in advance the note 8. totally xtmas came earlier since Im going in a trip to India & Planning to do the same. Ive been playing with the features & its just impressive: Super fast, LOVE the versatility of the pen that its getting better with every model. too much to say in few lines, but if you are familiar with the Note family, you wont be disappointed at all, Now playing with the two apps at the same time in a split screen, simplifies your time it doesnt matter if its for business or just browsing the net.
    Date published: 2017-09-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Excellent phone with a couple flaws This phone is a beast, great screen, fast, powers through everything I can want. But it's has two flaws. The first is a major problem, battery life, it's just bad. With no special use I have to charge twice a day, games completely suck it dry, as does Bluetooth use. If I'm lucky I get 4 hours screen on time. this is supposed to be the workhorse of phones, workhorses don't go home with half a day to go. This should be hard use for a minimum of 24 hours. Instead it's pretty. The second problem is mostly cosmetic. The curved screen makes the spen hard to use on the edges. The glass back scratches easily and should be made of a much more durable material. Fix the battery and this will be one near perfect phone.
    Date published: 2018-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORDS CAN NOT EXPLAIN howley cow i don't even know what to say i am in love with this phone i mean in love a year later and i just can't get enough of it
    Date published: 2018-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Phone Ever I purchased this phone over a year ago and I must say I've never encountered no problem at all, my other half purchased note 8 as well and have had excellent reliability, few friends of mine has apple phones, and there phone is iPhone 8 plus and iPhone x and still out of date and same ol same ol. So thankyou samsung staying many years ahead of other manufacturers. Keep up the excellent work. Looking forward seeing the note 9 reveal tomorrow.
    Date published: 2018-08-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Potentially great phone Love the S Pen and S pen features which is the only reason I purchased this phone, however I'm disappointed about a few things. - Poor battery life and screen on time. The battery life simply sucks! - S Note was pretty good but this has been replaced with a relatively useless Samsung Notes that lacks all the features of S Note. Bring back S Note in all it's glory and delete this worthless Samsung Notes. - Features in Note 4 are missing in the Note 8. On the Note 4 you can draw a message and text it (this worked differently than Live messages and is more functional)
    Date published: 2017-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not Perfect Phone feels really solid with some weight to it. Its longer and slimmer than i would like from a note simply because the old design had a better writing feel to it. You REALLY need a case for it because its slippery and feel like it will slip out your hands because there is no grip anywhere. The pen is also slimmer...something else i dont like because you went from writing with a Popsicle stick to a toothpick. The battery life seems to last a decent amount of time, i dont have to charge it 5 times a day. Bixby is not good. 1 min it can hear you...next min it cant..but its a good thing that wasnt a reason i bought it. It really is a learning curve coming from a note 4 but thats fine with me . I think the phone is a solid 4. bluetooth connects really well...There is a lot more i need to play with it but so far...happy with this phone
    Date published: 2017-09-23
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