Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 12MP dual-camera, IP68 water and dust resistant, Qi wireless charging supported, and starts from 6GB of RAM. As the latest Android flagship, especially in display, its display performance is widely concerned.
The Note 8 adopts Infinity Display, a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen, just like S8, except a larger 6.3-inch size, pushing the screen-to-body ratio at 83 percent. The new display panel resolution is 2960x1440, new technology gains peak brightness to more than 1200 nits, and lower dimmest brightness to 2 nits in night mode, as Samsung claims. Also, HDR is supported, for better 4K HDR display quality. In addition, Samsung improves the refraction problem on the edges.
Four screen modes, Adaptive display, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo, and Basic are provided, each corresponds NTSC, DCI-P3, Adobe RGB, and sRGB color gamut, just like Galaxy S8. The color temperature adjust is replaced by a more dedicate RGB adjust, and Screen Edge Color Balance was cancelled.
|Display Mode||Adaptive||AMOLED Cinema||AMOLED Photo||Basic|
|Grayscale (Gamma 2.2)||2.09||2.08||2.09||1.92|
|Average Color Temperature K||6925||6211||6242||6225|
|Average Luminance Error, Delta E||4.77||2.65||2.28||3.4|
|Comparision||Galaxy Note 8||iPhone 8 Plus||HTC U11||XZP sRGB Mode||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Grayscale (Gamma 2.2)||1.92||2.21||2.17||2.22||2.27||2.29|
|Average Color Temperature K||6225||6974||6600||6669||6276||6324|
|Average Luminance Error||3.4||6.42||2.15||2.91||3.67||2.58|
|Display Mode||Adaptive Mode||AMOLED Cinema||AMOLED Photo||Basic|
|Color Gamut (sRGB)||144.49%||136.32%||125.22%||101.58%|
|Average Color Error||5.67||3.38||4||2|
|Max Color Error||8.87||6.53||6.76||4.27|
|Comparision||Galaxy Note 8||iPhone 8 Plus sRGB||HTC U11||XZP sRGB Mode||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Average Color Error||2||3.64||3||2.14||3.43||3.01|
|Largest Color Error||4.27||8.1||4.95||3.69||6.66||5.05|
Samsung Galaxy Note 8's auto peak brightness in our office is about 500cd/m2, which is excellent for AMOLED display screens, however, the peak brightness of the Note 8 can be only showed in strong lights, so this brightness can be just a reference. Note 8 is better than S8 in color and luminance accuracy, but the color temperature is still lower than the D65 6500K standard, brings slightly warm colors. Luminance contrast of Note 8 is relatively lower than S8, while the color dynamic in Basic mode is better. In addition, Note 8's colors look better than the S8 in AMOLED Photo mode, we suggest that S8 occurred a bug.
Note 8 covers 102% NTSC, 100% DCI-P3, 98% AdobeRGB, and 101% sRGB in Adaptive display, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo, and Basic modes, making it a reference for photos and colors. The future of smartphone displays is higher peak brightness, wider viewing angle, larger color space, and HDR supporting. Note 8 also improves viewing angles and glass transparency rather than just color indicators. S8 is good enough in outdoor using, while Note 8 is even brighter when flying drones or taking photos in sunlight. The edge color shifting problem is also improved, but still not solved, you can still see slightly blue and green shifting on the edges. Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the latest Samsung flagship, as expected, its display screen is one of the top among smartphones. In the end, let's talk something more about the Spen. We tried to use Spen in adjusting brightness, however, it is not accurate enough, not to say to be compared with Surface Pen or Apple Pencil, so the Spen is better for shorthand or handwriting input.