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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Is The Ultimate Productivity Phone

The CRN Test Center thinks the Samsung Note 8 will delight business users who are seeking to get a lot done on the go.

With its combination of performance and productivity features, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the gold standard right now for a work-oriented smartphone.

The Galaxy Note 8 takes key elements that Samsung introduced this year with the Galaxy S8 and gives them a Note spin.

The Note 8 has a huge 6.3-inch screen with a tiny bezel, which looks terrific thanks to its use of high-resolution OLED.

The digital pen housed in the phone itself is back with the Note 8, and it works just as well as it did on the Note 7. The pen is natural to use, and the ability to take notes on the lock screen remains a great feature for the productivity-oriented.

Multitaskers will like that split-screen mode is even easier to use on the Note 8 than on the S8. A new feature called App Pair lets you open two apps in split-screen mode with a single press.

The Note 8 includes Samsung's first-ever dual-camera setup. One new feature is "Live Focus," which lets you automatically blur the photo's background.

Other great features on the Note 8 include wireless charging, solid battery life and strong performance thanks in part to a massive 6 GB of RAM.

One of the few downsides is the weight of this phone. While 0.43 of a pound might not seem like much, every little bit counts on a phone that gets a lot of usage.
While much has been made about the pricing of the Apple iPhone X at nearly $1,000, the Note 8 is already in that ballpark with a starting price of $930.

But for all you're getting in terms of productivity features, the Note 8 may just be worth it for many business users.

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