Galaxy Note Guides (AllAboutGalaxyNote.com) is a resource center for all Samsung Galaxy Note users.
Galaxy Note Guides cover all Galaxy Note devices including the original Galaxy Note (or Note 1), Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 7 (recalled and discontinued), Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and the 12.2″ Galaxy Note Pro.
Galaxy Note Guides are organized in the following categories.
You can find the best S Pen related and S Note related guides here.
The official user manual (in PDF format) for all Samsung Galaxy Note devices can be found here. You can download them to read or to print. You can also read them online.
Galaxy Note 4 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 4 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 5 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 5 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 7 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 7 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 7. Although Galaxy Note 7 was recalled and discontinued, some Galaxy Note 7 features have been ported to Galaxy Note 5.
List of recent Galaxy Note guides
Here is the list of most recent Galaxy Note guides. The complete list of Galaxy Note guides can be found in Galaxy Note Guides.
Both of the new Galaxy Note 10 features and basic features are covered in the Galaxy Note 10 user manual. So, it is needed for all owners of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. Seasoned Galaxy Note users can find useful info on the new features. New Galaxy Note device owners may find everything they need to jumpstart with Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+.
In this page, the official Galaxy Note 10 user manuals in many different languages are included. You can easily find the Galaxy Note 10 user manual for your local set.
Please note, although there are some differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, the official Galaxy Note 10 user manual are for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. If a feature is unique to Galaxy Note 10, the user manual will state it clearly.
How to download and use the official Samsung Galaxy Note 10 user manual?
All of the official user manuals for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are free: it is free to download, free to read, and free to print (you have to print them by yourself).
You simply tap the link of each user guide to read it online.
To download the official Samsung Galaxy Note 10 user manual, you can simply tap and hold the link of individual link, then tap Download link.
The Galaxy Note 10 user manuals are all in PDF format. So, you need to use a PDF reader app to read the downloaded manuals. On your PC, you can install the Abobe Acrobat Reader. It is free. On your Galaxy Note 10, you do NOT need to install anything. You can use the default PDF reader pre-installed. Of course, if you need more controls, you can install the Android version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is also free.
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This post explains the 11 items in the Galaxy Note 10 box and their usage so that you can get the full benefits of the purchase.
When checking contents in Galaxy Note 10 box, please bear in mind:
- The contents in the Galaxy Note 10 box and Galaxy Note 10+ box are identical except the phone. In this post, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
- The contents may vary from regions to regions. In some regions, Samsung may add some promotional items.
- In some regions, Samsung does not offer a 1-to-1 exchange. You should check the phone and other contents in the box carefully when they handle the box to you.
Also, it is important to read the get started guide in the box before using Galaxy Note 10.
Contents in Galaxy Note 10 Box
In most regions, besides the get started guide, safety guide, and some leaflets, the following 11 items are included in the Galaxy Note 10 box, as shown in the picture below.:
- The phone.
- S Pen
- USB-C headset
- 25w Wall charger (travel adapter)
- USB-C cable
- S Pen spare nibs
- S Pen nib removal tool (tweezers)
- SIM card tray ejection pin
- USB connector
- Clear back cover
- Screen protector (not shown on the picture).
You may check with the salesperson if any of the items are not present.
Understand the contents in the Galaxy Note 10 box and their usage
Now, let’s go through these 11 items one by one.
1. The phone
Of course, the phone (Galaxy Note 1o or Galaxy Note 10+) is the most important item.
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This Galaxy Note 10 S Pen guide will explain everything you need to know about the new S Pen: the layout and new features of the S Pen, how to use S Pen features including Air actions, remote control, Air command, Air View, screen off memo, and how to customize the S Pen settings on Galaxy Note 10.
The S Pen (and S Pen features) is identical on Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, although the two phones are quite different as explained in this post. So, this guide applies to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. In this post, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both devices.
Layout of the new S Pen on Galaxy Note 10
As shown below, the layout of the Galaxy Note 10 S pen includes:
- S Pen release button. You need to push the release button inwards to release the S Pen from the S Pen slot. Please note, you need to put the S Pen back into the slot to charge it.
- S Pen button. You need to press this button to access some features, for example, remote control, Air command, and Air view.
- S Pen tip. The tip is replaceable. In the Galaxy Note 10 box, there is a tool (tweezers) and spare tips. You may refer to this guide on how to replace the S Pen tip (identical to that for Galaxy Note 9 S Pen).
- S Pen body. The new S Pen used the unibody design. The battery and sensors are sealed inside the S Pen body.
Both the S Pen and Galaxy Note 10 are water-resistant and dust-resistant.
Although the layout of the S Pen is almost identical to that of the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen, there are some new features of this new S Pen.
What are the new features of Galaxy Note 10 S Pen?
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This post details the major differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ to help you make the correct decision when purchasing a Galaxy Note 10.
Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+: they are for a different audience
If you are an owner of Galaxy Note phone, you need to know Galaxy Note 10+ is the successor for Galaxy Note 9. If you want to upgrade, you should choose Galaxy Note 10+, not Galaxy Note 10. You may check the missing features of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) before upgrading.
Galaxy Note 1o is a “lite” version of Galaxy Note 10+. It is not designed for existing Galaxy Note device owners. Instead, Samsung probably intended to use Galaxy Note 10 to attract new “S Pen” users who are currently using other middle-range Android phones.
Please note Galaxy Note 10+ is NOT exceptionally larger compared to many other mainstream phones. The curved the screen, thin bezel, and the 19:9 aspect ratio makes its physical dimensions just similar to other flagship phones.
Anyway, do not assume Galaxy Note 10 is large. Samsung actually reduced the width of the phone over the years. Both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are NOT very large.
Please note, in the Galaxy Note 10 box, there are no differences except the phone.
Screen size and resolution
Both Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ use the top-tier OLED screen, which no other Android manufacturers can match.
Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3″ screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 (1080p).
While Galaxy Note 10+ has a larger screen of 6.8″ with a resolution of 1440 x 3040 (1440p).
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In this post, I will summarize the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, which are quite impressive and exciting. They include Samsung DeX for PC, updated video editor, native screen recorder, the new S Pen, 25w/45W Superfast charging, 3D scanner (Galaxy Note 10+ only, not released yet), wireless Powershare, AR doodle, zoom-in mic, and the night camera mode.
In this guide, Galaxy Note 10 refers to both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ unless the special features are on Galaxy Note 10+ only. If this is the case, we will use Note 10+ explicitly. The differences between Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are discussed in this post.
#1. Samsung DeX for PC
Samsung DeX, which was introduced in Galaxy S8 and later available on Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, S9, S10, and now Note 10, is probably the most useful innovation bringing Android to a bigger screen, It transforms your phone into an Android desktop when connected to a large screen.
For Galaxy S8 and Note 8, you need to use the DeX station to connect the phone to the external monitor. The slimmer DeX Pad was introduced with Galaxy S9 and can be used on Galaxy S8 and Note 8 as well. Galaxy Note 9 introduced the DeX cable, and you only need a USB-C to HDMI cable to use DeX with Note 9. This feature was ported to Galaxy S9 after the Android Pie update. Currently, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S10 can use any of them (DeX cable, Dex Station, or DeX Pad) to switch to the DeX mode. Galaxy S8 still needs a DeX Station or a DeX Pad to launch Samsung Dex mode.
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When you decide to upgrade or switch to Galaxy Note 10, you need to know these 10 missing features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. You may check this page for the top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
For the first time, Samsung announced two models of Galaxy Note line-up: Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 10. Galaxy Note 1o+ is a successor of Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy Note 10 is a stripdown (budget? but still too expensive) version of Galaxy Note 10+.
As pointed in this Galaxy Note 10 review, both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 1o+ are targeted at the mainstream users (mass market), instead of the hardcore Galaxy Note users (niche market). The comparison of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ was discussed here.
After playing around Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, we summarized the top 10 missing features that matter for traditional Galaxy Note owners.
#1. Notification LED light
When Samsung switched to the punch-hole design on Galaxy S10, they removed the notification LED light.
Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ followed this design and removed the notification LED light. This is the first Galaxy Note device without the notification LED light.
It is obvious Samsung is willing to sacrifice any features and functions if they impact the “look” of the phone.
Do we buy a phone to look or to use in 2019?
Such small convenience features in old Galaxy phones actually are a magnet for many buyers. Sadly, Samsung will eventually evolve their smartphones into a beautiful brick without any functions.
#2. Capacitive fingerprint reader
Both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ use an in-display fingerprint reader introduced in Galaxy S10 and S10+.
It sounds great. And of course, it “looks” great.
But in reality, it is a step backward because:
- It is slower than the traditional capacitive fingerprint sensor.
- It is hard to locate the area on the screen. The small working area of the in-display fingerprint reader makes it useless until you wake up the screen. FYI, if you
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With the official announcement of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+), many long-term Galaxy Note owners are disappointed, although there are many BS articles claiming how innovative and how exciting Galaxy Note 10 is.
This Galaxy Note 10 review is an overall review about Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ (the difference between Note 10 and Note 10+ can be found here). The detailed review of the new features of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) is posted here. And the detailed review of the missing features of Galaxy Note 10 (and Note 10+) can be found here.
When the first Galaxy Note was announced in 2011, many are not convinced. They were correct, and they are still correct.
Galaxy Note is for a niche market where owners use two hands (instead of one) and like to use the S Pen to “write” (instead of touch). So, it is not for the mainstream phone users. The screen size of the 5.3″ Galaxy Note is more than twice (actually 2.23 times, 81.4 vs. 36.5 cm²) of that on the 3.5″ inch mainstream phone (iPhone 4) in 2011.
The growing user community who enjoys the bigger screen helped Samsung lead the industry in adopting a bigger screen in the mainstream phones. Today, most smartphones have a screen larger than 5″.
But the success of Galaxy Note is not just the big screen.
The success of Galaxy Note is due to 1) Big screen, and 2) S Note
The early adopters of Galaxy Note consisted of two groups of buyers:
- People who prefer a big screen to read books/website, to play games or videos on the phone.
- People who like to write on the big screen with the S Pen.
For the first group owners, they have got more and more choices over the years because all smartphone manufacturers gradually increased the screen size of their flagship smartphones. So, they are not “loyal” Galaxy Note owners. They can easily get a phone with an even bigger screen.
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If you cannot find the Galaxy Note 10 guides, or if you have any questions on using Galaxy Note 10, you may let us know in the comment box below.
We will add the guide as early as possible and at the same time, the community members will try to answer your questions.
Why do you need Galaxy Note 10 Guides?
Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 are one of the flagship phones in 2019. Although there are some missing features, Samsung packed a lot of new features in Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+Top 10 new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ you should try.
So, even a seasoned Galaxy Note device owner could be not very sure about some new features, for example, the new screen recorder, 3D scanner, or wireless PowerShare.
We created this special section to host Galaxy Note 10 guides so that Galaxy Note 10 owners can start to enjoy the phone quickly.
There are 5 types of Galaxy Note 10 guides are listed on this page:
- Galaxy Note 10 new feature guides. We will show you how to use the new features of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
- Galaxy Note 10 S Pen guides. We will show you how to use the S Pen.
- Galaxy Note 10 how-to guides. The detailed how-to styled guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
- Galaxy Note 10 accessories guide. Guides and reviews of Galaxy Note 10 accessories (e.g., cases, wireless charger, headset, dongles/adapters …).
- Galaxy Note 1o camera guides. You will learn to get the most from the Pro-grade cameras (as claimed by Samsung) of Galaxy Note 10. We will show you how to use some basic and advanced features
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The spare S Pen nibs and the tool are often neglected by Galaxy Note device owners. It is a waste for many users who feel the S Pen is too sticky or too slippery.
This S Pen guide explains the different usages of the spare Galaxy Note 9 S Pen nibs and how to change the nib for Galaxy Note 9 S Pen.
Items related to Galaxy Note 9 S Pen nib in the Galaxy Note 9 box
In your Galaxy Note 9 box, you may notice the following small plastic bag. Some users may think it is a weird connector for some ancient devices and throw it away.
Do NOT throw it away.
You will need the items inside it when you want to change the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen nib.
In the plastic bag, you can find:
- Tweezers. This is provided as a tool for S Pen nib removal.
- Another tiny plastic bag with two (2) pieces of spare Galaxy Note 9 S Pen nib (tip).
Prior to Galaxy Note 9, there are 5 pieces of spare S Pen nib. It seems Samsung is less generous on accessories for the more expensive Galaxy Note 9.
When and why you need to change Galaxy Note 9 S Pen nib?
When you use the S Pen on Galaxy Note 9 screen, some users may feel it is too sticky. Some may feel it is too slippery.
Even for the same phone, after you apply a screen protector, you may find it is a bit harder to use the S Pen.
In these cases, you may change the S Pen nib to see whether the performance of the S Pen is better.
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You can even customize the app actions corresponding to the single press (press the S Pen button once) and double press (press the S Pen button twice).
This Galaxy Note 9 S Pen guide explains how to use and customize S Pen remote control on Galaxy Note 9.
What is S Pen remote control on Galaxy Note 9?
The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is Bluetooth-enabled. And Samsung wants you to use it as a remote control so that you can free your hands from the phone screen.
If you ever used a selfie stick, you may already know the importance of a remote shutter for the selfie stick.
Now, with Galaxy Note 9, you can just press the S Pen button once to take a photo. You can press the button twice to switch between the front and rear camera.
Or when you hook Galaxy Note 9 to a projector to do a presentation (in either screen mirroring or Samsung DeX mode), you can use S Pen as a wireless presenter.
Besides the camera app and PowerPoint app, you can also use S Pen remote control on Galaxy Note 9 to control a few other apps.
There are 3 categories of S Pen remote control on Galaxy Note 9:
- Open app or S Pen function. You can designate one app to be opened when you press the S Pen button (and when you are in Galaxy Note 9 Home screen or Apps screen). You can also choose one S Pen feature (e.g., smart select) if you do not want to open an app.
- App actions. You can choose the corresponding operations for single press and double press of the S Pen in supported Samsung and Google apps.
- Universal control or master control. You can assign operations for all third-party camera apps and media apps.
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You can now use Galaxy Note 9 S Pen as a remote control for several apps, in addition to the traditional S Pen features such as air command and screen-off memo.
This Galaxy Note 9 guide explains the new features of this new S Pen, how to charge Galaxy Note 9 S Pen, and how to check the battery and Bluetooth connection status.
Please note, this guide is for the new S Pen bundled with Galaxy Note 9. For S Pen with previous generations of Galaxy Note devices (e.g., Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Note 8.0), please check this page.
What’s new in the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen?
S Pen differs Galaxy Note devices from other Android phones and tablets. Samsung included S Pen in a few Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Tab A tablets after they stopped making Galaxy Note tablets.
Over the years, Samsung only slightly tweaked the S Pen. From Galaxy Note to Note 4, there were no noticeable changes. Since Galaxy Note 5, a new design with a release spring has been adopted up to now. But it is only a cosmetic, not functional revision.
Galaxy Note 9 S Pen probably can be considered as a new generation of S Pen.
Although the physic design of the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is almost identical to that of Galaxy Note 8 (or Note 5), there are considerable new features introduced in the new S Pen on Galaxy Note 9.
The most significant change in Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is Bluetooth LE support.
So, in addition to all existing S Pen features, you can use the S Pen as a remote control, for example
- Use the new S Pen as a shutter button for taking photos;
- Use the new S Pen
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The official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual shows you how to use the new features of Galaxy Note 9 in your local language.
You may waste hours of time by trying some features in Galaxy Note 9 (e.g., the new Galaxy Note 9 S Pen or S Pen remote). These features and functions are very likely explained or mentioned in these official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manuals.
We are trying to include all available languages of the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual in this page, and therefore you can get the most appropriate version of the Galaxy Note 9 user guide for your local market.
How to use the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual?
You can download the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual in your language to your PC or smartphone, then read it offline.
As all Galaxy Note 9 user guides are in PDF format, you only need to use a PDF reader app (which was included in Galaxy Note 9 already) to read the Galaxy Note 9 user manual.
Normally, it is NOT necessary to read from the beginning to the end. You will not be able to remember it.
Instead, you may save the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual as a reference book in your Galaxy Note 9. When you have doubts or problems on some features of Galaxy Note 9, or some apps in Galaxy Note 9, or some settings for Galaxy Note 9, you may search the relevant content from the table of contents, or search the keyword in the PDF file.
If you still need a hard copy of the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual, you have to print it by yourself or use some printing and binding vendors. Samsung does not offer hard copies.
List of the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual in all languages
This is a live page. We will add more language versions of Galaxy Note 9 user guide once they are available during our routine website updating period.
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Samsung unveiled Galaxy Note 9, the 8th generation of Galaxy Note devices, on August 9 (press release). You will be able to get one in retail stores on August 24.
As the latest generation of Galaxy Note devices, you should expect some new features of Galaxy Note 9 in this phablet.
This guide will explore the top nine new features of Galaxy Note 9 (compared to Galaxy Note 8) to help you understand the differences and enhancements in Galaxy Note 9.
You may check and download the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual in your local language to try these features.
#1. Top 9 new features of Galaxy Note 9: Bluetooth-enabled S Pen
But S Pen in Galaxy Note 9 got a significant update: the S Pen is now Bluetooth enabled.
In addition to all existing S Pen features, you can now use the S Pen as a remote control for Galaxy Note 9: a remote shutter for Galaxy Note 9 camera, a remote control of media player, a presenter for your presentation with Galaxy Note 9, a remote launcher of some apps. You may check this guide on how to use S Pen remote control on Galaxy Note 9.
You do not need to worry about the battery life and charging the battery in the new S Pen. You put the S Pen in the S Pen slot in Galaxy Note 9 for 1 minute; the S Pen will be ready for use up to 30 minutes.
The secret lies on the supercapacitor, not a regular battery, which powers the S Pen. The lifespan of a supercapacitor is also far longer than a standard lithium battery, and therefore you should never need to replace the supercapacitor even if you use Galaxy Note 9 for the next 10 years.
Please check this page on how to use and charge the new Galaxy Note 9 …
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Galaxy Note 8 introduced several new features and improvements compared to Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy Note 5. You may want to read the official Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user manual to get used to new functions and features, in addition to following Galaxy Note 8 how-to guides.
How to use and download Samsung Galaxy Note 8 User Manual?
This post is a collection of the official Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user manual in different languages. All of these user guides are in PDF format. You can download them and read them later. You can also print them if you want.
If you want to read Galaxy Note 8 user manual in your phone, then what you need is a PDF reader app, for example, Adobe Acrobat reader.
As there are many different language versions of Galaxy Note 8 user manual, we update this post regularly by adding more languages. If you cannot find the local language version of Galaxy Note 8 user guide you need, please let us know your request in the comment box below. We will try to add them as early as possible.
All the user guides in this post are for Galaxy Note 8 only. For other Galaxy Note phones, you may check the official user manuals in these pages:
- The official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 user manual
- Galaxy Note 7 user manual.
- Galaxy Note 5 user manual, and Galaxy Note 5 user manual with Android Nougat update.
- Galaxy Note 4 user manual, and Galaxy Note 4 user manual with Marshmallow and Lollipop update.
- Galaxy Note 3 user manual and Galaxy Note 3 online manual.
- Galaxy Note II user manual.
- Galaxy Note user manual.
List of available language versions of official Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user manual
This is a live page. We will add the official Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user manuals in all languages here once they are released.
1. Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user manual in English language (UK) for international versions of Galaxy Note 8 (Android Nougat 7.1, English, Europe, Latin
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As the successor of the defunct Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung officially named it as Note8) brings many new features and improvements. These new features of Galaxy Note 8 differentiate Galaxy Note 8 from previous generations of Galaxy Note devices, and also from other Android phones you can buy.
Even compared to this year’s flagship Galaxy S8 which was launched less than 6 months ago, Galaxy Note 8 offers considerable upgrade and new features.
This post summarizes the most notable new features in Galaxy Note 8 you should try. These top 8 new features of Galaxy Note 8 are also the important factors that may help you decide whether Galaxy Note 8 is the right phone for you.
You may also check the official Galaxy Note 8 user guide in your own language to know the phone better.
Dual rear cameras
Dual rear camera is not new. Many other Android phone manufacturers like LG and HTC offered dual cameras in their flagship phones for one or two years already. Even some iPhones (for example iPhone 7 Plus) have dual rear cameras.
Samsung added a few useful features to Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera:
- Optical image stabilization (OIS) for both of the rear cameras. All other vendors offer OIS only in one of the rear cameras.
- 2x optical zoom, in addition to digital zoom. This is the first Galaxy phones with optical zoom.
- Live focus. You can blur the background and focus on specific object. Photos taken with live focus can be modified by adjusting the level of background blur in the future.
- Dual capture. When live focus is on, you can take 2 pictures individually with the two cameras.
Dual camera probably is one of the most useful and attractive new features of Galaxy Note 8.
6.3 inch screen
The infinity display may be not the cake for some Note users. But the bigger display is definitely an exciting feature of Galaxy Note 8.
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Enjoy Galaxy Note!