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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950 Factory Unlocked Phone 64GB Midnight Black Certified Refurbished

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
311
Old Reviews
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Unverified
16
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64 GB
INTERNAL STORAGE
6144 GB
MEMORY
12 MP
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Review Summary - 295 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Device Compatibility
 57
unlocked, verizon, sprint, refurbished, mobile
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I have T-Mobile so it will work fine whether it is on the Verizon network or not, but others might not be so lucky.  ...  "
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" ...  love my phone  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it seems to be a great phone.  ...  "
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" ...  So far the phone is perfect and I have had no problems with this phone. ... This refurbished phone is basically a new phone, I wonder if I got lucky or if the other people that are writing review just got unlucky  ...  "
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" ...  I love it, but when you mentioned it's Factory Unlocked, I get Verizon logo when turning on the phone, also my charger and the AC plug are not Samsung original and no Headphone.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife loves her new phone!  ...  "
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" ...  but it works on my AT&T phone line, without issue.)  ...  "
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" ...  I am in love with this phone. ... Like I said, I love this phone.  ...  "
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For Brands, Sellers & Businesses
Marketplace
 27
described, would, phone, thank, refurbished
+81%
-19%
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" ...  First I would like to say that I am very satisfied with the phone that i purchased from this seller. ... the Item was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  I was very pleased with my phone it was exactly as described from seller  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was described!  ...  "
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" ...  Pic with what I received.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with purchase would buy from this seller again np.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Thank took care of me when needed.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd love it if the vendor refunded me but that $39 but it's not Amazon so I'm probably out of luck with wishing for that to happen.  ...  "
Charging
 26
came, phone, charge, original, charging
+54%
-46%
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" ...  The phone looks great , it came in a white box bubble wrapped, with charger. ... I had the phone setup complete and had it on full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I need the original charger pl  ...  "
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" ...  The charger made the phone hot so be sure and get an original one to save the life of your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  phone arrived in New condition with charger cord.  ...  "
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" ...  - Wired & wireless charging works fine  ...  "
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" ...  The phone arrived promptly, was packaged nicely and to protect the phone it only came with a charger and had the s-pen  ...  "
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" ...  The charger wasn't Samsung but whatever, it's a basically new note 8 for half the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone charges fast, but the battery life could be a bit better.  ...  "
Software Platform
 22
phone, apps, factory unlocked, sprint, note
+55%
-45%
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" ...  then spent another 5 minutes telling me how to set my phone up for Sprint, and I'm not a Sprint customer, with no interest in that process.  ...  "
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" ...  I was excited to use the new updated version of the s pen.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks brand new, factory unlocked, no additional payments on my monthly phone bill.  ...  "
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" ...  He greatly prefers the OS over iPhone's, finds it more intuitive and much easier to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  The software is on Android 8.0 and updated to the latest security patches after setup. ... These factory unlocked phones are much better. ... It will get the 9.0 update soon. ... It is basically like a brand new phone if you buy it renewed from Amazon. ... If Amazon keeps doing renewed phones like this, I don't think I'll ever buy a new one again.  ...  "
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" ...  I also chose Google over Samsung for my voice to text.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone I received was unlocked and had the latest Android OS loaded with no carrier branding or apps installed (I'm talking totally clean OS with no bloat-ware apps) which is fantastic. ... I'm ok with that given the phone itself was perfect and it had a truly clean OS build installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Unlocked and new. ... I got the midnight blk galaxy note 8 unlocked.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 21
weeks, working, note, months, worked
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Only had it a couple weeks but will add to the review after awhile.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked flawlessly and perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had a Note 4 for the past four years, and love that phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Looked great worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using for a month now. ... No problems whatsoever.  ...  "
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" ...  And finally, when the Note 9 was about to release next month, I started seeing the first hints of "deals" on the Note 8 .  ...  "
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" ...  So far no problems I will update it as the months go on.  ...  "
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" ...  Going on two months  ...  "
Screen Protection
 19
scratches, phone, new, s7, refurbished
+42%
-58%
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" ...  Product is not as describe the screen is all scratched up it did not say that in the description that it was  ...  "
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" ...  Although it's a certified refurbished it had minimal scratches on the screen and a minuscule chip on the edge of the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen had TONS of scratches on it, some of which being so deep that it being hard to ignore and giving it the rainbow effect. ... And, to top it all off, the screen had screen burn in!  ...  "
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" ...  Because I certainly don't define "like new" as a huge deep gouge in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen didnt work properly  ...  "
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" ...  Also has scratches on the glass.  ...  "
Price
 18
phone, money, new, get, cost
+83%
-17%
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" ...  This is the best phone under $400. ... There is nothing even close in this price range. ... Even at $500, it is still better than anything new in that price range.  ...  "
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" ...  I would make another purchase like this in the future because the cost benefit over paying full price for basically the same thing or choosing the ridiculous concept of the "Next Plan" which you are basically still going to pay full price for the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  As close to brand new as you can get especially for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  While you don't get all of the bonuses that come with the new phone, you are paying hundreds of dollars less.  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had a phone like this, and one that cost this much.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this phone was half the cost of a new note 9, much better value for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Overall i feel this is a great phone for the price.  ...  "
SIM
 18
phone, sim card, card, inserted, verizon
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Got my phone today, i did not have a phone for about 2 weeks, placed in the sim card and it is saying under notification phone not allowed.  ...  "
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" ...  and "This sim card is not from Verizon Wireless". ... I purchased a new sim card for this .  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased 3 different sim cards from my carrier in Hope's that was the issue but it isn't.  ...  "
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" ...  I inserted my T-Mobile SIM, and got an error message. ... In addition, my SIM was damaged in the transfer.  ...  "
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" ...  I got my phone, inserted my sim card from my old Sprint phone into the device and it failed to work.  ...  "
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" ...  What does this mean when you put a GSM SIM card in? ... Additionally, you get a little notification saying that the SIM card is not a Verizon SIM card.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 17
phone, burn, note, display, love
+53%
-47%
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" ...  Gear phone, I love the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Scrutinizing it thoroughly showed a few nicks in the screen, but other than that the condition was pretty much flawless.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the note 3 a while ago, and this one is just amazing, all the features, the screen, the sexy sleek feel of the phone just makes you want to play with it.  ...  "
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" ...  She also raves about the display quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Bigger screen, crystal clear display, and best of all .  ...  "
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" ...  Super fast, huge screen, battery life is okay for what it is (better than my old Note 4 at least) and the SPen works great.  ...  "
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" ...  And I having a hard time finding a good screen protector that fits well and actually adheres to the entire screen not just the edges.  ...  "
Delivery
 16
phone, delivery, good, condition, received
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I received my package on the day that is was expected and it was packaged with care.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone arrived in very good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Now as far as the phone is concerned, it was in very good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived 3 days before estimated delivery date.  ...  "
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" ...  I read some other reviews on here, which made me Leary, but when i got it, It was perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Product came as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly with no damage.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was earlier than expected delivery day .  ...  "
Design
 16
looks, phone, like, brand, works and looks
+100%
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" ...  Came in like-new shape.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks new and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It works and looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks basically new and functions likewise.  ...  "
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" ...  Look Brand New!  ...  "
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" ...  The phone was beautiful, looked brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this phone for a month now and it works, and looks, like brand new.  ...  "
Battery Life
 12
charge, battery, phone, could, though
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The phone charges fast, but the battery life could be a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  Good phone, battery life is good, no problems thus far which is good for a refurbished phone  ...  "
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" ...  I had the phone setup complete and had it on full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery holds it's charge and everything works.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is significantly less on the Note 8, not sure if that is due to being used or particular to the Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is good enough as long as you're not constantly using the phone or watching videos all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  As mentioned above, I've been using it now for two weeks and the battery has proven to hold a charge perfectly and no hardware or software issues have surfaced.  ...  "
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" ...  In regards to battery life, it just about always lasts the 16 hours I'm awake.  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
phone, new, scratch, nothing, looks like
+73%
-27%
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" ...  There aren't any scratches on it and it is lightening fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone itself is in seemingly perfect condition with no obvious signs of wear or scratches.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected, the phone I received did have a few spots where the paint had been scraped off, looks like it probably happened when they were taking it apart to refurbish it.  ...  "
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" ...  no scratches or damage!  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is absolutely great, the item arrived as expected, looks/feels brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like a new phone without any scratches or blemishes.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend this phone to everyone, especially people that are accident prone, lol.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone works and looks brand spanking new not a single scratch nor scuff nothing would definitely recommend to anyone who's looking to purchase a phone at an affordable price.  ...  "
Cables
 8
phone, charger, came, charging, wire
+38%
-63%
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" ...  Since then, I've bought one on Ebay that was new in original box, with all cables, converters, and headphones  ...  "
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" ...  The cable provided doesn't fit and doesn't work with the mobile.  ...  "
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" ...  They could of at least had the charging block and wire the same color.  ...  "
Product As Described
 8
came
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Product came as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was described!  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding, as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Pic with what I received.  ...  "
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" ...  the Item was as described.  ...  "
Call quality
 8
call, calls, make, like, hear
+25%
-75%
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" ...  i cant receive any incoming calls neither make any nor data and they stated unlocked.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone would not dial when pressing telephone number from on line search.  ...  "
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" ...  So far we now have a phone with a speaker that doesnt work, making phone calls impossible without headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Could not answer a call or call out.  ...  "
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" ...  In each case I could not get the phone to connect to Sprint and make a call.  ...  "
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" ...  I have also noticed that when I receive calls I hear 4 beeps when I answer .  ...  "
Apps
 7
phone, works, sprint, note, like
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I also chose Google over Samsung for my voice to text.  ...  "
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" ...  - Upgraded the OS to the latest Android 8 with no issue  ...  "
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" ...  For years I have just had to read the subtitles and listen to music, but now with this, and a free app called NextRadio, I can tune in and watch some television while I run.  ...  "
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" ...  Works like new in terms of phone calls and texting web browsing.  ...  "
Returns
 7
something, selling, returning, returned, price
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I did get my entire purchase refunded, so at least that is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Price was cheaper than others, otherwise, I would have returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  This could have been a lower price, best buy was selling it cheaper and why we returned it  ...  "
Features
 7
phone, issues, get
+100%
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" ...  I am very pleased with my new phone, and I am still discovering all of it's cool features!  ...  "
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" ...  Features & functionality are exactly what I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is pretty high, but the note has features no other phone has.  ...  "
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" ...  It will activate the edge function.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
setup, activation, use, button
+100%
comment
" ...  Setup was easy and straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a lot of device with easy learning tutorials. ... If you have any previous phone experiences this is an easy transition  ...  "
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" ...  Activation was quick and simple.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
damage, arrived, 400
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  $400 for a broken product.  ...  "
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" ...  It has scratches.  ...  "
Setup
 5
easy, activation
+100%
comment
" ...  setup went through no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup took minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  Activation was quick and simple.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
still, speed, phone, job, open
+100%
comment
" ...  It's fast, it's dependable.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fast, it's sleek, and it's a heck of an upgrade (for me at least)  ...  "
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" ...  performance, quality, and visually stunning.  ...  "
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" ...  First, the speed it amazing. ... I will try to pull up pages, and still expect them to open at the same speed they did on my old phone, but things open up the second I hit enter.  ...  "
Cleaning
 4
screen, phone, get
+100%
comment
" ...  The product is clean  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
proof, phone, screen, note
+50%
-50%
Fit
 4
s7, got, fit, 8, surface
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  The cable provided doesn't fit and doesn't work with the mobile.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Note 8 Pen CANNOT remove it & got some scratch Back & Front ~ Please do NOT buy from CR LAND.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
gift, daughter
+100%
comment
" ...  I cannot talk about the functionality of the phone, because it was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this phone for my daughter as a gift.  ...  "
Storage
 3
card, sim, phone, open, micro
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Didn't get the key that comes with the phone that lets you unlock the micro sd slide but otherwise pretty good phone  ...  "
comment
" ...  They used the micro SD card from my old phone and had no trouble activating the Note 8.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
-100%
comment
" ...  Is not Samsung Also, the audio is damaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Cant here unless it's on speaker.berfore u putting something out for sale make sure it works properly  ...  "
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" ...  with no loud speaker on .  ...  "
Headphones
 3
would, phone, far, calls
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  No headphones but I dont care about that .  ...  "
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" ...  Who have liked the akg headphones.  ...  "
ISP
 3
provider, verizon, network, cdma
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Using it for Sprint.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily activated with Sprint.  ...  "
Data reception
 3
cdma, network, gsm, verizon, use
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  at home on my wifi, but would not connect with any 2G, 3G or LTE  ...  "
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" ...  This is an unlocked Verizon phone. ... Verizon uses a CDMA network, not a GSM.  ...  "
Ports
 3
c, cable, uses, port, note
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I had to use a needle to clean it and make it work, and even then the charger port has a sub par connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Also would have been nice to have a pair of headphones included and a usb-b to usb-c adapter.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
hands, phone, part, edge, something
+100%
comment
" ...  Everything works like a charm, from the camera, to the way how smooth everything feels.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in like-new shape.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to hold the edges so the phone us secure in my hands.  ...  "

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Specifications

Camera
Primary Camera:  12 MP
Secondary Camera:  8 MP
Memory
Internal Storage:  64 GB
Memory:  6144 GB
64 GB
INTERNAL STORAGE
6144 GB
MEMORY
12 MP
PRIMARY CAMERA
8 MP
SECONDARY CAMERA