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

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.7
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/10
Total Reviews
210
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64 GB
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Review Summary - 197 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Device Compatibility
 41
unlocked, verizon, sprint, refurbished, mobile
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Just like new, love this phone  ...  "
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" ...  But the phone works great!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Phone work perfectly .  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, it's a great phone. ... Don't know if my phone is unlocked like it claims but it works with Verizon.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to turn on phone network.  ...  "
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" ...  The refurbished phone is great.  ...  "
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" ...  - Overall, phone works fine so far  ...  "
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" ...  In fact, I noticed that the production date is Jan 18 which is a different generation which is solid and flawless connectivity.  ...  "
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Charging
 18
came, original, charging, phone, samsung
+56%
-44%
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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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" ...  It came with its factory unused charger.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with all of the original accessories (ie pen, charger, even some adapters) It was totally free of a provider and I just plugged in my SIM from straight talk and it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with charger and charger accessories but nothing else.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I need the original charger pl  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
would, thank, original, phone, described
+82%
-18%
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" ...  I would definitely recommend this seller.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Everything was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank took care of me when needed.  ...  "
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" ...  thank you so much !!  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding, as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Pic with what I received.  ...  "
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" ...  I was very pleased with my phone it was exactly as described from seller  ...  "
Product Reliability
 14
working, two weeks, weeks, note, months
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Going on two months  ...  "
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" ...  Only had it a couple weeks but will add to the review after awhile.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had it for about one month now, and it is working very well for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Looked great worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using it heavily for two weeks now. ... So I got pinched for $39 for buying two weeks early it seems.  ...  "
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" ...  So far no problems I will update it as the months go on.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I have had a Note 4 for the past four years, and love that phone.  ...  "
Software Platform
 13
apps, phone, bloatware, note 8, factory unlocked
+69%
-31%
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" ...  I also chose Google over Samsung for my voice to text.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the Note 8 and this unlocked version is quite impressive. ... No need to worry about bloatware and every feature works as intended on my carrier plan. ... I previously owned 2 AT&T Note 8s and I am thoroughly impressed with this Unlocked Refurbished Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  Came preloaded with nougat.  ...  "
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" ...  I know there are 4k videos you can download where the image quality will be noticeably different, but for most apps and websites that don't put out their information in that high of a level of clarity, it's pointless. ... 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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" ...  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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" ...  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 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.  ...  "
Price
 11
phone, new, money, get, range
+91%
-9%
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" ...  The Price & Quality  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is as advertised and I am thrilled to own it at the price I paid for it.  ...  "
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" ...  I had shopped around and for the quality, price, and availability met my expectation.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a bargain.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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 love this phone was half the cost of a new note 9, much better value for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know what other reviewers are expecting but it's a great phone at a great price.  ...  "
Design
 11
looks, like, brand, works and looks, phone
+100%
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" ...  Looks brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and functions like new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like a new phone without any scratches or blemishes.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks new and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It works and looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in like-new shape.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this phone for a month now and it works, and looks, like brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and goes like its brand new.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
phone, condition, received, good, expected
+90%
-10%
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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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" ...  The phone arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  It even arrived early!  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly with no damage.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived 12 hours after order was placed.  ...  "
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" ...  Now as far as the phone is concerned, it was in very good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was earlier than expected delivery day .  ...  "
Display Clarity
 10
note, display, huge, edges, burn
+70%
-30%
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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.  ...  "
SIM
 10
phone, sim, inserted, service, sprint
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Put the sim card in and got a nice "no service" message nothing better than buying a refurbished phone advertised as "new".  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant about it being 'unlocked' but as soon as I put my AT&T sim card in, it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I just transferred my SIM from my old phone and it connected immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone had to get Sprint to send me new SIM card nice upgrade from my Note 3 had that phone since Note 3 came out hope I get same kind of service from this one  ...  "
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" ...  I simply inserted my straight talk sim and was ready to use!  ...  "
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" ...  I had no issues with my SIM card working immediately.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 9
scratches, new, phone, s7, glass
+44%
-56%
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" ...  Because I certainly don't define "like new" as a huge deep gouge in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Also has scratches on the glass.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
scratches, new, scratch, nothing, looks like
+71%
-29%
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Battery Life
 7
battery, could, charge, though, seems
+43%
-57%
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" ...  when I received the item it was at 15% and when I plugged it in it would not charge and the battery would continue to drain.  ...  "
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" ...  Charged for 8 hrs and the phone was still dead.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't charge the phone  ...  "
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" ...  - Battery life is about 2 days normal use ( be sure to go to location setting, and change it to power saving as GPS eats the battery )  ...  "
Apps
 6
phone, works, note, like, away
+67%
-33%
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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
 6
something, selling, returning, returned, price
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I am thinking about returning it, because of the poor conditions it came in.  ...  "
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" ...  useless, and sent it right nack  ...  "
Ease of Use
 5
setup, activation, use, button
+100%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Cables
 5
phone, came, charging, charger, wire
+60%
-40%
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" ...  phone arrived in New condition with charger cord.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with the charger and a cable, AND THE PHONE, and really, that's all I wanted/expected/needed.  ...  "
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" ...  And a full compliment of chords/connectors/adapters!  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 5
arrived, 400
+40%
-60%
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" ...  $400 for a broken product.  ...  "
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" ...  It has scratches.  ...  "
Call quality
 5
calls, call, make, like, hear
+40%
-60%
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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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" ...  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 .  ...  "
Setup
 4
easy, activation
+100%
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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
 4
speed, phone, job, fast, open
+100%
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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%
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" ...  The product is clean  ...  "
Fit
 4
s7, got, fit, 8, surface
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The cable provided doesn't fit and doesn't work with the mobile.  ...  "
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" ...  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%
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" ...  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%
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" ...  Didn't get the key that comes with the phone that lets you unlock the micro sd slide but otherwise pretty good phone  ...  "
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" ...  They used the micro SD card from my old phone and had no trouble activating the Note 8.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
-100%
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" ...  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 .  ...  "
Ports
 3
c, uses, port, note, included
+33%
-67%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
proof, phone, screen, note
+33%
-67%

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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