4 reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is not for you.

When I got to know that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be selling for RM 3999 in Malaysia (my country), I was really shocked. The first thing that came to my mind was, ” I can buy few medium spec’ed smartphones for that price….or can survive for 6 months without worrying about food, rental or petrol. Yeah, pardon me because I am a poor bloke….but hey, I believe there are a lot of people like me who are going through the same shit in life, yet want to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Well, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is definitely a great device. In fact if I have a lot of money, this device will definitely be in the top spot of my wish list.

So for people like me who are struggling in life and living in a rented room while dreaming on becoming the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, I have listed down 4 LOGICAL REASONS on why the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is just not for you (at least until you strike a jackpot).

You don’t need all the fancy features that if offers you.

Well, that makes sense right? I used to advise my friend about this even since the iPhone era. There was one guy who only uses his iPhone for calls and texts. So I asked that guy, “hey, why do you need a phone which is over 2 thousand Ringgit when you can just get a 2 hundred Ringgit phone that does all that you need?”. His answer was hilarious……and I will tell that in my other point below.

Even if you need some of the features if not all, you have alternatives that only costs half.

Yeah it has all kind of fancy features like S-Pen, Bixby, high end camera or whatever that you can list down but do you think you can’t get those features in other phones that is much cheaper than this overpriced gadget?

Note 5 still does a pretty good job when it comes to S-Pen. Bixby? Google Assistant does about the same stuff and my 600 Ringgit phone has it. Camera? No doubt the Note 8 has one of the best camera but are you capable enough to produce the best shots if you have this device? Probably not because you don’t need such a high end camera for just a selfie that you need to upload to your Facebook or Instagram. In fact, the older Samsung Galaxy S7 takes good pictures too, and the price? Yes, it is below RM 2k at the moment.

Technology advancement is faster than than Usain Bolt’s sprint record.

We have to admit that technology growth is much intense these days compared to how it was about 10 to 15 years ago. People are coming with new things every day and I am not able to cope up with the speed of today’s technology.

With these kind of growth, how long could Samsung Galaxy Note 8 retain its title as the best smartphone? After several months, wouldn’t the price drop once it gets outdated? Well, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which was out just several months ago are now selling for RM 600 to RM 1000 cheaper in several online stores. The Galaxy S7 Edge was launched in Malaysia for RM 3099 last year. Today, it is less then RM 2k. Wow, the value depreciates too much and too fast.

That show off factor is not in you.

Many people buy the latest gadget as a status symbol. It is easier for them to get recognition among their peers when they have all kind of high tech gadgets with them but is it even worth RM 4k? When I was in college, I used to see my friends who use their education loan money to buy these fancy gadgets. Their parents are not rich by the way. So I wonder what makes them to take such a hasty move. Temptation? Peer pressure? Want to be in the limelight? You know the answer. And if you are wondering what was the hilarious thing that my friend said, he told me that he got the iPhone because it has Siri. Duh, but he didn’t even have internet on his phone at that time.  *facepalm*

So apart from showing off, I don’t see a reason for me to personally own the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at the moment.


Alright, I am done. Again, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is definitely a great device. It has all kind of features but whether you need it or not is another story. Get something that you need and your wallet will thank you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Spec :
Display 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (521ppi)

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings

Camera Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.7, OIS

– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS

– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: 8MP AF, F1.7

Body 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm, 195g, IP68

(S Pen: 5.8 x 4.2 x 108.3mm, 2.8g, IP68)

*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes

AP Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64bit, 10nm processor

Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64bit, 10nm processor

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Memory 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB/128GB/256GB

*May differ by market and mobile operator

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades.

SIM Card Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 256GB)

Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 256GB)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Battery 3,300mAh

Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA

Fast Charging compatible with QC 2.0

OS Android 7.1.1
Network LTE Cat. 16

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,

Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) *Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.

Payment NFC, MST
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Authentication Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password

Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition

Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this spec sheet including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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