The Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review – In A Class Of Its Own

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Page 6 : The Samsung Galaxy Note8 Work Performance, Battery Life & Recharging Speed

Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Samsung Galaxy Note8’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 PCMark score

Work 2.0 Samsung Galaxy Note8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy S8Huawei Mate 9
Performance Score
5617528553036316
Web Browsing5433504151555624
Video Editing4872521949985370
Writing5696512251586326
Photo Editing8563700370829864
Data Manipulation4329436944585333

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Price Check) is powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC, which is really fast, albeit not as fast as the Kirin 960 SoC used in the Huawei Mate 9 (Price Check).

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the Galaxy S8’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 battery life

Work 2.0 Samsung Galaxy Note8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy S8Huawei Mate 9
Battery Life8 hours 50 mins9 hours 34 mins10 hours 32 mins11 hours 27 mins

Of the four smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Price Check) has the smallest battery at 3,300 mAh. The Huawei Mate 9 (Price Check), in comparison, has a 4,000 mAh battery. Even so, it managed to deliver almost 9 hours of non-stop operation.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with an adaptive fast charger with a power output of 15 W. Take a look at how fast it recharged the 3,300 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 battery recharging speed

It took the Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Price Check) just under 83 minutes (1 hour 23 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%. That is a battery life : recharging ratio of 6.4 : 1 – a very good performance.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 85% level. This took just 53 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 30 minutes to top up the remaining 15%.

Next Page > Overall Performance, Our Verdict & Award

 

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