It’s clear as soon as you take the Note 8 out of the box: this slick combination of aluminum and glass is undoubtedly a first-class device. Many of its design elements come from the Galaxy S8, but it is a little more angular, giving it a more professional look. The stylus supplied adds to this impression. Like many top-range phones, it is long and narrower, but it still stands out.
There is one thing we don’t like as much: just as with the Galaxy, the fingerprint scanner is on the back, right next to the camera lenses, which is not the most convenient place.