25% off Samsung-branded accessories
Buy any model of Samsung Galaxy Note8 from Clove Technology and get 25% off a compatible Samsung brand accessory*. Just add any one of the following items to your basket with a Galaxy Note 8 handset and the discount will automatically be applied at the checkout:
*Selected accessories only. One discount per handset ordered.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SIM Free / UK)
SIM Free / Unlocked stock
When you order a Samsung Galaxy Note8 from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.
Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).
Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.
Dual SIM options
Samsung manufactures the Galaxy Note 8 in both single & hybrid dual SIM versions. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then it has the hybrid slot. If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Quick Specifications
- Android 7.1 (Nougat) - multi-language, multi-view, native VR and improved notifications
- Android 8 (Oreo) update confirmed
- 6.3 inch QHD+ (1440 x 2960) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED
- 2.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8995 processor / 6GB RAM
- 64GB storage & microSD support (up to 256GB)
- 12MP dual cameras with dual OIS
- 8MP selfie camera with face tracking autofocus
- 3,300 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi or PMA)
- Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual Band Wi-Fi / NFC
- Gorilla Glass 5 front & back
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm
- USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack / Dedicated Bixby button
Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Edge-to-edge Infinity Display with curved 3D glass
- Invisible pressure-sensitive home button
- Bixby Assistant for context-sensitive search, suggestions, and navigation
- Samsung DeX desktop dock compatible
- High-resolution rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor - (screen locking and payments with Samsung Pay / Android Pay)
- High-speed face recognition screen unlocking
- Iris scanner screen unlocking technology
Colour and memory variants
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available from Clove Technology with 64GB of storage and 6GB RAM, in Midnight Black and Gold colour options. The phone supports micro SD cards up to 256GB.
Please note that several variations of the Galaxy Note 8 will be launched around the world. We will not have access to every colour and memory option manufactured. The options listed for sale at Clove are those available to us from the official UK supply chain.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - SIM Free, factory unlocked - with S-Pen
- Additional pen nibs and extraction tool
- Samsung mains charger
- USB Type-C data cable
- Micro USB to USB-C converter nib
- USB-C to USB-A data connector
- Premium Harman AKG headphones & ear tips
- SIM tray pin
The most advanced Samsung smartphone ever announced - The Galaxy Note 8 is a powerhouse of modern mobile technology.
A large 6.3" screen is made manageable thanks to the unique 18.5:9 screen ratio. The so-called Infinity Display creates a wider, more cinematic view and also helps to make the phone feel slimmer in the hand than the traditional 16:9 display.
Samsung's 3D curved edges create a seamless transition from front to back, so the phone feels as if it flows into your hand.
Even with the tiny top and bottom bezels, you still have full control over the Note 8 in one hand. The home button is now invisible, integrated into the screen glass and responding with localised vibration to mimic the effect of a true physical button.
The upgraded S-Pen for the Galaxy Note 8 has a finer 0.7mm nib and 4096 pressure levels - more than any previous Note device.
This additional sensitivity provides deeper control than with any previous Note. This many pressure levels allows for incredible drawing capabilities and unparalleled handwriting recognition.
Use the S Pen to bring your conversations to life with Live Messages. Draw emoji, create animated GIFs and doodles or annotate photos and stored pictures.
The results can be included in messages with most leading messaging services.
Simply use the S Pen to highlight a section of video as it plays on your screen. This can then be sent as a GIF message (in supported messaging applications).
The Notes app is the quickest and simplest way to jot down information throughout the day.
When using Notes there is a huge range of brushes, pens, and colours. Get creative and start doodling, or just use the available options to better organise and colour-code your information!
Pen.Up is a fantastic community that allows users to share their S-Pen drawings. Users can create and share, as well as participating in challenges and tasks. There's even a new colouring-in facility with several templates to pick from!
Screen Off Memo
Notes can be saved onto your Note 8 screen, then interacted with, without having to fully unlock.
Using the AMOLED always-on display, you can literally just take out the S-Pen and start writing to create a new Memo. When finished, you have the choice to save the memo as instantly accessible and editable on the lock screen or save it into the Notes app.
Whilst using the Note 8, there are several occasions when you can pull out the S Pen and use it to interact with the screen.
Capture and annotate - Found a long article online that you don't have time to read fully? Use the S-Pen to save the page as a single image that you can view later. You can even mark up and annotate on the screen, before saving the image.
Translate - Simply highlight key words or phrases and have them translated into your native language immediately. This feature can also perform instant unit conversions, such as Imperial to Metric or currencies.
Magnify - Highlight a section of a page or image and have it magnified right away.
Glance - A new method of multitasking, you can minimise one app or window into the corner of the screen, then tap it to switch between it and another in full-screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features an all new Dual Sensor camera set up.
The first camera utilises a wide-angle lens to better capture landscapes and group shots. The second camera then has a telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom. Using both cameras can enhance the depth of field and provide some incredible software tricks.
In a world first, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) is now included in both cameras! This will better stabilise still photography and video recording.
Using Live Focus, you can adjust foreground focus and background blur in real time and after an image has been taken. The Bokeh effect this creates is sought after by many and adds a professional layer of shine to even amateur photography.
This works by the camera system taking two simultaneous images - Dual Capture - so you have both a wide-angle shot and a closer, more intimate capture of every scene. Even when taking a 'normal' picture, an extra wide-angle image is saved, just in case you missed something in the background!
Low light capture
Using a f/1.7 aperture and large 1.4µm pixels for both main sensors, the Note 8 has excellent low-light performance, capturing fine details and colour contrasts in dark environments that would be unshootable with other smartphone cameras.
Turn the camera around and you can experience the 8MP selfie camera. This also features a f/1.7 aperture and uses Smart Auto Focus to best capture quick shots.
Samsung's Note 8 offers the highest tier of smartphone performance with an incredible combination of custom Samsung 10nm octa-core processing and 6GB RAM.
Always looking to push boundaries, the Note 8 also has access to some of the world's fastest wireless technologies. Both Gigabit Wi-Fi and Gigabit LTE are supported on the Note 8 - although you'll need compatible service from your provider as well!
You can install a micro SD card to expand the storage on your Note 8 by up to 256 GB.
Wireless charging has been supported by premium Samsung devices for several generations and the Note 8 is no exception. Simply drop the Note 8 onto a compatible charging plate and top up the battery with no fuss.
Audio is catered for as well. Samsung has partnered with AKG and included specially tuned earphones in every box.
Both the Note 8 handset and S-Pen are IP68 rated, making them fully protected against water and dust ingress.
Water resistance is tested as full submersion in fresh water to a depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Chlorinated water, seawater and other liquids (beverages and chemical solutions) are not suitable for the Galaxy Note 8.
The Desktop eXperience is something that many smartphone manufacturers have been trying to recreate with mobile devices for many years.
Initially launched alongside the Galaxy S8, Samsung has updated DeX for the Note 8.
View the Samsung DeX
Samsung DeX allows you to turn the Galaxy Note 8 into a full workstation. Simply dock the Note 8 into the DeX station and you have full access to a desktop-like web browser and connected applications.
Several applications have been optimised to work seamlessly with DeX. This includes all of the core Samsung system applications such as EMail and Messaging, as well 3rd party apps including Adobe Lightroom and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Keyboard shortcuts and drag and drop work on DeX in the same way you would expect from any other desktop environment. For instance, you can simply drag a document from the file manager app into a new email window and have it automatically attached.
Zoom video conferencing
Samsung has partnered with Zoom video conferencing. If you are using Zoom, then this will seamlessly continue on your desktop monitor when connecting to a DeX Station.
Samsung Bixby Assistant
Bixby is a mobile assistant that differs to the competition. different. Rather than simply answering questions or providing you with product lists, Bixby is designed to actually help you use your phone.
The system delivers helpful, context-sensitive suggestions that depend on what you may be doing with your Galaxy Note 8 at the time.
You can launch Bixby at any time. A dedicated button is available on the side of the Note 8. New Quick Commands allow you to customise Bixby button so you can launch specific apps or complex scenarios via a custom voice command.
For instance, a custom command could be "Food Photo". Simply press the Bixby button, say the phrase, and the phone can do all of the following: Open the camera app, switch to 'food mode', take the picture, upload it to your Instagram and gallery apps and even tag it to a specific folder!
The new assistant will also work as a situationally aware Augmented Reality agent. With the camera open and Bixby active, you can gain extra information about landmarks or local points of interest. Perhaps the area's history will show on screen or opening times and menus will be offered.
You could even translate a foreign road sign into your native language then ask for maps to route you there, all by pointing the camera and asking!
Locations can be saved and alerts created for specific events. For instance, if you find a long article on your lunch break that you would like to read later, you can activate Bixby and ask it to remind you about it an hour after you get home.
3rd party integration is also available and expanding. One example is Google Play Music; you can set reminders for new tracks or albums from artists.
Bixby also has its own home page as a dedicated system app. This provides an overview of all the events, locations, alerts and reminders you have set, all presented in a simple card interface and intelligently grouped to make searching easier.
Samsung KNOX & Biometric Security
The KNOX system has been the gold standard in Android security for many years. KNOX is used by companies the world over to manage Samsung devices. It can also be used at a personal level as well.
KNOX provides a siloed environment for documents, images, app data - whatever you want to keep safe can be stored and encrypted separately to other data.
On top of the now common fingerprint scanner, Galaxy Note can use facial recognition and iris scanning to secure your personal information.
*Since September 2013, Samsung has implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only has access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SD / memory card slot?
Yes. This phone supports Micro SDXC cards with up to 256GB of storage.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone uses a NANO SIM card
Is this phone Dual SIM?
A dual SIM option is available
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes. This phone is compatible on international LTE Bands: FDD: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(800), B28(700), B32(1500), B66(AWS- 3) | TDD: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)
Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area.
Does this phone have a removable battery?
No. The battery is sealed and not user-replaceable.
Does this phone have a virtual assistant?
Yes. The Bixby assistant is available and can be activated with a button on the side of the phone
Is this phone water resistant?
Yes, the handset is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance
What charger does this phone use?
This phone uses a USB Type-C connector. Fast charging is supported.
Does this phone have wireless charging?
Yes. It is compatible with both Qi and PMA wireless charging units.
Can I use Android Pay?
Yes. The phone has NFC to initiate contactless payments. Samsung Pay can also be used.
Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone.
Additionally, there is Iris (eye-print) unlocking and face detection.
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