Samsung Galaxy Note8: 'Bigger is better' for seniors

SAMSUNG are banking on the old saying that "bigger is better" for the release of the company's new Galaxy Note8.

And for Australian seniors that can only mean great things!

In fact, many of the stylized features pitched towards a younger generation seem to better suit an ageing demographic.

Take the screen for example - the giant 6.3-inch infinity display will bring videos, photos and messages to life! No more squinting or having to pull out the glasses every time you pull out the phone.


Question: how many times did you wish you could pull out a pen than worry about 'typing' out a message on your phone?

If the answer was more than once, than behold the Note8's S Pen!

The S Pen, one of the device's "defining features", allows the user to write, draw and communicate with your phone and friends. No more messy typing!

Are you a budding photographer? Then get ready for one of the industry's "best-in-class" camera.

The Note8 is the first smartphone with two 12MP rear cameras allowing you to take a close-up with the telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time.

And if you have shaky hands; never fear! The Note8's camera package is completed with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Other features include water and dust resistance, handy if you keep your phone nearby while doing the dishes; wireless charging (so long messy plugs); and greater security.

However, there are two drawbacks to the Note8.

The first is historical; have Samsung overcome the explosive issues that demanded the recall of the Note7?

The second is the size of the device. The Note8 is certainly big - 162.5mm by 74.8mm - and could be cumbersome in small hands.

But the positives to an ageing population seem to outweigh the negatives and now it's a wait to see if Samsung can deliver on their bold prediction that "bigger is better". 

In Australia the Note8 is priced at $1499, and will be available from September 22. Pre-orders open on August 25.

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