I have been using this phone since the last 8 months and an absolutely loving it. I make videos and edit photos for Shutterstock, and my laptop is not very powerful.
I needed a phone with not just the horsepower to handle such tasks, but also the right 'tools'. My obvious choice was a Galaxy Note device, and since the Note 9 was too expensive for me, I went ahead with the Note 8 at 40K.
There's no doubt about it, I am hooked! There's no way I'll switch to anything other than a Galaxy Note from now on, because I'm spoiled by this S-pen, so beware!
The big, beautiful display, fantastic cameras and never ending list of useful features makes the Galaxy Note 8 an absolute beast of a daily driver.
The only reason why I said it's a "tamed" beast, is because of the battery life.
I really wish Samsung would've done something about that 3300 mAh unit inside. I knew already that it wouldn't be a battery champ, but I didn't expect this kind of power drain. Thankfully it has fast charging and fast wireless charging, which I use all the time.
So, final verdict: The galaxy note is a vastly powerful phone, without a doubt. It's sad that its held back because of its battery life. But if you want to get a taste of a Note device, there hasn't been a better time to jump on one, at a very affordable price.