MEIIGOO Note 8 is a newly-released smartphone from MEIIGOO that is inspired by Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It looks identically to Samsung Note 8 but under a very budget price. Is this smartphone worth buying? Now, let’s take a look at it.
What’s in the Box
The MEIIGOO Note 8 comes in a retailed box in black color. The package design is also almost the same as Samsung Note 8. Inside the box, there are:
- Cell Phone: 1
- Charger: 1
- USB Cable: 1
- Screen Protector: 1
- Protective Case: 1
- SIM needle: 1
Design & Display
As mentioned in the beginning, the MEIIGOO Note 8 is Samsung Note 8 clone which comes with a 18:9 full-screen design. For first glance, it looks quite similar to the Galaxy Note 8. But actually, it’s a bit smaller. The MEIIGOO Note 8 comes with a 5.99-inch display which is slightly rounded from the corners and protected by the metal frame. The resolution of the display is 2160×1080 Pixel. So, it’s clear and bright quality. The design of rear cover is the same as Galaxy Note 8 – a cool black bar on the rear panel. This is where the dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor are located. The rear panel is covered with a glossy glass that makes it look more premium. The one we review here is black. It also available in Blue or Golden color.
Hardware & OS
In terms of hardware, obviously, the MEIIGOO Note 8 will not be equipped like the Galaxy Note 8 because of its low price. But its specs meets it price range. The MEIIGOO Note 8 comes with MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core processor and Mali T860 MP2 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. The storage space can be extended up to 256GB using microSD card. The MEIIGOO Note 8 is running on Android 7.1 Nougat out of box and will get the next update for sure.
Benchmark Scores: Antutu & Geekbench
In order to measure the hardware performance of the MEIIGOO Note 8, we installed Antutu and Geekbench 4 to run the scores. As the screen shot shown below, we can see the the phone runs with an average Antutu score of 38,434 points. While on Geekbench 4, it has a single-core score of 613, and an average multi-core score of 2320.
As for cameras, the MEIIGOO Note 8 is equipped with dual rear camera with 13MP and 5MP sensors with bokeh, depth of field and black and white function. It supports to shoot video at resolution of 1080p at 30fps. The selfie camera features a 5MP sensor and has the Sony Exmore RS sensor for the better performance in low light. The MEIIGOO Note 8 also supports Face ID.
The Note 8 is powered by a 3300mAh battery that is enough for casual use of smartphone. In general, it can run around one day with a full charge. The charging time of the battery is also quick, with a high power adapter.
For connectivity, the MEIIGOO Note 8 has a dual SIM card slot that are both 4G enabled. Other features of this handset include the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, OTG etc. Moreover, the MEIIGOO retains the 3.5mm headphone jack to meet the demand of many users.
If you find the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be too expensive for your liking, the MEIIGOO Note 8 might be an ideal alternative. Of course, we can’t get the same configuration of Galaxy Note 8, but we can get the same design, and decent specs of a mid-rang smartphone. You can now grab the MEIIGOO Note 8 at $159.99 on GearBest.com with free shipping thanks to the flash sale promo. For more details of the price, please visit the product page via the button below.