MEIIGOO NOTE 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy NOTE 8 for low Price

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Chinese smartphone farmers always manage to fascinate me. Whether Xiaomi through the incredible hardware, which you get here for a low price, Ulefone which have brought with the Future one of the first smartphones with a borderless display off Samsung on the market or now MEIIGOO, which with the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 almost a small Samsung Galaxy NOTE 8 clone built, just stop for $190.

To the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 goes also in this review. The NOTE 8 represents MEIIGOO’s current flagship smartphone and you can see that on the device as well.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8 4G Phablet

Price: $189.99 $159.99 / 11 - 18 DEC /

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3300mAh, Android 7.0, Mediatek MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

MEIIGOO NOTE 8 4G Phablet

Price: $189.99 $159.99 / 11 - 18 DEC /

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3300mAh, Android 7.0, Mediatek MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

For $190 you get a really stylish glass aluminum smartphone with the latest SoC and technical data. But does not it sound too good to be true? Let’s find out in the test!

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Desing and Appearance

Not only by name, the NOTE 8 has a similarity with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Also, visually certain similarities can be seen.

The MEIIGOO NOTE 8, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, is made of glass and aluminum. Here, both the front of glass covered as well as the back. The frame, on the other hand, is made of aluminum.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Also very striking is the fingerprint scanner, which also serves as a back panel and 1 to 1 of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is similar.

Here you could now think that MEIIGOO has simply tried with the NOTE 8 to build a Samsung clone, but quite so easy MEIIGOO has not made.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

On the back, there are visually not differences. The camera is centered here as it is the case with the Samsung.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

In addition, it is integrated flat in the housing.

The display glass is bent strongly at the edges which simulate an Edge Display. Why pretend? The actual display does not seem to be mitogen as it is the case with the NOTE 8 of Samsung.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Nevertheless, the edges of the display are relatively small. This is particularly noticeable in comparison to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

The handset has a 5.99-inch display but the MEIIGOO is a bit narrower and again a good deal shorter.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Let’s leave this comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The MEIIGOO NOTE 8 in our analisis is a really beautiful smartphone in which just the back reflects greatly in the light and is an absolute eye-catcher.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

In addition, the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 also feels in the hand very high quality. Even the keys have an excellent pressure point.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Had I been given the smartphone, Samsung, HTC, Google or any other premium manufacturer written on the back, I would have believed it immediately.

In short, thumbs up as far as the feel of the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 in the test is concerned, regardless of whether this is something copied on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, better copied well than bad itself.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Display

The MEIIGOO NOTE 8 in our review has a 5.99-inch display with 2160 x 1080 pixels. The glass above this display is slightly bent at the edges.

This should make it look like you have a smartphone with an Edge Display. This also works to a certain extent. The display of the NOTE 8 looks impressive but has to cope with similar problems as the real S7 Edge, light reflections.

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Depending on the angle you can see how the light reflects on the edge or how the light of the display has a different brightness than that of the square screen.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

However, you do not see this in frontal view, only when viewed from the side.

Otherwise, the panel makes a good impression! Colors are strong and bright and contrasts are solid. Black levels are good as well, but not outstanding.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

The same applies to the maximum brightness which is solid but also can not compete with flagship smartphones.

But you do not expect this from $190 smartphones. For the price range of the NOTE 8, the display is well above average, also in terms of quality.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Hardware and Performance

There is the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 with Mediatek MTK6750T and Octa Core with 1.5GHz. Also here are 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

So this one has a whopping eight core! However, these eight cores usually do not work simultaneously. These are divided into three groups depending on whether you have a weak, medium, or heavy load on your smartphone, take action.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

This should help in saving energy in theory.

As you can see, the Mediatek MTK6750T has a lot of power! This is due to its performance between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (Sony Xperia Z5, HTC M9) and the HiSilicon Kirin 955 (Huawei P9 Plus).

Let’s get to the performance in everyday life of the MEIIGOO NOTE 8. Android 7.0 runs as expected was perfect, no jerking no stuttering.

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Even the usual apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, etc. prepare the NOTE 8 no problems.

Of course, games run as smoothly as possible. Here I am talking about more elaborate 3D games as well as the usual 08/15 games like Pokemon Go or Angry Birds.

Although it can come here in very elaborate games like Marvel Future Fight to smaller jerks still I would recommend the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 for “players” quite. It will be hard to get much more power for less money.

The fingerprint sensor also does a good if the not very good job. It reacts quickly and very reliably. The fingerprint scanner is also permanently active. So you do not have to press the button to unlock your smartphone, which speeds up the whole thing a bit.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

The built-in WLAN module supports WLAN ac and the 5GHz band. That sounds good, but in practice is rather mediocre. I was able to achieve a maximum of about 50Mbit/s with the MEIIGOO NOTE 8, but that should be sufficient in practice.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Cameras

The MEIIGOO NOTE 8 in the test has a 16-megapixel camera plus Sub Bokeh Shooter with an f2.2 aperture. Sounds not very spectacular, but let’s have a look at the practice.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Let’s put it this way, the camera of MEIIGOO NOTE 8 is not very spectacular. The pictures produced are okay but not anymore.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

The sharpness is fine, but details are rather mediocre. I see weaknesses primarily in the general picture mood.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Partially, the NOTE 8 tends to a slight browning. Also, the dynamic really is nothing special.

The low light performance, however, is acceptable, but you have to keep the smartphone relatively quiet for useful recordings.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

About an image stabilizer has the MEIIGOO unfortunately not.

In short, the camera quality is roughly not bad but in the price range for $190 you get without a doubt better.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Software

MEIIGOO NOTE 8 sets the to Android 7.0, which heavily modified by the manufacturer. The UI, Launcher, Menus etc are Stock Android.

Only some features have been added to the menu and an alternative setup process has been used.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

This setup process has nothing to do with the normal, which one knows from Android! You will only be asked for the preferred language, your WLAN and which wallpaper you want.

Your Google Account will need to be set up separately later.

After this first somewhat unfamiliar facility, however, you end up on a very tidy user interface.

Apart from a MEIIGOO Service App, nothing was preinstalled on “Bonus” software. Accordingly, the free memory of 54GB is quite large.

Let’s talk a little bit more about the bonus features. MEIIGOO NOTE 8 offers a fairly detailed gesture control. For example, you can swipe with three fingers from top to bottom to make a screenshot.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

If you wipe up or down with two fingers, the volume will be adjusted, and so on.

Also very interesting and useful is the shortcut button. Whereby shortcut button is not quite correct, this is the home button which starts a freely selected function when pressed twice quickly.

This can be the camera or the flashlight. In everyday life, this is incredibly convenient!

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Sound

The MEIIGOO NOTE 8 has a speaker on the lower right side.

Speakers do not seem to be the greatest strength of MEIIGOO.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

Here it is a bit better. For the usual system sounds or sometimes Youtube video, the built-in speaker is easily enough, but much music or radio you do not want to hear about this. He is slightly above average but very thin and prone to scratching.

In short, the speaker is certainly not the strongest asset of the smartphone.

The headphone output, however, delivers again a solid standard quality.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Battery

The battery of the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 for this low price is rather moderately large with 3300mAh. In practice, I achieved about 5 hours of active use.

Here I have a mixed use of web browsing, social media and a little play operated at a medium display brightness.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

That means most normal users will probably just come through the day. In contrast, intensive users should immediately order a power bank.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Conclusions and Reviews

The MEIIGOO NOTE 8 in our reviews is a great smartphone, which can score just by its appearance and performance.

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

The camera is rather mediocre and the battery slightly below average is also a bit the problem of MEIIGOO NOTE 8, it looks great, has the feel of a high-end smartphone and the performance of an upper-middle-class device and that at a price of $190-200, however, it’s the better all-rounder.

For this low price you get a Huawei P9 Lite or for a little more in almost all respects superior BQ Aquaris X5 Plus.

I do not mean that the MEIIGOO NOTE 8 is a bad device, quite the contrary. However, it is primarily worthwhile for users who want high performance and good looks.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

MEIIGOO Note 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy Note 8 for low Price

At the moment, you can buy a new MEIIGOO NOTE 8 at an attractive and low price for $189.99 $159.99 from 11 to 18 DEC in the online store GearBest with free shipping.

MEIIGOO NOTE 8 4G Phablet

Price: $189.99 $159.99 / 11 - 18 DEC /

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3300mAh, Android 7.0, Mediatek MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

MEIIGOO NOTE 8 4G Phablet

Price: $189.99 $159.99 / 11 - 18 DEC /

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 3300mAh, Android 7.0, Mediatek MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

MEIIGOO NOTE 8 Review: Indebted Phone like Galaxy NOTE 8 for low Price was last modified: December 11th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn