Plays youtube vids great! Loud & gorgeous screen. I've even cast them to a chromecast no prob. The phone is super snappy/fast! It actually makes the S7 feel slow & laggy. I have no idea why there is such a difference, almost the exact same apps are installed on both. So it has to be the hardware or lack of bloatware.
I think I'm getting better reception than my previous Samsung phones got. No LTE but stronger call signal. I'm totally good with the speed it has. If I'm doing anything that needs faster I'm usually near WiFi. Size wise... here is a potato quality usb cam pic of it next to a S7, that's 5.1":
Here are the pictures of my dog in low light. Ignore the not finished paint on the floor boards & all the dog drool on the couch. :-p
Note 8 with flash:
Riffy13, 28 Sep 2016It is a little big at first but I've already gotten used to it. Anything beyond 7" would total... moreI am with Tmobile and i see you are having a very good reception and data speed. My phone has 4.7" screen and i think it is small but i cant imagine how much bigger 6.6" screen is.
Ryan, 28 Sep 2016Does it fit well in your pocket? Any inconvenience with its size? I am still debating between ... moreIt is a little big at first but I've already gotten used to it. Anything beyond 7" would totally be to big. But... Yes it fits! No skinny jeans tho. :-)
It's really thin too! & have not found a single thing that's put me off of it cuz of it's size. Just be aware of the limited bands.
Riffy13, 27 Sep 2016Oh yeah! The price makes up for the 3 missing things. High end camera, wireless charging &... moreDoes it fit well in your pocket? Any inconvenience with its size? I am still debating between this and Note 5.
Chris Barber, 26 Sep 2016You can't get rid of all Chinese apps coz I have Honor Note 8 as well Chinese version but you ... moreWell..that's right..I have already uninstalled some of them and deactivated others as well.and to be honest I am getting well with now..the only issue is creating Huawei ID.
Chris Barber, 27 Sep 2016Yes i'm agreed with you but S7 cost 700 euro and note 8 370 that's the big difference between Oh yeah! The price makes up for the 3 missing things. High end camera, wireless charging & nfc. But! I think it's actually a lot snappier than the S7 & Note 7, when I had one. The bluetooth audio is louder & clearer in the car I noticed for some reason. Speaker on the phone is a LOT louder than any phone I've ever had. I've used the phone a lot today, even played some exploding kittens for an hour or so. Battery is at 59% & screen on time is almost 3 hours. Yesterday I think I got 6 hours screen on time from about 60% to 10%.
Just wish I could figure out or disable all the power saving things. Noticed my android wear watch doesn't update a lot of it's info it gets from the phone till I turn on the phone's screen. Pretty annoying!
& of course... Needs root!!!
Riffy13, 27 Sep 2016Pictures I took in dim light in the kitchen. The Honor Note 8 doesn't do to well in low light.... moreYes i'm agreed with you but S7 cost 700 euro and note 8 370 that's the big difference between
Anyone know how to get rid of this keyboard from replacing the current keyboard on password fields? It's going to drive me crazy!!!
Never mind found it under keyboard & input settings... Secure input. :-)
MichelleHY, 25 Sep 2016Hi, is this phone in Malaysia market ? It is already come to malaysia from Lazada.
I'm getting up to 8mps too on T-Mobile. Think I'm actually getting better reception than I was on the S7.
LOVE the screen! My S7 looks like it's for ants now. The fingerprint unlock is crazy fast! EMUI tho... keeps killing my background services even tho they are whitelisted! There are some chinese UI elements that are stuck in chinese. Updates for one, the dialer has a whole page in chinese, just random stuff.
The memory management is really good when it's not killing all the accesory services. Keeps a lot of apps running without reloads.
Camera... is ok. Low light is nowhere near the current Samsung phones. I'd say it's on par with a year or 2 ago. I'll have to take a few crappy pics tonight when it's dark of my dirty livingroom & dogs. :-p
This phone will rock with root! Even better with a generic rom. The phone is crazy fast & much more responsive than the S7. It's really surprising how fast it feels compared to the S7!
Does anyone know if it will come to Greece? Or Europe in general?
Chris Barber, 26 Sep 2016I have Honor Note 8 and i get 8mb/s on h+ speed so is good Thanks a lot, 8 mbs should be good enough
Sharkas, 22 Sep 2016Hi guys..just got my note 8 yesterday and it is really awesome everything is grest.but I have ... moreYou can't get rid of all Chinese apps coz I have Honor Note 8 as well Chinese version but you can deactivate them or Uninstal couple of them and you have no issues to use the phone. I make same and I use the phone as I use to use another European version phone
I replaced my p8max for the honor note. It's slicker and I get way better reception on my carrier. Always check willmyphonework.com before buying to make sure and they were right in telling me i would have better reception on my carrier than with the P8max.
I like the screen a little less than the P8max because it doesn't handle low light as well but nighttime battery management is fantastic so there is very little drain when not in use.
Pet peeves - Nova Launcher doesn't play as well as with P8max, perhaps it's Android V. 6 fault. So I ended up using EMUI which isn't all bad. Voice wakeup which was available in english on my chinese p8max is only available in chinese on the honor note 8. The smart draw feature which was working on an off screen with the p8max doesn't work if the screen is off on the honor note 8.
All in all I'm pleased with it and I feel better with the improved reception...
I think that its better just only because bigger screen. If You need not bigger screen, there is no point to buy Note 8
I Have a Mate 7 and Mate 8, Do you guys think Honor mate 8 is gonna be much better then mate 7 & 8?
Gold Exhaust, 26 Sep 2016I can't wait for this to come to the US. It will have US LTE bands. Read the link below!
... moreThat's nothing new & they were guessing. Honor US division has said there is no US release planned. As I posted before:
We have nothing official stating that the Note 8 is coming to the U.S. We advise that you follow our Twitter (@Honor_USA) and Facebook (usahonor) pages for future device releases. If we release the Note 8, it'll be announced there. We can't speak on international devices. If you have questions regarding Honor international devices, we advise that you contact our international support team at hihonor.com/global. (ED)