Yes, the Note8 will come with a sealed battery. It's a trend that the masses think is okay for showing off that you can dunk the device in a glass of water. So what.
Never in my 18 years use of cellphones had I needed water-resistance. Back glass premium? Nope. It's fragile, even Gorilla glass. It breaks, no matter what. I'd rather it be flexible plastic, like with the Note 4.
Note7 was my second sealed-battery device, first was the Note 8.0 (2013). I had the Note7 45 days till I was advised to return it. As I was used to using a Zerolemon 10,000 mAh extended battery that gives me the average 17-18 hours out-of-the-house usage, with the average 6 hours SOT, and there's usually over 40% left.
You can all see my 150 charging cycles here:
With the Note7 Exynos which is suppose to be energy efficient, I had almost 13 hours estimated usage time till the battery is totally drained, offering UP TO 7 hours SOT if you go deep battery drain. You are NOT suppose to deep drain the battery as it will certainly accelerate it to die faster. So I'm averaging only about 5 hours SOT, and usually charge it up when it's about 30%.
You can all see my statistics here:
And how much time do you need waste for charging during your waking hours? 1.5 hours. Over 4 hours if you go wireless charging and not use the device. This used to be just an iPhone user problem. They have to be stuck carrying chargers, and putting up with powerbanks, and dealing with charging cables everywhere.
How much time to change to a 100% powered spare battery? 90 seconds, from turning off, swapping, and boot time. 0 seconds wasted if you're using an extended battery, with it even extending to a second day without charging.
DocJ, 17 Jun 2017A rather caustic, unwarranted, and uninformed comment, yours. My phone is in heavy use daily a... moreThat battery dies faster if you charge and discharge more frequently. The masses who think sealed batteries are so cool don't know better - they aren't aware about the fact these have only at least 300 charging cycles.
With having to interchange 3 batteries for my needs, the set only lasts me 18 months. That's using two full charges a day by swapping batteries. Zero charging waiting time. No bulky powerbank, or having the need to charge before going home.
Since my last OEM battery set all ballooned over a year ago, I'm now on my 2nd 10,000 mAh extended battery. That's roughly 500 charging cycles before the first extended battery started just giving some 60% of the original power capacity.
Just got a brand new note 5 for its specific fetures. Planing on buying a Note 8 only if the camera comes with a minimum of 16mpx and ois because this camera is very good and for many people resolution is important not matter how the dualpixel 12mpx performs. Tehnology is available and wont plan on spending any money if quality is lower than n5.
Imperator Neubaticus, 15 Jun 2017Lol at those obsessed with removale batteries. You're a dying breed that needs to accept its f... moreA rather caustic, unwarranted, and uninformed comment, yours. My phone is in heavy use daily and an OEM battery lasts me less than a year and the charge in a new one barely lasts half a day. I'm therefore not "obsessing" over a changeable battery, but rather I genuinely require one. I really don't care about a phone being waterproof, as I have never in 25 years dropped a mobile phone into water or felt compelled to sweat on one in a gym, and see no benefit in that feature, especially not at the cost of not being able to easily change the battery.
Imperator Neubaticus, 15 Jun 2017Lol at those obsessed with removale batteries. You're a dying breed that needs to accept its f... moreRight. Because you want manufacturers to make you into get their products yearly. I'd like a third-party higher capacity DIRECTLY POWERING the device.
Batteries only have 300-500 charging cycles. Just translates to a year of power efficiency. Even more so with having to charge twice in a day for heavier use. Why want that? Why even carry powerbanks to keep it charged up?
I had the Note7 for 45 days, only giving me 5 hours SOT per charge, and that's just via wifi. What more with LTE.
Meantime, I'm actually using on my 2nd 10,000 mAh extended battery that gives me all day heavy use of up to 4 GB data, over 8 hours SOT, with 40% left after over 17 hours out. This is even connected to 2 Bluetooth devices.
I believe the Note8 will come with a sealed battery. Sure. The fact is, it's less practical. The same amount of battery is used for consuming data connection, the same amount to power every app. Power saving while you don't use the device is pretty silly.
At least with a removable battery system, you get 100% back after a swap. Yeah, you're happy carrying a power bank.
Three things that can let me stay on android after 7 years
Note 8 have to have fast 4+ charging
Note 8 have to have finger print sensor on right place
Note 8 have to have working Bluetooth 5.0 and accessories for it
If the phone charges fast I don't care it's 3000mah or 4500mah
Finger print in the screen will be great if not need it in front then
Bluetooth tooth that not support 5.0 with s8 you lier no accessories you made for that
People ask for 4k resolution I don't think that's important
Lol at those obsessed with removale batteries. You're a dying breed that needs to accept its fate. Get with the times or get lost.
So Good, 13 Jun 20175.7"...so it would be smaller than S8 ? Can't believe it Will be at least 6.2" like S8+Will it have infinity display or display like s7 edge ??
Options will sell, 14 Jun 2017Yes on 1. Large screen. 2. Better battery life. 3. Defender oderbox. 4. More ram. 5. More... moreI think they will provide an option to reduce screen resolution to save battery.
1. Large screen.
2. Better battery life.
3. Defender oderbox.
4. More ram.
5. More body colors
1. 4k (eats battery).
2. Infinity screen (edge).
This is my opinion.....
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017Why are most manufacturers having non-removable batteries? I'm going to get a flagship phone w... moreBecause they want us to buy another phone after a year or two when the battery becomes obsolete. Replaceable battery extends phone life and that's not good for the sales..... Just my thought.
5.7"...so it would be smaller than S8 ? Can't believe it
Will be at least 6.2" like S8+
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017Why are most manufacturers having non-removable batteries? I'm going to get a flagship phone w... morewaterproof phones need to be a sealed unit. Also helps with warranty, and reduces overall life (users are more likely to replace with new phones)
Why are most manufacturers having non-removable batteries? I'm going to get a flagship phone with a removable battery as my next phone, just like my 2 previous phones have been. Galaxy Note 8 could be great if it also had a removable battery.
Now as we almost know everything about Note 8 maybe u could update the info up there brah
haala there i was about to buy Note 7R version but from today i changed my mind to note 8 eagerly waiting for it .
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2017Samsung Galaxy Note8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are missing an important item for smartphone: the radiowho care's brah .. we still have ganna for radio and music >!
jose , 11 Jun 2017The note 8 should have the following features to win my heart 1. Big screen 6.00 size 2. 6 ... more5000mah lol. It was battery issue in note 7 that caused it to explode they won't increase the battery capacity in note 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are missing an important item for smartphone: the radio
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2017i think it would have a larger display than 5.7" s8+ gt a 6.2" so note 8 should definitely hav... moreThe note 8 should have the following features to win my heart
1. Big screen 6.00 size
2. 6 Gb Ram
3. 5000 capacity battery
Please consider these and get 100% recoup of note 7 losses