Mj23, 28 Nov 2016No fast charging?There is fast charging but you have to use the charger that comes in the box. It is not compatible w/ Qualcomm fast charging equipment.
DJXput, 28 Nov 2016Im not sure about the fast charging - but I think my phone charges quite quickly using a usb c... moreCertainly does have fast charging, very quick using the supplied charger and cable, also just installed new firmware update (official 247 MB) which appeared,in the updater menu, still very pleased with this phone, BTW the original note 8 Dot Matrix case is superb, the Matrix reminders through the case are really cool.
Mj23, 28 Nov 2016No fast charging?Im not sure about the fast charging - but I think my phone charges quite quickly using a usb c fast charger (I am not using the included plug). btw ordered a couple cases to try out - will take a bit but looking forward to them since this phone is Really big and delicate. Trying out the official dot matrix one (as suggested). So far Really glad I got this phone; its about the size of a small tablet so great for downtime and reading stuff a bit awkward talking on the phone thou (my arm actually got tired from holding it the first few times).
snowleopatd, 25 Nov 2016My fone says only compatible with China Telecom cards did I just waste 500 bucks in a fone I c... moreI'm in the same situation. Other people have this phone active in the US. I have tried GSM and CDMA sim cards and it reads the card but shows no signal. I've been looking for unlocking solutions.
Just received mine from amazon.fr, 64GB, gold version, 450ÂÂÂ€. I can confirm that the phone is working fine (4G) in France and Switzerland. As an example, my best speed test was 16ms ping, 89Mb/s DL and 20Mb/s in UL around the alps, not even in the biggest Swiss cities.
The screen is absolutely amazing. I previously had several samsung galaxy notes flagships and I can assure this screen is continuation of what samsung is building in terms of screen quality (this screen is built by samsung).
The battery for such a big phone is pretty impressive (at least one day). The fingerprint is really fast as reported on the internet. I had already the play store installed, but if not, it is possible to install it through Huawei app store.
Up to now, no major issue observed.
HARRIO, 25 Nov 2016if you go to settings where you see airplane mode etc, look down nyou'll see more, click on mo... moreJust received mine from Ali Express (in UK) can confirm had Play Store and Google Apps pre-installed also picked up 4G immediately (EE). Ordered with the original case, which is superb, glad I did. Very pleased with the Note 8, struggling to Sync with Google though, it syncs but nothing appears, early days yet sure I will figure out.
My fone says only compatible with China Telecom cards did I just waste 500 bucks in a fone I can not eve. Use of is there way to over ride it and use my Verizon or T-Mobile SIM.
mattgalvi, 22 Nov 2016thanks xelon I have checked everywhere and just cannot workout why I cannot get 4G- I purch... moreif you go to settings where you see airplane mode etc, look down nyou'll see more, click on more you'll see a slide that says 4G, now depending where you are, I am in Maryland usa with at&t which i'm receiving H+ here which after turning the 4G my speeds match those of LTE and 4G. eventho i'm showing H+ i'm now loving this phone
DJXput, 23 Nov 2016Hey Matt ... Took 10 days to get my phone from wonda but just plugged it in using the EE netwo... morego to either ebay or aliexpress and type in original Huawei honor note 8 flip case in gray, man it's beautiful and has matrix lighting on the case front ebay has it for 15.99 and aliexpress 19.99, you get it faster from aliexpress
Montrose, 23 Nov 2016Thanks Brandon. Your advice is much appreciated. You're welcome, and about the google play store you could ask the seller install it for you or you could download by yourself on Huawei store is very easy to to.
mattgalvi, 22 Nov 2016thanks xelon I have checked everywhere and just cannot workout why I cannot get 4G- I purch... moreHey Matt ... Took 10 days to get my phone from wonda but just plugged it in using the EE network. 4g popped up right away; btw you probably know this but there are 2 sim spots 1 and 2 and the main sim goes in the far right one. I live in SW london btw ... going to test my speeds and reception for phone calls compared to my O2 phone that I currently use (make sure EE is a good switch). Ill let you know how the 4g signal is in different places - but again so far 4g popped up right away with ee. The phone is massive; but the screen is just Awesome. btw anyone know of any user manual for this online? also what case protector are people getting that they like?
Brandon dole, 22 Nov 2016And if you want to buy it, you could buy it on AliExpress for around 500$ to 520$CAD Thanks Brandon. Your advice is much appreciated.
Brandon dole, 22 Nov 2016Hi there,I've had the P8 Max and The mate8, and so far the mate 8 is the best when's come to ... moreAnd if you want to buy it, you could buy it on AliExpress for around 500$ to 520$CAD
Montrose, 22 Nov 2016Hi Brandon, where did you buy your phone from? How about Google Play and apps(Gmail, maps.. et... moreHi there,I've had the P8 Max and The mate8, and so far the mate 8 is the best when's come to connectivity, the P8 Max only support lte band 7 same as the note 8,and I'm using it in Montreal on Rogers network too, i don"t have the note 8 yet, but I'm sure that it will be the same as P8 Max, you won't get 4G all the time, sometimes you have H+, H, or 3G,which means that the data speed will be slow
xelon, 18 Nov 2016Just waiting for mine to be delivered, I too am on EE 4G in UK, maybe answer is on http://foru... morethanks xelon
I have checked everywhere and just cannot workout why I cannot get 4G- I purchased mine from WONDAMOBILE who continually tell me the phone is LTE compatible with all networks apart from 02 but I havent once received 4G on any sim card I have tried, and it so far should have been compatible with 3 different frequencies that I have utilised- let me know if you get any joy, its the only downside of the phone as its amazing, but having slow data speed is quite annoying when I am out and about
Daver69, 22 Nov 2016I got rid of all of the Chinese apps by long pressing it and dragging it up to app info button... moreHey, thanks Daver69, I did the same but there was one certain app I could neither delete nor block so I don´t know why but just by restoring all the app preferences it got fixed.
Jose, 19 Nov 2016Hello there, can anyone help me please? I just received mine but it's got some chinese apps th... moreI got rid of all of the Chinese apps by long pressing it and dragging it up to app info button. Then delete is available. I don't have root
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2016I'm using it on Rogers in Vancouver, BC. This Note 8 only uses Rogers B7 LTE band. B7 LTE cove... moreHi Brandon, where did you buy your phone from? How about Google Play and apps(Gmail, maps.. etc)? Was it pre-installed? I'm also on Rogers' network but in Montreal. I have the mate 7 presently and Google Play services and store came pre-installed.By the way, is World of tanks blitz available for the note 8? Any help would really be appreciated. Thx.