Powered by either a SLSI_S5K2L2_FIMC_IS sensor on the Exynos model or a Sony IMX 333 in the Snapdragon one. Gsmarena's review using exynos model.
IMO, these are the main shortcomings -
#Pricey (Note worth the price they are asking for)
#Smaller battery than predecessor which led to mediocre battery life (SD verison)
#Laggy ( Samsung phones are historically laggy phones than other android phones)
#It's only going to lag more in the coming days.
#Worst position for finger print sensor
#Secondary camera is pathetic compared to main camera.
#Speaker quality is pathetic.
#Too many duplicate and pathetic apps preinstalled in the phones.
Other than these shortcoming the phone looks good.
[deleted post]They stopped slowing down years ago. You can stop spreading this nonsense, it serves no purpose apart from identifying you as misinformed, or a troll. Your Motorola is a good phone and you should enjoy it without trying to make others look bad.
Posted from a Galaxy S5 which is still as fast as on the first day.
AnonD-24741, 16 Sep 2017Samsung use their custom tweak to quick charge, making it a lot faster than quick charge 2.0. ... moreYes but it still not the best. In 2015 galaxy s6 charge in 65minutes. And samsung fast charger is the same since note 4. At least is supplied with the box. ( F*ck you apple)
AnonD-687487, 16 Sep 2017Main shortcomings: QuickCharge 2.0 instead of 3.0 or 4.0 for a 999 euro smartphone Look at ... moreSamsung use their custom tweak to quick charge, making it a lot faster than quick charge 2.0. Samsung phones has always been the fastest charging or amongst the fastest. Usually over twice as fast as an iPhone, despite having a bigger battery.
I like it. I am a big fan and user of the note series. One day I will get this one. Specs are impressive.
AnonD-687487, 16 Sep 2017Main shortcomings: QuickCharge 2.0 instead of 3.0 or 4.0 for a 999 euro smartphone Look at ... moreThe snapdragon variant is 76h compared to 87h on the v30, the exynos is a bit better, but comparing apples to apples it is lower than v30
89 hours endurance time for the Note8, versus 90 hours for the Note7 Exynos versions.
10:20H (Note8) web browsing versus 11:08 (Note7) which means Note8 has 48 minutes less;
14:34H (Note8) Video Playback versus 16:46H (Note7) which means Note8 has 2:12H less.
S8+ has 1:56H more Web Browsing time; 1:29H more Video Playback.
So, that 6% of smaller battery difference (-200mAh) for the Note8 with a slightly larger and brighter screen compared to its 3500mAh siblings are factors to the slightly lesser performance for such a fully packed features smartphone.
My personal experience with the Note7 for 45 days has given me only some 4 hours SOT, over a 9-hour stretch with bluetooth connected with a wireless earphones with some 30% left. Which means the battery will only last some 12 hours with the Note7, and even less with the Note8. Looks like I'll be really be plugging in every afternoon before going home.
Way to go with people who keep saying sealed batteries with thin profiles are the future and it's a progressive direction. I say go thick and give us 5000 mAh with an expected heft so our usage is really all day, not to be carrying powerpacks/chargers/charging pads/extra phones so we can top up in the middle of the day.
Sigh, my Note8 arrives within 2 weeks, and I'll be ready to carry the extra bulk of a 30,000 mAh powerbank AGAIN.
Note 8 with low Sunlight S8 And S8Plus better. N8 And V30 Same Sunlight.