tech reviews have become an absolute joke. If this were any other phone or manufacturer such as Sony the writer would have torn shreds off it about poor battery life, terrible ergonomics and a substandard camera performance in dark conditions (pointing your phone at an object that is blaring out a tonne of light is not a good test)
Rawoen, 16 Sep 2017Fast Charging will reduce the charge cycles anyway. But always keep the phone charged over 40%... moreYes, keeping the charge between 20% to 80% prolongs the battery power holds. While other literature tells that keeping the charge above 80 or 90% will even increase the cycle to more than 2000 cycles (if my memory serves me right)!
That's why I'll be getting a power case right away to keep it constantly above 50% with just one press of a button. Zerolemon seems to have nailed it with the least dimensions:
I'll get two units right away, and they will usually come out with a bigger capacity like 8500 mAh which can charge 1.5 times the internal battery.
Even the average iphone has steteo.
A 1000 dollars phone does not.
There is no point of using ip68 if audio is not good enough without earphones. Many ppl listen to music during shower.
A 2013 phone of Htc or Sony has better audio system.
zodiacfml, 17 Sep 2017I just want it for the display. Can't they change the philosophy and make an Edge/Plus with t... moreI've never had an S Pen fail on me. I've never even had to use any of the spare tips Samsung bundles with the Note phones. So, there's no added cost with using an S Pen. Also, if you only want it for the display and not the pen, just don't use the pen... :)
mir, 17 Sep 2017Samsung began this aggressive practice of shutting down background processes since the S6.That's utter BS. Samsung's phones aren't aggressively shutting down background processes. You have an option to manually shut everything down with the memory optimiser, but it lets Android handle background threads by itself unless you use that.
Anyone constantly killing background threads, like those old pre-2.0 app killers, will increase battery usage as Android will restore those apps to the background.
There are features on Samsung flagships to suspend everything, to give the foreground all the performance, something even Microsoft has copied with the Game Mode on Windows. Though, those features doesn't kill anything to work. It's mostly used for the Oculus VR mode.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2017You don't get it. This is a fake image. Samsung has almost completely killed parallelism this ... moreSamsung began this aggressive practice of shutting down background processes since the S6.
the presenter in video could speak slower, clearer. no one forced him to complete the video fast. such video could be on youtube as a record forever, could make it better, for anyone on earth to watch anytime.
All selfie sample I have seen so far have high exposition.
I just want it for the display. Can't they change the philosophy and make an Edge/Plus with the Note's display? How many year will utilize a costly pen? It is costly in battery and price.
LG superfan, 16 Sep 2017Gsmarena why didnt you put battery scores with always on display onProbably end up with a weak 60hrs endurance. Can anyone confirm?
Why this phone is so heavy? It's like carrying brick in your pocket. In fact I don't understand why last generation of phones from almost all manufacturers (except LG) are so heavy without any justified reason? Is it a new idiotic trend just like removing of 3.5 mm jack?
Lets see if note8 could take the crown from G6:www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0nV2mnDB5c
TheNE1GHB0R, 16 Sep 2017If you had monitored and documented your S8+'s battery from the very start, you'll see that ba... moreFast Charging will reduce the charge cycles anyway. But always keep the phone charged over 40% to get maximum durability (not battery endurance in a measured period) out of your Battery. They say Lithium iON battery can give up to 800 charge cycles, but ofcourse it differs with various outputs from various chargers.
Gsmarena why didnt you put battery scores with always on display on
TheNE1GHB0R, 16 Sep 201789 hours endurance time for the Note8, versus 90 hours for the Note7 Exynos versions.
10:20... moreYou don't get it. This is a fake image. Samsung has almost completely killed parallelism this gen around.
They manage those battery performance by almsot completely killing background processes, killing one of the main advantages of android.
I'm trying for years to make GSMarena see that proper speed tests should take in account background apps, because while Note 8 is reloading an app for the nth time a phone with an actually big battery doesn't, rendering it far faster (in practive) than Note 8.
All those benchs tests do is to paint a false image... S8 and Note 8 are the slowest phones this gen and are in fact slower than most flagships of 2016 ... someone has to finally say this instead of lauding the quickness that said slowness produce...
In short, yes you have more batter life than expected, but you do less than expected in that time too as disproprotionally more time is loading screens...
@GSMArena team - two misses I found in the review -
1) On/Off toggle for nav bar was added to S8 duo much b4 Note 8 announcement via software update. July I think I received it for my S8.
2) Edge lighting may not require the device to lie face down. Edge lighting has evolved to light up all 4 sides as a narrow strip of light along edges. This was out of box on S8. Samsung added customisation settings with last update to change thickness of the strip and color.
thunder234, 16 Sep 2017Samsung has optimized the battery and performance of the Note 8 I been getting close to 8 hour... moreIf you had monitored and documented your S8+'s battery from the very start, you'll see that battery stamina is great during the first month. Just like my Note7's first 30 days could get to 8 hours SOT if I push the battery to its limits:
Eventually, that battery will lose some 20% of its initial stamina, and you end up with 4 to 5 hours of SOT medium mixed use. Comment back after a month.
thunder234, 16 Sep 2017Apple is charging $105 dollars to enable fast charging and sell you the cable aswellApple doesn't have true fast charging even, they just ask you to use an old trick by buying iPad or MacBook charger to force more current into the battery, obviously not good for battery. Everyone saying about quick charge 2 or 3 must not forget that Samsung is the only brand to provide fast wireless charging which is as fast as cable charging.