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.
smarterthanphone, 16 Sep 2017Main shortcomings: QuickCharge 2.0 instead of 3.0 or 4.0 for a 999 euro smartphone
Look at ... moreTheir battery picture is fake anyway. They achieve it by killing background apps. A slower pone for more battery.
In Mi mix I keep all in memory *and* have a better battery, *and* smaller bezels... Only issue is the bad camera but I don't care (own mirrorless that absolutely kills any mobile camera, being equally mobile as a phone).
Zyrnx, 16 Sep 2017Hi! what is the name of the game that he's playing? Thanks. and the name of the guy please..Its Yordan, I like him since the day I saw his face on the OPPO F3 review, his the most decent guy in this site, and turn out to be a Fan,
I'm upgrading from the note 5, so happy its getting great reviews! but I need to know are the audio quality results from the exynos version or the snapdragon? This was the only thing that was making me consider the lg v30 but after reading about the quality issues with the OLED display I was hoping the note 8 would perform well and it does. :)
I'm honestly beginning to hate GSMArena Camera reviews. You just don't angle the camera towards the sky to test, that will make the worst mobile camera usable cause it will force light right in, and it's not practical in day to day life. Camera Samples should have at least one sample with distant buildings or objects for us the enthusiasts to check the dynamic range the details. one auto, one manually tuned, and one HDR. Night Sample from the same scene and a long exposure shot from the same scene are welcome too.
Zyrnx, 16 Sep 2017Hi! what is the name of the game that he's playing? Thanks. and the name of the guy please..Don't know the name of the game, but the guy if your asking for the handsome guys (with purple or blue shirt? his mine!
I personally feel like samsung should make a stock android phone with their exynos chipset and 1080p 5.5" display and everything else from s8. That could be a great phone IMO. I'm not a samsung fan. I would love to see that happen. That could steal the show single handedly.. This is just my opinion..
Hi! what is the name of the game that he's playing? Thanks. and the name of the guy please..
zackmack, 16 Sep 2017Samsung is using fast charge 2.0 from past 3 years iphone 8 maybe charge more quickly But LG a... moreApple doesn't come with fast charging enable you have to pay to get fast charging and the fast charging is slower
Apolodor, 16 Sep 2017Yes but it still not the best. In 2015 galaxy s6 charge in 65minutes. And samsung fast charger... moreApple is charging $105 dollars to enable fast charging and sell you the cable aswell
TheNE1GHB0R, 16 Sep 201789 hours endurance time for the Note8, versus 90 hours for the Note7 Exynos versions. 10:20... moreSamsung has optimized the battery and performance of the Note 8 I been getting close to 8 hours while my s8 plus barley made it to 6 hours at times
smarterthanphone, 16 Sep 2017Main shortcomings: QuickCharge 2.0 instead of 3.0 or 4.0 for a 999 euro smartphone Look at ... moreThe samsung galaxy Note 8 has quick charge 3.0 but Samsung turns it off to prevent users from overcharging their phones aka Samsung is playing it safe.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2017Really?? dude I have a Samsung note 5 and it lags as hell the front camera is awful, u.i sucks... moreEven I not using high end Samsung phone, just A7 2016,
but overall not bad, sometime lag is not avoidable.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2017Not a lot of difference and no difference are not the same. Especially when the longer lasti... moreWhat do you mean? The SD835 variant has a lower endurace rating than the LG V30. The Exynos variant has almost the same endurance rating as the V30.
Can any one of your reviewed units take photos while recording video? This is driving me nuts as I don't see that option on my Tmobile Note 8.