sarelle500gr, 23 Feb 2018I want to mention one thing; while note 8's camera takes lovely photos to look at, its not col... moreAccording to displaymate about the color accuracy of the note 8, YOURE WRONG.
The Galaxy Note8 has 4 user selectable Screen Modes. The AMOLED Cinema screen mode is an accurate match to the DCI-P3 Standard Gamut that is used for the new 4K UHD TV content. The Basic screen mode is an accurate match to the sRGB / Rec.709 Standard Gamut that is used to produce most current consumer content. The AMOLED Photo screen mode is an accurate match to the Adobe RGB Standard Gamut that is used with high-end digital cameras and advanced imaging applications. The Adaptive Display screen mode has the Widest Color Gamut and is intentionally Vivid.
Oh come on! Those comments about the fingerprint sensor again...Well better get used to it, is not actually that bad... But yeah you have to have something to write about over and over again
I would like to take a moment , and thank the entire GSMArena team for coming up with this great review.
As an avid reader of your website, I would strongly encourage you to continue this series and include mid range phones like Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus !
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018The S7 edge gives no reason to upgrade because it's still an amazing phone.Not really - the S7 is old tech by now.
sarelle500gr, 23 Feb 2018I want to mention one thing; while note 8's camera takes lovely photos to look at, its not col... moreI do believe this is to do with the screen. if you view the photos each device took on a different screen you would have a better idea. samsung over saturates colour on its amoled displays.
I want to mention one thing; while note 8's camera takes lovely photos to look at, its not color accurate even a little bit. For example I make violins, since handmade violins have special varnish consist of several colored layes, generally its very difficult to photograph them at true color even with dslrs.
I did a side by side test, a note 8 of my students, and my iphone 6s plus. Before that I was in awe of note 8's indoor photos, but when we tried to take photos of a violin, the iphone took a photo with perfectly accurate color rendition, same color what I was seeing with my own eyes, while photo from note 8 was overly saturated and orangish. We send photos to each others to minimize the screen differences, it was same, his photo was overly saturated and not true in my phone's screen, while iphones photo still looked %100 accurate on his phones screen. I tried to play with different photo settings of note 8, took several more photos to get better results but no luck, no matter I tried it couldn't gave me a true color accuracy.
While for regular daily life it gives superbly fun looking photos which would be liked by almost anybody, I think iphone is still king when it comes to in-device photo software and color accuracy. I know most of you'll say "if you need that accurate photos, rather than a phone use a dslr", and yes Im already loving my pentax, but for practicality, iphone's editing is great for special purposes like this.
Chloebaby, 23 Feb 2018Actually what you call bloatware i call featuresThe Samsung seem want to grow up their own ecosystem then they give the user choose between androids and Samsungs in one phone, that's a waste of space and storage, that's one of the reason I leaving it.
I just can't think of any other phone after using my note8. The feel of touching the screen is just wow...so smooth.
jtrogr, 23 Feb 2018The what you call features turnes into lag after some time. Better go with stock android or at... moreSome of us are more concerned about functionality than having an app load 1/50th of a second slower than on another phone with less functionality.
I cannot reproduce the alleged vibration lag in recents menu on an S8 or Note 8
Chloebaby, 23 Feb 2018Actually what you call bloatware i call featuresThe what you call features turnes into lag after some time. Better go with stock android or atleast close to it.
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018All use 12MP because Apple does. If a new iphone brings 16, they all move to 16Apple was about a year later
Yet another username, 23 Feb 2018I stuck with note 4. Reasons : that tall thin unbalanced screen, with obvious reflections alon... moreThe two phones are night and day different with the note bring superior in most ways
CptPower, 22 Feb 2018All you need to know raw manufacturers price is less than 200 selling price 1000. How i know... moreTBH how can you use raw price as reference if there are many other things which you have to consider (electricity, employees, design of device/spare parts). Example: If restaurant buys chicken breasts for 5Â€/kg, do you expect your final 200gram grilled chicken meal will cost 1Â€? ...
I stuck with note 4. Reasons : that tall thin unbalanced screen, with obvious reflections along both curved sides. That small battery - which gives a day WHEN NEW!
Then the note 4 died ; I got a Huawei Mate 9 which is better in every way bar one. No stylus.
Note series starts as being better more power user focused version of the latest S but with pen as major feature.
Note is now only an S with a pen, and a hobbled S at that.
Saurabh198, 23 Feb 2018Me too, I'm still holding onto my Note 4. The AC works, the TV, music system. Almost any house... moreI've used the ir blaster as i had a note 4 for 3 years. Not a feature i miss in the slightest. It can be convenient yes, but it isn't something nothing else can do.