The objective Guy, 22 Feb 2018Totally agreed. The first things I did when I got my Note 8 were disable Google Play Music and... moreGsm arena, pls know some duplicates are A Must because stock google apps don't support fonts of some region, some minor leagues languages(don't assume all people use english and stock apps support all languages). Those duplicate apps support those languages for these regions which is a must for these peoples.
vrvly, 22 Feb 2018Thats true, but you can find sharper shooters(stills/video) even in 12mp category. Also 12 and... moreFalse. Even if you zoomed max, it is still the sharpest the human eye can see. U can even see evey single hair. 12 mp camera is the best mobile camera for both good light and low light conditions. That's why all best mobile cameras use 12mp(samsung, iphone, htc, pixel). Adding more pixels to camera is just a marketing strategy used by companies(vivo, sony) although they know there is no benefit of adding more pixels than 12 mp unless they use 1 inch sensors. I know because I have both S8+ and XZ premium and S8+ produce noticeably better pictures in both good light and low light, front or back camera.
The more options, the better. This phone ships worldwide, so you can't expect a person on different part of the world do the same usage style as u. The feature u don't use at all can be used by another person everyday. Eg. I use palm swipe gesture to screen capture. It is a better way to screen capture than stock android's power button capture which sometimes lock the device. It can also prolong the power button's life.
P.S You can turn of most of the features if u want.
CptPower, 22 Feb 2018All you need to know raw manufacturers price is less than 200 selling price 1000. How i know... moreEven if the raw manufacturers price is 200$, any sane people would not sell their products 200$ without profit. You're saying your cousin works for Samsung, is he the executive officer in Samsung? I hardly think so. Advertisements cost lots of money ya know. You have to consider the maintenance of the machines in factories, Samsung factories workers' salaries etc. All of that costs money ya know. You're expecting Samsung to pay all of that using what, dead leaves? Don't be a hypocrite. No one forces you to buy Note8. Go find yourself a 200$ smartphone that can give you everything the Note8 has with the same level of quality.
If smart stay(which is debuted with S4) is used by only 1% of users, why sony copied that feature as smart backlight control?
Answer me gsmarena.
too big, but for second phone its okay
my daily driver on 5.5 inch screen
Ive been using note8 since early november. Came from xperia z3 user for 3yrs, the presence of samsung lags is shocking for me (the z3 still buttery smooth). But for day to day use, i dont find any negatives for this device (apart from the occasional ui lags. Maybe because i use third party launcher -nova-). I can reach the fingerprint scanner easily, and the iris scanner works perfectly without the needs to position the phone awkwardly. And the iris scanner unlocks the phone pretty fast. I rarely can read the notification on the lockscreen XD. The only time the iris scanner fails consistently is when i want to unlock my phone just after i wake up in the morning, because my eyes swelling LOL.
After the Note 7 disaster I'll skip at least 2-3 generations.
An infinitely better choice than any other flagship in 2017.
Hello, you are not alone. No issue with the scanner. It is just a question of habit, I think.
Too bad the long term review did not include the DeX Station with the Note 8. Imagine if a fellow office worker stopped using their desktop computer, replacing it with the dock instead, using the Galaxy Note8 as the desktop computer. Does the S pen also work with a Dex dock? I would like to know long term pros and cons of using this phone as desktop computer replacement, since the dock shows a different desktop GUI on a monitor or 2.
Sometimes my note 8's keyboard mistype or press another letter randomly,
has anyone else experience this? kinda annoying, i have replaced the screen (with the battery) once but the issue still persists
[deleted post]Its about half resolution of what I use, what to say... Those who cannot compete in hi res by bringing new tech, bring downsized sensor resolution which is cheaper to make(no r&d needed) than same performing hi res one. So its maybe you who cannot afford that, paying for brand, believing their tales.
Hotkolbas, 22 Feb 2018No. MP isn't the only thing that make a good picture and sharper isn't always the best. If yo... moreThats true, but you can find sharper shooters(stills/video) even in 12mp category. Also 12 and 20mp+ are just too different, higher resolution ones feel more real and once you get used to that ''real'' feeling, seeing ''downscaled'' pic is not enough. Of course not everyone cares, for some 8mp is enough, for some 16 is small.
So shall I continue using my Note 5 for 1 more year or shall I buy a brand new Note 8? My Note 5 is perfect and it's in its 2nd year.
It would be great, if these photos you took with the camera on the review, become standard for every review. Great job btw !
Excellent review. I've owned no Note8 since October and I am loving it. The review itself is also spot on, the phone isn't perfect and has some things that could be improved but they're not major issues by any means.
Also, am I the only one that likes the fingerprint scanner? Granted it would be better in the middle below the camera but I find myself having no issues reaching the scanner.
If anyone does have these issues, try putting a case on it, the cut-out will make reaching the scanner easier.
vrvly, 22 Feb 2018Not sure how you came to thinking that 12mp in note8 is one of the sharpest, for me it feels c... moreNo. MP isn't the only thing that make a good picture and sharper isn't always the best.
If you have issues with your n8 then I dare say there is something wrong with it or it's a fake.