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.
All you need to know raw manufacturers price is less than 200 selling price 1000.
How i know?
My cousin works for Samsung.
And what that means for you?
Samsung greed is endless.
Samsung does rob you.
All you pay is samsung sticker on it and Samsung superexpensive advertising in every corner of this god damn forgotten world.
And even if you dont care i had to tell you.
Dont forget to expect Note 9 cost around 1500 with a raw manufacturers price bellow 300.
Note 8 is a prime example of a top shelf device.
I really can't see anything better at all.
Not sure how you came to thinking that 12mp in note8 is one of the sharpest, for me it feels cheap/blurred/... If I would say that about any 12mp phone, it would be U11+. Obviously one with more mp is sharper if processing done right.
Agreed. Love my 8 but it retains a serious issue that the previous Notes suffered from too that few people mention except on forums. Namely that the S-Pen is unusable in Google Docs. Try positioning that cursor or selecting some text using the S-Pen.
Annoying isn't it? Amazed Google and Samsung have not rectified this after so long considering productivity is the Note's core function.