Anonymous, 18 Oct 2018S8 plus or note 8 same price brand newDefinitely the Note8, it gives you much more value for money and more features with the s-pen.
It's been exactly 1 year this week since I got my Note8. Here's the statistic of my typical usage with screen on time, wifi, data and at what average percentage I charge during the first 3 weeks:
Here's my stats today:
The screen on time at a new battery can go upto 7 5 hours. 5.5 hours SOT by 2nd month. Presently, it can go up to 4.5 hours SOT. You can do the math - I get 25 minutes of SOT with a drain of 10% of the present battery. My battery efficiency is 94%, according to Accubattery app when fully charged. So the actual battery is capacity is around 3100mAh+, instead of the original 3300mAh new battery. Wear and tear as expected.
I keep the charge from not reaching below 40%, up to only some 80% to keep the battery cycles optimal... meaning of would last longer to hold more capacity in the long term.
But heck, I'm already thinking of having the sealed battery changed at this time around. That will be $80+, and 3 days because they need to cure the waterproofing.
Maverick Marquez, 15 Oct 2018Anybody telling this phone lags or need to be charged twice daily is a liar or doesnt own one.... morephone is excellent . only Dolby atmos missing.if Samsung provides Dolby atmos in next software update phone rocks.
madguy123, 14 Oct 2018big screen,nice cpu but similar to s6,nice gpu similar to s7edge,
and yeah battery is so smal... moreYes, even S10 was release, they doesn't get the S Pen and all the feature that Note already has from a Note1. That's true, that's why Note user using for a long period or even lifetime using it for a strong reason.
I'm personally prove that stylus from Samsung it's a things lot useful for daily life more easier :)
Maverick Marquez, 15 Oct 2018Anybody telling this phone lags or need to be charged twice daily is a liar or doesnt own one.... moreAgreed. I also have no problems after a full year of use.
Anyone knows more about an update to android 9? I am sure it won't be coming this year, but I certainly hopes it will come before spring at least. It works fine with 8.0 nevertheless.
Anybody telling this phone lags or need to be charged twice daily is a liar or doesnt own one. i have this phone from over a year and it never lagged nor i had to charge it twice ever. i am a heavy social media user and this thing lasts me 24 hours easily on a single charge on medium to heavy usage. i am skipping note 9 upgrade since this deveice fulfills all my needs. anyone thinking to buy it just go for it, it would easily last for another year around the big boys note 9 and xs max
BatamKing, 11 Oct 2018My friend is using one and he needs twice charging a day. Good luck to those who are planning ... moreI've used this as my daily phone for over a year and i had never come across the need to charge it twice a day.
For those planning on getting the note8, don't trust the word of an online nobody whose information is unreliable and secondhand. Read legitimate reviews and check out the unit for yourself before making a purchase.
big screen,nice cpu but similar to s6,nice gpu similar to s7edge,
and yeah battery is so small that you need to charge 2-3 times a day
even its on battery save mode
i dont recommend buying S series
J and A series got more battery life and performance compared to S series
and they are cheaper
S series got only bigger screen and made quality thats it.
BatamKing, 11 Oct 2018My friend is using one and he needs twice charging a day. Good luck to those who are planning ... moreI would like to get a device that can deliver 12 hours of accumulated use. The only thing closer to being close to that is the iPad 2018 - 10+ hours, if I use it till it drains out of power. Annoyingly, the Note8 can only give me around less than 5 hours of average screen on time. This is the limitation of sealed and small batteries. A Note9 would only give another 20% increase in battery, but the 9 will just give some 10% more actual use time.
It would be totally different if I could replace it with a 10,000 mAh battery. But since companies like Apple and Samsung figured out they have extra earnings from sealed battery replacements at around $80, or discouraging people from renewing batteries because of the high price so they could sell more new phones.
Anyone here experienced the auto rotate screen not working? tried few methods from the net but none of them works for my note 8, happened when I upgraded it to Oreo.
My friend is using one and he needs twice charging a day. Good luck to those who are planning to get this phone unless you know how to repair the battery, battery calibration and Hibernation Manager.
Otherwise don't forget to buy a powerbank at the same time. I was using Samsung phone several times and mostly disappointed.
The price and its quality is not tally.
Try other phones like Huawei Mate 10 Pro or Huawei P20 Pro.
No, Huawei is not paying me to write this but I just get a little pissed seeing how Samsung is charging much for a so-so quality phone.
Aadrian, 08 Oct 2018Coming weekend I am using the Note8 for exactly 1 year and I don't find any issues with laggin... moresir how is the note 8 music quality through earphones. in youtube reviews they said note 8 music quality average.is it true.please clarify