Anonymous, 09 Oct 2017any tempered glass ?I'm not a fan of tempered glass as they have gaps with rainbow effects and side adhesives don't stick after some time. OtterBox's Aplha Glass has been rated as one of the worst.
I am considering the Whitestone Dome Glass that offers zero gaps between the cover and the screen. It's sealed with a liquid adhesive that's cured with a UV light. It's $55 - rather expensive but the best as there are no micro dots, no gaps for dust to go in, case-friendly, and with all the alignment tool, extra adhesive and curing UV light device.
So far, reviews are telling us that this glass protector has no issues disrupting the S Pen. I'm getting it for added protection against head on collision on the screen like stones on the ground.
AnonD-706785, 09 Oct 2017Great phone, battery could be better; specially the stand by drain is unreasonable. you know the basics of power saving like apps uninstall which u dont need then the battery is fine BUT for 1 day only
AnonD-197784, 09 Oct 2017Thanks for pointing that out. It shows it has less actual screen "real estate" than the Mega 6... moreNote8's screen is the same width as a 5.7 16:9 ratio, however, 17mm taller. I actually LOVE the additional area for dual split screen function like viewing YouTube while browsing. Landscape position with wide screen video viewing is a delight. Even more useful is writing notes with a longer vertical screen.
Speaking of the screen, it's brighter than anything I've experienced! Video just looks amazing WTH brightness up while watching. The curved edges aren't that curved, and therefore glare from the curves do not happen so much.
I got an OtterBox Defender to have the largest raised perimeter protection for the screen as precaution against accidental drops. No way I'd be happy to pay almost $300 for a screen replacement.
[deleted post]Thanks for pointing that out. It shows it has less actual screen "real estate" than the Mega 6.3 (at 6.3"), and barely larger than the flat Galaxy A9 (at 6")
I guess it's basically about the aspect ratio.
Well, I got the ultimate protector -the OtterBox Defender into my Note8. I figured if I really wanted the maximum protection in an expensive device, it needs to be the best. I even got a Scoshe brand USB-C Magnetic mounted power pack that sticks to the back when I need to charge. It's 4000 mAh lithium-ion, and probably would only give some 2800 mAh to my battery. The pack is a tiny solution that fits conveniently in a pocket with a built-in cable. Perfect.
No nonsense of having to plug in somewhere, and I have 100% protection from drops rather than pay almost $300 for a screen replacement. This is more of a tool to me.
AnonD-706618, 08 Oct 2017does Galaxy Note 8 N9500 which is released in china has Google Play store or it has another Ch... moreNote 8 in China has; so called Chinese ROM, (to make censorÂ’s job easier) you wonÂ’t be able to install Google Play Services, therefore no Google Play Store. The phone comes with preinstalled Samsung Galaxy Apps, the Store sucks. You can shop around in Shanghai, if you live there, or near by and get Hong Kong or Singapore version of Note 8 with all the Google stuff preinstalled. You will need, of course VPN to use anything Google, including Play Store, which is pain in the knee. There could be some other work around that I am not aware off, but it would be complicated.
Great phone, battery could be better; specially the stand by drain is unreasonable.
AnonD-706618, 08 Oct 2017does Galaxy Note 8 N9500 which is released in china has Google Play store or it has another Ch... moreWhat are you talking about? Even a clone having Google Play Store lol! Maybe you're using a phone which is not from this planet haha!
wqcr, 08 Oct 2017It's not negative outlook, it's a skepticist one.
Observe exclusion of 3.5mm audio output i... moreThank you for being skeptical like me. Samsung also removed finger hover view where menu context pops out without having to use the S Pen. Removable battery was a miraculous thing so I could slap in an extended battery. No more IR remote control. No more the GIF selective editor we had on the Note 3. They even removed microSD expansion which was greatly protested.
Samsung has been inconsistent with which features to keep, and to omit. One thing I think they should remove is the heartbeat sensor which is useless to me.
does Galaxy Note 8 N9500 which is released in china has Google Play store or it has another Chinese play store? I want to buy But i'm not sure about google play store which is very important to me. (samsung mobiles released in china before note 8 don't have google play store)
TCool, 08 Oct 2017Why think the negative way?
Look at life the positive way.
New does not always have drawback... moreIt's not negative outlook, it's a skepticist one.
Observe exclusion of 3.5mm audio output in many flagship smartphones - how could that ever be considered improvement or advancement? No, it was business (on Apple part) and marketing decision (on part of everyone who copied the idea).
What happened to miniHDMI outputs on smartphones? The ones that worked with HDMI screens without $35 gadget called Chromecast? Again, business decision.
What happened to removable batteries? MSC mode? SD card unrestricted write-able access? USB 1.1/2.0 negotiation?
I guess for good reason. Right?
wqcr, 08 Oct 2017New is not always better, in fact in recent times, new products always bring some new features... moreWhy think the negative way?
Look at life the positive way.
New does not always have drawbacks, new is always better.
ALPHABOY17, 07 Oct 2017The funniest thing with note 8? Actually screen diagonal is 5.6 in 16:9! The truth is it feels... moreit wont be just buy it you wont feel it. Been using it for a week here and its an awesome phone. Whats negative is this stupid tempered class protectors which u dont really find a decent one. The expensive ones are really crap ( tried them ).
The battery is fine for my use. Lasts a day which is fine by me. My note 4 I charged every 36 hours this I need to charge every 24.
TCool, 08 Oct 2017I am not worried about worn out battery.
I bought it for my convenience so why would I make i... moreNew is not always better, in fact in recent times, new products always bring some new features, but also significant drawbacks compared to "older" models.
Omission of 1/8" TRS audio jack is one of them, even though there is absolutely no rational reason behind removing it. Only business one.
Convenience is IMO what wireless charging lacks - you cannot use the device while charging. Also the charging dock still needs to be plugged in the AC socket.
It's most certainly not replacement for using cables, but as a feature enhancer, why not.
Yes, by the time battery becomes exhausted, it's generally good idea to upgrade the phone. However there's no need for throwing away the old phone. It can still be used as auxiliary (fallback) device, or given to relatives or friends - no need to trash entire device just because battery became worn off.
Also replacement batteries are quite cheap.
The.Neighbor, 08 Oct 2017We get a Galaxy Note for its integrate Wacom pressure-sensitive input digitizer pen. Something... moreI am also "an android user"
Perhap "you are brainwashed or so old school"
Among the fastest phone: Spen is old school idea and is busy way to daily use
It is also slow boring performance;eg... live message text has much colour bleeding and writing is so slow and rugged with poor frame rate
Note8 is heavy blocky and awkward in hands and fingerprint is almost useless
You shouldn't embrace ooout date s_pen*
We loveAndroid but wehave to praise the amazing iPhone X as it is way way better than Note8 in real life or numbers( benchmark)
Note8 price is absurdly gimmick
Samsung should not rival Apple in price as note 8 has the same boring specs of S8 and Even It has no Android Oreo compared to SONY XZ1
So note8 has already out of date among latest Android phones
Wake up guy....