Even if Apple announces the new iPhone lineups in 3 hours from this post, Note8 tops all features and is the only one with a Wacom pen system. I use Wacom tablets for my commission drawings.
That S Pen makes a huge difference in just simple jotting or doing thumbnail drawings before the real work on my PC with a Wacom tablet. I believe Samsung owns Wacom.
I saw but one YouTube reviewer who illustrated with the Note8 with SKILL. Most reviewers will just scribble stuff, or make kindergarten drawings. It's just missing tilt input, and I predict that feature will be in the next Galaxy Note smartphone. Currently Wacom tablets as far back as 8 years ago has dynamic tilt input that can vary thin to thick lines on the fly.
Now that would be worth the $900+ price tag. A drawing tablet in my pocket.
TheNE1GHB0R, 12 Sep 2017Oh, that one. The older one has a 200mAh more battery, plus a slightly smaller screen. Plus th... moreAll the tree phones are brand new for fair comparison. So stop your wrong presumption.
TheNE1GHB0R, 12 Sep 2017Hehe, I have. Average. Normal with 5 hours SOT. Hard to get 7 hours of SOT real mixed use. Not... moreWhich is not a big issue. You have iPad pro, S8+, Note 3, Note 7, SP4 and others.
So having two phones is not a problem.
TCool, 12 Sep 2017For sure you haven't watched that YouTube video. Pity on you.Oh, that one. The older one has a 200mAh more battery, plus a slightly smaller screen. Plus the fact we are looking at batteries that are 6 months apart. It's an Invalid comparison. That's why it can give more usage time.
The Note8's screen is bigger, brighter, and drains more battery. Albeit the battery capacity is about 6% less than an S8+, that's going to be lower in 6 months.
Xiaomi really brought down themselves with the Mi Mix 2; how do you go from 6.4" to 5.99"??
And for folks even thinking about comparing the Note 8 to any of these Chinese garbage, you should understand that they NEVER update their phone software - once you buy with the current Android version, you are left to the mercy of "rooting" and unverified malware filled ROM downloads.
The Mi Mix is still stuck on Marshmallow and the Mi Mix 2 will remain in whatever Android version it ships with and won't get any further updates from the Company.
Galaxy S6 has Nougat and that's an "old" phone BUT the refreshed and updated Android OS makes it a brand new phone.
That's what you but when you buy a Samsung high-end or flagship; a phone that keeps renewing itself over a long time.
Hope this helps someone in they decisions!
TCool, 12 Sep 2017You can search the latest battery endurance test for Note 8 on YouTube.
Support your claim, n... moreHehe, I have. Average. Normal with 5 hours SOT. Hard to get 7 hours of SOT real mixed use. Nothing to write about. I'm sure it can sustain whole day, if you're light to medium use, and like you have another phone to use.
I'm waiting on GSM Arena's battery review.
no chinese brand can compete Samsung , apple .....though xiaomi is good for those who want to pay less and get a hard core but outdated hardware....chinese brands cant create innovations rather they copy other products design and software and manufacture their products
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Oh come on you can't compare the quality of cheap Chinese phones with the just released Note 8Quality is in the eye of beholder, one plus one, opportunity, Xanomi, Hawevi all are above average, same CPU,GPU, aluminium body, still far cheaper than thousand dollars plus monster. It's the goodwill we pay,rather than quality.
TheNE1GHB0R, 12 Sep 2017No comparison. For almost two years now, I have been using a 10,000 mAh extended battery and h... moreYou can search the latest battery endurance test for Note 8 on YouTube.
Support your claim, not just hear say or unreliable review.
Frankly speaking its a good set, you can't buy a Merc with a few dollars. Quality means money.
TCool, 12 Sep 2017Just like when you exaggerate the non-removable battery.
Battery endurance comparison videos ... moreNo comparison. For almost two years now, I have been using a 10,000 mAh extended battery and have no worries about being able to spend up to 12 hours SOT, with two days heavy use.
All reviews of the Note8 points to just around 5 hours SOT, and my experience with the Note7 is the same SOT, but will only last me with a 12 hours upkeep. Most of us are or of the house more than 15 hours. That just means we have to plug in before going home, or carry powerbanks, or always carry a charger.
This is not the progress of battery technology I had in mind. I can still quote you on how you championed removable batteries. S/
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Too much over priced Rs.67900/- in india. we should wait for MI Mix2Yeah you can go ahead and buy Mi Mix 2, from Xiaomi which is yet to prove its capabilities in camera, screen and overall quality.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Too much over priced Rs.67900/- in india. we should wait for MI Mix2OMG! You are being cheated. That is not the real price. It is only $906.
AnonD-393757, 12 Sep 2017Going to be tough going to a smaller device. Have a Lenovo Phab 2. Same screen height but abou... moreOh come on you can't compare the quality of cheap Chinese phones with the just released Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Infinity display, S-Pen & dual 12MP cameras launched at Rs 67,900 in India.
Too much over priced Rs.67900/- in india. we should wait for MI Mix2
Neighbor, 11 Sep 2017I find the fingerprint scanner position as a non-issue. It's muscle memory where it is. I trie... moreJust like when you exaggerate the non-removable battery.
Battery endurance comparison videos show that non-removable battery is not an issue with Note 8.
Going to be tough going to a smaller device. Have a Lenovo Phab 2. Same screen height but about an inch wider.
Have played with the Note 8. Feels tiny and oblong.