TheNeighbor, 12 Dec 2017My #1 reason for using getting a device is its set of functionality - of which it has to have ... moreThank you Neighbour for the time and a great response!, Really appreciate those pictures of Note 3 and 8 with power cases, And yes functionality makes sense over looks.
I'll consider getting Note 8, but still worrying about the battery scenario as I see your comment regarding to use orignal charger notification and again thanks for 1AMP charger tip.
Really we can't expect fixed batteries on expensive phones and then this notification forcing us to fast charge, not Sounds Good Samsung.
Thanks again Neighbour!
I updated and there's now a pesky notification telling to use the default charger which is fast charging. There's no option to turn off fast charging. It puts extra stress on the battery.
Now that notification is on your notification pulldown tray. You do have a choice of turning off the notification, but this is shameless. Fast charging shortens the battery's capacity after about a year. It means Samsung is trying to kill your battery in time for next year's model, or have the millions of users stop by to have their batteries replaced.
That's why I only use 1 Amp charging. Save your battery longer.
AmarR, 12 Dec 2017Hey Neighbour,
I would like to know how this giant device is doing for you.
Do you feel... moreMy #1 reason for using getting a device is its set of functionality - of which it has to have an S Pen, excellent camera, memory expansion, OLED screen, good build, and battery life. Pretty much a Galaxy Note since 2011. Looks is secondary, and Note5 was a great compromise since it never had memory expansion and only cane in 32 GB version where I live.
The Galaxy Note lineup have been one of few smartphones which have biggest screens. No denying it. If anyone complains about how this thing is huge, the regular S8 or any smaller factor phones are available. You get the Galaxy Note because of the big screen and S Pen functions. I have average hands, and I still can swipe type one-handed with a Zerolemon battery case.
I don't appreciate the sealed battery, nor the fact I have to charge the Note8 by lunch time and veggie going home so I now I will never run out of battery the whole night. A full battery will definitely provide 6 hours SOT over a 12-hour stretch the way I use it in out of the house 16-18 hours at times, and a separate powerbank or plugging in is so un-21st century. Even a wireless charging pad that charges so slow is not forward thinking.
Having used a Zerolemon 10,000 mAh battery case is not pretty. Just makes it heavier and thick. However, you get a power case for providing 2X more battery without the need to plug in, nor do you have to carry a powerbank with wires to organize - you have one thing to carry which is already on your phone. I only use not even half the ZL battery in keeping my Note8 powered up. You can see it compared to my old Note 3 with a ZL case as well:
Again, I want and need functionality than looks. I've been asked about why my phone is like a brick, but I'll not have the hassle with wires and writing about power. Protection is minimal, with the top lip of the case only coming up a bit. I figure a Whitestone Glass Dome screen protector will do the job. I'm currently attaching a Spigen universal metal kickstand through the rubber layer.
TheNeighbor, 10 Dec 2017I can do that too with the virtual home with SmartLock since I'm always connected to my wirele... moreHey Neighbour,
I would like to know how this giant device is doing for you.
Do you feel it's bulky and hard to operate with single hand which I guess it is from your own comments?
And do you still use those Zero Lemon power banks with note 8? How's the battery backup and SOT?
I have note 5, And I want to replace it with 8. Your answer would be much appreciated..
Mdsr, 11 Dec 2017Guys be very careful with AMOLED screens. They are beautiful but very short lived. My friend's... moreWhat about scratches I got one on my phone now screen protector no go had awful experience
Mdsr, 11 Dec 2017Guys be very careful with AMOLED screens. They are beautiful but very short lived. My friend's... moreYeah, don't keep your screen too bright. I've had the Note 3 for 4 years, yet screen has no burn-ins. I keep the brightness to 30% - which is bright enough. OLED screens will eventually succumb to discoloration - I believe the blue pixels are the first to go (check the info).
Note8 happens to have the brightest screen in the market, and setting it to 20% is good enough for my eyes. I only two up the brightness when watching video.
Guys be very careful with AMOLED screens. They are beautiful but very short lived. My friend's galaxy s8 screen got burnt in within a matter of 4-5 months. He liked vibrant colors a lot and always kept the brightness at full. The result is that the screen has permanent marks which would never go. So use Samsung phones with extreme care. I have Note 8 but we noticed my friends phone after I bought this one. Had I noticed it before I may not have bought it. So better be careful. One way of doing it is to keep the brightness low and try not keeping static images on the screen for long. It's irritating though. Spending so much on such expensive phones and being so ridiculously careful in use. Makes no sense.
I got Note 8 its lovely phone but when i call or receive call after a minute call cut off, Any idea?
Мi, 09 Dec 2017Two SIM cards yes, but only one is in real use. You can not simultaneously use both SIM cards.what do u mean ? I have 2 sims in the phone both get calls but 4g data is only on sim 1
Bluetooth 5.0 definitely has improved transmission of music to my wireless earphones. Comparing it from Note 3 wth BT 4.0, the sound is fuller and louder on the Note8.
Whereas others are still carrying 4.2, BT 5.0 also accommodates wireless outputs to two speakers or headphones. Pretty neat - my wife and I got to watch a tv show on my Note8 while in a noisy cafe, with each of us using BT earphones. Netflix is such a convenient service.
Its wonderful design and not big def. between this model and S8 plus from the front but the same issue in this model and all curved lcd it's very easy to get black spots at the corners the same as S8 plus...the note 5 still is the best
TGood, 10 Dec 2017Nothing is cooler than the fastest front facing fingerprint sensor that you don't need to dist... moreI can do that too with the virtual home with SmartLock since I'm always connected to my wireless earphones. Great while Note8 is on the table. Disconnected, it locks up. I have a wireless earphones set with 10+ hours total streaming music time, way more in standby mode.
The tall aspect of the Note8 off-balances if you try pressing the home button with one hand. So the position of the fingerprint scanner reinforces stability when I hold it. Pressing the power button is convenient and takes a split second for the is scanner to unlock even with glasses or in pitch darkness.
All so minor things to nitpick about a super phone you still wished you had.
TheNeighbor, 07 Dec 2017Yeah, it's a setting you have to turn on under iris scanning unlock - that was the default, an... moreNothing is cooler than the fastest front facing fingerprint sensor that you don't need to disturb the power switch button to unlock.