Tech.Chief, 31 Jul 2017Good points - only mostly hardware related. Like I pointed out, there's more to Apple than the... moreAll but the exception of the small percentage of battery manufacturing mistake, the Note7's capabilities and features are far from what the current iPhone is offering... Zoom lens useless in my book. Still has NO split screen. There is nothing that is compelling me to get an iPhone except the choice of a 256GB of internal space - which cost so much more. I'm not holding my breath for expensive under-features devices.
I buy a Galaxy Note mainly because its S Pen - an active digitizer pressure-sensitive pen - tremendously useful for jotting notes and sketching ideas. Very convenient than whipping out my bigger Galaxy Note 8.0. Yeah, Apple has the Pencil, and I'm planning to get the iPad Pro 12.9 2017 to update my bigger screen sketching needs, but Apple never wants to gut out its own Pro line-up by providing Pencil function on the iPhone. Just like they don't allow phone call functions on its iPad even if it can connect to phone networks. Never.
So, what are you looking forward to the iOS 11 update that will blow away the Note8?
DNeighbor, 31 Jul 2017Oh wow. During iPhone 4 days, iPhone couldn't do more than 100 things that an Android smartpho... moreGood points - only mostly hardware related. Like I pointed out, there's more to Apple than the hardware - its the operating environment.
Note 8 will be like any other Android flagship - A flash in the pan in a few months.
Apple has its pace - but mostly in its environment than hardware. But like you said, the Samsung S and Note hype is making them double up on the hardware now.
The Note 8 will be inferior to the iPhone 8 when its launched. Watch
Tech.Chief, 30 Jul 2017The Note 8 will be more accessible and affordable BUT will NEVER be able to compete with Apple... moreOh wow. During iPhone 4 days, iPhone couldn't do more than 100 things that an Android smartphone can.
No memory expansion, no file explorer, and no dual SIM shots are the longest running features that aren't in the iPhone, yet wouldn't be useful if it had them till today. Only now Apple is considering OLED screen - since years of Galaxy S and Microsoft Lumia.
A lot of those more than 100 things iPhones couldn't do are being copied over from Android, even the sizes of the screens. Pretty soon, split screen functions and a mini Apple Pencil will be on the iPhone Plus.
Hey, competition makes things better. I love Apple for just catching up so Android manufacturers are the ones innovating the industry even more, and now they're using OLED screens. I can imagine how battery life will be so great on the new iPhone. I might consider getting one when it finally has a pen.
Mobileman, 31 Jul 2017Cant see the display only being 5'7 inches when the s8+ is 6'2, with the new infinity display ... moreIt will be a failure if it features anything less than 6.3" screen. Even at that screen size its still an ergonomic disaster for 60% of the current note users
Cant see the display only being 5'7 inches when the s8+ is 6'2, with the new infinity display they hardly need any body around the screen so expect probably more than a 6'2 screen
6.3" screen with Pure Android 8.0 Oatmeal Cookie. Lol... It also needs better ram management, optimizations, better performance, cooling & a higher mAh battery. Give us increase performance, better optimizations, better ram management and greater battery life.
This looks like gsmarena's wishlist rather than what's actually coming with the note 8.
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2017Looking forward to this. Competing directly with iPhone 8 Also apple has small amounts off pro... moreThe Note 8 will be more accessible and affordable BUT will NEVER be able to compete with Apple iPhone 8. Apple makes their own software BUT the Note runs Android. The Android limitations are still there.
At the end of the day, the iPhone 8 will be an improvement in the Apple ecosystem and the Note 8 will be another android handset with features that fade into the background in a couple of months.
Thats why they all keep chasing perfection.
Personally I will be buying a Note because my business and uses are not based on the Apple Ecosystem. Most US users are better off with the Apple ecosyetem.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2017Does your Bluetooth can be used as universal remote? Very true. It wouldn't hurt to add an IR Blaster
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2017Bluetooth,like everyone else these daysDoes your Bluetooth can be used as universal remote?
Looking forward to this. Competing directly with iPhone 8 Also apple has small amounts off products and prlenty off money proves they not that clever only greedy with money.
There is no way Apple can compete with Samsung. Apple always wants a cheaper better alternative which never works out.
Please don't put a 4K display on a 5.7" phone. 1440p is more than enough and even 1080p looks completely fine, for me at least.
exciting awaiting for the Samsung note8, with dual SIMS and SD Slot. Hopefully it allows a much longer "Auto Reject List" as there are getting more and more spam calls coming in. I have used up all 100 maximum blocking and now, daily, still coming in new advs. Cheers,