TCool, 27 Aug 2017It is only you who use phone to control appliances. All those appliances you mentioned come wi... moreWell, IR blaster is nice replacement for universal replacement remote. So instead of having 10 of them on your bed; you have one. ... can be handy in hospitals, gym, public places where they don't care what's channel it is LOL
This phone lacks traditional samsung design. I sense some Chinese touch in the ergonomics which is an disappointment.
The best design by Samsung till now is S6 edge+ !!!
DNeighbor, 27 Aug 2017AC unit, TV and projector at work. He argues remote control via wifi, I wonder which AC unit i... moreWhat kind of company doesn't have remote controller for AC unit, TV and projector at work? Or maybe you enjoy messing around the company's appliances by using your smartphone, instead of the dedicated remote controller that is kept for official use only. That is not good. They are company property and it is not polite to mess around with them.
Pity on you...
uzername, 26 Aug 2017no significant use for you only. not because it doesn't apply to you means it won't apply to t... moreIt is only you who use phone to control appliances. All those appliances you mentioned come with remote controller out of the box. Why do we need to make things complicated by using smartphone to control appliances? Just grab the TV remote controller and in less than second you will enjoy your favorite shows rather than struggling with your phone setting to control the TV and afterwards change the setting to control your other appliances.
Conclusion: IR is not beneficial in smartphone, it will only make your life complicated.
Now i just said that Galaxy Note will not make anymore note phones because Note7's battery explodes but now they made Note8 then that Note8 will also have exploding battery!! The humans of 2017...
Kristo Radion, 27 Aug 2017wow look at that array in the back. why not vertical? I wonder if next year they put 3 camera... moreAs a lefty, I find the fingerprint scanner placement quite well positioned. Requires just the movement of my right index while holding the phone!
Peter, 26 Aug 2017I am trying to get one; blue + snapdragon + dual sim = impossible. Why everyone sells exynos; ... moreNo. In America, the Snapdragon version is sold. But exynos are sold in my country and countries other than America. Exinis is faster and better than Snap
sh, 26 Aug 2017but is it gonna work in the dark ?On my Galaxy S8+, the iris scanner works in complete darkness. Can't wait to get my hands on the Note 8!
uzername, 26 Aug 2017no significant use for you only. not because it doesn't apply to you means it won't apply to t... moreAC unit, TV and projector at work. He argues remote control via wifi, I wonder which AC unit is connected via wifi?
I would think the heartbeat sensor is something we can do without. Never used it, especially if you have a smartwatch for that.
Not impressed neither with S8 nor with Note 8. S7 edge is still the preferred choice.
wow look at that array in the back. why not vertical?
I wonder if next year they put 3 cameras, and still arranging it like that.
Did samsung not hear so many people and reviewers about that terrible fingerprint placement?
Oh i know, so that people have bigger chance to drop their note8, and samsung will get more money.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017Are you living in 2014 still lol. Maybe pay a bit respect to people you answer; or don't answer answer at all. No one needs your shallow and content-less answers. Are you not able to assemble a meaningful sentence ?
So for rest of readers - Anandtech tested both CPUs (older phone, but same CPUs): http://www.anandtech.com/show/11540/samsung-galaxy-s8-exynos-versus-snapdragon/3
AnonD-694802, 25 Aug 2017Note 7 sold millions despite high price. Note 8 will still sell millions despite high price be... moreTrue. Expensive phones sells well. The bad thing is that mid range prices Also go higher and low range devices cost the same as old middrange.
And that is worrying trend...
Next iPhone will make this one look cheap in comparison ;) so the note 9 will have to cost even more so that Samsung can compete in high price sector also... it is Also called competition... image competition.
Hugzy, 26 Aug 2017No Infrared
3300mAh for 6.3" inch screen ? Seriously now ?
It's been so m... more20mp camera would require much larger sensor, like there was in Nokia 808 pureview. The problem is that Android and hardware does not support such sensors at this moment...
Just increasing the 12mp to 20mp would reduce the picture quality. It needs Also bigger sensor and better lens. And that mean thicker phone... and well that is not sexy at this moment. It would require a really big bump in the back of the phone.
I do not want one and I will never want it , shitty camera comparing to Note 5 , no edges ? sorry i have big hands, another big No for this phone, seriously do Samsung need to go down into the severs after thew apple ? who the check need any kind of voice assistant ? sorry my phone need to listen to me not to assist for me , big NO and NEV ER