ThyNeighbor, 02 Sep 2017Internal batteries from ebay are not OEMs. Under-rated and questionable quality will always in... moreNote 8 is IP68 and is the best Android handset out there.
You can bark all you want. It's still what it is. No one has a gun to your head to buy it. Keep your note 2
AnonD-197784, 01 Sep 2017Very true, BUT there's a big difference;
Galaxy S5 is IP67 rating waterproof while the Note... moreInternal batteries from ebay are not OEMs. Under-rated and questionable quality will always in the back of your minds. So much for guaranteed safety. SO, "you can do it" is NOT a very safe option. Going to a service center for a battery replacement is what Samsung want to cash in like Apple is doing. The general public do not know or do not care about how batteries work, and that buying OEMs should be the norm.
I am all for EASY user-removable battery system just like from Note 1 to Note 4. You don't even have to keep peeling off the back to swap batteries daily. You just need to check the battery's health is starting to expand or blimp up. You can do that every 4-6 months.
Note8 being the most expensive Galaxy Note to date has no way for us to tell until the battery just expands outwards. For safety reasons, you need to HAVE the internal battery changed every 12 to 18 months despite all the claims Samsung has on how it's going to be only 10% less by the following year. It's the same battery technology and composition for the last 20+ years, and these batteries go bad. That's why I love user-removable batteries - there is no hassle to having to do an operation.
How many of you have heat guns? I have one, do you?
How many of you know what exact adhesive so that the backside is completely sealed and is available commercially? No, double adhesive tapes will never do.
How many of you are skilled enough to remove the glass back cover without breaking it? It goes back to the heater gun just for this task.
How many of you can get a REAL Samsung Note8 battery? I doubt Samsung centers will sell them outright.
So, everything goes back to going to a Samsung center and wait even for hours/days for the battery being replaced, and pay more fees for labor and the parts.
This is progress.
KaEdki, 01 Sep 2017I mean, the S5 had a removable battery and was still waterproof...Very true, BUT there's a big difference;
Galaxy S5 is IP67 rating waterproof while the Note 8 is IP68; this is as close to military as it gets with commercial gadgets and in daily usage it amounts to a better ruggedness not only at the moment but for a longer time.
Actually, careful details of the Note 8 simply shows a technology and a carefully crafted gadget that would last minimum of 5 years.
And like I have explained earlier the battery, when it falls below a user's acceptable level of backup can be replaced either by yourself (videos already are out for Note 8 screen and battery replacement) OR you simply go to a Samsung repair center OR any good phone repair shop to have it fixed.
In my view, it's the most advanced Android phone available as of right now.
If you can afford it, it's way better than the S5 and for the specs, you won't regret the investment.
If the S5 has served you all this while, I'm certain this will even be better.
Shinsi, 01 Sep 2017Non-removable batteries are there so that the phone can be waterproof.I mean, the S5 had a removable battery and was still waterproof...
AnonD-197784, 01 Sep 2017Most repair centres and Samsung Experience stores will replace the batteries with new OEM ones... moreAlways backtracking what you say. So much for "you can do it yourself". Make up your mind. And for you changing batteries at service centers and paying more than if it was a removable battery is progress.
Shinsi, 01 Sep 2017Non-removable batteries are there so that the phone can be waterproof.Most repair centres and Samsung Experience stores will replace the batteries with new OEM ones and have no issues with water resistance.
They moved on from the old for most their high end phones.
For me it ensures I won't be getting a fake battery IF Samsung repair center sells you the battery and does the replacement.
I still hang on my Galaxy S5. That is where Samsung died for me. Nothing to my test since then. Many screw ups, like non_removable battery, no micro_sd (added later again), still waiting for a decent phone (removable battery, no round edges_ which are not permitting screen protectors or safe cases_ I will fork any money out for their insuficiently developed technology and design.
AnonD-197784, 01 Sep 2017Good question
The batteries can be bought and replaced. You can do it yourself of go to any... moreYes, you can remove and replace the battery yourself... Get that heat gun. Order that exclusive battery. I'm sure Samsung will sell you one. And if you managed to actually get an real authentic battery, get the pry tools. Just don't break the glass back in the process. Fiddle with the insides. Make sure you apply the correct adhesive.
Genius suggestion. I'm sure it will be still water-resistant resistant. It's going to be sooo easy to do for everyone. I mean the chances of it ever exploding is so unlikely.
Non-removable batteries are there so that the phone can be waterproof.
Imperator Neubaticus, 01 Sep 2017Pretty soon every oem will lose you forever. Not that it's their loss. If you want to stay obs... moreLOL! Crazy trend "non removable" when you can buy and replace the battery either yourself or at any phone repair center
AnonD-141584, 31 Aug 2017Why make such a big phone?. Why not a stylus phone with around 5", add in DAB radio. Dual SIM.... moreYou can always change the batteries pal! All batteries are removable and replaceable.
I'm wondering where all these "non removable" thing even came from.
sgtmaj, 31 Aug 2017I still have a note 2 and i was waiting for the note 8 but now that i know you will not be abl... morePretty soon every oem will lose you forever. Not that it's their loss. If you want to stay obsolete, that's your own fault.
John Doe, 01 Sep 2017Is the battery removable on a Galaxy Note 8?
Batteries are considered "consumables". They al... moreGood question
The batteries can be bought and replaced. You can do it yourself of go to any phone repair place to have it done.
I have s Note 5 and it's sealed, the batteries are cheap and available, there are tons of DIY videos on how to remove and replace the batteries.
You don't have to throw away your phone. Just get the battery and have it replaced.
Same for your MacBook, HP Spectre, etc. ALL batteries are removable.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2017Removable battery will also remove the water resistance. you can either have water resistance ... moreGive consumers waterproof they want removable batteries.give them removable batteries they want waterproof.its human logic.