Yes, the Note8 is great for creating some casual art. I've been trying out the ArtRage app, and during my breaks, I've finally finished a piece. Millie Bobby Brown:
Suffice to say, the 6 GB of RAM and Exynos processor holds up to providing some smoothness in my colour mixing or blending. No stutters. I tried with my older Galaxy Notes, and there's a slight delay while doing the same task with ArtRage.
The S Pen is the selling point for having a Galaxy Note. 64 GB of UFS with the option for memory expansion is great to have for all my media needs. I turned the display settings to basic for better color accuracy.
PiCosm, 07 Nov 2017Just got my Note8 and it is a lovely phone after owning a Note5 that is pretty good too. I won... moreHuawei Mate 10 has the fastest fingerprint sensor and most convenient location.
You should watch YouTube reviews of Mate 10.
HarryD, 07 Nov 2017Here's what doesn't make sense to me. According to GSM, the Note 8 has over 20hrs more battery... moreDo you monitor your exact hours of screen on time and data? The metrics of GSM Arena is using 1 hour daily of cellphone call, I hour of of video, and 1 hour of browsing... And they measure how many hours till the entire phone endures the standby time. We do not exactly do the same things as the endurance testing results.
So I devised my personal way of gauging how I use mine. Without gaming and just a mixed use of music, video, bluetooth connected and via wifi or data, I can say I can get about 12 hours stretch with about 6 hours of total Screen on Time. See my chart:
I actually charge it when it hit somewhere at 60%, and the 40% can give me about 2.5 hours of Screen On Time.
Since we are all stuck with a sealed battery, I got a magnetically attached power pack to keep up with my power needs.
Here's what doesn't make sense to me. According to GSM, the Note 8 has over 20hrs more battery endurance than the iPhone 8. I've owned both of these phones and with moderate use the iPhone 8 easily lasts 1½ days (as it should really, smaller screen, better processor etc.), whereas I had to charge the Note 8 (Exynos model) every day. Samsung nerfed the battery because of last year's debacle with the note Note 7. So what gives?
hows the battery life of this giant. as people posting negative reviews. I m confused to buy or no just for the reason BATTERY.
Just got my Note8 and it is a lovely phone after owning a Note5 that is pretty good too. I won't focus on the positives because that has been covered other than to say it is a lot more attractive and polished than the iPhone X that looks awful with that notch, even if it is technically impressive.
1. The finger print sensor is NOT in a naturally comfortable location. I have to stretch and reach to use it. Annoying, because my banking apps use it, not the facial recognition. LG have always got it right with the rear power/finger print login button position - center, rear. Same with Sony who put it on the side power button.
2. As far as I can tell, unlike finger print ID, you cannot configure more than one face profile, so I cannot add myself with reading glasses on, so my Note8 will not recognize me with them on. Annoying, because I tend to put them on when using the phone!
Yet to try camera out properly, but based on my Note 4 and 5 and S6 and S7, I assume it's even better, and those were all pretty good!
Hope the Note9 uses same face recog tech as iPhone X (it works very well) and/or an under screen finger print reader, something both Apple and Samsung have been trying to perfect but failed so far hence not available in any phone to date.
guys may i know ure opinion about the speaker quality in note 8 before i buy it and thanks
Setxu, 04 Nov 2017If you want to troll properly, you should have never mentioned you took the picture with a P9.... moreJust wait and see. I will upgrade my Huawei P9 to Huawei Mate 10.
Be prepared to be humiliated. LOL!
Tam, 06 Nov 2017May be it's cold. lolThat just means the IP68 is not cold resistant. LOL!
TheNeighbor, 06 Nov 2017Laughable because it's a 180 degree to what he was saying before. No consistency. No integrity.Yeah it is truly laughable how you phrase the Note 8 LIVE FOCUS not knowing that a cheap phone Huawei P9 can beat that in low light condition.
[deleted post]Laughable because it's a 180 degree to what he was saying before. No consistency. No integrity.
user, 05 Nov 2017freezing problem again and hang. (Samsung please use qualcom snapdragon processor in all phone... moreTrue. And the reddish tint issue as well.
All that problems for a $1000+++ phone.
Better get the budget Huawei Mate 10 that will not give you headache but better experience.
TheNeighbor, 04 Nov 2017You even stated you took that shot with a P9, NOT Mate 10. Get the budget phone first, then compare.Yeah, Huawei P9 has less camera specs than Huawei Mate 10 yet it beats your phone in low light LIVE FOCUS shot.
I am using the Samsung Note 8 since September 21. I have read many reviews of this phone and most of them have criticised the positioning of the finger print sensor. I would like to differ. In my experience the finger print sensor is perfectly positioned. I am right handed and I use the clear cover for the phone. I will not say that my palms are large but they are not small either. I use the finger print sensor for payment apps and have never faced any difficulties. The IRIS scanner also works very well, and I use that for the phone security.
Overall, I love this phone.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2017i try mate 10 camera...not as good as HUAWEI say....samsung still the fist class,even iphone ... moreReally? How about trying it yourself to use the LIVE FOCUS mode in LOW LIGHT condition on both phones and see for yourself.
[deleted post]Reality begs to differ but then reality is lost on you so there's no point trying to make a blind dog differentiate its own bodily waste from food. So carry on being such blind dog with this expensive phone.