Elenay, 07 Oct 2017It's a trap, normally I put on wireless 15 times, during office hours, actually I depleting my... moreI've use fast wireless that prefect with my note 8 no problem at all I used cheaper stand wireless charger with Qualcomm 3.0 plug that make lots quicker and phone battery took so long b4 recharge no hiccup with my phone much glad with my own phone
Basically, the screen is about an inch taller than my old Note 3, with almost the same width. Note8's enhanced HDR mode is pretty incredible for TV shows from Netflix that I have been watching.
The dual apps launching from the Apps Edge is pretty useful, like combining Youtube on top, while browsing with the very tall screen. I'm enjoying the extra area.
I'm managing to get about 4.5 hours of usage time with with a mix of Netflix, Youtube, and browsing on just FHD resolution, brightness slider to just 30%. It came to 40% left after 5 hours of usage time (it's the weekend and a good time to test it). Yup, taking out the 2nd SIM card, sticking to just wifi and lowering the brightness helped tremendously. With the 40% left, 6 hours SOT is achievable with a lowered setting.
It still means I have to plug it in so it could last till the night before I can get back home. No deep discharging to keep the battery healthy.
The.Neighbor, 07 Oct 2017That's the main problem for inductive charging is it's slow charging. The pad still needs to b... moreYou surely don't know what you are talking about.
There is no switch to turn on the inductive charging pad.
Hahaha! Open your mind, close minded professor!
And you also need to unplug the wired charger after charging your battery case or phone, so what is the difference?
Fraz13, 06 Oct 2017Firstly
Radio - useless nowadays
Ir blaster - was a minor feature and it was taken away wi... moreWhy removable battery sucks?
Actually it's one of the features that tend to prolong the lifespan of a device to (near) infinity.
Elenay, 07 Oct 2017It's a trap, normally I put on wireless 15 times, during office hours, actually I depleting my... moreThat's the main problem for inductive charging is it's slow charging. The pad still needs to be plugged in/turned on, you still need to unplug the charger not to waste electricity.
Prone to theft on on your office station. You have to keep an eye on it.
TCool, 07 Oct 2017Charging it via wireless charger is very convenient and make life easier. I enjoy its clear (... moreIt's a trap, normally I put on wireless 15 times, during office hours, actually I depleting my battery, no's of plugins. As you plug 15 times charger. Have to pick up cell to answer calls, then again put on wireless. Useless, only home all night charge sufficient to last all day.
The.Neighbor, 06 Oct 2017Yes, charge when you can. :-)Charging it via wireless charger is very convenient and make life easier.
I enjoy its clear (transparent) cover without sacrificing the looks and weight.
cubancigar, 06 Oct 2017https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-note-8-fooled-face-unlock-not-secure/
listen to the profe... moreLOL! You actually believe that guy?
Once set, the phone will not tell you to hold the phone on face level to unlock.
Yeah he is professional, professional cheater.
Older Mate8 is much faster in loading pages and opening games, compared side by side. Double tap volune key to click photo instantly, double knuckle tap for screenshot, slide on nav bar to scale screen, connection speed on notification bar, alarm clock ring from mobile off, and many things much appreciated on Mate 8. I purchased Note 8 only for the S-pen.
Fraz13, 06 Oct 2017Firstly Radio - useless nowadays Ir blaster - was a minor feature and it was taken away wi... moreLol true. :-)Its looks like someone is from 70's and complaning about current smartphone.JK.Dont take it negative.
I tried two SIM (the second for cheaper faster data) with QHD on, with no battery optimized. Even with just texting and not even 1 hour of mixed wifi and data, I got 2:45 Hours of Screen on time over some 26 hours period (not counting the 5+ hours turned off while I was asleep).
AOD was turned off, and it gave me just some 7 to 10% of saved battery compared to my previous when it was turned on. Some 39% was left on the 26th hour of turned on. Fiddling with it just for some 3 minutes with looking the settings would drop the power by 2%. The largest amount of battery is really going to the powering of the 6.3" screen. I was even active in turning off all radios if I didn't need them.
Just look at the screen shots of my battery usage. You have to consciously have things turned off, screen to a lower setting of brightness and resolution.
Yes, you will need to constantly charge whenever you can. Turn off radios when not in use. Turn off AOD. Hit optimize to turn off active apps.
If you calculate the numbers of the SOT with the percentage battery usage, with TWO SIM cards you get a maximum of only 4:30 Hours of screen on time over a day's period. Yes, you really have to keep charging every time you can, and keep the Note8.
This is the real battery usage, and you can only possibly hit above 50% battery left by light usage of the Note8. The screen just guzzles up power!!! I'm going back to a single SIM card as I've been hitting some 50% of the internal memory and really need memory expansion instead.
Hey Buddy, 06 Oct 2017Believe what you like but there are no other devices which pack as many standard features as t... moreThis is cheap! I could buy this phone a million times . with freebies of your moms Panties HAHAHAH :) Peace Bro!
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2017no radio, no ir blaster, and no removable battery . saaadddddeeesssst.Believe what you like but there are no other devices which pack as many standard features as the Galaxy Smartphones.
TCool, 06 Oct 2017The face unlock during that time was experimental. Samsung learns and bring it back with the m... moreYes, as I said keep using it. It's soooo secure, like what you're saying. No one is denying it.