glxy, 21 Oct 2017Non users who keep comparing the Note8 to other phones don't understand what the Note series i... moreHear hear!
A lot of reviewers I've seen don't even use the S Pen. Most people are just better off getting the S8+. The dual cameras are necessary, as I predicted. Focal bokeh can be achieved with a single camera. If the extra 2 GB RAM is worth the extra - fine.
Being able to draw, jot notes are things we can do with the S Pen - an active Wacom digitizer pressure & tilt input pen. With 4096 levels of pressure, it has been able to let me do the finest details with less zooming than before. I did enjoy this with the Note7 before I had to return it.
Super AMOLED screen with 1000+ nits + HDR just gives the most spectacular playbacks with the 4k movie files. I thought 1080p files were already excellent on this, but trying out 2k and 4k resolutions are way better!
So yeah, no way it can be compared to even IPS with no true blacks and brightness.
glxy, 21 Oct 2017Super AMOLED screen activates only the pixels needed. Unused pixels utilize no power, even dur... moreI am not a fan of always on display.
I have smart watches to check the time. Wall clocks are everywhere.
My PC have clock. My TV have clock.
Company shuttle bus have clock.
Office conference room have wall clock.
Office hall way have wall clock.
Office telephone have clock.
I have no use of always on display.
Speaking of Do Not Disturb mode, there's a widget app that conveniently turns on Silence mode, where you can customize how much time you want undisturbed with press of buttons or customize widgets for specific time periods, customize SMS to answer your dropped calls; if a caller is insistent, you can set at what number times of the same number keep calling can get through.
This is useful for reducing disruptions during talk or meeting sessions. You can also allow only certain circles to be able to contact you to pop out a notification during the period set.
TCool, 20 Oct 2017Did I say Mate 10 Pro? Review my post if you can see the word "pro". I said Mate 10 (without... moreSuper AMOLED screen activates only the pixels needed. Unused pixels utilize no power, even during use. Much more savings when at rest. This is why Note8 can afford always on display.
Non users who keep comparing the Note8 to other phones don't understand what the Note series is all about. They think it's just an S8+ "plus, plus".
Unless another phone has any device that can do everything the S Pen does, no matter how much better your specs are, a Note user would rather use a Note.
TCool, 20 Oct 2017So you cannot use your phone for calling or messaging, even social networking while you are us... moreThat's like not even 15 minutes of mirror screen time, plus muting your phone during lecture/meeting time is automatic courtesy. Social network is not an emergency situation. I actually put everything to do not disturb mode during meetings, and it becomes my jotting pad with OneNote with no disturbances from notifications.
To everyone: Do Not Disturb mode mutes calls, text, notifications, and you can customize which you "emergency" or favourite contacts can get through. I even ask my students to activate it. This is common courtesy.
TheNeighbor, 20 Oct 2017Airplane mode and turning on just wifi or the choice of turning off the SIM card. I do this ev... moreSo you cannot use your phone for calling or messaging, even social networking while you are using it for work. Welcome to progress. Good for you no emergency came from your contancts while it is in airplane mode.
64GB Huawei Mate 10 (without "pro") with 3.5mm headphone jack will not deprive the use of phone while doing PC cast on 85" screen monitor for calling, messaging, social network and all the normal smartphone use at the same time without disturbing the presentation going on. Be updated with the world while on the work, especially emergency cases.
JaySackey01, 19 Oct 2017Hello, has anyone used the note 8 for digital artwork? How did it fare? I've seen many videos ... moreI had a two-hour free time, and this is what I can do with ArtRage:
Unlike Autodesk Sketchbook, ArtRage has multiple floating image references you can enlarge or rotate around. S Pen lag is non- annoying, very little when blending paints/colors. I think I'll be getting the larger S Pen of the Tab S3 for a better grip for longer periods drawing/painting.
I just find the thin S Pen just suitable for short usage times, and convenient it brig tucked away.
TCool, 20 Oct 2017Screen mirror will not give a PC experience and will be disturb with an incoming call.
Welcom... moreAirplane mode and turning on just wifi or the choice of turning off the SIM card. I do this every time I use my Note mirrored to a 65" tv for my students, usually demonstrating drawing techniques.
I've been doing this since early 2012.
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2017 Yes, no Digitizer pen. That's the very thing that is a big differentiator as I can be more pr... moreScreen mirror will not give a PC experience and will be disturb with an incoming call.
Welcome to progress. LOL!
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2017 Yes, no Digitizer pen. That's the very thing that is a big differentiator as I can be more pr... moreDid I say Mate 10 Pro?
Review my post if you can see the word "pro".
I said Mate 10 (without the word "pro"), you must be dreaming.
Mate 10 has 64GB storage and 3.5mm headphone jack.
And don't need battery case because it can survive the whole day with 4000mAh battery.
No need for QI inductive charging because it has SAFE supercharge feature.
I don't need to charge it "all day" as you said.
Basically it in your mind, the status symbol, price wise, Cpu Gpu Wise! Otherwise is same OS on any Chinese mobile. Same Android kitkat, also extra care to use, changes your on looking postures. If it's Huawei I might be more casual, than tense to handle. Crux of matter, Only for others you hold and expensive brand. Perfect price tag 1045$ °
TheNeighbor, 19 Oct 2017 Yes, no Digitizer pen. That's the very thing that is a big differentiator as I can be more pr... moreAll day?
I said whenever I am not using it. Not all day.
Do you mean to say I am not using my phone all day?
I'm sure there are times you are not using your Note 3 and just rest it on the table while consuming juice without charging.
I won't use a battery case that will make my phone thick, heavy and ugly ALL DAY just to compensate the usage.
TheNeighbor, 20 Oct 2017I thought you said out was $906, not $1000.I just agree with you when you said it was $1000++++.
TCool, 19 Oct 2017Digitizer pen, that's all you can say against Mate 10? Not worth with $1000 phone against $61... moreAnd now this hater, obviously does not have a note 8 or a mate 10, simply hates what can not have, very common behavior
When I saw this unique thing! Closely!! I found that something special, strange, weird also overpriced phone GN8 is really good phone but, about $499 no more xD
JaySackey01, 19 Oct 2017Hello, has anyone used the note 8 for digital artwork? How did it fare? I've seen many videos ... moreI just mentioned it in my other post. Currently practicing ArtRage which utilizes tilt input with the pencil tool. I did it a lot better than Sketchbook which does not use tilt input for wider strokes. It does light broad strokes with light pressures while in tilt. Here's a pencil practice:
ArtRage has fantastic replication of oil medium as I could simulate thick deposits of paints from tubes and shape them out with a palette knife. You can even see the 3D thicken areas:
These two are just practices, and about 30 minutes of trying out the tools. So far there is nothing I find wrong with the S Pen performance with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The 6 GB RAM should give a good enough lagless experience while blending colors. I plan to do a 6 to 8-hour elaborate piece soon.