ALPHABOY17, 13 Dec 2017Dad's iphone 7 screen cracked when he dropped on wood floor (unlaminated) from 1 meter and had... moreI got the Note 3 for 4 years, and no burn-ins because 30% brightness is well bright enough. If you want to go bright closer to 100%, expect burn-ins. Organic screens have this flaw.
However, I do love the full resolution and brightest screen when watching video because it's not static pictures.
I've been using AMOLED based screens for 6 years
5 different phones - no burn-ins or ghost images on the screens. So complaining - go get a LCD screen phone.
Plus, get plastic builds - you can't seem to even afford a raised lip heavy case. I'm not a fan of glass backs, but it's silly for you to complain about covering glass backs and expect these 1k phones to survive a drop without a case. Do not buy. Simple.
TheNeighbor, 13 Dec 2017What smartphone does not wear out? Putting a case is a logical step to having it last longer. ... moreDad's iphone 7 screen cracked when he dropped on wood floor (unlaminated) from 1 meter and had a super thick flip case . And what about burn in? I have to stay at low brightness all the time? What a joke! If you can afford 1000 euros every year or every half year then samsung is the best for you! And again where is the point with this all glass design if you have to cover it?
TheNeighbor, 13 Dec 2017Where is that setting? Because I've been looking for it. It certainly not searchable on the se... moreIf you go to the settings for the battery, you see a menu option in the right upper corner. If you click there you find an option for fast charging on ir off.
ALPHABOY17, 13 Dec 2017If you pay 1000euros for this phone and you can't use it's potential then where it's the point... moreWhat smartphone does not wear out? Putting a case is a logical step to having it last longer. My Note 2 lasted this 5 years long, and in use by a family member - it had a case on it.
I'm still waiting on my Rhinoshield crashguard bumper to arrive as the minimal protection when using my Note8. Using it without a case is just asking it. No matter how careful, there's always that other person who will bump it out of your hands. So always put a case or even just a bumper.
AnonD-704866, 13 Dec 2017Note8 also have it.
Go to settings->Device Maintenance->touch Battery Icon(bottom left ... moreThank you. The settings search bar will not show searches with words of "fast", or "charging", or "fast charging". You need to dig on the advanced settings to find the the "Fast Cable Charging".
Easiest way is to use a 1 amp charger. Been doing that.
TheNeighbor, 13 Dec 2017Where is that setting? Because I've been looking for it. It certainly not searchable on the se... moreNote8 also have it.
Go to settings->Device Maintenance->touch Battery Icon(bottom left corner on the screen)->Touch Dotted menu at the top right corner of the screen->advance settings-> Fast Cable Charging.
Rounded corners and curved edge display killed Note series for me. Unless Samsung make flat display versions with standard square corners this is end of Samsung phones for me.
TheNeighbor, 12 Dec 2017Yeah, don't keep your screen too bright. I've had the Note 3 for 4 years, yet screen has no bu... moreIf you pay 1000euros for this phone and you can't use it's potential then where it's the point to buy these beautiful phones that in 6 months screen gets cracked badly or burned in... personally the last 2 samsung phones I had were a pain for me!!! Alpha stuck with lollipop and emmc chip fried. The glue between digitizer and Glass layer has started to come off in upper right corner on my a5 2016 and battery when it's 15% the phone shuts down instantly... and it's 20 months old. Alpha is 26 months. Should I still buy the s8??? I don't wanna regret again...
Aadrian , 13 Dec 2017I turned off fast charging. It gives an option to turn on or off fast charging, which is on by... moreWhere is that setting? Because I've been looking for it. It certainly not searchable on the settings search bar. The turn off fast charging is certainly on the S7 Edge. I had it on my Note7.
I turned off fast charging. It gives an option to turn on or off fast charging, which is on by default. Both on my Note 8 and Note FE.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017Thank you Neighbour for the time and a great response!, Really appreciate those pictures of No... moreYup. A colleague keeps fast charging, and within a year, his Note 4 needed a new battery. Every year. Finally, he got a Zerolemon battery and keep it normal charging as advised.
TheNeighbor, 12 Dec 2017My #1 reason for using getting a device is its set of functionality - of which it has to have ... moreThank you Neighbour for the time and a great response!, Really appreciate those pictures of Note 3 and 8 with power cases, And yes functionality makes sense over looks.
I'll consider getting Note 8, but still worrying about the battery scenario as I see your comment regarding to use orignal charger notification and again thanks for 1AMP charger tip.
Really we can't expect fixed batteries on expensive phones and then this notification forcing us to fast charge, not Sounds Good Samsung.
Thanks again Neighbour!
I updated and there's now a pesky notification telling to use the default charger which is fast charging. There's no option to turn off fast charging. It puts extra stress on the battery.
Now that notification is on your notification pulldown tray. You do have a choice of turning off the notification, but this is shameless. Fast charging shortens the battery's capacity after about a year. It means Samsung is trying to kill your battery in time for next year's model, or have the millions of users stop by to have their batteries replaced.
That's why I only use 1 Amp charging. Save your battery longer.
AmarR, 12 Dec 2017Hey Neighbour,
I would like to know how this giant device is doing for you.
Do you feel... moreMy #1 reason for using getting a device is its set of functionality - of which it has to have an S Pen, excellent camera, memory expansion, OLED screen, good build, and battery life. Pretty much a Galaxy Note since 2011. Looks is secondary, and Note5 was a great compromise since it never had memory expansion and only cane in 32 GB version where I live.
The Galaxy Note lineup have been one of few smartphones which have biggest screens. No denying it. If anyone complains about how this thing is huge, the regular S8 or any smaller factor phones are available. You get the Galaxy Note because of the big screen and S Pen functions. I have average hands, and I still can swipe type one-handed with a Zerolemon battery case.
I don't appreciate the sealed battery, nor the fact I have to charge the Note8 by lunch time and veggie going home so I now I will never run out of battery the whole night. A full battery will definitely provide 6 hours SOT over a 12-hour stretch the way I use it in out of the house 16-18 hours at times, and a separate powerbank or plugging in is so un-21st century. Even a wireless charging pad that charges so slow is not forward thinking.
Having used a Zerolemon 10,000 mAh battery case is not pretty. Just makes it heavier and thick. However, you get a power case for providing 2X more battery without the need to plug in, nor do you have to carry a powerbank with wires to organize - you have one thing to carry which is already on your phone. I only use not even half the ZL battery in keeping my Note8 powered up. You can see it compared to my old Note 3 with a ZL case as well:
Again, I want and need functionality than looks. I've been asked about why my phone is like a brick, but I'll not have the hassle with wires and writing about power. Protection is minimal, with the top lip of the case only coming up a bit. I figure a Whitestone Glass Dome screen protector will do the job. I'm currently attaching a Spigen universal metal kickstand through the rubber layer.
TheNeighbor, 10 Dec 2017I can do that too with the virtual home with SmartLock since I'm always connected to my wirele... moreHey Neighbour,
I would like to know how this giant device is doing for you.
Do you feel it's bulky and hard to operate with single hand which I guess it is from your own comments?
And do you still use those Zero Lemon power banks with note 8? How's the battery backup and SOT?
I have note 5, And I want to replace it with 8. Your answer would be much appreciated..
Mdsr, 11 Dec 2017Guys be very careful with AMOLED screens. They are beautiful but very short lived. My friend's... moreWhat about scratches I got one on my phone now screen protector no go had awful experience
Mdsr, 11 Dec 2017Guys be very careful with AMOLED screens. They are beautiful but very short lived. My friend's... moreYeah, don't keep your screen too bright. I've had the Note 3 for 4 years, yet screen has no burn-ins. I keep the brightness to 30% - which is bright enough. OLED screens will eventually succumb to discoloration - I believe the blue pixels are the first to go (check the info).
Note8 happens to have the brightest screen in the market, and setting it to 20% is good enough for my eyes. I only two up the brightness when watching video.
Guys be very careful with AMOLED screens. They are beautiful but very short lived. My friend's galaxy s8 screen got burnt in within a matter of 4-5 months. He liked vibrant colors a lot and always kept the brightness at full. The result is that the screen has permanent marks which would never go. So use Samsung phones with extreme care. I have Note 8 but we noticed my friends phone after I bought this one. Had I noticed it before I may not have bought it. So better be careful. One way of doing it is to keep the brightness low and try not keeping static images on the screen for long. It's irritating though. Spending so much on such expensive phones and being so ridiculously careful in use. Makes no sense.