After a month of usage, the camera is better than I have expected. I am used to the S7 Edge and Note7. Practically I'm already familiar with the same S8 camera quality - fast-focus, high quality even for dark scenes.
I never thought the zoom/bokeh effect would that useful, but I find myself using it a lot for documenting family and friends. It does not just blur backgrounds, but also gauges which things are farther away and blurs them more than things that are closer. Nothing like the Google camera app. It really has better depth focusing.
The camera system is something to consider in getting the Note8, other than the S Pen.
After 20 days of use this phone is still very smooth and fast and no major issues at all.
One thing I really don't understand is why almost every major technology websites praises the edge screen? With this edge screen and other edge screens, forget about being able to drop the phone without a screen protector and not having a risk of screen being slightly damaged (if not fully shuttered.) With flat screens there are simple hard cases that easily protect glass from touching the ground even when a phone falls directly on its face. There are no cases that will protect this stupid edge screen this way and not everyone wants a case with a screen protector!
[deleted post]What? You did not know? Even with 4000 mAh, the Mate 10 is lower in battery endurance. 89 hours for the Note 8 and only 87 hours for the Mate 10. You are bragging about that?
IR blaster? What do you remote control for, the tv? We the actual remote controller!!! Like you still live in the 1980s?
Yeah, the fingerprint scanner at the front, but we have the iris scanner that is super fast. Much wider screen important. The back fingerprint is ok for me.
OLED screen of the Note 8 is the BEST in the world! IPS not as better in sunlight than OLED of Note 8. IP53 vs the Note 8 having IP58. The new CAT signal only works and is just tiny bit faster in countries that support it. No point. Bluetooth 5 streaming to 2 audio speakers bis so useful for 2 of my wireless speakers. Wider range too. Bluetooth 4.2 is old. S Pen so much useful for taking notes. Mate 10 only like normal typing. Art making for some people with Note 8.
There is nothing to compare with Note 8. Even camera of Note 8 is better in stabilization and fast focusing. Wide angle is what I prefer than black and white. Who takes black and white photos today? Are you photographer? Do you make money out of taking photos with your phone? No. If you did, you get the Note 8 over the inferior Mate 10. Note 8 photos with live focus are the best!
So stop posting your Mate 10 bragging here. You brag in Mate 10 comments. Leave! We do not need your nonsense!
the phone is great
oros scanner works perfect even in dark and i can easily reach the finger print scanner. even face detection works quite nicely.
superb camera performance
display is just amazing
fast, superb and design is wow
battery lasts a day without charging
fast charging is also great.
overall the best android phone in the market
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2017Your situation just prove that removable/non-removable battery is not the reason for IP68. So... moreI do not think so. It will be a very silly move and will cost Samsung if they stop putting on the headphone jack.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2017Right, whether IP53 or IP68 doesn't matter.
I don't know why there are people keep bragging a... moreIs this about your Mate 10 purchase again? What are you doing on a Note 8 comments page? You do not have a Note 8!
It is funny that even the battery of the Mate 8 is just below the Note 8 stamina performance. So much for it having 4000 mAh battery.
IP 68 is even better than just IP 63. OLED display is better than IPS. Having S Pen is better than none. Even the Note 8 camera is better in performance and live focus feature. Iris scanner is better than no iris scanner. All you seem to be bragging about now is figuring scanner.
Go away with your fake reviews about the Note 8.
Imperator Neubaticus, 29 Oct 2017Lol because the rating is dependent on pressure/depth. Ignorant much?Rating doesn't matter.
I have never dropped my phone since Nokia 3210 until now.
Therefore IP protection is not important to me whether IP53 or IP68.
It is how you take care of your belongings ignorant!
Robbie, 29 Oct 2017I use the fingerprint scanner 90% of the time and use the iris scanner when I've got gloves on... moreActually, if your eyes are positioned squarely in front of the scanner, you don't have to open them wide. But i digress, since you're not going to get that position right every single time. Nevertheless, in the case of the note8's awkward fingerprint scanner placement, the iris scanner definitely is much more convenient for me.
Robbie, 29 Oct 2017My note fell in the bath about a week ago. I dried it off with a towel and carried on using it... moreYour situation just prove that removable/non-removable battery is not the reason for IP68.
Sooner of later Samsung will also join the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack.
Be ready and expect it.
TinaMunim, 29 Oct 2017Dropping any fone in tub or water, totally depends on how deep or totally submerged in water! ... moreRight, whether IP53 or IP68 doesn't matter.
I don't know why there are people keep bragging about IP68.
Dropping any fone in tub or water, totally depends on how deep or totally submerged in water! Old days of 3310 it use to fall in bucket, immediately taken out and dry in sun for a day, would do the trick. Nor scuba diving and receiving calls and dialling! Forget these two Gimmicks of Locking and waterproofing. Simple pattern or pin is as secure than iris or fingerprint, Try opening pin or pattern locked simple fone. We are nincompoops, and easily pay thousands jet for show off. Still simple Nokia 6 is as secure and updated as OREO 8.
Nexogen, 27 Oct 2017Just use the iris scanner... The fingerprint scanner is already on its way out and is kind of ... moreI use the fingerprint scanner 90% of the time and use the iris scanner when I've got gloves on (which will become more frequent as I live in the UK and it's winter)
The iris scanner works great except I have to open my eyes unnaturally wide for it to work. I have got quite squinty eyes though.
Andrey201, 28 Oct 2017I'm accidently dropped my phone in water and I immediately pick it up and after 5 minutes it d... moreMy note fell in the bath about a week ago. I dried it off with a towel and carried on using it. After a few.hours it was still showing the 'water ingress warning. Whilst I was researching what to do, the warning dissapeared and I could charge it.
It took 24 hrs before the fast charge worked though..
Nexogen, 27 Oct 2017Just use the iris scanner... The fingerprint scanner is already on its way out and is kind of ... moreIris scanner is less secure and won't be here for long.
Fingerprint sensor is more secure and will stay with phones forever.
Andrey201, 28 Oct 2017I'm accidently dropped my phone in water and I immediately pick it up and after 5 minutes it d... moreI never dropped my phone in water since Nokia 3210 until now.
So who has the problem?
Whether IP53 or IP68 it doesn't matter.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2017Hello... only insane people will drown their phone for an hour. Your instinct will prompt you... moreI'm accidently dropped my phone in water and I immediately pick it up and after 5 minutes it dead. I'm not let it drowning. I know a phone is not to use for drowning in water. See, you won't stop talking about your 'non-removable battery' problems.
Aadrian, 27 Oct 2017I am using this phone for two weeks now. Just applied a screen protector on the back. Still ca... moreJust use the iris scanner... The fingerprint scanner is already on its way out and is kind of irrelevant on a device that offers a much faster and more secure method to unlock the phone.