To those who are a little confused on the dual sim variant.
I have spoken to Samsung live chat about the dual sim variant and its support of the micro sd card. Conclusion the second slot can be used for either a 2nd sim or a micro sd card
So either have a
a) sim in both slot 1 and slot 2
b) sim in slot 1 and micro sd card in slot 2
You CAN NOT have 2 sim cards and a sd card running all at the same time.
I personally need 2 sim cards to separate my business life from my personal life, but on holiday or when going out I need the extra storage for photos and videos and always keep a micro sd card attached to my key ring for whenever I need it.
From my personal experience, I have realized that phones room smoother without a memory card, especially when opening up or utilizing the file mangers.
I hope this little bit of information becomes a little help to anyone who needs it.
ps. I had spoken in regards to the UK variant and suggest this information reflects on all other models.
Went to the shop yesterday where the Note 8 was displayed. Held it in my hand and played with it for a while. The phone looks okay although I would have prefered the Note 7 shape. I wish Samsung allowed to program the Bixby button. Some folks wold prefer to have it as a dedicated camera button. The phone is nice, the edge not so pronounced like in the s8, which I like. However, the price scares me away.
Hermes Hidayat, 04 Sep 2017S5's water resistance was a JOKE. and yes there are MANY people like me who like to dunk their... moreWater resistance was introduced in phones just to protect the phone from any accidental exposure to water. Not that they are meant to be dunk in water. All brands who make water resistant phones clearly warn customers against doing so.
EMEA version can't be used in US and vice versa. It has to be used at least 5 mins in the region for which it was bought. Beware of eBay stores and ordering one from region for which you don't have SIM card (e.g because you want SnapDragon instead of Exynos) - some workaround might be buying appropriate SIM card along the phone and use it for 5 mins or so.....
Right now LG V30 is available with Snapdragon everywhere, while we still have to wait for Samsung to selling Note 8 with Snapdragon ... Every ebay site (from US, to Taiwan) sells only Exynos - and I totally don't want Exynos... It's pointless why are they doing EMEA vs China/US/Canada....
IR blaster; not fair.... how much that lil thing can cost; 2 usd ? But make sure we have lasers next to camera for whatever insane purpose...
Aadrian, 04 Sep 2017I had a hands on today with the Note8 in midnight black. It's huge, it really is. This color o... moreThanks for sharing. How was the screen ratio? Especially viewing mobile version of web pages and what part of it was odd to you?
Feels cheap and plasticky (fingerprint magnet). Wielded today at SAMSUNG's booth in a electronics store. I did not like how cheaper looks compared to older Notes. Also... I DO NOT like the screen width narrower than my Note 4.
I had a hands on today with the Note8 in midnight black. It's huge, it really is. This color option is a fingerprint magnet but that's always the case with a glass back. Screen looks good but the screen ratio is something to really get used to in my case. I compared it with my Note FE and it's simply a tad bigger.
Hermes Hidayat, 04 Sep 2017S5's water resistance was a JOKE. and yes there are MANY people like me who like to dunk their... morewhy would you dunk your phones into water and risk it? sounds like you asking for trouble
Stefy The First, 04 Sep 2017I fell asleep in the middle of it..Atleast it did someone some good! :)
TPAA, 04 Sep 2017I saw the Note 8, in rea life. I like the new S-pen, as the point is rubberised and much narro... moreThat's very nice to know about the display and size of the phone!
I think a good case like the Otterbox Defender will ensure very good protection. And like you pointed out, the curved screen is what makes it difficult for good cases to come with inbuilt screen protector.
I saw the Note 8, in rea life. I like the new S-pen, as the point is rubberised and much narrower. However, the big let down was the Samsung notetaking app. They have had years and they still come up with rubbish. You will need to download an alternative note taking app. You could not mix text with handwritten graphic.
I also hate the curved edges. It makes the phone more delicate. You can put a 'tempered' screen protector one it.
This was a 6.3", screen, I assumed it would be too big, but it seemed narrower. The phone was tied to the display, so I could not hold it in my hand.
The display was beautiful and physically the phone is beautiful.
I even managed to get this phone frozen, when it was in the note-taking app. The back button would not respond. (They don't have physical back buttons and menu button)
At Â€1000, it is too expensive. I want a phone, I can abuse a bit. Round edges are a no-no. I don't want a phone, which is delicate as a piece of china. I don't want to keep thinking about my phone.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2017But you can't remove the fact it had "REMOVABLE BATTS" & "water resistance" to boot. IP67/... moreS5's water resistance was a JOKE. and yes there are MANY people like me who like to dunk their phones into water.
For some reason, Gsmarena still includes the 256Gb option on the Spec for the Galaxy Note 8. Might be an up coming variant but I doubt the reality.
alshihi, 04 Sep 2017Note 8 is best option in the market now. but if you plan to use dual sim try to buy 128 becau... moreShamefully so! But I guess the 128Gb option will be the best option as you have pointed out. I'm sure the 128Gb Dual Sim version will be quite scarce due to demands.