Quick charge 2.0, that's so 2014. I would have thought this would be one of the first to have 4.0 as this for me should have been the phone to wait for this year not the S8. Fell a tad let down, I know it's only a small detail but it means alot to me.
Abbas Ben Idris, 28 Aug 2017When are you GSM Arena folks going to do the endurance test on this beast? We are waiting! Im not sure they have their hands on a retail unit yet. I think most reviews and first impressions were courtesy of the "Unpacking" event.
Muki, 28 Aug 2017No IR again? OK, I'm gonna wait for next Note model...i dont think smartphone will come out with IR since everything will be connected and controlled wirelessly. IR IS really useless.
When are you GSM Arena folks going to do the endurance test on this beast? We are waiting!
DisplayMate has given the Galaxy Note 8 its highest grade ever as well, an A+.
Largest Native Color Gamut (112% DCI-P3 and 141% sRGB / Rec.709).
Highest Peak Display Brightness (1,240 nits).
Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light (270).
Highest Screen Resolution (2960×1440).
Highest Contrast Ratio (Infinite).
Lowest Screen Reflectance (4.6 percent).
Smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle (29 percent).
Every year, Samsung Super AMOLED displays are becoming better and better. One of the features why I have been sticking with the Galaxy Note lineup. 141% sRGB is like unheard of. I can understand a full 100%, but 141% sRGB? I'll need to see it for myself. The Note7's display was already excellent, but this just takes the cake.
And it's considered as a 3K display.
TCool, 28 Aug 201764gb not 32gbMost markets had 32 GB. Samsung never even sold in Europe when it was released.
Jigar Aggarwal, 28 Aug 2017This is a problem with the Samsung high-end phones. Their unique designs and USP are always re... moreHey, there are buyers who want to buy a Note8 because they think they need bokeh effects or will use the S Pen often. They just end up paying a high price for something they don't need.
Cheaper variations are welcomed, especially the J7 Pro having an f/1.7 aperture for low light pictures. Funny thing is, it has a sturdy metal back, dedicated dual SIM slots and dedicated microSD card slot, with a 3600 mAh battery. It's 1/3 the price with even a free wireless earphones. Processor and RAM are slightly below than the newest, but it's not worth crying over.
I for one need the S Pen, and the cost of owning the latest Note is pretty high and may not with it for most. It's a ploy for you to get the S8, which is 30 to 40% cheaper than a Note8 now.
This is a problem with the Samsung high-end phones. Their unique designs and USP are always replicated in Samsung's other much-less expensive phones after sometime...so much so that it becomes difficult to tell an "A" series phone from an "S" series phone/Notes...I would rather Samsung keep the features of premium hadsets unique and exclusive to only S series and Note series phones...Don't discount your innovation so cheap..
[deleted post]Nonsense! It is only you saying that. Nobody complains like that.
People have organized home and not misplacing the appliances remote controls like you.
It is only you who put the remote controls in different places.
Your problem is not the missing IR blaster in smartphone, it is your unorganized home/workplace. Fix your home/workplace. Getting remedy from smartphone is not the solution.
Look there are mouses and cockroaches roaming around your house and office. LOL!
2 problems to me for this Galaxy Note 8
1. Fingerprint Location
- this makes more difficult to user, S8 & plus has a issue that fingerprint can't reach easily on our hand when on One-Handed operation, that's okay to me, but this Note 8 has more inches on the screen and dimension with same position, which is more far far away from Palm hand, so you must change your position when holding it to reach the scanner.. which is doesn't comfortable.
2. Battery Capacity
- time by time, battery capacity decrease, I dont know Why.. and I think for this upcoming Note 8 should need a more battery capacity, perform more specs performance against S7, and perfected from S8 with a Lot feature especially their magical Pen.. I mean S Pen. with the largest inches screen (for now) 6.3" that's a lot bigger, and WQHD+ resolution, playing game on High End graphics this phone will die quickly, let's think about it...
- S7 edge : 3600mAh < there is no sign of expl*sion even with the blue coral color
- Note 7 (discontinue) : 3500mAh
- S8 | - S8 plus : 3000mAh | 3500mAh
- Note 8 : 3300mAh
*other phone may reach 4000mAh. Battery is pretty important for me
this is like decreasing without any reason, I don't care about Battery Life because battery life is depending on User Using right now.
I just wanted Samsung do more best, so I really hope the next generation Note series would be fixed especially A-Battery-Capacity-Decreased. That's All! :D
Tech.Chief, 28 Aug 2017Ok. Let me set this straight - This is a review forum
You can't limit this forum to your le... moreAnd I'm airing my opinion as an "earning adult" as opposed to what you're saying that "we" need more than one device or two phone numbers. I begged to disagree and the reasons why there's no need to have two phones. You can use even 4 phones and 4 numbers.
If we don't complain, Samsung would not know what customers actually want. I'm not the type to just be ok with things as-is.
Imagine, Note5 had no memory expansion took out some features and was limited to 32 GB version for most market. People like me complained - now we have memory expansion AGAIN and bigger internal base memory. They even fixed the S Pen from being stuck if put in the wrong way, instead of putting a disclaimer not to do it. They did put in a bigger 3500 on the next Galaxy Note instead of the 3000 the Note5 had, but messed up with the quality control.
So, do I think sealed battery as progressive direction? Absolutely not. I'll be reduced to carrying a power pack, charging every late afternoon, paying more for a battery replacement yearly to get the most optimized power reserves on that sealed battery.
You are down to 80% battery capacity within 2 months, and brand new would only give you some 13-14 hours of upkeep time with some 4-5 hours Screen On Time. Yes, you can go the whole by reducing usage - counter to the many features and power the Note8 offers.
This is acceptable for most people like you. Not for me. Removable battery system offered a chance for extended battery, and Samsung can provide that market. They can make the Note series more robust and with more battery capacity, different from the S series with glass backs. It should be easy ahead of innovations and power, not just 95% similar to the lastest S series.
And this is me airing my view. Note8 does offer the best set of features and especially the Wacom pen system.
DNeighbor, 28 Aug 20173 phones - Very progressive of you. Bravo.Yeah, I always carry tech bag with all my gadgets and accessories in it.
No problem with juice, it has USB charging port.
DNeighbor, 28 Aug 20173 phones - Very progressive of you. Bravo.Not progressive, it's just that I can afford.
How about IR in phone to control your office TV and projector? How progressive is your office! Always misplacing the appliances remote control, very organized work station. LOL!
Not all workplace are the same as your work place, don't generalize.
Not all uses IR in phone to control the appliances, they are only minority users.