I've had the phone for a year and have nothing but good things to say about it. I have the DEX to make it a desktop computer but i mostly use it to watch YouTube videos on my TV. I hear the Note 9 has a built in DEX which is nice but I'm not spending big bucks again, ill wait until this phone breaks before i buy another one. FYI, i had the Note 2 for almost 6 years before it blew-up. If Samsung keeps making quality products i wont have a reason to look elsewhere. :-)
Iam not saying that note 8 is a bad phone but i recommen s8 or s8 plus
PartTimePhoner, 17 Jan 2019is the battery life really bad?The battery life is by far not bad. It's actually pretty good. I have to see and wait how the battery will behave after the Pie update in March according to the Samsung members app. So far the battery performs well enough. I am not a heavy user so for me it actually performs great. My Nokia 5.1 plus is better with batterylife but I can't complain about the Note8 with the bigger screen and much higher PPI.
PartTimePhoner, 17 Jan 2019is the battery life really bad?No it isn't I got it couple of days back and I'm highly satisfied with it's battery life and performance. Superb phone.
PartTimePhoner, 17 Jan 2019is the battery life really bad?Around 7.5hours Screen on time.
Battery life's really good it isn't bad by any means it holds up pretty well. It just dropped by 2% from night till morning which is remarkable, I had nightmares with the battery life of my S8 which used to go down by 10-15% overnight but this one is excellent. I'm really happy with my note 8 :-)
metech, 17 Jan 2019can we disable Bixby ? also disable the button ? You can disable the Bixby button in the settings when you're on the Bixby home screen. I did that too because frankly it's quite annoying when you accidentally press the button, which did happen really often.
About disabling the Bixby home screen, simply tap and hold a blank area on the home screen, then swipe to the far left, and switch the Bixby home screen off. There is little switch in the upper right corner, turning blue or grey depending on whether you switch it off or on.
Got my note 8 (maple gold) today with free tempered glass and back glass protector, got tons of updates as it was running on 7.1 updated it to oreo with some security patches. The screen is really gorgeous and so is the phone, although it weighs 195 gm but doesn't feel like, the phone is really tall and I like big phones as I've big hands. Hope it turns out to be a good investment :-)
Nimea, 16 Jan 2019Guyss, note 8 or huawei p20 for 2019 ? Need help, and tell me why.. Bro you should buy the note 8 this phone is a legend and it is better than the p20 and i wanna to tell you that i gonna buy the note 8 after few days and the most important thing is that he worth it in 2019
I read about some people had an update of around 750MB, I just got an update of around 560MB, January security patch.
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2019I have Note 9 but back design of note 8 is much more better .. And i miss my note 8 just becoz this Yeah true the back of note 8 looks cool but you've a better phone. I also wanted to buy the note 9 but it's very expensive fortunately I got a good deal on note 8 and I really love that phone getting it tomorrow :-)
Aadrian, 16 Jan 2019The Maple Gold looks nice, I have simply the black version. Other colors were not available wh... moreI was desperate in getting the deep sea blue but it's not available anymore so I opted for the maple gold. I've used a lot of blacks in the past and wanted some change, black phones always look stunning no doubt about that but I went for the gold as it's somewhere close to silver. I wish they had the silver titanium for note 8 just like the S7 edge, that color is simply stunning!!
Which should i get Note 8 or google pixel 2 xl?
Regarding all aspects
Display camera battery life user experience
Sam799, 15 Jan 2019Thanks! I also love the boxy design of note 8 and I definitely prefer it over the S8/S9 especi... moreThe Maple Gold looks nice, I have simply the black version. Other colors were not available where I live, so only Black and Gold. It would have been nice if they made a white version as well like they did with the Note9.
Sam799, 15 Jan 2019Thanks! I also love the boxy design of note 8 and I definitely prefer it over the S8/S9 especi... moreI have Note 9 but back design of note 8 is much more better .. And i miss my note 8 just becoz this
Aadrian, 14 Jan 2019That's a good choice, which color did you purchase? I am not a fan of Samsung really, I only l... moreThanks! I also love the boxy design of note 8 and I definitely prefer it over the S8/S9 especially the back side with rectangular camera frame which I think looks quite unique, the back of the S9 looks more like an A8 though. Well as far as the color is concerned, they've black, grey and maple gold here so I'm gonna go for the maple gold which looks more like silver and that rectangular camera frame would really standout with a clear case on. Getting it this Friday :-)