Neighbor, 11 Sep 2017I find the fingerprint scanner position as a non-issue. It's muscle memory where it is. I trie... moreJust like when you exaggerate the non-removable battery.
Battery endurance comparison videos show that non-removable battery is not an issue with Note 8.
Going to be tough going to a smaller device. Have a Lenovo Phab 2. Same screen height but about an inch wider.
Have played with the Note 8. Feels tiny and oblong.
TPAA, 11 Sep 2017What are my alternatives for a stylus based phone?
I noticed Motorola seem to have a couple... moreOh man....memories, sweet memories!! I remember that P-series with the touchscreen, stylus, flip keyboard (P910 had a numberpad and QWERTY on either sides!), they were real beasts and it was so entertaining and interesting to watch them face-off with the Nokia Communicators.
I couldn't afford any of those as we were in college but all brands had such strong identities- different design, different OS, features, displays. Today it's a clone market, like same wine in same bottles with different labels :(
TCool, 11 Sep 2017That is because they included the DeX cost in the pre order price. Allegedly freebie but not,... moreThat's correct, if I buy this phone I will wait a few months anyways when the price drops.
I like the stylus on the Samsong Note 8 phone. It is compatible on their tablets, which have in-built s-pen? e.g. Note 10.1
What are my alternatives for a stylus based phone?
I noticed Motorola seem to have a couple of models, but I don't know what else is available?
Phones are getting bigger. Many years ago, before the iPhone. SonyEricson had the P800, P900 and P910, which were all stylus based phones. It is a shame they never updated these phones to Android. They had both keyboard and stylus. A real business phone. But they used Symbian. These phones even had a wheel on the side, which made scrolling nicer.... Today, all these phones manufacturers are copying each other.... with no creativity or trying out different designs and concepts......
HarryD, 11 Sep 2017I was torn between this or the LGV30. I've saved up a bit of cash so money isn't really an iss... moreI find the fingerprint scanner position as a non-issue. It's muscle memory where it is. I tried it with both S8+ and Note8. It's okay. The "pro" reviewers are exaggerating this to be a problem. It's not.
Iris scanner unlock is very fast, even on low light. You can always go Google Smart Lock. Sheesh.
I was torn between this or the LGV30. I've saved up a bit of cash so money isn't really an issue, however I'd still like value for money. I've decided to preorder the Note 8. I'm sure the LGV30 will be a solid phone but still too many question marks surrounding it. The 5MP front-facing camera is trash, and Ars Technica found problems with the OLED display. I've also never had an LG phone before so it would be unknown waters for me. Note 8 isn't perfect, the fingerprint position hasn't been fixed but overall it's the best phablet on the market.
DeVille, 11 Sep 2017Now seeing that one of my options- Mi Mix2 (other is the V30) doesn't have IP68, AMOLED screen... moreOne more for V30 over Note8- QuickCharge 3.0 over QC 2.0 for Note. Considering the underpowered battery of Note8, slower charging is a significant con
Aadrian, 11 Sep 2017To pre order it here it will cost you 999 euro, which is at this moment the equivelant of 1200... moreThat is because they included the DeX cost in the pre order price.
Allegedly freebie but not, you pay for it when you pre order and you have no choice even you don't want the DeX.
TCool, 11 Sep 2017Here it is $906 only. I already pre order and expecting it on the 23rd. So happy it is far le... moreTo pre order it here it will cost you 999 euro, which is at this moment the equivelant of 1200 US dollars. Way too expensive for now. You get the dex with it, but don't need it. Rather cut the price and pay much less for the Phone only instead of the samsung dex included.
DeVille, 11 Sep 2017Now seeing that one of my options- Mi Mix2 (other is the V30) doesn't have IP68, AMOLED screen... moreI will choose the one with a bigger screen, with stylus pen and with iris scanner.
Now seeing that one of my options- Mi Mix2 (other is the V30) doesn't have IP68, AMOLED screen, better camera, Micro SD slot..it's gonna come down to Note8 vs V30 for me.
On paper this is how they stack up for me-
Note 8 over V30- SPen, 6GB RAM, slicker UI/Android launcher, dual OIS cameras, Edge display and UI, Samsung Pay, superior front cam
V30 and Note8- Compact design/right size screen, 1 hand usage, MIL STD durability, widescreen 2nd camera more useful, better audio, powerful video and camera UI, better FP sensor, colours (love Moonlight blue), cheaper price
There are other things like the Exynos SoC being faster than SD835, LG's UI being more optimised than Grace UX, Note screen better than LG POLED but that's still untested by anyone.
Right now I'm more inclined to the V30 as it's more practical while offering all top-line features however LG has a knack of flatter to deceive- the G5 and G6 looked great on paper but when seen in stores the quality and feel was way inferior to others. Really hope this isn't the case with the V30 this time...
Neighbor, 11 Sep 2017Not all countries have the same tariff policies.You are right. Not all countries will sell $989.90 to $1000.
Tech.Chief, 11 Sep 2017The screen size still makes a big difference for a lot of folks; phone screen size vs tablet s... more... and you have to buy it separately. Making the phone cost more than $1400.
Neighbor, 11 Sep 2017Then I would say good bye to the Note series and get myself an iPhone with a Pencil.
Howeve... moreThe screen size still makes a big difference for a lot of folks; phone screen size vs tablet screen size
And I think the new iPhone will support the Pencil