Was waiting for this cam. Holding lumia 950 for 9 months. And then bought Sony XA1 due to limitation of windows 10 OS and needed relatively compact mobile. Waiting for this, as had used note 4 for 1 year before shattered due to high impact fall. Camera is most important for me. Pen is added advantage. Don't play much games. Don't see many videos on phone. Sony XA1 already has visited repairing for screen. Screen replacement is done and is now perfect. It is more than expected phone for me for my needs. So, now i am planning to buy Canon G9x mark II, will get connected with mobile with app. Camera is hardly of 200 gms. Have large 1 inch sensor and 3 x zoom. Rather than spending more than 70 K indian rupees, will get things done in 30 K with possible best of both worlds. So now onwards, rather than keeping two phones, i will keep one camera and one phone..
"Lick it or gulp it."
This is definitely a new expression to me. XD
I think that Google has no choice but to be fair for now. Samsung sells a lot of phones globally that feature it's OS. I mean it obviously didn't help Motorola much when Google owned it. I think the Pixels get special perks like unlimited Google photo storage and such but nothing that would put other OEMs, even the Chinese ones that don't feature its services pre-installed , at a major loss.
As far as how it's going to stack up against the iPhone X; it's never a straight forward comparison. I like Android for my own reasons but I know others feel differently. However the design of the new phone looks ridiculous, right down to the UI and the "ears". It looks like a child's fake toy phone. On top of the fact that they're releasing 3 different models at the same time in between generations seems like desperation and defeating the purpose of Apple's motto of simplicity.
I don't think it'll take long for the N8 to come down in price. Once Samsung feels confident that the Note brand has been re-established they'll probably try to push the Note 9 out faster. There are reports that suggest Samsung is trying to push the S9 for announcement in January, way before the usual February/April time.
coyzzz, 09 Sep 2017I will buy this phone next year so that i can afford it...but since i don't like the placement... moreFinger print place is no objection where ever it's placed, so long it's convenient. Actually Price is Pinching Everyone, including Me. Lick it or Gulp it.
SAPELE WATER, 09 Sep 2017Samsung Note 8 is £869 in England. Not many can afford that high price. No wonder Samsun... moreGuys just try to search peace and satisfaction in our own life not in a phone either in note 8 or iPhone 8
these companies are only making fool us.
I will buy this phone next year so that i can afford it...but since i don't like the placement of the finger print sensor, then i will wait for note 9 or 10 that might have new placement of finger print...LOL!
Samsung Note 8 is £869 in England. Not many can afford that high price. No wonder Samsung makes 20% of South Korea income.
My advice to fellow Brits, ignore this expensive phone and buy cheaper products eg One plus 5, Huawei, HTC. The only difference is water-proof. I don't think anyone takes his/her phone to the pool.
ThyNeighbor, 09 Sep 20171. Yes
3. YesThanks for that! I believe you on those. It's probably a tool/prestige thing... Who wouldn't ? It's the best Android value phone in the world right now.
Most will buy after a while though, when the prices are expected to have dropped. I have serious doubts it will happen within a year.
TheeNeighbor, 09 Sep 2017Previous Galaxy Note never reached $1000, and with the money equivalent that comes with the pu... moreOk! These questions may be very vital, one would like to know from your very own point of view;
1. Are you planning on using the Note 8 as a tool? (Yes or No)
2. Is the tool worth $1000 to you? (Yes or No)
3. Will you buy the Note 8? (Yes or No)
Tech.Chief, 09 Sep 2017Very good points you have there!
The thing is, the phone market unlike the laptop/PC market... morePrevious Galaxy Note never reached $1000, and with the money equivalent that comes with the purchase of Note8 like with 256GB microSD ($150) + fast wireless charger ($100) or Gear Fit ($200) can easily shave off $300.
It need not be expensive.
$1000 is SRP of the Note8 where I stay. The motivation of this price tag by Samsung is positioning their high-end products like the S series and Note series to the lifestyle pricing of the iPhone.
You are paying basically for prestige for those who aren't even using the S Pen or need that dual cameras. For those who use this mainly as a tool, the S Pen is great, and a single camera with the f/1.7 is what some of us want and need.
Google owns Android and is about to buy HTC!
If this goes through; with HTC and Pixel, will Google Play fair with Samsung?? Any thoughts?
TPAA, 09 Sep 2017"I personally feel its easier getting everyday tasks done on mobile phones and android tablets... moreThat's very true! Then again it depends on what you do with your laptop and phone.
chin'ah.girl, 09 Sep 2017You bring up some good points and I agree with you for the most part, people's expectations ar... moreVery good points you have there!
The thing is, the phone market unlike the laptop/PC market is more user/consumer expectation determined and we keep looking for perfection; a 4GB Ram Android phone now seems outdated already - meanwhile this is good enough even on windows laptops and PCs.
I'm not saying phones have replaced laptops BUT windows in itself is too buggy (for me) on very simple tasks.
Eventually it will all come down to the Operating System. Android is light and compact, widows is Billy and carries with that bulk loads of complications.
Except for professional apps (some engineering, art, etc) which are yet (due to influences I believe) to be optimized or codes for Android, I think windows is losing out on relevance.
I still use my windows surface book BUT not for everyday simple tasks such as emails, LinkedIn, invoicing, documents, etc - I actually only use it for research and when running my work (satellite tuning) apps which has not yet been optimized for Android.
And I may not be the only one who doesn't go for meetings with their laptops anymore.
I think whatever replaces these functions can't be cheap. That's why for me, IF can be afforded, high end flagship phones are the way to go.
i work for a phone network and this is the best handset on the uk market by far. specs are unrivalled and im really excited to see apples offering a few days after the note 8 launch, really just to see how much the samsung out classes the apple, which it will.
Tech.Chief, 09 Sep 2017I personally feel its easier getting everyday tasks done on mobile phones and android tablets ... moreYou bring up some good points and I agree with you for the most part, people's expectations are extremely finicky and over the top and yes I think even last year's phones could almost sufficiently replace a desktop for the average consumer; in fact for a certain percentage it has.
However there are certain tasks that I don't think a cellphone could replace a laptop/desktop environment for. Not yet anyway. The Samsung Dex is interesting to be sure though.
The other problem is longevity and device endurance. Obviously I can't speak for your Surface but my late 2013 HP laptop (which was worth $1,000 at the time) still executes commands quickly and edits RAW photos/videos beautifully. It also emails great too! ;) If I wanted the latest version of Windows/Linux distro I could get it with little trouble sparing installation issues. It still receives security updates to this day. And although it would be nice I see no need to upgrade to another system for another few years down the road.
Can I say the same for my early 2014 S5? No. It still runs impressively for its age and hardware but it's never going to run Oreo and it hasn't seen security patches for quite a few months, but I'll give Samsung credit for supporting it longer than most OEMs would have. Is this story going to be different for the Note8 that costs more than it did a mere 2 years down the road? Most likely not.
Then there's the fact that a cellphone is meant to be carried around and sometimes not all the cases and screen protectors in the world can save a device. Do you really want to be out a $1,000 and have to shell out another $1,000? It simply isn't consumer friendly nor sustainable.
I agree that a great product won't come cheap, but there is a point where it becomes impractical. However I am considering it because it is a great device, but I'm also thinking about just waiting until it comes down in price. XD