how do i change theme to black? all is white from settings to notif panel... drains battery after half-day heavy usage, maybe due to brightness... pls help...
bryantpark, 14 Apr 2013I got my note 8 at the Philippines launch event at the Mall Of Asia. I was told that the regul... moreWow, lucky you! Congrats! :-) P23,990 is already expensive for me. P26,480? no way! I better get the ipad mini or the galaxy tab 7.0, right? :-)
david, 14 Apr 2013Price in Indonesia Rp 5,499,000 / US$ 550It's US$585 here in Manila with the free flip cover promo last Saturday.
I got my note 8 at the Philippines launch event at the Mall Of Asia. I was told that the regular price would be P 26,480 once it hits the stores a week after. The promo price during the one-day event, however, was P 23,990. All buyers during the event also went home with a free flip-cover worth P 1,800. Though I initially found it too expensive for its features, Samsung extended the two hour promo for a guaranteed free phone (E1200T, Samsung Y, S Duos, Galaxy Grand, S3 mini, S3, Note II) by picking from a fish bowl to last the whole day instead of from only 10am-12nn. In the end, it turned out to be a great deal and worth the trek across town since I also walked home with a Free Samsung Y Reloaded. Not what I had wanted but still ok. Luvin' my note 8.0!
TheNeighbor, 13 Apr 2013I asked around with the sales people and said regular selling will start a week later (for Met... moreme to, prefer the black one. On white that large bezels looks too obvious.
bheth, 13 Apr 2013I'm also waiting for GN8. are you sure (TheNeighbor) i can get this by next week at any samsun... moreI asked around with the sales people and said regular selling will start a week later (for Metro Manila, of course). I'm hoping that the black variant comes out. I'm not hating the white one, but I'd prefer the charcoal black version.
I'm also waiting for GN8. are you sure (TheNeighbor) i can get this by next week at any samsung store? any idea how much? excited much :D thanks! :-)
Jamaluddin, 13 Apr 2013cashing is plastic. is that strong? . I had experience with my phone Samsung Galaxy note GT-N7... moreHere are the bad things about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0:
No premium feel
Low resolutioned camera (but sharp with low light)
Not a full HD screen
Not an AMOLED screen
Silly as a phone?
Camera is bumping out
No front positioned speakers
No LED flash light
Price is $70 more than the "premium" iPad Mini
No Corning Gorilla glass
Poor battery only lasting 7-8 hours of heavy use
Not shock proofed
No wireless charging
Touchwiz is boring
Micro USB port fragile
It's only coming out as the white version at the moment
The S Pen feels flimsy to use
Well, the list can go on much longer. And what a field day other people who can't see the Note 8's hardware & software potentials.
It's not all about the status of having the device. It's about the possibility and the potential it offers with a Wacom digitizer integrated. This is the modern blank paper with endless pages, endless ink to compliment whatever you have in mind. And yeah, it does what any ordinary tablet can do, and a whole lot more innovation.
I think the Note series are much more brilliant than other tablets out there.
Samsung Philippines launched the Note 8 and spent some time with the 3G + wifi version and it would be the only version to be sold here for a while. I tested it with the Sketchbook Express and found it as responsive as the Note II. Here's a shot of what I did:
I'm getting this by next week.The TFT screen is surprisingly clear and bright enough. The viewing angles are great without colors shifting (unlike the Xperia Z' disappointing & terrible viewing angles in spite of being a full HD screen).
I'm getting this for working with drawing for work and digital painting, even with having the Note II. The bigger screen area is the main thing that I'm after, and is way lighter than the Note 10.1 to being carried on one hand for extended times - I want to be able to draw while standing, especially for on-location sketching.
They've improved the S Note's interface with a useful quick pen width adjustment and there's even a landscape paper format now (I wouldn't know is the exist with the 10.1 already).
I was expecting the side frame bezels to be as thick as 1" based on the impressions I got from pictures, but it wasn't as thick as that. It's pretty useful for gripping it from the sides.
I'm guessing Samsung released the wifi only variant in the USA to test the market after being ridiculed with the phone functioning version. I find the phone function does make sense if you'll be making it as an all-in-one device. It makes even more sense if you'll be using 3G for navigation maps and on the go internet access.
Initial battery life suggests 7 to 8 hours of continuous usage (Engadget, CNET). I'm used to 10 to 12, or even 16 hours at times of battery life from heavy usage with the Note II with 7 hours of screen time. I'll see how the battery would fair with my actual usage.
cashing is plastic. is that strong? . I had experience with my phone Samsung Galaxy note GT-N7000. I used 5 months I got problem with slot /socket data cable. How about Note 8. Is the same small socket for multifuction jack.
iwantsamsungnote10,1, 07 Apr 2013suggestion:
improve pixels per inch to 300+
improve the camera to maybe 10/15+m... moreTablets are rarely/sometimes used as cameras but if you want it to have more than 10MP you should just buy a camera.
I read an article that this phone is available in the Philippines.
It is P24000 and $400 to $500 in the US.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2013available on the philippines on april 13 2013...16g wifi+3g model at php23k+Wat locations?
Haitham EL-Kafrawy, 11 Apr 2013yes u can use it as a phoneIn fact, it even has an ear speaker. I will get one for sure. Currently, 10.1 is too big for me.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2013I dont see big difference among samsung devices, it seems like they are all the same but diffe... moreIt happens to be the most productive & reliable tablet there is out there with a quad-core processor and the S Pen.
Which tablet do you this is more productive?