After Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone, it has now come to light that Samsung's latest flagship - Galaxy Note8 - is also experiencing major problems. A large number of users at Samsung's official forums are complaining that their units are freezing in different use-cases.
The most common use-case affected users are reporting is that the freeze occurs while accessing the contacts app - both directly or indirectly (like, while making a call or accessing the Phone or Messenger apps).
Once the $1,000 device freezes, it becomes unresponsive to the level that you have to do a force restart, or let the phone's battery drain completely (which is again, effectively, a restart).
The problem doesn't seem to be limited to an particular region/country, as users from the US as well as Europe are facing it. Samsung is yet to offer an official statement on the matter.
Let's us do the drop test for SN8 and S8 Active, it must be broken for the SN8, while the S8 Active design is still ugly compared to SN8.
Instead of exploding now they got it freezing... way to go Samsung playing on the safe side. I will never buy their garbage.