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aussieland1
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Posted: 2017-08-27 15:40
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>500

I though the S8 plus feels slimmer but not by much . It feels lighter too however Note 8 feels more solid in hand . I think anyone happy with s8 plus will be happy with Note 8 size

I am in 2 minds. I think I will wait to see the difference in battery life in real life. I have not had a Note for more than 2 years so as much as I like s pen I am not super keen on it. I am really interested in that camera though
Tsepz_GP
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Posted: 2017-08-28 14:17
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Thanks >500, I'll give that case a look!


The Note8's Infinity Display has certainly left a great impression even on the DisplayMate team:
Galaxy Note 8 screen earns DisplayMate's first-ever A+ grade

There is a lot to like about the Galaxy Note 8, but one part of it has already won an award of sorts. DisplayMate, producers of what's recognized as the best suite of tools for display diagnostics and calibration, has given the Note 8's display their first ever A+ rating, calling it "the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that we have ever lab tested."

https://m.androidcentral.com/[....]tent=62548&utm_campaign=social
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Posted: 2017-08-29 07:32
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The HW is as expected but I hoped they went with a wide angle lens along with the zoom lens Also, stereo speakers would have been awesome. Anyway a great device, especially when they hype is gone and the prices are slashed
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Posted: 2017-08-30 05:17
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Samsung has done it again, made what is truly the best display on a smartphone! The Note8's display goes up to a gobsmacking 1200 nits! That huge display is going to look incredible under sunlight, and I can only imagine how bright and vivid it goes when set to AMOLED Cinema and Video Enhancer enabled when watching YouTube, Movies etc...

Samsung's Note 8 display sports record-breaking brightness


Samsung just raised the bar in smartphone screens. Again.

A year after DisplayMate awarded the Samsung Galaxy S8's screen its first-ever A+ grade, the screen tester has crowned the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as the best performing smartphone display, awarding it its top grade as well.  The feature-packed phone, unveiled last week, is Samsung's follow-up to last year's disaster-stricken Galaxy Note 7.

The Note 8 brings a compelling list of advantages, but one of its key selling points is its massive 6.3-inch AMOLED display. And with good reason; the Note 8's display is 22 percent brighter than the Galaxy S8, a "noticeable and major improvement," DisplayMate said in a report released Monday.

The Note 8's screen has a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits (a unit of visible-light intensity) compared with about 1,000-nit peak the Galaxy S8 achieves. By comparison, the iPhone 7 has a peak brightness of 705 nits, according to DisplayMate.

https://www.cnet.com/news/sam[....]ts-record-breaking-brightness/
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rikken
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Posted: 2017-08-30 14:08
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I got to try this beast today (working demo-unit). That screen, that camera, WOW.
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Posted: 2017-08-30 16:38
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On 2017-08-30 14:08:49, rikken wrote:
I got to try this beast today (working demo-unit). That screen, that camera, WOW.



You're saying this with a working demo-unit which probably didn't even leave the store shelf due to being tethered.

Get it outside in your hands under natural sunlight - camera pics and screen to really know.

That said I'm VERY surprised the dual camera didn't show up in the S8+ to directly compete with many others and iPhone 7Plus. Odd strategy by Samsung here.

I figure all phones late 2017 early 2018 will have a dual camera setup. You see LG was right doing this first; maybe not with 3D.
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Posted: 2017-08-30 17:28
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It is possible to decide if a screen or a camera are great without using the phone outside. I had the phone in my hands for 15-20 minutes and was impressed by it.
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Posted: 2017-09-05 15:17
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Just as I suspected the secondary camera of Note 8 is really bad ( compared to primary camera)
https://www.theverge.com/2017[....]8/samsung-galaxy-note-8-review

The verge rated it (8.5) much lower than last year note 7 (9.3, if I remember correctly).
LOL, all the things I complained about the note 8 is also listed as Bad Stuffs.
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aussieland1
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Posted: 2017-09-05 19:44
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I still don't agree with the size being listed as a negative because the buyers of this phone be are mainly looking for a large phone . I agree about the rest of negatives (shame about the secondary camera but I will keep an eye for other reviews too )
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Posted: 2017-09-06 06:31
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On 2017-09-05 15:17:31, hboy857 wrote:
The verge rated it (8.5) much lower than last year note 7 (9.3, if I remember correctly).

[ This Message was edited by: hboy857 on 2017-09-05 14:18 ]



Yet they say "The new Note is the best Note ever".

Anyway, that cover pic on that page is gorgeous!
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Yet they say "The new Note is the best Note ever".

Anyway, that cover pic on that page is gorgeous!




What part of context and review you don't understand?

Is there any doubt that that Note 8 is the best note ever? NO. What verge's rating is telling us that Note 8 is not as great in 2017 as Note 7 was in 2016. Put things into context that will help you out.
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Posted: 2017-09-06 19:23
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Considering how much closer the S8+ is to Note8 vs. The S7 Edge to Note7, I can see why they rated it that way.

Either way, cannot wait to get my Note8 beast I simply cannot afford to go another year without the SPen. I wish my Galaxy S7 Edge had a WACOM Digitiser so I could use my Note 4's SPen on it

Ah well, not too long now.
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Posted: 2017-09-09 15:53
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Played with the beast today and OH MY GOODNESS THAT DISPLAY!

Early in this thread it was said this is a large phone, and yes it is BUT not at all as large as it looks on YouTube videos, in fact, due to its 18:9 setup and steeper edges, it's easier to hold than an S7 Edge, one can easily use a Note8 even without a case very comfortably, it sits so well in the hand and is well balanced.

In fact, a part of me was disappointed that it wasn't as huge as everyone made it out to be, lol, I was expecting a gargantuan device, but what I got was a device that has great ergonomics.

My hands aren't big but I found it easy to use the phone, ONLY gripe being the Fingerprint Sensor placement but that is something I can get used to, it's not as uncomfortable to reach as I expected. Man, people blow things way out of proportion

Now, that display, I played a few videos WQHD+@60FPS videos, and I was simply blown away at how incredibly immersive that display is for a damn mobile device, its absolute madness, you are literally sucked in to what is going on the display, there is no other mobile devices like the Note8 and V30, 18:9 Displays that are over 6inch make complete sense for someone like me, cannot wait to finish Narcos Season 3 on my Note8

I am thoroughly impressed overall.
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Posted: 2017-09-09 16:30
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@Tsepz_GP i always found myself thinking my note 4 was smaller than it was in my hand but then seeing someone with a S7 and it looks huge!
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Posted: 2017-09-10 14:47
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I have played some more with the Note 8 yesterday . I think the gold one doesn't look too good ...i don't understand the black front and gold back combo . I like the midnight black one though.

I like the dual camera and the 2 time zoom. The results seemed decent so this is very tempting. This combined with Spen makes this phone tempting. I will need to check the battery life though especially compared to s8 plus. I noticed that s8 plus seems definitely thinner compared to note 8. I might wait for pixel 2 too before making a decision about getting a new phone
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