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badassmam
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Posted: 2017-09-11 09:50
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Had the Note 8 for a day over the weekend. I'm not going to comment on size or design etc. because that will be different for each person. I still have a problem with the placement of the fingerprint reader, its stupid and annoying. The screen is great, nice and bright as well as sharp. Agree with Tsepz that watching videos is immersive but a problem I had with this more so due to its size was the speaker. Speakers will be covered by your hand when holding this thing and that sucks, I had to have headphones on because it drove me nuts.

My second gripe is with the S-Pen but I guess it depends on the user. If you're somebody who needs the accuracy of the pen then great but otherwise I didn't need it at all. I couldn't see one feature that I couldn't do with my finger so that brings me to the S8+ which is pretty much the same device with a bigger battery and better price. I wasn't able to notice any difference in quality between the cameras either so I do not see how the Note 8 is that much more expensive than the S8+. Personally I would get the S8+ and a PS4 rather than the Note 8 not that the Note 8 is bad, its great but the existence of the S8+ makes the Note 8 seem underwhelming.
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Posted: 2017-09-15 04:57
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Looks like the Note8 will be getting 4K@60FPS video recording, but I believe it will only be us Exynos Note8 users who get this feature, as we all know the Exynos8895 supports 4K@120FPS video Capture & Playback:
https://m.dpreview.com/news/6[....]eo-at-120-fps-and-28mp-cameras

The stupid Snapdragon 835 is what's holding everything back, only supporting 4K@60FPS playback and 4K@30FPS capture I really do wish Samsung stopped using Snapdrdgon in their other variants, this is not the 1st time Snapdragon has held them back. Back in the Galaxy S4 days the Exynos5410 was the 1st to bring HEVC support, but Samsung kept mum about this due to variants using the Snapdragon600 that didn't support it.

The Galaxy Note 8 also has 4K at 60 FPS video recording coming... soon
https://www.phonearena.com/ne[....]video-recording-coming_id98082
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Posted: 2017-09-15 05:38
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Guess what's in the bag...


[ This Message was edited by: >500 on 2017-09-15 04:40 ]
aussieland1
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Posted: 2017-09-15 06:28
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Tsepz

Where does it say that the snapdragon versions are not going to receive this ? As proven by Sony xz premium and HTC U11 the snapdragon 835 is a beast so I really hope that Samsung will not stop using it

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Did you get one for yourself? If so I am officially jealous!
Ranjith
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Posted: 2017-09-15 06:58
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On 2017-09-15 06:28:03, aussieland1 wrote:
Tsepz

Where does it say that the snapdragon versions are not going to receive this ? As proven by Sony xz premium and HTC U11 the snapdragon 835 is a beast so I really hope that Samsung will not stop using it

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Did you get one for yourself? If so I am officially jealous!


Not entirely sure here but if you are referring to the SONY being able to capture at 960p..wasn't that due to the sensor itself being able to do it rather than depending on the processor?
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aussieland1
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Posted: 2017-09-15 07:20
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Ranjith

No I was referring to how fast both Sony and HTC phones are (in test they appear faster then S8 plus and I assume Note 8 as it has the same CPU). There was a testing done by anandtech which confirmed that s835 is just as good in certain Instances better than the exynos 8995.

Either way it is not not clear why s835 would not receive 60 fps 4k recording
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Posted: 2017-09-15 08:45
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On 2017-09-15 06:28:03, aussieland1 wrote:
>500

Did you get one for yourself? If so I am officially jealous!


Well, i didn't buy it but yes... tis mine
aussieland1
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Posted: 2017-09-15 09:19
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>500

As I said I am jealous!

I hope you will enjoy it and please share your impressions with us (I.e. battery life especially)
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Posted: 2017-09-15 11:05
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Got mine today, setting it up right now
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Posted: 2017-09-15 11:33
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Congrats Rikken...are you going to keep the XZ premium as well ? 😜
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Posted: 2017-09-15 14:01
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On 2017-09-15 11:33:19, aussieland1 wrote:
Congrats Rikken...are you going to keep the XZ premium as well ? 😜


Tx. My father is using the XZ Premium now, he has such huge hands so using his s8+ became to difficult, the Premium suits him better due to large bezels and no curved screen. I enjoyed the Premium but the Note 8 is the superior device to me.

Really impressed with the Note 8. Some People say it is to similar to the S8+ but the 2 g extra ram, S-Pen and upgraded camera makes it a much better phone imho.
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Posted: 2017-09-15 14:58
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Note 8 is definitely better than s8 plus however it is also more expensive with a smaller battery (larger screen ) and it noticeably thicker (and heavier) so I an not sure about the "much

Glad you're enjoying it though- I am on 2 minds whether to upgrade or not
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Posted: 2017-09-15 17:49
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My Note8 is only coming on Monday got the courier email to track it a few hours ago.

Aussie

The 835 only supports 4K@30FPS recording, remember the XZ Premium does 960FPS at a resolution of 720P, I believe this is a mix of GPU and the Camera sensor in the XZP.

Honestly I'd be surprised if the Snapdragon Note8 gets 4K@60FPS, but I'd be amazed if Samsung gets it done, maybe the Note8 has a higher BIN Snapdragon 835 than other 835 smartphones? That would explain it as I believe the standard camera in the Note8 is the same as S8+
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Posted: 2017-09-15 19:29
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Tsepz

Here it says it does support 4k @ 60 fps

4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30 fps, up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps, support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC)



https://www.qualcomm.com/news[....]ower-next-generation-immersive
Tsepz_GP
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Posted: 2017-09-15 21:33
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On 2017-09-15 19:29:10, aussieland1 wrote:
Tsepz

Here it says it does support 4k @ 60 fps

4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30 fps, up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps, support for H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC)



https://www.qualcomm.com/news[....]ower-next-generation-immersive



Read closer Aussie,

It says 4K@30FPS Capture and only 4K@60FPS Playback. So that means the Snapdragon 835 cannot record 4K@60FPS, yet Samsung say they are bringing this feature, which means it may only be the Exynos that gets it as the Exynos supports 4K@120FPS Capture and Playback.

4K@60FPS Playback has been supported for a long time, I believe since the Exynos 5433 and Snapdragon 805, both found in the Note 4. The debate here is Capture, 4K@60FPS Capture is not even available at the moment until either Samsung release that Note8 update or when Apple release the iPhone 8, it's a race between Apple and Samsung to bring the feature to smartphones 1st, at this rate it may be Apple who do it. I'll check what my Exynos Note8 says after I get it and update it next week.

Capturing high detail is much harder than Playback as all sorts of hardware and software trickery can allow playback, but capturing requires a lot more resources that I don't think the 835 has unless Samsung are getting an updated 835 in the Note8.
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