5 things that would've made the Galaxy Note 8 a better phone

So, the Galaxy Note 8 is out and it’s as awesome as expected. Top notch hardware, super shiny design, all the software features Samsung could come up with and then some, a new telephoto lens camera with OIS, so on and so forth. It’s the bee’s knees in every aspect for sure, but there’s no perfect phone out there, right?

Yup, there isn’t. So, we took out our nitpick glasses and scanned the Note 8 for anything and everything that rubs us the wrong way. We have to say, it wasn’t easy, but here are 5 gripes we have with the Note 8. Got some of your own to add? Drop …


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. HTC U11: a comparison


It’s a big world out there, and for a lot of smartphone users, they’re looking for a big phone to match. For stylus fans who look forward every year to Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note, they’re getting a special treat in 2017 as the Note 8 brings the biggest screen yet to the popular flagship family. With that new 6.3-inch display, is the Note 8 at risk of being too big for its own good? Or has Samsung’s manufacturing techniques allowed it to craft a big-screen phone that somehow manages to feel more compact than its smaller-screened competition?

This week at the Unpacked launch event for …

Ming-Chi Kuo says to expect a dual camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S9

Last month, an analyst from Hana Financial Investment named Kim Rok-ho, said that he expects the Samsung Galaxy S9 to feature a dual camera setup. Another analyst, Park Hyug-woo from Shinhan Investment, predicted that dual cameras will appear on the back of both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With all due respect to those two analysts, the tech world doesn’t get terribly excited until such a proclamation comes from an analyst with a proven track record, like KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo.

While Kuo is known for his fabulous calls on Apple devices, the analyst has lately …

Results: do you like the Galaxy Note 8?

So, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was revealed yesterday — a powerful top-tier smartphone with a curvy Infinity Display front, a glass back, dual cameras, and the unique S Pen. Designed as the best Samsung can offer, it rocks all the bells and whistles seen in the past and then some. It also has the hard task of washing away the shame that the Note 7 brought on and, at first glance, seems to be well on its way to doing so.

It’s an awesome-looking handset with a rather steep price to boot. We thought we’d ask you whether you are impressed or underwhelmed by the new phablet. …

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The Galaxy Note 8 is out and it is as beautiful as it is big and slippery. Yup, let’s say it outright, a glass sandwich looks awe-inspiring, but is prone to slip from careless hands, especially when the device is as tall as the Note 8 is. And, with it’s price-tag, that’d be one expensive slip!

Of course, you’d be considering protection. If you have a less …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5: first look

The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s most feature-packed smartphone to date, but to refer to it as the brand’s flagship would be incorrect. That title still goes to the Galaxy S8, which is built from the ground up to capture the attention of the mainstream audience. Meanwhile, the Note 8 remains an enthusiast-grade phone, even though it is superior to the S8 in a number of ways. You know what other phone is clearly made for enthusiasts? The OnePlus 5, which offers killer specs at a reasonable price. Let’s see how it compares against Samsung’s latest and greatest.

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Xfinity Mobile to offer subscribers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starting on September 15th

A relatively new player in the smartphone industry, Xfinity Mobile, announced today that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to its subscribers starting on September 15th. The hybrid MVNO combines 18 million Xfinity hotspots with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The idea is that subscribers get to use the hotspots for connectivity until they are out of range. At that point, Big Red’s network kicks in.

Just last week, Xfinity Mobile said that it was now available nationwide to Comcast’s Xfinity internet subscribers. Xfinity says that its service can save users 30%. Subscribers receive …

Samsung quietly unveils the Gear Fit 2 Pro just ahead of the Galaxy Note 8 launch event

As we’re speaking, Samsung is getting ready to launch its next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, but that’s not the only mobile device the company will be presenting soon. We’ve also been hearing rumors of a successor to the company’s Gear Fit 2 for quite some time now — in fact, we’ve already seen leaked renders and specs of the device.

However, the device seems to have just quietly gone official, as Samsung’s Spanish and Malaysian websites now have the device’s official promo pages up for anyone to see — which is a bit weird …

Galaxy Note 8's dual-camera system has some awesome features that make it stand out from the rest

Dual cameras are the hot new trend in the mobile world, and we’ve seen manufacturers combine all sorts of cameras on the back of their devices over the last year or so – wide plus even wider, color and monochrome, wide plus telephoto, you name it. So, we weren’t the least bit surprised when we learned that Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 8 would also prominently feature a dual-camera setup. We were also not surprised when Samsung told is it would consist of a regular camera backed up by a telephoto lens, iPhone 7 Plus-style, but boy, did Samsung have a bunch of sweet surprises …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official: Productivity overwhelming!

For Samsung, the past year has been quite tumultuous — there was the whole drama surrounding the fiery Galaxy Note 7, as well as being in the center of a scandal leading to the impeachment of the South Korean president. But despite all of this, the company managed to release one of the most important smartphones in its history, the Galaxy S8, and also have it be a huge market success.

But this is old news by now, so it may be time for us to look in the future instead. For you see, Samsung has introduced a brand-new combatant to the smartphone battlefield — …