3300mAh batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface

3300mAh batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface
With the problems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had last year, it was all because of the battery employed in the unit. The phablet, which was well on the way to becoming one of the the best selling Samsung phones of all time, was hit by some bad news in the form of several dangerous explosions. The device was recalled twice, and while several users didn't want to return the handset, Samsung eventually eliminated all the functionality of the phablet so that anyone keeping the Note 7 would end up with a useless paperweight.

The Samsung Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition) is available in South Korea; the combination of unused Note 7 parts and refurbished components is making Note 7 fans excited for the opportunity to give the Galaxy Note 7 another chance. Besides using a combination of new and recycled parts, Samsung lowered the capacity of the battery on the Galaxy Note FE to 3200mAh from the 3500mAh used on the original device.

And that brings us to the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to be unveiled on August 23rd during Sammy's next Unpacked event. An image of the batteries for the phablet have surfaced and we can see clearly stated on the label of the part that it contains 3300mAh of power. We wonder how strong a battery Samsung might have employed on the Galaxy Note 8 had the explosion issues not taken place last year. After all, Samsung is stuffing a 4000mAh cell into the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

source: @SlashLeaks

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Regardless of what happened with the Note 7, that battery size is very disappointing. My Mi Note 2 which is similar in size to the Note 7 packs a 4000 mah battery and it was only $500 for the 128gb storage and 6gb ram version. Samsung needed to work harder to place a high capacity battery that they could be confident wouldn't explode.

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Why don't we wait and see what the battery test show? Who knows, they may have employed some new dense battery tech, which they have been rumored to be R&D for sometime now, Maybe the Amoled screen they will employed is version xxx which sips 1/2 the power the Note 7's screen did - point is lets wait and see before making any judgments. Let them announce and give us the new rumored functionalities and improvements then the reviews will pour in showing it either good or bad.

3. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Battery optimization or not, doesn't change the fact a larger battery would provide even more battery life. Let's say the Note 8 lasts 2 days with a 3300mah battery. It's probably lasting 2.5 - 3 days with 3600-4000mah. That's the point you are missing. And considering how LARGE the device is, there is no excuse as to why the battery is so small.

5. nikhil23

Posts: 472; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Higher capacity doesn't mean you get more battery life. It's always the optimization that matters. your Mi note 2 has 4000mah and still the battery life equals that of S7 edge http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_note_2-review-1532p3.php http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s7_edge-7945.php

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Nope, you missed the point that his was an apples to apples comparison. Scenario: 1. Note 8 with 3300mah optimized battery 2. Note 8 with 4000mah optimized battery The Note 8 with the 4000mah optimized battery will have far better battery life. Full stop. Side note - Considering I own the S7E and the Mi Note 2, that test is false. My Mi Note 2 has SOT around 7-9 hours consistently. My S7E is around 6-7. Don't always count on battery tests.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The test he shows is true. Your mileage may vary, but to claim it is a lie is pure stupidity. A fact is a fact whether it applied specifically to you or not.

10. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

You are stupid. Battery tests vary as well.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I thought I just said, or at least implied that. I said the tests he shows was true, your milage may vary. So that means it goes without saying that other tests may show different. It dioesn't make this test less true because another test will show different results. DUH! Again you are so quick to contradict, yet I said what you said, even if I didnt use the exact words. if you actually comprehended what I said, but you didn't. So I guess I'm smarter than you...PROVEN!

26. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I only need it to easily last a full day.

35. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

But it's fair to say you wouldn't mind if it easily lasted 2 full days. That's what I have with my current setup. Mi Note 2 lasts a 2 full days and my S7E about 1.5 days.

54. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"But it's fair to say you wouldn't mind if it easily lasted 2 full days." How about it's fair to say you wouldn't mind if it easily lasted a full week? Then just buy a car battery and stop littering the comment section with your unnecessary posts of Note 8's battery capacity.

109. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I wonder why you are so much touchy?? I can see agony in you and some others, but why?? What's wrong if he is providing a logical reason to have a larger battery?? Do you own the comments section?? It is amazing that you are suggesting him to buy a car's battery when he is talking about a phone battery. Can you put a car's battery inside your phone?? You cannot. Are you an immature person??

110. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That guy has been pissing people off with his comments about the Note8 battery capacity in many articles now. He even admitted there is a possibility that Samsung put just 3300mAh because Samsung wants to play it safe, so as to not repeat the same Note 7 battery fiasco last year... Yet he says that's not a good enough reason for the small 3300mAh battery and that he expect 4000mAh. Really? How can playing safe by using a smaller battery capacity isn't a good enough reason??? And hey, read LebronJamesFamboy's comment #18, he said the same thing to techie: "stop littering the comments section with unnecessary long posts" So I simply used his words against him.

62. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, more is better. But it doesn't matter to me if it only goes once day, it's going to sit on the charger every day for six hours or more. Oh, and kudos to PA for adding an edit button to the mobile site. Much better.

75. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Again lets wait and see. Maybe Samsung will surprise us. Can't pass judgement till the reviews are in. Suppose with some sort of optimization feature this battery last 2 - 3 day. Then would you still feel they failed because putting a 4000mw battery would have given 3-5 days? I understand the need for our devices to last longer and I am with you on that. All I am saying is lets wait and see before we say - BAD Samsung!

111. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

This meand that you use more S7E than Mi Note 2 during the day. Using 2 phones during a day it will give some push to one or another. Get it?

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Did you say the same for Apple? Fair is air in love or hate. Right? So the iPhone PLus models are all just as big as the S8+, why does it have a less than 3000Mah battery? HMMM So using your words, the present iPhoen 7+ in my case last about 6.5 hours on a single charge, even though its featureles compared to the Note especially and the Galaxy S. So if the iPhone has a 3600-4000MAH battery, that means it will last 1.5 days, and thus why is Apple not giving us that? Yet they charge just as much. So are you gonna agree? Or are you on your typical Samsung hate tirade?

9. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

TechieXP - This is why everyone thinks you are stupid. They run different operating systems. Now please, stay out of this conversation because we weren't even talking about Apple.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It doesn't matter. It hasn't stopped people from comparing battery life on a phone running iOS vs Android or in this case Samsung Android. The reality of the fact is, software optimization matters no matter what the battery size is. After the Note 7 issue, Samsung can't afford to take a risk. Its safe or be sorry. Sorry you are to stupid to see that. I may be stupid to you, but I know I' smarter than you. By a huge lot. lol MIUI is based on Android, so I don't see how the software is all that diffeent. I think that makes you stupid. Its like comparing battery life on Samsung Android vs HTC Android vs Google Android. Its all Android no matter what skin they shove on top

15. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

You idiot, I never said software optimization didn't matter. You obviously suck at reading. I said if you put two SAME phones side by side that BOTH have optimized batteries with respective software, the phone with a LARGER battery would last LONGER. You are stupid as hell. You ain't winning this argument. You are so wrong it's not even funny. To believe you are an IT consultant....but this stupid.

20. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

TechieXP might be the dumbest person i have ever encountered on the internet lol

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet I'm still smarter than you? For one, I never have to like my own comments. DERP!

103. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+100 for techie That is so true.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Again you are stupid, because I never said you said otherwise. Don't put words in my mouth dude. FACT - You claim GSMARENA test was a lie simply because your results were not the same. The fact isno matter what test is performed on a device, your results will vary not because of the test type, but because no 2 people will have their phone setup identically. I assume most sites do phone battery run don test with the stock software. In that case, if you took all your paps off you phone and ran the exact same tests, then because you phone is exactly the same, it should test with similar results. But once you add apps or change setting, every change will affect the result. You are pissed because i called you out because you disqualified a test simply because your results were different. That's stupid. I never called you stupid in the begin. I said you disagreeing with said test was stupid. But now you are stupid for calling me stupid for trying to change what I said, when I never even remote said anything you said. I never said you you said software optimization didn't matter. If I did...SHOW ME! Maybe you need to go back to school and learn how to read what people say, and not read into what they say. I didnt type between the lines. I made a direct statement of fact.

47. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

IT consultant my ass. He got his degree from McDonald's happy meal that's for sure.

104. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And he still knows more then you trolls.

22. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 594; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Techie is right tho you still see people compare Samsung battery life to Apples and they have different operating systems, so if its fine before why can't he do it now?

25. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Because you both seem to be missing Lebron's overall point, and it's very simple. A larger battery with battery optimization will last longer when utilized on the same platform. The Note 8 is huge, which is why many are disappointed that Samsung didn't include at least a 3500mah since it would last longer than a 3300mah. Apple has nothing to do with this argument. They should have beefier batteries too if they increase the size of the iPhone 7+, like samsung did with the note.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one said a larger battery with equal or better optimization would be bad. I certainly never said he was wrong. What I did say specifically is, that after the Note 7 issue last year, a bigger battery is simply not worth the risk for Samsung to potentially to have back to back failed devices for the same reason. If this was Apple they wouldn't give s**t because you all would buy it anyways. Samsung wont get that same love. You are a jerk and I think you are the dumbest person on the internet I've ever met. I never said a bigger battery in general would be a bad idea. if what happened to the Note 7 didn't happen, then I would expect the Note 8 because of its size would have had a larger battery. But the fact him (Lebron) and you (fanboy troll) are dismissing the facts about the Note 7 as asking for a larger battery, actually shows who is really the dumbest person on the internet.

50. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

are you seriously arguing over 200mah? how pointless is that whether 3300 or 3500 the battery will vary by user so everyone can just STFU. in the politest way possible.

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