After seeing the Galaxy S8, are you excited for the Note 8 later this year?

After seeing the Galaxy S8, are you excited for the Note 8 later this year?
So, with the Galaxy S8, Samsung had some serious mending to do, after the whole Note 7 fiasco, while still pushing the envelope of the smartphone concept further. A task that required damage control, progress, and innovation, intertwined in such a way that the company doesn't lose its footing in the highly competitive smartphone market, but even puts out a product that people can't stop drooling over.

Seeing the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, we'd say that Samsung did really, really well in that balancing act. Well, we can definitely hear the critics saying "Wait to see if they explode!", and that's fair. But Sammy was so adamant to drop apology after apology, followed by a barrage of quality control assurances over the past few months, that it's hard to not give the company the benefit of the doubt.

So, all that said, how do you feel about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, now that we've seen the beautiful gems that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are?

After seeing the S8, how excited are you about the Note 8?

Can't wait! Hurry it up there, Samsung!
Optimistic, but cautious (let's see how well the S8 does)
Nope, staying safe and not touching a Samsung this year... or ever



1. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I can't wait. I do wish I could get my hands on a exynos note 8.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Same here. Really hoping their Canadian version is Exynos this time, just like the S7 was (not sure of the S8). Otherwise, would have to import...

26. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The Snapdragon is better this time around. It has better overall performance and is more efficient. Samsung really screwed up the exynos this time around. The voltage bins are really bad and hence it actually has worse efficiency compared to Exynos 8890 in the S7. It benchmarks better though, and will open apps quicker due to UFS 2.1 compared to 2.0 in the Snapdragon. Since the note 8 will use the same processor, not touching it with an 8 foot pole.

32. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You weren't going to anyway.

34. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I was going to buy the S8. In fact, I was certain of it and kept the money ready to pre-order it. And then the reviews arrived, and left a sour taste in my mouth. FYI, I have been pretty consistent buyer of the S series. I have owned the S2, S4 and the S6; all three of which were amazing devices. S8 is the first even-numbered galaxy S I won't be buying, and just because Samsung screwed the processor and hence the battery is trash. If the note 8 comes with a new improved Exynos, I will certainly look at it.

39. Lodix

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Yields are bad,but any proof that the Exynos 8995 is less efficient compared to last year ? Andrei didn't say that ( yet ).

54. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

He did say that. Check his Twitter.

45. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The battery in my s8+ is more than sufficient to get thru a full day and then some on a charge. I'm not sure what you would be doing with yours but I would wager it could handle it. Mine has been off charger for about 13 hours now and still has more than 60% battery and thats with me using it most of the day on facebook watching videos playing games.

56. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Good for you. There is incredible variance between units right now. Seems like you got the good one. The reason I'm buying a new phone is because my OP3 barely lasts a day. I'm not going to buy another phone that does the same.

46. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Same. hope this time around Samsung really brings something new to the table rather than usual S Pen upgrades and a larger screen.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

YEs, because reviews are facts and you will experience the exact same thing they claim they did?! I saw the reviews too. I never listen to them. Real tech smart people never do. The only thing that happened so far to me that was bad; I was viewing a video on facebook and the video froze, my screen went black and then the device rebooted. It only happened once. I'm not worried about it though. Its been smooth, its faster than the Note 7/S7 for sure.

57. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I'm not talking about reviews. I'm talking about factual voltage bins and things Your brain doesn't interpret. Besides, I'm talking about the exynos. The snapdragon seems fine. The E8895 takes a lot more voltage to run the same frequency as he 8890. And that's bad, very bad.

41. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Tyrion is right... saw report thats S8 exynos still throttle to a lesser degree but 40 fps in world of tank blitz after 45 min of gaming is pathetic for such a device. LG G6 keep 60 fps stable so something clearly wrong..

55. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

That's mostly due to lack of optimization. Other games like GTA are also glitchy on the new G71. The issue is with the CPU, the GPU is fine and is much faster than SD835 and 821. And even with the CPU, the issue is efficiency, not speed of throttling.

50. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The S7 exynos GPU was slower than the SD 820, by a good amount.

18. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Nope, staying safe and not touching a Samsung EVER

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Mate, only lg (in g6) and Samsung are now using supper safe battery's in there phones, what do you plan to buy?

53. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017


2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I can't wait. I do wish I could get my hands on a exynos note 8.

9. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

You will. I'm hoping to do the same. Loving my Exynos S7 Edge.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sorry double post

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Make that triple.

31. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Triple what. I accidentally did a double post and did mean too.

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"sorry double post" on a new thread makes it triple. Lol.

38. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG really, stupid


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The note 7 was my best phone ever. I can't wait to replace my Nexus 6 and 6p. Although I hear that Google is going all screen screen with the pixels I will pass Google up for a note 8.

5. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I've been excited about it since the recall. Seeing the S8+ only increased my excitement.

7. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I've been more excited about the Note series than just the headlining flagships, but really Samsung has impressed on all floors (except for Bixby- for now).

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I applaud Samsung for falling on their own sword... They handled that note 7 situation the best way they could... Could they have done some things better? Yes, but at least they did something rather than nothing... Moving onto the Note 8... Most of the people I've talked to said they are going to get the note 8 in spite of last year's problems, they stated that there's no phone like it that can do what the note does... The S8 sales speak volumes that a company can still compete after having a devastating product failure... I'm looking forward to getting the Note 8 without any hesitation just as I did with the S8+... Hopefully Samsung gives us note 7 user's some type of discount or extra gift when buying the Note 8...

10. SaRPeR

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Still waiting for refurbished Note 7...

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