Galaxy Note 8 vs S8+ vs S8 official battery life may leave you unimpressed


Color us unsurprised, but we just took a glimpse at the official battery life endurance numbers that Samsung is giving for the Galaxy Note 8, and the smaller battery compared to the S8+ has seemingly taken its toll. Samsung was extremely cautious with the Note 8 battery pack, opting for a smaller, 3300 mAh unit than the 3500 mAh pack of the S8+, despite that the Note 8 is the larger device. Granted, the S Pen occupies plenty of space that the S8+ doesn't have to spare, but still those of you who might have expected an excellent battery life out of the Note 8 might be in for an average endurance. 

Not that the cited 14 hours of Wi-fi browsing or 16 hours of video binge aren't good numbers for a phone with a QHD+ resolution display, they just fall short of the S8+, and are in fact on par with the Galaxy S8 and its 3000 mAh battery unit. Now, how will those numbers translate to the real-life endurance of Samsung's new phablet, and to our standardized benchmark that compares all phones set at the same screen brightness, remains to be tested, but given the similar specs, the Note 8 is unlikely to defy the laws of electricity, and pull off a better battery life than the (slightly smaller) Galaxy S8+.

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48 Comments

1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Anyway Enough ***

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Meh. Let's actually see the thing perform, we had the same doom and gloom for the standard S8 but the engineering went deeper than just software and display tricks.

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Context: the manufacturing process of the chips making the phone more energy efficient.

3. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Lets see how the v30 performs.

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

If it can get around 6 hours of screen on time, then it is good enough for me..

22. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Compromises compromises....Poor Samsung fanboys lol. Now eat your own words.

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

As long as it gets me through a heavy usage day comfortably, I am happy with it. Which I'm sure it will

16. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, and after all 90% of the day most are next to a charger and let's not forget, we have fast charging and can charge in half the time Bankz can with his iPhone.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It should get through a full day just fine... Hopefully...

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It'll score at least 85 hrs in endurance rating... most likely!

18. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

ROFLLLL SAMMY FANBOYS CRYING LMAO ****hahahahahahaah**** #TrashCometh

35. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looking forward to seeing you cry when people troll the iPhone 8 articles like the way you troll Samsung articles LOLOLOLOLOL

27. iFanatic

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Bigger and thicker.. but with a smaller battery!? Why sammy.. why..

30. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

What about the S8 Active? Seems like there has been almost no coverage of that device.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get me to those preorders, this one is coming home day one. The features are dope, and of course battery life will be great. My S8 Plus is never below 40% by bed time, as long as the Note has at least 30% (like my 7 Plus did by bed time) I'm good. The hate is real, and now...so is the Note 8.

32. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Why would I buy the Note 8 when I can get the S8+ for $21.50 a month from Best Buy? Oh, I know why, so I can brag that I have 6 GB of ram and 0.1 inch bigger of screen! That's worth it! Even though BB sell the VZW version for $32.75/month, it's still an extra $270 over the S8+ for what is essentially the same phone with a lesser battery.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was a stupid post, when you could just not buy it. You want some attention huh?

37. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

I don't know whats up with all these fruit trolls on here slamming the Note 8. Reality is most of them can't afford it and they're stuck with a 3 year old fruit phone. No hate on apple or people that use their products but why come talk shiet on something they won't/can't buy. Note 8 will be my next phone.

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

47. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Congrats on showing your ignorance, are you happy you got to bash something you can't afford?

36. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Funny... Anything is gimmick until Samsung decides to use. Glass back, waterproofing, charging without using usb , dual camera, optical zoom, assistent

38. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Uhm no....EVERYTHING ON EARTH is a gimmick until Apple uses it. Then it's godsend features and "iphone is king" babble.

39. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

All phones have unimpressive battery life. You can come me impressed when the average phone only needs 1-2 charges a week.

48. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

So true, we went from phones that lasted nearly a week on a single charge to smart phones that can't last a day. Then when we finally start seeing decent battery life they decide we need thinner phones instead of better batteries and battery life has stagnated for several years.

52. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Aahhh the good ol days of Nokia

41. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Where did PA get these "official" info? There's no specs page on their website yet.

51. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Well if that's real world usage I guess it's good enough that it is on par with S8's batt life given that it runs a bigger screen, 2Gb more ram and dual cam sensors.

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