Results: Are you excited for the Note 8 later this year?

Results: Are you excited for the Note 8 later this year?
With the Galaxy S8, Samsung had to both do some serious damage control, yet still push the envelope further, so 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.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the result of those efforts and we'd say that Samsung did a really good job! Well, some are definitely wary, seeing as what happened to the Note 7, and will probably wait a few months before casting a final verdict, 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, we thought we'd ask you how you feel about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Here are the results!

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

Can't wait! Hurry it up there, Samsung!
67.23%
Optimistic, but cautious (let's see how well the S8 does)
22.97%
Nope, staying safe and not touching a Samsung this year... or ever
9.8%

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32 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm excited to see what the Note 8 will entail, but I'm even more curious about the foldable phone they're working on.

6. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Things they must improve for Note 8: 1. Lag - Crucial they fix lag. Lag during game performance is BS, as well as FPS drops when scrolling 2. Ram - We gotta get 6gb ram option like they did in China 3. Battery Size - Give us a 4000mah 4. Throttling fix - Has to be fixed. Source for Lag - Arstechnica S8 Review. As for now, S8 / S8+ = NO BUY

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

was that pre day 1 update? I run it on medium power saving mode 24/7 and get no lag what so ever on anything.

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Remixfa. Install world of tank Blitz. go into the game option and put all graphic options to max. Play for about an hours. your phone will keep on going way below 60 fps sec making strange lag and screen refresh... My G5 dont lag at all in thats game never go below 60 fps. Same on G6. But S8 go down to 45 fps at time ( S7 gone down to 15 fps at time so good improvement )

20. VasiliS7

Posts: 193; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

You have to know everyone who haven't owned an S8 they all have to deal with lag but the real owners are all happy with their devices that run smoothly. S8 is a beast, Note 8 will be the king of beasts.

12. Instigator

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Ars Technica are incredibly anti-Samsung, so that doesn't count as a proper source. There is a video of the guy from Ars at the S8 launch, and you can see him trying to find faults that aren't there as he pulls a very negative face. Samsung shouldn't even have invited him. Many of these big tech sites are just taking cash from Apple and Google, there are very few who provide unbiased reviews.

25. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

The Ars writer may be anti-Samsung, but the stuttering and dropping frames during scrolling is very real. Every Samsung phone I have owned or used has this problem. I don't understand why Samsung can't fix its Touchwiz software. Perhaps they should scrap Touchwiz/Android and go with Tizen...after they fix Tizen.

27. JohnnyD

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

How about going to a store and trying one yourself instead of taking into account the reviews Apple sites do of the Competition? PS: You were never a potential client.

32. DarylHall

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

If galaxy devices were anywhere near as laggy, glitchy, and gimmicky as the tech media claimed people would stop buying them. There are plenty of power users who continue to buy Galaxies because our experiences are nothing like how they're represented and beyond the features the tech media like to cherry pick that no one cares about there are pages and pages of features and capabilties that stock android isn't even capable of with rooting and modding. Nexus and pixel devices are meant for rooting and modding, Galaxies are meant to be used as is and offer all the same super powers you'd have to root and spend hours tinkering to gain plus a lot more. I rooted and modded my nexus 6p to the gills and while it's fun for stuff like WiFi killer, it's not nearly as functional as even my S7 was. As soon as marshmallow came around all Android devices became just as smooth and snappy with a standard rate of problematic issues across all devices. For every galaxy devices with issues like they describe there are just as many pixels that are just as bad. The vast majority of people have no issues at all. The pixel was just allowed to shed itself of all its glitchy laggy stereotypes while galaxy devices weren't allowed the same kindness. My wife and I both had our S7s for more than a year before upgrading to the S8 and thanks to the built in optimization feature they're both snappier and more battery efficient than when we first unboxed them. The problem I see all the time are people who are convinced by the tech media that galaxy devices are bloated and so install snake oil apps like package disablers and Greenify hoping to fix a problem that was never even there and end up with a glitchy laggy device with horrible battery as a result. They then blame the device for it as if it happened naturally. Confirmation bias is a hell of a thing.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

All these sudden note 8 articles. Or is there something you know that we don't PA? I'd much rather prefer leaks at this time. Will be more useful to me. *sips coffee*

23. Cat97

Posts: 1775; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

These articles are made such that search engines index the Note 8 pages from this site and provide more traffic when the Note 8 is released and heavily searched.

2. trqster

Posts: 175; Member since: May 17, 2013

IMO Note 8 will be the one smartphone to beat this year, with the synaptics fingerprint screen tech and proper double camera. Until then ill keep rocking my speed daemon on a budget flagship killer OPO 3T thank you.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1775; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

A dual camera is as useful as a double toothbrush.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I agree, I don't really care if they do it or not.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not if done right.

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You obviously never tried LG G5 dual camera lol. Wide angle lense is a very useful tool more than iphone 7+ dual lense with wana be zoom.

26. willk

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

The dual camera is why I went with the G6 and not the S8. Had it on the G5 and V20. Would not want a phone without it.

28. JohnnyD

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

The camera on the G6 is a disgrace, so disappointed... It's such a downgrade from the V20 and the G5... Video has color at 500% and photos of moving objects are horrendous. There's a huge loss of detail as well when compared to the V20.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Err, that will be the Iphone Edition. That already has my sweet name written all over it tbh. *grin*

4. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

People don't even know what this thing is going to sport for hardware or features and I'm sure most of us have the intention to purchase it. They could just give us an s pen and an even bigger screen and most of us would still be wild for it as long as they make sure it they don't put their fiasco on a repeat.

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Definitely. But also for the V30 and the successor of the XZ.

13. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I would love to be stoked for the successor of the XZ but alas, I am one of the many Americans that use a CDMA network.

11. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

More excited for Nokia 8 and 9 to be honest

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Having the S8 Plus, makes me a little less excited, and more curious.

15. JocularJ

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Having the Note5 makes me a little curious, and more excited

19. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

if it will be stillborn like the galaxy s8 please samsung don't let it come

21. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

so you people want your phone blow up in your face or even worse. ok its your funeral

30. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

iphones blow up and kill people...samsung devices just burn up in smoke LOL

22. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

if it will be like s8 plus but with 0.2 inch more, and with s pen ! I will not be excited!

24. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Note 8 or Pixel 2 for me.

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