Results: Note FE vs Note 8 - here's which one you like more!

Results: Note FE vs Note 8 - here's which one you like more!

About a month or so ago, Samsung released the so-called Galaxy Note Fan Edition. A re-re-launched Galaxy Note 7, with the same hardware, design, and safe battery, only available in limited numbers and, apparently, only meant for Sammy's home market over at South Korea. Yeah, many were confused at Samsung's decision to launch any type of Note so close to the Note 8's release, but the fact that the launch was so limited makes the Note FE's existence look a little less baffling.

So, what are the differences? The Note FE has last year's Snapdragon 821 and 4 GB of RAM. But hey, it has a physical home button with a fingerprint scanner on the front. The Note 8 has the top-notch Snapdragon 835, 6 GB of RAM, the dual camera, and the new 18.5:9 aspect ratio... but also a rather hefty price tag and a weirdly placed fingerprint scanner.

We thought we'd ask you — if you were able to buy both, which one would you go for? Here's how that poll went:

Would you buy a Note FE or Note 8?

Note FE for sure!
36.03%
Note 8 of course!
63.97%

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37 Comments

1. Rocket

Posts: 627; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Gime a note 6 ;)

2. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... YOU CAN HAVE THAT IN THE DREAMLAND...

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Or you can have it in the Note FE.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The note 8's price is unjustifiable. Even the iPhone didn't reach this level of pricing. Samsung dropped the ball with this one.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The iPhone 8 is supposed to be a $1000+, so not sure why you say even the iPhone didn't reach that level.

6. Nopers unregistered

i spent £819 on my iPhone 7+ and the Note 8 is £869. If I wasn’t so invested in the Apple ecosystem I’d switch right over but I’ve got about £100 of apps and a few other reasons as to why I’d want to stay. I’d say the price of phones in general has gone a bit whack but profit margins drive innovation.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Do you have an iPad? If so you can keep your paid apps and switch to your preferred oem but it's your call. See what you can do.

17. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Most of those apps you will find for free on Android(and don't listen bs that are not as good as on iOS) But with Note and S Pen you will find a new world with apps, that will never be or work good on iOS. S Pen is not only for jotting or for artists, as the media say. It's fully capable mouse and more

23. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Most of those apps you will find for free on Android" And that's because people would pirate them.. "(and don't listen bs that are not as good as on iOS)" They aren't. As a prominent user of both platforms, Android apps are usually far less polished and far more uninspired. "But with Note and S Pen you will find a new world with apps," Bruh... what? "that will never be or work good on iOS." Samsung could sell you s**t and call it a fudge sundae. Seriously, do you even hear yourself right now? "S Pen is not only for jotting or for artists, as the media say." Oh God... what sexual misconducts are you performing with that pen? "It's fully capable mouse and more" I'm pretty sure it's none of that... at all.

31. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

As a very prominent user of android and iOS. I respectfully disagree that Apps are more polished on iOS than Android for the simple reason of requiring onscreen menu buttons and back typically due to the fact apple doesn't have a separate system level button to go back Also you will find a lot of instances where popular apps do not function well on one platform over the other. (See Trello for an example. It's a mess on iOS enough for my wife to not use trello on her 7+ anymore because of the stutters and responsiveness) As for S pen, it's a boatload more precise way of interacting with the smartphone than say a finger I actually use my pen a lot during phone calls, jotting down memos to look at later

36. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I disagree with Apps being more polished on iOS. I find almost equal except on both.

26. Xilam unregistered

I found that most of the apps are very parallel to pricing on iOS vs android. Some are actually cheaper on iOS some are cheaper on android - you're not being helpful by lying. Plus you don't know which apps he has - you can't claim what you said. -- Nopers, here's what I found out from switching - game progression very easy to switch even if you spent on IAP's. So don't worry there, the only problems I ran into was apps and games that don't exist on android (or iOS) in that case you need to find comparable utility apps that you may need. Likewise you'll find that android and iOS have their native features that will take care some of the needs you compensated by apps on whatever platform you're switching from - so that may save you a few bucks. When I moved from iPhone 5s - I asked for refunds from some recent apps that I invested in knowing I wouldn't use that anytime soon. Apple had no issues refunding my money for any reason. I had a biology app that I had to pay $40 for with couple IAP, I got a refund for it all a year later - as it was not available on android. (I know that was a cheap ass way to deal with it - but I'm not as rich as most of you guys claim - I promised myself to reinvest if I can ever afford an iPhone again). A few camera apps, that I just paid to remove ads and android didn't have the add free versions anyway - so it just using the version they had but with ads. The rest are apps I haven't used in a year or so. So I'm not missing them much.

7. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

what do you mean by 'even the iPhone'. which iPhone is superior to Note 8. lets see how iPhone8 will be priced. then we will compare.

12. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 714; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

LOL! The only thing that is good on note 8 are as follows: 1. Same display as the galaxy s8+ 2. Has two Camera lens. 3. It has the same features as the galaxy S8+. Only difference is the stylus. If the iphone 8's price is gonna be above $1,000 mark. Here's the ff. reasons: 1. It will have 120hz pro motion display which is already been used on the newest ipad pro 2017. 2. 512GB internal storage. 3. Triple speaker system. 4. Dual camera system with AR capabilities. 5. It will be the first phone to have 90% extreme screen to body ratio.

18. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

You truly think they'd give users 512GB? I'd expect 128 or 256GB tops. And who truly cares for speakers on a phone, stereo speakers 2 inches apart doesn't make sound all much better. Headphones make for great sound. And as for the Ratio, Isn't the Essential Phone more screen than i8 is expected to be?

21. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Gonna disagree on the stereo speakers. I've had phones with dual stereo, and it does sound better. Heck, even dual mono front facing would be better than one on the bottom. But I want true stereo, not the half-assed iPhone stereo.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Do agree, Stereo speakers are better then one. I also agree that if I want to listen to music on my phone headphones are the only way.

15. Tipus

Posts: 795; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Dude iphone will start at $999. Stop trolling for once

19. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Do you have any official confirmation for your claim?

32. Tipus

Posts: 795; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You never needed any official confirmation to bash Note 8. Now, when it's about apple, suddenly you need one. What a hypocrite :)

33. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/buy/ Now do you have an official confirmation for the iPhone's retail price? Or are you gonna cry like a little sheep?

34. Tipus

Posts: 795; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Lmao!! i forgot your math skills are fucked up (85+25=100), but go on, keep it up :))))))

35. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

So you have nothing to provide. Keep up the s-sheep work.

27. fyah_king unregistered

You can trade in a phone for $300-$425 off the regular price.

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's only possible if you were a previous Note7 owner.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8 all the way. 19 days left baby.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now you've done it. You're gonna get a Mxybatarang to the back of your head.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Holy mxymite

13. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO You are so in for it.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is your last 19 days on this earth. With Note 8 in your hand your days are numbered. After that you'll RIP in heaven...lol

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