New Samsung video shows how to keep your Galaxy Note 8 secure


Samsung this week released a video aimed at current andfuture Galaxy Note 8 owners. As you can see below, the video shows how to keepall the info and data on your Note 8 secure - from choosing a screenlock pattern or PIN, to setting up the rear fingerprint scanner, registeringyour face for facial recognition, or setting up the iris scanner.   


Of course, there's nothing too complicated revealed in the video. Ifyou've used a recent Samsung flagship before, you probably already know what todo to keep your new smartphone secure.


One particular thing to mention when it comes to safeguarding yourGalaxy Note 8 is that face recognition is not as secure as iris recognition, a pattern, password,or PIN. That's because, as it also happens on the Galaxy S8, the Note 8'sfacial recognition system can be fooled by a photo of you. Thankfully, a disclaimerabout this shows up on the Galaxy Note 8 before you actually set up facerecognition.

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2700; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! Note 8, eh? Easier to crack while at the same time harder to crack! What a nut! A colleague of mine put his S8+ face-down very 'VERY' gently and its screen... CRACKED! It's bananas to think just how fragile the curved displays on The Samsung 8 Trio are. There's a whole article about it on Independent: Couple that with dual apps, useless features (Bixby, anyone?), TOO thin 18.5:9 aspect ratio, oddly placed FPS (right next to the camera! Weird...) and a sky high price tag and The glorious Note 8 doesn't look or feel glorious! LG V30 for the win! G'Day!

2. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

It has something to do with the curves display it makes the glass integrity weak once a pressure has been applied on the either corners. I wished samsung would sell a non curved display again. I agree fps is oddly placed but somehow you'd get used to it. Bixby is not really yet ready for primetime who knows what samsung doing rn maybe with their S9 and their version of neural engine theyd be pretty useful? LG v30 seems a good buy too :)

3. tangbunna

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

never open your eyes in public. intruder can crack your iris sensor. lol

12. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

That's bull. Phones also have curved glass on the back. Why would the front crack easier? I don't use bumpers or cases and the last time I cracked a display was when I accidentally slammed my plastic galaxy S4 into concrete, years ago. So, plastic is statistically more fragile than glass in the reality I live in.

15. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Both can crack i saw a lot of s8 have both cracked glasses. It really depends on how the device fell but if it hit the corners there's a huge chance of cracking the glass of either front or back or both.

19. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

False. The curve doesn't make the glass any weaker. That liek saying a curve drinkign glass is more fragile vs any other drinkign glass. Glass breaks. What is fair to say is the curve glass without a bezel makes the glass have more exposed area. Hwoever he "claimed" his friend only set his phone face down and it broke. That is a complete lie unless he dropped it or applied significant pressure. I always lay my phone face down because when I am in bed and it rings, I get to see the color and know if I want to waste time getting up to answer. All phone will last pretty much forever if you simply take care of it. I always put a 9H glass in my phones, so at least if I drop it, that glass will break and not the main glass and I simply replace the 9H cover which is cheap.

4. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Go troll somewhere else old fool! This article is about security on the note 8. Keep your bulls**t outta here

10. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

iPhone X all the way. Make way for legend

11. Georgio

Posts: 329; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Make way for a basic phone(iPhone) lol Come on people its 2017 ; are us still using an iPhone?

13. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

"Please buy the iPhone X, sir. We don't want it to flop like the iPhone 8!"

14. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

At least it's notchless hahahaha

17. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"A colleague of mine put his S8+ face-down very 'VERY' gently and its screen... CRACKED!" Not going to say it's not fragile because any glass is. This is just bullsh*t,

18. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Good thing we all have different opinions. If you friend only just laid down his phone, it wouldn't have cracked. If your story is even true and it doesn't matter if it is or not; All glass breaks. Either be careful with it, or get something with a plastic screen or buy a 9H hard glass and place over it which is what I usually always do. I've never had a screen crack with the 9H cover on them on any phone ever. Gl;ass breaks no matter what its made out of. Tell us something we don't know. Guess what, 3 pane glass will break if you hit it hard enough with your head. Useless features? Or maybe they aren't useful to you. I've been using Bixby as occasional as I use Google and Siri. Its handy when I need it, and when I don't I can turn it off. Sky-high price tag? With month payment you will never pay fthe full price if you upgrade every year. Also I got 2 Notes for the price of one. So in 12 months I will have basically paid for half of one. Note 8, the best phone for Q3/4 of 2017 and the S8 the best phone for 2018. Since the S7's have already taken first place for 2 years and counting. G-Day!

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Note 8 is much more secure than iPhone x that uses it's stupid and flawed face recognition. Samsung know exactly what it's doing and provide us the most productive choices ever.

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1577; Member since: Oct 27, 2011


20. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Actually, no one security means are any betere than any other. What Samsung does is tie all their security features to Samsung Knox which has receive awards and has proven theft deterrent technology. This happened in 2015. It is a top notched, no pun intended over any mobile security platform. All face recognition is flawed because they all have the same points of failure. Which is why FPS/Touch ID is a better solution. Apple dumped it like an idiot and the fans don't even care. But they will when they go to face unlock and they see how much it fails. I tried face unlock on every Android I've ever own and even though it works, it not as consistent as the finger/pattern/password.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1577; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If you visit the Verizon website and look up the reviews of the S8 or S8 plus they have so many people complaining about the screen cracking. Many people complaint about the same issue. Is it true is the screen super fragile??

8. iushnt

Posts: 3180; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I have seen 2 Gs8 falls before me. It withstood serious falls.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31772; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Drop any glass screen at the right angle, on the right surface, from the right night, and see what happens. Mine is in a case, handled with care.

21. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Yes. Because all smartphone screens are made of glass and they crack. Also, remember its not the display glass that is breaking, its the outer glass which is thin and weak. If the outside glass was sealed tight to the display glass, it wouldn't break so easy. But because its only held with adhesive along the sides and not in the middle, the glass has nothing to help it be stronger.

9. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

so far so good.. no cracks. You should also keep an eye on forums such as xda where the real life cases are shared.. more details the than paid stories.. For me Bixby is so useful while driving, no need to touch the device, just vocal commands. If your hands are small you will never get used with that. NoG'Day! :P

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