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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Snapdragon 835 SoC gets benchmarked

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Aug 2017, 19:19

If you've seen the benchmark scores for the Exynos-based Galaxy Note 8, then it's time to compare them to those of the Qualcomm-powered model, which have just been spotted at Geekbench...

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posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:53 8

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 25558; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Right on bro. It can make things more complicated, but not always. I wanna see what Samsung does with it.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:44 1

79. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


It's not a every app feature.
I use it a lot for starting app functions (for instance, I 3D on the camera icon and select video, I don't have to open the app and slide to video).
I also use a lot of peak pop (preview links, mails, manage mails).
I use it to set the cursor when I'm writing text and I need to go back.
And the last thing I'll be talking about is replying from the lock screen.
There are more (for instance widgets), but I rarely use them (they might be important for others, I'm just saying what I think).
Is it groundbreaking? No, it's just fast and nice to have.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:52

82. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1540; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Seems like it has good potential. May be android OEM should implement em as well. These simple things makes us stick to the brand. I was once a huge fan of vannila version of android but now i find it boring bcus many simple things missing lol.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:58 1

87. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I hope Android users get all the great features from iOS (and vice-versa).

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 01:38 2

95. iushnt (Posts: 2342; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I find it quite useful in my 7 Plus and hoping it to get better functionality in the upcoming updates. I mostly use it to reply through lock screen. Just hard press the notification and reply. I also use it on my keyboard to relocate the typing cursor. Further, I also hard press the settings icon and choose wifi, Bluetooth or cellular data.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:27

72. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Tell me why do I need multi window on a 4-6" phone and what does that pen do that my finger can't on a freaking PHONE.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:38 5

74. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1540; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


May be you don't But what makes you think others don't?
iPhone and its features might be plenty for you but for other it is not. so they prefer another device or afford both if they hav enough bucks(like darkk, jealous of u lol). My friend used to ask me why people buy high-end smartphone, a redmi note 4 do everything just fine. To him an entry level smartphone is all he needs.
And my brother who only use Samsung mobiles (medium level or used one bcuz he is a careless guy) because of their smart features. He just got used to it. If in any case he got to use another brand, he complains tht its not good and feels like a different platform.
U get my point right?

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:51

81. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I'm all for that.
I just don't understand when some users think their devices are better, only because it has a feature only him a few others like him needs and use (a feature that in 99% of time allows him to do what I can do by using another feature).
I have said it a few times here, I will say it again: all high end phones are great, they do what we need them to do; Note is better than iPhone doing some tasks and is definitely worse than the same iPhone doing other tasks.
This simple thing is something than I see hard-core fans don't understand.
Oh, and the fact that more (ppi, cores, ram etc) means s**t without the software to use them.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:55

85. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1540; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I agree. I too think there is no perfect device. Its just personal preference.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 01:01

88. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I f**ked up big in terms of grammar :)))).
I apologize to native English speaking persons.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 01:12

91. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1540; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Lol. But i did understand it right. Seriously don't give too much emphasis on grammer. Wait a minute now I'm lecturing like native english speaking man. Seriously i dont know a thing about grammer i just go along with the flow and keeping filling myself with confidence by saying language is just a medium of communication all you gotta achieve is just pass the message right.. he he

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 01:19 1

92. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Well, some mistakes are so obvious that even I can't overlook them :).

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 14:16

141. Xilam (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2017)


I wish every conversation and debate here was like it is between LetsBeHonest and Leo_MC. I'm reading your dialog - and for the first time have nothing to add. You guys get internet points of the day.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 23:44

156. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I am the same in every discussion: no matter who and what I'm talking about, I only care to get the facts talking.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:40 11

76. darkkjedii (Posts: 25558; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I knew that was coming. Thats my phone can't do it, so why do I need it 101.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 00:53

83. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


No, dude, I'm really interested: I want to know why should I use more windows on a phone display when I find it cumbersome to use the same feature on a 10" tablet.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 08:07 3

116. trojan_horse (Posts: 5296; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Hey, drawing or sketching with your finger is nowhere near as accurate as with the S-Pen stylus.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 11:25

125. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


On my PHONE the way my finger draws is good enough, on a graphic tablet things are different (but I don't think you have the audacity to compare the Note with a graphical dedicated device).

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 12:20 1

130. trojan_horse (Posts: 5296; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Even on a phone, the finger simply can't be as accurate in sketching like a stylus is!!!

Am I talking to a kid, FFS? Your finger -any finger - can't be as good as a stylus when drawing the finest of lines, diagrams and signature. What the heck, man!

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 14:09

136. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


It's a phone, dude; the most accurate sketching is a circle so that I can mark some s**t.
If you draw me a Women of Algiers on a phone, I will buy you a Note 8 made of gold...

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 14:15 2

140. iushnt (Posts: 2342; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You are underestimating the SPen.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 23:49

157. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I am definitely not: it's a great tool for those who want to have one, but it's not something to judge a phone by because it only serves a strict niche of users (how many of Note users use the pen to draw something that they can't do with their finger? Let's be real, they might be only 1-2-5%).
The same goes for 3D touch: it's a great tool, but I will never dis a device just because it doesn't have it.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 08:39 1

160. iushnt (Posts: 2342; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


For me if there is no Spen in Note then it's just like any other high end android phone. May it be niche but that's what make the Notes Notes. May it be niche. But I don't know how you guessed that percentage. I have not tried to research about it. It seems you are so against the development of the Smartphones or Notes or Samsung.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 14:25 1

143. Xilam (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2017)


Leo_MC there is one thing I NEED all the time that I wasn't able to do on my iPhone - have a Note App and Calculator open on same screen. Split screen would be awesome at that even on my 5s screen. I added a calculator to my pull down notification menu and that worked, but obviously it's not the same.

Everything else, I would agree - media consumption using split screen or PIP I would not need. But that's why we have choice for those that do need it - they can get a Samsung or iPad.

You give darkjedii hard time - it's obvious from his comments that he wants those features on his iPhone - and had to resort to Samsung to get them - nothing wrong with that. (Darkjedii, in no way I'm trying to generalize you - I don't know you, so if Igor it wrong, my apologies).

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 14:33

145. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


So you would LIKE to have them side by side, you don't NEED them side by side to do your tasks; it would only HELP you do better/faster the tasks you want to do, it's not like you can't do them anyway with the iPhone.
Am I right?

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 09:27 2

119. AxelFoley (Posts: 248; Member since: 30 May 2017)


Bro, we've been hearing the "my phone doesn't have it so I don't need it excuse for 10 years now. Sometimes it's not just about doing things, but doing them faster and easier. Especially for people who love opening an app .03 seconds faster with benchmarks. This broken record has gotten pretty old:

I don't need:
MMS, I've got email
-4g, 3g is fast enough
-A big screen, 3.5 is big enough, 4 is big enough, 4.7 is big enough
-pull down notofications
- file manager
- widgets
- wireless charging
- water resistance, I don't swim with my phone
- fast charging, I charge overnight anyway

You're not saying anything new.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 09:52 1

120. darkkjedii (Posts: 25558; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said man. What I love about samsing, is that they put the features in, and let us decide to use them or not. Apple has a tendency (which they have lightened up on a bit but not nearly enough), to decide for you. That doesn't cut it with me.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 11:44

127. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Apple has the tendency to let (and encourage) developers create apps for every conceivable task (hence "there's an app for that").

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 22:29

153. AxelFoley (Posts: 248; Member since: 30 May 2017)


I'm sure those wireless charging and 4g apps the developers made were great. But, big screens to execute tasks did define a phone and forced changed after years of denial. And yet, I could find 1000 comments from Apple lovers on PA before 2014 denying it.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 00:06

158. Leo_MC (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I have been using 7 and 5s at the same time and I can tell you 5s is a better phone than 7; but 7 has proven to be a better smartphone and now I would like a plus (I don't like it so much but I would like to ditch a tablet and only go phone + laptop).
I have always found features in Android phones that I would like to have on my iPhone - one of them being high speed wireless charging - but I have features in my iPhone that are not worth giving up - fmi, iMessage and icloud.

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