Which is your favorite feature of the Galaxy Note series?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is up for pre-orders already and, with everything we know about the device, it's definitely a heavy-hitter. Well, that's sort of a running themse for the Note devices so far — they usually come some months after the Galaxy S flagship for the year and are either packed with slightly better hardware, have more software features, or both. Of course, we also have the Samsung S Pen stylus, which is still pretty much uncontested by rival smartphones.

But it's the Note's top-shelf features that actually make it a niche smartphone — it came out when large-screened smartphones were being sneered at (but did become the trend-starter for phablets); it has a very advanced stylus, which not many find valuable; it packs experimental hardware like the iris scanner or edge screen, before the aforementioned features make it to the "flagship" Galaxy S line.

So, all this said, we wondered — what is it exactly that pulls you towards the Galaxy Note line. If you are buying a Note 8 — what's the reason for that?

What is your favorite feature about the Galaxy Note line?

The bigger display
Slight hardware upgrade over the Galaxy S
The S Pen
Any experimental novelty features it might have
Something else (comment)



29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Note 8 cameras vs iPhone 7+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ36Ta-tvXM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb8NM0ArUuo The S8 blew the doors off the iPhone 7's. But considering facts like the iPhone 6S camera was rated better than the iPhone 7, and the iPhone 7's cameras could even beat the S6 or S7 or Note 5/7 tells you who is the best and what makes the Galaxy S and Note the shiznit.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For me the dual shortcuts, BT5.0, 6GB of RAM, premium headphones in the box and the free gifts are all awesome. Gigabit modem too since I have Gigabit Wifi in my home. My S8 is so fast online, it scary how fast web pages load. Even PA with all its media and commercials everywhere.

25. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

duel camera for sure

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

The cameras fight?! That's awesome!

23. rocker91

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

It's the s pen without it its just another big phone

22. frozz

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 10, 2017

The quick note taking function while screen locked. The Best thing ever

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The S-Pen along with its featureset is my fav!

19. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

I liked the faux-leather back the note series had for two generations. I prefer it over most current metallic designs.

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's not something I would have expected anyone to say, but I can dig it. Those backs definitely had more character than they do now.

18. chenski

Posts: 802; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

It has to be the spen, right? The only unique feature it has

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Too much to single out one, but the S-Pen is up at the top. Phones too bad ass, to just pick one. It's a Note for crying out loud AKA the King.

14. talon95

Posts: 1015; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Got an email saying T-mo is packing my Note 8. Seems unlikely, and it won't actually ship for a while, but maybe it will be extra early. They do seem to ship before other carriers.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're lucky man. TMo is tops at early shipments, and updates.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

AT&T had September 5th as ship date for the Note 8, when my wife purchased hers.

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The entire damn phone is my favorite feature of the Note series. All of the above. It was made perfectly clear to me when I had to go from the Note 7 to the S7E. They are made for different people.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I really like the s8+, but using it the last couple months has made me miss the note line and can't wait to get the note 8 in hand.

9. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I never was interested in the "premium" phones until the first Galaxy Note was sporing a Wacom digitizer pen. Was happy until Note5 and Note7 were bumps in the series. Hoping that the Note8 does not have major issues.

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The Note 5 as a phone was a bump in the series. The battery issue with the Note 7 was the bump, not the phone itself.

24. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I owned the Note7 for 45 days. I had to return it.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Everything about them.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The S-Pen. It's defining feature.

5. dreyfus

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

The Note series was almost in sync with the S line with slight minimal differences... Look at Note vs.S II, Note 2 vs S3 and so on... The mainly differences were the amount of ram anside the Stylus and digitizer. So that's not so coooncludent. Every time the S line came with big differences like the changes in the behaviour of the capacitive buttons, the long form bettery on S5, the IP67. S6 changed tthe design language with glass, wireless charging. Most of the time the same year Note model, adopted the S line concepts.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

From the Note II on, the Note has always been a bigger & better version of the S model with the gap widening each year. Slight exception for the S6/S6E & S6E+. The major difference between the series was last year.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note takes on many of the S features, because the S is Samsung's flagship and is their premium device. If you look at the Galaxy line period, they all have the same basic functions as a Galaxy. But none of the other Galaxy phone copy all the S features, and the Note only gets the S top features. Both the S and Note actually go back and forth on features because they are the top to premium models. The Note is not an S with a Pen. Its a Galaxy with a pen. After beign a Note user since the Note II, only because the original Note was not available on VZW, I can say the S is a downgrade from the Note. But after the Note 7 issue, the Galaxy S is the only phone Samsung makes where you can install the Note applications and keep all your data, so it is simply the logical choice vs other Android models including Smausng's own Galaxy line of devices. Anyone who keeps claiming the Note is just an S with a pen is a foolish idiot. I don;t are who you are. They are simply not the same phone. But both being at he top benefit from each improvements to the other. So we can guess, since the Note 8 has 6GB of RAM, it is fair to say the S9 will too. But each Galaxy does have exclusive features. The note is a major improvement over the S and yes most of it revolves around the S-Pen as it should as that is how the device was marketed.

3. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Result of this voting is going to prove your other article about note 8 - calling it boring- irrelevant. It will prove that Note users are looking forward for a phone which has best currently available tech with S Pen.

1. squishypanda8

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

What are these options?? Why can’t you just say Dual Camera 6Gb RAM Bigger display Dual SIM S-Pen Other

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

They are referring to the Note series in general, not just the Note 8.

4. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Did you read the poll? It says if there is something else then comment, you idiot.

6. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

You forgot to add the dual shortcuts on the Edge panel.

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