09-14-2017 08:36 PM
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  1. owensch1's Avatar
    I am so torn with the decision of whether to purchase the Note 8 or not. I was disappointed to say the least at the unveiling since there were no groundbreaking surprises or really anything dramatic that separates it from s8. The dual camera seems to be more gimmicky than functional, there was no increase in the S pens capabilities, and the screen is hardly any bigger. It didn't need to be any bigger in my opinion anyway. I'm leaning toward keeping the Note 5 and trying to be as patient as I can not to give in and purchased a note 8 and just wait for the 9. What are all you Note 5 users thinking now that the 8 has been unveiled?
    08-24-2017 11:39 AM
  2. jmj227's Avatar
    I wasn't considering the upgrade until I saw the trade in deals for the N5. Best Buy has an offer for half off with trade of a N5 plus $150 bill credit on Verizon. That brings the Note 8 down to about $300. And it included a samsung fast wireless charger and micro SD.

    Very tempting! My biggest concern is battery life. I can't imagine it will be very good.
    08-24-2017 11:46 AM
  3. owensch1's Avatar
    Really? Half off??
    08-24-2017 12:13 PM
  4. owensch1's Avatar
    I wasn't considering the upgrade until I saw the trade in deals for the N5. Best Buy has an offer for half off with trade of a N5 plus $150 bill credit on Verizon. That brings the Note 8 down to about $300. And it included a samsung fast wireless charger and micro SD.

    Very tempting! My biggest concern is battery life. I can't imagine it will be very good.
    Where did you read that at?
    08-24-2017 12:15 PM
  5. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Where did you read that at?
    Need to know immediately. Have pristine Note 5 and Verizon account.
    08-24-2017 01:15 PM
  6. Scott Currence's Avatar
    I am till I see what goes on. I never jump on day one phones. I did on the iPhone 4 and I was a huge hunk of crap that I was stuck with a long time. I don't want an edge screen phone either.
    08-24-2017 03:32 PM
  7. jmj227's Avatar
    Verizon's website has the half off deal for trade in. Best buy's website includes another $150 credit which brings the 2 year price for Note 8 to $12.75 on Verizon. I'm not sure how you go about it since it's a pre-order and you also need to trade in your phone. Only certain phones are eligible.
    owensch1 likes this.
    08-24-2017 03:56 PM
  8. owensch1's Avatar
    That sounds like a hell of a deal and may be enough to convince me
    08-24-2017 04:32 PM
  9. badgerfrisch's Avatar
    How long is the Best Buy deal running? I'd love to wait and see how people feel about the phone when they hit the world for real.
    owensch1@gmail.com likes this.
    08-25-2017 09:05 AM
  10. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    Note 8 all the way, lately the battery sucks on my note 5
    debdroid1a likes this.
    08-25-2017 11:59 AM
  11. pduffer's Avatar
    I wasn't considering the upgrade until I saw the trade in deals for the N5. Best Buy has an offer for half off with trade of a N5 plus $150 bill credit on Verizon. That brings the Note 8 down to about $300. And it included a samsung fast wireless charger and micro SD.

    Very tempting! My biggest concern is battery life. I can't imagine it will be very good.
    Isn't the half off just for former Note 7 owners?
    08-25-2017 11:55 PM
  12. kirksucks's Avatar
    Well it's not "out". If it was I'd be holding it my hands right now typing this.
    08-26-2017 02:12 AM
  13. jmj227's Avatar
    No the half off from Verizon is for these phones (see pic). This is from Best Buy's website.
    Attached Thumbnails Now that the Note 8 is out, who's sticking with the Note 5?-screen-shot-2017-08-26-6.37.26-am.png  
    08-26-2017 05:39 AM
  14. kirksucks's Avatar
    What condition does it need to be in? My screen is delaminating from the top left corner.
    08-26-2017 10:00 AM
  15. owensch1's Avatar
    What condition does it need to be in? My screen is delaminating from the top left corner.
    Mine too, exact same spot!!
    08-26-2017 10:08 AM
  16. srgonu's Avatar
    played with note 8 in best buy yesterday. it's just awesome.
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    08-26-2017 12:19 PM
  17. owensch1's Avatar
    I too played with the note today and I have to say.....damn it's sweet and a lot better in person that just reading about it. It is a great upgrade to the Note 5.
    Carlo Villa and debdroid1a like this.
    08-26-2017 05:26 PM
  18. jlost's Avatar
    Me.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    08-26-2017 06:41 PM
  19. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    Just ordered my new Note 8!!!! Goodbye Note 5
    debdroid1a likes this.
    08-28-2017 07:37 AM
  20. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I preordered the Note 8 on Saturday. I've had my Note 5 since launch day. Time for a new phone.
    I see it as a huge upgrade from the Note 5.
    Can't wait!
    Carlo Villa and owensch1 like this.
    08-28-2017 07:47 AM
  21. owensch1's Avatar
    After reading a few articles about what the 8 is missing and what should be in the s9 and hopefully Note 9, I've decided to be patient and wait for a phone that the note 8 should have been.
    08-29-2017 12:07 PM
  22. Climb14er's Avatar
    I had an excellent conversation with VZ manager. Told them I thought the Note 8 offer was stacked in VZ and Sammys favor. In order to get half off deal, I have to sign two year contract and give up my Note 5. Too much I said! He came back to me and will credit my remaining balance to the Note 8 to lower my price and already credited me the upgrade fee. He'll call me next week to see if I want to order Note 8. I'm still hesitating... two year contract... give up Note 5... wanted this as backup phone. I might upgrade... we'll see. I've been on VZ long time, they don't want me to port out.
    08-29-2017 07:36 PM
  23. pool_shark's Avatar
    Note 8 all the way, lately the battery sucks on my note 5
    Same here.
    A coworker of mine has the S8+, I thought the edge screen would bother me but it seems much improved. I just hope it isn't fragile.
    08-31-2017 05:28 PM
  24. marz at play's Avatar
    I'm keeping the Note 5. The finger print sensor is in a weird and uncomfortable position, I don't like the edge on a screen, there's no need for a Bixby button imo, and the aspect ratio makes the phone seem too tall and thin. To be honest the Note 8 should have been like the new LG V30. If it had an S Pen, I'd be switching to LG.
    srgonu likes this.
    09-02-2017 05:22 PM
  25. brothamoveson's Avatar
    I'm definitely switching been waiting since I returned my Note 7. Waiting to have expandable storage again.
    09-11-2017 08:20 PM
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