08-23-2017 07:55 PM
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  1. aldo82's Avatar
    Samsung gets some bad press for their software whether it be lag or slow updates. The s7 edge for example which showed such promise is actually quite tired now and performance isn't that great.

    But people always seem to love the Note. Why is that? It seems to have an appeal even to stock android fans. They wouldn't touch a galaxy s series but would rush out and buy a note.

    I'm intrigued about the note love and where it comes from. Coming 6 months after the s series phone, is it really always that much better? What is it that makes the note so appealing to you?

    My next phone will be the Note 8, or the next pixel so I'm interested to understand the note love!
    08-22-2017 04:03 PM
  2. Old g's Avatar
    notes been out for awhile now if you haven't gotten it by now you won't . an you need to optimize you phone we still have a s7 in use even though me and my wife have the s8 and it's still holds it's own .
    08-22-2017 04:27 PM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    For me the note line has everything a phone can offer and then some. It is an absolute Beast of a phone
    08-22-2017 04:27 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    I've never given a damn about any of the S phones but I was ready to pull the trigger on the Note 7 until the Note 7 happened. I definitely like huge phones, I think the Note is the best of what Samsung is able to produce and I think that they do it in a way that will make me potentially not care about their horribad software and support lol. That said, I don't have a lot of interest in the Note 8. I'm REALLY hoping for some differentiation from the S line in more ways than "oh look, a pen!". Perhaps, bring back the flat screen, get rid of the glass body and add a little bulk to it to make it a workhorse. Something like that?
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    08-22-2017 04:32 PM
  5. 21538940075's Avatar
    Have you ever spent good quality time with a note? Spent a day using the spen? Or a week?

    I know people that still use their note 3 and 4 respectively. Most of us here probably came to the note originally for its screen size, and stuck with it because of the pen; once the direction of the phone changed with the new guy at Sammy.

    I honestly don't know what to do on a smartphone without an spen besides make literal phone calls. My fingers are too chubby to get tge same experience of my spen. And if a game doesn't let me use it, im not playing it. The only game i play without is mobile legends lol.

    I have guys at work who use their note to write locations down, or pallet counts..
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    08-22-2017 04:34 PM
  6. Katrina White1's Avatar
    My first foray into Samsung was the S2. While looking at YT videos I ran across a Note 3 video and I watched it. It was a rumor has it video b/c it wasn't released yet, but I was hooked. On release day I was 2nd in the sprint store. I've owned a Note ever since.

    What got me was she SPen and it's separate functionality, definitely not just a stylus. Each year the Note has improved in some way. It has made itself worth its cost to me in convenience. Yes, it's a big screen but I can journal, jot quick notes, magnify, 1 click screen shot, scroll pages by hovering the pen tip just above the screen, preview links, send handwritten drawings and notes, write in my calendar, precisely edit, use it for gaming... The list keeps going. The SPen functions change from year to year, but I have never felt I may as well get an S series.
    08-22-2017 04:47 PM
  7. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    My first note was the 5- So I think it's never too late to jump in the game. Out of all the phones I have tried my top favorites were the Passport and the Note 5. I've even purchased the note 5 several times over- sure do hope S Notes is back on the 8.

    The husband liked the note because at the time, it had the largest screen around- he was not interested in all about the S pen. Now, there are a lot of other options (Mate 8 and 9 are bigger) BUT I LOVE THAT PEN.
    08-22-2017 04:47 PM
  8. jimd1050's Avatar
    my first foray into samsung was the s2. While looking at yt videos i ran across a note 3 video and i watched it. It was a rumor has it video b/c it wasn't released yet, but i was hooked. On release day i was 2nd in the sprint store. I've owned a note ever since.

    What got me was she spen and it's separate functionality, definitely not just a stylus. Each year the note has improved in some way. It has made itself worth its cost to me in convenience. Yes, it's a big screen but i can journal, jot quick notes, magnify, 1 click screen shot, scroll pages by hovering the pen tip just above the screen, preview links, send handwritten drawings and notes, write in my calendar, precisely edit, use it for gaming... The list keeps going. The spen functions change from year to year, but i have never felt i may as well get an s series.
    What she said!!! ^
    08-22-2017 04:53 PM
  9. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    My husband and I have old eyes and when I read about the Note2 with a large display, we both pre-ordered one---and we totally loved it and did the same with the Note4 and then the Note7. We still use our Note 4s and I still use my Note2! When we had to return our Note7s we returned to our Note4s. Although we knew we would get the Note8 when it's released, we each got an S8+ last spring---and they are the pits (nothing at all like our Notes) so we are biting at the bit for the Note8 release Peeps say in these forums all the time that the Note is just an S series with a stylus---FICTION!!!
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    08-22-2017 08:47 PM
  10. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Peeps say in these forums all the time that the Note is just an S series with a stylus---FICTION!!!
    I totally agree with you! The lies they tell... ;-)
    08-22-2017 09:04 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Samsung has good, quality products and I think their customer service is quite good; especially since the Note 8 fiasco. They usually give awesome specs to their Note devices; and of course it is a phablet, which is still pretty "in" right now.

    Also, I think for some, it comes down to hype. This is the phone/phone line that's "in," and so that alone will trigger some buyers. They want the latest and greatest phablet.

    Plus, Samsung is literally everywhere. They have the money (especially from their heavily-priced items like TV's and appliances) to give their phones great advertising, display units in every store; resulting in further brand awareness.
    08-22-2017 09:53 PM
  12. alwilliam's Avatar
    I simply put it this way:

    With the Note, you don't just TALK - you actually do the ACTion!
    You don't take STEPs - you LEAP!
    You don't UPDATE - you INNOVATE!
    Instead of CLOSED horizons - you're OPENing unlimited boundaries!
    You're not a FOLLOWer - you're a LEADer.
    It makes you make the IMPOSSIBLE - POSSIBLE!
    There's nothing you CAN'T do - because you CAN do everything!
    You don't look at the sky and think that the galaxy is BIG - because you're looking something beyond much BIGGER!
    You don't THINK - you just DO it!

    DO BIGGER THINGS, DO WHAT YOU CAN'T!
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    08-22-2017 11:20 PM
  13. jimd1050's Avatar
    I simply put it this way:

    With the Note, you don't just TALK - you actually do the ACTion!
    You don't take STEPs - you LEAP!
    You don't UPDATE - you INNOVATE!
    Instead of CLOSED horizons - you're OPENing unlimited boundaries!
    You're not a FOLLOWer - you're a LEADer.
    It makes you make the IMPOSSIBLE - POSSIBLE!
    There's nothing you CAN'T do - because you CAN do everything!
    You don't look at the sky and think that the galaxy is BIG - because you're looking something beyond much BIGGER!
    You don't THINK - you just DO it!

    DO BIGGER THINGS, DO WHAT YOU CAN'T!
    I like this guy!
    08-22-2017 11:23 PM
  14. Katrina White1's Avatar
    I simply put it this way:

    With the Note, you don't just TALK - you actually do the ACTion!
    You don't take STEPs - you LEAP!
    You don't UPDATE - you INNOVATE!
    Instead of CLOSED horizons - you're OPENing unlimited boundaries!
    You're not a FOLLOWer - you're a LEADer.
    It makes you make the IMPOSSIBLE - POSSIBLE!
    There's nothing you CAN'T do - because you CAN do everything!
    You don't look at the sky and think that the galaxy is BIG - because you're looking something beyond much BIGGER!
    You don't THINK - you just DO it!

    DO BIGGER THINGS, DO WHAT YOU CAN'T!
    Wow, impressive... Samsung could use this to market the Note 8! 😁
    08-22-2017 11:29 PM
  15. alwilliam's Avatar
    Wow, impressive... Samsung could use this to market the Note 8! 😁
    Well, actually the words in capital letters were from Samsung's official teaser for the NOTE 8.
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    08-22-2017 11:32 PM
  16. chanchan05's Avatar
    I'm really tired of the whole Samsung phones slow down after a year. Even iPhones are accused of this. My Note 2 held up well in terms of speed for 3 years until it got wet. My Tab 4 is 3 years old and my only complaint about it is that the internal memory is too small. It's fast as the day it was acquired.

    I still have to see the whole slows down after 6mos happen.

    And honestly, If I wasn't in a hurry to replace my Note 2, and there was no $15/mo offer for the S7 Edge last year for me, I would have gotten another Note. Good thing I didn't but that's beside the point. The S7 Edge is great, but the missing SPen is something I look for.
    08-22-2017 11:36 PM
  17. aldo82's Avatar
    the phrase 'the note is not an s series with a stylus' is interesting to me as now with s8 plus, the note design isn't going to be that different, apart from the dual cameras. so I wonder (apart from the s pen) whether the difference is still so great
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    08-23-2017 01:55 AM
  18. 21538940075's Avatar
    the phrase 'the note is not an s series with a stylus' is interesting to me as now with s8 plus, the note design isn't going to be that different, apart from the dual cameras. so I wonder (apart from the s pen) whether the difference is still so great
    to the dire hard note fans.. this question is ridiculous. it's okay if you don't get it.. we don't hold it against you if you don't understand why the note is so great.. just like apple people don't hold it against android people and vice versa..
    08-23-2017 04:35 AM
  19. amyf27's Avatar
    Anyone else keep checking the app to watch the countdown timer
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    08-23-2017 04:47 AM
  20. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Well, actually the words in capital letters were from Samsung's official teaser for the NOTE 8.
    Yeah I know! Lol
    08-23-2017 08:45 AM
  21. kirksucks's Avatar
    I never wanted or liked Samsung phones. I got the Droid Turbo when it came out but hated many things about it and reluctantly traded it in for a Note 4. I was hooked pretty instantly. My 4 stared having battery issues about a year in and insurance sent me a Note 5.

    Now I'm ready for an upgrade and I see note 8 on the horizon. Honest tho at this point I'd really like to try something else but until another manufacturer has a comparable stylus experience I'm sticking with the Note line.

    TBH I hate the aspect ratio, curved screen and price.
    08-23-2017 09:17 AM
  22. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I think the curved screen technology has hampered text input IMO. Between that and the narrow display, I've never made as many typing errors as I've had on my S8.
    My Note 4, on the other hand, is still smoothly as silk for typing.
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    08-23-2017 09:41 AM
  23. dsignori's Avatar
    the phrase 'the note is not an s series with a stylus' is interesting to me as now with s8 plus, the note design isn't going to be that different, apart from the dual cameras. so I wonder (apart from the s pen) whether the difference is still so great
    Yup. I agree. IMO there was greater separation in the devices years ago. Lately though, The S plus line and the Note line are awfully similar. If you take away the SPEN, the recent lines offer very very similar experiences.

    I think the folks who love the Notes don't like this thinking, so you may not hear too many admit it or believe it, but IMO the Notes and the S plus line have grown VERY similar recently and there is not much difference at all outside of the SPEN.

    Of course I've owned the Note 4,5, and 7 and loved them. But I have to admit Samsung is shrinking the differentiation between the series with each year. They have a (good) consistent hardware design scheme IMO that permeates both lines. But outside of that, I doubt there will be many significant features missing in a S plus phone that are present in the Notes. Some, I am sure, but not so many. YMMV of course depending on what you value ..
    08-23-2017 10:26 AM
  24. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    MAJOR differences in speed and operation---Notes have that huge advantage over S series
    08-23-2017 10:37 AM
  25. dsignori's Avatar
    MAJOR differences in speed and operation---Notes have that huge advantage over S series
    This is untrue..
    08-23-2017 10:40 AM
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