1. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    I have noticed a really weird glow on my note 8. The edges when I have the device on are leaking light. No way this is supposed to be this way.
    It's even noticeable by just touching the edges of the phone. The top screen and back glass don't meet the middle metal as the galaxy s8 plus and g8 do. So having the phone on shows light leakage I thought at first it was me being picky but nope something is off with the physical make. I think by making this phone squared on the 4 corners might be a problem. Will this hold for the life of the phone? I did write to Samsung and notify them through email with pictures. As a consumer I'm paying close to 1k on a phoneI expect the build to be flawless. Does anyone else see this light leak coming from the edges. Slowly tilt the phone when the screen is on and you will closely see this. I do have a screen protector and the light reflects.

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    09-07-2017 10:35 PM
  2. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Didn't one of the notes have a "gap" issue that Samsung said was a feature? Maybe it was the 5? Is that what u mean?
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    09-07-2017 10:41 PM
  3. Jewels81's Avatar
    I have noticed a really weird glow on my note 8. The edges when I have the device on are leaking light. No way this is supposed to be this way.
    It's even noticeable by just touching the edges of the phone. The top screen and back glass don't meet the middle metal as the galaxy s8 plus and g8 do. So having the phone on shows light leakage I thought at first it was me being picky but nope something is off with the physical make. I think by making this phone squared on the 4 corners might be a problem. Will this hold for the life of the phone? I did write to Samsung and notify them through email with pictures. As a consumer I'm paying close to 1k on a phoneI expect the build to be flawless. Does anyone else see this light leak coming from the edges. Slowly tilt the phone when the screen is on and you will closely see this. I do have a screen protector and the light reflects.

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    Some people had this problem with the note7. I didn't. And I don't have this issue with my note8 either. Glad cause it would drive me nuts.
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    09-07-2017 10:42 PM
  4. Jewels81's Avatar
    Didn't one of the notes have a "gap" issue that Samsung said was a feature? Maybe it was the 5? Is that what u mean?
    Note7 and lol a feature? Sorry but looks better without that so called feature
    09-07-2017 10:42 PM
  5. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Some people had this problem with the note7. I didn't. And I don't have this issue with my note8 either. Glad cause it would drive me nuts.
    I expect to get another one if this is a defect why am I going to be stuck with this defective note it's so clear the middle metal chasis doesn't meet the top screen I do have a case but it's driving me crazy. I've been a loyal Samsung fan but this is ridiculous.
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    09-07-2017 10:48 PM
  6. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Didn't one of the notes have a "gap" issue that Samsung said was a feature? Maybe it was the 5? Is that what u mean?
    That's no feature they can't mask a physical defect this bad. I can place my finger nap in between the metal and screen. Last year the note 7 and now this. #note8edgeleak
    09-07-2017 10:51 PM
  7. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Note7 and lol a feature? Sorry but looks better without that so called feature
    Yep. They really called it a feature. People were like well why don't they all have this feature? I can't remember the explanation but it was actually covered in the owner's manuel.
    09-07-2017 10:51 PM
  8. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Yep. They really called it a feature. People were like well why don't they all have this feature? I can't remember the explanation but it was actually covered in the owner's manuel.
    That's bogus I will be reading the Manual tomorrow morning lol
    09-07-2017 10:52 PM
  9. Jewels81's Avatar
    I expect to get another one if this is a defect why am I going to be stuck with this defective note it's so clear the middle metal chasis doesn't meet the top screen I do have a case but it's driving me crazy. I've been a loyal Samsung fan but this is ridiculous.
    Yelp I don't blame you. I would take it back to where you got it and exchange it for sure. That would be too distracting for me and I won't pay almost $1,000 for that. So yeah definitely exchange it. Hope your next one is 100% better.
    09-07-2017 10:52 PM
  10. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Idk why I can't paste links. Google Note 7 gap. There's an AC article on it.

    Idk if it's exactly what the OP is experiencing.
    09-07-2017 10:53 PM
  11. Katrina White1's Avatar
    See?
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    09-07-2017 10:55 PM
  12. Jewels81's Avatar
    Yep. They really called it a feature. People were like well why don't they all have this feature? I can't remember the explanation but it was actually covered in the owner's manuel.
    I'm sorry but lmao. I like my phones 100% completely sealed with no light leakage
    09-07-2017 10:57 PM
  13. climb's Avatar
    Not sure if that is a defect, but I certainly had the illuminated line effect on my Note 7 and read various threads about whether it was part of the design or not, but I got used to it and it didn't bother me.....

    But....... looking closely at the pics, and seeing none of this on my Note 8, it would most definitely be an issue for me...... send that unit back!!!!
    09-07-2017 11:05 PM
  14. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Not sure if that is a defect, but I certainly had the illuminated line effect on my Note 7 and read various threads about whether it was part of the design or not, but I got used to it and it didn't bother me.....

    But....... looking closely at the pics, and seeing none of this on my Note 8, it would most definitely be an issue for me...... send that unit back!!!!
    Yes see I know a co worker who got his same day as me and I noticed it right away. Something is off
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    09-07-2017 11:07 PM
  15. Skybrok's Avatar
    If sent from carrier, just go to the local store. That's pretty noticeable and they can compare to their in store units if not. I'd say they'd exchange it right away-and if they don't have any in store yet, then get another shipped out to you asap. Samsung doesn't want ANY issues being reported with this phone!
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    09-08-2017 12:04 AM
  16. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    I have noticed a really weird glow on my note 8. The edges when I have the device on are leaking light. No way this is supposed to be this way.
    It's even noticeable by just touching the edges of the phone. The top screen and back glass don't meet the middle metal as the galaxy s8 plus and g8 do. So having the phone on shows light leakage I thought at first it was me being picky but nope something is off with the physical make. I think by making this phone squared on the 4 corners might be a problem. Will this hold for the life of the phone? I did write to Samsung and notify them through email with pictures. As a consumer I'm paying close to 1k on a phoneI expect the build to be flawless. Does anyone else see this light leak coming from the edges. Slowly tilt the phone when the screen is on and you will closely see this. I do have a screen protector and the light reflects.

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    Lol, you might want to look at your Edge settings under display.
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    09-08-2017 06:58 AM
  17. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Lol, you might want to look at your Edge settings under display.
    I just tried that it's a physical problem where the light leaks out from in between the screen not the edge lighting up lol
    09-08-2017 07:02 AM
  18. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    I just tried that it's a physical problem where the light leaks out from in between the screen not the edge lighting up lol
    Oh ok.
    09-08-2017 07:04 AM
  19. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Oh ok.
    After my intensive email to Samsung with pictures they admitted it was a defective Device. I told them after last year's debacle with the note 7 this is unacceptable. They said it's a delaminatin gissue with the Screen. I knew I was right something was off it's clear the Metal chassis is is protruding. I already called Sprint and they're sending me a brand new one all I have to do is return this 1 once I get the return key.
    09-08-2017 06:25 PM
  20. Jewels81's Avatar
    After my intensive email to Samsung with pictures they admitted it was a defective Device. I told them after last year's debacle with the note 7 this is unacceptable. They said it's a delaminatin gissue with the Screen. I knew I was right something was off it's clear the Metal chassis is is protruding. I already called Sprint and they're sending me a brand new one all I have to do is return this 1 once I get the return key.
    Glad you got it taken care of.
    09-08-2017 06:26 PM
  21. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar


    So basically my phone probs my doesn't have enough adhesive and the glue between the screens. But for now while I wait for the new note 8 I will be rocking this without a screen protector
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    09-08-2017 09:41 PM
  22. TechNut79's Avatar
    Hopefully your issue was a fluke and not something that's going to require another recall.
    09-08-2017 09:51 PM
  23. Amele's Avatar
    Hopefully your issue was a fluke and not something that's going to require another recall.
    If it isnt dangerous or widespread I doubt a recall would be warranted. The recall was because of the possibility of damage to people and property.
    09-08-2017 10:15 PM
  24. TechNut79's Avatar
    If it isnt dangerous or widespread I doubt a recall would be warranted. The recall was because of the possibility of damage to people and property.
    Exactly why I said hopefully it's just a fluke.
    09-08-2017 10:17 PM
  25. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Exactly why I said hopefully it's just a fluke.
    it's disappointing because of what happened last year As a consumer I expect a product that's like this to be hastle free. The fact that they admitted it to me is even worse I'm glad they did but is still very very disappointing. Even now right now as I use it I can see the light protruding on the left side and the side. The more I look at it the more noticeable it is lol. I might just #Note8EdgesLeakage
    09-08-2017 10:28 PM
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