10-29-2017 05:58 PM
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  1. WingLT's Avatar
    Ok so I want to get the Note 8. The only thing holding me back is the size of it. I know it won't fit in my pockets. My pockets can hold a regular S8. Are there any ways for carrying it around with me? I was thinking of a holster to clip on my pants but I'm a little worried that it might feel uncomfortable.
    10-28-2017 03:09 AM
  2. jsigmo's Avatar
    My wife and I both upgraded from Galaxy S2 Skyrockets to note 8s. The S2 was rather small compared to the Note 8, for sure.

    But the thing is, just to be able to carry the S2 in a pants pocket with a protective case installed, I started wearing cargo pants years ago. So when I got the Note 8, I didn't need to make any change.

    No smart phone, in a protective case, really fits comfortably and safely into a jeans pocket for me. And other stuff in the limited pocket volume I get with "normal" pants is likely to scratch a phone or even crack a screen when I squat down or maneuver to work on various equipment. Very high stresses could often be placed on something the size of any smart phone if I have it in a pants pocket during a normal day for me.

    Now if you wear baggier dress pants and work in an environment where you never need to bend or move as much, things could easily be different.

    I initially tried using the belt clip holster gadget that came with the Otter Box I had on my S2, but almost immediately, I bumped the phone while walking down a normal stairwell, and it launched out of the holster, bounced off of a concrete wall, hit the next landing down, and then cartwheeled down the next flight of stairs.

    That simultaneously convinced me of the value of the clunky Otter Box case and convinced me of the uselessness, for me, of that belt holster attachment. The phone, with the big case, needed to go in a pocket. So cargo pants it was, and has been ever since then.

    I like having the phone alone in its own pocket. That has worked well for me, and upgrading to the Note 8 hasn't required any changes for me.

    Another guy at work does use one of the belt clip holster gadgets, and presumably has had no problems with it. So that option might work for you, too. So you might look into both of those options.
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    10-28-2017 03:46 AM
  3. WingLT's Avatar
    Do they make cargo pants for girls? lol I thought it was just for guys only.
    10-28-2017 03:58 AM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    As a guy, I don't have any problem carrying the Note 8 in my pants pockets. It fits in my suit pants, casual work pants, jeans, shorts and workout pants/shorts.

    I see plenty of women carrying the iphone Plus models, S8+ and Note phones as well. It appears that most carry them in their purse or pockets. My wife has an iPhone 7 Plus that is actually harder to carry than the Note 8. Depending on what she is wearing, she either puts it in her purse or pants pocket if she is dressed casual. She's a smaller women and has been carrying a big phone for 3 years now without any issues.

    I guess everyone's habits are different so maybe you could try a belt clip? That's the only other solution I can think of. Good luck to you. I hope you enjoy the Note 8.
    10-28-2017 06:07 AM
  5. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    Do they make cargo pants for girls? lol I thought it was just for guys only.
    I'm a woman and I wear King Gee (male) trousers and shorts, and they're wonderful.

    They've got pockets galore of all dimensions, and I don't have a problem with my note 8 in its oem stand case.

    I also wear my King Gees when I travel, locally and internationally, they're drill cotton, and just keep washing and wearing.
    10-28-2017 06:37 AM
  6. kitmo's Avatar
    I'm a woman and I wear King Gee (male) trousers and shorts, and they're wonderful.

    They've got pockets galore of all dimensions, and I don't have a problem with my note 8 in its oem stand case.

    I also wear my King Gees when I travel, locally and internationally, they're drill cotton, and just keep washing and wearing.
    Where do you buy the King Gees? Online? Thanks.
    10-28-2017 11:49 AM
  7. eshropshire's Avatar
    As a guy I carry my Note 8 the same way I carried my Note 4 95% of the time, in my shirt pocket. The rest of the time I carry it in my pants front pocket. The Note 8 is narrower than my Note 4 and just a bit taller. I measured it a lot before upgrading. So really not much change for me.
    10-28-2017 11:58 AM
  8. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Never had an issue carrying these large phones, then again most of my pants have pockets large enough a Nexus 7 can fit.

    I've seen girls that let the phone stick out of their pocket, seen plenty that leave it in their purse.
    10-28-2017 01:20 PM
  9. WingLT's Avatar
    I'll order a case with a holster and try to find some cargo pants... Or ones with big pockets. I know the pants that I have now won't fit it.
    10-28-2017 01:21 PM
  10. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    You could always put the phone in an OtterBox case. It comes with a belt clip holster type thing. This case makes the phone extra big.

    I have mine in an OtterBox case. To be honest though, with this case the phone is so big that I am mostly just using this phone at home and bringing my S8+ as my daily now. Up until two weeks ago, I was still using my S7 Edge as my daily even though I bought my S8+ back in June and my Note 8 on launch day.
    10-28-2017 01:21 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I've had 5.7" phones for the past 2 years. I wear men's Levi's 501s, since I have a boyish build (small hips in comparison to my waist). My phones fit in the left front pocket of the jeans even when I use cases. I don't keep anything else in that pocket other than the phone.
    10-28-2017 01:39 PM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    You could use this, it's what I use a lot. It fastens by magnetic strap that you can loop around a belt, sweat pants, shorts, bike handle bars, list is endless. The large fits the note 8. It's made in the United States States, Iowa to be exact. It works good.

    https://thepocketplus.com/
    10-28-2017 01:42 PM
  13. Old g's Avatar
    I carry my note 8 in my back pocket easy pesy are get yourself a holster case
    10-28-2017 02:07 PM
  14. torbach1's Avatar
    I've used a phone holster for a long time regardless of size of phone. I've always felt uncomfortable having a phone in my pocket. The holster I use isn't exactly good looking, but it does the trick. I'm a man, so it may not be as practical for you, but anyway, just in case, it's this one Niteize Clip Case Sideways Extra Large - Retail Packaging - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F36YKFC...cUvbUpU6042997.

    Guys, for what it's worth, there is evidence that carrying any phone in pants pockets increases the risk of testicular cancer. Note, that is not the reason I use a holster. I think these risks are overblown. But for some people it matters.
    10-28-2017 02:19 PM
  15. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    Where do you buy the King Gees? Online? Thanks.
    Hi Kitmo, i live in Sydney, Aus, so i usually buy them in Lowes stores. Where are you?
    10-28-2017 03:46 PM
  16. barkomatic's Avatar
    I carry my Note in my regular work pants and slim fit jeans. I use a case when I'm at work which makes it a little bulky but when I go out I take it without the case and it fits fine without a huge outline. I think this is the max size smartphone I can get though--any bigger and it will stick out the top of my pocket. lol
    10-28-2017 10:01 PM
  17. technovirus757's Avatar
    I'm using the Otterbox Defender series on my Note8. Great for work and play.
    10-28-2017 10:45 PM
  18. Gs12rider's Avatar
    Nite Ize cargo case.
    10-29-2017 12:33 AM
  19. Climb14er's Avatar
    Spigen thin case, inside, leather belt clip holster... perfect, protective combo.
    10-29-2017 08:23 AM
  20. bialy's Avatar
    Spigen thin case, inside, leather belt clip holster... perfect, protective combo.
    Yep my system. Spigen ultra hybrid s. Leather holster with a magnetic closing mechanism. Seems to fit in holster secure and snug.
    10-29-2017 10:23 AM
  21. jhimmel's Avatar
    I carry mine like I carried all my phones - back pocket. Never sat on or broke a phone. I'm a guy though, with relax fit Levi's. If you are a small, young female with tiny skin-tight pants, guess that's not gonna work. Or if you are a guy who likes wearing his pants halfway down his ***, you will probably sit on it. I'm in construction, and my method has worked just fine for 15 years. Of course now I'll probably break it tomorrow. :-)
    10-29-2017 10:54 AM
  22. torbach1's Avatar
    Yep my system. Spigen ultra hybrid s. Leather holster with a magnetic closing mechanism. Seems to fit in holster secure and snug.
    What brand and model is the leather holster?
    10-29-2017 12:21 PM
  23. galaxyfive's Avatar
    and I don't have a problem with my note 8 in its oem stand case.
    My N8 in it's oem stand case is not an issue no matter what 'm wearing. No different than my 6s+ ...Actually a bit easier to hold and carry than the 6s+.

    The Samsung stand case is the nicest case I've ever used on a device btw.
    10-29-2017 01:10 PM
  24. torbach1's Avatar
    My N8 in it's oem stand case is not an issue no matter what 'm wearing. No different than my 6s+ ...Actually a bit easier to hold and carry than the 6s+.

    The Samsung stand case is the nicest case I've ever used on a device btw.
    When you say "stand case", what's it's official name? I have two Samsung cases, both of which I love, one is the S-View Folio Case, which I suspect is the one you're referring to as the stand case since it has a clear cover that can fold back into a stand. I also have the all alcantara case, which unfortunately doesn't have a stand, but I love the feel of it. It's so easy to grip, and so comfortable. Feels like high quality suede. I can the phone with either of these into my Nite Ize holster. Only issue I have with the Nite Ize is it's ugly.
    10-29-2017 01:29 PM
  25. galaxyfive's Avatar
    It's called the Protective Standing Cover case. It is NOT bulky. It feels and covers better than any Spigen tough Armour with kickstand I've used. IMO. Nice soft rubber edges, not too thick and what has been in my experience, a nice retractable kick stand. Again, to me anyway, it works and feels better than the Spigen and I really like Spigen cases, but this case is superior.

    I think I might have said this before somewhere but Samsung really knocked it out of the park with both the Note8 and their cases this year. Just remarkable.

    10-29-2017 03:51 PM
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