1. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    I knew I would haha

    Bought myself a Note 8 today

    I wanted a Pixel 2 XL; but the case and screen protector selection is very poor IMO and I like my phones to be protected!

    I then thought I'd hang on for the OP5T; but without knowing how it'll be for another week and needing to sort a phone ASAP; I left it be

    So; here I am with a new Note 8

    Bought outright via CPW here in the UK; using my business SIM only contract sim via Three

    Have it running Nova using the Dark Matter icons etc

    So far; it's a superb phone and will enjoy getting used to it

    Have ordered a few cases and a Whitestone screen protector that all should arrive tomorrow; alongside a wireless charging desktop stand etc
    jimd1050, erwaso, bigmo555 and 2 others like this.
    11-10-2017 10:37 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I hope you love it
    jimd1050 likes this.
    11-10-2017 11:10 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Enjoy the new phone! It is a pretty good one
    Aquila and jimd1050 like this.
    11-10-2017 11:18 AM
  4. donm527's Avatar
    Can't really go wrong with the Note 8. Solid phone and after a couple of months no real issues with this phone making the forum very quiet lol.

    Curious did you immediately go to Nova or did you give TouchWiz a try? I haven't found a reall compelling reason to need a 3rd party launcher.

    I did finally give up on the stock keyboard and went to SwiftKey and wish I did it the first day. The difference is like night and day.
    11-10-2017 11:56 AM
  5. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    the new touchwiz isnt bad tho i enjoy it
    bixby is a issue tho
    11-10-2017 12:25 PM
  6. j_hansen's Avatar
    welcome on-board sailor :-)
    11-10-2017 12:29 PM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    Congrats and welcome to the group Dan. As you delve into the beast, you'll find more and more to love... totally awesome piece of technology! ENJOY!
    Jewels81 likes this.
    11-10-2017 12:45 PM
  8. jeetu4444's Avatar
    welcome to Note 8 club..me too just brought note 8 about 2 days ago..
    loving the the phone soon far
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    11-10-2017 01:04 PM
  9. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    Can't really go wrong with the Note 8. Solid phone and after a couple of months no real issues with this phone making the forum very quiet lol.

    Curious did you immediately go to Nova or did you give TouchWiz a try? I haven't found a reall compelling reason to need a 3rd party launcher.

    I did finally give up on the stock keyboard and went to SwiftKey and wish I did it the first day. The difference is like night and day.
    I've used Nova on my previous Android handsets and like to stick with it; just feel it's the best Launcher out there

    Tried the Samsung OEM on my previous S8 Plus and still preferred Nova
    11-10-2017 01:59 PM
  10. jjinal's Avatar
    Can't really go wrong with the Note 8. Solid phone and after a couple of months no real issues with this phone making the forum very quiet lol.

    Curious did you immediately go to Nova or did you give TouchWiz a try? I haven't found a reall compelling reason to need a 3rd party launcher.

    I did finally give up on the stock keyboard and went to SwiftKey and wish I did it the first day. The difference is like night and day.
    I would use the stock launcher if it had a list app drawer option. Since it doesn't I use Nova or Arrow.
    11-10-2017 05:44 PM
  11. o4liberty's Avatar
    Absolutely the best device out there now. Perfect size and super fast with the best camera on any device should last a few years for me. I just tried the iPhone X and it dosent come close to the note 8.
    Dan_B1979, Jewels81 and peterburns like this.
    11-10-2017 07:05 PM
  12. Jewels81's Avatar
    Congrats. Nothing can get me away from my note8.
    11-10-2017 08:04 PM
  13. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I've used Nova on my previous Android handsets and like to stick with it; just feel it's the best Launcher out there

    Tried the Samsung OEM on my previous S8 Plus and still preferred Nova
    Same here, there's lots of features in Nova that TouchWiz don't have.
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    11-10-2017 09:23 PM
  14. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    I'm really enjoying it

    Still waiting for all my cases and screen protectors to arrive, so haven't been anywhere with it yet (it's sat on a cradle on my desk until I can cover it etc)

    Ordered myself the Whitestone screen protector, but I've also ordered the iBlason rugged case that has an in-built screen protector and will probably use that if I don't want to use a screen protector. Ordered the Samsung LED wallet case too for the times I'm out on social events and don't want to have to take my wallet etc

    iBlason case:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-i-B...cUvbUpU6064454

    LED case:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Vie...cUvbUpU6064454

    Gone for this wireless charger too:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-Ch...cUvbUpU6064454
    Jewels81 likes this.
    11-11-2017 05:13 AM
  15. Kris L's Avatar
    wanted the note 8, and pixel 2 XL but didn't like all the issues on the pixel 2 xl, so I bought a pixel XL instead, would have bought the note 8 if it wasn't 800£+
    11-11-2017 05:44 PM
  16. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    wanted the note 8, and pixel 2 XL but didn't like all the issues on the pixel 2 xl, so I bought a pixel XL instead, would have bought the note 8 if it wasn't 800£+
    My thoughts were to the XL 2 but didn't want to pay £900 for static storage, but also the cases choice for the Pixel phones, IMO, are terrible and that's an issue for me as I like to protect my handsets etc...

    The Note 8 offers everything I wanted plus expandable storage!

    It's a step back from Oreo that was on my previous N6P, but the Note 8 will soon update to Oreo
    11-12-2017 01:46 AM
  17. Kris L's Avatar
    agreed, I also had the n6p but had red light of death, after I developed serious battery issues, still I will buy the note 8 probably on black Friday if I can find a decent deal lol
    11-12-2017 08:15 AM
  18. convergent's Avatar
    the new touchwiz isnt bad tho i enjoy it
    bixby is a issue tho
    What are you having issues with on Bixby? I'm actually using it more and more. I use it to do phone things because it saves me navigating to it.
    11-12-2017 08:41 AM
  19. convergent's Avatar
    I knew I would haha

    Bought myself a Note 8 today

    I wanted a Pixel 2 XL; but the case and screen protector selection is very poor IMO and I like my phones to be protected!

    I then thought I'd hang on for the OP5T; but without knowing how it'll be for another week and needing to sort a phone ASAP; I left it be

    So; here I am with a new Note 8

    Bought outright via CPW here in the UK; using my business SIM only contract sim via Three

    Have it running Nova using the Dark Matter icons etc

    So far; it's a superb phone and will enjoy getting used to it

    Have ordered a few cases and a Whitestone screen protector that all should arrive tomorrow; alongside a wireless charging desktop stand etc
    I've had my Note 8 for about a month (after iPhones from 3G to 6s+) and love this thing. Watch some YouTube videos to learn all the unique stuff it can do.
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    11-12-2017 08:43 AM
  20. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    What are you having issues with on Bixby? I'm actually using it more and more. I use it to do phone things because it saves me navigating to it.
    the fact that im hitting it all the time since its next to the volume rocker even tho i lock it still comes on
    11-12-2017 08:45 AM
  21. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    You purchased the better device. The screen on the Pixel 2 XL is crap. You'll love the screen on the Note 8.
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    11-12-2017 10:43 AM
  22. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    agreed, I also had the n6p but had red light of death, after I developed serious battery issues, still I will buy the note 8 probably on black Friday if I can find a decent deal lol
    My N6P was replaced via Google Warranty, so it was a 'as new' handset, 4 weeks old and still a bloomin great phone... Just the Note 8 seemed a perfect upgrade!
    11-12-2017 02:08 PM

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