1. NiffiIsenguard's Avatar
    So about time to trade on up from my s7.

    Now I've been drooling over the s8+ since launch. (Perfect size for my hands) But black sheep in the line aside. People who got me into android always praised the note series. The thing though is the -200 MHA battery in the note. But I like the idea of dual camera on the note

    Is anyone here planning to jump ship to a note or should I go with my plan for the s8+ looking for solid opinions
    08-18-2017 02:44 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    Compared to the S8+, the Note 8 appears to have:


    As a S8+ owner I'm sticking with the S8+. But since you're coming from the S7, whether to get the Note 8 or the S8+ would more depend on if the pen and/or dual camera is enough of a draw.
    08-18-2017 02:54 PM
  3. hydrofarmer's Avatar
    I was a note guy. Said it would be the only type of phone I would ever use. I had the 1,2,3&4. The only thing I don't like about the s8+ is you cannot swap batteries. But I don't miss the pen like I thought I would and this phone is a beast. Plus with quick charge and battery tech these days battery life is not a problem.
    08-18-2017 02:59 PM
  4. hydrofarmer's Avatar
    Plus they have battery cases for them if you really need the extra juice
    08-18-2017 03:00 PM
  5. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Plus they have battery cases for them if you really need the extra juice
    To work around the battery life I have one of the bigger anker batteries and a QC anker car charger. love it.
    CTREV21 likes this.
    08-18-2017 03:02 PM
  6. NiffiIsenguard's Avatar
    ok thanks guys yeah I have a huge 208000 battery pack and I sit by a charger most of the day so I do my best to keep with healthy battery habits.

    and thanks Hydro a user perspective was exactly what I was looking for.

    software updates im MEH with cause I'm a freaking Canadian I'm lucky to get one a year haha.
    08-18-2017 03:09 PM
  7. thurask's Avatar
    software updates im MEH with cause I'm a freaking Canadian I'm lucky to get one a year haha.
    I've been getting monthly security updates since I bought this S8+; sure, they're last month's security updates, but still, better than nothing. Remains to be seen if 7.1/8.0/whatever will come soon, though.
    08-18-2017 03:20 PM
  8. arunma's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile JOD so of course I'm going to switch from the S8+ to the Note 8 the day it launches. But if I were buying phones outright instead of leasing them, I think I'd probably wait. The Note 8 has a lot of tweaks and improvements over the S8 (if the leaks are to be believed, and I think they are). But the only substantive hardware change I see is the dual cameras which allow for optical zoom. So if I were in your position and choosing between the S8+ and Note 8, I'd be asking myself if a dual camera display is worth the $150 price difference, plus the discounts and BOGO offers on the S8+ that most carriers will most surely be offering.
    08-19-2017 10:03 AM
  9. jhimmel's Avatar
    It's all about the pen, if you ask me. Don't use the pen? Get an S8+ (unless dual camera turns you on). But if you make good use of the pen, there really is nothing else but the Note.
    Dan_B1979 likes this.
    08-19-2017 10:22 AM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    Compared to the S8+, the Note 8 appears to have:


    As a S8+ owner I'm sticking with the S8+. But since you're coming from the S7, whether to get the Note 8 or the S8+ would more depend on if the pen and/or dual camera is enough of a draw.
    You know I've seen the specs of the new Galaxy Note 8 myself. I have a regular S8 and I am absolutely in love with an! Now coming from your Galaxy S7 it really depends on if you want these slightly bigger screen, and S Pen and the UI that goes along with the S Pen. Other than that though, Samsung really made the new note 8 and the S8 phones very similar. As for the dual camera lenses and the wide-angle shot, if you really have a need / necessity for it go for it! If not then I'm sure that Samsung is about to Discount the Galaxy S8!
    08-19-2017 12:07 PM
  11. ahiqar's Avatar
    I don't know if price is a consideration for you, but you can get an s8+ for around 500 right now. I'm hearing that the Note will be in the 900 range, though we don't know for sure.
    eric002 likes this.
    08-19-2017 12:53 PM

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