Why is this in the phone section?

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I had a had time finding this forum because it is misplaced in the phones section instead of samsung tablets

International versions of this device can be used as a phone. Plus the stock interface including the way the notification bar is implemented is decidedly Samsung phone like vice tablet like (i.e., the Note 8 interface design borrows more from the S4 and Note 2 than the Note 10.1). In adfition, the Note 8 uses micro usb charging vice Samsung's standard tablet 30-pin connector. I am personally not a fan of the phone like notification bar paradigm for what I consider to be a tablet vice a phone.

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I had a had time finding this forum because it is misplaced in the phones section instead of samsung tablets

Because as far as the rest of the world is concerned (and how it's built) it is a phone. I know some parts of Europe they buy a smaller tablet and pair with Bluetooth headsets.
 

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I've never heard anyone refer to the Note 8 as a phone. It's a tablet. A tablet that can make phone calls (some models) just like almost all other Samsung tablets past and present, including the ten inch tablets. The reason the Note 8 forum is in the phone section is because someone made a mistake and they never corrected it.
 

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International versions of this device can be used as a phone. Plus the stock interface including the way the notification bar is implemented is decidedly Samsung phone like vice tablet like (i.e., the Note 8 interface design borrows more from the S4 and Note 2 than the Note 10.1). In adfition, the Note 8 uses micro usb charging vice Samsung's standard tablet 30-pin connector. I am personally not a fan of the phone like notification bar paradigm for what I consider to be a tablet vice a phone.

So why isn't the Tab 3 forum in the phone section?
 

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I've never heard anyone refer to the Note 8 as a phone. It's a tablet. A tablet that can make phone calls (some models) just like almost all other Samsung tablets past and present, including the ten inch tablets. The reason the Note 8 forum is in the phone section is because someone made a mistake and they never corrected it.

So why isn't the Tab 3 forum in the phone section?

agreed, all other forums like phandroid and XDA have it categorized under the tablet section
 

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Because it is a phone. Rocking the 5100 and it's a great all in one device. The Mega is 6.3"s and it's being released as a phone as well.

I haven't seen the specs on the Tab 3 8.0 LTE so I can't say that it's a phone yet.

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Because it is a phone. Rocking the 5100 and it's a great all in one device. The Mega is 6.3"s and it's being released as a phone as well.

I haven't seen the specs on the Tab 3 8.0 LTE so I can't say that it's a phone yet.

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I can maybe consider the mega as a phone, but certainly not the note 8

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The fact that you can make a phone call makes it a phone. Not the shape or size.

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It's kind of one of those gray areas. Where do people draw the line on size? Is it exactly 6.5"s or 7"s or for some as low as 5"s.

The Grey area is what are you going to use it for primarily. I doubt anyone is using this purely as a phone.

samsung website also lists it under tablets.

Just because you can happen to make phone calls with it doesn't necessarily categorize it as a phone

My desktop can make phone calls, doesn't mean it's a phone

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Wow, I have the AT&T LTE version would never have thought of it as a phone. Was not aware that (w/out skype) it could make calls.

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The Grey area is what are you going to use it for primarily. I doubt anyone is using this purely as a phone.

samsung website also lists it under tablets.

Just because you can happen to make phone calls with it doesn't necessarily categorize it as a phone

My desktop can make phone calls, doesn't mean it's a phone

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It depends on what regional Samsung site you are on how it is listed. Even though AT&Ts network registers their version of the Note 8 as a tablet it still recognizes the 5100 as a phone and requires a voice plan to activate it.

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Wow, I have the AT&T LTE version would never have thought of it as a phone. Was not aware that (w/out skype) it could make calls.

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That version unfortunately doesn't have cellular phone capabilities. The International 5100 and 5120 do though.

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I've never heard anyone refer to the Note 8 as a phone. It's a tablet. A tablet that can make phone calls (some models) just like almost all other Samsung tablets past and present, including the ten inch tablets. The reason the Note 8 forum is in the phone section is because someone made a mistake and they never corrected it.

So why isn't the Tab 3 forum in the phone section?

That version unfortunately doesn't have cellular phone capabilities. The International 5100 and 5120 do though.

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I understand that, but every other forum and Samsung.com itself categorgizes it as a tablet...someone made a mistake here, plain and simple
 

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I understand that, but every other forum and Samsung.com itself categorgizes it as a tablet...someone made a mistake here, plain and simple

On the .ca website it is listed with the Note family of devices. The only thing listed under tablets is the Tab series. It depends on region. The note 8 in Canada is the same version as the States one.

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On the .ca website it is listed with the Note family of devices. The only thing listed under tablets is the Tab series. It depends on region. The note 8 in Canada is the same version as the States one.

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there's also a note 10.1...would you also consider that a phone?

the "Note" name only denotes a stylus...nothing more, nothing less

the note 1 and 2 are definetly phone since that is their primary function. It's probably the highest note I would call a "phone" rest are just tablets that have additional features such as being able to make phone calls.....

I guess I draw the line at when and when you're not able to hold the thing up to your ear and use it as a regular phone
 

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there's also a note 10.1...would you also consider that a phone?

the "Note" name only denotes a stylus...nothing more, nothing less

the note 1 and 2 are definetly phone since that is their primary function. It's probably the highest note I would call a "phone" rest are just tablets that have additional features such as being able to make phone calls.....

I guess I draw the line at when and when you're not able to hold the thing up to your ear and use it as a regular phone

I get where you're coming from. Just so you know the note 8 international version does have an ear speaker above the Samsung logo. You can hold it and use it like a phone. I haven't but it can be done.

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