I have no doubt in my mind that the Galaxy Note nine is going to be a fantastic phone, hasn’t been a ton of coverage.
But what I wanted to do is I wanted to revisit the Galaxy Note eight after almost using this for a year on and off. And I need to do a lot more these articles, because I think a lot of people are curious on how these devices hold up over long periods of time.
So if you want to see more of these kind of articles, maybe you let me know in the comments section below. But let me go ahead and share my experience with the Galaxy Note eight in almost a year.
So first, let’s talk about the hardware. It’s actually held up very well over time. I usually use a skin on the back of this. I took it off for the article, but I don’t have any scratches on the back or actually surprisingly on the sides.
But on the front, I do have some deeper gouges in the glass.
Now, I don’t usually put any kind of keys or anything like that in my pocket. Sometimes I do put this in a backpack. That’s probably where I got it from. But even though the scratches aren’t as bad as something like my iPhone 10, which is completely jacked up.
This is actually held up pretty well in about 11 months time. The display is still gorgeous.
Six point three inch quad HD plus. It still looks amazing. It’s bright. It’s colorful. I still think that this and the Galaxy series have the best displays on the market. Peery, this phone is so good when you’re catching up on content and watching movies on it.
Now, my biggest complaint about this is the single speaker on the bottom is so easy to cover up, but the Galaxy Note nine is going to fix that. But, Elise, you have a headphone jack, though.
It’s almost said that in two thousand eighteen, I am looking at this display and I can notice the bezels on the top and bottom because of phones like the Vevo necks and the Opal find X.
But it’s been a great experience so far. No, not of course. And you do have the iris scanner. So I’m using that most of the time.
Now the fingerprint scanner on the back. That’s one of the big complaints for me as well. And that’s going to be fixed with the Galaxy Note nine is just going back to this. I can definitely notice the placement when I was using this phone more regularly.
I got used to it. But going back to it, you really notice how bad the placement is.
So the Galaxy Note nine is definitely going to fix that when it comes to software.
I do have the unlocked note model here and I’m surprised how many updates that this phone has actually gotten. It did get a jump to Android eight point no ORIO, which is great. It is not eight point one, which would have been better.
But what I’m assuming is they’re gonna jump straight into android pie, which I’m hoping that’s what they’re going to do.
But when it comes to security updates to I have the July security patch on here it is early August, so I’m surprised how well they’ve kept up with that. Now, when it comes to carrier stuff, I’m not quite sure because I’ve been using the unluck model the entire time.
But I am surprised that the note is getting that many updates over time.
So hopefully that continues even if you buy this phone today. I can see the keyboard just going off like crazy right now. What about that Samsung lag? And I really haven’t experienced it on the Node eight.
And the great thing is the later Samsung phones that have come out, I really have an experience that they used to be really terrible in the past.
So Samsung, like I haven’t really seen it on this phone. Snapdragon eight thirty five with six gigabytes of RAM is held up very well.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some stutters here and there when it comes to the interface. But over time, you would expect it to get worse and sluggish.
But this phone actually performs really well. So I think even if you were to buy this phone today, I think that you would be very happy with it when it comes to the Espin. I have to tell the truth.
I forget that. Is there a lot of times and I don’t use it as much as I should.
But when revisiting the device, I use it and really notice how powerful the Espin is. Like editing photos on this and having that precision is very, very nice.
So that’s the one thing that I’m going to do and I’m going to commit to myself on the note nine and its review and its coverage that I’m going to use the pen a lot more. And I know some people that just cannot even live without the Espin.
They are hardcore Espin users. And I can see why, because it’s great. So I keep thinking, like, who else does a pen in a flagship device and who can really even compete with Samsung in the space right now? At least not in the US. So let me know in the comments.
I know there are some other notes, series type phones overseas. So let me know which one actually competes with the no series anywhere.
I mean, I think they pretty much have this market on lock the dual twelve megapixel cameras even after a year. I think they still hold up very well. The images still look great. And even though the improvements have been made across the Galaxy s nine plus, which I’m sure we’ll see that in the No.9 as well, the node eight still takes a great image.
Shutter is still fast. You still get life focused, which is like portrait mode. So I think that even today, most people will be more than happy with this camera.
Those of you that are watching right now that have a Node eight, let me know how your cameras held up over time.
Of course, there’s going to be improvements on a note, nine like probably HDR processing all the functions that come with the Snapdragon eight. Forty five, like four K 60 frames per second. But if you.
Care about those things, then you’re going to be perfectly happy with the notates camera. One of the biggest things that I’m looking forward to and they note nine is the bigger battery size. They note eight has a 30 300 million power battery.
And depending on your usage, you can probably make it through a full day. But if I push his phone hard, I couldn’t make it through a full day and it was makes. So sometimes I would make it through and sometimes not. And that’s kind of weird for me.
I expect better from this phone. But with that large display, a lot of times I keep it at least 50 percent, 75 percent, and sometimes I just go crazy and do 100 percent, but I expect a little bit more. Now, what’s great is that you do have a lot of accessories so you can buy different battery cases and things like that.
And there’s wireless charging in here, too, and fast charging. So you can top up however you want to.
So if that’s not an issue or if you work primarily at the office or something like that, or if you’re in a long commute and you can charge the phone, that’s fine. But that’s the one thing that I was kind of disappointed with. The note eight is the battery life.
So let’s just wrap this up by asking, is the note eight still worth buying in two thousand eighteen?
And I’m going to answer that by saying yes, because this is the great thing about phones is there’s choice. So a good thing about the No.9 coming is that the note eight is going to become even cheaper.
So if you can pick up the note at a discount and you don’t care about all the new features that are coming to the Node nine, then this is going to be perfect for you.
If you wanted a pen and that big display and that powerful processor and that nice camera, then I think the Node eight is still relevant in 2018. But of course, if you don’t own a node at all and you want to go to the note, of course, by the Node nine, because it’s going to be their latest and greatest.
But I still think that the Node eight is going to be a good bye for a lot of people that don’t care about the new features and that are on a budget.
So let me know what you think. There’s going to be a full Node eight versus Node nine comparison. I’m going to test everything and I’m going to let you know if it’s actually worth upgrading to.
There’s going to be a ton of note night coverage as well. I’ll be getting that device very soon. So make sure you stay tuned for that. And let me know if you want to see more of these type of revisited videos and I’ll revisit some other phone. So let me know which phone that you want me to revisit in the comments section below.