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My note 8 is a lemon!
My Samsung note 8 is a dud and continues to get worse, my phone has crashed 5 times in the year that I've had it where I can't turn it off on two occasions the alarm has continued to go off and I can't turn it off my phone wont respond, the keyboard has a mind of it's own at times and randomly types by itself. The screen is so delicate that when pushing down on it trying to get it to respond the screen cracked, the sound at times sounds echoey especially when Google or Bixby talks. Customer support are useless often they can't even understand ...a simple conversation, as usual in another country where English is their second language yet it's called Samsung Australia. This will be my last Samsung phone which is disappointing as I like Samsung phones, this is my 5th note phone. I've asked for my phone to be replaced but all support do is run through their stupid troubleshooting again and again time after time with the same results. Then insist I must give my phone to their technicians to access while I'm inconvenienced some more being without a phone for weeks while I continue to have to pay off my 1k phone. Absolutely disgusting customer service. Samsung you just lost another customer!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Pixel is still a little bit different from the camera, but I have to say that pixels are good. At least I used to shoot out of the pixels of self-feeling is pretty good
display rejects the S-series of the Classic Oval button This I am still very satisfied or is the display resolution is also very good monitor this aspect I am very satisfied with the
I will see the movie play games and so on
this phone paired with the Dragon 835 Of the processor is still very smooth performance is very high
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Night photo effect is very good at night can also be photographed very detailed and good-looking picture pixel This is really very powerful
display is a big highlight borderless border design is engaging and very durable
in addition to SMS and telephone I will also listen to music to see the video of course there are playing games
I now have a lot of app phone is also quite smooth The CPU is still quite powerful in this respect
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The Perfect Phone
At last I have found a phone that does exactly what you want !
It's the right size and has so much more to offer in the way of apps and information .
I would certainly recommend this brand as initially I wanted a Samsung Galaxy tab but I mistakenly pressed the wrong item. BUT I'm not disappointed in the least !
I would offer anyone this phone in a second if I was not the customer but the manager in a retail store !
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Oleophobic coating poor quality and Samsung just try to refuse to repair it
I would never use Samsung again. Why on earth everybody else in other country can get a replacement screen while their oleophobic coating worn off but not in Australia? They should have responsibility for their bad quality coating. I even print out a lot of proof but they don't even have a look. Worst customer service ever. Always try to avoid warranty. I was moved from ip to SS note7,8,9 now they make me think I should go back to Iphone.
Camara is amazing we took it oversea amazing photos. The phone is probably the best iv had. Can brightness can be turned down to suit my own needs at different times. Emailing so easy. Yes apps are great no problem although I would rather choose my own apps to install it come with it's own apps and updates all the time can be frustrating
Excellent phone in many aspects and fantastic for people who are vision or hearing impaired
Samsung note 8 has many impressive functions such as user friendliness, high functioning phone camera with great lenses, storage capacity etc. Etc. But a feature which is rarely mentioned is that it has features to help users who are hearing or visually impaired. I'll focus my review on hearing enhancement since that's my experience. The phone has a hearing test function which allows it to calibrate a better hearing experience for you (e.g. when having a phone conversation, listening to audios or videos, with or without earphones). So if you go...through the hearing test, it will then automatically enhance the output sound of your phone (based on your hearing test) making it easier and clearer for you to hear. I've found it much clearer in sound afterwards, and way better in comparison to my old phone (note4), it's much easier to hear. Additionally it also has a 'doorbell' and 'baby crying' alert. So when you turn on the function, it'll listen out for the sounds of the two, depending on what you've choosen. I've found it to be effective for both and I use it when I'm upstairs at home and cannot hear the doorbell from the distance or when I'm downstairs and may not hear the baby cry. The phone will pick up the sound and send me a red vibrating alert on the screen. This phone has many excellent functions which I love but as mentioned, for this review I wanted to mention these enhancement functions which is rarely ever mentioned. I hope it can help those who may be hard at hearing and wished for a device that can cater to their needs.
Bought this mobile when first came out and been very happy with it since than. even though it has been nearly a year still in mint condition and works perfectly. It has a very bright screen and Cristal clear. Very helpful for navigation while travelling around Australia. Apps always been running very smooth.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones
Samsung galaxy note 8 is one of the best Hd phone cameras ever considering i recently had a iPhone 7. The brightness and durability my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is pretty awesome because of the dual cameras. It also has boatload of stylus tricks which is in fact of of its best features. I only use this phone for messaging and calling. The apps such as, Facebook, Instagram and etc are smooth
A Fabulous Fone with Picture Perfect Quality Control
I simple can't fault this phone. Once you understand the logic of the phone's organisational structures, the apps, the settings, the layout, the controls, the themes, the wireless connectivity, the display and every conceivable function you want to achieve, this phone has it covered. The pen is excellent when you need to jot down a quick list or number and the Bixby Command Centre is an aspect of the phone I am just beginning to explore and appreciate. The battery does me easily for a day out and about but will need to be wirelessly recharged w...hen I get home by placing it into its holder. If I need to use it heavily I just take my powerbank. Not a problem. I don't think there is any need to upgrade unless something unique and revolutionary comes out in the phone market. This is high quality. The camera also is awesome and also requires some experimentation to get it right for my personal circumstances in any given context. I have 128 gb sd card and 128 usb which connects easily to transfer files whilst the phone itself has 64 gb built in. I never have to worry about storage. All of my music and some video clips are easily stored and accessed. It's like having a mini computer. I love it.
A case of good and ordinary
I need a phone to work all over Australia, so I use Australia's largest network. I need a phone with a good antenna, Samsung seems ok.
Phone calls, sms texts, emails, facebook and photos, that are my needs.
The Samsung almost completely FAILS when it comes to text messaging, which is very frustrating. I had a Note 3 which was brilliant in this regard and I am considering starting that phone up again.
The Samsung Note 8 is completely frustrating when it comes to swipe messaging. Once you have used this feature, you never want to go back to typing, and the Note 8 is bloody useless in this regard.
Sorry Samsung, you have really dropped the ball on the messaging.
Samsung Note 8 Wonderful Smartphone-I only wish I had bought it sooner!
Pros: Fast processor*very nice to hold *Fingerprint reader very responsive & accurate.
I find it easy to swipe with my finger, not a problem at all. Don't know what the fuss was about.
Nice & slim for pocket & not too wide tall though.
Features galore & lot's of options to change it.
Too much to say except Samsung Note 8 is fantastic
& I'd thoroughly recommend anyone to buy it!
Cons: Can't think of anything but Samsung needs to fit removable battery
Absolutely Love Ths Device
This is one big step up from the old (but still excellent) Huawei for me. The screen is frankly jaw dropping in terms of clarity and the combination with the new camera is something else! Liquid silky smooth transitions from the powerful processor make for a seamless experience. This is actually better than the 'communicators" in the science fiction shows I watched as a kid. Ilove it
Best invention apart from internet.
I have always been an iphone girl...that was until i by accident recieved a samsung for my birthday. My life has never been the same again. The Camera quality: great, glide typing on keyboard: heavenly, app store, bixby, interface, ease of use, shortcuts... You name it.. this phone is what sets the standard for smartphones!
Samaung is the best
I have owned Samsung products since i could remember, all my electronics are samsung and i have just moved over to the samsung note s8 and it has to be the best phone that samsung has mad. I had a iphone at one stage and i will never go back because samsung just makes the best products.
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Absolutely love the note 8. The camera clarity is great. I love the features and the s pen. The sound is good, screen is crisp and clear. Its a great phone. The look of it is nice, its thin enough to easily hold. The only negative is its a bit hard to reach the whole screen using only one hand.
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Love everything about it except for the battery life
I've had this phone for about 9 months, and it's fantastic in every way except for its battery life. It's lasts just under 1 day if I use it a lot. I usually have GPS, WIFI, 4G, and Bluetooth running, and I have to charge it as soon as I get home to prevent it from exhausting the battery. Otherwise, it works perfectly well, and I'd be happy to continue using it.
The Galaxy Note 8 is still a terrific phone in 2018, with dual cameras and a boatload of stylus tricks. It's currently the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy.
Expensive by any measure, the Note 8 has more features than most people will need. Samsung's portrait mode can be finicky. The poorly placed fingerprint reader repeats the Galaxy S8's worst design flaw.
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Very Good phone
Very Good phone and I love all the features! ! !
The only downside of this is the battery. Using the fast charger it does charge fast. However if I use the phone regularly the battery won't last whole day.
The pen is very useful and handy to have. .
Questions & Answers
Whats the best tradie phone from samsung.I have a J1 and am happy with phone and replacement cost is not to painful. Looking for phone that I can put in my pocket as I work as a plumber.
Hi Gary, depending on the price range and features you may be looking into, we have provided links below to our different series of mobile devices.
Galaxy A Series
Galaxy S Series
Galaxy Note Series
How can you disable "moisture detected" error? Absolute rubbish feature as the phone charges fine, frustrating that the phone needs to switch off with cable inserted and switched on and wait for software to load.
Hi Van, we recommend for you to visit one of our authorised service centres so we can look into this.
With the global spread of COVID-19 impacting many communities, Samsung is adapting its practices to protect the health and wellbeing of our people and customers. As such, all our Galaxy Studios are currently closed. Our Experience Stores located at George Street, Sydney, Melbourne Central and Highpoint Shopping Centre are still open but at reduced operating hours.
You can also drop your device off at your local Australia Post office.
What's the reception like in Rural areas?
Hi Gemma, if you would like further information on your network reception, it would be best for you to reach out to your service provider for further assistance.
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