Missing my Note 8

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dad0118, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. dad0118 macrumors member

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    I wanted to like the X - I’ve had everyone iPhone since the original. Last month, I signed up for T-Mobile Jump on Demand and got a Note 8 to hold me over until the X came out (you can jump every 30 days with JOD).

    There were so many great things about that phone that I now miss; and am likely going to go back to it. A few include:

    -a feature where if you are connected to certain Bluetooth devices, or a specific location, you can bypass having to have your phone “locked”. Just swipe up and your in. This was great while in the car or at home where I really don’t need to have a locked phone. The rest of the time, Samsung’s face unlock feature was as fast as apples is, without the extra swipe up needed.

    -the screen. I was most excited to see an iPhone with an Oled, but compared to the Note 8 it isn’t even in the same league. The Note 8 screen “pops” while the other than black levels, the X screen is on par with older iPhones.

    -screen size. While the mobility of the X is nice, it’s amazing how much smaller watching video on the X is compared to the Note 8, even the 7 plus. This is my biggest issue.

    -multitasking. Having such a big screen on the Note 8 really does allow for good multitasking. I miss having a YouTube video playing in one window while browsing in another.

    -google home. We have several devices in our home and it was nice streaming whole home audio from YouTube or whatever app throughout the house. Apples solution to this with the HomePod would just be too expensive to have throughout my home.

    -actual fast charging and fast wireless charging - not only this but it was great being able to see how long until my phone was fully charged.

    -while iOS is still cleaner and easier to use, Android has come a long way- this should be a non issue for most other than not being able to use iMessage.

    There are many issues but those are the ones that stand out for me. I post this to provide info for anyone on the fence between the two phones.
     
  2. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Apple TV works for streaming too.

    What are these devices you are streaming to throughout your house if you only had Android for a month?
     
  3. maka344 macrumors 65816

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    I agree but I also really like the X but iOS is still iOS.

    It’s a waste to have two devices and keep switching between them. But I can’t seem to swap to the Note 8 as my daily driver.
     
  4. dad0118 thread starter macrumors member

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    We’ve had google home products for listening to music (without phone) and smart home feature; due to relatively inexpensive cost. You need an android device to be able to stream from phone. I’m sure same will be true for HomePod and iDevices.
     
  5. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    It’s especially convenient if you have forgotten your real face and only have a photo of it.

    In the same way that super sour candy “pops” more than a porterhouse steak. If your preference is for over-saturated colours that’s fine, it’s good for games and certain things I suppose, but that’s what the “pop” you are talking about is. Turn your display settings to be colour accurate and see what happens to your pop.
     
  6. playtillyadrop macrumors member

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    Its true for apple products but not for google home products. Even if you have an iphone you can chromecast pretty much anything from the major services.
     
  7. dad0118 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see you’ve been a macforums member for about a month, welcome to the forum.

    Yes I agree faceID is more secure. I just don’t care. I want reasonable security without having to wait 3-4 seconds to get into my phone.

    The saturation comment is a good go to response , yes believe me I’ve read it. Maybe I am just not as color savvy as needed to tell what is color accurate by calibration standards. But if I hold the two phones together, I found the Note 8 to be a better viewing experience.
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    I guess my use case is watching YouTube videos where I just want to hear the sound throughout my home. This doesn’t appear to be possible with a iPhone currently.
     
  8. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Then go back to the phone you prefer. Are we supposed to convince you otherwise?
     
  9. dad0118 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, as mentioned trying to provide my opinion for others. That is the point of a forum, correct?
     
  10. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    That’s fine, as I said, I have no problems with you preferring the saturation levels, it does indeed ‘pop’, but it’s a subjective choice to prefer that over accurate colours.
    Plenty of people prefer latte to espresso, it doesn’t make either a better choice; what I have a problem with is your statement that the screens are ‘not in the same league’.
    Now if only there were some kind of display calibration organisation that reviewed displays with pages and pages of objective numerical data.
     
  11. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    None of the points you made convinced me to switch, and a couple of them were factually incorrect.
     
  12. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    Only thing I agree with here is the screen. The OLED on the Note 8 beautiful. I have no problem streaming audio to Amazon Echo or through Marantz home audio, not sure why google wouldnt let you do that.
     
  13. dad0118 thread starter macrumors member

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    I’m not tying to convince anyone to do anything; just provide my opinion. None of what I posted is factually incorrect and most was my opinion. Not sure why you are so offended.
     
  14. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    You can stream audio from iPhone to non Apple devices. Works with Chromecast.

    HomePod is not the only Apple device you can stream audio to. A used Apple TV connected to speakers works great.

    The iPhone screen has been rated more accurate than the Note 8 screen.

    iPhone does have fast charging. With an update for wireless coming.
     
  15. dad0118 thread starter macrumors member

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    You can’t cast an iPhone to google home. That was my issue. Yes there are other options.

    I never said Note 8 had more accurate colors.

    Yes, you are right it does have fast charging. What I meant was that even after buying a $50 plus higher capacity charger, most comments I’ve read say that it doesn’t help too much.
     
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    I bought a 29W adapter with USB Power Delivery for under $20 on Amazon. Works great.

    How to set up Google Home with iPhone or iPad:
    https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/7029485?co=GENIE.Platform=iOS&hl=en-AU&oco=1
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The only thing that really sells me on the Note 8 is the S Pen. I do like the functionality behind it and I think Samsung has matured the S Pen over the years to make a necessity for the Note.
     
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    I agree on the trusted devices security onlock thing. Facial recognition on the S8 is nowhere near as robust as the iPX. On the S8, it only works in perfect to very good lighting conditions.
     
  19. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502

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    I agree, with a lot of what you said. Face ID for me isn't as fast as touch ID, I had the s8 for a short period of time and maybe I wasn't use to it but I didn't like the iris scanner, it worked fast but I had trouble lining it up for it to unlock sometimes.

    To me personally, the s8 and my brother in laws Note 8 the screen looks a lot better. Yes some will say its oversaturated but it still looks better to me. Also cant say about slow downs or anything like that but playing with his phone or a s8 in store the phone feels faster than mine, like it seems to fly through stuff.

    With that said I no longer wish to switch to android phones anymore, there was too many for me and I use to switch all the time. With a toddler now, its easier to stay with the top of the line iphone for a year and he knows how to use it too. I personally prefer ios now myself.
     
  20. Cyberguycpt macrumors 6502a

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    Ae someone that once had the Note 8 I can agree on most things you said but still love the IPhone X. Biggest feature for me was Samsung Pay, loved being able to use it anywhere and all the rewards it offered. But the one drawback to Samsung Pay is support for different cards. Apple Pay supports every card I have even a local credit union and Samsung Pay only supports a few. It would be a beautiful thing if Apple Pay offered the feature of being able to use your phone at any terminal where you swipe your card like Samsung Pay does.

    The screen has actually grown on me. It’s seemed so tiny last week after going from the Note 8 to the X but looking at it today it actually looks huge again. Lol. It doesn’t even feel that narrow. I know there was an option on the Note 8 called Video enhancer which I kept off because it made videos to bright and over saturated so maybe you had that setting on and that’s why the X sees more muted.

    Integration is a key feature with both offering pros and cons for each. I have a Samsung 4K tv and streaming from my phone to tv was super easy and convenient. Where as on the IPhone I had to download apps like a TV Cast to replicate the same experience. Even downloading a video to my phone is harder but I’ve found and app called Aloha which does this and then I can stream videos with Samsung Smart View app. But what can’t be replicated on the Note 8 is Siri Eyes Free a feature that my 2016 Toyota Camry has that integrates Siri into my steering controls and makes me a lot safer while driving. I’ve tried to find an alternative on Android but just can’t.
    For me both phones are great but it comes down to what it can do for you.
     
  21. Suspenders macrumors regular

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    It comes down to what you want and need. If the note 8 fits your needs better, return the X and get the 8.

    What a wonderful time we live in when our choices between electronic devices are about how it feels in your hand and how fast it unlocks.
     
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    YouTube app for iOS supports chromecast.
     
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    This is the best reply I’ve ever seen on here. Nailed it! Made my day.
    So true. The iPhone X display is designed to be more accurate, not add a fake color pop effect.
    I took a photo on my X, sent it to my girlfriend on her 7+. Opened the photo on both phones and held side by side. Definitely noticed a big improvement on the X, and NOT just better blacks.
     
  25. dad0118 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, video to TV works. Audio to Google Home and Chromecast audio, no.
     

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