Is the Galaxy Note 8 too big of a smartphone?
Samsung's Galaxy Note line stands out from the crowd for a lot of reasons, but one of its most iconic features has always been its large size. The original Galaxy Note from 2011 shocked the industry with its "massive" 5.3-inch display, and now with the Note 8, we're up to a 6.3-inch panel with a narrow 18:9 aspect ratio.
The large footprint of the Note 8 makes it great for watching movies, playing games, and browsing the web, but how does its size affect folks with an active lifestyle?
One of our forum users recently said they had to return the Note 8 because it was too big for them while hiking, running, and biking, and the responses from the community are a bit surprising.
With all that said, we'd now like to hear from you – Have you ever found the Galaxy Note 8 to be too big of a phone?
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
The other which has nothing to do with its size, or maybe it does, but the note series should be a flat screen. Hate when my s pen rolls off of the side of the phone.
Also the weighting is really bad on it with most of the weight at the top it makes it awkward to handle. I returned mine due to battery issues (confirmed by tech that the battery has issues (30% usage an hour just having the screen on), also read between the lines about samsung dropping the inbuilt charging chip and using a custom one that cannot fast charge properly) and all the bloatware (sprint/samsung) fighting for access to my info so hard half the software was non functional, edge notifications dont actually work etc. Also within 24hrs of logging into the samsung services the email account i used for it became flooded with spam.
Wouldnt touch this device with a bargepole. Samsung are awful at software and also abusing software (killed my 55" smart tv with an update) also caught spying on ppl via those tv's. My samsung windowsphone was great as the software on wp is locked down so they couldnt apply malware or bloatware and samsung hardware is very good generally.
It also held its own in terms of performance, its about 7 years old (samsung ativ s) and outperforms both the note8 and lg flagship device i use now.
They need to stick to hardware but greed will prevail with that company.
And for his intellect!