I’m a Huge fan of the Samsung Note 2 so I was interested to see the differences between that and this Note 8. I really love having an S pen. AT least for me it makes preforming certain actions way more natural and easy. I know it’s not for everyone but I like having the option. It comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core processor, a MiniSD slot accessed from the left side of the device. Unfortunately you can’t install apps on your Mini-SD memory card. a normal USB cable and AC power plug. Plus the documentation. The s Pen has the same AirView features as all the other Samsung Notes.
Naturally the most obvious difference between the Note 2 and Note 8 is the larger size with an 8-inch display. While the Note 2 was cleverly called a “phablet“, the Note 8 really IS a tablet. There’s lots of similarities. As you can see from the screen grab this Note 8 has the multi-window feature, but unlike the Note 2 I can use the S pen to activate the Menu and Back buttons. Yippy!
It’s got an improved Clipboard. I do love it. But how do I distinguish one clip from another? I mean if you have five links they can all look the same. I do like that you can “lock” a clip (as seen in the screen grab below). And I also like that it’s easy to delete/edit any clip by selecting it.
Voile. TV GUILD is ready for preferences and searching. As I used this to find shows and films the size of the Note 8 was comfortable to use. Unlike trying to do this using a smaller phone this was a good size to easily see the details. I’d like to point out that Once I had paired the Note 8 to all the necessary devices to watch TV I could hold the Note 8 at a comfortable distance – like several feet. Why I needed to get Up Close and Personal to Pair I’m not sure, but at least I didn’t have to hover close by any more. Whew!
The Note 8 comes with a a 5-megapixel camera. So you aren’t going to get the same kind of wowy powy photos as the S3, Note2, or S4, but in the right light it still can get quite good. I was in a grocery store and took a picture of some strange fruit. In this case the picture came out perfectly. I put the White Balance at Florescent