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  • Why I ordered a Galaxy Note 8

    Posted on September 12th, 2017 at 10:39 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I don’t usually talk about phones here, but many of you have asked about the phone I’m using -and whether I’m going to consider getting a new iPhone X (when it’s announced in a couple of hours).

    Short answer: I’ve been using a Nexus 6P for about a year and a half. The main draw is its use of the Google Fi network. I’ve had very good experiences with Google Fi while traveling.

    But times change, and in this case the battery’s on its last legs. Like most modern phones, you can’t change the battery in the 6P, so I’m in the process of changing phones – and carriers.

    By all appearances, and judging by a quick hands-on at the local phone shop, the Galaxy Note 8 is a wondrous phone, although it’s ridiculously expensive. I signed up for T-Mobile and, using their 2-for-1 sale, bought two Note 8’s for more-or-less the price of one.

    I switched my Nexus over to T-Mobile last week, and so far haven’t seen any negative side effects. The Note 8 should be here in the next few days, and I’m waiting with bated breath.

    My wife still uses and loves her iPhone, so we’re going to be a multiple-OS family for the foreseeable future – Android phone and tablets, iOS phones and tablets, Chromebook, even a Raspberry Pi.

    Diversity is good, eh?

    UPDATE: Reuters reports that the Galaxy Note 8 “Pre-orders reached about 650,000 Note 8 handsets over five days from about 40 countries.” It’ll be interesting to see if Apple announces its pre-order levels.

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    2 Responses to “Why I ordered a Galaxy Note 8”

    1. anonymous says:

      meh!

    2. HiFlyer says:

      Just read the deal. “Select” second phone free. Really 2x “8 phones”?

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