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  # 1920146 15-Dec-2017 12:40
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hadenkose: Any of you guys have the issue of light coming out from the bottom of the curved glass and the frame? Pretty much the whole left side of my note 8 has it. It's not a problem, just annoying. Wondering if I should get it replaced for one that doesn't have it? For the price of this phone I think I should.

 

Mine does not have this issue, well not that i have noticed


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  # 1920174 15-Dec-2017 13:21
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tripp:

 

hadenkose: Any of you guys have the issue of light coming out from the bottom of the curved glass and the frame? Pretty much the whole left side of my note 8 has it. It's not a problem, just annoying. Wondering if I should get it replaced for one that doesn't have it? For the price of this phone I think I should.

 

Mine does not have this issue, well not that i have noticed

 

 

Just in case you were wondering what I'm talking about - this picture illustrates my phone perfectly.  Even with my case on I can still see it.  

 

edit: With the screen turned up full brightness and with a white background I get it on both sides of the screen to frame connection.

 

Light leakage Note 8


 
 
 
 


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  # 1920615 16-Dec-2017 17:41
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I had mine fixed with Samsung via pbtech and noticed the other side was affected too.
I was going to resend it but the birth of my child stopped me, I couldn't deal with the faffing around, so I went and showed pbtech, and said I'll get a repair in the future if it bothers me.
Funnily enough it doesn't bother me much at all and is invisible with a case on!
The lovely amazing alcantara Samsung case, you need one if you have a Note 8, seriously, everything else feels like crap afterwards.....anyway...yep, 2 years warranty..not going to sell the phone anyway, it'll become the missus next phone.

But if it bugs you, get it fixed, but be sure to check the other side after repair... :)

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  # 1920631 16-Dec-2017 19:19
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Just going to leave this here.

https://youtu.be/ftDFLz-cqVU

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  # 1920632 16-Dec-2017 19:25
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My power button seems to feel weird now. Like it's not clicking when I press it like my volume and Bixby buttons. Some times I have to press it multiple times for it to turn off my screen. Anyone else with this issue? Worth sending back to get fixed? It does bug me but the hassle of sending it away is putting me off =(

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  # 1920682 16-Dec-2017 21:59
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klyster: I had mine fixed with Samsung via pbtech and noticed the other side was affected too.
I was going to resend it but the birth of my child stopped me, I couldn't deal with the faffing around, so I went and showed pbtech, and said I'll get a repair in the future if it bothers me.
Funnily enough it doesn't bother me much at all and is invisible with a case on!
The lovely amazing alcantara Samsung case, you need one if you have a Note 8, seriously, everything else feels like crap afterwards.....anyway...yep, 2 years warranty..not going to sell the phone anyway, it'll become the missus next phone.

But if it bugs you, get it fixed, but be sure to check the other side after repair... :)

 

Thanks for the feedback.  It's good to know that they will try and fix the problem here and not put it down to other excuses like the curve of the screen causing a reflection (as it seems they do in the states)  I'll get it down to the Samsung service centre in Albany and get them to sort it after Christmas.

 

I might also look at that samsung case you mentioned, just curious if it will work with the whitestone dome screen protector?  I love my Incipio Carnaby Esquire series case and it fits with the whitestone great, but I can see the light leakage on both sides even with it on.


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  # 1920685 16-Dec-2017 22:07
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MissyMoo: My power button seems to feel weird now. Like it's not clicking when I press it like my volume and Bixby buttons. Some times I have to press it multiple times for it to turn off my screen. Anyone else with this issue? Worth sending back to get fixed? It does bug me but the hassle of sending it away is putting me off =(


Sorry to hear that Missymoo, no such issue on my one thus far.
Are you using the Sammy cover still?
I've got my phone set to lock instantly when I shut the cover,
Very rarely need to touch the power button apart from the weekly power off power on ritual.
Use an app that has volume control appear in the notification tray so never touch volume buttons either.
Could be an option to negate any further wear?

Yes I'm that pedantic I avoid using any physical buttons ha



 
 
 
 


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  # 1920803 17-Dec-2017 15:58
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hadenkose:

klyster: I had mine fixed with Samsung via pbtech and noticed the other side was affected too.
I was going to resend it but the birth of my child stopped me, I couldn't deal with the faffing around, so I went and showed pbtech, and said I'll get a repair in the future if it bothers me.
Funnily enough it doesn't bother me much at all and is invisible with a case on!
The lovely amazing alcantara Samsung case, you need one if you have a Note 8, seriously, everything else feels like crap afterwards.....anyway...yep, 2 years warranty..not going to sell the phone anyway, it'll become the missus next phone.

But if it bugs you, get it fixed, but be sure to check the other side after repair... :)


Thanks for the feedback.  It's good to know that they will try and fix the problem here and not put it down to other excuses like the curve of the screen causing a reflection (as it seems they do in the states)  I'll get it down to the Samsung service centre in Albany and get them to sort it after Christmas.


I might also look at that samsung case you mentioned, just curious if it will work with the whitestone dome screen protector?  I love my Incipio Carnaby Esquire series case and it fits with the whitestone great, but I can see the light leakage on both sides even with it on.



Sorry, I don't use a screen protector so I have no idea.
I was going to get the Whitestone one but I've never damaged a screen yet so....

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  # 1922100 19-Dec-2017 18:26
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Bugger!...Anyone know the cost of a screen replacement?  Just fumbled it onto my kitchen bench and now there are lovely cracks all over the top of the screen.  The Spigen Liquid air armour case covers the light leakage, but clearly doesn't do much in the way of drop protection.  Can't tell if the back is also cracked because I have a dbrand skin on.  At least this might also fix my light leak problems as well haha tongue-out


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  # 1925798 27-Dec-2017 17:27
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Compliments of the season everybody.

2degrees note 8 just has an update of 360mb this arvo.

Was hoping it was the oreo update.

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  # 1925802 27-Dec-2017 17:51
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Cheers for that, Oreo would be nice but it'll weigh in at 1+GB at a rough guess..
And we'll get it after the S9 is released.

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  # 1925813 27-Dec-2017 18:17
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klyster: Cheers for that, Oreo would be nice but it'll weigh in at 1+GB at a rough guess..
And we'll get it after the S9 is released.


Got all excited thinking it was a delayed Christmas miracle 😆





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  # 1925815 27-Dec-2017 18:23
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obsshn: Compliments of the season everybody.

2degrees note 8 just has an update of 360mb this arvo.

Was hoping it was the oreo update.


Not at 360MB when you see a 1GB+ update that will be Oreo

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  # 1926408 29-Dec-2017 07:42
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My delightful 3 year old daughter was playing with my note 8 and accidentally dropped it face down onto the tiles in our sunroom. I thought it was OK to start with but I then noticed that the screen protector (Whitestone Dome) had taken some damage to the top and bottom left hand corners, and the glass protector had some fractures on the bottom edge. It did its job, but I now need to replace it. I've never liked glass protectors for this very reason - when they work, they need replacing, and the cost and the hassle of the Whitestone is making me evaluate other options. I've had a look online, but many of the film/plastic protectors seem to cause issues with the S Pen or peel at the edges. So I'm now wondering whether it would be better to stay with the Whitestone but get a different case. I quite like the unobtrusive nature of my case (a cheap "leather" case off Aliexpress) but it doesn't extend above the face of the phone, meaning a face down impact is all on the screen. Can anyone recommend a case which would guard against this type of drop, but which isn't too bulky? The note 8 is large enough already, so I don't want a case that makes it too much bigger.

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  # 1926613 29-Dec-2017 17:12
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IMHO, the best screen protector / case combo for me has been the Spigen Ultra Hybrid along with the Spigen screen wet applicator.

 

 

 

Many people have said that the screen protector doesn't fit right with the case and the pen doesn't glide on it and such but i've never had those issues.

 

 

 

Screen protector fits perfectly with no lifting edges and the SPen has no noticeable drag when using it.

 

 

 

The ultra hybrid case makes the phone easier to hold as well.


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