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Galaxy Note 8: 5 Reasons to Wait & 4 Reasons Not To

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Don't Wait If You Want the Best Battery Life

Don't Wait If You Want the Best Battery Life

While we can't confirm this yet, most likely the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a very modest battery size. That means that if battery life is a huge concern for you, or you're sick of always charging the Galaxy Note 5, you may want to look elsewhere. 

In 2016 the Galaxy Note 7 had a 3,400 mAh battery that exploded and caught on fire in some rare instances. It caused Samsung to recall the phone twice, and eventually cancel it completely. 

And while Samsung now has an industry leading 8-point battery check in place and an entire safety panel, we're not expecting them to push the limits on the Galaxy Note 8 battery. Instead, they'll keep it a safe and average size that's right in the middle of the pack when compared to the competition. 

Recent reports believe that due to the size of the device and the integrated S-Pen stylus, the Note 8 will actually have a battery that's smaller than the Galaxy S8+. The leak states it will feature a 3,300 mAh battery, compared to 3,400 mAh in the S8+. The phone should easily last you an entire day and feature fast and wireless charging, but don't expect anything extraordinary.  

All said and done, the Galaxy Note 8 will likely be a great phone for anyone that doesn't own a 2017 flagship phone like the Galaxy S8, LG G6 or HTC U11. It all comes down to your personal preference, needs and wants.