Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Well, my eldest is switching out his S7 for the Note 8, but we had another surprise - they sent a 256GB EVO Plus card, not the 128GB - no complaints here, and hope it is just another nice gesture to Note 7 owners. It lists for $249 at Samsung, but you can get it on Amazon for $160 - a REALLY nice upgrade.
     
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    Nice! And I had trouble registering for the 128GB.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    What's best of all is it came in the box with the phone - not weeks later like the Note 7 goodies.
     
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    The Note 4 has the screen-off memo. Only one page at a time though.
     
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    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    See, the problem for me with the screen-off memo is that I want all of my notes in OneNote, so I always disable that (and S Note in general) because I don't want to deal with some types of notes in another data pool. Otherwise I'm sure it's great though.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Well, FWIW, no iPhone Pro for you! Neither the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X feature pen support.
     
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    chongsen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The screen space for iphone 7 plus (5.5 inch 16:9) is 83.39 cm2

    The screen space for iphone X (5.8 inch 2.17:1) is 82.61 cm2, but we have to take off the top black bar. So the real screen space will be around 80 cm2

    And for the strange ratio (2.17 : 1). Most media will leave black bar on top or bottom; which makes it looks even smaller.

    I have bad experience when I switch from galaxy s7 edge (5.5 inch ) to s8 (5.8 inch without top black bar). Everything looks smaller. That s why I move to S8 plus right the way.
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I watched the phone presentation part until the end when they close and say goodbye waiting to see the extra credit scene where they show it works with the Pencil too in perfect Marvel style. All in vain. -.-
    C'mon Apple, excite me at least once!

    By the way, I'm considering replacing the iphone 6+ with a Note 8 under contract if my carrier here makes any promotion.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I pulled the trigger on my Note 8 upgrade for my Note 7 debacle.

    After seeing the explanations for the iPhone X ($1199 for the 256GB model); the delay to even order until 10/27; and watching my son play with his Note 8, I decided I couldn't pass up a deal for $504, UNLOCKED, and the mSDXC card/convertible wireless for free (NOTE - my son got the 256gb EVO card with his, here's hoping I get so lucky).

    My gut tells me I can't lose at this deal price.

    Hey @Bronsky - come on in, the water is still warm, and Samsung is offering $300 off with a Galaxy Note 5 trade-in; Verizon is doing a BOGO on Note 8.
     
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