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Munkus Mar 20, 2018 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Lazy8s (Post 1338060346)
I need to get my grubby paws on one :p

Remind me what phone you have? If I had a fairly recent Android phone, instead of an iPhone, I would've probably skipped the 9+. It's an incremental upgrade for most recent 'droid phones, IMO. Unless it's free...then DO IT NAO!!!

Lazy8s Mar 20, 2018 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Munkus (Post 1338060361)
Remind me what phone you have? If I had a fairly recent Android phone, instead of an iPhone, I would've probably skipped the 9+. It's an incremental upgrade for most recent 'droid phones, IMO. Unless it's free...then DO IT NAO!!!

I have the PH1 and am really enjoying it with Oreo 8.1. I was just talking to the better half about this and I'm skipping for now. Xfinity Mobile would save us a few $$, but their bring your own phone policy doesn't accept a fully unlocked, work on any network in the US phone like the PH1. So yeah, no go for now.

Gorgeous device for sure, but not worth getting BSd into it by a garbage policy.

Munkus Mar 20, 2018 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Lazy8s (Post 1338060373)
I have the PH1 and am really enjoying it with Oreo 8.1. I was just talking to the better half about this and I'm skipping for now. Xfinity Mobile would save us a few $$, but their bring your own phone policy doesn't accept a fully unlocked, work on any network in the US phone like the PH1. So yeah, no go for now.

Gorgeous device for sure, but not worth getting BSd into it by a garbage policy.

Yeah, it wouldn't be it worthwhile upgrade for you. The PH1 is a sweet phone.

Lazy8s Mar 20, 2018 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Munkus (Post 1338060375)
Yeah, it wouldn't be it worthwhile upgrade for you. The PH1 is a sweet phone.

Yeah it's pretty nice. I'd be lying if I said the note didn't catch my eye though :p

Elysian Mar 23, 2018 07:49 AM

https://www.androidcentral.com/some-...e-touchscreens

Munkus Mar 23, 2018 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Elysian (Post 1338060935)

Well that sucks. So far I haven't had that problem, but it's another black eye for Samsung if it becomes widespread.

ice Mar 25, 2018 12:12 PM

Interesting to see the Snapdragon variant is faster this time than the Exynos. Guess I won't have to worry about trying to get one from overseas when the Note 9 comes out.

0091/2 Mar 25, 2018 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ice (Post 1338061262)
Interesting to see the Snapdragon variant is faster this time than the Exynos. Guess I won't have to worry about trying to get one from overseas when the Note 9 comes out.

How do feel about the in-display fingerprint rumor? Would you miss the back FP sensor?

ice Mar 25, 2018 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by 0091/2 (Post 1338061327)
How do feel about the in-display fingerprint rumor? Would you miss the back FP sensor?

I never used one with a back sensor, but I've always hated the idea of them. I reach over and unlock my S7 Edge all the time while it's sitting on the wireless charger, I don't want to have to pick the damn phone up to do that. Under the screen is a welcome feature for me. I also find it odd that Samsung and Apple can't get this working well but some no name Chinese company did.

v3rninater Mar 26, 2018 05:36 AM

Pixel 2 XL, probably one of the best phones I've had, battery for 2 days. The only downside is app related. Facebook makes the bottom buttons not work sometimes, have to reboot the phone, but that's crappy FB.

Reallllly like Goog phones!

koralis Mar 29, 2018 06:22 AM

Got one the other day to replace my aging LG G3. My first thought was "it's so small!" heightwise isn't... quite tall, but very narrow compared to my G3.

Usually I install Apex Launcher immediately since I'm familiar with it and know its ins and out. This time decided to give the built-in stuff a chance.


The "edge" popout I'd like better if they didn't put the control exactly where I'd scroll right/left to get to the other screens. (would also be better if it wasn't fullscreen and if you clicked anywhere else it went away so I don't have to search for the back key.) Eventually just turned it off because it was getting in the way too much... good idea, actually, but crappy implementation.


The Bixby Home screen... absolutely hated it initially, but that was more about their insistence on signing you up every time you land on that screen. Once I signed up and could start configuring it, it got a lot less obnoxious. I basically hid everything but Samsung Health (step counter, etc) and Samsung Play (music.) So essentially now I have a dedicated "tab" for playing music and checking my steps. That's not bad. Decided to keep it enabled instead of turning it off wholesale.

Bixby voice... don't often anticipate doing voice commands, it just seems weird, but assuming I can turn off the "always listening to you" feature and have it do things only when pressing the button that's fine. Need to disable Google voice too. The one thing I tested it with "Open Maps and navigate home" worked quite well... probably one of the ONLY things I'll use voice commands with as it saves a lot of typing.


As with all my phones, first thing I did was install Simple Calendar and TypeApp mail so that I can get the widgets on my home screen. Ah... so much better... my world at a glance. The tallness of the phone gives me a bit more real estate to look at. Had to bump up the font size to make it readable though. :)


Yes, miles away faster than my G3, not that it was causing me consternation. Better cell phone reception... can pick up the newer bands that Tmobile brought online since the manufacture of the older phone.


Overall pretty happy.

0091/2 Mar 29, 2018 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by koralis (Post 1338061911)
The "edge" popout I'd like better if they didn't put the control exactly where I'd scroll right/left to get to the other screens. (would also be better if it wasn't fullscreen and if you clicked anywhere else it went away so I don't have to search for the back key.) Eventually just turned it off because it was getting in the way too much... good idea, actually, but crappy implementation.

You can customize the edge panel handle.

You don't have to use the back key. Just click on the screen where there's no UI.

Elysian Mar 29, 2018 01:59 PM

Looked at an S9+ at Best Buy yesterday. These phones are too damned big.

CurrentlyPissed Mar 30, 2018 09:35 AM

I hate Bixby because I never use it, I disabled it. They kinda messed that one up on the S8 with the position of the button, it would always get tapped, or bumped and cause Bixby to pop up.

Had the hardware implementation been better on the S8/+ it would've fared better. Now everyone hates it because it started off "in the way". But it's actually pretty smart, and the most advanced of the AI's. But alas, I'll likely never use it because it annoyed me to no end with the button placement.

0091/2 Mar 30, 2018 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CurrentlyPissed (Post 1338062104)
I hate Bixby because I never use it, I disabled it. They kinda messed that one up on the S8 with the position of the button, it would always get tapped, or bumped and cause Bixby to pop up.

Had the hardware implementation been better on the S8/+ it would've fared better. Now everyone hates it because it started off "in the way". But it's actually pretty smart, and the most advanced of the AI's. But alas, I'll likely never use it because it annoyed me to no end with the button placement.

I think the problem is bixby home. You can change it to press and hold instead of a single press. I never accidentally activate Bixby since doing so.

koralis Apr 6, 2018 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by 0091/2 (Post 1338061965)
You can customize the edge panel handle.
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You don't have to use the back key. Just click on the screen where there's no UI.


Both good tips and helped make things a lot more pleasant, thanks!

As for the latter one, that's not QUITE accurate, and why I didn't figure it out myself. It's not a click.. you have to press and hold to get rid of the screen. Not a huge deal, but wasn't intuitive. Now that I know, the edge screen has gotten a LOT better. Moved the handle down and have it set up for favorite contacts and music. Nice... saves a bit of fumbling in Contacts.

shrike126 Apr 6, 2018 10:15 PM

The interesting thing is that a lot of folks, for a little while, would remap the Bixby button to something else. Maybe a camera, a specific app, whatever... So they sort of stumbled onto an accidental feature that people liked (a remapable button), but refused to let people remap it.

Cream Apr 8, 2018 02:47 PM

Had my S9+ since release date, It's my first Samsung phone. Had nexus 4,6 and pixel XL before this phone.
Software is bloated, but other than that I'm really liking it. Camera is excellent, Stereo Speakers YAY (so disappointed with the pixels one effort), Screens nice and bright and sharp. Headphone socket, again another big yay as I use my phone on a portable BOSS system while having a bath.


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