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Old Feb 26, 2018, 03:47 PM   #1
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Exciting or no? Looks like a yawn-worthy incremental upgrade to me, but maybe I’m missing something. Thoughts?
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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Exciting or no? Looks like a yawn-worthy incremental upgrade to me, but maybe I’m missing something. Thoughts?
Don't you have an iPhone?
I signed up for pre order, but I have an S8 we'll see.
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 06:30 PM   #3
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Don't you have an iPhone?
I signed up for pre order, but I have an S8 we'll see.
I do, but I'm always interested in what's being released on both sides of the OS aisle.
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 06:41 PM   #4
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Nice, I am not sure if I will upgrade I can get up to half off so we will see. i do like my s8 but I do like newer tech as well even if it doesn't mean too much change.
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Old Feb 27, 2018, 02:29 AM   #5
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too pricey for what you get, but well, some people always buy everything if it's "new". It's not a bad phone per se, of course, but almost 900 bucks is a bit beyond (for me).
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Old Feb 27, 2018, 01:32 PM   #6
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too pricey for what you get, but well, some people always buy everything if it's "new". It's not a bad phone per se, of course, but almost 900 bucks is a bit beyond (for me).
I don't know if they have this in your area, but many mobile phone service companies here in the US offer "leasing" of phones. It's for those that want to trade up their phones as new revisions are released.

With that, I'm sure two S9's will be in my house shortly as my wife and daughter do that... I'm too lazy to change phones out so often so I wait until I either break or cannot use my current phone before changing.... Even then, I rarely get the top of the line phones any more.. I don't use all the capabilities to make it worth it for me.
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Old Feb 28, 2018, 01:52 AM   #7
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Variable aperture is the only interesting thing to me. I'd like to see how that performs in reviews later on. That will be a nice thing for apple to steal for the next iPhone.

The 900fps 720p video with a second of footage is interesting too if not gimmicky.
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I've posted more than enough on here about Samsung devices I've owned, don't feel like rehashing with a point by point for such crap phones.

I think this says it all... I used to be hardcore anti-Apple. The Note 5 was bad enough I replaced it with an iPhone 6s+.
The biggest complaint I hear about their phone was the software. Samsung made a lot of good software improvements on their galaxy s8 line. The phone no longer slows down over time. People find this very hard believe when I say that. I have no idea what people are about when they say Samsung's phone lags and crashes.
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The biggest complaint I hear about their phone was the software. Samsung made a lot of good software improvements on their galaxy s8 line. The phone no longer slows down over time. People finds this very hard believe when I say that. I have no idea what people are about when they Samsung's phone lags and crashes.
Yeah pretty lame. I have had a Galaxy since the S5 and never had problems.
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Yeah pretty lame. I have had a Galaxy since the S5 and never had problems.
It could be because of the software installed on their phone.
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The biggest complaint I hear about their phone was the software. Samsung made a lot of good software improvements on their galaxy s8 line. The phone no longer slows down over time. People finds this very hard believe when I say that. I have no idea what people are about when they Samsung's phone lags and crashes.
My S3 and S5 definitely took some performance hits as the time went on, but... this S8+ has been going strong for a while now and just the other day I realized that I've only restarted the phone a total of 2 or 3 times in about 6 months of ownership and have seldom had slow downs that weren't just a result of some shitty networks in the center of swamp land.
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My S3 and S5 definitely took some performance hits as the time went on, but... this S8+ has been going strong for a while now and just the other day I realized that I've only restarted the phone a total of 2 or 3 times in about 6 months of ownership and have seldom had slow downs that weren't just a result of some shitty networks in the center of swamp land.
What typically happens is that if you are not rooted, the bloatware from the mobile provider keeps increasing over time. I had this problem with Sprint. I track the application size and battery usage and their apps that they loaded (and refused to allow you to uninstall without rooting) kept sucking up more and more of my phone's resources.

I will say this was a few years ago and haven't noticed it as much these days.
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I had a Note 3 that bogged down like crazy after about a year. The lag between loading and switching apps was unbearable. Hence why we're now an iPhone house. Still, I miss the stylus, so the Note 8 is calling my name.
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