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I was hoping for an astonishing feature to let me upgrade to the S8 from an S7 but I will skip on this one.

Other phones for spec enthusiasts is this Xperia XZ Premium
https://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/xperia-xz-premium/

-4K screen w/ HDR
-Snapdragon 835 processor
-Very nice camera specs - 19mp (ultra slow motion at 960fps)
-waterproof
-dual sim
-MicroSD
-Android 7.1 (Nougat) WITHOUT Touchwiz...

For everyone who talks about root with a few clicks, this is not the case with some phones on specific carriers which will be most of the case for the vast majority. For example, is there a unlocked bootloader for the S6 Edge on AT&T yet? (G925A) - That was one of my worst phones and the S7 Edge was a perfected version of it. Also have fun going through millions of forums on XDA trying to find out how to root and install the correct version. Oh yeah, you also risk the warranty which will be fun with the carrier thumb.gif
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Samsung hasn't made anything worth buying since the S4/Note3. Meh
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As nice as the S8 and S8+ sounds, i'm extremely happy with my Pixel XL.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Samsung hasn't made anything worth buying since the S4/Note3. Meh

Looking to get the XZ Premium myself, it looks fantastic. Here in Canada I know the fingerprint scanner wont be enabled, and no carrier here will pick it up. Wonder if I can buy it directly from Sony
post #135 of 609
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Originally Posted by Chris13002 View Post

I was hoping for an astonishing feature to let me upgrade to the S8 from an S7 but I will skip on this one.

Other phones for spec enthusiasts is this Xperia XZ Premium
https://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/xperia-xz-premium/

-4K screen w/ HDR
-Snapdragon 835 processor
-Very nice camera specs - 19mp (ultra slow motion at 960fps)
-waterproof
-dual sim
-MicroSD
-Android 7.1 (Nougat) WITHOUT Touchwiz...

For everyone who talks about root with a few clicks, this is not the case with some phones on specific carriers which will be most of the case for the vast majority. For example, is there a unlocked bootloader for the S6 Edge on AT&T yet? (G925A) - That was one of my worst phones and the S7 Edge was a perfected version of it. Also have fun going through millions of forums on XDA trying to find out how to root and install the correct version. Oh yeah, you also risk the warranty which will be fun with the carrier thumb.gif

The XZ is definitely not water proof
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Originally Posted by DIYDeath View Post

Hopefully they actually use gorilla glass instead of just saying they did. My S7 scratched from putting it in a pocket with keys (gorilla glass doesn't scratch from that so it can't be gorilla glass)...and it had issues streaming content without stutters from all sources @ 720p.

And hopefully they stop loading it up with excessive bloatware for providers...they caused so many firmware issues with the S7 with incompatibilities between their carrier bloatware+update structure.

As long as these issues exist I will NEVER touch another Samsung phone again.

Galaxy S7 Edge is gorilla glass the scratches you have from your keys are most likely the oleophobic coating they use on the gorilla glass to reduce fingerprints which is kinda stupid because the coating does scratch quite easily and defeats the purpose of gorilla glass. Not buying the Galaxy S8 or 8+ massively overpriced ($1349 in Australia for the plus) and no real improvements over the S7 Edge. Weird aspect ratio screen, fingerprint scanner on the back, useless Bixby all deal breakers in my opinion. Still happy with my S7 Edge and Oneplus 3T, in fact Oneplus 3T in many ways is a better phone than the S7 Edge particularly the software thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by budgetgamer120 View Post

GSM Arena users are going for value this round lachen.gif

900 Euros is very pricey though.



http://www.gsmarena.com/weekly_poll_results_galaxy_s8_a_bit_pricey_voters_want_value_for_money-blog-24309.php

Exactly what Im saying thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by scracy View Post

Galaxy S7 Edge is gorilla glass the scratches you have from your keys are most likely the oleophobic coating they use on the gorilla glass to reduce fingerprints which is kinda stupid because the coating does scratch quite easily and defeats the purpose of gorilla glass. Not buying the Galaxy S8 or 8+ massively overpriced ($1349 in Australia for the plus) and no real improvements over the S7 Edge. Weird aspect ratio screen, fingerprint scanner on the back, useless Bixby all deal breakers in my opinion. Still happy with my S7 Edge and Oneplus 3T, in fact Oneplus 3T in many ways is a better phone than the S7 Edge particularly the software thumb.gif

I only discovered the 3T last night lol... Definitley nice.

I am not liking the dedicated Bixby either headscratch.gif

Carriers will definitely make it more affordable though.
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I only discovered the 3T last night lol... Definitley nice.

I am not liking the dedicated Bixby either headscratch.gif

Carriers will definitely make it more affordable though.
Agreed but $1349 for the S8+ in Australia is a joke for some relatively minor upgrades over the S7 Edge, I don't buy carrier phones because they load them up full of bloatware. Granted my Oneplus 3T has only got a 1080p screen but at 5.5" I cant tell the difference bench mark scores are slightly higher on my S7 Edge but the Oneplus 3T feels far more fluid and responsive, either way both great phones.
post #140 of 609
Love Samsung phones but the S8 is just all kinds of unimpressive for me. I can't find a single feature that I personally like about it. The new added features I hate. And some of the features they disposed of I would defiantly want on my phone.

And that price. lol. They are becoming as bad as Apple when it comes to prices. Geez. I had an iPhone at one time, got rid of it. While the phones are nice themselves, iOS has gotta be the most boring operating system I have ever had to deal with. So I stick to Android.
 
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