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Grr.... no camera upgrade
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Got the S7 (no edge) near launch. Worst phone I've ever used, and most because of the Samsung SW junk on it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I guess I could root it or whatever, but that is more of a hassle than it is worth. Samsung, never again. And battery life, barely lasts a full day. My 3 year old S3 lasted 2 days, and my usage pattern did not change.
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Honestly the camera in my S7E is already so good I don't see much of a point in trying to make it better. In many instances my phone takes good enough pictures that its often difficult to tell the difference between those taken with it and with my DSLR (Nikon D5100).
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Got the S7 (no edge) near launch. Worst phone I've ever used, and most because of the Samsung SW junk on it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I guess I could root it or whatever, but that is more of a hassle than it is worth. Samsung, never again. And battery life, barely lasts a full day. My 3 year old S3 lasted 2 days, and my usage pattern did not change.

Weird. I also got one near launch, and i've used it heavily, still pretty good battery life. Full day at work and its sitting at 56% right now from last nights charge. I am pretty ocd about closing everything on it though, and I also switched the theme (super easy to do btw) to a super minimalist design that has the majority of the screen black (saves power with amoled displays cuz the pixel is completely off). I honestly have no complaints about the phone.
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Big fan of the S7E. Design is amazing and the display is really immersive, but yeah it would be much better without the bloatware.
What's with the fingerprint scanner on the back? They really want you to use the new iris scanner i guess. I'm guessing that the battery life on the s8 will be less than the S7E.
I really like the new design but not sure about some of the new stuff they added to it, specially that new dedicated button for Bixby:doh:
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Weird. I also got one near launch, and i've used it heavily, still pretty good battery life. Full day at work and its sitting at 56% right now from last nights charge. I am pretty ocd about closing everything on it though, and I also switched the theme (super easy to do btw) to a super minimalist design that has the majority of the screen black (saves power with amoled displays cuz the pixel is completely off). I honestly have no complaints about the phone.

Me too. I have an S7E (its much newer though as I got it as a replacement for my Note 7 in October) and its sitting at 44% right now after having been used all day (about 15 hours at this point). Battery life still isn't really much of an issue with my nearly two year old Note 5 either (though it definitely has lost some battery life lately, it still can mostly make it through a full day). Keep in mind that I never do anything to maximize battery life and run Nova Launcher with active backgrounds and stuff of that nature.
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Had the Galaxy S2 and currently have the Galaxy S5. I've always had Samsung phones rooted with custom ROMs and launchers, so bloatware and slow performance were never an issue.

I need to learn how to do all that. I am still on a Note 4 and really need a new phone soon. I have a hard time getting excited about any other phone, but the software bloat is a massive turnoff for me and the one thing I hate about my Note 4.
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Big fan of the S7E. Design is amazing and the display is really immersive, but yeah it would be much better without the bloatware.
What's with the fingerprint scanner on the back? They really want you to use the new iris scanner i guess. I'm guessing that the battery life on the s8 will be less than the S7E.
I really like the new design but not sure about some of the new stuff they added to it, specially that new dedicated button for Bixby:doh:

I too HATE the fingerprint scanner on the back (and the removal of a physical home button on the front as well) but I can tell you that the iris scanner is very, very good having used it extensively on my Note 7 (and I'm sure the S8 will have an even better one).
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Pre-ordered from Samsungs website a few hours ago. Not cheap (Especially in Canadian rubles) , but i'm liking the pre-order bonus of the new gear VR + controller!

Excited to get my hands on this.
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I too HATE the fingerprint scanner on the back (and the removal of a physical home button on the front as well) but I can tell you that the iris scanner is very, very good having used it extensively on my Note 7 (and I'm sure the S8 will have an even better one).

There might be a few blurry photos in the s8's future; odd place to put a high-finger-traffic feature biggrin.gif
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