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Will Samsung include mini fire extinguishers with in the packaging? biggrin.gif You know just as a pre caution of course.
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Will someone please educate me? I have never seen an edge anything by samsung not cracked or broken. I constantly look for people without broken edge screens its very few that have good screens. I had a s6 edge and dropped it 3 times from sitting on my butt and all three smashed the screens while inside an otterbox. Have they gotten better all of a sudden, I'm just trying to understand why anyone would invest this much money in one of these edge screens.

I have a Note 7 and an S7E and both screens are still in pristine condition. Have dropped my S7E at least 3 times so far. Its in a generic case I got at the VZN store and has no screen protector. I actually feel like the edge increases the screen strength but that could be wrong, I dunno. The Note 7 did really well in this drop test:
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post

So.....I've been an iPhone user since the 4S and every two years since, I've gotten a new iPhone. I like the Apple ecosystem (for phones alone). One of the things that turned me off about the iPhone 7 was the headphone jack being removed in place of lightning connector for audio passthrough. Something the S8 proved did not have to be done in order to be equally waterproof.

I'm now contemplating the S8+.

I like the extra screen length yet same width S8+ has which makes for easy holding, something the iPhone plus width always turned me off and kept me restricted to their smaller iphones.

I do a lot of streaming Netflix, Hulu, twitch, and you tube, for a phone. A LOT. Screen means everything.

I'm ecstatic about the new full glass screen designs and mobile HDR quality for both S8 and upcoming iPhone will sport.

If the new iPhone plus is still a wide body and audio jack is still passing through lighting port, than I think I'd rather go S8+ albeit a slower processor.

I can live with the back fingerprint sensor on the back of S8 and by the looks of it, Apple may be having same issue implementing mechanics on front screen on time for release and may do the same with a back fingerprint sensor from rumor mill.

Looking forward to member thoughts once you guys get them in hand and will keep an eye out in the mobile section of the forum.

I'm going to wait for the next iPhone before making my decision ultimately. But I've never been more ready to switch.

Apple removed the 3.5mm jack because it didn't generate revenue for them. By only having the Lightning port, iPhone users are forced to buy adapters or 3rd party products. Since the Lightning port is solely licensed by Apple, every 3rd party manufacturer pays Apple a royalty fee in order to produce products for that single port.

The headphone jack was never about saving internal space or for better waterproofing, it was just a (very good) business decision with real financial gains.

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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

My S8 is scheduled for delivery tomorrow (4/19). Going to be a good day. thumb.gif

I'm jealous, let us know how you like it!

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A bit strange you two got a little defensive about it towards me. iFixIt is a well known teardown site and figured it would be good info to know. You don't have to prove anything to me considering I had a Note 7 and would still have it today if they weren't recalled.

I want to point out that I do work in the IT industry, and I work with DBAs everyday. But how is that really relevant here? Finding flaws and fixing them in databases is much different than finding flaws and fixing them in consumer products....not to mention the huge issue of gaining consumer confidence back. Sure, a small percentage of people will find out that it's the same battery/manufcaturer and an even smaller percentage will be bothered by it. I read the official statement from Samsung where they said the issue wasn't the battery, but basically how tightly they crammed it in there. I don't expect them to lose even more money by switching something unnecessary, but that comparison isn't valid in this situation.

There have been way too many battery related troll posts, so I do apologize if it seemed defensive.

From what I read, the insulation layer was not consistent throughout the battery and there were areas which could get penetrated. Combine that with what you said about packing the battery into too small a space and it caused issues where the positive and negative electrodes connected and caused a short.
    
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No worries biggrin.gif.

If Samsung gets the S8/S8+ right, I'm just that much more excited for the Note 8. It has a lot of potentials to check off every single one of my boxes for buying a smartphone.
 
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Got this from a newsletter email via iFixIt today:
They sound like noob fanboys.
Also what makes them the experts they think they are in battery technology?
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They sound like noob fanboys.
Also what makes them the experts they think they are in battery technology?

I'm not sure what made you come to that conclusion, but sure thumb.gif.
 
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They sound like noob fanboys.
Also what makes them the experts they think they are in battery technology?

IFixIt is a credible company, although it's true that they are no experts in components aside from (dis)assembly. They listed the specs of the battery, but I disagree about them making an assumption that it's the same battery used in the Note 7. It's on the same level of people saying the S8 camera is the same exact one from the S7/S7 Edge. While the camera specs are the same, the S8 receives the newer Sony IMX333 and is different compared to the Sony IMX266 on the S7.
    
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I almost never drop my phones Lol...

I remember I was excited for the 920 but when I tried it and was bored within the first min. I couldn't :/

I don't drop mine much but all it takes is once. biggrin.gif The only phone I broke the screen on was a my old Blackberry Torch years ago.

Not everyone likes the Windows Phone....I don't mind it myself. The app support was getting better until MS dropped support for the Windows 10 upgrade on many of the Lumias. Then it took a dump.
    
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I'm not sure what made you come to that conclusion, but sure thumb.gif.
Their clear bias which lead to Teardown concludes Galaxy S8 has a Galaxy Note 7 battery
Edited by Serios - 4/19/17 at 5:52am
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S8 is out for delivery. Hope UPS doesn't wait until the end of the day though...
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