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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).

Thankfully you aren't designing phones.
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Give me S8 Mini with 5 in bezel-less screen,1080p display,exynos 7870 for under $500.
    
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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).

Eh, I actually hate the physical home buttom. And while I do wish they kept the fingerprint scanner up front, it sucked being on the home button.

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My Phone would try to log in while in my pocket. Sometimes I would pull it out and it would be locked up for an hour. And for some odd reason you can not turn that security option off. As I would love to go back to using it, but when you work out in the field you need to be able to access your phone. I don't need the failed password attempt time restrictions forced on me. Getting rid of the crappy physical home and very crappy touch buttons to the side of it was the best thing Sammy could have done.
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The only thing I dislike about the phone so far is the fingerprint sensor location. For a phone that's similar in size to my iPhone 7 Plus, even with rather large hands, that positioning is fairly awkward. I think phones like the Pixel/XL, G6, 6P all have the positioning right.

I'd say it's a nice tribute to the Note 7 that I sorely miss, but unfortunately, I feel it's about 4 months too late at this point.

Oh yeah, Bixby getting a dedicated button? For something I already don't use on Android/iPhone...please....
 
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I got rid of my S7E because the curvature on the sides caused a lot of unintended stuff to happen when just handling the phone.

Otherwise it was a great phone in terms of battery life, screen and camera.

Those of you questioning what you're getting for paying 2x what a competing Chinese phone with similar specs goes for, well you're basically paying for the camera and screen. I didn't find the OLED used with the Axon 7 as good as my S7E.
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I still use a Note 3 with a 10000 mAh battery that lasts 2-3 days on a charge. I haven't been compelled to trade that battery life for a slightly better screen or whatever the new phones offer.
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atm i have an s6edge. was rocksolid till i got hit by a car. cracked display..... changed it and no i dont have audiojack/frontcam dead,lightsensor dead and akku got worse. need a replacement^^ and i love the look of it.
wanna get it with my next contract
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Fingerprint reader on the front is a con for some and a pro for others lol, i myself never use the finger print reading my s7, The phone definitely looks sexy, if they bring in double tap to wake, id buy it instantly.
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Seems rather lame, I really liked my Note 7's (I had two of them). God I remember I used to charge it in a kitchen pot with a lid overnight out of paranoia, one night my blinds fell down while I was asleep and I went into a panic thinking it finally happened, my phone exploded, until I came to.

There seemed to be a big disconnect with the company doing Samsung's promo programs, I ended up with 2 smart watches and 256gb memory card. All went to eBay, so I guess they paid me $300 to beta test their phone thumb.gif

Currently using an iPhone 7+, really liking it. Thing runs as fast as the day I got it which is a plus. Honestly I don't care about a phone's size/shape, every phone I buy goes straight into an otterbox defender case. Never even had aesthetic damage let alone a broken screen while using these cases. It does kind of suck how slim and nice they make these phones look, gotta be a lot of r&d dollars into the design when people like me don't even use it.
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Now considering pre-ordering the phone for the VR goodies. Not sure whether to do it through Best Buy or AT&T since they have different promos. Will have to visit both stores this weekend to see what's the best deal.
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Grr.... no camera upgrade

Camera upgrade came in software/post-processing. It's now basically using a similar technique akin to the Pixel, where the camera is constantly taking photos and saves the best for you. The camera/sensor is still one of the best in the market, so it may not even have been worth it to invest in an incremental improvement for the camera/sensor. I'd rather have a refinement in both hardware and software instead of the software always being buggy despite the good hardware.
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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.

Rooting was as easy as installing an app, pressing a button and rebooting my phone. thumb.gif Of course, rooting method will differ from device to device, but that's about as easy as it gets.

Once rooted, you can install apps that allow you to delete or freeze bloatware. Another option would be to just load a custom ROM that doesn't have all the bloatware in the first place and is usually optimized to give you better battery life and slightly faster performance (depends on developers).

The XDA forums have step-by-step guides on how to do these things, so the most complicated part is actually reading through all the posts so you get an understanding of what you're doing or just follow them if that is what you fancy.
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Eh, I actually hate the physical home buttom. And while I do wish they kept the fingerprint scanner up front, it sucked being on the home button.

Why? you may ask.


My Phone would try to log in while in my pocket. Sometimes I would pull it out and it would be locked up for an hour. And for some odd reason you can not turn that security option off. As I would love to go back to using it, but when you work out in the field you need to be able to access your phone. I don't need the failed password attempt time restrictions forced on me. Getting rid of the crappy physical home and very crappy touch buttons to the side of it was the best thing Sammy could have done.

I always hated how the Home button would wake up the device. After rooting and loading a custom ROM, I was able to disable having my S5 wake up from any home button presses, remove annoying pop ups regarding the battery cover or USB flap and change the look/colors of the top bar and notification screen. Thankfully the devs made it easy by baking most of these features into the ROM by default or changing the settings through one app.
    
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