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Yeah see I hate all Samdroid roms, they are loaded down in bloatware from Samsung then again from the carrier. Really taxes the hardware and battery life not to mention makes the phone cluttery and that's before you even out the apps you want on the device. A lot of the "features" are gimmicky at best. All I want in my phone is consistent cell reception and call quality, a good camera, plenty of storage,fast data connection, and maximum processing power. Don't care about games because thats what my PC is for and if I'm not home to play it I'm likely too busy doing other things than to sit around on my cell phone and play a mediocre mobile game. Fingerprint scanners, hand gestures, voice recognition software, etc. Are all just fuzzy dice hanging from a rear view mirror to me. Worthless.

I do not mid Samsung Skin on Android. What I do not like is that I have to chose between using Samsung Apps or Google Apps. I can use Samsung Apps just fine for the most part but what if I want to use another brand? That is why Google Apps are best.
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I pick mine up tomorrow morning. How do you like yours so far? I am coming from an S7 Edge to an S8 just due to Hand/Phone size ratio. Hoping though that Mophie comes out with the Juicepack w/ Qi charging soon.

I'm not getting an S8 even though I really want one. frown.gif I'm holding out for the Note 8 as a proper replacement for my Note 7 and just using this S7E until it comes out. Hopefully the very minor complaints I have about the S8 (fingerprint reader in a stupid place on the back, same camera as the S7, etc) will be resolved on the Note 8. I came really close to preordering an S8 Plus though and the wait til August is going to be tough but my S7E is still a very good phone to get me through.
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I do not mid Samsung Skin on Android. What I do not like is that I have to chose between using Samsung Apps or Google Apps. I can use Samsung Apps just fine for the most part but what if I want to use another brand? That is why Google Apps are best.

Yeah I come from all the way back on Galaxy S1. Then S2, then S3, skipped the S4, now I'm on my S5 which is getting long in the tooth. All the Galaxy phones before I ran Cyanogenmod and loved it. This S5 has forced me to use the ugly and awkward touchwiz. I've been an Android fan since day 1 because of the open source platform and freedom to do what you want with your own device. With locked bootloaders an annoying manufacturer apps and roms you can't escape, its almost like an IPhone only worse because at least Apple cares about the performance of their phones and therefore are base the operation of the software around that.
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I'm not getting an S8 even though I really want one. frown.gif I'm holding out for the Note 8 as a proper replacement for my Note 7 and just using this S7E until it comes out. Hopefully the very minor complaints I have about the S8 (fingerprint reader in a stupid place on the back, same camera as the S7, etc) will be resolved on the Note 8. I came really close to preordering an S8 Plus though and the wait til August is going to be tough but my S7E is still a very good phone to get me through.
I had an S7E and moved to S8. The fingerprint reader on back I like better for 2 reasons. 1) When using Samsung Pay the picture of my debit card with last 4 digits doesn't face up (think about how yoiu havhaveto hold your phone) instead it's screen down. 2) Its in a natural position for when you hold the phone to unlock it (I use fingerprint unlock) and now it lets you use multiple do get a so I can use pointer finger from both hands. Reg S8 is JUST slightly smaller than S7E but the thinner width is easier for 1 hand use
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Mophie is scheduled to come out with a Juice Pack case for it soon. That should double battery life and still allow for Qi charge or regular USB charge. Only thing you might loose is fast charge but I charge while I sleep.

I dont care about that, I just like the ability to remove the battery if its trying to go nuclear or to replace it when it gets weak. Thats what 90% of people who want removable batteries want.
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I've had my S8+ for a couple of days, and so far, it's been a great phone. It's very quick and easy to use. I've been playing games on it and it's excellent in that regard. The screen is stunning! The other thing I like about it vs my iPhone 7 is that the S8+ feels like it has some weight behind it and it feels solid. In the hand, the S8+ feels like an extremely well-built and premium product.

I cannot comment on the battery life because I have been using it a lot over the last couple of days. We will have to wait until I am at work for a few days next week to truly figure out what the battery life is like. I've made it a point to keep GPS on and leave the phone in High Performance mode. That way, we literally get a worst-case scenario for battery efficiency. If the phone can survive at least a day with those items on, that means battery life will be fantastic if you turn some of the extra stuff off.

Overall, it's a fantastic phone so far.
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So, uh not sure if this is the right place to ask, but anyone know of good S8 cases? They all look kind of craptastic to me, to be honest. I've generally gone Otterbox for every phone I've owned in the past, but even those look pretty bad for what this phone.

I see a LOT of people mention the spigen cases, to the point where I feel like there must be some HEAVY shilling going on there which makes me dubious, but maybe I'm just imagining things biggrin.gif.

Thoughts? I was sort of looking at Evutec cases that come out next week.
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So, uh not sure if this is the right place to ask, but anyone know of good S8 cases? They all look kind of craptastic to me, to be honest. I've generally gone Otterbox for every phone I've owned in the past, but even those look pretty bad for what this phone.

I see a LOT of people mention the spigen cases, to the point where I feel like there must be some HEAVY shilling going on there which makes me dubious, but maybe I'm just imagining things biggrin.gif.

Thoughts? I was sort of looking at Evutec cases that come out next week.

I would never use otterbox. I dont buy good looking phones to put them in disgusting looking cases.

I use thin transparent case. So atleast I have a little feel of the phone
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So, uh not sure if this is the right place to ask, but anyone know of good S8 cases? They all look kind of craptastic to me, to be honest. I've generally gone Otterbox for every phone I've owned in the past, but even those look pretty bad for what this phone.

I see a LOT of people mention the spigen cases, to the point where I feel like there must be some HEAVY shilling going on there which makes me dubious, but maybe I'm just imagining things biggrin.gif.

Thoughts? I was sort of looking at Evutec cases that come out next week.

I can vouch for Spigen cases. They are high quality, and they look great. I currently have a Liquid Crystal on my S8+, and I think it looks great.

https://www.amazon.com/Spigen-Crystal-Protection-Premium-Clarity/dp/B06XP4QY2B
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I can vouch for Spigen cases. They are high quality, and they look great. I currently have a Liquid Crystal on my S8+, and I think it looks great.

https://www.amazon.com/Spigen-Crystal-Protection-Premium-Clarity/dp/B06XP4QY2B

In your experience, do those clear cases offer much in the way of actual protection should the phone slip onto say the sidewalk?

Thanks for your vouching, I might consider their neo hybrid model which seems to have a bit more protection.

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