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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

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.
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.
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.


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.


That's not good enough for me. Reusing the same camera doesn't cut it on my $1000 phone. I guess everyone still trying to be Ape these days.
post #52 of 609
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

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).
Most cameras are good enough for selfies under the sunlight, but even then they suck with anything that's not well lit. phone cameras are caca compared to DSLR, assuming people aren't just shooting in Auto mode. Auto doesn't always work.
post #53 of 609
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Originally Posted by budgetgamer120 View Post

That's not good enough for me. Reusing the same camera doesn't cut it on my $1000 phone. I guess everyone still trying to be Ape these days.

No one is forcing you to buy the phone in the first place. If the camera is all you care about, then why not consider the Galaxy S7 for almost half the price? The S7 camera is still considered top 1 or 2 by most reviewers, matching both the Pixel and iPhone 7+.

Coming from a Galaxy S5, I couldn't be happier with all the upgrades. I don't see why people are complaining about flagships being expensive, when they are bleeding edge after all. If you can't afford nice things, then don't buy it or work harder, simple as that.
    
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

No one is forcing you to buy the phone in the first place. If the camera is all you care about, then why not consider the Galaxy S7 for almost half the price? The S7 camera is still considered top 1 or 2 by most reviewers, matching both the Pixel and iPhone 7+.

Coming from a Galaxy S5, I couldn't be happier with all the upgrades. I don't see why people are complaining about flagships being expensive, when they are bleeding edge after all. If you can't afford nice things, then don't buy it or work harder, simple as that.

Nah I'm looking at other brands... Broke free of Samsung. Maybe when they get with the dual camera trends I'll be back.

Got to admit that the phone is well designed physically and I like that the fingerprint scanner is on the back.
post #55 of 609
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

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.
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.
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.


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.

Be careful with rooting, especially on newer Android phones with tons of bloatware as you can run into firmware incompatibilities that can brick your phone. It's an easy fix to unroot it...but still...
post #56 of 609
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Originally Posted by DIYDeath View Post

Be careful with rooting, especially on newer Android phones with tons of bloatware as you can run into firmware incompatibilities that can brick your phone. It's an easy fix to unroot it...but still...

I wouldbt root simply because yoo lose android pay and other important stuff.
post #57 of 609
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Only 4GB RAM for most markets frown.gif Shame on you Samsung.
Not worth it's money, not for me when phone is mostly used as a paperweight alarm clock.

Yet you are complaining about ram? rolleyes.gif
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Yet you are complaining about ram? rolleyes.gif

He might set a lot of alarms. tongue.gif
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My S7 Edge has been the worst phone I've ever used.

Like what they did to the design of the phone, too bad it probably still sucks as much as the s7 did. My Battery is killed by the crap samsung software alone.

Get a Motorola. My Droid Turbo was still the best phone I ever owned.
I have a S7 edge and I use package disabler pro to disable all the bloatware.
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I think that the Galaxy S8/Edge is a bit of a disappointment. I'm waiting for the LG V30.
     
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