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    Default Please Apple,step it up.

    Just bought a Galaxy S7 Edge to go with my 6S+. All I can say is the Galaxy is so far superior on the hardware side Apple should legit be embarrassed. It's over an ounce lighter, sports a much more manageable foot print, houses a bigger battery and has the same size screen (technically). I am really impressed. Apple has always created beautiful products, functional products. The iPhone has now been officially lapped.

    If I could only put IOS on the GS7 Edge. I can't even imagine.

    Please Apple, don't just go thinner and lighter. Set the bar once again.
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    Congratulations on getting your new Android device. Enjoy it.
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    How is your real world battery experience? My 6 Plus is rock solid, I get 1 full day and then some. I can forget to charge it and know I'm ok the next day, although yes it WILL die at some point unless I find a cord on day 2. But I charge nightly. But my morning alarm and morning calls are all fine on day two if I DO forget.
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    Default Please Apple,step it up.

    The iPhone 7 will be out in 6 months. I'm not worried. And I've seen an S7. It's shiny and, I'll give them credit, I like the smaller bezel. It needs a bigger battery to run its gummed up OS.
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    It's not nearly as good as my iPhone. Android just doesn't do a good job of managing battery. Doze does nothing.
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    Meh. It still runs android. I'll probably return it. Just marveling at the hardware.
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    Certainly Apple will up the game come September and Apple 7 time. We will just have to wait and see. (and there will be 17 new Androids by then! LOL)
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    S7 is an attractive phone and I have owned a S5, so am familiar with the OS. But I will stick with my iPhone. I will be upgrading to the 7 Plus when it arrives. The reason for sticking with the iPhone is due to how smoothly it works for me. Well enjoy your new S7 and let us know how it works out. Love to know.
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    Default Re: Please Apple,step it up.

    I will admit I DO kind of like the curved sides, and Samsung has really improved functionality with it, taking a cue from what BlackBerry did with the Priv's curved sides.
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    Default Re: Please Apple,step it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_rock View Post
    Just bought a Galaxy S7 Edge to go with my 6S+. All I can say is the Galaxy is so far superior on the hardware side Apple should legit be embarrassed.
    Completely disagree. But different things tickle our pickles.
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    True, but sometimes I think Samsung is more focused on specs than quality of use. If I could deal with android software full time and green texts I might make the switch too. The iPhone 7 may one up them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BreakingKayfabe View Post
    Completely disagree. But different things tickle our pickles.
    Totally understand its subjective but if Apple released the S7 edge as the iPhone 7 plus most people would be overjoyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobilevoodoo View Post
    True, but sometimes I think Samsung is more focused on specs than quality of use. If I could deal with android software full time and green texts I might make the switch too. The iPhone 7 may one up them though.
    Agree. Again, I am only commenting on the hardware. As great as it is, IOS is that much better than android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_rock View Post
    Totally understand its subjective but if Apple released the S7 edge as the iPhone 7 plus most people would be overjoyed.
    I doubt that. The device would be tweaked in its design a bit to fit Apple's vision and the galaxy Edge, in my personal opinion, does not fit that vision. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty design, but it's not an Apple design.
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    Every time Samsung comes out with a new device especially the Galaxy and Note Series, there's this WOW feeling that comes over me, so much that twice I acted on this feeling. I went and purchased a SG3 and a Note3, and after approx 30 days when the WOW feeling wore off and reality sets in and I'm looking on my nightstand where those two devices ended up I've realized that the bells and whistles are just not for ME.
    I do like the customization that Androids bring to the table, but I'm not willing to sacrifice that for the performance that Apple brings to the table. One day I might return to an Android phone, but not today.
    The S7/S7 Edge does indeed look GOOD though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Me_D View Post
    I doubt that. The device would be tweaked in its design a bit to fit Apple's vision and the galaxy Edge, in my personal opinion, does not fit that vision. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty design, but it's not an Apple design.
    Apple won't be "inventing" curved displays for another 2 or 3 years. (that was a joke)
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    I'm in the minority here (and that's OK), but I hate the way those curved screens look. No matter what type of new phone comes out, I won't be going back to Android any time soon.
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    Default Re: Please Apple,step it up.

    The hardware is new and shiny, and I even gave a little thought when I got an email from Verizon this morning begging me to trade in my 6S...but for me the biggest thing is software updates. I was majorly burned on the VZW Galaxy Note Edge, and it's left a very bad taste in my mouth.

    Personally I don't care if the S7 looks a little flashier...mostly everyone puts a case on it anyway. For me knowing that I will have updates as soon as they're available from Apple is enough for me - I can live with any "shortcomings" on an Apple device (and yes I put shortcomings in quotes because I was being facetious when using that word)

    (not to mention that my 6S really kicks rear end on the Public beta 6)
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_v View Post
    The hardware is new and shiny, and I even gave a little thought when I got an email from Verizon this morning begging me to trade in my 6S...but for me the biggest thing is software updates. I was majorly burned on the VZW Galaxy Note Edge, and it's left a very bad taste in my mouth.

    Personally I don't care if the S7 looks a little flashier...mostly everyone puts a case on it anyway. For me knowing that I will have updates as soon as they're available from Apple is enough for me - I can live with any "shortcomings" on an Apple device (and yes I put shortcomings in quotes because I was being facetious when using that word)

    (not to mention that my 6S really kicks rear end on the Public beta 6)
    We still miss you bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    We still miss you bro!
    Nice to be missed!
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    if iphone 7 comes with 4k display with oled or super amuled , with sd card slot i would change again from my galaxy s7 edge to iphone 7, i had a iphone 6 plus before and now i have the galaxy s7 edge , the galaxy s7 edge its by far the best phone, iphone 7 need to step up, need to bring sd slot, i mean, we are in 2016, 16 gb dosnt work anymore with this 4k videos and bigger size photos and games, and even with 64 gb its hard for me to keep it not full,when i buy a expensive phone isnt only to make calls , storage size its to much important now than ever, and with this new vr experiences iphone need to improve to,iphone need to make phones water resistance to, this features in phones is letting iphone so behind , i mean, the ios its good , but overall, will not matter if you open apps 0,5 secds much faster than android,the design needs to improve to,i see samsung improving year by year, iphone just improved on designa a litle in iphone 6 plus,if i dont see good improves this year on iphone i think iphone will start dying, there are many other phones that are growing up more fast than iphone,this make people changes, like me..i miss ios , but its easy to adapt to android... and when you adapt to android with this hardware i think will be hard to me to come back
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    I'm glad you're satisfied with your S7. It appears to be a Very Nice smartphone and I wish you Good Luck with it. I would also like to add that the iPhone is a Very Good device as well. Enjoy.
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    Default Re: Please Apple,step it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_rock View Post
    Just bought a Galaxy S7 Edge to go with my 6S+. All I can say is the Galaxy is so far superior on the hardware side Apple should legit be embarrassed. It's over an ounce lighter, sports a much more manageable foot print, houses a bigger battery and has the same size screen (technically). I am really impressed. Apple has always created beautiful products, functional products. The iPhone has now been officially lapped.

    If I could only put IOS on the GS7 Edge. I can't even imagine.

    Please Apple, don't just go thinner and lighter. Set the bar once again.
    I wish apple would focus more on battery rather than thinness. I mean there is no reason to go so small on battery.
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    Default Re: Please Apple,step it up.

    That is a very nice phone, but Samsung refreshes more often than Apple's cycle. It would be expected at this point that the new Galaxy S7 Edge would be better. Hopefully Apple will exceed it on their next model (probably not until the 7, not whatever comes on the 21st). But yes, they clearly have stiff competition now and need to step up their game.

    The bigger issue, which you touched on, is operating system. And at this point, I still prefer iOS over anything Android.
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    The only real things I'd want transposed from the Galaxy S7 are a higher-resolution display (it doesn't even have to be quad HD), the camera and enough battery to handle both. The iPhone 7 is an opportunity for Apple to upgrade all of those.

    I'll definitely agree that the S7 hardware is nice, but Samsung has a knack for making overly burdensome software that degrades over time and doesn't get much after-sale support. I'd much rather have a Nexus 6P if I were going to have an Android phone as my daily driver -- it's not as powerful on paper, but it should have a longer practical lifespan.
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