1. popkurn611's Avatar
    I also prefer the look of both the S8 and Gear S3 over the iPhone and Apple Watch 2. But using them don't come close to the look of them. The software is no way near the quality and integration that iOS has.
    I'm going to agree with you on this. I was always into hardware and the physical attributes of my cell phones. I cycled through about 5 phones from 2016-2017 (all Android). I finally told myself enough is enough and I got an iPhone 7 plus and now I can't leave this software experience. Not to mention the iPhone was always a gorgeous phone. It's just that other phones are focusing more on aesthetics whereas apple always focuses mostly on software. I said mostly! My iphone 7 plus looks good and works amazingly, the s8 may look amazing but it doesn't work as amazingly as the iPhone does. I have had zero urge to go back to android and finally accepted that software experience to me is more important that hardware. My entire family uses iOS it's now so seamless.
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    06-15-2017 03:39 PM
  2. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I also prefer the look of both the S8 and Gear S3 over the iPhone and Apple Watch 2. But using them don't come close to the look of them. The software is no way near the quality and integration that iOS has.
    If you are all in on the apple ecosystem then I absolutely agree that integration is obviously better with iOS. I don't use anything apple except for the phone and more recently, the watch. I am all in on Google services and fortunately those work well on both Android and iOS.

    I definitely don't agree on the quality of software though. Samsung's software on the S8 runs every bit as good as iOS 10 on my iPhone. Is it different? Absolutely. I think that is where this all comes down to preferences. Obviously, you prefer iOS. I don't know that I really have a preference. I really like both so I can play either side of this discussion. If I were more sucked into the apple universe, I would probably feel differently. Just my thoughts. I respect your opinion 100%.
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    06-15-2017 04:02 PM
  3. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    I also prefer the look of both the S8 and Gear S3 over the iPhone and Apple Watch 2. But using them don't come close to the look of them. The software is no way near the quality and integration that iOS has.
    This is true! That's why I sent the free s8 back and returned my s3 frontier. I cannot deal with the software.
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    06-15-2017 08:22 PM
  4. ItnStln511's Avatar
    If you are all in on the apple ecosystem then I absolutely agree that integration is obviously better with iOS. I don't use anything apple except for the phone and more recently, the watch. I am all in on Google services and fortunately those work well on both Android and iOS.

    I definitely don't agree on the quality of software though. Samsung's software on the S8 runs every bit as good as iOS 10 on my iPhone. Is it different? Absolutely. I think that is where this all comes down to preferences. Obviously, you prefer iOS. I don't know that I really have a preference. I really like both so I can play either side of this discussion. If I were more sucked into the apple universe, I would probably feel differently. Just my thoughts. I respect your opinion 100%.
    Well said sir
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    06-15-2017 08:33 PM
  5. cwbcpa's Avatar
    This is true! That's why I sent the free s8 back and returned my s3 frontier. I cannot deal with the software.
    At least you know what you like. It makes the phone choice a lot easier. The 7 and 7 Plus are both very good phones. Can't go wrong with them for sure. As much as I'm enjoying the S8, I still love my 7 Plus too.
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    06-15-2017 08:45 PM
  6. Brooke5795's Avatar
    I also prefer the look of both the S8 and Gear S3 over the iPhone and Apple Watch 2. But using them don't come close to the look of them. The software is no way near the quality and integration that iOS has.
    Oddly enough I prefer my Apple watch (I still have the original that works beautifully still) to the gear s2. I feel AW tracks my fitness better. I wear the Apple watch to the gym. I haven't carried my iPhone out of the house though since i got my s8 plus though. The Apple watch is a glorified fitbit at the moment.

    I went back to wearing my nice movado watch when I'm out or at work. The gear s2 is ok but I prefer the Apple watch to it. And like I said right now I prefer my movado and my galaxy s8plus combo
    06-17-2017 11:20 AM
  7. reeneebob's Avatar
    You guys make me want to get this now
    I wouldn’t. The only thing reliable I’ve ever experienced with a Samsung phone (from my Vibrant to my S7) was hardware failure and disappointment.

    Never again. I gave them 5 tries. They make pretty phones...until...
    06-17-2017 06:58 PM
  8. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I got the S8 and returned it 2 days later to go back to my iPhone 7 Plus. I just can't do Android anymore.
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    06-17-2017 07:16 PM
  9. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    At least you know what you like. It makes the phone choice a lot easier. The 7 and 7 Plus are both very good phones. Can't go wrong with them for sure. As much as I'm enjoying the S8, I still love my 7 Plus too.
    I had a feeling you were gonna give in and get it! Ha. I did too, but as I wrote above, I returned it as I just can't use Android anymore. iOS is so much "tuned to perfection" with how it works amongst all of my Apple devices. I did like the S8's hardware, as I always do with Samsung, but I couldn't do it.
    06-17-2017 07:20 PM
  10. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I had a feeling you were gonna give in and get it! Ha. I did too, but as I wrote above, I returned it as I just can't use Android anymore. iOS is so much "tuned to perfection" with how it works amongst all of my Apple devices. I did like the S8's hardware, as I always do with Samsung, but I couldn't do it.
    Lol. I still have my S8 and gear s3. I am switching back to my iPhone and Apple Watch to compare again. I'm really trying to figure out what side of this fence I belong on. I had a very good feeling using the S8/Gear 3 combo for the last couple weeks. Now that the new feeling has passed I want to compare it to the 7 Plus/ AW2 combo.
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    06-17-2017 09:34 PM
  11. popkurn611's Avatar
    Lol. I still have my S8 and gear s3. I am switching back to my iPhone and Apple Watch to compare again. I'm really trying to figure out what side of this fence I belong on. I had a very good feeling using the S8/Gear 3 combo for the last couple weeks. Now that the new feeling has passed I want to compare it to the 7 Plus/ AW2 combo.
    Hopefully you don't drive yourself too crazy! I wasn't sleeping at night when I had to compare my pixel and s7 edge at the time I was on android
    06-18-2017 06:26 AM
  12. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Hopefully you don't drive yourself too crazy! I wasn't sleeping at night when I had to compare my pixel and s7 edge at the time I was on android
    Thank you. I appreciate that. I've been there. I won't do that anymore. As much as I like the S8+ and the Gear S3 I know where I'm going to end up long term. I have mentioned before that I can argue to go either way, but at the end of the day it's just so much easier to be on iOS with my family. It just is.

    The other twist is that I stopped at Best Buy yesterday and played with the iPad Pro for the first time. I absolutely fell in love and that is before adding in iOS 11. I have not had an iPad since the iPad 3. What a difference! So it looks like I may be diving a little deeper down the Apple rabbit hole making it even harder to leave.
    06-18-2017 06:33 AM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    Thank you. I appreciate that. I've been there. I won't do that anymore. As much as I like the S8+ and the Gear S3 I know where I'm going to end up long term. I have mentioned before that I can argue to go either way, but at the end of the day it's just so much easier to be on iOS with my family. It just is.

    The other twist is that I stopped at Best Buy yesterday and played with the iPad Pro for the first time. I absolutely fell in love and that is before adding in iOS 11. I have not had an iPad since the iPad 3. What a difference! So it looks like I may be diving a little deeper down the Apple rabbit hole making it even harder to leave.
    It's pretty wild the loyalty apple has created for themselves when it comes to their customers. I have an iPad Air 2 that my son took over. I sold my MacBook and got an iMac 5k 27" for my upstairs office. Having the iPad and MacBook was a little redundant for me and now that my son uses my iPad I find no real need to ever grab it since my 7 plus can handle majority of what I would do on the iPad. I have never really tried using the iPad as a laptop but don't really see the need for it. I'm sure it's really cool though. I'm a graphic designer so I tend to need a real computer when it comes to using Adobe creative suite.
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    06-18-2017 06:53 AM
  14. tr1ad's Avatar
    I wouldn’t. The only thing reliable I’ve ever experienced with a Samsung phone (from my Vibrant to my S7) was hardware failure and disappointment.

    Never again. I gave them 5 tries. They make pretty phones...until...
    No issues yet, battery life is definitely a winner on this side thus far - 6hrs 20 mins screen on time and battery at 54%

    Build quality is really nice, seems smooth thus far

    It's a learning experience so far and until I get accustomed then I can form a better opinion. I still have my iDevice, but fiddling more with the S8 plus
    06-18-2017 08:29 AM
  15. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Thank you. I appreciate that. I've been there. I won't do that anymore. As much as I like the S8+ and the Gear S3 I know where I'm going to end up long term. I have mentioned before that I can argue to go either way, but at the end of the day it's just so much easier to be on iOS with my family. It just is.

    The other twist is that I stopped at Best Buy yesterday and played with the iPad Pro for the first time. I absolutely fell in love and that is before adding in iOS 11. I have not had an iPad since the iPad 3. What a difference! So it looks like I may be diving a little deeper down the Apple rabbit hole making it even harder to leave.
    I completely understand getting lost in the ecosystem. The one thing that keeps me from being 110% in on iOS is that my wife HATES it. She refuses to use anything but Android. Actually just got her a KeyONE. I really wanted a 10.5 Pro, however, I'm not sure I'll use it enough to make it worth the $grand$ it'll end up costing me. And then today I wake up and see that Samsung is offering $200 off the S8 for any phone trade in. I have an Honor 5X that my daughter used for awhile. It's maybe worth $75 online. But using it, I could get an unlocked brand new S8 for $425. That's tough to pass up for now. I would basically be out the price of the iPad for an S8 and Chromebook Pro. So I'm actually now really torn. Figure I can rock the Samsung world until I actually see the new Android and Apple gear this fall.
    06-18-2017 09:09 AM
  16. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I completely understand getting lost in the ecosystem. The one thing that keeps me from being 110% in on iOS is that my wife HATES it. She refuses to use anything but Android. Actually just got her a KeyONE. I really wanted a 10.5 Pro, however, I'm not sure I'll use it enough to make it worth the $grand$ it'll end up costing me. And then today I wake up and see that Samsung is offering $200 off the S8 for any phone trade in. I have an Honor 5X that my daughter used for awhile. It's maybe worth $75 online. But using it, I could get an unlocked brand new S8 for $425. That's tough to pass up for now. I would basically be out the price of the iPad for an S8 and Chromebook Pro. So I'm actually now really torn. Figure I can rock the Samsung world until I actually see the new Android and Apple gear this fall.
    Good luck. It's tough. You have the opposite problem that I have. I don't think my wife would ever leave her iPhone. She doesn't use any other Apple products, but anytime she has started to entertain something other than the iPhone, she quickly retreats to where she is comfortable. I can't fault her for that at all. I will probably hang on the my S8+ for a little while at least. Just like I couldn't part with the 7 Plus, I would struggle to part with the S8+ as well.

    I do need a new laptop as well so if I end up going MacBook, then that may be enough to lock me in. I want that iPad Pro too, but I'll have to pick the MacBook first probably.
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    06-18-2017 10:29 AM
  17. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I completely understand getting lost in the ecosystem. The one thing that keeps me from being 110% in on iOS is that my wife HATES it. She refuses to use anything but Android. Actually just got her a KeyONE. I really wanted a 10.5 Pro, however, I'm not sure I'll use it enough to make it worth the $grand$ it'll end up costing me. And then today I wake up and see that Samsung is offering $200 off the S8 for any phone trade in. I have an Honor 5X that my daughter used for awhile. It's maybe worth $75 online. But using it, I could get an unlocked brand new S8 for $425. That's tough to pass up for now. I would basically be out the price of the iPad for an S8 and Chromebook Pro. So I'm actually now really torn. Figure I can rock the Samsung world until I actually see the new Android and Apple gear this fall.
    Great plan
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    06-18-2017 11:56 AM
  18. ItnStln511's Avatar
    Oddly enough I prefer my Apple watch (I still have the original that works beautifully still) to the gear s2. I feel AW tracks my fitness better. I wear the Apple watch to the gym. I haven't carried my iPhone out of the house though since i got my s8 plus though. The Apple watch is a glorified fitbit at the moment.

    I went back to wearing my nice movado watch when I'm out or at work. The gear s2 is ok but I prefer the Apple watch to it. And like I said right now I prefer my movado and my galaxy s8plus combo
    I stopped wearing my Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ after less than a month. I went back to my Breitling and a Fitbit when I exercise.
    06-18-2017 11:58 AM
  19. Easycure1974's Avatar
    I stopped wearing my Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ after less than a month. I went back to my Breitling and a Fitbit when I exercise.
    I use my Apple Watch daily and my Longines Legend Diver when I want some more elegant watch
    06-18-2017 03:34 PM
  20. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I use my Apple Watch daily and my Longines Legend Diver when I want some more elegant watch
    Nice
    06-18-2017 04:00 PM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Good luck. It's tough. You have the opposite problem that I have. I don't think my wife would ever leave her iPhone. She doesn't use any other Apple products, but anytime she has started to entertain something other than the iPhone, she quickly retreats to where she is comfortable. I can't fault her for that at all. I will probably hang on the my S8+ for a little while at least. Just like I couldn't part with the 7 Plus, I would struggle to part with the S8+ as well.

    I do need a new laptop as well so if I end up going MacBook, then that may be enough to lock me in. I want that iPad Pro too, but I'll have to pick the MacBook first probably.
    I really like my iPhone, but I also don't think it's wise for me to buy a 7 or 7 Plus right now unless I found a great deal on one. I know I'll want something that's coming out in the fall, like the Pixel 2, Note 8, or iPhone 8/X/whatever it will be. The deal on the S8 is just too good to pass up. I know I can use it for a few months and see what's coming down the pipe. If I hate it after a few months, then I'll know that iOS is the way to go, and I'll have to come to terms with just forking out the initial investment money. But with that deal, I'm saving roughly $1k by going with the S8 and Chromebook Pro over an iPhone 7/7 Plus and 10.5 iPad Pro, and still get some top notch products. And like I said, not like I'll be stuck with stuff forever - I can always come crawling back in a couple of months. But I'm going to force myself to use it. That's what I did when I got my 6s Plus, and it worked out for the most part.
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    06-19-2017 10:08 AM
  22. Brooke5795's Avatar
    Just a heads up everyone. The otterbox defender does not work well (if at all) with wireless charging. It's too thick. It's hit and miss with my new wireless charging pad that's a convertible so I had the option of laying the phone flat on it. It would connect then disconnect within a minute or two. So if wireless charging is important then I can't say the defender works. It didn't for me. Super sad because it was a wonderful feeling Case but wireless charging is important to me so I ditched it today
    cwbcpa likes this.
    06-23-2017 12:57 AM
  23. tr1ad's Avatar
    Darn, that's a shame; however still coming templating if wireless charging is a must have if getting this case
    06-23-2017 12:21 PM
  24. Brooke5795's Avatar
    Darn, that's a shame; however still coming templating if wireless charging is a must have if getting this case
    Not being able to wireless charge is a deal breaker for me. Like I said it was a struggle to find the sweet spot and it was more likely to disconnect. It was also slower when charging and would tend to stop altogether without notice. So yeah i parted ways with the defender. I was at Best Buy yesterday and the mobile representative told me wireless charging was not working with the defender even though otterbox claims it does.
    06-23-2017 12:40 PM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I wouldn’t. The only thing reliable I’ve ever experienced with a Samsung phone (from my Vibrant to my S7) was hardware failure and disappointment.

    Never again. I gave them 5 tries. They make pretty phones...until...
    I'm not even here to bash Samsung, but this has been my experience in the past using their phones. They make great phones, they're great for a while, but then after a while something just goes wrong. Especially with their software. Just not a long term solution.
    06-23-2017 03:59 PM
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