1. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    04-22-2017 08:01 AM
  2. sangs's Avatar
    Am I the only one who thinks that s8/s8+ is too narrow and it looks awkward (at least)? Am I sounding like those elders who don't embrace technology? ) I love the resolution, it's a stunning screen, but not on that aspect ratio...
    The S8+ actually feels better in my hand than any phone other than the iPhone SE. And the aspect ratio is no issue whatsoever.
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    04-22-2017 08:43 AM
  3. sangs's Avatar
    Arguments about iOS, Android and hardware aside, the worst thing about using an S8+ - with Verizon - is how Verizon is allowed to cripple the device in favor of what it wants. Taking away services that were highly touted by Samsung in favor of its own crap. God Bless You Apple for having the clout to not put up with any of that nonsense from any carrier.
    TheRandomDealio likes this.
    04-22-2017 08:45 AM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    Just curious, what did Verizon change/take away?
    bhorner86 likes this.
    04-22-2017 09:07 AM
  5. sangs's Avatar
    Just curious, what did Verizon change/take away?
    Go over to Android Central (or your forum of choice) and check out the threads for more details, but in short, Samsung Cloud, Bixby Vision, Maintenance tools, voice mail, caller ID - and more. Every. Time. Not to mention, Verizon also adds this wonderful little "hidden" app called DT Ignite, of which most people are blissfully unaware. (Do a Google search for that piece of Verizon-sponsored malware and be prepared to shake your head.)
    Trees likes this.
    04-22-2017 09:39 AM
  6. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    Hold off on the booo's here
    Booooooo!!!!!!!
    just want to get some discussion going

    I've been honestly very impressed with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Looks like a darn solid phone, and that display, well, it looks great.

    My question(s) for you. Would you EVER consider switching to Android and pick up something like an S8? Or are you locked into the Apple ecosystem, LOVE everything Apple, and pick up an iPhone 7 or the next gen iPhone when it becomes available?

    Certainly lots to talk about here. As phones get better and better and better.... you almost can't go wrong!!
    Having recently switched from Android, I can't see going back. The problems with the Note 7 probably would steer me away from Sammy anyway lol . . .
    04-22-2017 10:31 AM
  7. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    . . . God Bless You Apple for having the clout to not put up with any of that nonsense from any carrier.
    This is one of the most attractive features of iOS.
    jmr1015, bassjo, RobertP1 and 6 others like this.
    04-22-2017 10:37 AM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I traded in my iPhone 7 Plus for the Samsung Galaxy S8+. I loved my iPhone, but I missed the customization of Android. The 7+ served as a great replacement for my Note 7. I will miss it. Perhaps if the iPhone 7s Plus (or 8 Plus, whatever they call it) is better than the Note 8, then I'll pick that up and be back on iOS. Or if something happens to my S8+ within 14 days, I'll return it and get the PRODUCT red 7 Plus.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    04-22-2017 04:14 PM
  9. TheUnknownUser's Avatar
    I actually enjoy Android but if I were to go back to android it wouldn't be a Samsung. They over bloat their phones and I'm not impressed with their software at all. Their hardware is very nice I'll give them that however the S8/S8+ to me the bigger screen is useless as the majoiry of apps and video I tested have black borders anyways due to the very weird aspect ratio.
    04-22-2017 05:19 PM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    Hey. Don't put elders into a category. I am very tired of people commenting about elders. I know young people who can't boil water. Seriously. I am very technical and am older. But I have always had an interest in it. I sold wireless. I switched to Apple being fed up with Android. Very happy. I also like the build quality of the 7 plus. Sturdy beautiful runs extremely well.
    I have always used Samsung but the S8 doesn't impress me. I don't like it I am not a klutz but I fear those who are will be in a tough spot not protecting that phone
    04-22-2017 09:42 PM
  11. swarlos's Avatar
    Typing this from an S8+ that I've only had for a day and I'm already wanting to put my sim back into my 7+. There's just so many little things that iOS does that add up for me to be a better experience. The mute switch is huge, 3D Touch on the keyboard is my most used feature, better quality apps in my opinion, fingerprint authentication in apps still vastly outstrips android, and handoff is the one killer feature Apple haves over Android oh also updates.

    My s8+ has the pink hues on the edges which is annoying plus the fish bowl effect of the curved screen is also distracting.

    Do not think I'll be keeping it. I'm just so much happier in my Apple bubble.
    anon(73368) and DianaAW like this.
    04-23-2017 02:38 AM
  12. MSUSpartan's Avatar
    Hey. Don't put elders into a category. I am very tired of people commenting about elders. I know young people who can't boil water. Seriously. I am very technical and am older. But I have always had an interest in it. I sold wireless. I switched to Apple being fed up with Android. Very happy. I also like the build quality of the 7 plus. Sturdy beautiful runs extremely well.
    I have always used Samsung but the S8 doesn't impress me. I don't like it I am not a klutz but I fear those who are will be in a tough spot not protecting that phone
    I agree about the "elders" comment. I replied to the comment earlier and that person apologized, said they stated it wrong. But I agree that too often we "elders" are seen as stupid old people who can't handle new technology. I'm 65 (proud of it) and all of my kids, friends, and grandkids call or text me when they have "techy" questions. They call me "grandma gadget". I also enjoy sports, bike riding, and being around young people.
    04-23-2017 05:41 AM
  13. RobertP1's Avatar
    I have made the dance many times between the two ecosystems and I feel that unless you make them your daily driver you can't really judge them. It is one thing to own both and play with them at night and on the weekend, but take them out on your daily grind and put them to the test.

    I have held the 8 and it does seem great, but no way am I spending that kind of money for an android phone. I love playing with Androids and when I do, I go with the midrange and lower end devices. I just ordered a LG Stylo 3 for $149 from Boost to give me my Android fix.

    I currently have a LG K10 and Samsung J7 and let me tell you, the Samsung J7 is almost as good as the Galaxy S7 edge. The difference is nowhere near the difference in cost.

    I think that Apple is going to have to come up with something to keep that mid-range customer. The SE was a good move and I think they will continue making a mid-priced option. The market in India is a ton of potential customers who can't afford the best and most expensive models
    Matt Manahan and libra89 like this.
    04-23-2017 06:07 AM
  14. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    The S8 is a beautiful phone with some awesome features, but I don't think I'll ever pay that kind of money for an Android phone that gets the main Android update months after release and then doesn't get later updates at all. I like Android a lot and there are some great "mid-range" phones that are much cheaper than Samsung's flagships and almost just as good. For example, I'm coming to Apple from the Honor 8. It's a great phone for less than half the price of the S8.
    04-23-2017 06:48 AM
  15. tr1ad's Avatar
    It's intriguing, and looks like a beautiful device; however not a fan of bloatware. Granted my android experience has been limited - back in the days of the google one (Nexus).

    I'd like to see what other manufacturers bring to the the table now, OnePlus comes to mind and then I can consider a refresh of my mobile device.

    My wife would mind if I switch however; after years of convincing her to get a smart phone (BlackBerry) then two years ago a long battle to switch her over to ios, to now leave her and jump platforms.
    TheRandomDealio likes this.
    04-23-2017 06:59 AM
  16. RobertP1's Avatar
    The S8 is a beautiful phone with some awesome features, but I don't think I'll ever pay that kind of money for an Android phone that gets the main Android update months after release and then doesn't get later updates at all. I like Android a lot and there are some great "mid-range" phones that are much cheaper than Samsung's flagships and almost just as good. For example, I'm coming to Apple from the Honor 8. It's a great phone for less than half the price of the S8.
    The Honor 8 is a great example of a mid-priced Android that is as good (or better) than the Flagship S8
    04-23-2017 07:21 AM
  17. ab06deg1's Avatar
    But I agree that too often we "elders" are seen as stupid old people who can't handle new technology.
    God forbid, that was not was on my mind!!! You're so misreading what i said, there were no innuendos, no categories made...the people are not so simple, the things are so not only black or white.
    If my mother prefers to heat up something on the stove rather than in microwave doesn't mean she's stupid! She's a nurse and she handles all those medical equipments. She has absolutely zero interest in tech, but that doesn't make her stupid! Or anybody else. That's shallow and so not true. She just couldn't care less if there is a smart curved tv invented, she would never speak with intelligent assistant to put a timer for the stove. And I am absolutely sure that I would not put foot in a driverless car, and I will be an elder when those things will be on the roads. If that will make me a stupid old woman...so be it
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    04-23-2017 07:30 AM
  18. MSUSpartan's Avatar
    God forbid, that was not was on my mind!!! You're so misreading what i said, there were no innuendos, no categories made...the people are not so simple, the things are so not only black or white.
    If my mother prefers to heat up something on the stove rather than in microwave doesn't mean she's stupid! She's a nurse and she handles all those medical equipments. She has absolutely zero interest in tech, but that doesn't make her stupid! Or anybody else. That's shallow and so not true. She just couldn't care less if there is a smart curved tv invented, she would never speak with intelligent assistant to put a timer for the stove. And I am absolutely sure that I would not put foot in a driverless car, and I will be an elder when those things will be on the roads. If that will make me a stupid old woman...so be it
    I apologize about the "stupid" comment. I should have used a different term. I wasn't necessarily referring to your earlier comment, as you had already explained that. I guess "stubborn" may be most appropriate. I've just experienced it way too often with younger people putting all seniors in one category.

    Let's get back to the real subject. I too have gone back and forth between Android and Apple. I had the Galaxy s7 Edge and really thought it was just the greatest..for a couple of months. I got just too frustrated with all the Galaxy, Samsung, and android bloatware. It just slowed it down. So, my husband was due for an upgrade and I gave him the Galaxy and I got the IPhone 7 Plus. LOVE IT! It was really an easy choice since I have so many other Apple products. The camera is amazing, but most if all, as others have said, it just works.
    04-23-2017 07:57 AM
  19. mattkerwin24's Avatar
    Was a dedicated Android user for years for my phone, but always preferred iPad for tablet.

    I have had a 7+ for several months...and I'm actually missing android...I really prefer the home screen customization and actual widgets compared to the lock screen "widgets" iOS offers.

    I may make the switch back to droid in the coming months.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    04-23-2017 08:37 AM
  20. Anastayja1's Avatar
    I switched to Apple in October and I love my 7+ but I just couldn't pass up the S8+. It'll be in my hands tomorrow. I say both!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    04-23-2017 09:32 AM
  21. popkurn611's Avatar
    Typing this from an S8+ that I've only had for a day and I'm already wanting to put my sim back into my 7+. There's just so many little things that iOS does that add up for me to be a better experience. The mute switch is huge, 3D Touch on the keyboard is my most used feature, better quality apps in my opinion, fingerprint authentication in apps still vastly outstrips android, and handoff is the one killer feature Apple haves over Android oh also updates.

    My s8+ has the pink hues on the edges which is annoying plus the fish bowl effect of the curved screen is also distracting.

    Do not think I'll be keeping it. I'm just so much happier in my Apple bubble.
    I think one of the best features about the iPhone 7+ that you left out is the reachability feature. I have small hands but always have a big phone and reaching the top of the screen always required two hands. With reachability I can use one hand and it's extremely handy!
    04-23-2017 10:13 AM
  22. MSUSpartan's Avatar
    Was a dedicated Android user for years for my phone, but always preferred iPad for tablet.

    I have had a 7+ for several months...and I'm actually missing android...I really prefer the home screen customization and actual widgets compared to the lock screen "widgets" iOS offers.

    I may make the switch back to droid in the coming months.
    I guess I'm one of the few who just didn't get the appeal of the widgets. They were fun/useful for a while but I never really felt the need for them.

    Customization of the homescreen is nice, but not a necessity. My problem was that I was continually spending way too much time (ok, I'm retired so I should have lots of time) redoing my home screen. It was never "just right" for me.

    I love my iPhone 7 plus. As I stated before, it just works. It does what I need it to do. But we all have different opinions, which is what makes the forums fun/interesting.
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    04-23-2017 11:23 AM
  23. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I had a note 3 before and something was wrong with it. Had to take it to att to get another one. It was refurbished. The problem I have is there is no Samsung store like an Apple Store to get things done. Plus, I have a 15" rMBP, IPhone 7 plus, and both iPad pros, it would be hard for me personally to have a phone that's not in the apple world. But that's just me.
    Last edited by Abu Khadija; 04-23-2017 at 01:44 PM.
    bluesqueen23 likes this.
    04-23-2017 01:28 PM
  24. lmarranzino's Avatar
    Thanks for clarifying what you meant. I probably read it wrong too. I'm not easily offended and not really sure why I felt the need to respond. I too apologize for the misunderstanding.
    Well you both gave me a laugh. In my late 50's. starting with Android and rooting. Now as of the 6 I am back and forth between.
    IOS just seems to work no lag even after time.
    04-23-2017 02:01 PM
  25. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    I guess I'm one of the few who just didn't get the appeal of the widgets. They were fun/useful for a while but I never really felt the need for them. . . .
    Ditto . . . . I was on Android (Galaxy S3 and then Note 4) for about 5 years but never used the widgets. I tried to a couple of times, but it was just screen clutter to me.
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    04-23-2017 02:02 PM
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