1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Hold off on the booo's here, 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!!
    ladyc0524, Nubwy and I Zulkarnain like this.
    04-21-2017 08:56 AM
  2. vimagreg's Avatar
    My opinion is: I don't love Apple or are forever locked in Apple ecosystem. But my hateful for Android and Google way of doing business is bigger. Since there's no third option in technology market... I continue with Apple.

    Yes, S8 are astonishingly beautiful. But wit Android... I'll pass, thanks.
    MKNicole1988, bcandiolo and MECA2 like this.
    04-21-2017 08:59 AM
  3. James Falconer's Avatar
    @vimagreg - I'm sure you're not alone in that sentiment!
    shockjay, MECA2 and demon_pc like this.
    04-21-2017 09:01 AM
  4. dafmay's Avatar
    Hold off on the booo's here, 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!!
    I have both since yesterday. The S8 came in and I've been toying around with it for 2 days now. I already have lots of experience with several Samsung phones so no learning curve for me. Very natural going back from my iPhone 7 Plus to the S8.

    Both devices have pros and cons.

    04-21-2017 09:02 AM
  5. kazp3r17's Avatar
    I got to play with the s8 yesterday, some friends got theirs early. I have to say very well put together and beautiful device. However I could not find myself using it as a daily. My thoughts towards using it as a daily would be the same for when I had the s7 edge, "I'd get fed up with Samsung's UI ".
    Ralph Morgotch likes this.
    04-21-2017 09:07 AM
  6. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Been a happy Android and iPHone user. Android for personal line and iPhone for work.
    Picked up an iPhone 7 plus and by Monday im going to put my Galaxy S7 Edge down and have 2 iPhones. Going to give my self a week to test full time iPhone usage. BUt im finally happy with the hardware (speakers really) from Apple.
    04-21-2017 12:51 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Never say never, but I will never ever go for an android device. Teh horror of thinking about it
    04-21-2017 01:15 PM
  8. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Nope, never. iPhone always and forever
    swarlos, MECA2 and Aubbre4 like this.
    04-21-2017 02:01 PM
  9. iamdld's Avatar
    Had Android for three years before switching to a 7 plus. I would still have an android if not for the Note 7 fiasco. I'll stick with apple for a while. While i don't like the lack of customization I really like the 7 plus and how quickly iOS is updated,the apple watch, imessage and facetime.
    Savoy and toddshillington like this.
    04-21-2017 02:04 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...Would you EVER consider switching to Android and pick up something like an S8?
    I have no plans to switch from using an iPhone any time soon.
    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?
    I use various products and services including Apple, but my device of choice is an Apple iPhone. Will I get the next iPhone? Probably...

    Certainly lots to talk about here. As phones get better and better and better.... you almost can't go wrong!!
    So very true, and I'm thankful for the choices...
    04-21-2017 02:10 PM
  11. Ziich47's Avatar
    I use both platforms all the time. The 7 and 7 plus just is not for me. Not enough was offered for me to replace my 6s. I have purchased the s8 as it does so many things right for me. If the next iPhone is to my liking i shall purchase that as well.
    DEman19901 likes this.
    04-21-2017 03:15 PM
  12. ksassy's Avatar
    I'm almost 2 months into my 7 Plus coming from BlackBerry and I'm happy in Apple world so I'm staying put for now. Android is not for me even with BlackBerry's take on their DTEK devices. I've tinkered with Android before and it just isn't for me but I'll never say never in the future. It's gonna take a lot more then beauty with bells and whistles to pulled me into Android world. I still wish there was a strong third party coming to the table to shake up things from with this duopoly.
    04-21-2017 04:34 PM
  13. sangs's Avatar
    Have an S8+ - it's a stunningly beautiful phone - but keeping my 7+ too. Until I'm certain an Android handset can sustain battery like the iPhone, I'll probably never switch over permanently. I've been burned by many of them. But I like SO much more about the Android operating system than I do iOS. Of course, all the stuff Android does/allows is probably the reason the battery doesn't last like an iPhone! Such a conundrum.
    04-21-2017 04:34 PM
  14. MizWylie's Avatar
    Both! Why isn't both an option?!

    I picked up my midnight black today!...and $100 worth of accessories
    04-21-2017 05:02 PM
  15. DarlaMack's Avatar
    Switch to Android? @#*& no!!! Have an Android as a secondary device or backup phone? Definite possibility... especially if it comes with a small fire extinguisher
    04-21-2017 05:09 PM
  16. Cladster's Avatar
    Samsung are a good second device or a back up phone, but as my business phone i would never trust them. I need good backups and good customer service, for me no phone means no $$.

    But who would buy now after the Note 7 debacle and the pains people had to go through to get refunds, buying direct from Samsung was the worst here in Australia.

    People are already looking at returning because of pink/red screens, they are not like Apple here with 14 days no questions asked returns, getting a swap is not easy especially from Telcos.

    If you wait a few months for any issues and by then they will have dropped by a third anyway.
    akutch34 likes this.
    04-21-2017 06:15 PM
  17. akutch34's Avatar
    As someone who came from the Android ecosystem, the S8 isn't interesting enough to lure me back. I've been so satisfied with my iOS experience that I think it would take a huge change for me to even be interested.
    iamdld, MECA2 and TheRandomDealio like this.
    04-21-2017 06:22 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    It's new. People are attracted to new. I was tired of updates destroying my phones capabilities. I am very pleased with my switch to Apple. I wouldn't be using S8 if still on Android. My personal choice
    04-21-2017 10:36 PM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm staying put. I'm to caught up in the famous Apple "ecosystem" now to think about going anywhere else...LOL , but I must admit the new shinny Samsung s8/s8+ did catch my attention, but once again I'm not going anywhere.
    04-22-2017 04:45 AM
  20. ab06deg1'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...
    04-22-2017 05:13 AM
  21. MSUSpartan'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...
    I'm 65 (probably considered an "elder" by you) and I LOVE technology. I have every Apple product, plus android tablets. My grandkids call me Grandma Gadget. I think you may find that we "elderly" are much more open to and "embrace" technology.
    lmarranzino and Jamie Wooten like this.
    04-22-2017 06:12 AM
  22. ab06deg1's Avatar
    I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone, but that is not what I was trying to say. I think my expression wasn't the most explicit, english is not my first language. I'm not a spring flower myself.
    04-22-2017 06:33 AM
  23. MSUSpartan's Avatar
    I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone, but that is not what I was trying to say. I think my expression wasn't the most explicit, english is not my first language. I'm not a spring flower myself.
    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.
    04-22-2017 06:46 AM
  24. ab06deg1's Avatar
    My mom always prefers to grab a knife instead of a kitchen chopper, rarely touches the microwave, etc. that was on my mind when I wrote that
    04-22-2017 06:57 AM
  25. MSUSpartan's Avatar
    My mom always prefers to grab a knife instead of a kitchen chopper, rarely touches the microwave, etc. that was on my mind when I wrote that
    Ah yes, I do know some of those people. I don't touch any of those either but that's because I'm not allowed in the kitchen at all (except to clean up). It's a good thing my hubby likes to cook. After 43 years of marriage, I really do know my place. By the way, my hubby is technology "challenged" bit at least gives them a try.
    04-22-2017 07:06 AM
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