1. Easycure1974's Avatar
    They generally get one major upgrade a year, same as Apple. Samsung has been getting security patches regularly. My Note 8 is on December.
    Samsung promised monthly security updates. I got the Note 8 and didn't get any securityupdate until December. The phone was before that at august level, so many months without update and this is a sim unlocked European version. They really suck at updates. The only android phone worth considering is Pixel phones if you want timely updates
    01-06-2018 02:39 PM
  2. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Samsung promised monthly security updates. I got the Note 8 and didn't get any securityupdate until December. The phone was before that at august level, so many months without update and this is a sim unlocked Europe version. They really suck at updates
    Europe has had issues for a while with updates. The US has been much better on the S8 and Note series.
    01-06-2018 02:40 PM
  3. Easycure1974's Avatar
    Europe has had issues for a while with updates. The US has been much better on the S8 and Note series.
    Yes and that is a disgrace, no way I am buying a Samsung phone again and. The Note 8 is almost as expensive as an iPhone X so you think that you will get great support. But Samsung in Sweden totally sucks at support and the software updates are lacking
    01-06-2018 02:44 PM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yes and that is a disgrace, no way I am buying a Samsung phone again and. The Note 8 is almost as expensive as an iPhone X so you think that you will get great support. But Samsung in Sweden totally sucks at support and the software updates are lacking
    Honestly, Samsung support everywhere is among the worst. Apples support is in another league.
    01-06-2018 02:45 PM
  5. bakron1's Avatar
    I have always said you get what best fits your needs. I prefer the Apple products because the warranty and support is second to none.
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    01-06-2018 02:48 PM
  6. Easycure1974's Avatar
    Honestly, Samsung support everywhere is among the worst. Apples support is in another league.
    My S8+ broke and it took them 4 weeks to exchange it for a working. Have own every Samsung Galaxy S model and Note since the first but the Note 8 was definitely my last Samsung
    01-06-2018 02:48 PM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I have always said you get what best fits your needs. I prefer the Apple products because the warranty and support is second to none.
    +1

    Well said.
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    01-06-2018 06:36 PM
  8. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Support is one thing I'm always hated about Samsung and even Google (Nexus phone).

    I've had the best experience with Motorola among Android phones, and erstwhile Nokia.

    All of them can learn from Apple in this case
    01-07-2018 12:25 PM
  9. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I stand my position: Samsung just cant design a decent device. Note 8 basically is an airfield strip full of gimmicks with an amateurish bloated software able to slow down a good hardware. Enjoy your device.
    gyounk likes this.
    01-09-2018 03:57 AM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    I stand my position: Samsung just cant design a decent device. Note 8 basically is an airfield strip full of gimmicks with an amateurish bloated software able to slow down a good hardware. Enjoy your device.


    The only problem I have with Samsung is their software.
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    01-09-2018 04:07 AM
  11. MaxSmarties's Avatar


    The only problem I have with Samsung is their software.
    Everyone is entitled to his opinion
    01-09-2018 04:12 AM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I stand my position: Samsung just cant design a decent device. Note 8 basically is an airfield strip full of gimmicks with an amateurish bloated software able to slow down a good hardware. Enjoy your device.
    Have you owned a Note 8? Its size is very similar to a 6/7/8 plus. The software is far from bloated. In fact, the only bloatware is from carriers and that stuff can easily be disabled. The new "Experience" launcher is much faster and lighter. The phone itself is lightning fast with 6gb of ram and is able to hold a ton of apps in memory vs even the iPhone.

    Its fine not to like a brand but "full of gimmicks" and "amateurish bloatware" is confusing. The only gimmick I see is Bixby but as much as I hate Bixby, even in its first year it has surpassed what Siri can do.
    Zolti and Gray Area like this.
    01-09-2018 10:50 AM
  13. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Yes, I own an S8 (company phone) and I tried Note 8: a ridiculous device.
    Do you like it ? Good for you. I still think Samsung can’t design a decent smartphone. Bixby better than Siri ? In a parallel universe....
    01-09-2018 11:50 AM
  14. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yes, I own an S8 (company phone) and I tried Note 8: a ridiculous device.
    Do you like it ? Good for you. I still think Samsung can’t design a decent smartphone. Bixby better than Siri ? In a parallel universe....
    Seeing as how Im newly back on ios, is there something Im missing with siri that I was getting with the other assistants? It doesnt seem to really do much of anything.
    01-09-2018 12:00 PM
  15. gyounk's Avatar
    Have you owned a Note 8? Its size is very similar to a 6/7/8 plus. The software is far from bloated. In fact, the only bloatware is from carriers and that stuff can easily be disabled. The new "Experience" launcher is much faster and lighter. The phone itself is lightning fast with 6gb of ram and is able to hold a ton of apps in memory vs even the iPhone.

    Its fine not to like a brand but "full of gimmicks" and "amateurish bloatware" is confusing. The only gimmick I see is Bixby but as much as I hate Bixby, even in its first year it has surpassed what Siri can do.
    Bixby is the best thing about the Note8! Otherwise, the Note8 has a nice screen and crappy Samsung Experience. I tried to like my Note8 but the Android Experience with Samsung Experience with large black bars on either side (landscape move) makes using it a pain.

    I am glad you like it, but it is no iPhone positive experience.

    My Note8 is basically a $400 throwaway device that sits in the corner with no value thanks to the buy 1 get 1 free promos. Don’t put baby int he corner but do put Note8 in the corner...
    01-12-2018 10:27 AM
  16. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Bixby is the best thing about the Note8! Otherwise, the Note8 has a nice screen and crappy Samsung Experience. I tried to like my Note8 but the Android Experience with Samsung Experience with large black bars on either side (landscape move) makes using it a pain.

    I am glad you like it, but it is no iPhone positive experience.

    My Note8 is basically a $400 throwaway device that sits in the corner with no value thanks to the buy 1 get 1 free promos. Don’t put baby int he corner but do put Note8 in the corner...

    I like both devices, Android just happens to have far more features and abilities than ios at this point, as pointed out in my earlier post.

    Im still using the X as my daily driver but mainly due to imessage and facetime. Beyond those 2 things, nothing about ios is very exciting to me.

    Wouldnt it make more sense to sell the Note 8 while its value is still high?
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    01-12-2018 10:34 AM
  17. gyounk's Avatar
    Sell it to whom? Why buy a used Note8 for seven hundred when you can get two new ones for nine hundred and twenty nine and sell one for at four hundred and city making your net price under five hundred for the one you keep.

    I don’t see anyone paying for a three month old Note8 with all of the discounted new ones out there.

    I bought my Note8 when it was first available in September.
    01-12-2018 11:10 AM
  18. Quis89's Avatar
    I'd agree that both phones are definitely top tier. I think it boils down to personal preference on which one a user would prefer.
    01-12-2018 12:11 PM
  19. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Sell it to whom? Why buy a used Note8 for seven hundred when you can get two new ones for nine hundred and twenty nine and sell one for at four hundred and city making your net price under five hundred for the one you keep.

    I don’t see anyone paying for a three month old Note8 with all of the discounted new ones out there.

    I bought my Note8 when it was first available in September.
    Theyre selling for 600 on swappa.

    Otherwise you keep it in a corner and have a $600 paperweight.

    Most people dont take advantage of the bogo because they dont want to add a line. I never understood why anyone would add a line to get a free phone unless they need another line. You still gotta pay for the extra line even if you sell the device.
    01-12-2018 02:00 PM
  20. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Tried the X but my note 8 beat the X out.
    I wonder how that’s even possible, since the 7 Plus leaves the Note 8 in the dust
    Tartarus, TripleOne and gyounk like this.
    01-12-2018 03:46 PM
  21. tadpoles's Avatar
    I wonder how that’s even possible, since the 7 Plus leaves the Note 8 in the dust
    For many, the Note 8 has more utility and a bigger, brighter screen so perhaps it was meant that he Note 8 won for them personally?
    TwitchyPuppy and Gray Area like this.
    01-12-2018 04:09 PM
  22. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'd agree that both phones are definitely top tier. I think it boils down to personal preference on which one a user would prefer.
    This!
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    01-12-2018 04:31 PM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    In terms of design? Yes.
    In terms of speed? No, the A11 blows everything out of its way 🤣
    01-13-2018 03:12 AM
  24. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I don’t know why everything I’m writing in this thread is marked as spam and not posted...

    Btw, speaking about design, it is just ridiculous, with curved edges on a device meant to be used with a stylus
    Not to speak about an idiotically placed fingerprints sensor...
    To sum it up: just another typical Samsung product
    01-13-2018 04:07 AM
  25. Trees's Avatar
    I don’t know why everything I’m writing in this thread is marked as spam and not posted...

    Btw, speaking about design, it is just ridiculous, with curved edges on a device meant to be used with a stylus
    Not to speak about an idiotically placed fingerprints sensor...
    To sum it up: just another typical Samsung product
    There appears to be an intermittent bug when replying using the quote option.
    https://forums.imore.com/site-feedba...ml#post3029485
    MaxSmarties likes this.
    01-13-2018 08:56 AM
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