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  1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Benchmark test from several tech sites have concluded that the iPhone X is still faster than the new Samsung Galaxy S9. Having said that, if you were considering switching to the S9, have the test results altered your decision or does the benefits of having more customization control or your desire to just change phones more appealing to you?
    08-11-2018 02:00 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Why would anyone of sound mind want to buy a Samsung device anyway?
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    08-11-2018 02:03 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why would anyone of sound mind want to buy a Samsung device anyway?
    Don't forget, the iPhone isn't for everyone. Besides, it's okay to try something different.....
    08-11-2018 02:08 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Don't forget, the iPhone isn't for everyone. Besides, it's okay to try something different.....
    You’re right, of course. But choosing for the iPhone at the time was a conscious choice and I don’t regret it even a bit.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 08-11-2018 at 02:48 PM.
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    08-11-2018 02:21 PM
  5. Brian W1's Avatar
    Not trying to start anything because I like both iPhones and Androids, but my iPhone X was so bad I took it back. I've never had so many dropped calls. I now have a Note 8 and am very happy with it. I also still have my iPhone 7 plus as a spare.
    08-11-2018 02:28 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not trying to start anything because I like both iPhones and Androids, but my iPhone X was so bad I took it back. I've never had so many dropped calls. I now have a Note 8 and am very happy with it. I also still have my iPhone 7 plus as a spare.
    You’re not starting anything. It happens. You may have had a lemon iPhone X or the antenna simply wasn’t strong enough for your area. Either way, you found a device that suits your needs and that is all that matters...
    08-11-2018 02:32 PM
  7. Brian W1's Avatar
    You’re not starting anything. It happens. You may have had a lemon iPhone X or the antenna simply wasn’t strong enough for your area. Either way, you found a device that suits your needs and that is all that matters...
    The thing is I travel (truck driver), and places I never had problems before, were dropping calls.
    08-11-2018 02:34 PM
  8. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Benchmark test from several tech sites have concluded that the iPhone X is still faster than the new Samsung Galaxy S9. Having said that, if you were considering switching to the S9, have the test results altered your decision or does the benefits of having more customization control or your desire to just change phones more appealing to you?
    It's amazing how even in this year when we know benchmarks are nothing but just vanity numbers and that they don't portray the real usage scenarios, we still want to keep talking about if it favors our precious likeable device.

    If benchmarks is what drives your decision, you got to seriously think about your decisions
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    08-11-2018 04:20 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I’m not looking to switch back to android, but I don’t think benchmarks have any impact on the average user. As far as what most people use their devices for, the Note 9 will definitely be faster than the device they’re upgrading from.

    With that being said, I’m glad the X is still a force to be reckoned with. This just validates my thought process of not upgrading this year. The device I have is perfect
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    08-11-2018 04:22 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's amazing how even in this year when we know benchmarks are nothing but just vanity numbers and that they don't portray the real usage scenarios, we still want to keep talking about if it favors our precious likeable device.

    If benchmarks is what drives your decision, you got to seriously think about your decisions
    More people than you know pay a lot of attention to benchmarks, especially this era in which YouTube is arguably the preferred medium for research.
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    08-11-2018 04:40 PM
  11. Anastayja1's Avatar
    Why would anyone of sound mind want to buy a Samsung device anyway?
    Hey, I have the X and S9+. Does that mean I’m of unsound mind? Lol.
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    08-11-2018 04:40 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...I’m glad the X is still a force to be reckoned with. This just validates my thought process of not upgrading this year. The device I have is perfect
    ‘nuf said....
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    08-11-2018 04:41 PM
  13. Cladster's Avatar
    The thing is I travel (truck driver), and places I never had problems before, were dropping calls.
    The 8 has better reception than the X.
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    08-11-2018 04:44 PM
  14. Brian W1's Avatar
    The 8 has better reception than the X.
    In my experience it definitely does.
    08-11-2018 04:49 PM
  15. nikkisharif's Avatar
    The 8 has better reception than the X.
    Agreed!!! I carry both & my 8 always has more bars than the X, even though it’s the same exact service.
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    08-11-2018 04:51 PM
  16. Cladster's Avatar
    Agreed!!! I carry both & my 8 always has more bars than the X, even though it’s the same exact service.
    In Australia our biggest Telco Telstra that has the best coverage especially out of the cities has what they call blue tick testing for all phones, which means the phones they give blue tick too have better coverage in rural areas, the 8 has blue tick, the 6S and 4S had it, X doesn't and don't see the new X/plus having it either.

    One reason i went back to the 8.
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    08-11-2018 06:56 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hey, I have the X and S9+. Does that mean I’m of unsound mind? Lol.
    Oh no, not at all . It’s just a ways for me to express how much I dislike it. Anyone else is free to use it and I don’t think any less of them in that regard.
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    08-12-2018 02:19 AM
  18. w00cash1020's Avatar
    Dont care about benchmarks. Android is still gonna start lagging after a while even if they put 20gb of ram in it and I have an ocd about that! My old 6s still works fine while my moms lg g3 was pretty much a lag fest very fast.
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    08-12-2018 03:13 AM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm laughing at the benchmark speed differences as though these new device speeds were based on my first smartphone the Blackberry 8330. To be honest the speed differences are very minor to me and my decision on which device to purchase. The way I use my device it really doesn't make a difference, they're all pretty fast these days.
    08-12-2018 10:40 AM
  20. bakron1's Avatar
    What’s funny is that even though the iPhone X beats the S9, they will still sell a boatload of S9’s because they have their loyal followers like Apple does.

    The factor that does concern me is the price of the new S9, for what little features they are providing for the price of the device just might have an affect on sales, time will tell.
    08-12-2018 02:13 PM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    What’s funny is that even though the iPhone X beats the S9, they will still sell a boatload of S9’s because they have their loyal followers like Apple does.

    The factor that does concern me is the price of the new S9, for what little features they are providing for the price of the device just might have an affect on sales, time will tell.
    Most consumers have no idea what benchmarks are and wouldn’t care if they did. Like you said, both sides have followers and are interested in what their platform has coming next.
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    08-12-2018 02:22 PM
  22. bakron1's Avatar
    Most consumers have no idea what benchmarks are and wouldn’t care if they did. Like you said, both sides have followers and are interested in what their platform has coming next.
    Amen sir.
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    08-12-2018 02:26 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    The s9 has also been out for months. If you mean the Note 9, then I could see this, but even so for most, the note will perform just fine. Unless you sti the phones side by side and run benchmarks they won't notice a difference.
    08-12-2018 02:32 PM
  24. Garz's Avatar
    More people than you know pay a lot of attention to benchmarks, especially this era in which YouTube is arguably the preferred medium for research.
    I’m a tech person and I don’t even care about benchmarks. This will never influence any decision of a phone I buy. All phones are pretty powerful these days. Some a little more than others. If I was to ask any of my personal friends or family what a benchmark is, I doubt they would even have a clue. Sure benchmarks will sway a few, like maybe a half of a single percent, but I doubt many. Just my thoughts.
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    08-12-2018 02:35 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    I'm laughing at the benchmark speed differences as though these new device speeds were based on my first smartphone the Blackberry 8330. To be honest the speed differences are very minor to me and my decision on which device to purchase. The way I use my device it really doesn't make a difference, they're all pretty fast these days.
    100% agreed
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    08-12-2018 02:36 PM
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