- Oct 29, 2009
About a month back my wife and I, in our determination to save money, switched to Sprint and bought Galaxy S8's on Samsung's BOGO promotion. Sprint was running a promo for a free year of unlimited if you bring your own phone and so we thought it was a great opportunity. Since then it has taken everything in our power not to throw these pieces of junk out the window. Everything is a struggle on Android when compared to iOS. Want to send a quick text? Good luck unless you're precise on your typing because no matter which keyboard you choose you are likely to send something incoherent. Want to send a video? Well if you want it full res you'll have to download a different app and have the recipient do the same. Same with pictures. Speaking of taking pictures, half the time the camera opens it is laggy or simply stays black. Like that curve on the S8 screen? You won't after you've hit the Edge Screen button and swiped over by accident for the 25th time. Oh and speaking of accidentally hitting a button, the Bixby button is not only garbage but completely unsecure. I cannot tell you how many times I took my phone out of my pocket and saw Bixby open or even had my phone completely open to anyone who wanted to see it from hitting some unknown combination of buttons and swipes. I was driving the other day and a Facebook video started playing in my pocket. Not sure how that happened. Android is much better than it used to be, stuff looks better, some things function better, being open is awesome, but it still has no idea what to do when it comes to being more simple. For those of you who want your phone to work as intended, stay secure, update at good times and keep convenience as a priority do not buy an Android phone. I know this is a rant, and one I have made a few times, but someone who is considering the Note 8 over the new iPhone or an S8 over the iPhone 7 might want to know that this is still the case. I hate this phone. I have never hated a phone like the S8 has made me hate it. I regret trying to save a few dollars and have spent a $100 to get my iPhones back (while staying with Sprint and keeping my free service) but I feel it is worth it. Also, nothing beats the Apple Watch.