1. BOSCHETT's Avatar
    I'm considering the S8 or the G6 but being unfamiliar with Samsung's or LG's software I'm not sure if I'll like it. My previous phone was the moto x so I've gotten used to the stock experience for the past several years with that and the 6p. I welcome all comments from anybody with experience going to/from either of these or similar devices.
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    05-19-2017 05:17 PM
  2. RHChan84's Avatar
    Can't speak for Samsung but Motorola is the closest to pure Nexus device. LG is right behind it and it runs smooth. I have never used Samsung so I can't comment on them. They all have their minor differences like LG's double tap to wake which is great and one thing I missed when I went to the Nexus.

    LG's hardware was lacking in the G3/G4. Not that it wasn't up to date but hardware issues with boot loops and I had issues with wifi antenna. But I think LG has improved those issues.
    05-19-2017 05:57 PM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Sorry, I couldn't justify spending the $ for the LG G6 with a processor that's a generation behind the rest of the flagships being released.

    And the batteries in both the G6 and S8 are smaller than what we already have in the Nexus 6P. I just can't see taking a step back and having to fork out $$ while I'm at it.

    That's just me.
    05-19-2017 06:48 PM
  4. Bruce39's Avatar
    short answer - no
    will keep the 6P as long as working & battery life has not degraded too much; expect to keep it for at least 2 or 3 more years
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    05-19-2017 07:36 PM
  5. BOSCHETT's Avatar
    Thanks, but can we please keep replies to experiences with the software on the Samsung and LG. If you left a recent phone from one of these companies for the 6P, would you go back?
    05-19-2017 08:17 PM
  6. Lepa79's Avatar
    I'm considering the S8 or the G6 but being unfamiliar with Samsung's or LG's software I'm not sure if I'll like it. My previous phone was the moto x so I've gotten used to the stock experience for the past several years with that and the 6p. I welcome all comments from anybody with experience going to/from either of these or similar devices.
    I'll share my experience.

    I have started my Android journey with Samsung S3. Coming from blackberry, I loved it. I then moved in to big phones starting with Note 3 and then Note 4. When Nexus 6 came out, a 6 inch screen got me excited and made the jump away from Samsung into Nexus world. And oh boy did I LOVE IT. I swore I would never go back to carrier bloat and Samsung lag. I lived and breathed Nexus for few years and had 6, 5x, 6P and most recently Pixel XL.

    As much as I enjoyed pure Android, deep inside, I still missed Samsung Note series. When Note 7 came out, I was seriously thinking about going back until it started catching 🔥

    The last 2 weeks, I made the switch from VZ to AT&T, and with that, I got a great deal on a S8 Plus, and oh boy was I in for a pleasant surprise. Samsung has come a long way since I've left them back when note 4 came out. UI is so smooth I didn't believe I'm holding a galaxy S phone. I have had Nova launcher on all my phones, and nope, I have not even needed to install it in my S8 Plus.

    Camera, amazing.
    Build quality, amazing.
    Screen, holy cats.
    Water resistant, why not.
    Wireless charging, use it all the time.
    Smooth, never thought I will say that about a Samsung phone.
    Infinity wallpapers are so refreshing.
    Expandable storage, I have 128gb to hold all my pictures, and music, leaving internal 64gb for apps.

    Only thing I changed was installing Gboard as I am still not a fan of Samsung keyboard.

    In short, Samsung won me back big time. I now can not wait to see what the Note 8 will bring. Definitely getting that one when it comes out.

    Hope this helps. If you decide to make the move, get the S8 Plus, especially that you are coming from Nexus 6P. I honestly don't think you will regret it unless you care about updates on day one. Not me, not anymore. Android O and P will make their ways to S8 Plus, just not on day one and I'm so very much ok with that.

    Good luck!
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    05-19-2017 10:39 PM
  7. BOSCHETT's Avatar
    Thanks Lepa. Your experience directly is what I'm thinking about and helps.
    05-20-2017 09:01 AM
  8. cribble2k's Avatar
    My previous phone was the LG G4, (h812) and it had boot loop issues within 11 months of use. It's because of this, I'd have problems recommending any LG products.

    I think the Pixel XL is the next logical step. I'll be getting the Pixel 2 XL to replace my 6p later this year.
    05-21-2017 01:09 AM
  9. RTD212's Avatar
    I switched to S8 Plus and kinda regretting it. I'm getting phenomenal battery life and the camera is great, I'm not too thrilled with the overall experience with the phone. I think I'm going to get the pixel 2 when it comes out and scrap Samsung for good. I had a few Sammys before the 6p and decided to try them again.
    05-21-2017 05:39 AM
  10. neo905's Avatar
    My previous phone was the LG G4, (h812) and it had boot loop issues within 11 months of use. It's because of this, I'd have problems recommending any LG products.

    I think the Pixel XL is the next logical step. I'll be getting the Pixel 2 XL to replace my 6p later this year.
    I was going to do the same thing as you but this week my 6P boot looped and I had to get a new phone after 13 months.
    05-21-2017 05:49 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I went from the Nexus 5 to an LG G3 and really enjoyed the experience. While I loved stock Android, I really enjoyed LG's software and I loved its SmartWorld store. LG is a great software and company to get behind, in my opinion.

    I have not used Samsung products myself, but have fiddled with my mom's S6 Edge and S4 and that is also a very smooth experience. You couldn't go wrong with either choice.
    05-21-2017 06:28 PM
  12. LeoRex's Avatar
    I've had my trust 6P since launch, and after a replaced battery I expect it to last me until the Pixel 2 drops this fall... I've always been a huge fan of Google's approach and will probably stick to it... but...

    My wife isn't so stuck, her needs are different and she's now in a new G6 that replaced her S7 Edge. Now, I know the S8 isn't the S7 Edge at all, but... In all the times fussing with that S7 Edge to do this or that I was never once tempted to stray away from my 6P. The curved screens are a major con in my book.. I don't see the use for them and they just make other things difficult. Based mostly off the experience with the S7, and using the S8 for spurts while waiting at a store, etc.. I am, in no way, shape or form, interested in getting either the S8 or S8+... great phone, not for me.

    The G6 is a different beast. It might not be as sexy as the S8, but it feels more functional and utilitarian (which I prefer)... no silly curves to deal with. After using it a fair amount, I actually find myself tempted a bit. It's been a good 2 1/2 years since I used a non-Nexus phone that caught my eye (well, maybe the Note that Shall Not Be Named did a wee bit).

    But, even though I have that little voice in my head, I am most likely still going to wait for the Pixel 2... because, based on past history, it's going to be a much better phone for my needs than anything on the market at the moment.
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    05-24-2017 10:47 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've had my trust 6P since launch, and after a replaced battery I expect it to last me until the Pixel 2 drops this fall... I've always been a huge fan of Google's approach and will probably stick to it... but...

    My wife isn't so stuck, her needs are different and she's now in a new G6 that replaced her S7 Edge. Now, I know the S8 isn't the S7 Edge at all, but... In all the times fussing with that S7 Edge to do this or that I was never once tempted to stray away from my 6P. The curved screens are a major con in my book.. I don't see the use for them and they just make other things difficult. Based mostly off the experience with the S7, and using the S8 for spurts while waiting at a store, etc.. I am, in no way, shape or form, interested in getting either the S8 or S8+... great phone, not for me.

    The G6 is a different beast. It might not be as sexy as the S8, but it feels more functional and utilitarian (which I prefer)... no silly curves to deal with. After using it a fair amount, I actually find myself tempted a bit. It's been a good 2 1/2 years since I used a non-Nexus phone that caught my eye (well, maybe the Note that Shall Not Be Named did a wee bit).

    But, even though I have that little voice in my head, I am most likely still going to wait for the Pixel 2... because, based on past history, it's going to be a much better phone for my needs than anything on the market at the moment.
    "The Note That Shall Not Be Named"... That was amazingly done, good sir.
    05-24-2017 10:50 AM
  14. BOSCHETT's Avatar
    Thanks Morty/Leo. Good insight.
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    05-24-2017 07:01 PM

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