03-24-2017 10:36 AM
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  1. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    What phone do you have and is the battery original?
    I've got the LG G3. I did have to buy 2 new batteries but the phone is still chugging along fine,

    I'm done with contracts so the next phone I buy will last have to last me a while, I'm thinking the Note 8.

    Never had a Note before but I loved my pocket PC back in the day so look forward to seeing if its worth a purchase.
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    03-15-2017 05:35 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I've got the LG G3. I did have to buy 2 new batteries but the phone is still chugging along fine,

    I'm done with contracts so the next phone I buy will last have to last me a while, I'm thinking the Note 8.

    Never had a Note before but I loved my pocket PC back in the day so look forward to seeing if its worth a purchase.
    That's great to hear. I also have a strong interest in the lg v20 and figure it would last pretty long considering it also has the removable battery. If it could do Samsung pay that would probably be the phone I'd have right now lol
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    03-15-2017 05:41 AM
  3. FutureMech's Avatar
    I sold mine S7E and got Mate 9, despite S7E have better low light performance, ip68 and better development community, i find the Mate 9 to be much better where i need it to be, running Tekken 6 via awful ppsspp emulator is perfect as well as all other games that i play on phone, it's big the battery is awesome, screen quality is great too, stereo speakers are good too, i see no reason getting S8 especially since sammy throttle the living **** out of it by using DVFS.

    S7E is quite a slow phone, as well as all samsung phones when u see how speed Mate 9 or One3T is.
    03-15-2017 06:02 AM
  4. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    The OnePlus 3T is tempting me lol.

    Playing with one at work is not helping.
    03-15-2017 06:08 AM
  5. Matty's Avatar
    I'm a samsung fan. Have been since the galaxy S4. Back then, it seems like the next iteration was really different. But looking at the S8, I don't see a reason to leave my S7 edge
    I fully agree But this is what happens when technology reaches its 'prime'. Back in the 'old days' around 2005 when smartphones phones were not even really around. Upgrading from a 1.2mp to a 2mp camera was a big jump or going from a 2.4" inch display to a 3.5" inch display was really noticeable. But when you upgrade a screen from QHD to a QHD+ its already so clear that it's not noticeable.

    This is one of the reasons I'm only upgrading my device every 3 years now instead of every 2 years. The jump just isn't big enough so rather wait that extra year to get a really nice improvement
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    03-15-2017 08:00 AM
  6. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    I fully agree But this is what happens when technology reaches its 'prime'. Back in the 'old days' around 2005 when smartphones phones were not even really around. Upgrading from a 1.2mp to a 2mp camera was a big jump or going from a 2.4" inch display to a 3.5" inch display was really noticeable. But when you upgrade a screen from QHD to a QHD+ its already so clear that it's not noticeable.

    This is one of the reasons I'm only upgrading my device every 3 years now instead of every 2 years. The jump just isn't big enough so rather wait that extra year to get a really nice improvement
    Same.

    I haven't owned a phone with a fingerprint sensor, wireless charging or a brilliant battery so my next phone will feel amazing to me lol
    03-15-2017 09:58 AM
  7. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I'm tempted daily to upgrade my phone and I get so close to pulling the trigger. My wife and I paid off our phones. I currently have the LG G4 and she has an iPhone 6. It's so nice saving $60 a month. I will keep my phone until this one bootloops. Phones nowadays are just incremental upgrades at best. Especially if you are using a "flagship."

    One benefit of not paying for phones is now that one of our car's transmission is biting the dust and we are in the position now to be able to look at buying a used vehicle to replace it. Our main vehicle we are paying a car payment on while the second one that needs to be replaced has been paid off for a few years.

    Sometimes you have to sacrifice things you want, like the latest smartphone, to be able to get the things you need in life. A car to get me to work is a need. The latest smartphone isn't.

    If my G4 dies, then I'll have to figure out a way to replace it as best as I can. But I may not be able to get the latest one. Just my thoughts.
    03-18-2017 09:37 PM
  8. EMGSM's Avatar
    I don't need to upgrade. Sometimes I just like the feeling of having a new toy. Although this time the s8 doesn't seem to be much of an upgrade from the s7 edge IMO. Don't think I'll be upgrading this time.
    03-19-2017 12:03 PM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    I got a used Note 5 on amazon and had an s7edge on Jump. The edge I got when it was about half off. Decided to put it and the note 5 up for sale and see which sold first. The 7edge did so I've got the note 5. Only issue with the note 5 is the battery life usually it's fine but it will drop quicker when I'm riding and using a GPS workout app. Planned to hold onto it until the note comes out but will see.
    03-19-2017 12:15 PM
  10. bembol's Avatar
    No. This is just about having the latest.

    I can't even say the greatest why because yesterday I sold my 256GB iPhone 7 Plus and got the moto Z.

    I wasn't​ really interested but got a deal and wanted to try moto Mods. Spec wise it's ancient in the tech world. I mean I sold my OnePlus 3 for 3t because they upgraded to the 821.

    I'm using the Z and I can tell you I can't tell the difference between the two.
    03-19-2017 11:39 PM
  11. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    No. This is just about having the latest.

    I can't even say the greatest why because yesterday I sold my 256GB iPhone 7 Plus and got the moto Z.

    I wasn't​ really interested but got a deal and wanted to try moto Mods. Spec wise it's ancient in the tech world. I mean I sold my OnePlus 3 for 3t because they upgraded to the 821.

    I'm using the Z and I can tell you I can't tell the difference between the two.
    Haha...I miss those days when I use to do this exact thing .
    03-19-2017 11:51 PM
  12. amyf27's Avatar
    I had a 7 edge on jump that ingot when it was on sale at tmobile. Recently sold it and still have a note 5 I got off of amazon a few weeks back. Currently I'm only using the note 5 so I'm in a position to go with the s8 or Note 8. May do a j.o.d. for s8 plus then jump to note 8. Undecided at the moment. Very curious as to when the s8/plus will go on pre-order with tmobile
    03-20-2017 04:19 AM
  13. jas_pe's Avatar
    I'm there with you. I still really like my S7e, and don't plan on spending another $1000 just have the very latest Samsung flagship. I might feel differently when the S9 or Note-whatever comes out in another year or so.
    03-21-2017 10:08 AM
  14. Justin731's Avatar
    I don't think there is a point if you already have an S7 because you will get the same software updates at around the same time. Unless you are using something like an S5 or S6, I probably wouldn't upgrade.
    03-21-2017 10:19 AM
  15. Taybarnett's Avatar
    Need to? No, of course not. Im using the Moto Z Force without any issues, but the S8 looks really nice. Also, the camera on the S8 is probably a huge upgrade from my Moto, but I could just pull the trigger on the hasselblad camera mod, or buy an actual camera if I feel the need.

    On a sidenote, while I'm not needing an upgrade, I'm very excited to hear about new flagships and see the design choices they're making, as it says a lot about where tech is headed. I'm loving how Samsung and LG are moving towards smaller bezels and I hope other OEMs follow suit.
    03-21-2017 10:26 AM
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    03-21-2017 10:32 AM
  17. kregar's Avatar
    Need to? No, of course not. Im using the Moto Z Force without any issues, but the S8 looks really nice. Also, the camera on the S8 is probably a huge upgrade from my Moto, but I could just pull the trigger on the hasselblad camera mod, or buy an actual camera if I feel the need.

    On a sidenote, while I'm not needing an upgrade, I'm very excited to hear about new flagships and see the design choices they're making, as it says a lot about where tech is headed. I'm loving how Samsung and LG are moving towards smaller bezels and I hope other OEMs follow suit.
    Agrred. I don't need to upgrade my Note 5. It's almost brand new and does everything well. I am excited to see the S8 + hands on. I'm sure I will be tempted though.

    Kregar
    03-21-2017 10:58 AM
  18. orangecroc's Avatar
    I can't justify upgrading until I see that the s8 has a feature I can't do without that isn't in cheaper handsets. Chinese firms are showing that the price of a phone doesn't have to be nearly $1000 for a top quality product.
    03-21-2017 10:59 AM
  19. jsarino's Avatar
    I've been mostly a Nexus fan...last four (five if I count the Nexus One) phones have been Nexii. I didn't even bite on the Pixel. The last Samsung phone I owned was the Galasy S2 Skyrocket. The wifey has had mostly Samsungs, her last two were the Note 7 (sigh) and S7 edge.

    I'm on the fence with an S8. I would more likely get it for the wife than myself, though I'd jump off the Nexus train if the Note 8 (or whatever it'll be called) comes out.
    03-21-2017 11:13 AM
  20. gearty14's Avatar
    I wouldn't be upgrading from an s7, I dont think the differences are enoguh to justify it. I'm still using my s5 that has just recently started to slow down and im noticing the camera falling behind most others out thereso I'll be making the switch once I give the s8 about of month or 2 on the market
    03-21-2017 11:20 AM
  21. racedog's Avatar
    I'm currently using an S7. I only bought that because I had been using a Pixel XL and when I bought my Gear S3 LTE the Pixel and the S3 were having some issues, one of which was not taking and unanswered call to voicemail if it wasn't answered AND the caller not hearing any rings. I liked the Gear S3 enough to give the Pixel to my wife and to get myself and S7.

    I've used carrier phones since the days of bag phones and went to the pixel because I was just tired of being tied to a carrier. I really miss the Pixel and the no lag, quick response of that phone. I like the Samsung because of the great screen and Samsung Pay, the finger monitor for oxygen etc. For me it was a real tradeoff, the Pixel is a very fast, very smooth phone while the S7 has the same old lag and jankiness. But, the S7 also has features that I like and SPay and SHealth for things I use daily and almost daily.

    I'm on the fence about getting the S8, I'll wait and see if it really is that much of a game changer in terms of the things I use on a phone. If it is I may order one, but not in the first crazy rush of the true believers, I'll wait until things settle down and we have a chance to see the phone being used day to day and how it is working out and if there are any major issues.
    03-21-2017 11:23 AM
  22. amyf27's Avatar
    I'm there with you. I still really like my S7e, and don't plan on spending another $1000 just have the very latest Samsung flagship. I might feel differently when the S9 or Note-whatever comes out in another year or so.
    7 edge here too. I will take a look at what the S8Plus really has to offer, but I'm real interested in the next Note.
    03-21-2017 11:26 AM
  23. EMGSM's Avatar
    Like some of the people here, I prefer the Note line. However, I might get an S8 if it offers enough.
    03-21-2017 05:30 PM
  24. Mike1117's Avatar
    I upgrade every other generation. I will definitely be upgrading from my S6 edge, but if I had a S7 I would most likely sit tight for another year. There is more of a performance gap between 2 generations than 1 and I think battery life tends to dip around the 2 year mark (which is what I am currently finding on my S6 edge.
    03-21-2017 05:59 PM
  25. TechNut79's Avatar
    Need? No. But I am using a Note 4 and would like a newer device. I'll probably wait for the Note 8.
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    03-21-2017 06:19 PM
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