1. mattkerwin24's Avatar
    Came across in my Google app...

    Think twice before buying Samsung's new smartphone

    https://search.app.goo.gl/BkA8

    Shared from my Google feed

    The author suggests consumers check out the Pixel 2 or P2XL instead of pre-ordering the S9...will any of you be jumping ship or staying put?
    02-26-2018 04:02 PM
  2. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Their entire premise is "if you like updates, the S9 is still not going to get them quickly". Makes sense. People who want the latest and greatest should never be considering anything that's not Google or Apple. That's not a fanboy attitude, it's just a perspective most of the market doesn't care about.

    The second idea, that Samsung is more secure than stock, is somewhat laughable. It's entirely based on the inability to unlock the bootloader and presence of KNOX, however ignores the hardware and software security differences between the two. As an example, you cannot unlock the bootloader on the Verizon versions of the Pixel 2, etc. and most of the features of KNOX are found in stock Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo - yet there are security features of Nougat and Oreo that are still not present in the S8 or Note 8. The S9 I don't know if they have caught up yet, but the most important thing about the S9 is that, unless Samsung is going to guarantee 3 years of security updates within 48 hours of public release, and as long as they allow app installation from the Samsung App Store, they will always be intentionally leaving their customers at risk.

    I will definitely not be getting the S9, though I am very curious about it's camera - everything else about it is essentially more of the same.
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    02-26-2018 04:25 PM
  3. mattkerwin24's Avatar
    I will definitely not be getting the S9, though I am very curious about it's camera - everything else about it is essentially more of the same.
    Agreed...I came to the pixel 2 from the Note 8...that will be my last Samsung phone.
    02-26-2018 06:08 PM
  4. Vega007's Avatar
    I detest curved screens so the S7 will probably be the last Samsung phone I ever own.
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    02-26-2018 06:23 PM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    I left Samsung phones behind some time ago. I still have a newer tablet but am now seeing it having issues, freeze ups etc. No more Samsung for me of any kind after this.
    mattkerwin24 likes this.
    02-26-2018 10:31 PM
  6. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I don't do Samsung or any of the three big carriers all good since
    02-27-2018 02:46 PM
  7. mattkerwin24's Avatar
    I don't do Samsung or any of the three big carriers all good since
    Using Fi?
    02-27-2018 03:47 PM
  8. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Using Fi?
    Cricket
    mattkerwin24 likes this.
    02-27-2018 06:52 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have the pixel XL and Samsung s8+ no need for the s9
    02-27-2018 09:17 PM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    Not CNN, CNBC, subtle difference.
    02-28-2018 09:38 AM
  11. Andrew_404's Avatar
    I tried the S7 and really didn't care for it. Though I use a Samsung at home for TV and the Gear Sport, I am not impressed by the S9. It's a half heartdly S8 with some small upgrades. I'm staying with my trusted Pixel 2. If the Pixel 3 looks exciting I may upgrade.
    02-28-2018 09:54 AM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Samsung makes some great devices. I am not arguing that point at all. But, they really need to step up on updating devices. Hopefully, Treble will help out with this. I get the networks want to ensure nothing is wrong with updates, but that shouldn't hinder security updates.
    pkcable likes this.
    02-28-2018 11:11 AM

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