02-25-2020 08:13 PM
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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Didn't watch it and not interested. Haven't had a Samsung since the s3 but know people how do and can't say I will ever own another, just don't like em. I think they are over priced, over hyped, poor UI, not supported, and lags quickly. Just my 2 cents. Honesty, if my choice was either an iPhone (never had one) or Samsung, I'd probably go with iPhone.
    The UI has much improved since the S3
    02-14-2020 07:08 AM
  2. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Not the depth as much as the the entire square footage it takes up on the back. I said square footage because it’s nearly as big as my first apartment after college. Lol
    02-14-2020 07:11 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    OneUI (TouchWhiz in disguise) is pure trash. The review today cemented it. As long as Samsung sticks with their own bloated trash UI with all of the duplicate Samsung bloatware, it's a hard pass. IfI got one for free, I would just sell it.
    OneUI is much improved over TouchWhiz. Prior to OneUi I avoid Samsung like the plague. I used the S10 side by side with the Pixel 3XL and OneUi was just as fluid.
    02-14-2020 07:14 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Not the depth as much as the the entire square footage it takes up on the back. I said square footage because it’s nearly as big as my first apartment after college. Lol
    Yeah...most devices seem to be going that route. I dont like block look of any of the current camera arrays but it's where we are right now.
    02-14-2020 07:16 AM
  5. slave's Avatar
    OneUI is much improved over TouchWhiz. Prior to OneUi I avoid Samsung like the plague. I used the S10 side by side with the Pixel 3XL and OneUi was just as fluid.
    Fluid at first. As the slowing updates pile up on all but three of the Samsuck devices, it slows down, also, the bloat is still there.

    Hard pass.
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    02-14-2020 07:39 AM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    Fluid at first. As the slowing updates pile up on all but three of the Samsuck devices, it slows down, also, the bloat is still there.

    Hard pass.
    So very true!
    02-14-2020 07:57 AM
  7. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    If there's any more motivation to get the s20, this could be the pixel 5: https://www.androidcentral.com/appar...mpression=true

    Nobody does ugly quite like Google...
    02-14-2020 08:39 AM
  8. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Fluid at first. As the slowing updates pile up on all but three of the Samsuck devices, it slows down, also, the bloat is still there.

    Hard pass.
    I don't agree with this, my last 2 Samsung devices were just as fluid day 1 as day 300. That's just an old urban legend that refuses to die.
    02-14-2020 08:40 AM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    I don't agree with this, my last 2 Samsung devices were just as fluid day 1 as day 300. That's just an old urban legend that refuses to die.
    I will say this much, I used to have a Galaxy s8, My older Galaxy s8 was starting to slow down on Android Oreo 8.0. it wouldn't even be upgradable to 8.1.
    02-14-2020 08:42 AM
  10. jtcannonball's Avatar
    If there's any more motivation to get the s20, this could be the pixel 5: https://www.androidcentral.com/appar...mpression=true

    Nobody does ugly quite like Google...
    Could be, but could be two other designs as they said that is 1 of 3 renders they are working on. I haven't seen one ugly Pixel yet, maybe not my favorite but they are very restrained and conservative with design and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If that design is the winner it would be a hard pass for me, that is just not a good look at all.
    02-14-2020 08:43 AM
  11. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Could be, but could be two other designs as they said that is 1 of 3 renders they are working on. I haven't seen one ugly Pixel yet, maybe not my favorite but they are very restrained and conservative with design and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If that design is the winner it would be a hard pass for me, that is just not a good look at all.
    Yep. Sincerely hope it's not the one picked, but also not very hopeful the other two designs would be much better.

    Samsung has out engineered Google in nearly every way with the S20. The regular S20 is smaller in every direction -- width, height, and thickness -- yet manages to get in more cameras, a much larger battery, and only a .1" smaller screen when compared to the Pixel 4 XL.

    I don't understand what Google is doing here. They've had four+ years to mature their design, and they're just not goin there. I own the 4 XL and it looks and feels fine, but no question Google can do better in so many areas.

    Pixel 5 rumor mill is not off to a promising start.
    02-14-2020 09:56 AM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Fluid at first. As the slowing updates pile up on all but three of the Samsuck devices, it slows down, also, the bloat is still there.

    Hard pass.
    I've had the S10+ for almost year. It's as fast as it ever was. What was the last Samsung you owned?
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    02-14-2020 10:02 AM
  13. slave's Avatar
    My last was the S6. Several friends have had all of them. They're are vary common.

    Does it still have the Samsung Bloatware? If yes, then it's a hard pass.

    I hate Samsung Messenger. It's ugly. Samsung app, store? No thank you. Samsung music still comes on it? No. The size of one UI is large because of the Bloatware. That's the issue with One UI.

    You can put lipstick on the pig, it's still a pig. One UI is just TouchWhiz trying to remove the stank of being TouchWhiz by, calling it a a new name.

    No.
    02-14-2020 10:06 AM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If there's any more motivation to get the s20, this could be the pixel 5: https://www.androidcentral.com/appar...mpression=true

    Nobody does ugly quite like Google...
    God I hope that's wrong but looks don't always impact my decisions.
    02-14-2020 10:07 AM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I will say this much, I used to have a Galaxy s8, My older Galaxy s8 was starting to slow down on Android Oreo 8.0. it wouldn't even be upgradable to 8.1.
    That was touchwiz
    02-14-2020 10:08 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My last was the S6. Several friends have had all of them. They're are vary common.

    Does it still have the Samsung Bloatware? If yes, then it's a hard pass.

    I hate Samsung Messenger. It's ugly. Samsung app, store? No thank you. Samsung music still comes on it? No. The size of one UI is large because of the Bloatware. That's the issue with One UI.

    You can put lipstick on the pig, it's still a pig. One UI is just TouchWhiz trying to remove the stank of being TouchWhiz by, calling it a a new name.

    No.
    So you really haven't used OneUI. OneUi is not touchwiz regardless of how you feel about it. All devices use a Ui over Android. Even Google is not pure Android these days.

    Most devices have some form of bloat and you can usually disable the bloat. Even if you buy a Pixel and prefer third party apps you're in the same boat with Google apps you may not want to use. I dont use most Samsung apps but there are quite a few users who prefer some of the Samsung apps. The whole bloat argument doesnt hold much water these days.
    02-14-2020 10:17 AM
  17. eric002's Avatar
    That was touchwiz
    And I'm sure one UI is a little bit smoother. I just don't believe Samsung with the updates. Google pixels will always get the updates the quickest. And then comes one plus.
    02-14-2020 12:25 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    And I'm sure one UI is a little bit smoother. I just don't believe Samsung with the updates. Google pixels will always get the updates the quickest. And then comes one plus.
    Samsung has been providing timely updates and even sometimes beating Google as of late. As an example I downloaded the February patch on Februrary 5th. It was actually available the night before and I'm Unlocked on Verizon. Some carriers got it sooner.How does the Samsung release affect your views and/or opinions on the Pixel 4?-screenshot_20200214-141852_settings.jpeg
    02-14-2020 01:21 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    Samsung has been providing timely updates and even sometimes beating Google as of late. As an example I downloaded the February patch on Februrary 5th. It was actually available the night before and I'm Unlocked on Verizon. Some carriers got it sooner.Click image for larger version. 

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    Well good for you. That's awesome.
    02-14-2020 01:28 PM
  20. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Honestly, as a multi-year Pixel owner, getting "fast updates" from Google doesn't always feel like it's a feature; sometimes it actually feels like I'm a beta tester. Releases can be buggy and have proven to be so in way too many cases.

    Samsung has stepped up their update game gradually these past few years, especially for their flagships. They've been up to speed with monthly security updates (as mentioned, sometimes beating Google to the punch) and not only have they been faster with full software updates, they're making calculated additions and tweaks to the software (ala One UI 2).

    Samsung is firing on all cylinders. It remains to be seen whether their photography game has really improved this year. And I'm a bit bummed the in-display FPS isn't as reliable or fast. Those two things are what's holding me back... for now.
    02-14-2020 01:49 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Honestly, as a multi-year Pixel owner, getting "fast updates" from Google doesn't always feel like it's a feature; sometimes it actually feels like I'm a beta tester. Releases can be buggy and have proven to be so in way too many cases.

    Samsung has stepped up their update game gradually these past few years, especially for their flagships. They've been up to speed with monthly security updates (as mentioned, sometimes beating Google to the punch) and not only have they been faster with full software updates, they're making calculated additions and tweaks to the software (ala One UI 2).

    Samsung is firing on all cylinders. It remains to be seen whether their photography game has really improved this year. And I'm a bit bummed the in-display FPS isn't as reliable or fast. Those two things are what's holding me back... for now.
    All valid points. The FPS works pretty good for me but the inherent drawback for any inscreen FPS regardless of brand is you pretty much have to look at the screen to guarentee correct finger placement. I'm getting better at it but it's hard to beat a capacitive rear mounted capacitive FPS when it comes to blind finger placement. Now of course rear mounted FPS have drawbacks as well but its understandable that some prefer it rear mounted.
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    02-14-2020 02:02 PM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    Honestly, as a multi-year Pixel owner, getting "fast updates" from Google doesn't always feel like it's a feature; sometimes it actually feels like I'm a beta tester. Releases can be buggy and have proven to be so in way too many cases.

    Samsung has stepped up their update game gradually these past few years, especially for their flagships. They've been up to speed with monthly security updates (as mentioned, sometimes beating Google to the punch) and not only have they been faster with full software updates, they're making calculated additions and tweaks to the software (ala One UI 2).

    Samsung is firing on all cylinders. It remains to be seen whether their photography game has really improved this year. And I'm a bit bummed the in-display FPS isn't as reliable or fast. Those two things are what's holding me back... for now.
    yeah, that's what I've been hearing. I mean for me though, it really comes down to also blow where and wasted useless apps on the phone for example Samsung gallery app, Google photos etc duplicated applications. As far as the software updates go for Samsung finally to get there cards in order so to speak! for pixel Google phones, I love the fact that there aren't any gimmicky features very useful functional logical features. I mean I hope that Samsung Galaxy phones are getting updated quickly. Because they matter people actually buying the Galaxy phones is a lot! They should not be disappointed with lack of software updates in general. I mean not to get too nostalgic here, but I do remember the Google play edition of Samsung Galaxy phones. But what was the point of buying one of those when the Google phones were still available at that time? Lol

    I mean don't get me wrong, being a beta tester for Google for software isn't always an enjoyable experience it can't be fun but you have to know what to expect, and be extremely patient with the OS, and applications core applications as to use everyday of your life. I remember when Android 10 was in beta stages, it was very annoying sometimes to use but I dealt with it because I voluntarily signed up for it and it was fun to be on the bleeding edge before anyone else got it.
    02-14-2020 02:02 PM
  23. slave's Avatar
    Samsung is fast, just now and only on a couple devices. I already said I haven't had a Samsuck device since the S6.

    As long as it has that ugly messenger, the app store and other bloat, it's a hard pass.
    02-14-2020 03:01 PM
  24. eric002's Avatar
    Honestly, Samsung might be fast now, but they would never fast with software updates in the past lol just saying. That's funny nickname you give to Samsung is hilarious though!
    02-14-2020 04:11 PM
  25. slave's Avatar
    When my wife and I left Samsung after the S3, we felt like we had never even used Android before. Like a dummy, we got back in with the S6, since cases and accessories could be had everywhere you went.

    That phone SUCKED. When the 9's came out, we looked again, since I had heard of this new UI.

    it's not new, it's just TouchWhiz, with a new name. The messenger is still ugly, the samsung apps are still there. The store is still there. This themer was added. Sure, you get the option to remove it, but the size of the install was still huge.

    Samsuck is still just Samsuck.
    02-14-2020 04:25 PM
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