05-19-2017 08:52 PM
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  1. jamezr's Avatar
    Proud Pixel XL owner here..... I preorder the S8 Plus and intend to rock both of them
    worldspy99, Aquila and libra89 like this.
    04-01-2017 02:53 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm not.. I went with a G6 instead of a S8.
    04-02-2017 07:54 AM
  3. Paulmac0957's Avatar
    No, having owned Samsung phones before I like the PixelXL better. It is faster, no bloatware, gets updates almost immediately, has a better camera than the S8 and is running 7.1 where the S8 comes out of the box already behind as far as the OS goes. I am looking forward to what the Pixel 2 may offer, until then will stick with what I have.
    04-02-2017 09:21 AM
  4. AbAll87's Avatar
    I'm not getting a S8 but it looks amazing!!! Reason why I cave in and bought the pixel was because it is so smooth! No lag. Bugs here and there but it's Android so no surprise there. I do hope the pixel 2 will be as awesome... If not I'm staying with the pixel ! Hopefully I'll be able to sell the pixel for the second generation.
    04-02-2017 12:47 PM
  5. Nubwy's Avatar
    That display is the main reason I preordered my S8+. That and I don't like the build quality of the Pixel. The volume and power buttons on my Pixel are loose and rattle almost.
    Smply_Rckless likes this.
    04-02-2017 09:55 PM
  6. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I'll pass on the S8.

    The only phone I'm interested in next is the Pixel 2. The Pixel's UI/UX to me is just excellent. As fast as the day I got it, never had to run a launcher to 'fix' things in the UI, very clean experience. Monthly security updates and fastest updates is great as well.

    The S8/S8+ does look very slick. I love the minimalist bezel design, but that isn't enough to sway me from the Pixel.
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    04-02-2017 10:42 PM
  7. Neutrality's Avatar
    Went to Best Buy to check out the S8. Once you hold this thing, going back to the pixel feels like going back to Dino years. S8 is the future. Pixel is anything but.

    Edit: Pixel is the best phone in my opinion.
    04-03-2017 03:01 AM
  8. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    i had to post my horrorscupe related to preordering.....as follows///Don't be surprised if the grounded and practical solution doesn't make the grade today. More than likely, the new devices and special electrical shortcuts will be the most impressive thing going. This is the classic case of the new and improved shiny electric version replacing the old analogue, slow operation. Sooner or later you'll need to upgrade your system, so you might as well do it now.
    04-03-2017 04:55 AM
  9. kenorian's Avatar
    No chance. I personally like as close to stock Android as I can get. Samsung is the antithesis of that.

    Won't be tied to manufacturer and carrier slow updates any more.

    The Pixel XL is still as smooth as day one for me. Maybe I'll flip this for the next Pixel, but 0% interest in Samsung and carrier phone.
    04-03-2017 06:54 AM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Went to Best Buy to check out the S8. Once you hold this thing, going back to the pixel feels like going back to Dino years. S8 is the future. Pixel is anything but.

    Pixel was an experiment from google: lets see how many people buy into a contemporary software experience on decade old hardware and design. Influencers influenced, both Apple and Google found an opportunity in the Note 8 incident, created artificial demand by holding back supply and voila, Google Pixel became a mediocre success and that too only in the US.

    Waiting for the next Pixel. Which isn't going to be another one of these experiments, hopefully. Until then, S8 it is!
    Definitely don't share any of your opinions here, but glad you found something you want
    04-03-2017 07:14 AM
  11. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    Definitely don't share any of your opinions here, but glad you found something you want
    ^What he said ^
    04-03-2017 08:00 AM
  12. Neutrality's Avatar
    Definitely don't share any of your opinions here, but glad you found something you want
    The google pixel is a very good phone. Sorry for hating on it for no reason. But I really did find something I like. Thank you
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    04-03-2017 11:36 AM
  13. Neutrality's Avatar
    You're right. I'm hating on the pixel for no reason. It is a good phone. A very good one. I'm just comparing it with the S8. Both are great phones. But the S8 reflects the future in a better way I think.

    This is just my humble opinion.
    04-03-2017 11:44 AM
  14. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    FACT IS pixel is full of issues lately.more than opinion
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    04-03-2017 11:47 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Yep we're polar opposites here. For what I need from a phone, Samsung's latest don't match up to the Pixel. I find the Pixel to be a more well rounded decide, more feature rich and by far more future proof.
    04-03-2017 12:12 PM
  16. Lilybell2's Avatar
    I look at Samsung hardware and think, oh pretty pretty. Then memory stirs and I think, Tizen, Touchwiz, carrier controlled updates, carrier bloat. The future? Nope. No way. That's a past I left behind and don't care to revisit.
    04-03-2017 02:26 PM
  17. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    note 8 will put all devices to shame aside the s8 now. samsung is superior, and always will be.
    04-03-2017 03:04 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    note 8 will put all devices to shame aside the s8 now. samsung is superior, and always will be.
    lol

    We know exactly zero about the Note 8 aside from a name. Here are some things we can speculate on and be reasonably sure of:

    The software will be better than the Note 7's, but incrementally. It will still be miles behind the Pixel.
    The security will be subpar. Both from the jump and updates won't be consistent.
    Software updates will be subpar.
    Support for emerging industry standard connected equipment will be weak or nonexistent.
    The display will be great.
    Audio will be either 'meh or decent, but nothing to write home about.
    The S-Pen will be awesome.
    The all glass, no bezel design from the S8 will be present - either you love it or hate it.
    Battery life will be good but not great.
    Camera will be among the best, but probably not the best.

    Long story short, it'll be an iteration on the S8+ with an S-Pen. If you love the S8+, Note 8 should be great. If like most of the people in this thread, you're kinda annoyed with Samsung's design mistakes and inability to properly support the basics of the software community, then you're probably not going to jump too far out of your skin with excitement for merely more of the same.

    But, if we're talking about phones this fall... there are two other contenders that will almost certainly kick out better devices. The Pixel 2 from Google and the iPhone X or whatever they're calling it from Apple. Obviously there wasn't a Note 7 to speak of, so no way to compare the current gen to it, but there was an S7 Edge and both the 7+ and the Pixel XL trounce the S7 Edge, almost across the board on a feature per feature comparison - so long as you're not willing to ignore the fundamentals, such as software support, security and adoption of critical ecosystem standards.

    Samsung puts out some good kit, but it's a little bit of a stretch to pretend they're superior to anything without considering the merits of the other OEM's, many of which surpass Samsung on features that may be incredibly important to the types of people who actually care about any of this.
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    04-03-2017 03:19 PM
  19. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    lol

    We know exactly zero about the Note 8 aside from a name. Here are some things we can speculate on and be reasonably sure of:

    The software will be better than the Note 7's, but incrementally. It will still be miles behind the Pixel.
    The security will be subpar. Both from the jump and updates won't be consistent.
    Software updates will be subpar.
    Support for emerging industry standard connected equipment will be weak or nonexistent.
    The display will be great.
    Audio will be either 'meh or decent, but nothing to write home about.
    The S-Pen will be awesome.
    The all glass, no bezel design from the S8 will be present - either you love it or hate it.
    Battery life will be good but not great.
    Camera will be among the best, but probably not the best.

    Long story short, it'll be an iteration on the S8+ with an S-Pen. If you love the S8+, Note 8 should be great. If like most of the people in this thread, you're kinda annoyed with Samsung's design mistakes and inability to properly support the basics of the software community, then you're probably not going to jump too far out of your skin with excitement for merely more of the same.

    But, if we're talking about phones this fall... there are two other contenders that will almost certainly kick out better devices. The Pixel 2 from Google and the iPhone X or whatever they're calling it from Apple. Obviously there wasn't a Note 7 to speak of, so no way to compare the current gen to it, but there was an S7 Edge and both the 7+ and the Pixel XL trounce the S7 Edge, almost across the board on a feature per feature comparison - so long as you're not willing to ignore the fundamentals, such as software support, security and adoption of critical ecosystem standards.

    Samsung puts out some good kit, but it's a little bit of a stretch to pretend they're superior to anything without considering the merits of the other OEM's, many of which surpass Samsung on features that may be incredibly important to the types of people who actually care about any of this.
    the UI WILL CHANGE, no display will match it, it will have next gen processor alreay in the making 840/ ram will finally ne 6 gigs, it will have OREO ANDROID, new bio-metrics will be used. it will have dual cameras at 1/6 ratio, and the pixel will be left in the fumes of the note 8s reign.it will be native 16;9 and 6 inch full side display. and a transporter beam built it, with galactic posibilities
    04-03-2017 03:25 PM
  20. Aquila's Avatar
    the UI WILL CHANGE, no display will match it, it will have next gen processor alreay in the making 840/ ram will finally ne 6 gigs, it will have OREO ANDROID, new bio-metrics will be used. it will have dual cameras at 1/6 ratio, and the pixel will be left in the fumes of the note 8s reign.it will be native 16;9 and 6 inch full side display. and a transporter beam built it, with galactic posibilities
    As long as we know all of that is false, we're good
    04-03-2017 03:30 PM
  21. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    oh no you didnt/really/ wait and weep the glory of note 8.
    04-03-2017 03:32 PM
  22. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm on the fence about getting an S8. If I had to give an answer now, it would be no.

    As for the conversation shifting to the next Note....I very highly doubt it will come with the latest version of Android. The Note 7 didn't release with N.
    04-03-2017 03:41 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm on the fence about getting an S8. If I had to give an answer now, it would be no.

    As for the conversation shifting to the next Note....I very highly doubt it will come with the latest version of Android. The Note 7 didn't release with N.
    Right, the Note typically comes out too early in the cycle to be on the latest software version. If they delayed 6 weeks they could do it.
    04-03-2017 03:45 PM
  24. jamezr's Avatar
    Yep we're polar opposites here. For what I need from a phone, Samsung's latest don't match up to the Pixel. I find the Pixel to be a more well rounded decide, more feature rich and by far more future proof.
    What features does the Pixel have over the S8?

    I see the Galaxy S8 having features the Pixel doesn't have like:

    Waterproofing
    SD Card
    Wireless charging
    Facial recognition
    Iris recognition

    I love my Pixel XL....but I can't compare it to the S8 Plus yet until I actually have it in hand and used it for a while.
    04-03-2017 08:32 PM
  25. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    what features does the pixel have over the s8?

    I see the galaxy s8 having features the pixel doesn't have like:

    Waterproofing
    sd card
    wireless charging
    facial recognition
    iris recognition

    i love my pixel xl....but i can't compare it to the s8 plus yet until i actually have it in hand and used it for a while.
    add 835 snap dragon and bluetooth 5 and compatible first for 5 g lte coming. First.
    04-03-2017 08:36 PM
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