02-23-2017 03:47 AM
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  1. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I purchased both of them on the same day, both unlocked and working on T-Mobile, and I'm not sure which one to keep. I love the Mate 9's 4000 mAh battery, Android 7.0, and the 5.9 inch screen and it's definitely the best big phone I've used since the Note7, but I love the SAMOLED display on the S7 edge as well as the IP68 rating. I think the low light photos are a little better on the S7 edge as well, but that's not a big deal.

    Yes, I know this is a first world problem and it's a problem most people don't get to have, but I can only keep one of the phones anyways. Which one would you keep?
    01-13-2017 12:58 PM
  2. monsieurms's Avatar
    Well, what features are important to you? Not everyone's needs are the same. And not everyone's answer, therefore, will be the same. Think of it this way: what are your deal breakers? Does either fail on them? If not, the rest is probably close to being a coin flip.
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    01-13-2017 01:22 PM
  3. jeepentj's Avatar
    I've had both - actually bought the S7 Edge twice. For me, although the the S7 did some things really, really well its achilles heal was TouchWiz. Not its interface (which I liked), but it just slowed the phone down a little bit so it wasn't as zippy. I really wanted it to work for me too - which is why I bought the phone twice (the second time was after I had to return my Note 7).

    Like you, my issue was also a first world problem but it was annoying enough to me to ultimately sell the phone. So far, I'm really happy with the Mate.
    01-13-2017 01:41 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I've had both - actually bought the S7 Edge twice. For me, although the the S7 did some things really, really well its achilles heal was TouchWiz. Not its interface (which I liked), but it just slowed the phone down a little bit so it wasn't as zippy. I really wanted it to work for me too - which is why I bought the phone twice (the second time was after I had to return my Note 7).

    Like you, my issue was also a first world problem but it was annoying enough to me to ultimately sell the phone. So far, I'm really happy with the Mate.
    Nova Launcher takes care of the TouchWiz issues. I'm leaning towards the Mate 9 just because I think it's a good Note replacement (sans s pen).
    tadpoles likes this.
    01-13-2017 01:54 PM
  5. jeepentj's Avatar
    I ran Nova Launcher almost all the time on the S7 Edge. Maybe I am wrong but it just didn't feel as snappy as the Mate, Pixel or even the V20.
    01-13-2017 01:57 PM
  6. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Screen size for me- after the Note 7 was returned I had nothing except the V20 to use. I just got the Mate a couple of days ago, SNAPPY my GAWD. I don't think I'd be happy with anything smaller than a 6.7-ish screen, even with Samsung's bells and whistles (which I LOVE)...

    Short story long, battery and size...I keep Mate 9
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    01-13-2017 02:39 PM
  7. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I keep finding things to love about Mate.

    Lighter than a iPhone 6S+, more screen, easier to hold for me with wider size.

    Battery life.
    Has features I missed from Note II days.
    Price.

    Notifications work better.
    Launcher. Use to use Nova too.
    7.x

    I tried Galaxy S7 twice, iPhones, BB DTEK50 & 60. Lsst year. Was planning on Note7 but we know what happened.
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    01-13-2017 02:55 PM
  8. jeepentj's Avatar
    I don't think I'd be happy with anything smaller than a 6.7-ish screen, even with Samsung's bells and whistles (which I LOVE)...
    I sure hope you meant a 5.7" screen!!!!
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    01-13-2017 02:57 PM
  9. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Lighter than a iPhone 6S+
    Except with the case I put on it! This phone is a beast! It's about iPhone 6S Plus size now, if the 6S Plus was in a LifeProof Fre Power case!
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5642765
    01-13-2017 03:07 PM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Screen size for me- after the Note 7 was returned I had nothing except the V20 to use. I just got the Mate a couple of days ago, SNAPPY my GAWD. I don't think I'd be happy with anything smaller than a 6.7-ish screen, even with Samsung's bells and whistles (which I LOVE)...

    Short story long, battery and size...I keep Mate 9
    I'll be getting the S8 anyways, which will be out in a few months anyway, so I'll keep my Mate 9 for now and return the S7 edge.
    01-13-2017 03:09 PM
  11. jamezr's Avatar
    I purchased both of them on the same day, both unlocked and working on T-Mobile, and I'm not sure which one to keep. I love the Mate 9's 4000 mAh battery, Android 7.0, and the 5.9 inch screen and it's definitely the best big phone I've used since the Note7, but I love the SAMOLED display on the S7 edge as well as the IP68 rating. I think the low light photos are a little better on the S7 edge as well, but that's not a big deal.

    Yes, I know this is a first world problem and it's a problem most people don't get to have, but I can only keep one of the phones anyways. Which one would you keep?
    I think you should keep them both and switch back and forth. I have the OPO3t and S7 edge and Mate 9 and 7+. I just pop the sim out of one and put it into whatever one I feel like using.....
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    01-13-2017 03:29 PM
  12. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I think you should keep them both and switch back and forth. I have the OPO3t and S7 edge and Mate 9 and 7+. I just pop the sim out of one and put it into whatever one I feel like using.....
    I can afford only one to keep. I'm currently in a 14 day return period for both phones from Best Buy.
    01-13-2017 03:57 PM
  13. badMojo69's Avatar
    $35 restocking fee at BB...sucks
    If you use smart watches keep the S7 if not keep the M9.
    I've had both and I could never stand the way the S7 felt in hand. I ended up giving it to my wife and she loves it.
    01-13-2017 05:24 PM
  14. jeepentj's Avatar
    $35 restocking fee at BB...sucks
    If you use smart watches keep the S7 if not keep the M9.
    I've had both and I could never stand the way the S7 felt in hand. I ended up giving it to my wife and she loves it.
    The S7 or the Edge? The Edge for me was never fully comfortable.
    01-13-2017 10:57 PM
  15. badMojo69's Avatar
    Edge
    01-13-2017 11:50 PM
  16. mhettrich's Avatar
    $35 restocking fee at BB...sucks
    If you use smart watches keep the S7 if not keep the M9.
    I've had both and I could never stand the way the S7 felt in hand. I ended up giving it to my wife and she loves it.
    Does the Mate 9 not play well with smart watches?
    01-14-2017 07:57 AM
  17. badMojo69's Avatar
    Does the Mate 9 not play well with smart watches?
    Oh yea, but if you're into Smart Watches IMOP it's better to have a Samsung phone since they make the best Smart Watch (IMOP). I know you can now use the tizen watches on non Samsung phones, but it's not full featured. You can on the other hand use full Androidwear on Samsung phones.

    Anyway I prefer the gear watches over the Android watches.
    01-14-2017 09:39 AM
  18. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Gear Manager for iOS supports Samsung Gear watches

    https://www.techtimes.com/amp/articl...r-ios-leak.htm

    Is Android support on non-Samsung phones an issue? Does OS 7 have native device support?
    01-14-2017 10:43 AM
  19. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    $35 restocking fee at BB...sucks
    If you use smart watches keep the S7 if not keep the M9.
    I've had both and I could never stand the way the S7 felt in hand. I ended up giving it to my wife and she loves it.
    Best Buy doesn't have a restocking fee yet.
    01-14-2017 02:44 PM
  20. badMojo69's Avatar
    Gear Manager for iOS supports Samsung Gear watches

    https://www.techtimes.com/amp/articl...r-ios-leak.htm

    Is Android support on non-Samsung phones an issue? Does OS 7 have native device support?
    It does but not very well. I've seen lots of reviews that pretty much say stay away. If you're on IOS just get the apple watch.
    Samsung watches are not as fully featured on non Samsung phones.
    01-14-2017 03:05 PM
  21. badMojo69's Avatar
    Best Buy doesn't have a restocking fee yet.
    Umm yes they do. Since August last year. I just too my M9 back and hit with that hidden $35 fee. Needless to say I wasn't happy.
    01-14-2017 03:06 PM
  22. tadpoles's Avatar
    Best Buy doesn't have a restocking fee yet.
    How I wish that were true but I can assure you that at least here, in Maryland, they do have a restocking fee on unlocked phones. Ranging from $20-$35. ...guess it depends on the mood the sales clerk is in. They charged me $20 when I returned the Honor 8 and $35 when I returned the Xperia X. I didn't argue since I wasn't in the mood and got to play with the phones that they may no longer be able to sell as "new".
    01-14-2017 03:14 PM
  23. jdfry15's Avatar
    Umm yes they do. Since August last year. I just too my M9 back and hit with that hidden $35 fee. Needless to say I wasn't happy.
    Since the note 7 debacle I have returned a iPhone 7 plus, pixel 7, and Moto z play at best buy with no restocking fee. I'm in Kansas. Wonder if it's different state by state.
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    01-14-2017 03:28 PM
  24. tsquare2112's Avatar
    I have an S7edge (on device payment with ATT). I switched from Verizon about a month ago so I could order unlocked phones. I ordered an honor 8 from Amazon, but it just didn't fit me, I returned it and orders a OnePlus 3t. I got tired of waiting 3 weeks to get it, so I canceled it and ordered a mate 9. I will keep the S7edge since it's on a device payment plan, and Incase someone launches a decent phone on ATT. I love the mate 9. It's fast, battery is amazing, the entire package works for me. Having a factory installed screen protector and case in the box is a big selling point for me. I've never been a big fan of the TouchWiz on Samsung phones. The feel of the S7edge is not the greatest for me either. I'm fortunate to be able to keep both. I may end up ordering another op3t since I have a decent phone to use until it gets here.
    tadpoles likes this.
    01-14-2017 04:14 PM
  25. badMojo69's Avatar
    Since the note 7 debacle I have returned a iPhone 7 plus, pixel 7, and Moto z play at best buy with no restocking fee. I'm in Kansas. Wonder if it's different state by state.
    Cell Phones with a Carrier Contract and Unlocked Phones

    You can return or exchange cell phones with a carrier contract and unlocked phones within 14 days. Like the carrier stores, we have a charge ($35) for return or exchange of these products. This return period and charge also applies if you are a My Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member.

    Best Buy Return & Exchange Policy - Best Buy
    01-14-2017 05:03 PM
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