06-06-2017 11:48 AM
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  1. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    For those of you who purchased either one of the Samsung Galaxy S8s and returned it for a G6, why did you make that move?

    I currently have an S8+ and I'm within my 14-day return period. The thing I love about the G6 is that it's thermal resistant, salt fog resistant, water/dust resistant, and temperature extreme resistant. I work outside and those things are important to me, but I also love Samsung Pay.

    What do you love about the G6 vs the S8s?
    05-25-2017 08:04 PM
  2. guitarmageddon's Avatar
    For those of you who purchased either one of the Samsung Galaxy S8s and returned it for a G6, why did you make that move?

    I currently have an S8+ and I'm within my 14-day return period. The thing I love about the G6 is that it's thermal resistant, salt fog resistant, water/dust resistant, and temperature extreme resistant. I work outside and those things are important to me, but I also love Samsung Pay.

    What do you love about the G6 vs the S8s?
    See I just got the G6 and after fooling with some benchmarks and such pondered going back for the S8. Downside is that it adds 12 dollars per month to my bill beyond what the G6 cost. I lowered it by 10 bucks AND got more data recently so the net gain to me for the the G6 was 10 bucks on my bill. Not sure if the S8 can be justified. Compared to my Droid turbo, the G6 is the millennium falcon. Great phone.
    05-25-2017 08:37 PM
  3. experiment 626's Avatar
    Simple: A large flat high-definition screen which easily and securely allows a tempered glass screen protector.
    The S8 may be a notch better in a few different areas (camera,internal memory, screen resolution ) but if I can't protect my phone in the outside world what's the point?
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    05-25-2017 09:38 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Simple: A large flat high-definition screen which easily and securely allows a tempered glass screen protector.
    The S8 may be a notch better in a few different areas (camera,internal memory, screen resolution ) but if I can't protect my phone in the outside world what's the point?
    I agree with this. I tried three different tempered glass screen protectors for my S8+ and they were all worthless. They were worthless because they only had adhesive on the edges and they would fall off the screen. They also make the screen have terrible touch responsiveness. The only screen protector I have now that is worth anything is a film Yootech case from Amazon that cost $8.
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    05-25-2017 09:41 PM
  5. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I've gone back and forth a few times. Started G6, loved it but got intrigued by the S8+. Got that and returned the G6 and after a week I hated the S8+ mainly because it was very uncomfortable and I couldn't protect the screen at all since there were no good protectors. I returned the S8+ for another G6 because it's so comfortable to hold and use. Battery life is excellent, no lag, has a great camera system and the thing just works.

    Then Tuesday happened. I added an employee to our company T-Mobile plan and since his was a new line I grabbed the BOGO deal at T-Mobile and ended up with 2 S8's since that's what he wanted. So now I have both devices and to me the S8 is much more comfortable than the S8+ but still doesn't compare to the G6. I have some crazy new Whitestone tempered screen protector coming tomorrow that according to reviews is the perfect curved protector. Even with that though, the G6 will be my outdoor phone because it's so easy to keep protected and I really like the camera on it much more.

    The S8 and S8+ are good phones but LG hit the mark with the design of the G6. Battery for me is almost identical between the G6 and S8 but the S8+ averaged about 1 1/2 hours more SOT than the G6.
    anon(1733) likes this.
    05-25-2017 09:45 PM
  6. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I had the S8+. Ok.. Two of them. I hated the curved screen, the lag, and the fact that BOTH displays were pink. I gave up on Samsung.

    I'm loving the G6 though. No regrets.
    05-25-2017 10:11 PM
  7. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I had the S8+. Ok.. Two of them. I hated the curved screen, the lag, and the fact that BOTH displays were pink. I gave up on Samsung.

    I'm loving the G6 though. No regrets.
    This. Add to this flat screen and a build that's more convenient for daily use (FPS Location) and more substantial in feel. Feels smoother and I've yet to really feel lag like I did with the S8+. Also the camera gives me better pictures on the G6.
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    05-25-2017 11:47 PM
  8. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    The camera being better on the S8 is subjective.
    05-26-2017 12:24 AM
  9. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    I like the G6 so much better. Had a hard time with screen protectors with the s8 plus and was not impressed by the camera. Plus the screen was pinkish.
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    05-26-2017 02:11 AM
  10. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I'm not an S8 owner, but I've got the S7 and several Samsungs before it. I would buy the G6 before the S8 because I HATE those edge displays, much rather have a flat screen. The wide angle camera is a nice plus as well.
    05-26-2017 02:58 AM
  11. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    Exactly right.
    05-26-2017 02:03 PM
  12. Ian Bower's Avatar
    Had 6 months with a s7 edge and spent a good time looking at a s8...so so glad that I went with the G6..I had the G4 for ages before the s7 and it felt like coming home when I switched on the G6
    05-26-2017 03:15 PM
  13. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Just got the funniest call from the guy I added to our company plan. He doesn't like the S8 and asked if I would be upset if he sold it and bought a G6. What he didn't know was I had already boxed my S8 up and put it in the closet because I kept grabbing my G6. Both S8's are going back which kind of stinks because I was going to use T-Mobile digits in the S8 and leave it in my car for Android auto. Now I gotta find something else to use as a dedicated Android Auto phone.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    05-26-2017 08:43 PM
  14. Bob61's Avatar
    After having both phones in hand the G6 just feels better, a lot more solid. Noticed no measurable difference in performance or quality of pictures. At current pricing G6 is a steal.
    05-27-2017 09:36 AM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I went to Best Buy and I was really wanted to get a G6 for the $11.99/month pricing, but I couldn't add another line to my account.
    05-27-2017 11:08 AM
  16. Bryant Laney's Avatar
    I've got a S8+ and a G6 and I like them both about equally in different ways I wish the battery was bigger in the G6 I can't hardly make it through the day on a single charge
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    05-27-2017 01:01 PM
  17. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I've got a S8+ and a G6 and I like them both about equally in different ways I wish the battery was bigger in the G6 I can't hardly make it through the day on a single charge
    Even with the 3300 mAh battery? That's not good.
    05-27-2017 01:05 PM
  18. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I've got a S8+ and a G6 and I like them both about equally in different ways I wish the battery was bigger in the G6 I can't hardly make it through the day on a single charge
    Charging it because it's on zero or because it's below 35-40%? I can make it a whole day easy but I always throw on the charger when I get home because I'm paranoid.
    05-27-2017 01:15 PM
  19. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    A full day is easy.
    05-27-2017 01:55 PM
  20. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    A full day is easy.
    Even with heavy use?
    05-27-2017 03:39 PM
  21. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Even with heavy use?
    My usual work day I get home and have 60 percent left.. When I use it heavy, I get maybe 8-9 hours.. But it's very rare that it lasts that little. I would have to be using the camera A LOT. My normal usage is about 6 hours of SOT and 14 - 15 hours all together.
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    05-27-2017 04:55 PM
  22. Bryant Laney's Avatar
    No and I had to do a warranty exchange so I'll see if this one is any better.
    05-27-2017 08:24 PM
  23. Bryant Laney's Avatar
    I usually wait and charge when's it's under 10%.
    05-27-2017 08:25 PM
  24. selvinsosa's Avatar
    I have both phones and I really love the LG over the S8+. maybe is the size but I always come back to the LG. compact size and big screen is what makes my G6 special. I got 5-6 hour on both since i'm a heavy user. Netflix almost all night ( since I work at night ) music for about 3-4 hours. the screen size ( again ) is much better to watch netflix on the S8+. I do get a few force close app on my S8+ sometimes but still a great phone. maybe I will tried just the S8 and see if the G6 still my day to day phone.
    05-28-2017 01:07 PM
  25. MA2GA28's Avatar
    My usual work day I get home and have 60 percent left.. When I use it heavy, I get maybe 8-9 hours.. But it's very rare that it lasts that little. I would have to be using the camera A LOT. My normal usage is about 6 hours of SOT and 14 - 15 hours all together.
    Yes, but you did mention that you don't have the FB or FB messenger apps, which are known battery hogs. For most, those apps are some of the first downloaded and non-negotiable. I just recommend you preface that, as your battery stats will always be better than those who use FB's apps.
    05-28-2017 01:47 PM
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