04-01-2018 12:59 AM
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  1. Theot's Avatar
    So, I've got the itch to upgrade. The S9 looks fantastic. But I've had Samsung in the past and have my reservations with the software and the curved screen. That said, the SD845 has some nice improvements.

    I had to get a phone and got the G6 because it was on sale. It's been very solid, only a couple small gripes. I really am torn because the G6 is so solid but yet I am very tempted by the S9 as it seems like a solid upgrade and who knows what LG is going to do this year.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
    idon12no and Morty2264 like this.
    02-27-2018 10:32 PM
  2. idon12no's Avatar
    This is a tough one because there'll probably be something better for you down the road when LG's next flagship comes out, but the best incentives to get the S9 will probably only be available when the phone is released.

    I'm going to wait because, like you, I'm not a huge Samsung fan, and I'm tempted to "upgrade" to one of the upcoming "midrange" phones if I don't like LG's next big thing.
    Raybo7 likes this.
    02-28-2018 01:34 AM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    I had the G6 for a very short time - basically got it to be able to Jump into the Note 8 when it came out. I just didn't like that phone - a little on the small side, display wasn't as nice, didn't seem as fast, and it had trouble doing a few things that my S8+ and Note 8 breezed through (cannot remember exactly what it was, but it was related to file short cuts on the home page).

    Depending on what you prefer in a phone and what you expect from a phone, you may or may not have quite the same reaction as I did and probably others that came from the G6. I think either way about it though, you will be very, VERY pleased with the switch. The S8+ was fantastic before I got the Note 8 and I'm sure the S9 and 9+ will be great performers as well.
    Theot likes this.
    02-28-2018 05:36 AM
  4. bobdob's Avatar
    I just can't see paying the premium price for a 2018 flagship over the G6. There's just not enough improvement to justify that kind of cost to me.

    When I got my G6 I was actually shopping among the mid-range phones from smaller brands. They've been offering almost everything the flagships have (where it matters) for half the cost. This is probably what I'll be looking at when my G6 no longer does the job, although by then, the incremental changes in each year's flagship might be small enough that I'll be happy with a good deal on the previous model.
    idon12no likes this.
    02-28-2018 07:58 AM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    If you like the G6 a lot, get the V30
    Kirk Ealy and idon12no like this.
    02-28-2018 08:08 AM
  6. Theot's Avatar
    If you like the G6 a lot, get the V30
    It does the job fine. I don't hate it, I don't love it. To be fair, I can't remember the last phone I loved. I've always been wanting something different than I have because I've been forced to settle, which is what happened with the G6. I had to get a phone and the V30 had been announced but it still wasn't out and I couldn't wait.

    That all said, it does everything I need it to, I don't need to upgrade. I just want to. I may have issues lol.
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    02-28-2018 08:22 AM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    That all said, it does everything I need it to, I don't need to upgrade. I just want to. I may have issues lol.
    I totally understand, it hits pretty close to home
    02-28-2018 08:32 AM
  8. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I just can't see paying the premium price for a 2018 flagship over the G6. There's just not enough improvement to justify that kind of cost to me.
    Agreed, though there are some good trade-in incentives from both Samsung and T-Mobile...even if one is trading in the G6.
    02-28-2018 09:56 AM
  9. Theot's Avatar
    Agreed, though there are some good trade-in incentives from both Samsung and T-Mobile...even if one is trading in the G6.
    Well, that's the thing. If I can use my jump, pay the same money monthly and get the S9 with a two generation newer chipset, better camera, better connectivity (600 mhz), better battery life, etc, is there a downside?
    02-28-2018 10:32 AM
  10. devaa's Avatar
    How much money do you people have ? Like from what i read here its like most of you change 2-3 phones in 1 year. Thats actually sad. I mean what are you slaves of technology and marketing ? G6 is great phone and i dont see why wouldnt i keep it for next two years or more.
    idon12no likes this.
    02-28-2018 02:30 PM
  11. Theot's Avatar
    How much money do you people have ? Like from what i read here its like most of you change 2-3 phones in 1 year. Thats actually sad. I mean what are you slaves of technology and marketing ? G6 is great phone and i dont see why wouldnt i keep it for next two years or more.
    Lol, with Jump I can do it annually and keep my payment the same.
    02-28-2018 03:04 PM
  12. X1tymez's Avatar
    How much money do you people have ? Like from what i read here its like most of you change 2-3 phones in 1 year. Thats actually sad. I mean what are you slaves of technology and marketing ? G6 is great phone and i dont see why wouldnt i keep it for next two years or more.
    Depend on regional. U.S have finance to lease or monthly payment. I know other country you need buy out right .
    02-28-2018 03:09 PM
  13. devaa's Avatar
    I dont know but its like how much money do you people have, here in my country cost of iPhone X is 1600$+ for example.
    02-28-2018 03:11 PM
  14. Theot's Avatar
    I dont know but its like how much money do you people have, here in my country cost of iPhone X is 1600$+ for example.
    That's crazy, I would never pay that. But on my carrier is can basically walk in, give them my G6, walk out with the S9 and keep the same payment. Do the same thing next year.
    tadpoles likes this.
    02-28-2018 03:27 PM
  15. devaa's Avatar
    Thats cool, my G6 is gonna cost in 2 yrs at my carrier at about 1200€ :S
    02-28-2018 03:29 PM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    I dont know but its like how much money do you people have, here in my country cost of iPhone X is 1600$+ for example.
    L..M..A..O.. and that is NOT meant towards you. That price is crazy - but pricing in other countries will be different I'm sure. I can see why you are puzzled seeing people buying phones left and right. I'm in the states and am with TMobile on their Jump On Demand plan. I can change phones a few times a year. When I got my Note 8 at launch, I didn't even have a down payment (a special they were running). The S9+ through TMobile in the US is showing a $199 (or close to that) down payment but they said they may run specials on it.
    02-28-2018 07:13 PM
  17. devaa's Avatar
    I cant post text, as it is marked as spam because of price put.


    S9 at my T-com

    price
    03-01-2018 04:38 AM
  18. bobdob's Avatar
    Lol, with Jump I can do it annually and keep my payment the same.
    Well, you're still spending the full price of a flagship phone every 2 years or so, I think that is the point. If you're going to replace the G6 either now or a year from now either way, I say go for it, enjoy the latest and greatest as often as you can - even if there's not really much of a "real" improvement, it's good to have new hardware and a new warranty.

    I'm coming from a more frugal place myself though where the cost/benefit ratio does play into things :-)
    03-01-2018 09:08 AM
  19. Theot's Avatar
    Well, you're still spending the full price of a flagship phone every 2 years or so, I think that is the point. If you're going to replace the G6 either now or a year from now either way, I say go for it, enjoy the latest and greatest as often as you can - even if there's not really much of a "real" improvement, it's good to have new hardware and a new warranty.

    I'm coming from a more frugal place myself though where the cost/benefit ratio does play into things :-)
    Well that's the thing, I've always upgraded at least every two so I've never not had a phone payment or a new contract back in the old days and I've never really been able to be on the bleeding edge and I kind of want to lol.
    03-01-2018 09:38 AM
  20. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm generally on a two-year cycle. I think it's just a holdover from when the carriers used to tie you down on a two-year plan with a subsidized phone. That's about the minimum amount of time a truly good device will be good for, give or take several months. This last year was a bit odd for me, though. I had the LePro 3 for a couple months...then my wife spilled her drink and it got fried. I ended up just going to T-Mo and getting the G6 for $500 in June. I'll probably hold onto it for another year or so.
    03-01-2018 01:12 PM
  21. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    I have a G5, and am hoping that AT&T drops the price of the G6, now that the S9 has been released. I like trying to find the year old flagships at a great price.
    03-02-2018 09:34 AM
  22. Coraya's Avatar
    I honestly don't understand the obsession with processors. my G6 is super snappy and the battery is great even with all the pointless apps I have left to delete.

    Sounds like you want to upgrade for the sake of upgrading.nothing wrong with that, but it's wasting money. G6 has become the best phone I've ever had
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    03-03-2018 07:39 AM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm a little biased because I personally love the G6; but if you are enjoying the phone and only have a few minor gripes about it (non-dealbreakers); then I would recommend staying with it, especially since you stated you aren't a fan of Samsung's curved screen and its skin. Even with 845, it will still be a Samsung with a Samsung interior. However, you can always play around with it in the stores when it's available and see if you would enjoy it! Let us know what you decide!
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    03-03-2018 12:52 PM
  24. Theot's Avatar
    I honestly don't understand the obsession with processors. my G6 is super snappy and the battery is great even with all the pointless apps I have left to delete.

    Sounds like you want to upgrade for the sake of upgrading.nothing wrong with that, but it's wasting money. G6 has become the best phone I've ever had
    So there's more to newer processors than just speed. The SD 845 should be noticeably better on battery life due to being 10nm and octa core versus the 821's 14nm and quad core. The modem in the 845 is faster and the camera improvements should be big. My G6 is plenty fast, and it's built like a tank but the camera isn't always great and it does have some other quarks.

    So it's not just upgrading to upgrade, battery life, general performance, connectivity and camera capabilities should be noticeably better. But the G6 is no slouch, it does the job and curved screens make me really nervous because no case protects them.

    So no, it's not absolutely necessary. I'd be just fine with the G6. It's just not the phone I wanted to get initially and had to settle for because it was the best available for the price.
    03-03-2018 03:53 PM
  25. Theot's Avatar
    I'm a little biased because I personally love the G6; but if you are enjoying the phone and only have a few minor gripes about it (non-dealbreakers); then I would recommend staying with it, especially since you stated you aren't a fan of Samsung's curved screen and its skin. Even with 845, it will still be a Samsung with a Samsung interior. However, you can always play around with it in the stores when it's available and see if you would enjoy it! Let us know what you decide!
    That's the plan, there's a lot I love about it and I think that's why I hesitate to get rid of it. I'm not going to pre-order the S9, I'm going to wait till it's in store and I can get my hands on on it because like you said it will still have Samsung's software, though I'm not sure there's a huge difference between it and LG's.

    Though one of my biggest frustrations with the G6 is happening now as I type this. It wants to swipe as I type with my thumbs. It takes me twice as long to compose a message as it should sometimes because I have to back up and delete or correct and it's getting more frequent. Never had another phone do this. Really frustrates me.
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    03-03-2018 03:59 PM
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