1. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Your opinion, smartphone afficianados, would you consider upgrading to the newer Galaxy S8+? On one hand, they both run Nougat, but the S8 has a different & faster processor. Any comments; I'm thinking about it?
    07-20-2017 07:19 PM
  2. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    If I were you I'd wait for the new Note personally. You'll notice a significant difference from the Note 5 to the S8+. But you're only a month away from the new Note. And if rumors are correct it will be even faster than the S8+. I own the S8+ and it's a really fantastic phone but I'm going to the Note when it comes out.
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    07-20-2017 08:37 PM
  3. tube517's Avatar
    If you are a Note fan, wait until that Note 8 is released. Not much longer to wait.

    I have the S8+ and it's a fantastic phone.

    All depends on you wanting that stylus or not and other Note features.
    07-20-2017 09:48 PM
  4. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Yeah, I never really use my stylus.
    07-21-2017 11:38 AM
  5. debdroid1a's Avatar
    If you don't use the spen, then the S8 or S8+ might work. If your Note 5 is working, wait for a sale.

    If you rarely use the spen, but do use it, wait to see what the Note 8 has to offer.

    I'm waiting on the Note 8.
    yarnsrj likes this.
    07-21-2017 11:45 AM
  6. owensch1's Avatar
    I believe at this point I'm going to enjoy the extra money in my pocket after my note 5 is finally paid off next month and then wait for the note 9. Hopefully there will be a note 9.
    07-21-2017 06:06 PM
  7. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Yeah, I never really use my stylus.
    Then get the S8 plus you'll not be sorry!
    tube517 likes this.
    07-21-2017 06:43 PM
  8. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    No argument regarding waiting for the Note 8. But the S8 is a great phone whereas, in my opinion, the Note 5 was the weakest device in the Note line. And I've owned them all excepting the first.
    07-21-2017 10:33 PM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    I have the s8+ and the Note 5 lol. Yes the 8+ is quicker but I still really enjoy the Note 5. I'm going to trade one of them in likely for the Note 8 after it's released and I've had time to check it out, seeing the true in person specs, comparing to my two phones.

    The Note 5 is great still-has kept right up with me for work and etc
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    07-22-2017 05:49 AM
  10. yarnsrj's Avatar
    If you don't use the spen, then the S8 or S8+ might work. If your Note 5 is working, wait for a sale.

    If you rarely use the spen, but do use it, wait to see what the Note 8 has to offer.

    I'm waiting on the Note 8.
    I have a Note 5. Love having the availability of the pen for those times when I need to take a quick note, or draw something, or when I'm scrolling thru my audio books, etc.
    I don't use it everyday, but it's there when I need it. So, I'll wait for the Note 8.
    07-22-2017 07:46 AM
  11. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Thanks all for your replies. Took the plunge and have the S8+ on order. Will sell my note 5; wife will keep hers.
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    07-22-2017 10:30 AM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    If I were you I'd wait for the new Note personally. You'll notice a significant difference from the Note 5 to the S8+. But you're only a month away from the new Note. And if rumors are correct it will be even faster than the S8+. I own the S8+ and it's a really fantastic phone but I'm going to the Note when it comes out.
    Faster? Doesn't have the exact same processor? I believe they both have the 835. Smaller battery and same processor, I am staying with s8+. Battery life will be better than the note.
    07-22-2017 01:43 PM
  13. con5150's Avatar
    I went for the deal of $150 off and $150 for trading in my Note 5. I had thought I would wait for the Note 8 but the prices been thrown out there are crazy , got the S8+ for $548( taxes included in that). I am extremely happy with the S8+. I did use the stylus a lot but "smart select " is great and using notes works great too. this truly is a beautiful device. will I covet the Note 8? sure I will but I've made my choice and I'm happy
    08-01-2017 09:03 PM
  14. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    Wishing I had stayed with my Note 5 or a bit longer, S8+ is great but I love my Note 5.
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    08-07-2017 04:13 PM
  15. srgonu's Avatar
    Wishing I had stayed with my Note 5 or a bit longer, S8+ is great but I love my Note 5.
    Why do you say that? Am asking, as I am on fence to consider the deal.
    08-08-2017 10:20 AM
  16. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Wow, my battery life with the Note 5 would go down to 95-96% when I would just get to work. Now, with the S8, after I get to work, I can check email, etc., for an hour or more and the battery will still be at 98-99%.
    08-12-2017 07:03 PM

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