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  1. Jona005's Avatar
    No. I had an iPhone 7 plus, and while it was a good experience, iOS just isn't for me. Going back to Android I immediately remembered how much I love the ability to customize. I'm sure the iPhone 8 will be beautiful, but I'll pass.
    08-25-2017 06:05 AM
  2. aokusman1's Avatar
    The iPhone 8 will never be like the note 8. It's guaranteed not to have a pen and external storage.
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    08-25-2017 06:14 AM
  3. justin1578's Avatar
    Uhh, no.
    08-25-2017 07:48 AM
  4. Carrie Greicar's Avatar
    Nope. There's just too many things I miss when I leave android. I don't like the way Iphone attaches pictures to emails, I don't like that there isn't a notification light, I don't like that you can't customize icons and the screen. And I feel like their set up is boring. I like having an app drawer and don't like having every app I have on the home screens with folders and such. That's not to say that Iphone doesn't have some neat features like their messaging app is pretty cool, and I like their pictures that move. But overall I just prefer Android.
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    08-25-2017 07:54 AM
  5. magichoward's Avatar
    I keep hearing this same rhetoric about the iPhone being boring but what about the Note 8 is exciting?!

    I mean it’s basically what the S8+ should have been. Samsung is comparing the cameras of the Note 8 to the 7 Plus, a phone that has been out for 11 months and is on the brink of being refreshed so it’s pointless. No 3x zoom like the rumor mill was stating, so again Samsung just catching up not being the leader. Blah blah I know the response already well “The Note 8 has dual OIS camera modules” but we’ll see what tricks Apple has up their sleeve in a couple weeks.

    They keep pushing Bixby, another useless and annoying feature along with Dex another pointless add-on.

    So why is it ok for the Apple bashing but “Oh my the almighty Note 8 and Samsung must not be questioned on anything! It is perfect!”

    The iPhone Edition and 7S variants will sell better on its first weekend of preorders than this thing will.

    Also when will the Note 8 get Oreo? Samsung didn’t even mention that in the keynote. That could have been a good bone to throw out there.
    I kinda agree. Not to mention much longer support and updates and back up software and now longer battery life.. I still remember when I could trash my iPhone friends.. Bigger screen, removable battery, infra red they were the days... Now we just have the SD cards.... And if it's true that next year iPhone will have a pen that would be a game changed
    bhatech likes this.
    08-25-2017 08:08 AM
  6. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I can see why some who were interested in the Galaxy S8/S8+ might've been wanting to wait to see what the new iPhone would be, but not the Note. The Note is in it's own category and the iPhone has nothing that would convince me to ditch the Note line. The only reason I'd wait for the iPhone unveiling is to see if Samsung added any other color options or incentives to get the Note 8.
    08-25-2017 08:53 AM
  7. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    No. I'll get the Note 8, and if it disappoints, the iPhone 8 will be unveiled within the 14 day return period of the Note 8. If the FPS location is better on the iPhone 8 and it is finally updated in all the ways that it's rumored to be updated (wireless charging, curved displays, FPS sensor under glass, 3D facial scanning), then I'll definitely get it and return the Note 8.

    Basically I'll be renting the Note 8 for $35 in the 14 day return period. I'll keep it if I like it.
    08-25-2017 08:56 AM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I keep hearing this same rhetoric about the iPhone being boring but what about the Note 8 is exciting?!

    I mean it’s basically what the S8+ should have been. Samsung is comparing the cameras of the Note 8 to the 7 Plus, a phone that has been out for 11 months and is on the brink of being refreshed so it’s pointless. No 3x zoom like the rumor mill was stating, so again Samsung just catching up not being the leader. Blah blah I know the response already well “The Note 8 has dual OIS camera modules” but we’ll see what tricks Apple has up their sleeve in a couple weeks.

    They keep pushing Bixby, another useless and annoying feature along with Dex another pointless add-on.

    So why is it ok for the Apple bashing but “Oh my the almighty Note 8 and Samsung must not be questioned on anything! It is perfect!”

    The iPhone Edition and 7S variants will sell better on its first weekend of preorders than this thing will.

    Also when will the Note 8 get Oreo? Samsung didn’t even mention that in the keynote. That could have been a good bone to throw out there.
    I agree with this. The fingerprint sensor on the Note 8 sucks, especially on such a tall device. Truth be told, this is the first Note device I'm not very excited about. I've already preordered it, but I'm not thrilled about it.
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    08-25-2017 08:59 AM
  9. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I keep hearing this same rhetoric about the iPhone being boring but what about the Note 8 is exciting?!

    I mean it’s basically what the S8+ should have been. Samsung is comparing the cameras of the Note 8 to the 7 Plus, a phone that has been out for 11 months and is on the brink of being refreshed so it’s pointless. No 3x zoom like the rumor mill was stating, so again Samsung just catching up not being the leader. Blah blah I know the response already well “The Note 8 has dual OIS camera modules” but we’ll see what tricks Apple has up their sleeve in a couple weeks.

    They keep pushing Bixby, another useless and annoying feature along with Dex another pointless add-on.

    So why is it ok for the Apple bashing but “Oh my the almighty Note 8 and Samsung must not be questioned on anything! It is perfect!”

    The iPhone Edition and 7S variants will sell better on its first weekend of preorders than this thing will.

    Also when will the Note 8 get Oreo? Samsung didn’t even mention that in the keynote. That could have been a good bone to throw out there.
    Oh man. Let's jump right in, shall we? The S pen is always extremely exciting to me because it offers functionality and software features that no one else can even come close to. It's sleek, rounded design with beautiful screen and in hand feel. Samsung cameras have been dominant for years, Iris scanning is exciting and a cool feature, the new dual cameras is a first for a Samsung flagship and it's exciting to see how it performs in real world use. 6 GB of Ram will sure be exciting as well, to see how it holds up and to see how the phone manages it.

    The Note isn't what the S8 should have been, because that would make the S8 the Note due to the S pen and then it would defeat the purpose of two different lines. The reason Samsung is comparing the Note 8 to the iPhone 7 plus, is because that is the newest iPhone on the market. They can't compare it to a device that has yet to be unveiled and released. You understand that, right? I'm sure it'll handle it's business well against the iPhone 8 also, don't you worry.

    You're right, Bixby is stupid. But everyone here agrees with you on that, so it's a moot point.

    No one cares how well devices sell (except the manufacturers). Android fans have long since conceded that Apple fans will buy the iPhone no matter what it does (or doesn't) have, so having the largest number of simpletons who will buy everything and anything, isn't all that much of an indicator of how good the phone is.

    The Note 8 will probably get Oreo in about 19 months when we're all excited about Android Q.

    Word of advice: If you are going to get frustrated by people who love and are excited about the newest addition to the Note line, you may want to not read the Note 8 forums at the moment. It'll just be upsetting to you.
    08-25-2017 09:00 AM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Oh man. Let's jump right in, shall we? The S pen is always extremely exciting to me because it offers functionality and software features that no one else can even come close to. It's sleek, rounded design with beautiful screen and in hand feel. Samsung cameras have been dominant for years, Iris scanning is exciting and a cool feature, the new dual cameras is a first for a Samsung flagship and it's exciting to see how it performs in real world use. 6 GB of Ram will sure be exciting as well, to see how it holds up and to see how the phone manages it.

    The Note isn't what the S8 should have been, because that would make the S8 the Note due to the S pen and then it would defeat the purpose of two different lines. The reason Samsung is comparing the Note 8 to the iPhone 7 plus, is because that is the newest iPhone on the market. They can't compare it to a device that has yet to be unveiled and released. You understand that, right? I'm sure it'll handle it's business well against the iPhone 8 also, don't you worry.

    You're right, Bixby is stupid. But everyone here agrees with you on that, so it's a moot point.

    No one cares how well devices sell (except the manufacturers). Android fans have long since conceded that Apple fans will buy the iPhone no matter what it does (or doesn't) have, so having the largest number of simpletons who will buy everything and anything, isn't all that much of an indicator of how good the phone is.

    The Note 8 will probably get Oreo in about 19 months when we're all excited about Android Q.

    Word of advice: If you are going to get frustrated by people who love and are excited about the newest addition to the Note line, you may want to not read the Note 8 forums at the moment. It'll just be upsetting to you.
    He's not the only one that's not thrilled about the Note 8. I preordered one, but I'm not very thrilled about it. Sure, it'll be better than my S8, but I was way more excited for the Note 7 last year.

    And Apple isn't for just "simpletons". Apple's software does a lot things better than Android's software. But Android also does a lot things better than iOS. It's not black vs white. I was happy with my iPhone 7 Plus, just like I was happy with my Note 7 and S8.
    Ca_lvn and Sh3ngLong like this.
    08-25-2017 09:13 AM
  11. Dark Pixels ll's Avatar
    We go through this every year. People are allowed to find Apple boring, just as they're allowed to criticize Samsung. It always kills me when Apple people start showing up on a Samsung thread to defend them like that's going to mean something here... It's not.

    Celebrate choice and go by the phone you like. Guess what? No matter what you buy, someone is going to find it boring and flawed.
    08-25-2017 09:22 AM
  12. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    He's not the only one that's not thrilled about the Note 8. I preordered one, but I'm not very thrilled about it. Sure, it'll be better than my S8, but I was way more excited for the Note 7 last year.

    And Apple isn't for just "simpletons". Apple's software does a lot things better than Android's software. But Android also does a lot things better than iOS. It's not black vs white. I was happy with my iPhone 7 Plus, just like I was happy with my Note 7 and S8.
    Oh come on, man. Where in my post did I say Apple was just for "simpletons"? I get so tired of people who see what they want to see in a post and then ruin the discussion because they misunderstood completely. I said that Apple has THE LARGEST NUMBER OF SIMPLETONS. I know Samsung has plenty of "lemmings" as well, but they don't hold a candle to Apple and their fanbase that will buy everything and anything. Please try to actually see what I said as opposed to what you hoped I said so you could then attack it.

    And of course you won't be thrilled about upgrading from a S8 to the Note 8. That isn't much of an upgrade at all. That's not Samsung's fault that you want to upgrade in such a short time frame.
    08-25-2017 09:26 AM
  13. EMGSM's Avatar
    I had the IPhone 7plus as a backup phone for probably 2 days lol. Returned it.
    That's exactly what mt 7 plus is for...backup
    08-25-2017 09:34 AM
  14. Dark Pixels ll's Avatar
    So calling an entire user base simpletons is somehow better?
    I don't think he did that. Read it again.
    08-25-2017 09:48 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    This feels like it's escalating quickly... everyone ok?
    LegalAmerican and SilasOne like this.
    08-25-2017 09:48 AM
  16. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I am waiting to see what the next iPhone is like. The reason? Because it would be silly to ignore it. I want whatever device is going to work best for me and fit in my life the best. That might be the iPhone. It might be the Note 8. It might be neither and I stick with my S8+.

    Or I end up with 2 Pixel 2's. Or a V30.

    Fanboys dismiss devices made by other OEM's offhand. I'm not a fanboy.
    08-25-2017 09:58 AM
  17. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Pretty much what gpatrick said. I left when the Note 5 came out due to battery and sd card, and figured it was as good of time as any to try the iphone again, which is what I had prior to the Note 1. Came back for the Note 7, and decided after both recalls to just stick it out with apple another year with the 7 plus. It has felt like an eternity, and after the initial oh, this is different and new wore off, I became bored. Maybe going to IOS will give you a little longer of the oh factor, but it won't for long. From what I've read, much of what apple is introducing is their version of features already in the android world. I'm sure some is going to be their own innovations but much of that iphone 8, android fans have used before. Just not in the apple ecosystem. Also like gpatrick, my wife regularly pre-orders the largest of new iphones every year, so I'm sure I'll get to try out the 8. I have missed the note since my 4, and can't wait to get out of the ios world!

    Edited: for wording.
    You're in the same boat as me, well similar, at least. I picked up the 6s Plus when it was new back in 2015 after being primarily on Android for a long time. At that point in time, I didn't want the GIGANTIC Nexus 6 and I wasn't happy with no SD card on the Note 5, so figured it was a good time to try out iOS again. It was fantastic for a little while. It was smooth, battery life was good, and I had good support from Apple. But as it got updated, little bugs became noticeable. And then the boring-ness of iOS set in. Not to mention the fact that I still feel like iOS is incredibly unintuitive. Notifications are TERRIBLE. I can't set default apps. I can't set icons where I want them. I can't set a separate alarm volume from my system volume. Just dumb little things that make no sense. And now my battery doesn't last a day and my phone glitches and stutters and lags as bad as a gingerbread Android phone. I'm over iOS at this point. If I could have actually acquired a Pixel when it came out or if the Note 7 wouldn't have been recalled, I would have been off iOS last year. But as it stood, nothing grabbed me until now. Between the Note 8 and the next Pixel iteration (if I can get one), my time on iOS is over.
    08-25-2017 10:35 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Cleaned up some posts. Let's get back to the topic at hand versus fighting over something that wasn't the topic to begin with.

    Remember P.U.P.P.A.H - https://forums.androidcentral.com/vo...uidelines.html

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    08-25-2017 11:17 AM
  19. jamezr's Avatar
    Nope....not waiting at all. I plan to get the Note 8 and the iPhone 8 or 7s Plus depending on how it goes and the Pixel 2 XL.....
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    08-25-2017 11:21 AM
  20. Dark Pixels ll's Avatar
    The iPhone 8 will never be like the note 8. It's guaranteed not to have a pen and external storage.
    This is really the bottom line for me. It's also not running Android which is also not in its favor. But I'm still curious about the iPhone 8.
    08-25-2017 11:24 AM
  21. jayp1306's Avatar
    Nope. There's just too many things I miss when I leave android. I don't like the way Iphone attaches pictures to emails, I don't like that there isn't a notification light, I don't like that you can't customize icons and the screen. And I feel like their set up is boring. I like having an app drawer and don't like having every app I have on the home screens with folders and such. That's not to say that Iphone doesn't have some neat features like their messaging app is pretty cool, and I like their pictures that move. But overall I just prefer Android.
    Is there a notification light on the Note 8? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere. But I self admittedly skim a lot lol
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    08-25-2017 11:27 AM
  22. Centerman66's Avatar
    No. Nope. Heck No.
    Hells to the no.
    08-25-2017 12:00 PM
  23. Carrie Greicar's Avatar
    It would be weird for them to exclude it since every other Samsung phone has had an LED light. But, I guess I am not positive on that...
    08-25-2017 12:25 PM
  24. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I sure hope so mine was blinking blue and orange a few minutes ago with notifications, really enjoy just glancing and knowing what's up
    08-25-2017 12:32 PM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    Look at this thing. It's awesome. Plenty will go for the Note 8, particularly those Note users that had gone through the Note 7 debacle.
    08-25-2017 12:38 PM
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