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  1. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Oh yeah this happens with every phone sadly...I think iOS may have just ruined me for Android though as TBH despite being mostly an Android user, got my first one in 2009 and the 7 was my first iPhone, I have found that I don't seem to care for most of the advantages of Android.

    All that being said I do really love the Note 8. The screen is absolutely amazing, performance is top notch, the S-Pen is way more useful that I thought it would be, Samsung Pay is of course brilliant, etc... Sometimes I just have trouble deciding on which trade offs are more important to me .
    You named all these goods about Note 8, yet you said you dun care about the advantages of Android.

    The answer is obvious.
    09-19-2017 11:08 PM
  2. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    See I've used iPhones in the past and while they are great and all I am obsessed with customizing my phone and making it the way I want it. Thats why I love android.

    As far as the note 8, this phone is my favorite Android of 2017. It is the one phone keeping me from my pixel... Even the s8+ couldn't do that.

    Maybe it is the addition of the spen... I don't know.

    Looking at the leaks of the pixel 2 xl makes my decision to get the note 8 even better.

    I think I'm about to get a job at Verizon so I may decide to have 2 phones (one for customers and one for personal) and maybe that one will be the iphone x... I haven't decided yet.

    Either way... I have had awesome battery life on this thing and little background battery drain... How android should be.

    My pixel is getting the same way without root but it is taking software updates to get there.
    09-20-2017 12:22 AM
  3. aldo82's Avatar
    interesting thread. I used to be an iPhone fan but have been on various android phones since the galaxy S3. currently using an s7 edge I was certain I would never go back to the iPhone. nearly got the s8 plus and then keep almost buying the note 8 but something is making me look at the iPhone. and it's not the X, it's the 8 plus.

    every time I see my s7 edge lag or the battery life fall quickly it just makes me wonder about iOS again. I have read that the s8 and note 8 are much better in software terms now but thats what they said about the s7 edge too and it has still degraded badly over time despite flashing new firmware. maybe I would be bored with iOS after all this time on android I don't know but there is something about the seemless hardware/software approach of the iPhone that does appeal right now
    09-20-2017 03:06 AM
  4. Merkitten's Avatar
    I stressed a little bit about battery, even though minesbeen pretty good actually... til i thought about it: i have a charger at home in my bedroom AND living room, one in my car, ; one at work. the time i spens away from one is afewhours at best, if im going out. So.. it just doesnt matter. itsnot like im going camping or going on field ops where i literally have no access to a chargerfor days. Also, there are some great portable chargers nowadays. i have a big (8000mah i think) one, and then i have a little lipstick sized 2200mah one i keep inmy purse for emergencies.

    my opinion-if theres other reasons you dont like the phone, return it, but if its just about the juice-dont sweat it.
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    09-20-2017 04:34 AM
  5. o4liberty's Avatar
    I don't believe the new apple devices will wow everyone like the note 8 has. Apple needs to allow more personalization before they even have a chance to compete with Samsung. Most people stick with Apple for I message I use my iPad pro when I need to use I message.
    09-20-2017 05:40 AM
  6. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I don't believe the new apple devices will wow everyone like the note 8 has. Apple needs to allow more personalization before they even have a chance to compete with Samsung. Most people stick with Apple for I message I use my iPad pro when I need to use I message.
    That will always continue to be the issue... (personalization)... I posted elsewhere yesterday that I've spent almost every day since receiving this Note, having to fix something, tweak something, force something, inquire about something, etc just to get it to work. It's never anything major, but still a PITA regardless. I'm pretty sure a lot less personalization would lead to a lot more stability and many more developers working on apps like they do on iOS.
    jjinal and Inders99 like this.
    09-20-2017 06:02 AM
  7. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I just got my (first) Note 8 in the mail yesterday and it's been nothing short of amazing. I've been a Samsung girl for 4 years now. The first and only iPhone I had was the 5 and, in my opinion, was the crappiest smartphone in terms of battery life - it NEVER lasted me a day. I would be on 5% by the end of the work day for doing the same on say the S5 I got right after the iPhone 5 and that lasted longer than the iPhone. Once I moved to Samsung, it has been nothing but good for me in terms of battery and feel. I highly prefer Android over IOS. I have Apple phones, but I love their laptops and iPads. They make those better, but for me, they've been nothing but disappointing in their phones, especially the X. But to each their own! That's why there are different manufacturing companies to make phones that suit our needs. Go with what best fits you
    Zolti and Gray Area like this.
    09-20-2017 06:21 AM
  8. jjinal's Avatar
    That will always continue to be the issue... (personalization)... I posted elsewhere yesterday that I've spent almost every day since receiving this Note, having to fix something, tweak something, force something, inquire about something, etc just to get it to work. It's never anything major, but still a PITA regardless. I'm pretty sure a lot less personalization would lead to a lot more stability and many more developers working on apps like they do on iOS.
    This exactly. Every time I quit Android this is why. Say what you want about is, it's easier to use, easier to set up, easier to maintain and much more stable than any Android. Of course I'm typing this on a Sony XA1 Ultra so what do I know...
    09-20-2017 06:22 AM
  9. aldo82's Avatar
    yeah the customisation on android can be great but it is also a frustration for me. to buy the note I can imagine spending ages customising it, removing bloatware, trying to optimise battery life etc maybe even installing different firmware to get VoLTE. in a way that's fine if you like tinkering but I think I'm bored with it. I think that's why I'm thinking about the iPhone. maybe it's boring but perhaps boring might be good for a change!
    TechnologyTwitt likes this.
    09-20-2017 06:30 AM
  10. tekki's Avatar
    i have been an iPhone user since the 4, then5, then6plus. I got the 8plus and I absolutely love it, I keep all the bells and whistles on, so my phone drains a bit fast but so did my iPhones. I got the s3 frontier and I like the watch too, however in will say the apple eco system between between the watch and phone is a bit better, I don't receive calls and texts on my watch all the time even though I have the LTE version. If I'm in the house the watch doesn't pick up cell service, even though I've never had cell signal problems with any phone inside my house, so then I use Bluetooth inside, but I have to leave the phone in a central location so my phone and watch can connect, which I never had to do with apple. Samsung needs to do a better job on wifi sharing between the watch and phone, I do have remote connection enabled but that hasn't helped.
    anyway I really love the s8plus and the s3 frontier, just wish they worked better together. I don't foresee me going back to apple, unless they wow me with somethhing
    09-20-2017 06:41 AM
  11. GrooveRite's Avatar
    My mother has the LG G5 and it's battery is very good after being unplugged. The other night I witnessed it staying at 100% after being unplugged for close to an hour before dropping to 99%.
    Just so you know...its called 'Standby Time' and LG is well known to have good standyby time with their devices.
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    09-20-2017 12:01 PM
  12. TechNut79's Avatar
    Just so you know...its called 'Standby Time' and LG is well known to have good standyby time with their devices.
    Good to know!
    09-20-2017 12:08 PM
  13. texn884's Avatar
    i love my flip phone and bag phone still
    09-20-2017 12:30 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Everyone has different views on it .
    Riiiiiiight. Pretty sure that was what I was doing, having a view. Thanks for confirming that for me.
    09-20-2017 04:38 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Riiiiiiight. Pretty sure that was what I was doing, having a view. Thanks for confirming that for me.
    Yep you were. See you get it just like I get it ^_^
    09-20-2017 04:57 PM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    Wait. You think that's a plus? They stalk you like a jilted psychopath and you like it? I smack that nasty stuff on the nose with a rolled up newspaper every chance I get. You do understand you're being used and all for their benefit, do you not?
    Wait, aren't you a fan of Windows? Microsoft's policies and practices on data collection, usage and sharing are far worse. That doesn't excuse anything that Google does, but some perspective can be useful.
    experiment 626 likes this.
    09-20-2017 05:15 PM
  17. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    That will always continue to be the issue... (personalization)... I posted elsewhere yesterday that I've spent almost every day since receiving this Note, having to fix something, tweak something, force something, inquire about something, etc just to get it to work. It's never anything major, but still a PITA regardless. I'm pretty sure a lot less personalization would lead to a lot more stability and many more developers working on apps like they do on iOS.
    But you don't HAVE to do all those things, it's still a choice.

    You can just as easily pull a Note 8 out of the box, load several rows of apps, and just begin using it, and you still have the added option of the Pen.
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    09-20-2017 05:38 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    But you don't HAVE to do all those things, it's still a choice.

    You can just as easily pull a Note 8 out of the box, load several rows of apps, and just begin using it, and you still have the added option of the Pen.
    I agree. Customization can be a pain but definitely something you don't have to do. If anything you can just setup your apps on your home screen and run with it .
    Gray Area and smooches680 like this.
    09-20-2017 05:55 PM
  19. Mtro's Avatar
    Samsung battery life has always been utter garbage. In 5 months you will be charging the N8 three times a day like I did with my S6 and S7. I had to jump ship from them because of it. They do make excellent devices, I just wish they could rectify the battery problem.
    09-20-2017 08:22 PM
  20. Torm558's Avatar
    The biggest thing that steered me to android was when Apple got stupid and took away the headphone jack. I use mine everyday on my 6s plus. The more I explore android, the more I like, but I also look at the multiple fixes I've had to do on my wife's note 5 that I've never had to do on my 6s plus. It's a constant debate but I'm definitely more pro android these days.
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    09-20-2017 08:39 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    The biggest thing that steered me to android was when Apple got stupid and took away the headphone jack. I use mine everyday on my 6s plus. The more I explore android, the more I like, but I also look at the multiple fixes I've had to do on my wife's note 5 that I've never had to do on my 6s plus. It's a constant debate but I'm definitely more pro android these days.
    Does Apple not include a headphone adapter with their devices?
    09-20-2017 08:45 PM
  22. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    Does Apple not include a headphone adapter with their devices?
    My use case, is head phone jack to car aux in for driving directions. With the iPhone you can not do this and charge the phone at the same time.
    09-20-2017 09:21 PM
  23. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    LG and Apple, you can have all their phones, respectfully.
    Samsung, Imo and experiences just does it better. The LG V30 finally had me rubbernecking. Then they removed the battey changing aspect.

    Proving that you'll adapt to using a phone to fit your everyday needs. Buy what you like and enjoy, I mean you are the one paying.
    This note 8, I can't put it down, my daughter returned her HTC U11 for the note 8 and my father-in-law snapped up a Note 8 coming from a LG G6.
    Buy what you want, you only live once and then
    you live forever.
    You want an IPhone, rock on.
    You want a LG, rock on.
    You want a Samsung, enjoy!!!
    smooches680 likes this.
    09-20-2017 10:45 PM
  24. climb's Avatar
    JMHO - you will always find something to dislike or be discontent about, with every phone, if you look for it. There's nothing wrong with switching back to the iPhone if that's where you're more comfortable and content.

    That's what's so beautiful about all the technology available to us - there's something for everyone! My something may not be your something, and that's ok!

    Only you can answer what's the best choice for you, your wants and your needs in a phone.

    Good luck with whatever you decide!
    This is a beautiful response......
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    09-20-2017 11:17 PM
  25. climb's Avatar
    Never did understand the mishegas about batteries. I took my phone off the charger @ 530 this morning. It is 12:13, and I am down to 75% after constant use.
    I think that's pretty good...but even if it wasn't, I travel with battery back ups. It's not as if I have to feed it my blood to recharge it.
    It's not as if I have to feed it my blood to charge it......

    A most observant and relevant comment on battery life complaints by any and all smartphone users!!!
    09-20-2017 11:23 PM
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