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  1. EMGSM's Avatar
    Not me. I caved in and pre-ordered.
    04-04-2017 06:42 PM
  2. anon(10206632)'s Avatar
    Not me. I caved in and pre-ordered.
    I'm almost there. Went to Best Buy again today. Here is a comparison of S7 Edge and S8 Plus. I don't think I'll be able to take this pain any longer.

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    04-04-2017 07:05 PM
  3. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm almost there. Went to Best Buy again today. Here is a comparison of S7 Edge and S8 Plus. I don't think I'll be able to take this pain any longer.
    I feel your pain. I went to best buy today as well.
    04-04-2017 08:50 PM
  4. optimummind's Avatar
    Almost preordered the phone but stopped myself. If I'm gonna be buying the phone at full price, I want an USA unlocked model in coral blue.
    04-04-2017 10:48 PM
  5. lammy8's Avatar
    Don't see the point, it's got the same camera on the rear, worse battery capacity and life to drive the bigger screen and has nothing on it that makes me really want it. Always wait for the odd numbered release as they so far have offered the most new features. This is just a refreshed S7 with a slightly better screen, a voice assistant and a better selfie camera.
    04-04-2017 10:56 PM
  6. ClintRo's Avatar
    I don't think I would call this a refresh S7. Maybe you could make that case for the S7E but not S7 to S8. Totally different screen quality and design, larger screen size, newer camera module (just because it is still the same megapixel doesn't make it the same), newer processor that supports faster data on supported networks, retina burning technology, double the RAM in the base model, 32 bit audio vs 24, bluetooth 5.0, USB C , front facing camera upgrade. About the only thing they left out was the under screen finger print scanner.

    I am all with it not being enough of a upgrade for some people to want to upgrade but refresh is an understatement IMO. All of these releases now days are incremental, very rarely do you see a huge upgrade or redesign anymore.

    04-05-2017 07:10 AM
  7. popkurn611's Avatar
    I'm almost there. Went to Best Buy again today. Here is a comparison of S7 Edge and S8 Plus. I don't think I'll be able to take this pain any longer.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bbf68a6d1d.jpg
    You don't by any chance have a comparison to the non plus s8 against your S7 edge?
    04-05-2017 08:46 AM
  8. anon(10206632)'s Avatar
    You don't by any chance have a comparison to the non plus s8 against your S7 edge?
    I don't but when holding both the S8 looks and feels smaller than S7 Edge. It's crazy. Definitely a bit less wide but believe almost same height.
    04-05-2017 06:23 PM
  9. thoots's Avatar
    I really don't like the whole "edge" concept, but I want a bigger Samsung phone. I appear to be absolutely, completely screwed in that regard -- Samsung's top phones are going to have that dang edge, period. So, let's talk about that: Is there supposed to be something "different" about the edges of the S8+ versus the S7 Edge?

    I've gone to Best Buy a couple of times -- the S8's screen appears to have ZERO extra screen compared to the S7 Edge -- with the navigation buttons taking up some of the screen at the bottom, the actual, usable screen is no "taller" with the S8. And, of course, the S8's screen width is LESS than the S7 Edge's. Pass.

    The S8+ screen does have a bit of extra tallness, but no extra width -- in fact, I'd bet it's a hair less wide. I carry my phone in my left front pants pocket when I'm not wearing a coat, and I can sit down with the S7 Edge in my pocket. With the taller S8+, I would bet that I probably couldn't sit down with the thing in my pocket.

    So, what is it, $850 for the S8+? For what, an extra quarter of an inch of screen height? Maybe two lines in an e-mail message? So far, my thinking is that I'll keep my money in my pocket. Yeah, maybe stuff like Bluetooth 5 would be worth having, but I expect in my actual usage, I wouldn't notice one bit of difference whatsoever.

    I'll give big bucks right now for a wider phone with a flat screen. With essentially all of the features of the S7 Edge -- wireless charging, AMOLED screen, no stupid screen-stealers like the V20's "second panel," and so on. Looks like I could go back to the Note 5 and do without my 256GB MicroSD card, or --- nothing. Might as well just keep my S7 Edge and keep on hating that dang edge.
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    04-05-2017 07:46 PM
  10. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I really don't like the whole "edge" concept, but I want a bigger Samsung phone. I appear to be absolutely, completely screwed in that regard -- Samsung's top phones are going to have that dang edge, period. So, let's talk about that: Is there supposed to be something "different" about the edges of the S8+ versus the S7 Edge?

    I've gone to Best Buy a couple of times -- the S8's screen appears to have ZERO extra screen compared to the S7 Edge -- with the navigation buttons taking up some of the screen at the bottom, the actual, usable screen is no "taller" with the S8. And, of course, the S8's screen width is LESS than the S7 Edge's. Pass.

    The S8+ screen does have a bit of extra tallness, but no extra width -- in fact, I'd bet it's a hair less wide. I carry my phone in my left front pants pocket when I'm not wearing a coat, and I can sit down with the S7 Edge in my pocket. With the taller S8+, I would bet that I probably couldn't sit down with the thing in my pocket.

    So, what is it, $850 for the S8+? For what, an extra quarter of an inch of screen height? Maybe two lines in an e-mail message? So far, my thinking is that I'll keep my money in my pocket. Yeah, maybe stuff like Bluetooth 5 would be worth having, but I expect in my actual usage, I wouldn't notice one bit of difference whatsoever.

    I'll give big bucks right now for a wider phone with a flat screen. With essentially all of the features of the S7 Edge -- wireless charging, AMOLED screen, no stupid screen-stealers like the V20's "second panel," and so on. Looks like I could go back to the Note 5 and do without my 256GB MicroSD card, or --- nothing. Might as well just keep my S7 Edge and keep on hating that dang edge.
    When I played with the s8 + the edges were like the note 7 edges and not as pronounced as the s7 edges.
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    04-05-2017 08:13 PM
  11. thoots's Avatar
    When I played with the s8 + the edges were like the note 7 edges and not as pronounced as the s7 edges.
    That's kind of what I think I've read -- there's something different about them. I'm not familiar with the Note 7 -- never picked one up and looked at it before they were off the market -- so is it just something like the screen doesn't go all the way down to "halfway between the top and the bottom of the phone" like the S7 Edge? Thanks for your thoughts!
    04-05-2017 10:14 PM
  12. sweetypie31's Avatar
    That's kind of what I think I've read -- there's something different about them. I'm not familiar with the Note 7 -- never picked one up and looked at it before they were off the market -- so is it just something like the screen doesn't go all the way down to "halfway between the top and the bottom of the phone" like the S7 Edge? Thanks for your thoughts!
    The note 7 edges weren't as curved as the s 7 edge is. I'm probably describing it all wrong. Lol
    04-05-2017 10:29 PM
  13. the_munc_e's Avatar
    Don't see the point, it's got the same camera on the rear, worse battery capacity and life to drive the bigger screen and has nothing on it that makes me really want it. Always wait for the odd numbered release as they so far have offered the most new features. This is just a refreshed S7 with a slightly better screen, a voice assistant and a better selfie camera.
    You could make that comparison with the s6 and s7.

    The s8 is a new design. Next year, probably get roughly the same design, with some note 8 features and probably slightly bigger battery.

    The rear camera is also not the same. And going 5-8mp on the front camera is pretty big deal.

    If you haven't seen one in person, then you really won't understand the draw to it.

    It's something you have to hold bc it throws your senses off, being so small with so much screen.
    04-06-2017 04:06 AM
  14. ClintRo's Avatar
    Yea, if you don't want to buy it... don't go see it. LOL

    I made the mistake. haha
    04-06-2017 08:57 AM
  15. EMGSM's Avatar
    You don't by any chance have a comparison to the non plus s8 against your S7 edge?
    here you go

    Who has been able to resist S8/S8 Plus so far?-untitled-picture.png
    04-06-2017 11:33 AM
  16. ab304945's Avatar
    I have no problems waiting for the note8
    04-06-2017 12:10 PM
  17. aokusman's Avatar
    Almost preordered the phone but stopped myself. If I'm gonna be buying the phone at full price, I want an USA unlocked model in coral blue.
    I'm like you but can't wait for the unlock model as I leave the country for 3 months on may 4th. I ordered the unlocked Verizon model with $100 package.
    04-06-2017 12:13 PM
  18. aokusman's Avatar
    I have the 7 and comparing it to the 8 I have to say the curved screen makes it look better. If the s8 was flat I would not even upgrade.
    04-06-2017 12:15 PM
  19. mountainman's Avatar
    S7 edge is fine for me. Maybe if you had S5 or even S6. But the Note 8.... that may be the one for me!
    04-06-2017 03:26 PM
  20. Ramer84015's Avatar
    I've had the S3, S5, S7e. I tend to stay away from even numbered Galaxy's.
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    04-06-2017 06:11 PM
  21. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I've had the S3, S5, S7e. I tend to stay away from even numbered Galaxy's.
    I just buy them all lol.
    04-06-2017 06:52 PM
  22. thoots's Avatar
    here you go

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    Excellent picture. Note how the S8 screen -- not counting the navigation buttons that are now at the bottom of the screen -- is virtually exactly as tall as the S7 Edge screen. Yes, the S8 is a smaller phone, and the screen is very notably not as wide as the S7 Edge screen. The S8+ does show some extra tallness, probably no extra width -- but is that wee bit of tallness worth the price, and the much bigger phone in your pocket? Obviously, for me, it's all about the screen -- but of course there are other differences. Finally, note the five icons on the S8 phones, but only four icons across on the S7 Edge -- in reality, you can get five icons on the bottom "home" row with the four-across grid, but you can also get a five-across grid, if you want it. So, don't get hung up on the smaller, denser icon look of the S8 screens.
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    04-06-2017 09:58 PM
  23. EMGSM's Avatar
    S7 edge is fine for me. Maybe if you had S5 or even S6. But the Note 8.... that may be the one for me!
    I have high hopes for the Note 8. If everything goes well, I plan on making that my daily driver for the next 2-3 years.
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    04-06-2017 11:18 PM
  24. thoots's Avatar
    Went to my local Best Buy store, and to the Samsung area. Started talking to the guy there about the S8+, and he pulled one out of a drawer, where it had been charging. So, I really got to play with it. First things first, I popped it into my left front pants pocket and sat down in a chair nearby -- I was able to sit down without any problem. So, I could probably live with it in that regard. We also looked at a bunch of other things, which generally met my satisfaction.

    Then we started talking about promotions, and he showed me one that seemed to be "Get the VR thing, then you can get a set of Bluetooth earbuds and a 256GB MicroSD card for $99." Hmmmm. He grabbed one of the Best Buy higher-ups, and they talked about engineering everything -- the promotions expire April 20, whereas the phone is supposed to be available on April 21. So, this is all in "pre-order" territory. We talked about buying the S8+ outright, which I was expecting to do since I definitely haven't paid off my S7 Edge on AT&T's Next plan yet -- but that wouldn't trigger any of the promotions -- you've got to sign up for service to get them. So, it was "pay off the S7 Edge, then plug the S8+ into my AT&T plan. They talked about trading my S7 Edge in, which I figured was some kind of ridiculous thing like "for a $50 gift card," but they were talking about something like $300 - $350 for my S7 Edge. So, I might think about that, though I always just hang onto my phones as "backups" if I ever have any problems with my new phone.

    Bottom line, looks like I'll go in next week when things are quiet, and sit down with them to come up with a plan to move forward.

    Oh, and one other thing: The S8 phones on display tend to use a smaller zoom and a smaller font than I've been using on my S7 Edge -- frankly, I don't think I've ever messed with them. I mentioned this kind of thing up above -- comprehend how you can set your S7 Edge up very similarly to the smaller text and such that they tend to have the S8 phones on display set up with. You might make some changes to your S7 Edge that might help you avoid some S8 lust.
    04-07-2017 10:02 PM
  25. Cobravision's Avatar
    I've gotten so used to the S7 Edge battery that I can't take the step back to the S8. I have zero battery anxiety with the edge - not only does it last a long time, its standby is the best I've ever had, and even if it's down to 10%, I know I can make it 2 hours easy and then it charges so quickly I don't even bug out about it. I've literally never gone down to zero with the edge, and I don't feel compelled to go out of my way to bump charge it all the time. So the S8+ is my only option, and it really seems too big for one handed use. I think there's a more than 50% chance I'll be hanging on to the edge for another year. I've never had the same phone for more than a year. None of the other non-Samsung phones interest me at all. I think the edge is nicer than the G6 and I'll probably wait to see if the Pixel 2 blows me away.

    It would be painful to lose Samsung Pay - I absolutely love Samsung Pay.
    04-08-2017 12:18 PM
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