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  1. js2ykl's Avatar
    One of the only advantage of the Pixel was Google Assistant.
    With it rolling out to all latest devices, what's left ?
    Hardware? It's hard to beat Samsung on this
    Software? Unless you're fond of Vanilla, Touchwiz has actually gotten better and LIGHTER.

    Plus, I don't trust Google for making a good looking and just because (a phone) is utilitarian does not mean it should be ugly...(IMO)
    03-27-2017 05:02 PM
  2. lgossin's Avatar
    Tough question, a lot will depend on how it actually feels when I can touch one
    03-27-2017 05:59 PM
  3. BCWARE's Avatar
    I am in this same internal debate. I have been really pleased with my 7 edge...Until recently when it has started to lag and freeze a bit.
    03-27-2017 07:43 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Did you actually use the S pen? In what situations?

    Cheers
    I used it always. The situations I used it the most was when I needed to write a quick reminder note, a quick note on something I needed at the store, or used it to jot down anything else that came to mind quickly.
    03-27-2017 08:13 PM
  5. Kayza's Avatar
    Galaxy S8 now, sell and switch to Pixel 2 later in the year.
    Given the typical resale value of a phone, that's not very useful for anyone who needs to think about budget at all.
    03-27-2017 11:29 PM
  6. EMGSM's Avatar
    Did you actually use the S pen? In what situations?

    Cheers
    I used the S-pen frequently. I a lot of journaling and use S Note as my platform. Entries include a mixture of photos/diagrams/sketches. I also used it for Samsung notes.
    03-27-2017 11:32 PM
  7. Chriiiiis's Avatar
    I think for me the Camera matters a lot, so whichever sensor performs better in low-lighting/day-to-day situations will be the winner for me.
    washuai likes this.
    03-28-2017 12:31 PM
  8. Marius1919's Avatar
    Pixel 2 all the way, even thou I skiped the first, sounds strange but usually tge first iteration of anything is to put it kindly full of promise, a promis that usually matyres in the later stuff...
    03-28-2017 01:19 PM
  9. Law2138's Avatar
    I am in this same internal debate. I have been really pleased with my 7 edge...Until recently when it has started to lag and freeze a bit.
    Let someone find out there is some type of conspiracy to impede performance on prior year devices just before launch of the successor. My S7 edge on ATT is updated to Nougat and it ran super smooth for a month. Now, it stutters on occasion and sometimes hangs between apps.

    Could it be possible that manufacturers have some type of "service" running that changes RAM management or does some background processes that aren't necessary?

    I don't want to be a conspiracy theorist when it comes to something like this, but it seems to heavily go in the favor of the carrier and manufacturer. Are major OS updates like this for any other Androids?

    I guess the idea is to "make" people consider upgrading early or at worst every 2 years. They want people to lease the devices, bring them back so they can be resold and jump into a new installment plan.

    As sexy as the S8 is. My gut is telling me to wait for the Pixel 2017. Google needs to get its supply figured out like yesterday though.
    03-28-2017 02:42 PM
  10. Anthony Bobo's Avatar
    I've been a Samsung guy since the S2. I've upgrade each year to the latest Galaxy and currently have the S7 edge.

    The S8 sounds like it's going to be an amazing phone based on the leaks thus far. Do I get it, or wait for the Pixel 2? It's the first time since the S2 I've thought about waiting.

    All over Android Central is "The Pixel is the Best Phone" available now. I don't believe much has been leaked about the Pixel 2, but I'd hate to get the S8 and then really want the next Pixel. Upgrading twice a year isn't financially feasible.

    Any input?
    The pixel is not as great as everyone says. in my opinion its an OK phone. The camera is amazing and its fast BUT there is NO NATIVE EMAIL CLIENT you have to use the gmail app for all your other accounts. Samsungs native email client is amazing and their is nothing in the play store at least in mu opinion that is as good. There is no badge notifications built in like the s7 so if you want to see you text message count or how many unread emails you have to launch the app it does not show you the number on the icon. I am not a fan at all and will be preordering the s8+ as soon as its available for preorder.
    03-28-2017 02:48 PM
  11. jlangner's Avatar
    The pixel is not as great as everyone says. in my opinion its an OK phone. The camera is amazing and its fast BUT there is NO NATIVE EMAIL CLIENT you have to use the gmail app for all your other accounts. Samsungs native email client is amazing and their is nothing in the play store at least in mu opinion that is as good. There is no badge notifications built in like the s7 so if you want to see you text message count or how many unread emails you have to launch the app it does not show you the number on the icon. I am not a fan at all and will be preordering the s8+ as soon as its available for preorder.
    Pixel is great as well.Who needs Native email client? Bluemail and Outlook are great. As far as badges just use Novalauncher and have all. First thing I did on my wife's S7 was install Nova and Bluemail. IMO so much better than Samsungs.
    03-28-2017 02:59 PM
  12. Convert2's Avatar
    To bezel or not to bezel, that is the question.
    03-28-2017 03:20 PM
  13. vidyanandiitr's Avatar
    Waiting might go on to newer and newer phone options. Better buy now being a Samsung Fan
    03-28-2017 03:38 PM
  14. dswartze's Avatar
    I've been a Samsung guy since the S2. I've upgrade each year to the latest Galaxy and currently have the S7 edge.

    The S8 sounds like it's going to be an amazing phone based on the leaks thus far. Do I get it, or wait for the Pixel 2? It's the first time since the S2 I've thought about waiting.

    All over Android Central is "The Pixel is the Best Phone" available now. I don't believe much has been leaked about the Pixel 2, but I'd hate to get the S8 and then really want the next Pixel. Upgrading twice a year isn't financially feasible.

    Any input?
    Or wait for the Note 8!!!! Which is what I'll be doing!
    03-28-2017 03:43 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Let someone find out there is some type of conspiracy to impede performance on prior year devices just before launch of the successor. My S7 edge on ATT is updated to Nougat and it ran super smooth for a month. Now, it stutters on occasion and sometimes hangs between apps.

    Could it be possible that manufacturers have some type of "service" running that changes RAM management or does some background processes that aren't necessary?

    I don't want to be a conspiracy theorist when it comes to something like this, but it seems to heavily go in the favor of the carrier and manufacturer. Are major OS updates like this for any other Androids?

    I guess the idea is to "make" people consider upgrading early or at worst every 2 years. They want people to lease the devices, bring them back so they can be resold and jump into a new installment plan.

    As sexy as the S8 is. My gut is telling me to wait for the Pixel 2017. Google needs to get its supply figured out like yesterday though.
    Doubtful. Someone on XDA would have found that out a long time ago if there was some mysterious "service" that did this.
    03-28-2017 03:49 PM
  16. meyerweb's Avatar
    This question, or a variation of it, gets asked year after year after year.

    Should you wait? There will always be a newer phone around the corner. When the S8 comes out, the Pixel 2 will be coming soon. When the Pixel 2 comes out, the S9 and G7 and Moto something and HTC whatever will be "coming soon." By the time those are available, we'll be talking about the Pixel 3. You will never have the "latest and greatest" for very long.

    Do you need a new phone now? Does the S8 meet your needs and wants? Then get it. Is your current phone doing just fine? Then maybe wait until you see what the Pixel offers. Is there anything the the S8 offers that will really make your life better? If not, then wait and see.
    03-28-2017 03:58 PM
  17. theninjew's Avatar
    I think I'm going to pre-order the S8+ and possibly upgrade to the Pixel 2 if they expand their exclusivity from Verizon to other US carriers.
    03-28-2017 04:23 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    I think I'm going to pre-order the S8+ and possibly upgrade to the Pixel 2 if they expand their exclusivity from Verizon to other US carriers.
    It already works on all the major carriers. What's the roadblock?
    03-28-2017 05:52 PM
  19. chefmorry's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for all of the feedback! Didn't think my original post would start such an extensive conversation on the matter, let alone make the AC front page.
    I'm going to go with the S8+. I don't want to wait around 6months for the Pixel 2. By then, the question will be Pixel 2 or S9. If the Pixel 2 intrigues me, my wife will take my S8 and I'll trade her S7 in for a Pixel 2.

    It already works on all the major carriers. What's the roadblock?
    And it is a roadblock. If it's available for sale through more carriers, we can pay for the phone monthly through the carrier and not have to shell out 1K at once.
    03-28-2017 07:37 PM
  20. Amele's Avatar
    I still prefer Samsung. even with lag. I assume the Pixel 2 will be better than the current XL I have. I got it after I turned in both my Note 7's and don't like it. Overhyped, overpriced. And with the third party apps I ended up getting to replace some of the things I missed from the Note, it isn't as fast as it would be if I didn't dislike vanilla android. Battery took a hit with 7.1.1 too. I have no doubt the next Pixel will be better, but I am not interested.Really waiting for the Note 8.
    03-28-2017 07:47 PM
  21. Joseph Guy1's Avatar
    Agree getting an new phone every time something new comes out is just stupid and an waste of money, for can buy the s8 and 2 months down an new and faster phone comes out and the all of the sudden your phone is crap, I see no reason to keep getting new phones unless your phone is slow
    03-28-2017 07:57 PM
  22. macikgoz65's Avatar
    I've been a Samsung guy since the S2. I've upgrade each year to the latest Galaxy and currently have the S7 edge.

    The S8 sounds like it's going to be an amazing phone based on the leaks thus far. Do I get it, or wait for the Pixel 2? It's the first time since the S2 I've thought about waiting.

    All over Android Central is "The Pixel is the Best Phone" available now. I don't believe much has been leaked about the Pixel 2, but I'd hate to get the S8 and then really want the next Pixel. Upgrading twice a year isn't financially feasible.

    Any input?
    I've been a Samsung Note person since Note was released. Tried Pixel due to N7 problems. No comparison. Samsung far superior device.
    03-28-2017 08:22 PM
  23. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    I expect Samsung to deliver the better phone again.
    03-28-2017 08:47 PM
  24. Nubwy's Avatar
    I actually have keyboard typing issue (some taps dun register) on both my Note 7 previously, quite worried S8 will have the same problem too
    I think battery life and overheating, coupled with terrible charge time is worse. I had an S7 and I went back to iOS. Samsung phones are garbage IMHO.
    03-28-2017 10:19 PM
  25. RyanS107's Avatar
    I need to see something really fantastic at today's launch event. I love my Samsung S5 and need badly to replace it. I have been happy with the Samsung phone in its durability but I don't know that that can justify the higher price tag and added annoyances. I like where Google is going with their software products and I'm not too keen on Samsung going down its own path in creating an assistant of its own. And for what I have read the higher price tag may be justifiable because of the better processor performance.
    03-29-2017 06:10 AM
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