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  1. donm527's Avatar
    03-29-2017 05:29 PM
  2. Cobravision's Avatar
    I have to say I'm so invested in Samsung Pay that I might just stick with the S8 just for that. I use it all the time, practically everywhere. The fact that the S8 is smaller in the hand than the S7 Edge makes it really attractive - I can use the 7e with one hand for the most part, but the S8 would be superior in that regard. A shame the camera is mostly the same.
    03-29-2017 05:40 PM
  3. Blues Fan's Avatar
    SO now the phone has been unveiled, what looks like the better buy now?
    03-29-2017 08:44 PM
  4. Coraya's Avatar
    The move to curved screens is selling phones!
    Not everyone is a fan of the curved screens. My wife liked it at first but after a few weeks she couldn't wait to go back to a flat screen. It's a very gimmicky design that serves no useful purpose. And not to mention, the screen is easier to break because of the curve that a case can't protect.
    03-30-2017 05:14 AM
  5. Coraya's Avatar
    I really like both both phones, the G6 has the dual camera, a bigger battery, fingerprint sensor in the middle of the phone and not much bloat wear.
    The S8 has the SD835 and a slimmer body, the SD835 is a big win.
    I would have easily gone for the G6 but the S8 has the SD835 which seems to be the much better and more efficient processor but I want to see how they are both priced before i go either way.
    $100 more for a phone with a processor that will load up your app .02 seconds faster seems hardly worth it. I know it could help battery life but by how much really. For me to pay $100 more for a processor, it needs to give me $100 worth of more performance.

    The S8 looks great, I just really want to feel both it and the G6 in the hand before I make a decision. There's no good deal on the wrong product.
    03-30-2017 05:18 AM
  6. jhonnieblue's Avatar
    I honestly think that it's going to come down to actually holding both phones and using them to see what I like more. The s8 design is lovely but the g6 has an allure to it as well.
    It's left to,be seen how much more efficient that processor really will be.
    Just like how apple downgraded the battery in the new Macbook Pro, real world battery saving isn't seen unless the machine is under stress.
    I'm feeling the s8 may suffer the same effect due to that large display
    03-30-2017 10:08 AM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    Samsung Pay doesn't work with all banks, as I discovered. So, how useful it is depends on your bank.
    That's the only downfall with Samsung pay, but I do see them adding new banks often. I switched my bank partially because of Samsung Pay lol
    03-30-2017 10:16 AM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    This is a very difficult choice to make! I've never owned a Samsung device (I've owned an LG one), but the S8 looks SWEET; and the G6 also looks amazing. I can see both devices going head to head this time, and I think LG will give Samsung a run for its money - it'll be a closer race than in previous iterations; at least, in my opinion.

    My advice would be to try them both out in the store and see how they feel in the hand. Initial impressions and how they operate will hopefully show you which phone you'd rather commit to for the duration of your contract.
    03-30-2017 11:07 AM
  9. race4life's Avatar
    Just went by my local Verizon and they have G6, S8 and S8+ all on display. Holding all of them, I think I am leaning towards the G6, just not into the Samsung's screens. I was surprise how little the S8+ felt in the hand.
    03-30-2017 01:13 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    It has an always on display though to show notifications. The V20 also doesn't have a light. From what I hear the G6 AOD is better than the Note 7/ S& Android 7.0 AOD
    Worst part of my v20 is lack of. led notifications. Miss the feature constantly. AOD isn't really always on and is impossible to see across a room. That's what makes led notifications so great.
    03-30-2017 04:43 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    The move to curved screens is selling phones!
    There is no evidence to show that. There is no question they would sell more s8 if some were cheaper flat screen.

    Curved screens offer no advantage other than a show offy thing. If you want a show offy thing buy an iPhone. Nobody is impressed by any Android phone.
    03-30-2017 04:44 PM
  12. Blues Fan's Avatar
    There is no evidence to show that. There is no question they would sell more s8 if some were cheaper flat screen.

    Curved screens offer no advantage other than a show offy thing. If you want a show offy thing buy an iPhone. Nobody is impressed by any Android phone.
    I agree. I don't want that stupid edge gimmick but it's slammed down our throats. Personally I'd rather have the IR blaster than the edge screen.

    Also the G6 is a nice device, but for 200 more I decided to get the S8 Plus. Getting the G6 is like getting the standard sized S8 almost. A bit too small for me. Plus with the S8 it won't go out of style as fast and I'll probably skip the Note series this year and maybe get the Tab s3 later in the year when the price drops and I can get the spen fix that way.
    recDNA and zipro like this.
    03-30-2017 05:10 PM
  13. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    There is no evidence to show that. There is no question they would sell more s8 if some were cheaper flat screen.

    Curved screens offer no advantage other than a show offy thing. If you want a show offy thing buy an iPhone. Nobody is impressed by any Android phone.
    The best evidence sits right in front of you. 2 new "curved" flagships. You really think Samsung would make this move if it meant selling LESS phones?
    03-30-2017 05:17 PM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Not everyone is a fan of the curved screens. My wife liked it at first but after a few weeks she couldn't wait to go back to a flat screen. It's a very gimmicky design that serves no useful purpose. And not to mention, the screen is easier to break because of the curve that a case can't protect.
    No not everyone likes them, but until people stop plopping down cash for them, they will continue making them.

    You've got people in this very thread complaining about edge screens, right as they are pre ordering another edge device! lol
    03-30-2017 05:20 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    The best evidence sits right in front of you. 2 new "curved" flagships. You really think Samsung would make this move if it meant selling LESS phones?
    Samsung has been known to make mistakes. Boom.
    03-30-2017 05:34 PM
  16. donm527's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see if they sell more S8s then S7s.

    The 7 Edge is a beautiful phone no question. But I think it outsold the smaller S7 because people are tired of the smaller screen size and wanted the larger screen and surprised Samsung. solid phone and great battery.

    But Samsung has a 'look' that's totally their own and different from Apple so they are going to run with it.

    The second reason it sold well... honestly... if you want a flagship android phone and you're only means to pay is through carrier monthly payments then what choices did you have for 2016? And I think Apple coming out with a warmed over iPhone 6 refresh helped them too.

    The best evidence sits right in front of you. 2 new "curved" flagships. You really think Samsung would make this move if it meant selling LESS phones?
    03-30-2017 05:35 PM
  17. jlost's Avatar
    I really like both both phones, the G6 has the dual camera, a bigger battery, fingerprint sensor in the middle of the phone and not much bloat wear.
    The S8 has the SD835 and a slimmer body, the SD835 is a big win.
    I would have easily gone for the G6 but the S8 has the SD835 which seems to be the much better and more efficient processor but I want to see how they are both priced before i go either way.
    How do you know that the sd835 is way better?
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    03-30-2017 05:46 PM
  18. chyeo1979's Avatar
    There is no evidence to show that. There is no question they would sell more s8 if some were cheaper flat screen.

    Curved screens offer no advantage other than a show offy thing. If you want a show offy thing buy an iPhone. Nobody is impressed by any Android phone.
    Note 7 probably made Samsung go for the all curve edge direction. It was agreed by most people to be the best looking phone for Samsung ever (previously) and it could not be achieved with a flat screen. And to fight iPhone, you simply cannot based on purely phone features.
    03-30-2017 06:21 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Apple going curved too
    03-30-2017 06:22 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Apple going curved too
    Really? I didn't know that! I guess "curved edges" seems to be the growing trend these days...
    03-30-2017 06:24 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    yup. they still suck. just like when all the tvs added 3d.
    zipro likes this.
    03-30-2017 06:25 PM
  22. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Samsung has been known to make mistakes. Boom.
    Samsung has also now made edge screens 3 years in a row. That's not a mistake, that's a sell trend, no matter how you slice it.
    03-30-2017 06:45 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    Don't you realize you can look even more cool if the rest of us can buy a dull flat screen?
    03-30-2017 06:47 PM
  24. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Don't you realize you can look even more cool if the rest of us can buy a dull flat screen?
    No. You look MORE cool when you convince those people to purchase an Edge device.
    03-30-2017 06:54 PM
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