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  1. JawjaBill's Avatar
    S8 Plus then back to the Note line when it is resuscitated.
    athenatp likes this.
    04-05-2017 06:45 PM
  2. anon(10206632)'s Avatar
    S8 Plus then back to the Note line when it is resuscitated.
    More than likely both......Ill keep my S8+ until the Note 8 comes out, then Ill Swappa it or re-wrap it for my wife as a new gift and get some brownie points....win, win either way
    You guys are killing me. Stop the madness. I'm trying to be rational and stick this out until Note 8 and comments like this is not helping me. Stop it!
    Wopback likes this.
    04-05-2017 06:59 PM
  3. badMojo69's Avatar
    It might have stereo speakers. I will miss that but I'll still have my Mate9 and IP7P if the itch gets too bad.
    04-05-2017 08:02 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Get both... That's what I'm doing. I love having the latest and greatest.
    Must have a tree of money growing in your backyard! $$$
    04-05-2017 10:09 PM
  5. Wopback's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Wopback<br />
    More than likely both......Ill keep my S8+ until the Note 8 comes out, then Ill Swappa it or re-wrap it for my wife as a new gift and get some brownie points....win, win either way
    <br />
    LOL sadly for me, my wife doesn't care about smartphones

    My wife is the same. I told her that her LG G3 is one of the top 3 smartphones out there and she believes me. So now I'll give her the "new" S8 when I get my note 8 and I won't feel guilty anymore....win, win
    04-05-2017 10:14 PM
  6. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I am trying to be money savvy this time around. The Galaxy S line was never my phone of choice. I was kind of forced into it by the Note7 debacle. I am not buying phones outright and will not put $130 down on the S8+, as much as I'd rather have the bigger size.
    For me, sticking it out with the S8 until the Note8 comes out is the cheapest option while having a new phone and still being able to get the Note8 when it comes out.
    There's lots of stuff we'd like to have in life. Figure out what your priorities are for yourself and go from there.
    After all, it is just a phone, not some huge long term investment.
    04-06-2017 06:52 AM
  7. daddyd302's Avatar
    1. Living with parents
    2. Being well off ($Rich$)

    .....I am neither.
    3. Be a T-Mobile Jump on Demand customer. :P
    dixkayp87 and athenatp like this.
    04-06-2017 11:31 AM
  8. Wopback's Avatar
    How does anyone afford to be able to switch phones so much?
    Here's what some people do, including myself. Unfortunately, it still costs. But usually not as much as retail. (VERIZON)

    When a new phones come out, I will sell my current phone which is usually the previous "latest and greatest" phone. Swappa is the website which I use and have used for many transactions. Typically on Swappa you can get great value for your phone. In fact right now, people are selling their S7 Edges for about 400$, up to 500$. Patience is the key when you do this.

    Right after my sale, I will then purchase the "newest" phone at retail price. So on average it will cost me about 300-350 out of pocket. Much better than the 700-900.

    When the Note 8 comes out, my S8+ will be on Swappa. Hopefully still in mint condition with an asking price of around 650-700. Like I said, not cheap, but not as much either.

    Hope this helps someone who likes the "latest and greatest" as I do......hahaha
    04-06-2017 11:44 AM
  9. EMGSM's Avatar
    If the S7 edge didn't give you the warm fuzzy, then you might want to wait for the Note to come out. The S8 has (arguably) minor upgrades over the S7 edge.
    04-06-2017 12:00 PM
  10. rushmore's Avatar
    If Note 8 is same display ratio as Note 7, Note 8 is the choice.
    04-07-2017 01:44 PM
  11. JoeInCT's Avatar
    I've decided I hate the narrow width and rounded display corners so much that I am going to wait for the Note 8 to come out. Plus they soaked me on a S7 when I was forced to return my Note 7, so I just can't get the S8+ then the Note 8.

    Just hope they make it wider. That might be a deal killer for me. I so miss my Note 7. It was perfection.
    04-08-2017 08:21 AM
  12. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    If Note 8 is same display ratio as Note 7, Note 8 is the choice.
    With the removal of these home button, I'm afraid those days are gone. Basically, having on screen navigation buttons adds the extra 7/10" to the display, making it the weird size. The S8 and S8+ for most purposes have more vertical real estate. Watching videos basically crops it back down to the original 5.1" and 5.5" size.
    If they just make it 6.4" and make the phone just a few mm wider to at least get down to a 18:9 ratio, that would help IMO. They could keep the same height while making the screen larger at the same time.
    04-08-2017 08:47 AM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    After using the 8+ for an hour at Best Buy, the curved corners bugged me more than the narrow display. Watching video, games, or browsing web with the cut off corners reminded me of old school CRT monitors in a bad way.

    Seriously, the curved corners did not grow on me or the other folks that tested who also had Notes. Our local BB has four on display.

    On a positive note the 835 chipset was great with emulators I tested. Huge improvement over the 820/821.
    04-08-2017 09:01 AM
  14. tcdude's Avatar
    With the removal of these home button, I'm afraid those days are gone. Basically, having on screen navigation buttons adds the extra 7/10" to the display, making it the weird size. The S8 and S8+ for most purposes have more vertical real estate. Watching videos basically crops it back down to the original 5.1" and 5.5" size.
    If they just make it 6.4" and make the phone just a few mm wider to at least get down to a 18:9 ratio, that would help IMO. They could keep the same height while making the screen larger at the same time.
    I agree that an 18:9 ratio would probably be better I don't think watching videos crops it down to a 5.1 and 5.5 if that is the case we have not gained anything
    04-08-2017 10:46 AM
  15. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I agree that an 18:9 ratio would probably be better I don't think watching videos crops it down to a 5.1 and 5.5 if that is the case we have not gained anything
    I'm sure it's pretty close. Someone will pull out a ruler when they get it and measure the screen on the YouTube videos.
    You have to look at overall screen real estate in all usage, not just watching videos.
    Whoever focuses only on this will not be happy with the cropping.
    04-08-2017 08:12 PM
  16. tcdude's Avatar
    I agree its just that most videos I watch are YouTube videos and are they not all 16:9? I would like to know how big the screen is with the S8 and S8+ with videos in that format

    And with the black bars I feel like I'm trading physical bezels for virtual bezels lol
    04-08-2017 08:22 PM
  17. milehigherik's Avatar
    I'd wait for the Note 99.
    EMGSM likes this.
    04-08-2017 09:41 PM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    I intend on getting both S8 and Note 8 when it comes out. I've owned all of both lines except the S3 and Note 2. I even owned the Note 8 (tablet), 10.1 and 12.2 pro.
    04-08-2017 10:33 PM
  19. emanka17's Avatar
    The Note 8
    04-08-2017 10:34 PM
  20. EMGSM's Avatar
    The Note 8
    Personally I think it will look similar but I don't think this is the Note 8. Who knows though it's still pretty early.
    04-09-2017 10:39 AM
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