02-15-2018 02:53 PM
141 ... 23456
tools
  1. donm527's Avatar
    05-09-2017 09:47 PM
  2. erasat's Avatar
    People like me that have used both, S8 and S8+ in same conditions know that a battery test result that shows the S8 superior to the S8+ Is simply wrong, there's simply no way for that, and if I remember correctly PhoneArena was the only one showing suck a thing, so I'd simply ignore that battery test at all, not because shows the iPhone 7 plus with better results but simply because of the above.
    05-09-2017 10:28 PM
  3. swarlos's Avatar
    The oney case people can make for the iPhone is iMessage, FaceTime and the Apple ecosystem. Google have an alternative for all three and they aren't even good reasons to begin with.
    Yeah and those alternatives suck. Why do you think that Google made Allo and Duo to compete with iMessage and FaceTime?! They both suck! Nothing comes close to touching the Apple Ecosystem, let me know of something on Android that lets you seamlessly copy something from your phone then paste to your laptop or start an email on your tablet then finish it on your phone or have all your conversations synced between devices or answer a phone call on your laptop.

    All you Fandroids say we can only make a case using those three arguments but you guys still only have the same argument as well.

    If it was so lame why do Samsung and Google try so hard to replicate it but fail miserably?
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    05-10-2017 01:24 AM
  4. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Yeah and those alternatives suck. Why do you think that Google made Allo and Duo to compete with iMessage and FaceTime?! They both suck! Nothing comes close to touching the Apple Ecosystem, let me know of something on Android that lets you seamlessly copy something from your phone then paste to your laptop or start an email on your tablet then finish it on your phone or have all your conversations synced between devices or answer a phone call on your laptop.

    All you Fandroids say we can only make a case using those three arguments but you guys still only have the same argument as well.

    If it was so lame why do Samsung and Google try so hard to replicate it but fail miserably?
    Err, you are aware that the cortana app can do that kinda stuff between android and windows 10? Probably not I would imagine lol.

    Whilst you sit throwing stones at others from your superior tech tower you best be aware it's crumbling...apple have lost their innovation, I think the iPhone 8 from the renders and leaks still looks dates in comparison to the s8. But let's go to the real logic fail you have displayed. You speak of the easy of copy and paste from a MacBook to an iPad etc, yeah how much have you had to pay for copy and paste lol? 1k for a MacBook and extra for the dongles? And you have a go at others whilst being conned into buying crippled hardware so you can copy and paste? Mental! I could replace my whole ecosystem of tech for what you paid for one laptop, likely twice over and it can do the same stuff.

    Anyway, back on topic, clearly the threat of the s8 makes some rather sensitive.... I have ordered an s8 orchid grey, my only irritation is that it's out of stock so I have to wait! If I had ordered black I would have had it a few days ago. Looking forward to it. Things I'm looking forward to most is the display, the always on display, a led notification! (Hey I'm moving from iPhone!) the storage, edge shortcuts.
    DMP89145 and kevinpleasants like this.
    05-10-2017 05:31 AM
  5. sangs's Avatar
    Yeah and those alternatives suck. Why do you think that Google made Allo and Duo to compete with iMessage and FaceTime?! They both suck! Nothing comes close to touching the Apple Ecosystem, let me know of something on Android that lets you seamlessly copy something from your phone then paste to your laptop or start an email on your tablet then finish it on your phone or have all your conversations synced between devices or answer a phone call on your laptop.

    All you Fandroids say we can only make a case using those three arguments but you guys still only have the same argument as well.

    If it was so lame why do Samsung and Google try so hard to replicate it but fail miserably?
    No need to get nasty swarlos. It's been a pretty civil discussion so far. Yes, I agree with you about Allo and Duo, they aren't remotely comparable to iMessage. As for the battery tests that everybody enjoys citing, they couldn't be more useless. Because to date, I've yet to run into anybody that uses their phone in a lab-controlled manner, where all the variables are constant. Click-bait, designed with stupid tests and meaningless results.
    05-10-2017 06:31 AM
  6. erasat's Avatar
    Yeah and those alternatives suck. Why do you think that Google made Allo and Duo to compete with iMessage and FaceTime?! They both suck! Nothing comes close to touching the Apple Ecosystem, let me know of something on Android that lets you seamlessly copy something from your phone then paste to your laptop or start an email on your tablet then finish it on your phone or have all your conversations synced between devices or answer a phone call on your laptop.

    All you Fandroids say we can only make a case using those three arguments but you guys still only have the same argument as well.

    If it was so lame why do Samsung and Google try so hard to replicate it but fail miserably?
    Well, I'm going to ignore the Fandroid comment...

    My whole family (Wife and Daughters) have iPhone, so I try them basically every year, the iPhone 7 Plus I sold last month was used the longest I've had an iPhone, 3 months, so I can tell you that for me, I NEVER got in a situation where I needed to copy something on the phone and then go to my laptop to paste it, so even with the iPhone I didn't need it, BUT, with Samsung's SideSync I can do that and a lot more.

    About emails, using just Gmail for them, I can begin creating an email on my phone, then I can open Gmail on my laptop and go to draft and finish it and sending it from there.

    About syncing conversations, again, I don't use iMessage or SMS at all, I just hate it, my only use of iMessage is to play some games with my daughters. Like I mentioned before, there is no way I'll let an app or feature to dictate what phone I'll use, if I like ALL the phone but it doesn't have a feature that is exclusive to another platform I simply look for an alternative, in this case, even when I use an iPhone ALL my conversations go through WhatsApp, that as of Jan. 2017 was used by 1.2 billions of users. So, with WhatsApp Web, I can keep using WhatsApp just as if I was on the phone.

    About how to answer a phone call on my laptop, just look for my answer above, Samsung SydeSync, it does that and tons of other cool things.

    Not to argue, your opinion is your opinion, you just asked for something on Android that does the above and I just answered them.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-10-2017 07:00 AM
  7. Frankwhitess24's Avatar
    Like the others I had an iPhone from 4-6s. Just got a galaxy 8+ about a week ago. The only things I miss are imessage, because the rest of the family is on it. And the emojis. I hate the Samsung emojis, but that's not a big deal.

    I am having a hard time learning to type again, I was super fast and smooth on the iPhone but it's like a whole different world typing on this thing. I'm trying SwiftKey, hoping it learns how I type to help, but I'm still struggling.
    05-10-2017 09:26 AM
  8. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I'm coming from the iPhone 7 plus. Used Gboard on that and having the same awesome experience on this. Only thing I miss with the 7 plus is the battery. I have the regular 8 and while it does get good battery life for me and seems to be getting better since I've only had it since Sunday. My 7 plus battery was leaps and bounds better.
    zipro likes this.
    05-10-2017 10:44 AM
  9. Tim-Stevens's Avatar
    Like the others I had an iPhone from 4-6s. Just got a galaxy 8+ about a week ago. The only things I miss are imessage, because the rest of the family is on it. And the emojis. I hate the Samsung emojis, but that's not a big deal.

    I am having a hard time learning to type again, I was super fast and smooth on the iPhone but it's like a whole different world typing on this thing. I'm trying SwiftKey, hoping it learns how I type to help, but I'm still struggling.
    SWIPE...typing is soooooo 2016 :-)
    05-10-2017 11:04 AM
  10. alpha752's Avatar
    SWIPE...typing is soooooo 2016 :-)
    I switched to Gboard and it is going much better. It's nice being able to switch back and forth from swiping to typing.
    05-10-2017 11:05 AM
  11. OldSock's Avatar
    Yeah and those alternatives suck. Why do you think that Google made Allo and Duo to compete with iMessage and FaceTime?! They both suck! Nothing comes close to touching the Apple Ecosystem, let me know of something on Android that lets you seamlessly copy something from your phone then paste to your laptop or start an email on your tablet then finish it on your phone or have all your conversations synced between devices or answer a phone call on your laptop.

    All you Fandroids say we can only make a case using those three arguments but you guys still only have the same argument as well.

    If it was so lame why do Samsung and Google try so hard to replicate it but fail miserably?
    Umm, Pushbullet can do that stuff.
    05-10-2017 12:28 PM
  12. VW Maverick's Avatar
    05-10-2017 12:31 PM
  13. bassjo's Avatar
    My issue wasn't syncing my junk from the iPhone, it was finding apps that actually did what the iPhone apps did and not be clunky as crap doing it.
    05-10-2017 01:02 PM
  14. Bertolus's Avatar
    Whilst you sit throwing stones at others from your superior tech tower you best be aware it's crumbling...apple have lost their innovation, I think the iPhone 8 from the renders and leaks still looks dates in comparison to the s8.
    The leaks of the iPhone 8 look like a much better design than the S8. The edged borders of the S8 have virtually no functional benefit. On the contrary they show ugly color effects and are the reason why the content on the flat part of the screen is more condensed than necessary. Also the fingerprint sensor on the back is sooo awkward design wise. I'm pretty sure, Apple will come up with a better solution. Also the S8 brings no innovation other than the screen to body ratio. Everything else has been part of the S7. The S8 even doesn't sport a up to date dual cam. In fall many people will be switching from the S8 to the new iPhone.
    zipro likes this.
    05-10-2017 03:40 PM
  15. anon(470989)'s Avatar
    That's exactly why I'd never have a crApple phone...I have all my photos, documents, backups, music, videos etc on a 128Gb memory card! No iPhones or Google Pixel for me, EVER! I do have everything backed up to the Verizon cloud (150 gb) but I prefer to also have everything backed up on a memory card that is in my possession and not reliant on a network or some server somewhere! Too many people put way too much faith in online backups that you don't even have any idea where it is.
    I have much more faith in online storage than a memory card that could falter at any moment. I realize you are utilizing both, which is smart. But if I had to choose, I am going with the cloud.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    05-10-2017 04:09 PM
  16. CaptainAwesome83's Avatar
    I've had a history of bouncing back and forth between iPhone and Android. In the old days it was HTC, LG, or Samsung but lately I've been really eyeballing the new Samsung phones and finally dumped Apple again for Android. I'm absolutely loving my decision as my S8+ is buttery smooth, fast, and I love the ability to customize my phone again. Not to mention the fact that I can use the beautiful wireless charging pad I made
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-10-2017 06:27 PM
  17. iSpaceJam's Avatar
    I switched to the s8 as my main device and have the 7 plus still as somewhat of an iPod touch or a back up if anything goes wrong. So far I am very happy with it, the only downer is the ecosystem as I've been with apple since the iPhone 4. Just a few little things to get used to or used to not having anymore but it's not a huge deal.
    05-10-2017 07:49 PM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    I think this is based on use. It's different for everybody.
    I agree. Some may be heavy YouTube users or really into games while others might take a lot of photos and surf the web.
    05-11-2017 12:05 AM
  19. Soggly's Avatar
    The leaks of the iPhone 8 look like a much better design than the S8. The edged borders of the S8 have virtually no functional benefit. On the contrary they show ugly color effects and are the reason why the content on the flat part of the screen is more condensed than necessary. Also the fingerprint sensor on the back is sooo awkward design wise. I'm pretty sure, Apple will come up with a better solution. Also the S8 brings no innovation other than the screen to body ratio. Everything else has been part of the S7. The S8 even doesn't sport a up to date dual cam. In fall many people will be switching from the S8 to the new iPhone.
    Highly doubtful lol
    Wbutchart1 and kevinpleasants like this.
    05-11-2017 03:24 AM
  20. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    I switched from my iPhone 7 Plus to the S8 Plus and I'm very happy with the phone.
    zipro and kevinpleasants like this.
    05-11-2017 03:31 AM
  21. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I have switched back and forth between an iPhone and Android for the last year and currently have an IP7+ and the S8+, I am using the S8+ and the IP is in the draw for now.

    The truth is I miss something from each when I am using the other. I'd echo what the others have said in iMessage and Facetime, I also miss the general app slickness and dual lens camera and sensibly placed finger print sensor. Battery life is also better on the iPhone for sure. I love the look and feel of the S8+ but also still really like the feel of the 7+ in the hand and do prefer the metal back to glass tbh.

    When I have switched back to using the iPhone though there are lots of things I miss from Android too.
    Dude. Same.

    I often switch too. Third party apps are overall better on iOS but sometimes have more features on Android. I miss imessage, FaceTime and find my friends when I'm on Android.

    On Android I like the customization and how apps are less restricted. I also love that I can do simple things like access files and set ringtones without iTunes. Plus wireless charging and fast charging on the s8 are amazing. I also love the 2k amoled screen, edge screen and always on display.

    Having both is nice but the switching sucks.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-16-2017 10:23 PM
  22. Vipmediastar's Avatar
    The google feature to find your contacts, location sharing similar to find my friends doesn't fully work for me. Sometimes the contacts are unavailable or 20 miles in the wrong location.
    does anyone use another app for this function?
    05-17-2017 10:11 AM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    The google feature to find your contacts, location sharing similar to find my friends doesn't fully work for me. Sometimes the contacts are unavailable or 20 miles in the wrong location.
    does anyone use another app for this function?
    Yes, it has been very buggy or inconsistent since it was released, so as of now it can't be called a FindMyFreinds replacement, let's just hope that it's like this because it was just the initial release stage, and I do think it will get better as it was advertised as being a Real Time location sharing and so far it isn't and not even close to be a reliable tool.

    About another third party app solution, yes, there are some of them that are very good and are working for years now, even cross platforms, the only inconvenience on this apps is just having to install yet another app with another service running on the background, at least Google Maps is already installed and the Google services are in most cases running all the time already.
    05-17-2017 10:47 AM
  24. msyk5645's Avatar
    I got my S8+ on May 5th after over 6 years with iPhones. Past Samsung phones I've used (S3, Note 2, Note 4) were horrible laggy messes and I went back to iPhone in less than a month.

    But, the S8+ is without a doubt the greatest phone I have ever used. It's snappy, has a beautiful display, and has better battery life (at the least equal battery life) than the iPhone 6S Plus I had right before. I can honestly say that I'm happier with my phone than I've been in a long time.
    kevinpleasants and amyf27 like this.
    05-22-2017 06:10 PM
  25. jwsnj3rd's Avatar
    I hate Samsung . Going back to iPhone
    05-23-2017 06:36 PM
141 ... 23456

Similar Threads

  1. how to root any android mobile easliy
    By Hans Jerrick in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-10-2017, 07:16 AM
  2. Watch a Fidget Spinner spin so fast it destroys a Samsung Galaxy S8.
    By VW Maverick in forum Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-09-2017, 02:54 PM
  3. how to transfer apps and data from
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-08-2017, 03:03 PM
  4. I cant disable my screen lock to none?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-08-2017, 06:40 AM
  5. Weird ScreenWhen Trying to Clear Partition
    By pjwk81 in forum Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-08-2017, 02:52 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD