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  1. JOHNGAETANO's Avatar
    Any users switch from the iPhone to the S8+ and are you happy? Are you missing the ecosystem at all, or do the two ecosystems work well together.

    Thanks!
    bembol and Morty2264 like this.
    05-05-2017 10:22 PM
  2. tattooed4515's Avatar
    I switched from the 7 plus. Only thing I miss is the 3d touch quick reply on the lock screen. Not that big of a deal to me though. I love this phone. After using this phone the iPhone feels like a smart phone made by vtech.
    05-05-2017 10:37 PM
  3. brianjsw's Avatar
    Having all 20,000 of my photos in iCloud was the biggest drag for me. I got them moved to Dropbox but really very unhappy with Dropbox as a photo solution would love to find a better alternative.
    azputerman and johnnystormx01 like this.
    05-05-2017 11:01 PM
  4. James Rogers2's Avatar
    Why not use Google photos?
    05-05-2017 11:10 PM
  5. dobag's Avatar
    I switched, android is just more functional, the os give you more. For me it's all the little things that iOS doesn't have. I have the s8 plus, amazing phone.
    05-05-2017 11:32 PM
  6. chrisnmn's Avatar
    I am switching as Im writing this. Just got home and my S8 has a firmware update. I have played with it before doing this. Amazing phone so far. absolutely NOT missing anything from my iphone 6 (128gb). Intuitive, powerful, and totally looking forward to see what else I can do. Im no stranger to android tho. Yet all my house runs on Apple (computers, tv, etc) so nothing against them.
    kevinpleasants and Morty2264 like this.
    05-05-2017 11:35 PM
  7. brianjsw's Avatar
    Why not use Google photos?
    Haha good suggestion I've been with the dark side too long.


    Guess I'll do that next month so I don't blow through my Comcast data cap!
    05-06-2017 12:03 AM
  8. zipro's Avatar
    Having all 20,000 of my photos in iCloud was the biggest drag for me. I got them moved to Dropbox but really very unhappy with Dropbox as a photo solution would love to find a better alternative.
    Use google Photos instead
    05-06-2017 12:05 AM
  9. zipro's Avatar
    I switched from the iPhone 7 Plus and after a few weeks I'm already back with the iPhone. I had the pink tint issues in three consecutive phones. Apart from that, I was having a really hard time without iMessage and some of the apps on Android are decidedly flaky (e.g. the app of my electronic door lock which would unlock the door every single time I took the S8+ out of airplane mode).

    And thirdly, the S8+ just never felt as snappy as the iPhone 7 Plus. Slower overall loading time, minor hickups here and there, just all contributed to a less than stellar user experience. I live in Europe, so it might be the Exynos processor's fault.

    I know that the Apple ecosystem is frequently criticized but at least it exists. With Android, everything is a bit patchworky and messy. It's much like trying to switch to Windows from Apple. Sure, it'll work and you can tweak the OS more, but would you really want to other than for financial reasons?
    05-06-2017 12:10 AM
  10. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Hi,

    I've been using iPhones since the iPhone 4 up to the iPhone 6 Plus and was so disappointed with the iPhone 7 my eye wandered

    To the Samsung Galaxy s7 edge which I used for 8 months and then moved to the s8.

    Took a few weeks at first to adjust to the hardware and platform change.

    It's been nothing but a positive experience and interesting learning curve too.

    The customisation on these things are off the chart.

    To be honest I haven't really missed anything that the iPhone did to what my s8 does now.
    I rarely used iMessage and FaceTime.

    I still use a MacBook Air, iPad Air and iPod Nano 7th generation but not because of this so called ecosystem but because right now they do what I need. When they fail or I need to upgrade then I'll consider other options.
    05-06-2017 01:15 AM
  11. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Having all 20,000 of my photos in iCloud was the biggest drag for me. I got them moved to Dropbox but really very unhappy with Dropbox as a photo solution would love to find a better alternative.
    Google photos will upload all photos.
    TechNut79, TGIS and iPhone2S817 like this.
    05-06-2017 09:15 AM
  12. steveh552's Avatar
    The only thing I miss about my iPhone is 1. FaceTime/Imessage which I made my kids who are still on iPhone download WhatsApp for that as a substitute (I pay for the phone, I get a say) and 2. I miss having findmyiphone/find friends since my kids are minors and at times I want to know where they are.

    I put my SIM back into my iPhone the other day and had a hard time using it, I am so use to my customized screen which is nothing since I just have nothing on it really that it was hard. Never thought I would get rid of the iPhone but so far I am happy with this device. Best part about this over all is it gets signal that works in my work and my iPhone would show signal but I could never get anything to load.

    I too suggest Google photos. I have been uploading all of mine to it for a couple of months and its great.
    05-06-2017 10:12 AM
  13. DX9's Avatar
    I have all my photos in Google Photos. Wife has an iPhone and I use the S8+. All photos show on both phones. It works great. Have about 18,000 in there right now.

    That said I'm coming from the iPhone 7 Plus for the last 7 months. I had Android before so I know what to expect. If it wasn't for the Note 7 recall I would have never had the iPhone in the first place. Hands down the S8 trumps the iPhone IMO.

    Only thing I kinda miss is iMessage but it really isn't that big of a deal to me. It's been a pleasant experience with the S8. Not a single regret leaving the iPhone.

    Amazing screen
    Great battery life
    Freedom to customize
    Can even just download a ringtone and set it lol and no iTunes
    05-06-2017 10:28 AM
  14. alpha752'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.
    05-06-2017 11:27 AM
  15. DX9's Avatar
    I've always liked Google Keyboard
    05-06-2017 11:57 AM
  16. zipro'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.
    Despite the fact that I've had google keyboard / gboard on a variety of Android devices, I'm still typing at least a third faster on the iPhone 7 Plus
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-06-2017 12:07 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    Just saw this video of an iPhone user switching to the GS8 as a daily driver.

    kevinpleasants, Trees and afctee like this.
    05-06-2017 02:39 PM
  18. cbreze's Avatar
    Why not use Google photos?
    This^
    I have Google photos on my iPhone which I slip my sim into once in awhile. My photos and videos I take on my iPhone auto go to Google as well. So they appear on both devices.
    TGIS likes this.
    05-06-2017 02:46 PM
  19. swagglepuff'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.
    Gboard is what I use and I really like it. Also give Textra a try, you can actually download the iOS emoji pack for Textra.
    05-06-2017 02:48 PM
  20. sangs's Avatar
    The only thing I miss about my iPhone is 1. FaceTime/Imessage which I made my kids who are still on iPhone download WhatsApp for that as a substitute (I pay for the phone, I get a say) and 2. I miss having findmyiphone/find friends since my kids are minors and at times I want to know where they are.
    I've been using the paid version of this app for over a year now and it's been pretty flawless in terms of Find My iPhone. And the developer really keeps up with it too. (It also works to find Android phones, btw.) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...one.lite&hl=en
    05-06-2017 02:53 PM
  21. alpha752's Avatar
    Gboard is what I use and I really like it. Also give Textra a try, you can actually download the iOS emoji pack for Textra.
    I will try gboard... I think it's because this phone is narrower than my iPhone 6 plus, but it is very frustrating trying to type on this.

    I tried textra, but it doesn't change the keyboard emojis, which is irritating. According to Google the only way I can change it is to root.
    05-06-2017 03:01 PM
  22. erasat'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.
    I think both of your problems, emojis and typing can be easily fixed by switching to Gboard, Google's keyboard.
    05-06-2017 03:40 PM
  23. alpha752's Avatar
    I think both of your problems, emojis and typing can be easily fixed by switching to Gboard, Google's keyboard.
    I am trying Gboard now, but how do I change the emojis to iPhone style?
    05-06-2017 03:46 PM
  24. erasat's Avatar
    I am trying Gboard now, but how do I change the emojis to iPhone style?
    Well, maybe I'm wrong but I thought that the default emojis that the app brings were the same than the ones on iPhone, sorry but I'm not an emoji expert as I barely use them.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-06-2017 03:59 PM
  25. nizmoz's Avatar
    My iP7+ had better battery life than the S8+. Also the stuttering is getting on my nerves. May return it.
    zipro likes this.
    05-06-2017 08:31 PM
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