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  1. o4liberty's Avatar
    With all new glass devices this will always happen. I always use a case and screen cover plus insurance. They are way too expensive not to.
    TheSuperiorBee likes this.
    05-29-2017 04:45 AM
  2. 103Softail's Avatar
    I beg to differ. I can download an app that does all of that. 💩😂
    You've obviously never changed a nappy (sorry diaper) at midnight!
    05-29-2017 05:56 AM
  3. TheSuperiorBee's Avatar
    GS6, GS6edge, GS6edge+, GS7, GS7edge, (Note7) ........we're still discussing the virtues (or non virtues) of a glass back? Glass backs are here to stay nor will the battery ever be removable again. It's time to accept it. lol
    Form over function. Non removable batteries are fine is their capacity isn't ****. Many phones don't have their max capacity, it's a theoretical max. Most batteries will be missing 100-300mAh. This is why powerful phones (like my previous OnePlus 3) sucked. It's hilarious people want to look cool and have the latest to appeal to their ego but have to make do with **** battery, turning off lots of the included in the phone or lugging a charging or power bank around all day. Some people are lucky and get phones that somehow seem to last longer than others. Some are unlucky and have awful batteries.

    Glass... I agree, pointless when phones need to be covered in cases.
    recDNA likes this.
    05-31-2017 02:24 AM
  4. cardboard60's Avatar
    Companies make what sells.
    crzycrkr likes this.
    05-31-2017 05:20 AM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    I've been told that I should stop using a "child's phone" lol. But I use an SE and a S7 and enjoy both.


    And yes, accidents happen. But 99% of the time, accidents are the result of being careless.
    S7 is not exactly a child's phone...LOL
    05-31-2017 09:14 AM
  6. anon(10244250)'s Avatar
    S7 is not exactly a child's phone...LOL
    Haha, well I should clarify that my SE is the one that get's referenced as a child's phone. The S7 no.
    ClintRo likes this.
    05-31-2017 10:50 AM
  7. ClintRo's Avatar
    As far as I am concerned if it works for you I dont care if you use a firefly....


    Ok...OK I might make fun of you if you used one of these...LOL

    Do not drop the samsung s8-capture.jpg
    05-31-2017 10:57 AM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I'm sorry. I'm confused. What exactly has Samsung done wrong? They've been selling Edge displays on the S-Series for 2 years now on 3 generations of S-Lines. They did not make you purchase the phone. I'm sure you had other options available (LG G6), and Samsung did not make you drop your phone. Would you "accidentally drop $1000 in cash if you were holding it? That's how you need to hold your phone: Like you just paid $1000 for it!
    Ya I'd drop the money too. Some of us get clumsy when multitasking.
    05-31-2017 12:37 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    Hi. We're Samsung. Now that our shiney design did it's job and separated you from your money, for goodness sake cover it up and never look at it again. We build to sell, not to last. We promise to get it right next time. See you next upgrade along with a "Galaxy” of positive reviews!
    You raised an interesting issue. Has Samsung ever gotten a bad review from an Android site? Some Apple biased sites may but that's more against Android than Samsung. Samsung not only dominates the market they've cowed all the reviewers.
    05-31-2017 12:39 PM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    You raised an interesting issue. Has Samsung ever gotten a bad review from an Android site? Some Apple biased sites may but that's more against Android than Samsung. Samsung not only dominates the market they've cowed all the reviewers.
    When is the last time any flagship got a bad review?
    05-31-2017 12:42 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    When is the last time any flagship got a bad review?
    V20 did if you consider "ugly" a bad review. I don't think my V20 is ugly but that word is in virtually all the reviews. Every samsung review should include the word fragile and that's not in the eye of the beholder like beauty.

    I would describe my V20 as handsome. I woul describe the S8 as pretty.
    05-31-2017 12:46 PM
  12. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    Should put a big rubber case on the car... or make it out of Nerf like Ray Barone said. LOL
    05-31-2017 06:25 PM
  13. Pamela Curry's Avatar
    When I pre-ordered my S8+ I also ordered a Spigen Ultra Hybrids S clear case. I only remove the phone to pop it into the Gear VR. And before the phone leaves the sofa it's back in the case. I never ever carry my phone naked.

    Spigen Ultra Hybrid S Galaxy S8 Plus Case with Air Cushion Technology and Magnetic Metal Kickstand for Galaxy S8 Plus (2017) - Crystal Clear https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNSZJ31...cUvbUpU5834723
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    05-31-2017 06:33 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    V20 did if you consider "ugly" a bad review. I don't think my V20 is ugly but that word is in virtually all the reviews. Every samsung review should include the word fragile and that's not in the eye of the beholder like beauty.

    I would describe my V20 as handsome. I woul describe the S8 as pretty.
    I don't see how anyone can call the V20 ugly but then again I don't buy a phone for its dainty looks.
    05-31-2017 07:12 PM
  15. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    You raised an interesting issue. Has Samsung ever gotten a bad review from an Android site? Some Apple biased sites may but that's more against Android than Samsung. Samsung not only dominates the market they've cowed all the reviewers.
    Has Samsung really deserved any bad reviews? Their devices have been rock solid(So to speak lol) for awhile. They all have issues, but overall they are still amongst the best of the best.
    05-31-2017 07:15 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    Has Samsung really deserved any bad reviews? Their devices have been rock solid for awhile. They all have issues, but overall they are still amongst the best of the best.
    Yes. The Samsung UI is almost universally disliked and they are known for becoming slower and slower over time. They are fragile and have mediocre battery life, especially after updates. They have very nice screens but there is very little media available in 18/9. There are many flaws with Samsung just as with Moto and LG. Oh and the speakers suck.
    nj1266 likes this.
    05-31-2017 07:23 PM
  17. dlalonde's Avatar
    Yes. The Samsung UI is almost universally disliked and they are known for becoming slower and slower over time. They are fragile and have mediocre battery life, especially after updates. They have very nice screens but there is very little media available in 18/9. There are many flaws with Samsung just as with Moto and LG. Oh and the speakers suck.
    Have you used a Samsung phone since Nougat? TouchWiz has become very good looking and light. It seems to be generally appreciated now.
    05-31-2017 07:25 PM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    Have you used a Samsung phone since Nougat? TouchWiz has become very good looking and light. It seems to be generally appreciated now.
    No but it was never poorly reviewed even when it was very laggy. They had to build a hand grenade to get a bad review and even those were after the fact.

    Now don't misunderstand - if the s8 were flat screened 16/9 with the tiny bezels and less fragile (plastic) I'd love it.
    05-31-2017 07:27 PM
  19. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    No but it was never poorly reviewed even when it was very laggy. They had to build a hand grenade to get a bad review and even those were after the fact.

    Now don't misunderstand - if the s8 were flat screened 16/9 with the tiny bezels and less fragile (plastic) I'd love it.
    That's because the whole "lag" thing is overblown, and thankfully most reviewers are smart enough not to fall for that cliched mess.

    Also most reviewers have moved on to the next new hotness after a month or so anyway.
    Pamela Curry likes this.
    05-31-2017 08:09 PM
  20. dlalonde's Avatar
    No but it was never poorly reviewed even when it was very laggy. They had to build a hand grenade to get a bad review and even those were after the fact.

    Now don't misunderstand - if the s8 were flat screened 16/9 with the tiny bezels and less fragile (plastic) I'd love it.
    We're not watching the same reviewers then. The reviews I used to see on the Galaxy line compalined of the colors, the bloat and bloadware, the cartoonish pastels and the lag in certain aspects of the UI. They also questionned the pertinence of having the same services Google offered. They all seemed to prefer stock Android (as do I).

    That's because the whole "lag" thing is overblown, and thankfully most reviewers are smart enough not to fall for that cliched mess.

    Also most reviewers have moved on to the next new hotness after a month or so anyway.
    It absolutely is especially now. My S7 runs smoothly as heck. I love it. I prefer stock Android and I still love the S7. I tried the S8 but it didn't really appeal to me.
    06-01-2017 06:55 AM
  21. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I have a Lenovo P2 after downgrading from a Oneplus 3 and I couldn't be happier. Besides the poor cameras, this thing does it all.

    Galaxy phones are status symbols and are completely impractical and have poor battery life and of course ludicrous prices. A mid range phone that has all the essential tech is a much better investment and less of an issue if it breaks.

    With my P2 from a full charge, I can stream a 90 minute movie to Chromecast and I'll only lose 6% of my 5100mAh battery. I can then actually leave all the tech on on my phone and still use NFC and use S Health and Sleep as Android without having to charge for 2 and half days. On moderate to heavy usage I get 2 days easy and light gaming drains less than 7% an hour. If I barely touch my P2 from full charge I'll get 5+ days and that's without using the mega battery saver button on the side.

    It's all about how it looks. A smartphone should be smart, not a 10 hour battery life one that has to become a dumbphone to achieve all day battery. The S8 has tons of issues beyond it being susceptible to breakage and until people realise that a balanced, durable phone is better than a showy, overpowered and overpriced gimmick, then the smarter that smartphone market will become.

    Sadly lots of all glass phones break.
    I bought my Galaxy s8+ having nothing to do at all with status. I also get excellent battery life. And with all of the options and functionality, how are they impractical?? There really is no need to come to this thread and be so negative unprovoked.
    06-01-2017 07:33 AM
  22. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    When I pre-ordered my S8+ I also ordered a Spigen Ultra Hybrids S clear case. I only remove the phone to pop it into the Gear VR. And before the phone leaves the sofa it's back in the case. I never ever carry my phone naked.

    Spigen Ultra Hybrid S Galaxy S8 Plus Case with Air Cushion Technology and Magnetic Metal Kickstand for Galaxy S8 Plus (2017) - Crystal Clear https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNSZJ31...cUvbUpU5835203
    I love Spigen brand cases. I have the clear with and without kickstand.
    Pamela Curry likes this.
    06-01-2017 07:36 AM
  23. TheSuperiorBee's Avatar
    I bought my Galaxy s8+ having nothing to do at all with status. I also get excellent battery life. And with all of the options and functionality, how are they impractical?? There really is no need to come to this thread and be so negative unprovoked.
    Unprovoked? I don't need to be to share an opinion. With moderate usage your phone, new, would last a day. 6 months later that will not be the case. Phones are impractical when limited by small batteries and ridiculously powerful (overpowered) hardware.

    Did you know? Most people who get the latest phone don't use the phones power and features to its full potential? People buy **** mostly because it's cool or just the latest thing. This is typical human behaviour. It's how fashion and trends are made and how they change. I'm not being nasty, I'm just sharing my opinion.
    06-01-2017 07:56 AM
  24. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Form over function. Non removable batteries are fine is their capacity isn't ****. Many phones don't have their max capacity, it's a theoretical max. Most batteries will be missing 100-300mAh. This is why powerful phones (like my previous OnePlus 3) sucked. It's hilarious people want to look cool and have the latest to appeal to their ego but have to make do with **** battery, turning off lots of the included in the phone or lugging a charging or power bank around all day. Some people are lucky and get phones that somehow seem to last longer than others. Some are unlucky and have awful batteries.

    Glass... I agree, pointless when phones need to be covered in cases.
    Smartphone companies have it in their heads that we want super thin phones. I think that's why many of them make under powered batteries. Most of us would be fine with a slightly thicker phone with a big battery that actually lasted a full day under heavy use. I had never even heard of the Lenovo P2 until you mentioned it. Other than the crappy camera, that seems like a good phone. For me, the lousy camera would drive me nuts though.

    The talk of status symbol with new phones is true to a degree but you kind of sound like the guy who drives a Toyata Corolla who is talking smack to the guy who drives a Corvette because the Corolla has navigation, bluetooth too but gets way better gas mileage than the overpriced, overpowered Corvette. Lol. Some people want maximum performance. If you're happy with your P2, that's great but I'm not sure why you'd come on the S8 forum to tell everyone that they got this phone as a status symbol. It doesn't really bother me but you're obviously going to antagonize someone. Probably what you're going for? Lol

    As far as glass backs go, they are kind of annoying durability wise but they feel much better than plastic while still allowing for wireless charging, which is kind of a gimmick but people really seem to like it. I only use my wireless charger for overnight charging. Poor battery life is only a minor annoyance. Unless you're on a week long hike in the woods, how often is it that you aren't near a charger? With normal use, I can get a full day out of my phone easily. If I use it really heavily, I just pop it on the charger in the middle of the day for a half hour or so to top it off. I have a charger in the car, at work and a few at the house so it's really no big deal to throw it on the charger for a while. Fast charging is... Fast. If I'm streaming a movie from my phone to my TV, I'm right next to an outlet.
    Pamela Curry and sweetypie31 like this.
    06-01-2017 10:52 AM
  25. OneSick8350i's Avatar
    T-Mobile employee: You going to get a case?

    Me: I'm not leaving this store without an OtterBox Defender. You going to hook me up since I'm buying a phone?

    T.E.: Normally we don't discount accessories but I can do $10 credit towards your account.

    Me: Sold and I'll make sure you get a great survey!

    TL: DR I NEVER leave the smartphone store without my OtterBox Defender.
    06-01-2017 11:15 AM
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