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  1. novice's Avatar
    I payed $850 for the S8 because I couldn't wait any longer for the Note. And I'm probably in the minority but I'm paying for features I have no interest in.

    I don't use the iris scanner, fingerprint reader or lock screen. Could care less about AOD. I take few pictures. Et cetera. But you take away my IF Blaster, abort my S Finder, and cripple my use of a stylus. I'm paying for stuff I don't use and with every iteration lose what I do use.

    But the Edge Panel is cool.

    Am I an outlier?
    06-02-2017 11:34 PM
  2. uncreativeartist's Avatar
    I payed $850 for the S8 because I couldn't wait any longer for the Note. And I'm probably in the minority but I'm paying for features I have no interest in.

    I don't use the iris scanner, fingerprint reader or lock screen. Could care less about AOD. I take few pictures. Et cetera. But you take away my IF Blaster, abort my S Finder, and cripple my use of a stylus. I'm paying for stuff I don't use and with every iteration lose what I do use.

    But the Edge Panel is cool.

    Am I an outlier?
    Did you not read up on the phone before purchasing? Not for nothing but you would have seen the features that came with the phone and what did not. One of the biggest things I saw before the pre-order was the ir was gone. What was the ir for anyway? Just to mess with people's tvs?
    06-03-2017 06:29 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved from the S8 Themes/Mods forum to the main S8 forum.
    06-03-2017 01:53 PM
  4. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I agree with other post, what you were gaining and losing was no secret, and you has 14 days to find out for yourself if it has what you need. I feel your paying for your mistake not to return the phone and wait for what you want. I doubt the N8 will have an IR either, and it will have the other things you don't like on the S8 series. I'm guessing the FPS you find like where it's located, but there's nothing saying the FPS Under the screen is going to work great either. I think its going to take longer from the AOD screen. Now you just touch the FPS and phone unlocks, with it under screen your going to have to leave the home button on all the time which looks dumb, or your going to have to first wake the phone up then use the FPS.

    The under screen FPS is new to Samsung, I for one am glad to let the note 8 users be the guinea pigs on it, like we were for that Bixby.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-03-2017 02:06 PM
  5. doggy2965's Avatar
    flip phones are cheap this time ofc year
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    06-03-2017 02:36 PM
  6. PJRed2008's Avatar
    The under screen FPS is new to Samsung, I for one am glad to let the note 8 users be the guinea pigs on it, like we were for that Bixby.
    Yep, with you on that one. I love where the FPS is on the S8 and how it works. Wouldn't move it if I could.
    06-03-2017 02:43 PM
  7. sweetypie31's Avatar
    What's the point of buying this particular phone if it didn't have what you wanted? I wanted the note 8 as well, but got the 8 + because I did not want to wait. I never used the S pen that much on my previous notes and the ir blaster was never a deal breaker for me.No matter where they place the fps I know I won't use it that much. Had the 8+ not met my needs within my return period I'd be back on my s 7 edge and waiting for the note. No sense in keeping something I'm not happy with. I'm sympathetic to you having buyers remorse(we all go through that sometimes), but only up to a point because you knew beforehand what you would and would not be getting.
    06-03-2017 03:29 PM
  8. o4liberty's Avatar
    I don't use half of the stupid crap they have on the S8 but I truly enjoy it speed and no lag at all well worth the money IMO.
    06-03-2017 05:51 PM
  9. Lepa79's Avatar
    I payed $850 for the S8 because I couldn't wait any longer for the Note. And I'm probably in the minority but I'm paying for features I have no interest in.

    I don't use the iris scanner, fingerprint reader or lock screen. Could care less about AOD. I take few pictures. Et cetera. But you take away my IF Blaster, abort my S Finder, and cripple my use of a stylus. I'm paying for stuff I don't use and with every iteration lose what I do use.

    But the Edge Panel is cool.

    Am I an outlier?
    I'm confused. The Note 8 will have the same exact features plus the Spen. Not sure why you are waiting for note 8 then
    bassplayrguy and H3aTeRzz like this.
    06-03-2017 07:48 PM
  10. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    Nobody forced you to "pay for stuff you don't use" ... Get a pixel or an iPhone if you want good performance with less features for less money.
    103Softail likes this.
    06-03-2017 09:02 PM
  11. Lepa79's Avatar
    Nobody forced you to "pay for stuff you don't use" ... Get a pixel or an iPhone if you want good performance with less features for less money.
    Less features yes but they are just as expensive, which is nuts lol
    06-03-2017 09:19 PM
  12. munnarg's Avatar
    Man more and more of these ambiguous trolling posts have been popping up on here lately. "I bought this phone and don't like/use most of the features"... So why buy it in the first place? I swear some people just post random nonsense to get their post count up.
    06-03-2017 11:37 PM
  13. doggy2965's Avatar
    the note will have a 6.3 inch d
    screen instead of 6.2 so there is that
    06-04-2017 01:05 AM
  14. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Why did you pay for a flagship if you didn't want the features, there are plenty of capable phones for less.

    How did they cripple your use of a stylus? Works just like any other phone without a wacom digitizer. It costs money to have a digitizer in the phone, that's why only the Note has it and why the S Pen is needed.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-04-2017 02:17 AM
  15. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    What you find a useless feature another will find useful.

    I personally carry out lots of homework such as YouTube reviews, tutorials and playing with Highstreet Store working demo models before purchasing.

    I was looking to the Note 8 too but I think it's going to be on par or bigger than the s8+ so chose the s8 as its dimensions hit the sweet spot for my wants and needs.

    Sure I do not use all of its features but I know they are to hand if I ever want.

    The security protocols you choose not to use are there for a good reason however it's your choice not to use them. Just don't then become unhappy if you lose it or have it stolen and someone accesses it.
    06-04-2017 03:46 AM
  16. freddyttt's Avatar
    I don't use half of the stupid crap they have on the S8 but I truly enjoy it speed and no lag at all well worth the money IMO.
    believe it or not most Phones produced today are fast with no lag.... even ones for half the price of a sammy !!!
    06-04-2017 04:21 AM
  17. 103Softail's Avatar
    I'm confused. The Note 8 will have the same exact features plus the Spen. Not sure why you are waiting for note 8 then
    You know this how?
    06-04-2017 05:28 AM
  18. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    You know this how?
    If you have used Samsung products at all in the past you would know this to be true. The note is on par with the latest s series but they add an s-pen.
    06-04-2017 09:54 AM
  19. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    You know this how?
    History...
    06-04-2017 09:55 AM
  20. SlippySlimm's Avatar
    Less features yes but they are just as expensive, which is nuts lol
    Not quite. Depends on what you choose. 32GB pixel xl is $769 ... 32GB iPhone 7+ is $769... S8+ is $840 ... Not a huge difference, but still cheaper. And even more so with the smaller versions of the phones. I do agree the pixels and iPhones are way too expensive for the feature set they offer, but those phones also just work without a hitch. Pretty dumb for OP to come here complaining about paying for all these features he doesn't use, when it would then have been smarter for him to go to a cheaper option that offers less features but also a more solid and consistent performance experience. The point of this thread, and others like it, will be forever lost on me...
    06-04-2017 10:07 AM
  21. sangs's Avatar
    I don't understand the point of this post one iota. You're basically here telling everybody you just spent $850 for a phone that you have no interest in using. Ok then.
    plumcrazy likes this.
    06-04-2017 11:38 AM
  22. novice's Avatar
    I sense a certain amount of emnity. I'm not complaining about the money. And I would buy the phone again given the absence of the Note.

    What I am saying is that I'm paying for features - which I suspect are expensive - which do nothing for me.

    I'd like better speakers, a replaceable battery, IF blaster, and a damned stylus. (which would not be difficult to do).

    I don't need a glass back to look cool or imitate Apple. If that floats your boat, awesome.

    So I guess I am an outlier.
    06-04-2017 12:13 PM
  23. gregg6942's Avatar
    I payed $850 for the S8 because I couldn't wait any longer for the Note. And I'm probably in the minority but I'm paying for features I have no interest in.

    I don't use the iris scanner, fingerprint reader or lock screen. Could care less about AOD. I take few pictures. Et cetera. But you take away my IF Blaster, abort my S Finder, and cripple my use of a stylus. I'm paying for stuff I don't use and with every iteration lose what I do use.

    But the Edge Panel is cool.

    Am I an outlier?
    Is this post for real?
    06-04-2017 12:13 PM
  24. gregg6942's Avatar
    You know this how?
    C'mon, these posts can't be for real...
    06-04-2017 12:15 PM
  25. novice's Avatar
    Though my original post was not intended as snark, now that I feel I'm visiting AppleInsider might I suggest Samsung sell a glass display case so that some can prominently display their phone at a prominent point in their home or office.
    djrakowski likes this.
    06-04-2017 12:24 PM
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