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  1. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Mod Note: Lets stay on track and topic please. We're discussing the S8
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    07-16-2017 09:41 PM
  2. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Mod Note: Lets stay on track and topic please. We're discussing the S8
    How is that off topic? Question about the S8 screen protector??
    07-16-2017 10:04 PM
  3. PJRed2008's Avatar
    How is that off topic? Question about the S8 screen protector??
    That wasn't. Your post about the M9 was.
    07-16-2017 10:10 PM
  4. Dconn1975's Avatar
    That wasn't. Your post about the M9 was.
    It was a comparison question as it's about the S8.
    07-16-2017 10:22 PM
  5. KindaSmooth's Avatar
    Nah.. Not a fan of the S8.. Figured as I typed this the S9 would be released.. Doh.. Time to do the upgrade again.. Ha
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    07-17-2017 02:58 AM
  6. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Nah.. Not a fan of the S8.. Figured as I typed this the S9 would be released.. Doh.. Time to do the upgrade again.. Ha
    Samsung does release them quick lol. Sadly you're right. The S8 will be dated very shortly or not long from now lol. It kind of will once the Note 8 is released and that's just in a couple months so especially the S8 plus will take a hit in value.
    07-17-2017 03:01 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    That update is for the unlocked international variant, the US unlocked variant has not got any recent updates and it's on June security patch which it received long time back.
    Oh wow really? I thought the unlocked version got the July one :o.
    07-17-2017 09:48 AM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    Oh wow really? I thought the unlocked version got the July one :o.
    Haha no, I don't think anyone should expect regular software updates on the US unlocked version of a Samsung or LG phone. They both suck and their software department is run by some kids I think
    07-17-2017 10:25 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Haha no, I don't think anyone should expect regular software updates on the US unlocked version of a Samsung or LG phone. They both suck and their software department is run by some kids I think
    Yeah -- That is one thing I never expect with these type of phones. If I do get one I am more shocked then anything :P.
    bhatech likes this.
    07-17-2017 10:28 AM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Ok, we have to stop saying carrier pushed here. The unlocked versions get updates straight through Samsung. The only carrier pushes are carrier branded firmware. You are now on unlocked firmware so you shouldnt be getting carrier updates anymore.

    Can anyone with an unlocked model verify that they got the latest AQF7 update? As far as Ive seen, Verizon is the only version that hasnt received it. Its possible it hasnt released yet which would make me wonder if Samsung is going back to their old ways.

    If someone else has the AQF7 update on an unlocked phone, then you need to talk to your buddy and have him figure out why you arent getting updates.
    US unlocked S8 on straight talk... Still have AQE3
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    07-17-2017 10:41 AM
  11. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Would it be a worthwhile upgrade from a note 4 or wasting money.
    Went from the Note 4 to the S8 and couldn't be happier. Like throttle-johnny, I think it depends how important the S pen is to you. I will say, though, the S8 felt like a toy in my hand for awhile after being used to the size of the Note 4.
    07-17-2017 10:44 AM
  12. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    My Note 5 is smoother overall than my S8+, both running Nougat. I don't know why this is but I think Samsung still has room for improvement with the S8 through future software updates. There shouldn't be any lag with a SoC as powerful as the 835.
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    07-17-2017 11:39 AM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    My Note 5 is smoother overall than my S8+, both running Nougat. I don't know why this is but I think Samsung still has room for improvement with the S8 through future software updates. There shouldn't be any lag with a SoC as powerful as the 835.
    Every Samsung version has improved in software, S8+ is way better with minor stutters once in a while. If your Note 5 is smoother than S8 then there is something seriously wrong with your S8. Note 5 doesn't even come close when comparing smoothness with current flagships.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-17-2017 03:53 PM
  14. Dconn1975's Avatar
    My Note 5 is smoother overall than my S8+, both running Nougat. I don't know why this is but I think Samsung still has room for improvement with the S8 through future software updates. There shouldn't be any lag with a SoC as powerful as the 835.
    Smoother? How could that be? It is running touch wiz. No way it's smoother than the S8 in regard to touch wiz interface. It maybe smooth but it's not the powerhouse that the S8 is in any way.
    07-18-2017 01:05 AM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    Smoother? How could that be? It is running touch wiz. No way it's smoother than the S8 in regard to touch wiz interface. It maybe smooth but it's not the powerhouse that the S8 is in any way.
    There's quite a noticeable lag in the stock Samsung S8 series launcher when compared to S7 series on Nougat (I have both). I just wished Samsung to tweak the performance to remove that lag and give an option for vertical app list... only reason I still use Nova on both my S7E and S8+.
    07-23-2017 08:45 AM
  16. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    So for those of you who have gone through a ton of Android phones like I have, do you think it's the smoothest you've used? The S8 is nothing like the S7 touch wiz or I call it tough wiz. It was choppy and sticky. This S8 is so fluid and smooth. The more I use it the more I appreciate it. It's by far the smoothest interface I've used. However I have not used the Pixel but did have the Nexus 6p which I think the Pixel is a tweaked out version of the 6p anyway and the S8 beats it out. What do you guys think. Is the S8 the smoothest Android interface on the market? I think so. Just curious of everyone's take on it. Chime in and let me know what your take is. Do you keep your S8 at full resolution or do you keep it in default mode as it came? Also it seems that most have the plus version. I feel like I am the minority having the regular S8. Post what you have either the regular size or the plus and why you chose your model. I'm just curious of others thoughts. I also see a lot of people not using a screen protector. I'm definitely using one but not a tempered glass. I'm using a liquid skin by skinomi. Post what you use or the kind as I'm curious what else is out there that is good. The Skinomi is great and does not collect fingerprints hardly at all. So are you a regular size S8 user or a Plus user? Tell me why you chose one over the other. I personally like the one handed use. I wanted the plus but I was afraid it would be just too big after prolonged usage. I might be totally wrong though. Anyways thoughts???
    No Apple is, didn't say the friendliest just easiest or smoothest
    Dconn1975 likes this.
    07-23-2017 10:57 AM
  17. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    Smoother? How could that be? It is running touch wiz. No way it's smoother than the S8 in regard to touch wiz interface. It maybe smooth but it's not the powerhouse that the S8 is in any way.
    Can't tell you why that is, but it is. Maybe it's due to the Exynos cpu? I dunno maybe it's just better optimized for Samsung's own SoC.
    Dconn1975 likes this.
    07-24-2017 01:02 PM
  18. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Can't tell you why that is, but it is. Maybe it's due to the Exynos cpu? I dunno maybe it's just better optimized for Samsung's own SoC.
    Oh you have Exynos running in yours? That's the answer right there. That's why yours is so smooth. I didn't realize you were running that. Stands to reason.
    07-24-2017 01:55 PM
  19. Rufinoman's Avatar
    I too have the Exynos version G950F (European unlocked) and it's incredibly smooth. The iPhone 6S I had previously was pretty quick, but frankly there's no comparison.
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    07-28-2017 11:13 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I too have the Exynos version G950F (European unlocked) and it's incredibly smooth. The iPhone 6S I had previously was pretty quick, but frankly there's no comparison.
    Oh you have Exynos running in yours? That's the answer right there. That's why yours is so smooth. I didn't realize you were running that. Stands to reason.
    You should check out this article . https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh....php?p=5902956
    07-28-2017 11:21 AM
  21. Rufinoman's Avatar
    Interesting.
    I suppose one could come to a similar conclusion with an i7 quad core vs FX 8350 eight core direct experiment. Anyway, it has a certain amount of bragging rights cache to it.
    What I've never understood though, is why unlocked international and European Galaxys (Galaxies?) have the snappier CPUs and the US versions don't, generally speaking.
    07-28-2017 12:57 PM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    Have you tried a Pixel? Not my favorite phone but I think it has the smoothest interface.
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    07-28-2017 12:59 PM
  23. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Have you tried a Pixel? Not my favorite phone but I think it has the smoothest interface.
    I've heard the Pixel to be smooth but I owned a Nexus 6p which I've researched heavily the comparisons between the Pixel and the 6p which lead me to believe the Pixel is just a tweaked out model of the 6p. Personally I compare every Android device against the Nexus 6p. The 6p was just that good and I don't see how the Pixel could be any better in terms of interface and how smooth the software is or was. That said ive not used a pixel but I'm tempted to trade my S8 for a 5 inch pixel though. If the Pixel is anything like the Nexus 6p I know I'll personally love it. Have you used both the 6p and the Pixel side by side?
    07-28-2017 01:54 PM
  24. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I too have the Exynos version G950F (European unlocked) and it's incredibly smooth. The iPhone 6S I had previously was pretty quick, but frankly there's no comparison.
    So the processor in yours is indeed better than the 835 Snapdragon? I've heard this was the case but never knew for sure. I've even been told this by a top leading engineer with Apple so I have to think the 835 Snapdragon is inferior here. Anyone can confirm this or refute this? I'm really curious. My model has the 835 Snapdragon which I find to be a powerhouse and extremely smooth. If the other processor is indeed better than I'd much rather have it. I just don't know bc I've never tested the other one. Anyone have real world experience with both?
    07-28-2017 02:06 PM
  25. Rufinoman's Avatar
    So the processor in yours is indeed better than the 835 Snapdragon? I've heard this was the case but never knew for sure. I've even been told this by a top leading engineer with Apple so I have to think the 835 Snapdragon is inferior here. Anyone can confirm this or refute this? I'm really curious. My model has the 835 Snapdragon which I find to be a powerhouse and extremely smooth. If the other processor is indeed better than I'd much rather have it. I just don't know bc I've never tested the other one. Anyone have real world experience with both?
    No idea which is better to be honest. I imagine that if my S8 had the 835, I'd still be happy
    07-28-2017 02:17 PM
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