09-25-2017 09:28 PM
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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    There are a lot of new phones on the horizon. Is the S8 series good enough to stay with, or are you looking to jump to the Note 8, Pixel XL2, V30 or the iPhone X?
    09-15-2017 07:55 PM
  2. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I have jumped (on demand) to Note 8 from S8
    09-15-2017 08:00 PM
  3. burrzoo's Avatar
    Went for the Note 8 and not looking back (or forward to an iPhone, pixel, LG, etc.)
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-15-2017 08:01 PM
  4. robmidi's Avatar
    There are a lot of new phones on the horizon. Is the S8 series good enough to stay with, or are you looking to jump to the Note 8, Pixel XL2, V30 or the iPhone X?
    I got an s8+ and my wife a Note 8 (she wanted a stylus).
    09-15-2017 08:04 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I have jumped (on demand) to Note 8 from S8
    How are you liking it.... Was it a good choice?
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-15-2017 08:07 PM
  6. digitalbreak's Avatar
    How are you liking it.... Was it a good choice?
    I quite like the boxy feel than the curved feel. It certainly gives that extra grip. Loving the SPen so far. And, yes, the 6GB RAM is indeed making a huge difference in performance as well.

    Camera and battery too early for me to talk about but I am confident it will be better than S8 as S8 has lesser battery.

    Here is my first sketch attached

    09-15-2017 08:10 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    How are you liking it.... Was it a good choice?
    I did the same. Son has my S8+ and I'm LOVING the Note 8
    09-15-2017 08:11 PM
  8. nuangel2's Avatar
    I had 8 plus now note 8 I wanted the note and s pen. I am all set love note
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-15-2017 08:17 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I quite like the boxy feel than the curved feel. It certainly gives that extra grip. Loving the SPen so far. And, yes, the 6GB RAM is indeed making a huge difference in performance as well.

    Camera and battery too early for me to talk about but I am confident it will be better than S8 as S8 has lesser battery.

    Here is my first sketch attached

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8fab237cae.jpg
    I wondered whether the 6gb would make a noticeable difference. I think all top phones should use that as a minimum.
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-15-2017 08:26 PM
  10. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    no big differences between S8+ and note8, typically the same.
    tuckertje01 likes this.
    09-15-2017 08:46 PM
  11. Toddki13's Avatar
    How is battery life on note 8?
    09-15-2017 09:09 PM
  12. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I am keeping my S8+ and I bought a Note 8 today. So far with the Note 8, I am very happy with it's performance and features. I expect the battery life to be at least equal or a bit better then the S8+ in the 9 hours that I've had it so far. I think both of these phones will keep my happy for the next year.

    I would consider a Pixel phone but I absolutely hate the way Google sells those things every year. You end up waiting weeks just to see some in stock and then the delivery times is weeks in advance. By the time they have some in stock with no wait, I've lost interest and bought something else.
    09-15-2017 09:20 PM
  13. racedog's Avatar
    I have an S8 that I've had for 5 months. I like the phone overall but I find Bixby so annoying that I'm looking for a new phone. Will look at the V30 when it comes out. Don't know what I'm going to get yet but after years of Samsung they've managed to lose me by forcing Bixby on me.
    09-15-2017 09:23 PM
  14. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I have an S8 that I've had for 5 months. I like the phone overall but I find Bixby so annoying that I'm looking for a new phone. Will look at the V30 when it comes out. Don't know what I'm going to get yet but after years of Samsung they've managed to lose me by forcing Bixby on me.
    Why don't you disable Bixby using Package Disabler Pro? It works great. I've disabled it on both my S8+ and my Note 8.
    09-15-2017 09:25 PM
  15. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I have an S8 that I've had for 5 months. I like the phone overall but I find Bixby so annoying that I'm looking for a new phone. Will look at the V30 when it comes out. Don't know what I'm going to get yet but after years of Samsung they've managed to lose me by forcing Bixby on me.
    Why don't you disable Bixby using Package Disabler Pro? It works great. I've disabled it on both my S8+ and my Note 8.
    09-15-2017 09:25 PM
  16. racedog's Avatar
    If I use Disabler Pro do I lose the ability to do normal updates? How does DP affect other aspects of the phone?
    09-15-2017 09:33 PM
  17. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    If I use Disabler Pro do I lose the ability to do normal updates? How does DP affect other aspects of the phone?
    You will still get normal updates.

    I used Smart Switch to copy everything from my S8+ and it also copied the settings and everything that I had disabled in Package Disabler including Bixby. Once that was done, there was an OS update available and I was able to update my phone with no problems and Bixby is still disabled.

    I've heard there is an app in the play store that will allow you to remap the Bixby button to some other function, I just haven't tried it yet.
    racedog likes this.
    09-15-2017 09:38 PM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I quite like the boxy feel than the curved feel. It certainly gives that extra grip. Loving the SPen so far. And, yes, the 6GB RAM is indeed making a huge difference in performance as well.

    Camera and battery too early for me to talk about but I am confident it will be better than S8 as S8 has lesser battery.

    Here is my first sketch attached

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8fab237cae.jpg
    Really good drawing. I'd encourage you to post that for sharing, like to Zedge or something.
    digitalbreak likes this.
    09-15-2017 10:10 PM
  19. jon4400's Avatar
    Remind me again what year the S8 came out?
    09-16-2017 07:40 AM
  20. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Nope. I'm on phone buying restriction until the note 9.😂😂
    shaimere likes this.
    09-16-2017 08:11 AM
  21. Lepa79's Avatar
    Left S8 Plus to Note 8 just because I've always been a note user. Otherwise, S8 Plus is as good from performance perspective. If you never had a note before, then don't convince yourself you need a note. Stick with your S8. It's a good phone.
    amyf27 and robmidi like this.
    09-16-2017 08:42 AM
  22. davisgq's Avatar
    I'm happy with my S8+, though it's not even 1 month old yet Upgraded from an S7 Edge. I did play around with a display model Note 8 and though there were some really cool features, I made my right choice getting an S8+ instead as I didn't see myself using a lot of the Note 8 features other than possibly the stylus.
    robmidi likes this.
    09-16-2017 10:08 AM
  23. robmidi's Avatar
    I recently got an S8+ and my wife got the Note 8. Both awesome.
    09-22-2017 01:09 PM
  24. amyf27's Avatar
    Left S8 Plus to Note 8 just because I've always been a note user. Otherwise, S8 Plus is as good from performance perspective. If you never had a note before, then don't convince yourself you need a note. Stick with your S8. It's a good phone.
    Agree strongly.
    Lepa79 likes this.
    09-22-2017 07:22 PM
  25. Spaz888's Avatar
    If I was in the market for a new device, it's so late in the year it would be a no brainer to eliminate the iPhone 10 especially since there won't be sufficient stock until the new year. By then, Samsung and other vendors should have the Snapdragon 946 or higher CPU available. I am actually surprised the Note 8 doesn't have it, but historically, if not mistaken, the Note always have the same CPU as the regular Galaxy line. I am not impressed that Google didn't bother with the latest CPU available. Maybe in a several years they will change their architecture. Something tells me the XL2 won't be a strong seller. In the tech industry, Google, Samsung, Apple already know what will be in their phones a minimum of three generations from now.

    Finally, the 10 is a "beta" phone in my opinion. Apple visions this device to be what all future smartphones will be. In other words, next year the iPhone 9 will have the same features as the 10 (X) at a much reduced price. The 9 will surely be less buggy compared to the 10 which is Apple's new generation smartphone.
    09-22-2017 09:01 PM
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