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  1. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    02-25-2018 04:03 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I thought the Visual Core was technically a co-processor that the actual SoC could hand off HDR post-processing tasks to and that the camera itself is still running on the Snapdragon 835
    That's still qualifies for the camera
    02-25-2018 05:17 PM
  3. Nubwy's Avatar
    No. We know the S9 will be using the next gen Snapdragons and Exynos. That is fact.

    ......

    Aside from the fact that from a performance standpoint the S9 is better than the Pixel 2 (The Exynos at least. The SD 845 is already better than the SD 835 in the Pixel and the Exynos 9's benchmarks have it at 2x faster than the SD 845 for single core), most of the other items for consideration are software.
    There's a good article on AC that breaks down why benchmarks are getting less and less important each year. It's a given that most new flagships will be technically superior than the previous model. But when it comes to practical usage, the S9 and S8 models will be just as fast and fluid to use as the last three models of iPhone. Phones are fast, and the specs generally don't matter to most people when we talk about SoCs.
    02-25-2018 05:46 PM
  4. applejosh's Avatar
    I have had the SG7, SG8+, and Note8. Now have a Pixel 2 (smaller size), and I’m impressed with how well the Pixel works. Coupled with the extreme lag of updates by Samsung, and I won’t get another one any time soon. I like the Samsung hardware to be honest, but it is less snappy than Pixel and security updates (and especially major updates) are always lagging.
    02-25-2018 06:19 PM
  5. Gdraft#WN's Avatar
    The only issue with going Pixel.... Is that you won't be very excited when the "next new phone" comes out.

    I have a Pixel XL, got it day 2.

    It runs SO SMOOTHLY, I never considered a Pixel2 XL and don't think I will be considering a Pixel3 XL.

    I have never had, never seen, a phone that runs this smooth for this amount of time. Sure a new phone runs great for 6 months. Then the lag starts, then you factory reset, then a few months later the lag comes back.

    The Pixel simply does not have lag.... Ever.

    In the entire time I have had this phone I have only turned it off a handful of times, and then it was when the wife was wanting my attention, not because the phone needed it.

    Depends on what you want in a phone. But if you want it to work as good on day xxx as it did on day 1... PIXEL
    02-25-2018 08:52 PM
  6. dmb219's Avatar
    I have a P2XL, on my 3rd one d/t display issues. The one I have now is good. I like the updates and stock Android but I'm gonna try the S9+. I'm going to keep the phone I like. I'm thinking I'll like the display on the Samsung. Rooting/modding used to be an issue for me but the firmware on phones has become so complex it's hard to improve on the stock config.
    02-25-2018 10:59 PM
  7. aha's Avatar
    Still on the fence... reluctant to get S9+. Pixel 2 XL's screen is a bit turn-off though... weird, usually I pull trigger pretty fast. Maybe the phones nowadays are just this good... even my S7E isn't that bad after almost 2 years.
    03-17-2018 04:50 PM
  8. aha's Avatar
    The other day my phone got so greasy with finger prints, I just went to washroom and used the soap to wash it clean, without thinking too much about it
    03-17-2018 04:53 PM
  9. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    I would probably keep a Pixel or 2XL if they offered more features. But like everyone says. You really buy a Pixel for updates and being more fluid. Me personally would rather have wireless charging,ip68,sd expansion and Samsung Pay. If the next Pixel has ip 68 and wireless charging I would seriously think about getting and keeping one. I guess time will tell
    03-17-2018 07:05 PM
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