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Switching from S6 Edge to S8?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GodLovesYou, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. GodLovesYou

    GodLovesYou Android Enthusiast
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    Hey guys!!

    I would like to get your opinion about this, should I buy or not the new flagship from Samsung?


  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I personally upgrade when my old phone isn't cutting it any more rather than when a new one comes out, so the first question I'd ask is whether there is anything where the S6E is not meeting my needs. If you can answer that then you can see whether the S8 will fix those problems ;).

    But based on specs (since reviews seem still to be embargoed) it should be a decent step up in most respects: it's a little taller, slightly narrower, and more comfortable to hold than I remember the S6E being. Faster processor obviously, more storage plus sd expansion, and I expect the camera is a little better (it's certainly fast in operation, that's all I can really say from playing with it, but the pixels are bigger and it's a later-generation sensor so on paper it ought to be an improvement). We need reviews/real-world experience to say more.

    Whether you should or not only you can say, and I'd certainly have a look at one for real before making any decisions. But as long as there's no fault that's not come to light yet it should be an improvement in most or all respects, especially if you like Samsung phones.
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  3. tdse

    tdse Well-Known Member

    My most recent phone was an S6 Edge, and my S8 was just delivered today. I was getting horrible battery life out of my S6, so needed to upgrade. First impressions (I've literally had it in hand for about an hour) - event though larger, it's easier to handle due to it being slimmer. Not sure how much I'll use Bixby, but it seems slick so far. Bixby images seems like something that could be useful. The camera seems decent (waiting to try in low light).
    A couple things that are funky - fingerprint recognition on the back of the phone. I used that as my screen lock with my S6 Edge; seems cumbersome now. And the fact that the charger is not a micro USB - requires an adapter. That's a little off-putting.
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Surely the charger comes with a USB-C cable??

    Don't regret USB-C: microUSB is on the way out for phones, and Samsung are actually a year behind many other manufacturers in adopting USB-C.This was the only sensible move.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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