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Ibuki
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(04-17-2017, 09:18 PM)
OT looking great, just like the phone.

Can't wait for Friday!
Trouble
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(04-17-2017, 09:19 PM)
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Damn the S8 is sexy as hell and calling my name, but I really can't justify upgrading my S7 just yet.
ZombiePlatypus
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(04-17-2017, 09:37 PM)
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I'm really excited for it and can't wait till it arrives.

Few questions for those getting it or that have had hands-on time with it in any capacity:
  • You guys getting cases or screen protectors? I think I'm personally not getting either of those, to let the massive screen have its full effect going. I'll probably slap a pop-socket on the back, and let the insurance kick in should anything happen.
  • Anyone know more about the selfie brightness thing being used here ? The phone doesn't have a front-flash right? I'm worried that's just some white-filter type thing that will make pics just look faded and over-exposed. Or whether it's a totally separate, 3rd party app.
  • How water-proof is this phone? Can you take pics with it while it's completely submerged underwater and swimming?
WordsintheWater
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(04-17-2017, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

I'm really excited for it and can't wait till it arrives.

Few questions for those getting it or that have had hands-on time with it in any capacity:

  • You guys getting cases or screen protectors? I think I'm personally not getting either of those, to let the massive screen have its full effect going. I'll probably slap a pop-socket on the back, and let the insurance kick in should anything happen.
  • Anyone know more about the selfie brightness thing being used here The phone doesn't have a front-flash right? I'm worried that's just some white-filter type thing that will make pics just look faded and over-exposed. Or whether it's a totally separate, 3rd party app.
  • How water-proof is this phone? Can you take pics with while it's completely submerged underwater?

The only one I can answer is the one with the cases. I bought 2 but I don't even know if I will use them. Want to see what they look like first. My S7 was accidentally hit out of my hands and the back of it was destroyed, ever since then I put a case on my phone. But I may just go without one this time.
Netherscourge
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(04-17-2017, 09:43 PM)
The DEX stuff is what I'm really interested in.

Phone+monitor+keyboard+mouse = a Google Desktop

That's pretty bad-ass.
BFIB
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(04-17-2017, 09:47 PM)
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Can't wait! TMobile just release already!
shanafan
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(04-17-2017, 09:47 PM)
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DEX mode sounds pretty neat.
VoxPop
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(04-17-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Beautiful thread. Beautiful phone. Horrible software.
jrcbandit
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(04-17-2017, 09:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

I'm really excited for it and can't wait till it arrives.

Few questions for those getting it or that have had hands-on time with it in any capacity:

  • You guys getting cases or screen protectors? I think I'm personally not getting either of those, to let the massive screen have its full effect going. I'll probably slap a pop-socket on the back, and let the insurance kick in should anything happen.
  • Anyone know more about the selfie brightness thing being used here ? The phone doesn't have a front-flash right? I'm worried that's just some white-filter type thing that will make pics just look faded and over-exposed. Or whether it's a totally separate, 3rd party app.
  • How water-proof is this phone? Can you take pics with it while it's completely submerged underwater and swimming?

Plastic screen protectors always feel horrible and I never found a decent tempered glass screen protector for the S7 Edge that would stay on when a case was also put on ;p. The curves of the S8 are different so I dunno if tempered glass screen protectors will work better?

You do realize that Insurance on these types of phones are a rip off? Usually like $8-12 a month plus a $150-200 deductible per incident.
Edit: Shop around for insurance. The Samsung Protection Plus plan for the S7 was a decent deal for the S7, not sure if it is the same for the S8. The deductible was only like $80 and the plan was $120 for 2 years.
StudioTan
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(04-17-2017, 09:54 PM)
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Grrrrr, mine is sitting at the store, they called me to pick it up. When I got there they weren't able to set it up on the system yet, gotta go back tomorrow. Had it in my hands too :(
Avixph
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(04-17-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by StudioTan

Grrrrr, mine is sitting at the store, they called me to pick it up. When I got there they weren't able to set it up on the system yet, gotta go back tomorrow. Had it in my hands too :(

Wow.
Lashley
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(04-17-2017, 09:57 PM)
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S8+ looks so fucking nice. Shame my contract doesn't end until June.

What are some good screen protectors and cases for it though?
Dr.Horrible
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(04-17-2017, 09:58 PM)
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Impatiently waiting for my order status to update on Verizon.
metalgear89
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(04-17-2017, 09:58 PM)
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Apparently review embargo ends tomorrow. I don't know what this embargo is supposed to achieve as we have people all over youtube reviewing every bit of the device.
Aesthet1c
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(04-17-2017, 09:58 PM)
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Awesome OT!

Can't wait for mine to get here! Just a few more days to go GAF!
ZombiePlatypus
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(04-17-2017, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by jrcbandit

Plastic screen protectors always feel horrible and I never found a decent tempered glass screen protector for the S7 Edge that would stay on when a case was also put on ;p. The curves of the S8 are different so I dunno if tempered glass screen protectors will work better?

You do realize that Insurance on these types of phones are a rip off? Usually like $8-12 a month plus a $150-200 deductible per incident.
Edit: Shop around for insurance. The Samsung Protection Plus plan for the S7 was a decent deal for the S7, not sure if it is the same for the S8. The deductible was only like $80 and the plan was $120 for 2 years.

Oh wow didn't realize that might be an option thanks. Honestly, even if I had a case and screen protector, I feel uncomfortable without insurance given how expensive these phones are.
vatstep
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(04-17-2017, 09:58 PM)
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I'm getting an S8+. Hopefully I don't regret it when the Note 8 is released.

Toying with the idea of getting a case since it's such an expensive phone, but I'm hesitant since I've never used one before.
AHA-Lambda
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(04-17-2017, 10:02 PM)
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ugh, why has UK only got 2 colours? >_>

I wanted the silver one
ZombiePlatypus
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(04-17-2017, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by vatstep

I'm getting an S8+. Hopefully I don't regret it when the Note 8 is released.

I was in the same boat, but I just accepted the fact that Note 8 will probably be stellar, but I'll have to skip it. I need a new phone now and can't wait around till Note 8 us revealed, then till wherever Sprint might get it.

Besides, it's not like S8 is chopped liver. :p
Hopefully it'll ride me over till Note 10 or something.
Bumhead
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(04-17-2017, 10:14 PM)
My early upgrade kicks in in May and I'm seriously contemplating an S8. Would be just my second non-Apple phone in 10 years.

At the risk of being that guy who derails the fuck out of the entire thread, is there anything I should know about switching from iPhone to the Galaxy range in particular?
xkramz
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(04-17-2017, 10:37 PM)
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for anyone who wants to keep the aesthetic of the phone while protecting it, get this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNSZJ31...iglink20241-20


PS: i do not work for spigen or is sponsored by them. im just going by experience. my s7 edge spigen clear case is still kicking
Jeffrey
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(04-17-2017, 10:40 PM)

Originally Posted by xkramz

for anyone who wants to keep the aesthetic of the phone while protecting it, get this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNSZJ31...iglink20241-20


PS: i do not work for spigen or is sponsored by them. im just going by experience. my s7 edge spigen clear case is still kicking

Those always feel weird on the back and start yellowing after a few months for me.
Khalifa Jayy
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(04-17-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Is it me or is the text in the OP images basically totally illegible, even on desktop?
Ibuki
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(04-17-2017, 10:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Khalifa Jayy

Is it me or is the text in the OP images basically totally illegible, even on desktop?

It looked that way, until I clicked to enlarge the images.

Not sure what is going on with that.
Amputechture
(04-17-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Might upgrade from my cracked S7E to the S8+ once I build up the courage to buy it. So expensive
Khalifa Jayy
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(04-17-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ibuki

It looked that way, until I clicked to enlarge the images.

Not sure what is going on with that.

Yea, I'd definitely split that image in half vertically.
GrizzleBoy
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(04-17-2017, 10:50 PM)

Originally Posted by VoxPop

Beautiful thread. Beautiful phone. Horrible software.

This is a terrible post.

1/10.

Banned from thread.
Sanjuro
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(04-17-2017, 10:54 PM)
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Samsung made sex with phones possible.

Who wants to buy my S7 Edge?
xkramz
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(04-17-2017, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Khalifa Jayy

Is it me or is the text in the OP images basically totally illegible, even on desktop?

i dont have any issues with it, what resolution is your pc running on? (not sure if that makes a difference) and waht browser youre using? im using chrome
Avixph
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(04-17-2017, 11:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Samsung made sex with phones possible.

Who wants to buy my S7 Edge?

Sell it on Swappa.
Dr.Horrible
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(04-17-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by xkramz

for anyone who wants to keep the aesthetic of the phone while protecting it, get this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNSZJ31...iglink20241-20


PS: i do not work for spigen or is sponsored by them. im just going by experience. my s7 edge spigen clear case is still kicking

That's the minimal case I ordered. Still need to find a medium duty one.
Log4Girlz
(04-17-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Have an S4...upgrade to 7 edge or wait for 8? Decisions, decisions.
Mediking
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(04-17-2017, 11:44 PM)
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I have an S7 Edge... why should I upgrade...?
VoxPop
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(04-17-2017, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy

This is a terrible post.

1/10.

Banned from thread.

Who are you?
Izayoi
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(04-17-2017, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by VoxPop

Beautiful thread. Beautiful phone. Horrible software.

??

Nougat is beautiful and smooth as butter, even on the S7. Are you referring to TouchWiz?

Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Those always feel weird on the back and start yellowing after a few months for me.

Do you smoke? I just got a clear one for the first time ever (normally I get a black case). I'm concerned about the yellowing...

Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

Have an S4...upgrade to 7 edge or wait for 8? Decisions, decisions.

The 8 is out in just a few days... why not wait?
Sanjuro
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(04-17-2017, 11:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mediking

I have an S7 Edge... why should I upgrade...?

I have one too. It's a minimal upgrade from a power perspective. Screen looks beautiful and there is much more screen space.

Im going to miss the front fingerprint methinks though.

Originally Posted by Avixph

Sell it on Swappa.

I'll probably sell it on here or trade it in. Online markets are too weird lately for me.

I was trying to tie in the sex joke though. 😑
Izuna
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(04-17-2017, 11:47 PM)
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UK GearVR deals, PM me when that happens.

Otherwise I hope you guys have lots of impressions ~~ particularly those coming from S7(edge)
BriGuy
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(04-18-2017, 12:17 AM)
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I got a spigen case that's black with gun metal trim. I think it will look pretty snazzy on the grey phone. It was like $15 too.
VoxPop
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(04-18-2017, 12:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Izayoi

??

Nougat is beautiful and smooth as butter, even on the S7. Are you referring to TouchWiz?

I wasn't aware Samsung made any other software.

They should really just stick with their trashy additions in Teizen and BadaOS
Avixph
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(04-18-2017, 12:23 AM)
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So which colors are y'all choosing?
Sanjuro
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(04-18-2017, 12:24 AM)
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Blaque.
Lashley
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(04-18-2017, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

Have an S4...upgrade to 7 edge or wait for 8? Decisions, decisions.

Err...the s8 is out in less than a week
ElzarTheBam
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(04-18-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Hmmmm

I get mine tomorrow morning.
Lagamorph
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(04-18-2017, 12:30 AM)
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I'm in the UK so my S8+ should be arriving on Thursday direct from Samsung since I pre-ordered under their Upgrade Program.

Does anyone know if accessories pre-ordered direct from Samsung ship early too? I ordered the Clearview case to go with it but I've no idea if that'll come on Thursday or if I have to wait for the 28th for it. I don't want to go a week without a case.
Zantetsuken
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(04-18-2017, 12:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElzarTheBam

Hmmmm

I get mine tomorrow morning.

Can you give some impressions when you do? Will it be Snapdragon or Exynos?


Also I envy you for getting it early.
Izayoi
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(04-18-2017, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by VoxPop

I wasn't aware Samsung made any other software.

They should really just stick with their trashy additions in Teizen and BadaOS

When was the last time you actually used TouchWiz?

In Android 7, the changes from OEM are very subtle and it really is not as offensive as you are making it out to be.
Sanjuro
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(04-18-2017, 12:47 AM)
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TouchWiz might be arguably better than iOS at this point, but as an Android user I just rather use Nova.

Nova is available btw along with other launchers.
ElzarTheBam
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(04-18-2017, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zantetsuken

Can you give some impressions when you do? Will it be Snapdragon or Exynos?


Also I envy you for getting it early.

I can try. Hopefully. If it comes on time.

Not sure on the processor until tomorrow I guess. What do you guys want to know specifically?
Izayoi
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(04-18-2017, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avixph

So which colors are y'all choosing?

Orchid Grey. Looks really amazing in person - a very strange purple/silver color that shifts under the light. I adore it.

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