But does Samsung have a cult of personality like Apple where people will shell out the money for the new phone and support Apples courage to remove the headphone jack by either buying expensive apple Bluetooth earbuds or an expensive adapter to get a headphone jack back? I don't think so.
Obviously there's no way of knowing for sure, but I maintain there's no way that iPhone X design would have been approved by Jobs. Looking at it side by side with the Samsung phones it's not even close. Samsung's is clean and sleek while Apple with that notch looks ridiculous. Anyone who says otherwise is in denial.
None of us actually need a new phone, and yet we focus so much of our attention on these products like they actually matter. Most people would be better off removing products from their lives, getting more sleep, and getting more exercise. Not obsessing over which smartphone they want to upgrade to this fall or which movie they're going to go see next or which game they're going to buy next week.
Maybe because you're in a thread about buying a new phone on a forum where a lot of discussion is about video games, movies and technology. As for obsession, you're talking about something that people are excited about that was announced less than 24 hours ago.
Its on you if you think that the rest of the people here are all 2 dimensional people that only exist on Gaf and only care about/do these things.
I know so many people who are more encouraged to eat well, diet and exercise thanks to apps that make their QOL in terms of calculating these things easier and better.
I just think that you've picked a really strange point to make. Sure, maybe its true for you personally that you don't want to spend all your time talking about or doing these things but don't just assume other people do. It also seems like a strange point to make in a discussion thread like this on a forum like this.
The rest of your post is agreeable but this felt like a really weird digression.
OT: Yes, I think the S8 looks a lot better but I'm already quite deep in the Apple family of hardware to back out effectively now unless there's something massive. That Wonder Woman comparison is mind-boggling though. Not sure how Apple thought that was a good idea.
This is really a non issue i've had the phone for over 4 months now, i don't think i ever had to avoid touching the screen. They way the designed the edge display you won't have accidental touches or at least i didn't.
I moved from the S6 Edge to the Pixel XL. I loved the S6 Edge at first and looked amazing, like something truly new but in the end I was glad to get away from touchwiz (this was my third Touchwiz phone, I keep dumping Samsung and then hearing that it got better and returning only to be annoyed again). The pixel is almost so non-descript it's a virtue. Just this thick, black oblong, with big bezels top and bottom. It's so featureless it's almost invisible in low light. But the OS is great and the battery lasts for ages and that makes for a much better experience IMO. Then lesson I learned was that sacrificing usability, like a fingerprint scanner, for a bezelless screen was a bad idea. But there is no reason you have to do that. A Pixel in a an S8 body would be a dream phone.
Those curves take all the sexiness out of that Samsung phone.
I like the tiny bezels around the X design. Really dislike the cutout part though. Is that only for the selfie cam? I never use that. Wish there was an option without it. Phone would have been sexy af.
I'm hoping that apple makes the 2 sides of the speaker on the front top of the phone for notifications while watching a video or playing a game. Make the screen cut off on the right after the speaker bezel and only apps use the top 2 screen spots. Or allow them to be black. I really doubt they are going to have this black strip in the middle of video or games.