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The Galaxy S7 edge was considered by many, including us, to be one of the best smartphones of 2016. Now we have the Samsung Galaxy S8. According to other reviewers, it's prettier, more powerful, and bigger - but is it worth the upgrade? How much better is it than the S7 edge? Answers to these questions and more are found in this video. Enjoy!
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I've been sticked with my nexus 5 since jan 2014 and now I need new phone. My saving right now can afford S7, but not S8 (I have to continue saving to afford it) and now I'm tempted to choose S8. Which is the best option if you were me?
You can significantly speed up the screen scrolling and window transition process by enabling Developer Options in the settings section and reducing the default lag times and animation times on the 3 different display features. It doesn't make the phone any faster but it does improve the responsiveness and apparent quickness of window transitions. My co-worker, who has an iPhone X, is envious when he sees how fast and smooth my screen changes are compared to his phone, despite his phone's faster A11 processor. He's not happy that he spent $1000 for a phone that is not as zippy in his hand as my two-year-old Samsung, he has faster reflexes and better digital dexterity than I so he was able to fully appreciate how fast my phone display is. When we tested our wireless internet speed with ookla speedtest from the same location and same handset orientation, with the same phone carrier and having WiFi disabled, we found that my download speed was almost 3 times what his was - to our great surprise. We don't know whether this is a software or hardware issue but it isn't something that we expected. He's now even more pissed about that $1000 he shelled out for Apple's latest and greatest wonder tech.
Thanks for this video. I currently have an iphone6s but miss android. I just picked up an s7edge for about what I can sell the 6s for. I’m excited to be with android even if I am just playing a little behind the times.
So I found a good deal for the S7 but I wanted to wait for the S8 to go down. I'm doing a huge upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Prevail (2011) and I already bought the S7. Was that a good decision? Because the S7 is going for $254.99 on Boost Mobile with a discount. And the S8 is like $499.
Calliq E I have the s8 for 5 months and yes I have problems with the screen and the sound on videos that I record with this phone, I'm looking in going back to the 7 edge again, for me the 7 edge is better phone than the s8.
Eli Cruz how long have you had it for and have you ran into any problems like the unresponsive screen or a vertical pink line because I want to buy the phone but I'm hesitant due to so many people having these issues
It is a really good phone. I've had it for 2 years now and I do love it. I'm due an upgrade, but I'm not sure if it's worth it (even though I did manage to crack the screen a bit on the 6th/7th drop onto concrete - mine held up fine until that point, but do make sure it's actually in your pocket 😂)
I purchased the S7 a couple of months ago for $250. Totally worth it, my only problem is that I have to get into the habit of restarting it every now and then. The phone tends to lag, and freeze up after awhile.
The Galaxy S7 family is notorious for lag and freeze ups. The screen just goes black for no reason and sporadically. I have had a number of Samsung phones, and I will not be buying another until they fix these issues. My Galaxy S7 had gotten slow and could not multitask for example when running GPS and Slacker Radio at the same time.
I miss my s7. Getting s8 now, but s7 edge was fucking awesome.
😔😔😔. Has features ahead of 2016 smart phones, yet still maintains a classic old school feel. The device felt premium as fuck. I know its 2017 and time to get a new phone, but I miss my s7 edge, it was very special to me and it was perfect. Had everything u could ask for for a smart phone of its generation. 💔💔💔😭😭😭 R.I.P. S7 EDGE
This review fanboys the new phone too much. The placement of the finger print sensor on the s8 is a killer vs the s7 edge. There is no stand out feature the s8 has over the s7 and doesn’t really “refine” the design too much.
Several people I know still stick with the S7/S7 Edge because there's just too many storage and battery draining features and "unnecessary gimmicks" (as they call it) they would hardly use on the S8... They tell me, "Less means more in this regard...Sure they made an improvement with the SnD 835 and storage capacity, but they only rob it of processing speed and power with all the bloat and BS!"
I had the galaxy s7 edge and switches to the iPhone 7 plus. But I'm gonna switch back to android and get the galaxy s8. After using Samsung displays the iPhone screen looks sad and washed out. Can't wait to get the s8
Thanks for your review. I currently have the S7 Edge, and made a rash Black Friday decision to order the S8+ from where i currently work. It has just delivered, however i will not break the seal and return it Monday morning instead. Thanks again. The S7 Edge really is a great phone.
I came from a S4 I got new in 2013. I ran that phone until it wouldn't run anymore. Reboot loop/won't power on due to Power IC chip going bad.
It made a whole lot more sense to upgrade from the S4 to the S7 edge. Bigger screen, more tech, plus its been out for a year so first ate the depreciation while you reap the reward. S8 is too pricey and it's switch to USB-C would mean all the Vault cables I used on my S4 would be useless. I can deal with the 1 sided input USB-A
In terms of software longevity, I see maybe a few years or less of life on Galaxy phones so far. Coming from an S3 and now an S5, this seems to be a trend. Is there a massive difference in software to weigh a preference toward the S8 vs the S7? I know there is about a year difference, but the software doesn't seem to be too massively different. Do you think they would "last" equally or similarly in terms of software lag/randomly shutting off when "stressed", etc and being outdated? Do you think saving a couple hundred or so and buying the S7 would be detrimental, or would it be worth it just buying the S8? Looking at software alone and looking past the display. Obviously the S8 wins in aesthetics.