Hey all, So I recently made the decision to sell my Iphone 7 Plus and pickup a Galaxy s8 Plus over buying the Iphone X. I thought my thoughts might help some people who are swayed one way or the other. I think both phones will be good phones, but I think Apple is trending downward in the technology arena. I work as a virtualization engineer in IT and they have grown very stagnant.. Here are my thoughts and observations: The recent keynote was underwhelming, like the last few have been. The big announcement was facial recognition, marketed as Face ID, which Samsung has had for quite some time. Sure the phone is a smaller form factor, which is a move in the right direction, but it's otherwise lackluster and an extremely minor leap in technology. I love imessage and facetime, but recently my testing of Google Duo showed it outperformed facetime during my testing. The Iphone X is $999 to start, that's insane.. The screen is smaller than the Galaxy S8 plus, and has a much smaller battery. The device while supporting wireless charging, does not support fast charging. I'm a much bigger fan of the Google ecosystem, google maps, google music, google photos with free unlimited photo storage. After using both Android Auto and Carplay, Carplay isn't close to Android Auto. One con of the Samsung would be they don't update the OS as frequent, but given that I can't of any IOS enhancements the last few years that were game changers.. I got the S8 plus out the door for $699 plus tax. I'm not one of those notch complainers, but sure it's not great, especially in landscape mode. I admit I have been a fan of Apple products, but the lack of innovation and just plain stupidity in design made me switch. The prime example is the Macbook 12 inch, with the one port, basically rendering the device useless for business users. I get that's not the target audience perhaps, but I'd love a small lightweight, ultra portable laptop for traveling. Don't get me started on the Apple watch. Anyway I could go on and on, I get Samsung had the battery issues, but they are making 4 billion off Apple for OLED panels that Apple couldn't pull off, so I'm willing to bet the quality control is through the roof given the Note 7 issues. I company the size of Apple should be able to innovate with the best, look at Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay. I just wave my phone near the terminal, any terminal and it completes the transaction. Apple instead locks you down, disabling NFC or all but Apple pay, and restricts you where you can use it. Come on.. Apple really went down the hill when Jobs died, look at the apple pencil and how you can charge it.. Ridiculous.