iPhone X vs S9

jamesrick80

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Note 8 still fulfills my all around needs...I will wait for the note 9 which I hope evolves to a foldable device .......no phone is as complete as the Note 8.
 

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Do describe this package? Touch wiz is still gimmicky and I’d like to know more about this “package”
The phone is basically a mini computer in your hand with the latest technologies available while keeping the SD Card slot up to 400GB and the headphone jack that still many love. Android is more advanced than iOS by the simple fact that it can be freely customized, also the multi taslking capabilities that Samsung has been implementing since the S3 days. Join that to the best screen available on a phone and you got the best package possible of performance + entertainment + security (Knox).
I do not understand what makes Touch wiz gimmicky? It's faster than ever since the S5 days, the only pre installed apps are the main Samsung apps such as the Galaxy Store and Samsung Health, and is still more capable than iOS, not to mention more appealing to the eye but that's subjective.
 
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Note 8 still fulfills my all around needs...I will wait for the note 9 which I hope evolves to a foldable device .......no phone is as complete as the Note 8.
Is the Note 9 rumored to be foldable or is the foldable going to be a new category unto itself?

Whatever it is, I’m hoping to be an early adopter. I’ve been waiting for them to get that foldable to market ever since I saw the prototypes. It will take the place of the iPad mini upgrade I would have made this year...except there’s no sign of Apple releasing a mini, is there?
 
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The phone is basically a mini computer in your hand with the latest technologies available while keeping the SD Card slot up to 400GB and the headphone jack that still many love. Android is more advanced than iOS by the simple fact that it can be freely customized, also the multi taslking capabilities that Samsung has been implementing since the S3 days. Join that to the best screen available on a phone and you got the best package possible of performance + entertainment + security (Knox).
I do not understand what makes Touch wiz gimmicky? It's faster than ever since the S5 days, the only pre installed apps are the main Samsung apps such as the Galaxy Store and Samsung Health, and is still more capable than iOS, not to mention more appealing to the eye but that's subjective.
Lets see those sales numbers and how they speak about how many people really love the s9

Also you mentioned the only preinstalled apps are Samsung health and galaxy store. That’s factually incorrect because carriers will install their own bloat onto it and sure it can be rooted to remove that but the fact is it should not have to be because Samsung should tell the carriers NO the way Apple does.
 

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Lets see those sales numbers and how they speak about how many people really love the s9

Also you mentioned the only preinstalled apps are Samsung health and galaxy store. That’s factually incorrect because carriers will install their own bloat onto it and sure it can be rooted to remove that but the fact is it should not have to be because Samsung should tell the carriers NO the way Apple does.
I have no experience with carrier locked phones so my opinion was based always on unlocked models. The bloat comes from the carrier so it's not Samsungs fault. Again sales numbers doesn't mean that a product is better than another thats actually a very poor argument simply by the fact that most Apple users upgrade to the latest iPhone for the simple case that it's an iPhone, also based from what they see their friends using. Talking about real life experience and observation.
 
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Vegastouch

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It is different, I was just more going for them both doing the same functional things mostly but in different ways. iOS does fail at customizing the home screen experience, though.

Edit: Once you add something to share sheet, like Hangouts, it’s there for good.
Just tried to do what you showed and Hangouts didnt show as an option and what did , didnt have a turn on switch. WTH!
 

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/poqniJRMvhRd88LG3

I can totally share the trash website directly to hangouts.
So, I'm reading how to share things on iOS and it says I need to have iTunes. So lame. Is this correct? Just to do what we were discussing to share something from like the Daily Mail ,etc? I don't really want to have iTunes so is that just for sharing to your other Apple devices? As I stated earlier, I tried to do what you showed in that video and it doesn't show Hangouts as an option even though I have it on the iPad.
Apple just being complicated.
 

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So, I'm reading how to share things on iOS and it says I need to have iTunes. So lame. Is this correct? Just to do what we were discussing to share something from like the Daily Mail ,etc? I don't really want to have iTunes so is that just for sharing to your other Apple devices? As I stated earlier, I tried to do what you showed in that video and it doesn't show Hangouts as an option even though I have it on the iPad.
Apple just being complicated.
No. The last time I plugged my phone into a computer was to wipe and reinstall iOS completely. I don’t know what’s going wrong with your installation, but I find sharing on iOS to be super easy. Just have the app installed, go into the sharing menu, make sure the option is checked, then share.
 

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No. The last time I plugged my phone into a computer was to wipe and reinstall iOS completely. I don’t know what’s going wrong with your installation, but I find sharing on iOS to be super easy. Just have the app installed, go into the sharing menu, make sure the option is checked, then share.
I got it to show up and then i turned it on.....finally, but I had to open something else where it showed up to do that but it works now.
 
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Bang for your buck = features / price..

Based on the above.. here in the UK.. the best price from a respectable retailer I can purchase the X from currently is £959 for 64gb version (no promotional offers at launch) whilst I can pre-order (again from a respectable retailer) the S9 64gb for £591 (granted with a promotional offer at launch)?!

The “bang for your buck” is clear in this comparison given these are the latest and current flagship products from the two mobile behemoths that are Apple and Samsung!
 

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The S9
The S9 Plus
The iPhone X
The iPhone xI
The iPhone XI Plus.
Any version of the Pixel....

will all be trumped by the Note 9. The Note line is the new king of the jungle. Sorry folks, just telling it as it is. You can blame Tim Crook for that.

Watching this thread is like watching the play-off game for 3rd spot in the FIFA World Cup. Both devices are inferior to the Note.
 
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How familiar are you with the iPhone? Have you owned any Apple product before? Are you familiar with Apple's philosophy, and why Apple products are the way they are?

If you want a phone which will simply work as long as possible, customer experience which is unmatched by anyone so far in the tech world, a hardware which is so advanced that competition need several months to catch up in performance, operating system, which even though limited, is the most stable and reliable piece of software engineering there is, operating system which is sure to be patched up very quickly whenever there is something wrong, or there is an external threat. If you want the perfect synchrony of hardware and software, further enforced by unmatched customer service, as I have already mentioned, go with the iPhone. Cons would be that Apple products are significantly higher priced than competition, lack of expandable storage and limited OS, limited in a way there is little you can do in way of customization.


If you want an also good phone, which is just more user customizable and has expandable storage, go with the Android. And... good luck. Advantages over the iPhone? Well, few like almost limitless user customization and tweaking, some models have really high capacity batteries, some have expandable (but very slow speed) storage. All of those devices are orchestrated by the OS which was created as an OS for Blackberry like phones, and became an response to iPhone and iOS later, and which still - believe it or not: cannot get its **** together to this very day.


That's my humble opinion. Now, choose wisely. Whatever you do, it is your choice.
 

nordique

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I love my iPhone X
But its hard to justify spending so much on iPhones these days. I remember when the latest greatest flagship iPhone was just 199$ on contract....now it's 599$ on contract (in Canada)....the S9 is only 250$ on contract. I get the iPhone 8 is the "base" model that is more comparable but the S9 is significantly better value than the iPhone 8. It's premium in the same vein as the X is.

I get that the X's an expensive product and apple priced it accordingly but sometimes I wonder why I spent this much on a phone haha.

S9 looks like fantastic value. Loved the S7. It's actually cheaper in Canada than the S8 was which is a huge plus. I'm just tied to iOS too much. It's really the only thing that keeps me from moving with 2 feet in and I spent about 18 months on Android with the S7, absolutely loved it because of how much you can do with it and how liberating it felt from the very conservative and "boring" iOS, but with all my overseas family members, FaceTime and iMessage and mac integration became a thing
 

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I love my iPhone X
But its hard to justify spending so much on iPhones these days. I remember when the latest greatest flagship iPhone was just 199$ on contract....now it's 599$ on contract (in Canada)....the S9 is only 250$ on contract. I get the iPhone 8 is the "base" model that is more comparable but the S9 is significantly better value than the iPhone 8. It's premium in the same vein as the X is.

I get that the X's an expensive product and apple priced it accordingly but sometimes I wonder why I spent this much on a phone haha.

S9 looks like fantastic value. Loved the S7. It's actually cheaper in Canada than the S8 was which is a huge plus. I'm just tied to iOS too much. It's really the only thing that keeps me from moving with 2 feet in and I spent about 18 months on Android with the S7, absolutely loved it because of how much you can do with it and how liberating it felt from the very conservative and "boring" iOS, but with all my overseas family members, FaceTime and iMessage and mac integration became a thing
With Videotron here in Quebec you can get the S9+ for only 150$ on contract. The iPhone X is 399$.

You put the finger on the problem with Facetime and iMessage...95% of my contacts (probably 99%) use iPhone...with iMessage and FaceTime.
 
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Vegastouch

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The S9
The S9 Plus
The iPhone X
The iPhone xI
The iPhone XI Plus.
Any version of the Pixel....

will all be trumped by the Note 9. The Note line is the new king of the jungle. Sorry folks, just telling it as it is. You can blame Tim Crook for that.

Watching this thread is like watching the play-off game for 3rd spot in the FIFA World Cup. Both devices are inferior to the Note.
It may be but I have zero interest in the Notes. Too big is the biggest thing. I just don't want a phone that big and I've really no use the pen either. I don't work in an office doing the type of work that you got need it for. But the biggest thing for me is the size.
 

Vegastouch

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How familiar are you with the iPhone? Have you owned any Apple product before? Are you familiar with Apple's philosophy, and why Apple products are the way they are?

If you want a phone which will simply work as long as possible, customer experience which is unmatched by anyone so far in the tech world, a hardware which is so advanced that competition need several months to catch up in performance, operating system, which even though limited, is the most stable and reliable piece of software engineering there is, operating system which is sure to be patched up very quickly whenever there is something wrong, or there is an external threat. If you want the perfect synchrony of hardware and software, further enforced by unmatched customer service, as I have already mentioned, go with the iPhone. Cons would be that Apple products are significantly higher priced than competition, lack of expandable storage and limited OS, limited in a way there is little you can do in way of customization.


If you want an also good phone, which is just more user customizable and has expandable storage, go with the Android. And... good luck. Advantages over the iPhone? Well, few like almost limitless user customization and tweaking, some models have really high capacity batteries, some have expandable (but very slow speed) storage. All of those devices are orchestrated by the OS which was created as an OS for Blackberry like phones, and became an response to iPhone and iOS later, and which still - believe it or not: cannot get its **** together to this very day.


That's my humble opinion. Now, choose wisely. Whatever you do, it is your choice.
Lmao, well that's lying it on thick,..and over exagerated IMO. But, whatever suits you is fine and respect that. I'm not one to argue what is better because I don't care.
I don't see the iPhone as being the best hardware. Nothing stands out about it over the others.
And I LOVE the expandable storage because I can buy a cheaper 32GB device and add 128GB more for $50 or less. They go down all the time and they aren't slow.
Never ever had an issue with microcards and I already have about 1500 songs I put on it so when I put it in, music I really like is there instantly. And yes I also stream as well but like to usey own more often.

If I were able to add that to my 32GB 9.7" iPad I recently got on sale for $270, I wouldn't worry about updates eating it up like Apple devices do. But since I don't use tablets as heavy with apps as my phones, I'm probanly ok there.
 
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The S9
The S9 Plus
The iPhone X
The iPhone xI
The iPhone XI Plus.
Any version of the Pixel....

will all be trumped by the Note 9. The Note line is the new king of the jungle. Sorry folks, just telling it as it is. You can blame Tim Crook for that.

Watching this thread is like watching the play-off game for 3rd spot in the FIFA World Cup. Both devices are inferior to the Note.
Rather foolish statement to make considering we don’t know what any of the other flagships will bring...
 

Deeds500

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Rather foolish statement to make considering we don’t know what any of the other flagships will bring...
You don't need to be Einstein to know what this year's iphone will bring. New anamojis, a Plus model, something else to lock you into the Apple ecosytem and a new albeit underwhelming and useless feature.

The Note 9 however sounds very very interesting.
 

Deeds500

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If you take a look at the person you’re responding to, he’s a huge fan of Samsung and will find reasons why they win competitions.
You got it all wrong, I'm not anti Apple or pro Samsung. Sometimes football fans get frustrated when they keep seeing their team lose, just watch Arsenal Fan TV on youtube as an example. Well just imagine that with me, but instead of supporting a football team, you use a company's product but are frustrated with their new releases.
 

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You don't need to be Einstein to know what this year's iphone will bring. New anamojis, a Plus model, something else to lock you into the Apple ecosytem and a new albeit underwhelming and useless feature.

The Note 9 however sounds very very interesting.
What’s useless to you to is useful to others

A lot will find the S pen useless for the most part. Some will love it

Apple won’t release a plus model of the X and not add any features Witt the device. What makes note 9 more interesting? What the S9 is what note 9 will be with a few S pen features.

There wasn’t a huge difference from note 7 to note 8 apart from the obvious