Next phone...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Docle888, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Docle888 macrumors member

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    So my phone is starting to die. Here are my top 3 choices, iPhone 7 plus, Google Pixel and Galaxy S7 Edge. What do you guys think?
     
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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  3. Docle888 thread starter macrumors member

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    Premium, fast, reliable, lots of people own...
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    From my experience with the iPhone 7 Plus and S7 Edge, you can't go wrong with either. They both are fast, reliable, and popular. But have a differ set of pro and cons.

    S7 edge pros ...
    Better display (Much better)
    Much better design and smaller overall. I can use the 5.5 screen with one hand 99% of the time.
    Much less restrictive OS
    Fast charging and Fast Wireless charging
    Expandable storage
    Always On Display
    Samsung Pay
    Compatible with more devices (like smart watches, TVs, and etc)
    Better Camera .. although that's still debatable.
    Cheaper, there are so many great deals for this phone.

    iPhone 7 Plus pros ...
    Best stand-by battery life
    iCloud features (like handoff and talking calls)... Which are great if you have a Mac and/or iPad.
    iMessages
    Apple Pay
    No carrier bloat
    Unified updates (across all iOS devices)
    Better audio sound (speaker and headphones)
    Apple Care Service, especially if you are near an Apple Store.


    I never got my hands on a Pixel to speak on it.
     
  5. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    I would say the Pixel XL hands down, and wouldn't even think of the S7 Edge, and why bother with the iPhone and iOS ( yuck )

    - Pixel XL = Runs the best smartphone OS of any smartphone on the market. Stock Android is just the best of the best. Plus the phone is very high end build, has an excellent #1 camera, and amazing display, and very good battery life. It's a no brainer this is the phone to get.

    - S7 Edge = Touchwiz. Discussion over. Updates suck with Samsung. And the OS will lag over time.

    - iPhone 7 Plus = If you want something that looks three years dated, and runs an OS that looks like it's from 2007, get this phone. It's a great retro phone
     
  6. zukeveui Suspended

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    Go check all of them and decide for yourself. If you start listening to all the kool-aid here you will just make a bad choice.
     
  7. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    That basically sounds like iPhone territory to me.
     
  8. Docle888 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just wish the iPhone 8 would come out... Apple really dropped the ball on the 7 IMO.
     
  9. zukeveui Suspended

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    I like mine, but you have to set your requirements and decide. If you have any YES/NO questions then we can answer, but things like camera and display are more opinion then a fact in this case. Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise.
     
  10. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Aside from the design, and that's subjective, where did they drop the ball this year?
     
  11. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    New rumors this week saying there will be a 7S line next year, not a fully new iPhone 8.

    7S and 7S Plus will share same design as the current iPhone 7 line, but with the best internal hardware ever, and revolutionary better camera.

    The all new iPhone will be a 2018 as Apple needs more time to perfect the design and parts.
     
  12. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I had much the same sentiment when the 7 was announced. Without belaboring the point and hijacking your thread, I quickly state I'm a longtime Apple fan whose not very happy with the direction Apple seems to be headed or has taken with many of their products and services. I had intended to start migrating away from Apple hardware to Android/Google, starting with the Pixel XL. The Pixel XL is a terrific piece of hardware, best Android phone I've owned or used. Comparing it to my Nexus 6P, it exceeded that device in nearly every capacity (save for external speaker audio)--better camera, display, ergonomics, battery life, speed.

    I ultimately decided not to keep if for reason predominantly related to the Android OS and Android Wear, things that I've personally had issues with for a while now and sadly could not be overcome by the exceptional Pixel XL hardware.

    I've never owned the Galaxy S7 so I won't presume to offer a detail opinion, just that I personally don't like their software, nor the curved display.

    Since returning my Pixel XL, my son needed a smartphone so I handed down my 6s+ and was lucky enough to grab a Jet Black 7+. Yes, the design isn't that different but I'll be honest, the Jet Black finish is so damn beautiful--I'm a sucker for a black, monolithic slab and the 7+ finally hits my sweet spot with this design. It's also blazingly fast and from my brief experience so far, the dual lens camera lives up to the hype.

    All things being equal between the iPhone and Pixel, they're both supremely capable and very comparable in performance. My advice, baring the need for very specific feature only found on one of the phones (i.e. waterproofing, headphone jack), is pick the phone by picking the OS you prefer. It's what I constantly find myself doing.
     
  13. Docle888 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, thanks for the in depth analysis! I used to have a Galaxy S6 and absolutely hated the software, but the pixel seems pretty cool. I really don't wanna spend $850 on the iPhone 7 Plus, but I think it's kind of worth it. Everybody in my family has an iPhone, and felt really lost with the S6. No iMessage, no IOS updates etc.
     
  14. zukeveui Suspended

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    If you are skint then that leaves you with S7. It is the cheapest of the three.
     
  15. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Care to elaborate? Some need to fit in? Some need to be part of the crowd or the 'in crowd'? Buying the same phone "a lot of people have" is just being a follower and trying to fit in.

    On my team of 14 people, all but 2 have Android devices.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 7, 2016 ---
    MSRP for the S7 Edge 32GB (on Samsung's site) is $795, Pixel XL is $770 for 32 GB. Pixel is cheaper...
     
  16. zukeveui Suspended

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    Bloody hell all of them cost the same basically.
     
  17. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68000

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    this is exactly what "Mr. Mobile" (aka Michael Fisher) said in his latest video. These 2 are so dang close, just go with the OS of choice.

     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Wait for the S8 in March, get the Pixel or grab a 6S Plus.
     
  19. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Well that automatically rules the Pixel out. Not sure why that even matters, though. To be honest, I'd rather have something fewer people own so you stand out more.
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that's why I got the Xperia XZ.
    The benefits of getting a popular handset are better support, quicker software fixes, more accessories like cases and screen protectors etc.
     
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  22. zukeveui Suspended

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    If you would by a phone to stand out that would be sad.
     
  23. Channan macrumors 68030

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    If you buy a phone to fit in, that would be even sadder.
     
  24. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    Long wait times to deliver one, but I have ordered one and still waiting for it to be shipped. IMHO, OnePlus have the best device(s) this year on the market.
     
  25. bufffilm, Dec 9, 2016
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    All these phones (pixel, s7 edge, ip7+) are popular phones. The pixel is just newer...that's all.

    Given that I prefer 4.7" or smaller and I'm eligible for a new phone come Sept 2017 and only the biggest 5.5" iPhone (or larger) will be amoled...it's looking at least 50% probability that my next phone will be either a s8 or the pixel.

    I want the amoled display. But I'm not crazy about mini-USB or USB-c though...
     

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