Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016my deal breaker is TouchwizIf Sammy wouldn't have that stupid Lagwiz I would have been their customer years ago. Also the bloatware they keep calling "features" is of astronomical size and ruins the whole experience and performance. Unless you root it and completely debloat it, the phone is absolute junk full of more junk.
But since they keep pushing it every year, every time my choice goes to Sony. The only advantage Sammy has over Sony is the display (not the resolution - I don't use VR, but the blacks, though they over-saturate them like hell and people keep saying they have burn-ins) and the camera (but frankly I never take photos so I don't care at all about that).
Reading all the comments bellow, looks to me like 90% of them would be the happiest people if they would use Sony products instead :))
Sony has the best Android UI and software optimization right after the Nexus line & Pixel (though they are deal breakers for me for not having SD CARD and waterproof).
Over time there will be NO LAG, no need to hard reset the phone every 2 months like you have to do with Sammy phones.
Sony OFFICIALLY provides bootloader unlocking on their website! HA!
My friend sat on a chair and his S6 dropped from his pocket on the wood floor - 30-40cm drop. His display looks like someone used a hammer on it. And it had a case! My sony phone got so many drops and it doesn't even have a scratch - NO CASE (Xperia Z - glass phone). And to replace the display it costs almost as much as a brand new S6 LMAO.
Looks like I'm gonna get XZ - another Sony :D
I said this a LONG time ago: Sammy is the iPhone of Androids: a disgrace to the meaning of open-source.
All these changes in the poll are good.
I want stereo speakers, IR for remote control, bigger and removable battery, and for god sake, a clean android.
Note 7 was almost perfect. If they make S8 from N7 + this sugestions, I'm good.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016There are many wired headphones out there that have removable wires...replace with a $5 aux ca... moreBluetooth technology is improving every year. I know someone that has a very keen ear for music, got a decent pair of Bose Bluetooth headphones & swears by them. She called me crazy when I stated using Bluetooth on my 5S a few back & said the same as what you are saying. Yes the Bose are expensive but the sound from them are second to non & she says that you would think there is a wire connecting them.
To take away the jack Samsung need to make it worth while & I am sad to say that Apple did not make it worth while for many people (although it did not bother me that much anyway) by not having a second speaker at the bottom of the phone in its place, as that what it looks like.
Samsung is digging their own grave by omitting headphone jack and blindly following iphone. WTH is wrong with this company? IR Already gone. Removable battery gone.Where does their innovation go? They are backsliding from innovating to imitating. RIP Samsung. You will definitely loose a lot of loyal fans.
SJM32, 12 Dec 2016I will give you the additional device to charge as I have 2 phones, a Smartwatch & my earp... moreThere are many wired headphones out there that have removable wires...replace with a $5 aux cable...boom, done (also many come with braided and sturdy cables, so you need to do a lot to fray them). Audio quality also comes into play, Bluetooth suffers from compression and can more easily be interfered with, it will practically never match wired, even with improvements in BT 5, you simply couldn't match a decent DAC.
Not to mention BT headphones go for premium prices, for lower grade pairs.
The 3.5mm jack on a device does not take up much room, with a decent DAC behind it, yes may take a little bit...but for those that also utilize our phone as a MP3 player substitute, its a huge deal, this poll even shows that the big majority count it as a deal breaker.
The loss of the 3.5mm jack is not the future...nothing revolutionary has taken its place, BT isn't it, it was already there and serves many other purposes. The space argument is pointless as nothing new has shown up to utilize that space other than a slightly larger battery...that's not revolutionary, make the battery cells better, safer, denser (graphene batteries have been making rounds)...that's the future, not removing a feature to a phone with nothing.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016I can't be happy having to charge another device, having to carry another charger and having t... moreI will give you the additional device to charge as I have 2 phones, a Smartwatch & my earphones to charge, can get messy, but this is only a slight hindrance for no wires.
No head/earphones last forever, wires can split which I would put on par with the battery burning out. Used my Bluetooth earphones for about 2 years now, still going strong. Had a few pairs of wired earphones & they would last under a year as the wire would fray & stop working.
AnonD-619832, 12 Dec 2016This is just a hardware move. The 3.5mm jack takes up a lot of internal space and with wireles... moreI can't be happy having to charge another device, having to carry another charger and having to replace my headphones with every new phone because of the worn out battery. You people have 0 common sense.
You guys forgot screen size. There is no way I am buying anything bigger than S7 for daily phone. In fact, I want it a bit smaller with a bit thicker bezzels and thicker size. As it is, without a case, it is impossible to handle with one [little] hand. Palm touches screen by bezzels, phone so thin that doesn't provide comfortable grip. Not to mention the slippery back. This is my first phone eve I had to put a case on.
Stondec100, 12 Dec 2016I just want an IR blaster and Note 8 released at the same time as the S8. Is that too much to ask?why do we try to limit phone manufacturers to using old tech when we should be pushing TV manufacturers to use bluetooth remotes. I think that is the way forward. Same with the headphone jack, forget it its old news, just get wireless headphones and with bluetooth 5 support the audio quality should hopefully improve.
Disappointed Jack, 12 Dec 2016Agreed ... Why do Android manufacturers have to copy Apple in every single thing? Android has ... moreThis is just a hardware move. The 3.5mm jack takes up a lot of internal space and with wireles headphones getting better and cheaper why do people still hold on to the past. Get a nice set of wireless headphones and be happy.
AnonD-568493, 12 Dec 2016Sorry but you are looking for a "Pro" version of the S8? So Samsung must launch a flagship and... moreRe your comment,
As your name suggests you maybe a foneluva so you of all people would understand the plight of myself at never being able to have the Note 7?
Early rumours indicated that there would be 2 versions of the S8, The S8 and a S8 Pro version for those of us who were original Galaxy Note 7 Buyers. Yes I would pay more for productivity power based version with SPen of the S8.
Otherwise I shall buy the best version of the S8 available and then buy a Note 8 later that year. Also remember here in Europe we have not had an official release Note series phone since Note 4.
The biggest deal breaker for me would be if the S8 does not have a 4K screen with HDR.
I still wana be able to watch the 4K videos I record directly on my phone.
1) no removable battery
2) no jack
iDiots from Apple are destroying even Samsung. Samsung looks like a company without brain but with iNoBrain.
With the amount of decent wireless headphones that are on the market the removal of jack is not a deal break to me so let them copy Motorola/Lenovo, Bluetooth is the future & I hate wires!
What is a deal breaker is not being able to use the phone without it lagging, force closing or just freezing up so the S8 needs better optimisation & a better OS with less bloatware.
Headphone jack would be a blatantly stupid move. I would only consider losing the 3.5mm jack if it was to fit in the SPEN on the next galaxy, wpould strill be very very inconvenient though
Where is the "non-inflammable phone" option? XD Out of those 4, I would go with mini jack, but there is so much more for me in terms of Samsung. To me, the deal breaker that has been going since S6 is value for money factor, and Samsung has nothing to offer, compared to the other companies, that would justify their insane, Apple-like prices. Just because I can afford it, doesn't mean I will waste the money.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016Add an option "none of those is a deal breaker for me" to see more accurate resultsAgree, but also add an option for "all of those are deal breakers for me" and an option for "non-removable battery".
For me, the dealbreaker would be the 3.5mm jack. There's just no reason to say goodbye to it, and it appears like a blatant copy to Apple.
Yes, for years I've maintained that Samsung doesn't copy Apple, nor viceversa, because the world was itself heading towards similar designs, unlike the era of Nokia where each phone's design was a novelty.
But now, if they copy Apple, its going to be a blatant rip off, sorry for no polite words. And a useless rip off too, with no quality or productivity benefit,