None of these since the S2 do anything that would make me want them in the least - some of the things like the various dropped features or curved edge / 18:9 screens are even huge drawbacks for me. Frankly, at this rate, I don't see my next phone being a Samsung - or even there being a "next phone" any time soon. There's simply no compelling reason to "upgrade" - it would be more like just "grade" anyway...
Kangal, 19 Mar 2018The S7 most definitely WAS a revolutionary change.
It managed to keep two features from the S... moreSays it's a revolutionary change then proceeds to say things are slightly improved. First of all half of what you said is not true. Speaker is worse, it the same hardware but now has to blow through an extra waterproof layer, try talking with a piece of tissue in front of your mouth. Have you actually compared them in real life? S7 uses screen panel as the S6. Body strength is the same, how can S7 be stronger when they use the same type of construction and materials. Of course the price was the same, cost goes down and improvements are made, what do you think happens in a year of r&d.
S6 wasn't behind competition, it was easily the best camera of the year. Also S6 is much sharper than S7, S7 is only better in low light and auto focus. S7's dynamic range is garbage, and video sucks. It surely does not still have the best camera out there. If S6 is midrange and S7 would be mid range too. S8 has camera improvements, it not the same camera as S7.
Micro SD is not an improvement, it's just bringing back a feature that shouldn't have been removed in the first place, same goes for waterproofing. How many features does the S7 have over S5? S5 has more features actually.
The same fast charging is also on the S6, not an improvement.
Of course it should have better performance, it 1 YEAR NEWER.
It wasn't revolutionary at all, just refinement.
Sense sible, 19 Mar 2018There's no way chinese phone quality compared to Samsung, HTC and iPhone Their components, en... moreCheap price with "premium" external looks, but ugly in the inside because they slack, that's the point
wayne34, 18 Mar 2018Galaxy S phones are overpriced phones, made to fool people, to think they are special owners o... moreThere's no way chinese phone quality compared to Samsung, HTC and iPhone
Their components, endurance, materials, etc are differences you can't see
Don't even dream your cheap price will get you the very best.
Imperator Neubaticus, 19 Mar 2018Maybe do something like this for the note line too.Good idea actually.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018"The S7 generation WAS a revolutionary improvement over the S6 and people DIDN'T noticed."
... moreThe S7 most definitely WAS a revolutionary change.
It managed to keep two features from the S6: 3.5mm aux port and Stylish aspect.
...and it improved the Screen to Body ratio slightly, and the speakers slightly, and the screen quality slightly, and the Selfie Cam slightly, and the Body Strength slightly, and the asking price WAS SAME.
On top of that it had some several major improvements.
First of all, the waterproofing. It's one of the best out there, and it did it without covering the flaps, using a special case, making the device much much thicker... or anything negative.
Secondly, the rear-camera wasn't slightly behind the competition like the S6 it was in-fact much much ahead. In fact, the S8 performs practically equal to it, and the Pixel was slightly better than the S7. The Pixel2 is much much better than the S7, though. So today, the S7 still has one of the best cameras out there, but the S6 is barely midrange.
Thirdly, the microSD making a comeback is also a major improvement. Especially if you have a 32GB model for just the OS and Apps, and use the microSD to take photos, videos, and store your music.
Forthly, it still managed to get an decent boost to battery life. A combination of better internals and more battery capacity did the trick. Not to mention the fast charging.
Fifth, it STILL got a boost in performance. The QSD 820 was slightly faster than the Exynos 7420 but the new Exynos 8890 was actually quite decently faster.
....it was Samsung being competitive, it was a Revolutionary Device back in Early 2017 and still holds up today as an okay flagship, or probably the best midrange device.
Maybe do something like this for the note line too.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 18 Mar 2018I actually like HUAWEI smartphones too, my father is using a HUAWEI P10 PLUS I chose for him, ... moreI know. And the P10+ does have a 3.5mm jack. For me no such port limits myself (i own an iPhone 8 from work, which I sometimes use when I want to reserve battery on my S9, or a non 3.5mm jack phone called the Samsung GT-S8300 Ultra Touch. I say no to the removal of 3.5mm jack because I am experiencing the frustration of having a low battery and still wanting to listen to music, and you can't hotswitch to other devices.
(I own also an iPod Touch 6G, gift from my fiancee~ (yes. I AM engaged now) I use it for enjoying apple music and listening to music when the S8300 is low battery.)
"The S7 generation WAS a revolutionary improvement over the S6 and people DIDN'T noticed."
How come the addition of microSD AND waterproofing considered a small improvement?
Kiyasuriin, 18 Mar 2018OOOHHH YESSS!!!! I definitely agree here! S845/X9810 with 6GB of ram and 128 Storage, 3000 mA... moreYou just described the perfect phone. Launch your company now. Would make mucho $$$$$$$.
CptPower, 18 Mar 2018Man nice to know you throw 700 out of window. Thats the difference between manufacturing pri... moreI love Xiaomi, but you have to admit their photo quality is crap compared to Samsung flagships. Good camera hardware, but not post-processing.
CptPower, 18 Mar 2018Samsung Galaxy S4 (16GB HSPA+) $244 $579 58% Man maybe you dont know but 244 is manufacturi... moreYou realise that is cost of parts right? Doesn't include labour, shipping, marketing etc. etc. Showing that you know nothing as usual
Kiyasuriin, 18 Mar 2018forgot to mention. I referred to the LG G FLEX 2. (the flagship that competed against S6 in th... moreI actually like HUAWEI smartphones too, my father is using a HUAWEI P10 PLUS I chose for him, everything is perfect, except I realize there's one thing that stops me from buying that is not the deal-breakers people always mention like the 3.5mm headphone jack, the network coverage, and I mean the antennas sometimes, it is a pain in the ass lol
CptPower, 18 Mar 2018Man nice to know you throw 700 out of window.
Thats the difference between manufacturing pri... moreAgreed to an extent, I always do trade-ins whenever possible so it's not 700$. I did had the slightlest thought of getting the mi6 when I looked for a new phone when the Huawei P9 I had did some problems. I had a tough time to decide between the S8 and Mi 6. but once I've realised the Mi 6 didn't have 3.5mm jack nor a MicroSD card. (which both I need.) I dropped the Mi 6 and opted for the S8.
Frankly though. I did hear rumors about the pro 7 of Meizu and nearly got that as well. as I really liked it's concept. of having a back screen I could manipulate as a developer. I knew I had to sacrifice the SD card so I prepared mentally. but the mediatek stuff dropped me from getting it. (I still want that device. Just with qualcomm or exynos chipset.)
summing stuff up Cap'n, I agree with you. there are so many alternatives I could get. but hey, you can't change the past, can you? ;D
Levy, 18 Mar 2018There there, save up some money and maybe one day you can buy a Samsung Galaxy and stop being ... moreMan stop criticize he is right.
My Moto X4 does the same tricks as any other Samsung phone and have a wide angle camera the only of 2 phones along with LG G6 with wide angle camera.
This is something that even a Samsung doesnt have.
And cost much less money.
Just for your information new S9 cost 320 dollars to make rougly 270 eur and the selling price is over 950 euros. S9 plus is even more pricey but to make one Samsung wont pay more than 343,25 dollars.
Supporting greedy company isnt what we want or?
Just for you most of the Samsung phones are made at Foxconn and try to guess how much assemblers there earn.
And now try to guess how much Samsung would like to pay to a TV Star for promo of their new devices.
Well i said everything hope u understand now.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 18 Mar 2018Niceforgot to mention. I referred to the LG G FLEX 2. (the flagship that competed against S6 in these days), not the original G flex. but thank you! ^^
p.s. by P9 I refer to the Huawei P9. one of my best phones I've ever held. (bought the L29. WHICH is 4/64 version)
xXENDER FREAKXx, 18 Mar 2018NiceThere is nothing nice to support a supergreedy company to be honest.
Kiyasuriin, 18 Mar 2018It was quite a looker, indeed (the S6) but lacked the SD card, which is why I had the LG G Fle... moreMan nice to know you throw 700 out of window.
Thats the difference between manufacturing price and selling price in your local shop.
Would like to say a good job but this is not that case.
Just for your information Xiaomi MI6 cost around 220 to make and sells for 350. And offers same superB specs like Samsung flagship.