Ash, 19 May 2018Are you serious Huawei Has more devices running Android 8.0, also their low end devices come w... moreThey have a crap ton of cheap phones that will never receive an update. Not going to bother listing them here one by one, there's a lot and their naming scheme is even worse than Samsung's.
It's already good enough that Sammy started rolling out 8.0.0 for A5 2017 this early. Last year we had to wait till September to get 7.0 so hey, there's an improvement.
Anonymous, 19 May 2018First off, Huawei is as bad as Samsung when it comes to updates. Secondly, you're still gettin... moreAre you serious Huawei Has more devices running Android 8.0, also their low end devices come with the newest OS, stop making excuses whens it's a Fact Samsung is Far too slow at updating, and don't argue because everyone knows they are Extremely slow
Steven2753, 18 May 2018But is it worse or the same compared to nougatTo me it's the same, even thought I have disabled background activity for many applications!
Ash, 19 May 2018I paid £390 for this phone on release, but not ever again, I'm changing my next smartpho... moreFirst off, Huawei is as bad as Samsung when it comes to updates. Secondly, you're still getting the 8.0 update sooner or later, don't understand what you're so frustrated about. It's not like A5 is a flagship device to get instant treatments.
Care so much about updates, and want to get them real quick? Buy a Pixel or Android One phone.
Ash, 19 May 2018That's not the Point, there's a rule in Place for android update systems that Company's must p... moreThey are providing updates though, even though not as fast as Nokia/Sony. A5 2017 got 7.0 and 8.0, and timely monthly updates. What are you complaining about?
Samsung isn't the worst when to comes to updates. Keep that in mind.
Ash, 19 May 2018That's not the Point, there's a rule in Place for android update systems that Company's must p... moreYeah I know. But this is what's currently happening: when Samsung Headquarters releases the update, they pass it first to the Samsung Regions (i.e. Samsung UK, Samsung US, Samsung Vietnam, Samsung Pakistan, etc). Each region would decide if they're gonna let the update go through the devices (or should I say to carriers first). Sadly, there are Samsung Regions that decides to stop the update "for compatibility's sake" as if it was not compatible to other firmware. That's currently happening to Samsung PH. I'm already annoyed. Thus I have no choice but to flash foreign firmware soon.
There's soooooo many factors why this delay happens. The update goes through many hands first before our devices receives it. I know this is Samsung's fault. But if we want to get rid of it aside from flashing firmware, then we should not buy phones from them anymore. Buying Samsung phones nowadays is like accepting how they deal with their update crap.
MrChamp, 17 May 2018You're a familiar guy who keeps saying Shamesung during the Nougat update period. Anyways, jus... moreThat's not the Point, there's a rule in Place for android update systems that Company's must provide 2 years worth of updates, if Samsung can't do it properly they shouldn't be able to get away with it.
I paid £390 for this phone on release, but not ever again, I'm changing my next smartphone company to either Huawei or Sony, Still haven't Recieved android 8.0 UK Vodafone, I mean come on this was near Flagship Price, android Oreo was released in August 2017 it is now May 2018 REALLY that's 9 Months near a year, Samsung continues to lie, Nobody has a Right to Put down Apple, Huawei & Sony they care more about the customer's even the ones who by Budget phones whereas Samsung only Cares about Actuall Flaagship Purchasers, For real this is my last Samsung device this Company has become a Joke/The laughing stock of updates.
mic33, 18 May 2018I have tried many tricks, definitely NOT better!But is it worse or the same compared to nougat
Steven2753, 18 May 2018Is the battery life in oreo better than nougat?I have tried many tricks, definitely NOT better!
Steven2753, 18 May 2018Is the battery life in oreo better than nougat?Usually newer firmware updates should improve the overall resource management, but since this is Samsung we are talking about it might be worse.
MrChamp, 18 May 2018Yeah. Sadly this is how they want to do it. The moment we purchased Samsung device, we agree o... moreUr Saying Right, But Samsung Have much resources then any other company their worth 450 billion dollars so why not Investing some money on Update system they are not improving it, even company like Nokia Xiaomi And Huawei Updated their devices Months ago... So its All Samsung fault....
manu, 17 May 2018Best smartphone ever. I have used many Samsung and other smartphone. But this deserves the fir... moreI actually dipped it in the swimming pool for an hour and my friends were like "Woah! We can take pictures here from now on!". Also, my friend borrowed my phone and browsed Facebook in the swimming pool.
Take note: always wash your phone with tap water when dipping it to non-tap water (e.g. swimming pool, softdrinks). Chemicals from non-tap water may damage the rubber gaskets inside the device.
AnonD-699431, 17 May 2018So why samsung always and always late updates in our countries is other countries are Unique c... moreYeah. Sadly this is how they want to do it. The moment we purchased Samsung device, we agree on how they do the business. But hey. Look at the brighter side like what happened to S7. Only few are affected by the bootloops.
If not only for the Samsung Experience, I should have bought phone from another manufacturer. If you want the update right now, the best yet the riskiest thing to do is to flash a foreign firmware which I'm already planning to do.
Best smartphone ever. I have used many Samsung and other smartphone. But this deserves the first place among them. I have been using this smartphone since a year. No any problem. It's very fluent to operate. It's very smooth in performance & there's almost no lag at all... The camera quality is very good and even the internet speed is also very good.... The water resistant feature is so cool....