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IPhone 7+ or S8??

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IPhone 7+ or S8??

Have the opportunity to buy both at around $130-180. (work plan).

Which is a better phone?

I mainly use the phone for camera, a bit of post production work on the pics, social and productivity (podcasts, audio book etc)

I want to get into filming a bit more but it will be mainly limited to vlog.

I travel frequently

What is a better phone?

I'm currently using one plus 2 but do have an iPad.
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S8 for travelling taking for photo and video better to have a backup memory card.
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Both great phones. Ask yourself do you prefer the OS and apps on your iPad or your one plus 2, and that should give you your answer.
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Both great phones, both with positives and negatives, it's up to you decide which positives and negatives are important to you. For reference, DXOMark scored the cameras the same for both (both scored 88).
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app wise - i mean, both will have the same app. I have purchased a few apps on the google play store that I will lose if I switch over but it's not a huge deal given apps aren't super expensive.

s8 will be about $60 cheaper than the iPhone 7 + though.
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I have an Android phone and an iPad Pro

Personally I find the apps a lot more polished and stable on iOS and I run the same apps on my phone.
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Never consider the expandable memory into your equation, because you can always get a lightning to MicroSD card reader to be read on iOS. Personally, between the usability I'd say Apple is much more user friendly due to one button push apps vs having two screens (one for main and one for apps) on Android. But obviously innovation wise, Samsung or any Android phone's to be exact would win hands down. But I've been using Android phone's ever since Samsung Galaxy S, and always had issue's looking for apps (or scrolling through main screen and app screen looking for that one app I've downloaded in a sea full of rubbish apps from manufacturer). And the new iPhone's have great signal quality and good camera as well.

This is the main scenario why I switched.. 2% charge remaining on Android - PANIC where the hell is my charger! VS 2% charge remaining on Apple - Not to sweat I can still surf web and make a few calls before I get home.

Just my personally experience, others may have different opinion or views. Go to the Apple store and play around with an iPhone.
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kabyLake wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 7:51 am
Never consider the expandable memory into your equation, because you can always get a lightning to MicroSD card reader to be read on iOS. Personally, between the usability I'd say Apple is much more user friendly due to one button push apps vs having two screens (one for main and one for apps) on Android. But obviously innovation wise, Samsung or any Android phone's to be exact would win hands down. But I've been using Android phone's ever since Samsung Galaxy S, and always had issue's looking for apps (or scrolling through main screen and app screen looking for that one app I've downloaded in a sea full of rubbish apps from manufacturer). And the new iPhone's have great signal quality and good camera as well.

This is the main scenario why I switched.. 2% charge remaining on Android - PANIC where the hell is my charger! VS 2% charge remaining on Apple - Not to sweat I can still surf web and make a few calls before I get home.

Just my personally experience, others may have different opinion or views. Go to the Apple store and play around with an iPhone.
So... to watch something that for whatever reason won't fit on the phone, I would need to buy a lightning to SD card which means I cannot use lightning to aux, which means I need wireless headphones which also means I can't charge at the same time? Just saying

I choose the S8 over the 7 due to these design decisions. (I have both iOS and Android devices prior to this decision)
- headphone jack
- SD card slot
- IP68
- AMOLED and bezel-less.
- wireless charging
- iOS notifcation on iOS10 at the time is frustrating.
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taro-chan wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 10:56 am
So... to watch something that for whatever reason won't fit on the phone, I would need to buy a lightning to SD card which means I cannot use lightning to aux, which means I need wireless headphones which also means I can't charge at the same time? Just saying

I choose the S8 over the 7 due to these design decisions. (I have both iOS and Android devices prior to this decision)
- headphone jack
- SD card slot
- IP68
- AMOLED and bezel-less.
- wireless charging
- iOS notifcation on iOS10 at the time is frustrating.
..And good luck trying to find a good HD tampered glass screen protector.
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..And good luck trying to find a good HD tampered glass screen protector.
I can get a bunch of those if I wanted to verus getting and using one dongle at a time and possibly losing them.
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taro-chan wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 11:14 am
I can get a bunch of those if I wanted to verus getting and using one dongle at a time and possibly losing them.
I agree having MicroSD card slot is good for extra storage, but nowadays most people are using cloud storage as the means. So I can clearly see MicroSD starting to phase out soon, some Androids don't even have them anymore.
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kabyLake wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 11:22 am
I agree having MicroSD card slot is good for extra storage, but nowadays most people are using cloud storage as the means. So I can clearly see MicroSD starting to phase out soon, some Androids don't even have them anymore.
Cloud storage is great for storing your own photos and videos you've taken. Not so great for storing content that you actually want to have on your phone to consume (music, but especially video).
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kabyLake wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 11:22 am
I agree having MicroSD card slot is good for extra storage, but nowadays most people are using cloud storage as the means. So I can clearly see MicroSD starting to phase out soon, some Androids don't even have them anymore.
It depends on your use case. For myself, when I am on a plane ... there is no cloud storage.
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If you use your iPad a lot, I'd suggest the iPhone as the same ecosystem and syncing will be useful.

If not, my biased opinion would be the S8... ;-)

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