Is it a good time to buy a Samsung smartphone?
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Feb 9th, 2018 5:18 pm
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Feb 9th, 2018 5:47 pm
I would prefer a flagship. While the A5 and S7 edge are pretty good, I felt that the S8, S8+ and Note8 are better options. I don't really need a new phone immediately. My LG G6 has a busted earpiece so I cannot make phone calls, but it doesnt affect me too much since I rarely make phone calls. But it would be nice to have a phone that can actually phone. I can wait until March if I need to, i just want to know if waiting will give me a better deal to get the mentioned phones.DiceMan wrote: ↑ Friends don't let friends buy used phones off of Kijiji. Note 8 for 700? I'd be pretty suspect about that. Personally, I'd set my sights on lower and not on the flagship models and then buy a reliable new phone. And no, I wouldn't wait for the S9 - if you need a phone now, you need it now. A5 is a good phone. S7E still great.
Feb 9th, 2018 7:24 pm
Feb 9th, 2018 7:42 pm
Feb 9th, 2018 9:07 pm
What do you think about the Note8?batcave wrote: ↑ I would wait until around or after the S9 is released. The S8 and S7 will go down further in price.
People that want to upgrade will also sell their S8 and S7.
It's a bit of timing and luck. Last year after the S8 was released I purchased my dual sim S7 for about $400 from a person that was upgrading to the S8.
Feb 9th, 2018 9:24 pm
Feb 9th, 2018 9:28 pm
Have carriers historically dropped prices quickly?
Feb 9th, 2018 9:47 pm
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Feb 9th, 2018 9:58 pm
I took a bunch of budget phones...I think seven or eight of those $200 phones in March last year.
Feb 9th, 2018 11:32 pm
The note 8 isn't really my thing so I don't really pay attention to it. I think it is in a different space from the S8 or S9. Maybe the S9 will be cool enough for people to give up the Note 8 for it.
The Olympic edition did look pretty cool!
Feb 9th, 2018 11:45 pm
Feb 10th, 2018 12:30 am
I played with the samsung phones in the mall and everything about them is simply incredible. Everything from the screen, to the build quality, to the software, performance, cameras, etc.
Feb 10th, 2018 2:45 am
Feb 10th, 2018 5:56 am
You got lured by Sammy's marketing.jdayellow wrote: ↑ I played with the samsung phones in the mall and everything about them is simply incredible. Everything from the screen, to the build quality, to the software, performance, cameras, etc.
Pixel 2 XL has quality issues I hear and I dont trust OnePlus since they have shady customer service.
Feb 10th, 2018 1:26 pm
Feb 10th, 2018 3:54 pm
Very true. They install a special firmware on those demo phones that makes the phone extra fast and snappy. After a few days of using a Samsung phone, it'll revert back to it's usual Samsung speed.
Feb 11th, 2018 1:08 am