Samsung Gear Icon X

Samsung is probably going to rip off AirPods next: the company should debut all-new wireless earphones alongside Galaxy S8 launch, according to confidential information received by SamMobile. “Samsung is surely looking to put out a product that competes with Apple’s AirPods,” reads the report.

Samsung, of course, was found guilty of lifting Apple’s hardware and software designs in the past.

It currently owes the Cupertino firm hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Back in 2015, Samsung copied the look and feel of Apple’s wired EarPods for Galaxy S6.

This won’t be Samsung’s first-ever wireless audio gizmo: the company recently launched a pair of Bluetooth fitness earbuds, called Gear Icon X, depicted top of post.

They’re Samsung’s first completely wireless headphones.

It’s unclear whether the upcoming earphones would be bundled along with Galaxy S8 or sold separately and if they might use Harman Kardon technology as Samsung is in the process of buying Harman International Industries for a reported $8 billion.

SamMobile reported earlier that Galaxy S8 would lose the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Bloomberg reported that the upcoming Galaxy will beat iPhone 8 to the virtual Home button and bezel-free appearance because it would use an in-screen Home button.

Other outlets have said that a new six-inch Galaxy S8 Plus model would be joining the mix as a viable option for those who may prefer the Note phablet.

Last but not least, Galaxy S8 is expected to use Viv personal assistant technology from the creators of Siri, provide dual cameras out the back just like iPhone 7 Plus and possibly boost display resolution to a sharp 4K.

Is Samsung’s version of AirPods going to look extremely close in design to the real thing, do you think?

Source: SamMobile

  • stylesbeyond

    no way! who would’ve guessed

    • jOn Garrett

      But who had wireless ear buds first? And how is some unknown, unheard of, RUMORED device considering copying?

      I can’t wait for Apple to release their iPhone edge and see what kind of comments I’ll find here.

      • Docservlet

        Bluetooth headphones have been around for a long time. Your trying to say that AirPods are the same as any old dumb bluetooth headset. How could you make such a stupid comparison?

      • John

        Because he doesnt have a clue what hes talking about but thinks he does.

      • jOn Garrett

        I’m talking about an article about a Samsung product that doesn’t even exist yet somehow Samsung is already accused of copying Apple’s wireless buds when Samsung actually had wireless buds in stores BEFORE Apple even ANNOUNCED their ear tampons.

      • Docservlet

        Samsung has been consistent in their copying.

      • Rowan09

        What did Apple do to you because you’re the biggest fan on this site? Please don’t tell me Samsung hearing aids look better than Apples wireless headsets?

      • jOn Garrett

        What pissed me off and turned me away from Apple was when I had the iPhone 4.

        At that time I was an apple fan and had zero interest in Android.

        So one day, I see a Samsung phone, the one that was in the chimerical where the guy thinks he’s killing a spider but breaks the phone.

        The display was stunning. I wanted a phone with a display like that.

        I grew tired of the jailbreaks. Apple trying to control what people do with their own property. I got tired of the cat and mouse iOS updates and waiting for a jailbreak.

        I was moding my phone more and more to have all those cool things I saw on Android phones so one day I switched.

        Funny thing is that my first Android phone was shitty, the S2 and I hated everything about the hardware but really liked what I could do with Android.

        When Steve Jobs made 2 comments I knew at that moment that I would never support apple.

        1. When he said 2011 was the year of the copycats when Android OEM’s released their first tablets. The message he sent was clear–the message was that I don’t have the right to buy anything unless I buy it from him.

        2. When he called Android a stolen product!!! I was like what? WTF is this guy saying? He’s a sick fuk. So then he goes on to say that he would spend all of Apple’s billions on his (failed) war against Android.

        So again, this man tells the world that nobody has the right to offer competing products and I have to buy only his.

        Those 2 things turned me off immensely, if Samsung or Google ever does that I’d never buy their sh’!t again either.

        I would not buy another iPhone until the 6 plus which died of touch disease and or a bad battery. I only bought the i7 because the 6 plus died.

      • Rowan09

        Oh now I see. Android was stolen software hence they pay Microsoft and others royalty. Did you see how an android phone was suppose to look before the iPhone was released? Androids were going to look like a blackberry bold and changed after the iPhone was released.

      • jOn Garrett

        There’s nothing wrong with them reworking it. They’d be stupid not to, that’s how competition works.

        The Android OS was not stolen, they changed it from hardware interface to touch.

        Touch interface existed a decade before the iPhone and capacitive touch wasn’t developed by apple.

        Companies have every right to licence their tech to other OEM’s LG chose to do so.

        Take what’s coming up next, wireless charging from a distance–Apple had ZERO to do with its development, they’re going to license it as will Samsung and others but guess how it will be spun on this site and others?

      • Rowan09

        Hold on Apple is licensing true wireless? Where did you read that story? Who told you Apple doesn’t invest into some tech development?

      • jOn Garrett

        Far field wireless charging is almost a decade old and several companies have been developing this tech since then.

        There’s a company called Energous, I think that’s how it’s spelled–I read somewhere a while back that both Samsung and Apple have invested in this company.

        There are 2 other companies that Apple will partner with, I can’t remember the names but I’ll try to find them for you.

      • Rowan09

        Right Apple doesn’t need to make everything that would just be stupid. As I stated investing into the tech means paying cash for it. I and everyone cares less who makes it in future phones, if Apple is first and it works they get the credit and vice versa. Wireless charging on the S devices are really not needed at all and if you don’t buy a wireless pad you are not missing out on any experience.

      • jOn Garrett

        Tech doesn’t leap over tech.

        Without black and white TVs they’re would be no color.

        Prop planes before jets, and muskets before M-16’s

        That doesn’t mean that those things of the past were not good or were not useful.

        You can’t say that wireless charging on S devices aren’t needed–everybody that has wireless charging now likes it and benefits from it. And I hope you don’t think the next iPhone won’t have the exact same thing because it will.

      • Rowan09

        Here’s why it’s a gimmick now but if they do get rid of the headphone jack it’s now becomes needed just like on the iPhone 7. Apple needs wireless charging in its current state on the iPhone 7 because there is only 1 port just like on the rumored S8. On the S7 Edge however it serve no real purpose and doesn’t solve a problem. Something is a gimmick when it doesn’t solve any problem like eye scroll.

      • jOn Garrett

        Two questions for you and answer them honestly.

        1. Why is everything an iPhone doesn’t have its a gimmick? No matter the feature, if iPhones don’t have it it’s a gimmick until the iPhone gets it.

        What problem was solved by apple removing the jack? So by your own definition Apple removing it was a gimmick.

        The edge on an iPhone solves no problems. When Apple first used a 64bit processor (with just 1GB of RAM it solved no problems.

        The S8 being all glass removing it is necessary same with all glass body, that was a necessity to accommodate wireless charging which is why Apple is going back to it.

      • Rowan09

        Dual cameras on the IPhone 7 Plus is a gimmick and can do without it. I can’t say anything else that’s a gimmick meaning doesn’t really solve any problem. Apple needed space and removing the headphone jack created space and something is in its place for waterproofing.I’ve been using Bluetooth beats for a while now so I really don’t care about removing the jack. How exactly by removing something it’s a gimmick?

      • jOn Garrett

        It’s a gimmick because they didn’t remove it to solve a problem or improve user experience. There are tons of phones that have a jack, plus water/dust resistance and a host of features iPhones don’t have so it wasn’t about space saving.

        To their credit though, they did make the lightening port audio capable so I think that was brilliant. If the next big thing removes the jack hopefully it’s USB type C does the same.

      • Rowan09

        They removed the jack and for one it allowed optical image stabilization on the iPhone 7, it’s a barometric vent for the altimeter for more accurate readings and it amplifies the stereo speaker. As I said I’ve been using wireless for years now so I don’t miss the headphone jack. It did solve a problem by removing the jack and these are the issues.

      • jOn Garrett

        really? lol. The headphone jack was on the bottom, the camera module is towards the top. And again, there are other phones on the market with better cameras, bigger cameras, more sensors, bigger speakers, dual speakers and still have an audio jack.

        Excluding the Oppo R5 every other OEM removed it for gimmicks, the S8 with all screen or mostly screen will have to out of necessity.

        You may enjoy wireless audio but clearly the world’s majority doesn’t.

      • Rowan09

        What does other phones have to do with the iPhone? Do a simple google search and it will tell you some of the reasons I didn’t make it up. How did the Oppo R5 not be a gimmick and everyone else is a gimmick? It’s still hard to understand how removing a headphone jack is a gimmick. You praise the S devices for their screen wouldn’t you consider such a high screen resolution on a phone a gimmick? Why does any phone need assuming now 4Kj? You can’t even tell screen resolution when watching a video. When reading things PPI makes it sharper not going to ridiculous screen resolution. The world is also moving towards wireless you even brag about S devices wireless charging. Come on man you just hate the iPhone but still have one when I’m sure you could have went to the phones you are always praising. Just leave and you’ll see the grass is not greener.

      • jOn Garrett

        Let’s move past the headphone jack.

        High res displays are far from being a gimmick. And how is it that only iPhone users cannot tell the difference in quality? High res and PPI go hand in hand. There’s no honesty in a person who holds a Galaxy and iPhone next to each other and say they can’t see the difference.

        You also seem to forget or overlook VR applications. Samsung and others have VR headsets so 2k or 4k displays on their phones makes perfect since. iPhones are stuck at 720p & 1080p and I dare you to say you well get the same quality with iPhones as you get with 4k displays.
        Content is also available at ultra high resolutions.

        Have you never seen a 4k display on a TV? If you have are you going to sit there and say you don’t see the difference?

        Answer me this, why does Apple have a 4k camera on a 720p phone? What sense does that make, taking photos at a resolution 4 times higher than what you’re able to view them at? Gimmick or no?

      • Rowan09

        As I stated before having 4K on a mobile phone is useless and a gimmicks. The screen is too small to see the benefit. I can see the difference between my iPhone 7 Plus and S7 Edge but slightly. I’m not talking about over saturation of colors I’m speaking about clarity and density of text. I can’t however tell the difference between my 7 Plus and LG G4 or G5 and those phones are 2K just like the S7 Edge. Why not go 8K because it’s obvious it’s better than 4K since VR is so important to companies. AR is the future not VR on a larger commercial scale. Why does the S7 Edge take 4K videos and cannot display it? The answer is simple it’s meant to be done on another device and monitor that handles 4K. I have no issue going 4K or getting a better screen resolution, but if it’s at the point where I lose performance or battery life, no thanks. You’ve seen those tests where the iPhone demolishes the S7, etc and people always make the excuse it’s because the phone has to push more pixels. Blah blah blah, it’s a gimmick the screen is too small to see any real benefit. 4K content on a mobile phone is not worth it either because as I said the screen is just too small to waste money on it and only Sony so far made a 4K phone and now they backtracked on it.

      • jOn Garrett

        You are relentless I’ll give you that. Lets meet back here when Apple drops that iPhone 8 with a 2k curved AMOLED display.

      • Rowan09

        That’s fine but as I said if it sacrifices performance and battery I don’t want it. Upgrade as much as you like but 4K on a phone is pointless even if it’s Apple. We will

      • Mike

        You don’t own a Samsung S7 Edge… You always bash on it like it’s a 10 year old phone. It lags? you probably don’t know how to use it… The screen is a big deal actually you look at it all day long and you don’t watch movies on your phone most of the time. You will be waiting for that file manager for a long long time.

      • Rowan09

        Oh yes here we go. If you search the web you hear from fanboy and girls how Touch wiz is horrible and it’s nothing like pure Android, blah, blah, blah. I never comment on something being bad unless I own it. The S7 Edge is slower than the iPhone 6-7. I probably don’t know how to unlock a phone and wait for an application to open up? Come on man I hack and modify everything I own and I am also a repair technician. Do I really have to take a picture now? I owned 2 S7 Edges remember the buy 1 get one free deal with 2 VR headsets. I did that deal. My wife has the S6 Edge and when I got her the S7 Edge she didn’t like it, so I sold it. Even though the gold 32Gb was “sold out” I couldn’t get anything but base price for it. I also sold one the VR headsets once it finally arrived and kept 1 VR and 1 S7 Edge. I have 4 lines with t-mobile (get 3 for $150 get forth line free) My wife has the S6 Edge (1 line), my daughter has an iPhone 6S (second line), I have an iPhone 7 Plus (3rd line) and the other S7 Edge (4th line). I also own a S4 and Note 2 which I kept since I can’t make any money from selling them.

      • jOn Garrett

        I’m taking about the Gear icon X you fool.

        And this article is about a Samsung product that doesn’t even exist!!!!

      • Docservlet

        Gear Icon x are junk you moron.

      • jOn Garrett

        Dude your brain in junk.

      • Docservlet

        Dude your brain is a worthless dysfunctional piece of crap

      • John Smith

        Stop being naive. I myself can make a crappy wireless earbuds just to be called first. Icon was crap

      • jOn Garrett

        How do you know Icon are crap and the Apple buds are not considering you’re just another iDiot who hasn’t used either.

      • Docservlet

        Because I’ve owned both idiot

      • jOn Garrett

        You own a shi’ty boost mobile phone with Android gingerbread and $3 earphones you purchased on the street.

      • Docservlet

        I owned your little mind. I’ve had android and iPhone since 2009.

      • jOn Garrett

        So lemme get this straight. Android is so shi’!ty and Apple is so great yet you have been buying Android phones–flagship Android according to your comments for 7 FKing years?

        Do you realize how stupid you sound? If you’re going to lie, at least try to sound believable.

      • Docservlet

        So let me get this straight….you don’t think that people can buy and use android phones as part of their jobs for 7 years? And you’re idiotic enough to profess that you think I’m the liar while your troll Apple sites like an insecure dbag? LOL

      • jOn Garrett

        Your posts are childish and immature. There’s no way you’ve been working anywhere for 7 years. I doubt very much that you’re older than 15.

        People who have to use certain phones for work done have to buy them, they’re given to them by their employers.

      • Docservlet

        LOL. You fail at logic as usual. Do you think that those who administer, test and deploy mobile solutions inside of Fortune 500 companies have to buy their own gear. Do you think that perhaps they are responsible for purchasing decisions and deployment? Of course an 8 year old fandroid like you wouldn’t be able to think himself out of a box but I believe we’ve all come to expect that from you.

        Your posts have reflected your deep sense of insecurity and general state of idiocy.

      • John Smith

        I have none but seen both reviews on Youtube. AirPods battery = 5 hours. Icon battery = 1 hour, that’s enough to shut your mouth

      • jOn Garrett

        So watching a YouTube review is the same as using something and judging for yourself????!!!!

        That’s like watching your friends have sex and saying you did it too! lmfao

  • MvP77

    I don’t see how this is saying they are developing air pod like headphones when I been rocking Gear Icon X in the picture since august. Maybe they are developing the icon x 2. Neither Samsung or Apple where the first with completely wireless headphones.

    • Natalie

      I’m waiting on my Phazon earbuds to get to me. I think they might be the best pair of earbuds on the market to date.

      • John

        Ure kidding right?

    • MMA Rules

      Your famous IconX have such bad reviews that people have been returning them, check Amazon! They are a half baked product!

      • MvP77

        Oh golly, guess I should return a product I like and use almost daily because some people I don’t know gave it bad reviews. You know, I read a couple bad reviews about my iPhone and MacBook to. Guess I’ll return those also!

    • John Smith

      “Rocking”? Lol half hour battery life

  • askep3

    The iPhone 8 better be good, otherwise anybody who’s not stuck in apple land like me had a much better device to buy (specs at least)

    • Rowan09

      Samsung was always about inflated specs, so this is no different. 4K on a phone like Sony did a while back is overkill.

      • Snailpo

        Why would you settle for less?

      • Docservlet

        Graphics performance and the fact that you can’t see the difference

      • jOn Garrett

        Of course you can see the difference and Samsung has VR headsets so why would you say something so stupid?

      • Docservlet

        Of course you can’t see the difference. The pupils cannot distinguish pixels you moron.

      • jOn Garrett

        Your grand ma is a moron.

        And of you’re using a VR headset (which you can’t anyway as an iPhone user) you can clearly see pixels on a 2k display.

        And I did VR several times, I said nothing about normal use.

      • Docservlet

        You’re a moron and so is your mom.

        LOL! Under normal viewing there is no pixelation. I’ll leave the VR gimmicks to you children.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        What iOS users considered gimmicks before Apple did it…

        Large screens
        Widgets
        Curved screens
        Water resistance
        Wireless charging (they own patents)
        Dual speakers
        Dual cameras

        I know for sure I’m missing a lot. Help me out people. What else was a gimmick until Apple did it?

      • Docservlet

        What iOS users still consider gimmicks:

        Widgets
        Curved screens
        Water resistance
        Wireless charging (they own patents)
        Dual speakers

        I don’t remember anyone considering large screens or dual cameras a gimmick. Those were obviously great features and what is your point? The fact that Samsung released high res screens with crap graphics performance is somehow great? How bout the LG dual camera phone that took horrible photos? Or my crappy S7 Edge with curved screen that’s ridiculous to type on because it has stupid curved screens. Use some logic.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        You all thought they were gimmicks and we’re so outspoken but now that the iPhone has it, you guys are quiet. I remember when you got 3rd party keyboards. Lol that was the greatest thing to happen to the iPhone but who the hell wants to customize their device right? Customization. Beyond changing your wallpaper is a gimmick. No one considered large screens gimmicks when every iPhone user laughed at Samsung? But then you get it and the iPhone 6 is the best selling iPhone. You can’t type on an S7? What’s wrong with your tiny hands? Do your palms really touch the edges when you type? Buy a case, problem solved. Use 1 handed mode, problem solved. Use 2 hands to type, problem solved. Sell the S7 edge and buy the S7 to suit your Trump like infant fingers, problem solved.

      • Docservlet

        The iPhone has waterproofing. Still a gimmick.
        I still don’t use widgets. The curved screen on my S7 is PURE GARBAGE.
        Wireless charging is something I don’t miss at all from my Palm Pre.

        The S7 Edge has curved screens. That makes touch accuracy nearly impossible and random edge inputs a reality. What’s wrong with your tiny little brain? Is it broken? Or has it turned to mush from all the abuse? One handed mode doesn’t solve the right edge or left edge problem.

        Sell your brain and trade it in for something newer. Maybe that will solve the issues you’re having with your infantile mind.

        3rd party keyboards are a hilarious example of where fandroids fail. While 3rd party keyboards from China were lapping up your usernames and passwords, iPhone was secure. While Android has the security of an open door, security companies are trying to figure out how to break iPhone encryption. Something Android hasn’t even figure out yet.

        Your comments are so myopic and imbecilic.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Lol so because you don’t use them, no one else does? I see, only technology is made for YOU and if you don’t like something, it means no one else does either. Who cares if companies are pouring millions into VR, you can’t use it so it’s dumb technology right? You don’t miss wireless charging so no one else , including Apple, should care about it? Lol and Swype, that China grown 3rd party keyboard is stealing all of our info. We should alert…Oh, none of this is true? I guess creating a fake reality makes you sound dumb…In reality. Lol iPhone is secure right? I have a text I want to send you. Lol or maybe we can contact the FBI and ask them who cracked through the iPhone’s impenetrable encryption.

      • Docservlet

        LOL!!! You’re such an idiot. So because you consider these gimmicks as feats of technology because you’re a moron then everyone else should??? LOLOLOL!!! Who cares that companies are releasing junk after junk after junk into the market hoping that these gimmicks stick as opposed to useful products. Who cares that wireless charging was on my Palm Pre and didn’t save Palm? Logic is obviously not your friend. Who cares that for the better part of a decade, everyone was using smartphones and tablets that were absolute junk. Who cares that Android is the most insecure mobile OS on the planet with the highest number of vulnerabilities and user damages.

        Oh but you have wireless charging and VR? LOLOLOLOLOL! How idiotic are fandroids these days? Incredibly idiotic.

        Android has not Continuity, Hand Off, iWork, FaceTime, 3D Touch etc etc etc etc etc etc.

        Android is pure junk. Android is laggy, fragmented software. The Android ecosystem is non existent and fandroids will never understand because of their idiocy and bias.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        I dont consider them feats of technology, your iPhone buddies do. When they were finally able to do these things, they stopped calling them gimmicks and embraced them. And are you assuming that wireless charging is supposed to save technology? You think wireless charging was a means to save…I can’t argue with you. You think like a wall and I feel dumber for having to explain common knowledge to you. You think you k ow tech but you I my know what an iPhone can do. You don’t even know what Apple is working on so what really do you know? I’m having a back and forth with someone who finds it too difficult to do a google search. Do this, when you think of a comeback, Google it first to see if there’s evidence to back up what you’re saying. Don’t see the evidence, don’t say it. This gives your argument credibility rather than saying something like WhatsApp is only minor even though it has over a billion monthly active users. Android is laggy? Really? Still? Android is an open ecosystem dummy. Android works with many services and…Can I have a discussion with someone who actually knows what’s happening in tech? I feel like I’m spending the majority of my time explaining to this idiot what they can read for themselves in years worth of articles. Please, anyone, can I have an actual conversation with someone who knows the subject?

      • Docservlet

        Only fandroids consider these gimmicks useful. Just like they thought that hand waving and face unlock were useful. Why? Because fandroids can’t see 2 feet in front of them. When a fandroid is so steeped in their own ignorance that reality is just an inconvenience, it’s convenient just to let them run on their own hamster wheel.

        While technologies like A10 fusion and NVMe storage blow performance metrics for mobile devices out of the water, you and your buddies hang on to wireless charging and waterproofing! LMFAO!!!! That is just about the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen.

        So when I say FaceTime, iMessage, Continuity, Hand Off, iWork etc…I would expect morons like you to actually know what they are. Spend a little time educating yourself rather than saying things like WhatsApp and FaceTime. LOL!!!! Pathetic. That just makes your responses appear even more idiotic. If you’re looking for conversation, maybe you should head over to android police and you whackos can keep telling yourselves that wireless charging and waterproofing are amazing “features”. LMFAO!! Idiots.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        I can’t believe I need to say this again, Apple is working on wireless charging and they made their iPhone water resistant. APPARENTLY, APPLE CARES ABOUT THESE FEATURES. And without water resistance, I couldn’t respond to you while in the shower, like I am now. This lets me respond to your dumb ass comments without having to wait. “Spend a little time educating yourself rather than saying things like WhatsApp and FaceTime. LOL!!!! Pathetic.” What does this even mean? And I own a Mac. I know what continuity, FaceTime, iMessage, Hand Off and iWork all are. This is also how I know that you can get a similar or better experience on Android. You, however, do not know this. You, unfortunately, don’t know alot. Lol A10 fusion. A chip that runs on an underpowered device is a better selling point over a larger screen, smaller bezels, better low light photography, lol the ability to charge your device while listening to music, and so on?

      • Docservlet

        So what if Apple made their phones wireless. You mean they added some gaskets to the phone? WHO CARES? You do. You think on the scale of technological advances that Apple has provided that waterproof is high on the list? It wasn’t even a factor for the Google Pixel. That is such an ignorant statement considering the massive gains in chip and storage technology that NO ONE has even come close to. Forget the fact that Apple was first with 64bit while the rest of the industry didn’t even have a road map or comprehensive payment solutions like Apple Pay that Google lifted for Android Pay. Or how bout the telephoto lens that none of the android handsets have and are forced to take grainy software zoom.

        I’ve owned android since 2009. At least a dozen android handset in that time. They are old, tired pieces of junk. While you talk about idiotic things like bezels and waterproofing, the Apple ecosystem has literally crushed Android/MS to a mockery. The ubiquity of access to telephony and messaging across devices isn’t even a possibility with Android. While you morons drone on about face unlock and hand waving, Apple has managed to provide A10 fusion chips, the Apple Pencil, and the fastest production storage speeds on any smartphone or laptop.

        Your understanding of technology is so basic and limited that it’s amazing you can put sentences together. You’re simply sounding off fandroid talking points like the rest of your insecure herd.

      • Rowan09

        It nice to have opinions not by losing battery life. Why does anyone need a 4K screen on a phone? Remember eye scroll we could do without what happened to it? Having too many choices by default is just as bad as not as much choices.

      • Rowan09

        How can a large screen be a gimmick? The main reason Android went to bigger screens is why? Let’s see if you even know the reason. Water resistance is a gimmick how? The S7 Edge while a better looking phone than the S7 doesn’t make it any more useful with the curved screen. Widgets are helpful and I’ve never called them a gimmick because it’s a shortcut. Why would anyone say dual speakers is a gimmick when it amplifies sound? Dual cameras is still a gimmick even on the iPhone 7 Plus which I also own.

      • I will say that the first tablet I had which used dual cameras was the LG G-Slate, which were used for 3D video recording. That tablet seems slow as molasses to me now: but the videos I took with it of people and pets who have since departed this world are memories that I can treasure forever. I can put on my glasses, and play them back, and for just a little while, I can recall exactly was it was; once upon a time. Not a gimmick to ME.

      • Rowan09

        Ok

      • Snailpo

        Grab a Samsung and compare it to an iPhone. You can’t tell me you don’t see a difference in screen quality. Graphics performance? If we are talking GPU processing to processing you won’t notice a difference between the 2.

      • Docservlet

        I own an S7 Edge. Worst purchase I ever made. I do see a difference in the screen. There is a noted yellowish tint in the S7’s display. Colors are more vibrant in the AMOLED displays. iPhone display shows the correct color of white. CAN I SEE PIXELS IN EITHER PHONE? NO!

        That’s what you don’t get. You can have a 10k display but at what point does it make a difference when your eyes stopped seeing the difference 1080p ago.

      • Snailpo

        I guess your eyes are not very good because it you look you can easily see the Pixel difference. I have an s7 edge, and an iPhone 7 plus. Just looking at the two you can tell the Samsung has a much clearer screen.

      • Docservlet

        “clearer screen”. You eyes and your brain are obviously not that good.

        The human eye cannot distinguish the pixels. The human eye can however distinguish between colors and white and black levels and gradation.

        I have both phones and see the yellowing features of the AMOLED on the S7 Edge.

      • Snailpo

        Maybe your eyes can’t, but everyone I have ever known can easily see the difference.

      • Docservlet

        It’s obvious that you’re attempting to defy human biological limits. LOL….ok supergirl!

      • Snailpo

        Did you just assume my gender ?

      • Docservlet

        Yes

      • Snailpo

        Wow what a bigot !

      • Docservlet

        Do you know what a bigot is? Obviously not! LOLOLOL!!!

      • Snailpo

        Like 95% of democrats in this world… #LiberalsUnite

      • Docservlet

        Your delusional. There’s no place for your silly politics wether it’s liberal or conservative. I don’t care about delusional ponderings. Ideas are vacuous and meaningless.

      • Snailpo

        You’re *

      • jOn Garrett

        He says that knowing damn well he doesn’t own a Galaxy.

      • Docservlet

        LOL!!! You clueless trolls think people can’t own both devices.

      • Snailpo

        What point does it make having a super fast SSD on your phone? It’s just a phone. But you still got one don’t ya? What’s the point in having a car ? You could just walk, but you got one huh?

      • jOn Garrett

        They know, they just hate to admit when the iPhone comes up short.

      • Docservlet

        LOL….it’s useless. While the iPhone offers useful features like A10 Fusion, NVMe storage, iWork, iCloud, Continuity, Hand Off etc etc you fandroids are busy wearing your phones on your heads. LOLOLOL!!! Stupid.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Lol when your chip and the storage type are your best features, you have run out of ideas.

      • Docservlet

        LOL…when a fandroid thinks that hardware and software performance are not important, you know they’ve failed…at life.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Of course I think it’s important. But you get great hardware and software on the majority of Android devices out. Even on low budget devices. How’s that low light photography compared to what’s on the market? That’s a selling point. Can you do manual mode on an iPhone? No? Well I guess that camera software sucks too. Apparently, Apple doesn’t think these 2 are important but at least you have that A10 chip. That thing no one is going to stores asking for it specifically. Wait, didn’t Apple just call for a cut in production? Didn’t they sell fewer devices this holiday season vs the past? I guess the A10 chip isn’t a feature many people care about after all

      • Docservlet

        On high end android devices you get sub par performance and cheap components. No NVMe storage and chipsets that are considerably weaker than the A series Apple chips. There are many APIs that Apple allows into the camera and many apps that utilize it. How’s that oversaturated photo you just took? Oversaturated? Well I guess the cameras suck on Android devices as well.

        How’s that software update you’ll never get? Nougat is out and most Android devices won’t see it for years if at all. Wait, didn’t Apple just break a record for the December quarter and muster more activations than anyone else? Didn’t their marketshare increase globally? Wasn’t it Apple who managed to capture %104 of mobile profits?

        keep digging….lol

      • My Galaxy Prime

        How’s my over saturated picture look? Better than anything you can do on the iPhone especially because I can manually adjust what I want. As a matter of fact, most devices produce better photos than the iPhone. Nougat is coming in January, Samsung just finished their beta testing, Apple got more activations but fewer than last year while everyone’s rose. Damn, even with the Note 7 recall, Samsung was still able to increase activations while the iPhone saw a decrease. And Apple saw their own profits. Just because a company doesn’t make a profit it doesn’t mean another company takes it. Also, isn’t Apple’s profits falling from last year? Hell, from last quarter? Everyone else is selling more devices while Apple sells fewer. Didn’t Android gain more market share this year’s while Apple continued to lose?

      • Docservlet

        iPhone manual controls were introduced in iOS 8. With the introduction of RAW photos, Apple has opened APIs to even more controls. That’s literally how far behind you are. As a matter of fact, the iPhone still achieves some of the highest rated photos of any device.

        Nougat is coming in January??? LOLOLOL! Golf clap. While you fandroids have fragmentation up the wazoo, iPhone has achieved an incredible 63% adoption of iOS 10. How does that compare to the 1% of android nougat adoption.

        Hasn’t Samsung’s profit been on a steady decline since 2013? As others android OEMs are pushing out cheaper and junkier phones, Samsung is unable to compete because there’s no differentiation in android. It’s a race to the bottom and the ASPs keep getting lower. All android OEMs are struggling and companies like Le Eco are packing it up and going bankrupt. Meanwhile, Apple keeps earning more and more from record launches like the iPhone 7 and laptops and services and blockbuster product releases like AirPods. All the while Samsung is playing catch up. LOL

      • My Galaxy Prime

        The iPhone camera has manual control? Yup, you’re dumber than a wall. Good-bye

      • Docservlet

        LOL!!!! The fact that you don’t know this speaks volumes for your ignorance. Get lost before you embarrass yourself even more.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        lol manual exposure, self timer, and time lapse are the manual modes you’re referring to? Speak to me when you can manually adjust focus, white balance, the ISO, and shutter speed. lol the iphone camera doesn’t have manual mode. it’s auto mode with the ability to change the exposure. Might I add, Android devices, including my S7, all come with manual exposure, a self timer, and time lapse. The fact that you don’t know what manual mode continues to reinforce how little you actually know not only about Android devices but the device you carry around with you as well. You can’t do this with your iPhone’s camera app

        www digitaltrends com/mobile/how-to-use-pro-mode-samsung-galaxy-s7/2/

      • Docservlet

        LOL! Are you seriously that clueless? Speak to me when you find your brain.

        the Focus app takes full advantage of manual features such as shutter speed, white balance and ISO and where it really shines is in its manual focus control.

        Manual app is super simple to use and lets you adjust shutter, ISO, white balance, focus, and exposure compensation. In a single tap you can also view aperture settings, making Manual a straight-forward and user friendly photography tool.

        ProCam 2 combines great tools with a great layout. Controls include manual focus, exposure compensation, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance.

        The fact that you’re a complete clueless idiot reinforces my perception of your stupidity. The fact that you are so clueless that you stand on something that has been available for some time speaks to your considerable mental challenges.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        So you need to download multiple apps to do what the S7 can do out of the box? Your iPhone is so cool.

      • Docservlet

        Oh no!!! You mean I need to download multiple apps to get something like iMessage and FaceTime?

        How bout the fact that you were completely wrong about manual controls? LOLOLOLOL.

        You clueless trolls.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        I can text message and video chat out of the box too. Lol they’re baked in features. ROTF really? Just because they’re called iMessage and FaceTime doesn’t make them revolutionary. It’s texting and video chatting. Lol no need to download anything. I can already do it.

      • Docservlet

        Text message? Is that the same as iMessage? LOLOLOLOL!!! LMFAO! Are you that delusional as to what iMessage is? FaceTime is the same as video chat? Holy smokes. You fandroids sure know how to stretch. Not to mention Continuity, Hand Off, iWork etc etc is baked in. There is no Continuity or Hand Off equivalent in Android. You have to download the junk Google Docs from the Play Store.

        LOL! Your monkey-like tap dancing is becoming hilarious.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        So to use iMessage, you don’t communicate with others through their phone number? Isn’t that exactly how text messaging works? And Facetime is video chatting. What do you do on facetime? Chat over video. really? I can download airdroid and get my messages on my Mac, I can be on a website on my device and continue where I left off with Chrome, and Google Docs actually comes pre-installed. I never said any of these were baked in. I said we have alternatives that offer the same or better experiences. The manual controls I said were baked in. You keep mentioning these services…like ALOT. Almost like these are the only things the iPhone can do. Is there anything else special beyond Continuity, Hand off, and iWork? lol who even mentions iWork when speaking about Docs and Office? lol iWork is so great that Apple bundled it into MacOS Sierra. Nope, they didn’t. How great is iWork when Apple doesn’t even bother to bundle it into their newest OS?

      • Docservlet

        So to get messages on your Mac you have to download airdroid? And then you have to download Chrome? Interestingly Google Docs was not preinstalled on my S7.

        What is it you do with iMessage? Send full resolution photos, videos, documents, and practically every other attachment that fails to send with regular text messages. Not to mention iMessage apps that further enhance those capabilities.

        What do you do on video chat? You mean like downloading a separate app and hoping they have a social media account.If they value their privacy, that’s a non starter. Not to mention the complete seamless transition on iPhones between voice and video calls.

        Airdroid is a joke. How do I get my text messages on my tablet? How do I get my text messages on my other iPhones or Macs? I don’t. How do I answer a call from my Mac, iPad or Apple Watch? I don’t. You simply don’t even have the basic knowledge of what continuity and hand off really are.

        iWork was included on my iPhone, iPad, and new TouchBar MacBook Pro. Yes they did. Have you seen all the bad reviews for Google Docs? It’s miserable outdated and ugly interface. It consistently rates bottom in capabilities in professional reviews. Google users don’t like the software and professionals pan it as garbage.

        You keep exposing your ignorance with every post.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        As an Android user, to get messages on a device that doesn’t support anything outside of the Apple ecosystem, do I need to download an app? Of course. What type of dumb question is that? Its one thing when your device needs developers to create an experience others get out of the box. it’s another when you need developers to create a connection with another device because a company refuses it. Video chat is built in. See that green thing that looks like a camera? If you actually had an S7, you would know. How do I answer a phone call on my Mac using a device Apple refuses to connect with? I don’t. I use my phone. How do I answer a call on my Gear S3? Well, I can either use the 3G service that’s built in or connect it through bluetooth. Dude, I’ve told you that I know what hand off and continuity are. Are these the only things you know that the iPhone can do? iWork is split into 3 apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. I just looked at the reviews for Docs, Slides and Sheets and they all have more positive reviews than negative. Where did you get your info from? You get your news from the same source as Trump. I found this little article when comparing iWork to Docs. The title of the article says it all. www digitaltrends com/computing/apple-iwork-collaboration/

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c996e05b3c5b12d8c771f8d84c8a8de7f8918382adfa483ab2e59b9ec1d3b9a.jpg

      • Docservlet

        LOL! So I need to download software that Apple provides out of the box to experience iMessage and Continuity and Hand Off etc etc etc. And Google Docs isn’t included on my device so I have to download that too???? And I have to download AirDroid??? LOLOL! It wasn’t an actual question imbecile. I was mocking you.

        See that green light that indicates video. It’s a carrier enabled feature and it’s device dependent. FaceTime was introduced in 2010 and has been ubiquitous on all iPhones since then. How bout the fact that you can’t answer calls on your tablet or Laptop? LOLOLOL!!! Keep dancing.

        Dude, it’s obvious you don’t understand what hand off and continuity are. You’re so vacuous in your rambling and tap dancing that your actually forgetting what you’re writing. LOL!!! Not to mention the fact that ratings and reviews for iWork have consistently outranked Google Docs. It’s amazing the level of ignorance you display.

      • My Galaxy Prime
      • Docservlet

        32,000 one star ratings for Google Docs. Ouch.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        You can 100% see the difference

      • Docservlet

        LOL…only in your dreams.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        You are aware that it is very possible to take an iPhone and a Galaxy device, put on the same YouTube video and compare the content right? My brother has an iPhone 6s. I have, in front of him, compared the screens. Now, since his device has a max resolution of 750p, the resolution on YouTube could only go up to 720p. However, for the S7, the resolution can get bumped to 2K. So do I see a clear difference between 720 and 2K? Yes. And is that really your educated and well thought-out argument for there not being a difference in screen quality between the 2 devices?

      • Docservlet

        You know I own a Samsung S7 right? Now, since the human eye CANNOT distinguish pixels on my iPhone 7 Plus and S7 Edge mobile displays at those resolution it’s another predictable case of fandroidism. On my S7, there are no more or fewer pixels on the screen. There is a distinct yellow tint to the S7. There are more vibrant colors on the S7. The iPhone has brighter whites.

        As far as educated response, I already know the kind of insecure fandroid I’m dealing with.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        I’m not insecure. I’m telling you that you’re wrong. Even at 1080p, there is a difference. You don’t need to see individual pixels to notice it. How, oh how, is this common knowledge online and you still can wrap you’re head around it. It is well known that Galaxy devices have better screens and pictures than their iPhone counterparts. Seriously, when was the last time you ever head someone, besides you, say that the iPhone has a better screen than a Galaxy device. Hell, if the iPhone’s screens were so great, they wouldn’t be buying panels from Samsung. Lol they wouldn’t be switching from LCD to OLED. If Apple’s screens are so great, why then switch to “inferior” hardware? And that’s cool to own an S7. I own a Mac. That doesn’t make you any less wrong.

      • Docservlet

        LOL!!! It’s common knowledge that YOU CANNOT SEE PIXELS. You can see differences in display type and quality. How are you attempting to defy the laws of human biology. It is not well know that Galaxy users have better screens. The head of DisplayMate himself said there are benefits to both AMOLED and LCD and ranked them as nearly equal. AMOLED is newer but also has many many drawbacks.

        So you mean, if iPhone switches to newer display technology that buying them from Samsung is somehow a massive change? Ridiculous and childish statement.

        iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display.

        So given that it achieves such exceptional displays performance your point is moot. NO ONE SAID that AMOLED is inferior. Apple doesn’t make screens. It buys them from Sharp and LG. Now it’s SPECULATED that it may be buying AMOLED. If they’ve sorted out burn in, graphics performance issues, yellowish tinting, and dead pixels, then hopefully the transition will not be so painful. As it stands, OLED is not that great a technology.

      • Rowan09

        Why not 8K? A small screen won’t benefit from such high resolution and Sony found that out the hard way. It’s just not worth the battery life for marginal differences.

      • jOn Garrett

        VR

      • Docservlet

        Gimmick

      • jOn Garrett

        First off, Samsung has no 4k phone. Second Samsung has VR headsets–try using one on your sh’!ty 720p LED display then try again on 2k or 4k AMOLED then come back here and tell us again about overkill.

      • Docservlet

        VR is nonsense. Who wants to put a ridiculous piece of junk over their eyes? For what????? If I want VR, I’ll get it on my Playtstion and not on my phone.

      • Snailpo

        I do.. my and my family absolutely love the VR experience. It is a cheap way to have a great time! Just because your iPhone doesn’t have it doesn’t mean it’s useless or pointless… apple doesn’t even give you the option. You don’t HAVE to use it on Samsung, but you can if you want to.

      • Docservlet

        I don’t. I’m not going to sit there with some ridiculous headset bandaged to my head and pretend to be doing something. No one cares about it because no one uses it. It’s a gimmick just like all the hand waving and face unlocking nonsense.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        I use my vr headset to play games, watch movies, visit interactive places around and outside of the globe. Had you actually used one, you would see a benefit. Hell, play EVE GunJack, Temple run, smash hit, or End Space and it’ll make you rethink the way you play games. VR is not a gimmick. This is why companies are investing billions in the platform. You’re arguing without a platform to stand on. How can you honestly say something isn’t good when you haven’t even given it a chance? Because other people said so? You can’t think for yourself and come up with your own conclusion?

      • Docservlet

        This is the same ridiculous and idiotic argument you fandroids make for features like wireless charging. No one is breaking down the door to get wireless charging. No one is going to buy the ridiculous VR garbage and stick their phone on their face. Or maybe some fandroids will. Features like Continuity, Hand Off, iMessage, FaceTime, iWork, etc etc all make android features like VR look lame and pathetic.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Doesn’t Apple’s new earpods and watch both charge wirelessly? Apple just had a patent approved for wireless charging. This was like, a month ago. Lol Apple is breaking down doors to get wireless charging. Have you seen the number of patients they have on wireless charging alone? They have patents dating back years. How do you not even know what Apple is working on but still feel like you know everything? The Gear VR was just ranked 3 on Amazon’s best selling wearables so people are actually buying these ridiculous garbage headsets. But yes, only Android users can buy VR headsets because Apple doesn’t offer anything in this space. And every iOS feature you mentioned are available in some fashion for Android. iWork, iMessage, and FaceTime…Google Docs/ MS office, WhatsApp/ Facebook Messenger, Skype. So we get everything that Apple has plus VR? That seems like a better option.

      • Docservlet

        Of course they both charge wirelessly and who cares? I had wireless charging in 2009 on my palm Pre. It didn’t make the phone any faster or make HP suck any less. Apple is not breaking anything down. If you had a couple of brain cells, you’d know that induction charging is THE least technical technology. It’s literally 50 cents worth of induction magnets.

        The Gear VR….you mean literally a set of goggles you strap to your head like some kid? What happens when I get a phone call or text? LOLOLOL! But yes…only android users are childish enough to use VR headsets.

        Android has no equivalent to iMessage, iWork, FaceTime nor Continuity or Hand Off. You actually don’t get it which isn’t surprising.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Did your Palm come with fast wireless charging? No? OK. My S7 does so it actually does make my device faster…Well, charge faster. Wireless charging on my S7 is still faster than wired charging on an iPhone even though the iPhone has a smaller battery. And spending millions on R&D so Apple can most likely create a wireless charging alternative that only works with the iPhone (because Apple) seems like breaking down doors. I mean, when have you personally spent millions on something you didn’t care about? When have you hired experts and professionals for no reason? Wireless charging is important to many but you’ll agree once Apple has a charging pad for you to buy. And yes, a VR headset is something you strap to your head. Sort of like glasses but I can only imagine how stupid you think glasses are. And when you get a text or a call, a notification appears on the screen. Lol your experience doesn’t just shut down. Dude, you seriously haven’t used it but feel the need to comment like an expert? Had you even used the headset, you would have the answer to that question. Don’t waste my time with this nonsense. Why am I sitting here having a discussion with someone who literally has no idea what they’re saying. You don’t know that Apple is investing in Wireless technology. You don’t know that more companies are investing in VR and that the Gear VR sold very well this holiday season. You don’t know that Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Allo, Skype, Duo, Office, Google Docs, AirDroid, and Chrome are all alternatives to the apps you just mentioned. Lol you think no one on Android is texting because we don’t have iMessage? Really? iMessage borrowed so many of their new features from Allo, WhatsApp, and WeChat. Lol what, you didn’t know that either?

      • Docservlet

        Did my Palm come with wireless charging? Yes.
        Does my S7 come with wireless charging? Yes.
        Oh cool….now it charges faster???? BFD!!!!
        Wireless charging with a 2 amp charger on the S7 is roughly 20 minutes faster than the iPhone with a 2 amp charger. Apple can spend 50 cents on a couple of contacts for the back of the iPhone 7 and a two dollars for a base and call it a day. This is not revolutionary technology. Wireless charging is GARBAGE tech. Wireless charging is important only to fandroids because it’s the only leg they have to stand on. Apple has thousands of engineers.

        LOL….you still don’t get it. None of those is like Continuity, Hand Off, iMessage, FaceTime, iWork etc. Allo isn’t used by anyone. WhatsApp is a minor alternative but what about regular texting? Which 99% of the world seems to do?

        You actually have no idea what you’re talking about do you. You’re so behind on the actual technology that you’re just offering Apps.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Did your Palm come with FAST wireless charging. You missed the word fast which makes your 1st 4 sentences stupid. Why do you keep saying wireless charging is only important to us when Apple is also spending millions on wireless charging? That’s stupid. You’re ignoring fact to support your dumbass claim. And sure, Apple CAN spend the money but they haven’t. Instead, they’re taking that 50 cents and churning out new patents for wireless charging lol. WhatsApp is a minor alternative? Most of the world uses WhatsApp. And WhatsApp is a TEXT APP. If you have a phone number, you can use it. Do you not know how WhatApp works? I’m done.

      • Rowan09

        What’s features did iMessage borrow from Allo? iMessage is way better than anything Google has or tried they were and are all failures. They tried but to force me to use boy I forgot the name to respond on YouTube because they purposely make YouTube messaging system horrible. Continuity is an Apple thing. I could go down a list of things Apple does better and things Google does better, but overall Apple is better in my opinion. Everyone brags about Android being open source when ever since they first made Android they have more closed source apps than Apple. The OS is still open but if you are going to use Google services your stuck to strict Google rules which is no different than Apple really. Both OSes are great but can you tell me why can’t S7 Edge see a tracking number as a tracking number? On my iPhone I click on a tracking and it brings me to the respective page, on Android nothing I have to copy and paste. Simple things like this in my opinion makes IOS better than Android. I love Android as well though because I make a killing off Fire Sticks/Fire TVs.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Google that question.

      • Rowan09

        Nope I’ll use Bing.

      • Rowan09

        They make VR headers for every platform man. Wireless charging on the S7 Edge which I also own is a gimmick. Why do I need to put my phone on a pad and when it rings I have to pick it up? Apple is suppose to be working on true wireless meaning no pad and that would be great. The Apple Watch and Airpods needs wireless charging because they are small devices. My wife has a Gear watch and she has to try her best to just plug in the charger. Watches and small devices benefit from wireless pads not cellphones. Plus every phone has cases for wireless charging as well.

      • jOn Garrett

        Gunjack is amazing. Imagine what VR games will look like in a few short years from now.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        I can’t wait to play Call of Duty in VR

      • Rowan09

        Come on man VR is obsolutely a gimmick on the Samsung VR because the quality is garbage. I use the a PlayStation VR and that’s a great experience. I didn’t try the Vive or Oculus which is the best. I own the VR headset and it sucks I don’t even use it anymore. I’m watching Netflix in 480P on that thing.

      • Snailpo

        Ridiculous gimmick? I’m sorry that you have no benefit or enjoyment for it. You don’t have to use it. That is the joy in Samsung, it’s there if you want to and a lot of people want to!

      • Docservlet

        LOL…you have no benefit for faster processors, faster storage, better ecosystem, continuity, hand off etc etc etc. Samsung is a joke.

      • Rowan09

        Umm you can use VR headset for any device including the iPhone, they come a dime a dozen. Right now VR is just a hype it’s not ready and the Samsung VR is the worst. I would know since I’ve had it with a S7 Edge since day 1.

      • Snailpo

        I have had the Samsung since day one as well. As well as an iPhone 7 since day one. The Vr experience combined with oculus is the best experience I’ve had. I can stream my PC games to it and use a controller and it works flawlessly.

      • Rowan09

        What VR experience on the Samsung VR or the Oculus Rift?

      • Snailpo

        On the Samsung VR you can stream any PC video game to it, it’s a blast! Not quite as good as an actual oculus rift, but it’s damn close for only 100 bucks lol

      • Rowan09

        Come on man it’s not close. The viewing quality is what kills the experience for me and the headset is not comfortable. Did you use the Oculus Rift (I didn’t)? I used the Playstation VR and it was great and comfortable and had a chance to try the Vive but didn’t try it. VR is not the future AR is the future. I would like the try the new Google VR to see if it’s any better viewing wise than the Samsung VR. There are many other VR headsets that does the same as Samsung VR for a fraction of the price.

      • george

        Until Apple makes one and then you call it revolutionary. Pathetic.

      • Docservlet

        Idiotic. Until your phone gets features like continuity, Hand off, iWork, iCloud, etc etc etc, your phone is garbage. Fandroids are Pathetic insecure idiots.

      • Snailpo

        You say that all these points that Samsung has other better things than apple are “pointless” it may be pointless to you and you may not need it, but at least I still have it and I can still do it. Whether my screen resolution is triple iPhone or not, I still have a display that is drop dead stunning, or if I have a VR experience, whether I use it or not I still at least have the option of being able to use it. That is the difference between Apple an android

      • Docservlet

        I have Continuity, Hand Off, dual Camera, Touch ID, 3D Touch, the FASTEST Smartphone Storage on the planet, the A10 fusion chip which obliterates other mobile processors and allows for faster video editing and load times, optical zoom etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc. I’m sure you clueless fandroids will consider it useless but Apple offers them. Whether Samsung’s phone offers a display that is pretty much on par with Apple’s is fine. The fact that you have pointless VR experiences is pointless. Whether or not you use those gimmicks while losing everything else is a hilarious comparison.

      • Snailpo

        Funny you say all the things that android has as well. Also it’s funny that you say half of the stuff that android has is useless, but half the stuff you just named off is in that same category… but at least you can say you have it. Can’t call me an android fan boy if I use both play forms religiously. I just think Apple holds back way more than they really should. I want stuff in my phone that I don’t necessarily need, because even if I use it once and think it was cool I still had the choice to use it

      • Docservlet

        Funny, I say all the things Android DOESN’T have.

      • Rowan09

        Let me guess when Apple made Touch ID wasn’t it revolutionary? When Apple finally releases something it’s usually a big deal and works different usually better than anything else on the market. Apple is rarely ever first, besides the gimmick of 64Bit processor according to android fans.

      • george

        I’m talking about VR which he said is stupid.

      • Rowan09

        The Samsung VR is garbage. Sony VR is great, Vive I heard was better and Oculus the best.

      • george

        He’s not talking about quality he’s talking about putting something on your face and looking stupid. So when Apple releases the same thing I hope he says the same.

      • Rowan09

        I have the VR and S7 Edge and it is garbage. If Samsung is making a 4K phone just for VR boy oh boy that’s a bad idea. Samsung VR is by far the worst out of all the others. I know Samsung never made a 4K phone Sony did. But according to your point since VR is so important to Samsung why not make a 8K phone that would be better than 4K and sharper.

      • John

        I swear VR is only good for one thing. Porn. And the only type of person that needs VR porn are losers that sit infrint if their PC all day jerking off. Waste of time. Clearly Samsung are aiming at their target audience. Lol

      • Rowan09

        I own the 7 Plus which is 1080P and I used my S7 Edge with the VR and it’s horrible. It never focuses perfectly (I have 20/20) and watching videos is far from HD.

  • Stuart Lombard

    They couldn’t possibly copy the airpods because Samsung came to market with wireless earbuds before Apple. If you’re going to accuse anyone of stealing ideas, then it would have to be Apple!

    • Rowan09

      I’m assuming they are speaking of the style not just simply making wireless earphones. It’s hard to tell from the article so even if it’s like the airpods I don’t blame Samsung because it seems to be a popular device.

      • jOn Garrett

        Assumptions, rumored, not even built gadget = BS you post to get page views.

      • Docservlet

        Samsung is going to follow their business model of copying Apple. BS = your idiotic denial.

  • Natalie

    More like Shitsung are updating there V1 wireless earbuds to match the market now. Apple released theirs a lot later so they can’t be copying.

  • george

    How are they copying Apple when they already have a product line? Stupid AF article.

  • John

    After they mocked apple for removing the head phone jack and making room for wireless earpods. They then do the same. Late to the party as usual.

    • jOn Garrett

      How so why they had their wireless pods in stores before Apple’s was even announced?

      Apple is late to the missing headphone jack too since than was done starting in 2014 with the Oppo R5 followed by 4 or 5 other Android phones.

      • Docservlet

        LOL… those weren’t wireless pods. Those were just stupid BT headsets.

        Apple is ahead of everyone. The level of technology packed into the AirPods pushed bluetooth headsets forward 5 years.

        Android phones are horrible and they remove headphone jacks and don’t do anything else….like function properly.

      • MvP77

        What’s the different tech in airpods? Curious icon x owner wants to know. Seriously, want to know if it’s worth grabbing them.

        The only thing I miss about using my icons on the my iPhone is the heart rate and workout monitor during workouts. And the ambiant noise switch.

      • Docservlet

        -Charging case give me about 3 or 4 days of use before needing to recharge.
        -Automatic stop/start music when inserted or removed in ear
        -True HD voice quality during HD voice calls
        -WIreless range of about 100 feet in clear site
        -Automatic set up across all devices. Can easily switch between iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch.

        I think that covers a few.

      • MvP77

        Thanks, my icon x charging case is about the same, tho I only use them about 45mins a day for workouts. The auto start / stop seems interesting. I don’t really care about call quality. Can you turn up the volume and change tracks with them?

      • Docservlet

        Only way to change volume is with phone or through Siri. I’ve not found that to be a problem since I never used it on my old bt headsets. The small controls more often resulted in hanging up calls than changing volume.

      • MvP77

        Cool, not a deal breaker. Icon X uses gestures to change volume and tracks but it takes some getting use to. I might check out the airpods or bragi dash.

      • Docservlet

        Cool…ultimately fit is key. Good luck

      • AMB_07

        I do have to admit that Apple generally gets it right but they rarely get it first and to start accusing Samsung of copying them is nothing more than pure blind fanboyism. Did Samsung copy in the past? Sure, so did Apple!

      • jOn Garrett

        The problem is that people enjoy accusing Samsung while Apple mostly gets a free pass. Samsung gets accused of copying Apple when Apple doesn’t even have a product on the market or when said item is already years old on other devices.

        Imagine what these Apple site posts would look like if Apple had made an iPhone edge in 2015 and Samsung was the one coming out with a Galaxy edge (with glass body, AMOLED display, wireless charging, dust and water resistance)

      • AMB_07

        I find some of the writers (particularly Christian here) a bit hypocritical sometimes. I remember back in the days when Samsung popularized phablets and how he and others here were bashing them for creating big phones and they kept bringing back Steve Jobs’ quote about ”if you see a stylus, they blew it”. Yet when Apple made not only a bigger iPhone (which nobody thought was a bad idea) but also a phablet version suddenly it all made sense and this is Apple reacting in a smart way to how the market is shifting.

        Which isn’t false but still hypocritical. Also, Apple pen. The fact is that both Samsung and Apple will take ideas from each others in order to be one step ahead of the other and Apple has copied tons from Android and vice-versa (although I feel Android copied a little less).

      • John

        You miss the point. Samsung mock and then copy. They are ultimatly a parasitic company that piggy backs on everyone elses success whilst claiming they innovate.

      • jOn Garrett

        Mock and copy? Didn’t Jobs say no one wants a hummer sized phone? Didn’t he also say that 7″ tablets were too small to be useful?

        Didn’t Jobs and Cook mock the S pen?

        Yet here we are with Apple selling an iPhone that’s bigger than the Note, 7″ tablets and an apple pencil.

        Apple stole Sony’s design for the iPhone 4

        Apple stole slide to unlock

        Apple even stole the iPhone name.

        So tell me again about a mocking parasite.

  • My Galaxy Prime

    Samsung 100% released wireless earpods before Apple, yet they’re copying? If they release new earpods it’s because it’s an update to what is alreadt out. People need to stop getting tech news from those who can’t see beyond a bitten fruit.

  • Crim Nino

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t the mainstream market bash apple for this? I’m shocked how nobody made any comments about samsung confirming getting rid of the 3.5 headphone jack in favor of all wireless head phones something that was bashed during iPhone 7 launch. So when apple does it then it’s bad but when others copy apple doing it then it’s ok??? Apple got bashed for a non removable battery then others followed. Apple is a trend setter.

    • Rowan09

      Absolutely. Apple is number 1 in popularity and sales so other companies look and see what they are doing and follow.

      • Crim Nino

        I remember how the CEO of Samsung bashed Apple for going 64 bit (first mobile phone) then Samsung went 64 bit

      • Rowan09

        Oh yes and all the fandroids said it’s useless and now every phone is 64 bit.

  • John Smith

    Pathetic green sheeps

  • Linked Devices

    Those headphones were around for years before the Airpods. What the hell is this article talking about?