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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 183 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's alright

    Posted
    SomeDude
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    A lot of the features I had dialled in on my last phone are automatic now. The dictionary is most noticeable. Since I can't program the words anymore, autocorrect has become a nightmare. Often, the phone persistently changes words that are jargon, and is really difficult to get used to. The keyboard also changed, which makes no sense. It's a classic case of IT engineers lacking basic understanding of the human counterpart. I thought buying another galaxy would get me a new improved version. I was wrong. It's a new, completely different phone. Pros: Faster processing, improved reception, better functionality overall from a hardware perspective. This is coming from the S5, so I'm not really surprised. I liked that phone a lot though. Of all of the galaxies I've had, that one was the best. It just got old, and compatibility was becoming an issue. I also like Bixby. I haven't used it much yet, but it's pretty cool. I hope Samsung gets it running properly, instead of abandoning it like most new ideas. Cons; I can't get a lot of the functions to work the way I like. It's like Samsung feels that they know what's best, and I should learn to trust their wisdom. It's annoying. My phone is supposed to be convenient for ME. I expect to use it MY way. My old phone allowed me to make it work the way i like. This one doesn't. Maybe I just haven't found the adjustments yet, but you'd think they'd be similar. The lock screen is really annoying. I have to go through three screens to get in. There's cooler biometrics on it, but so what? Is it really more secure? Is it more convenient? I don't think so. It's nice having the clock on the screen when it's not in use if you want, but it IS a hassle. The home button is gone. Now, there's a haptic feedback pressure sensor with no other use. I suppose that makes it easier to waterproof, but there have always been cases that solve that problem. Now the phone wouldn't work properly with a watertight case. I guess that's just adjusting, but I feel better having an actual button. The phone seems like it was designed strictly for people who enjoy flaunting the newest technology, not people like me who want the absolute best functionality. If I was in charge of Samsung, I'd have a version intended for people like me. Only tested, reliable functions. Let someone else field test the latest ideas. I want my tech to work the first time, every time. Other people like the newest prototypes. This phone is good for them. Summary: If you want the newest features, and don't really depend on your phone, this is a really hip phone to get. If you can't do without your phone working perfectly, you would probably be frustrated by this one. It's fine, overall, but by not being able to adjust functions to fine tune them, this phone forces you to give too much attention to tasks you just want to finish, and get on with your day. Honestly, this phone is making me nostalgic for the days when we all used landlines.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just Awesome

    Posted
    timjw2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've been an LG user for years and decided to try the Samsung after reading the reviews. Although there a few LG perks I miss, this phone is pretty amazing. Feels great in the hand, perfect for one handed operation. Activation... well, enter your phone # and it does the rest, can't get any easier than that, sign in to your Google account... info from last phone transfers. Display is bright and clear, camera takes crystal clear pics, video quality is super sharp. The Iris scanner to unlock your phone is super fast and my favorite of all the unlock options. The Samsung browser is very fast and I've been using it over Chrome. Plenty of memory and you have the option to uninstall some of the pre-installed apps. Handles the live stream stocks app wonderfully, it's like a laptop in your hand. Awesome phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous

    Posted
    RimJhim
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Compared to my s5, this phone is GORGEOUS. I got the black so it is a fingerprint magnet :( I don't understand why people are complaining so much about the fingerprint reader, like it's not that bad, chill out. The camera is Awesome! I think it's cool they added in filters like on sc. Always on display is cool but I'm scared of burn in so I haven't used it. The home "button" doesn't feel like an actual button when pressed, it is just a short vibration feeling on the back of the phone. All three software buttons are always lit up when using the screen, unless there's a way to turn it off, which I haven't found. If you are looking to upgrade I suggest this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone but

    Posted
    Bigmt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Alright let me get started by saying I had both Apple and android in the past what I like about the iPhone is that it just works, it those perfectly what it says it does and to me android is more complicated . Now let's get back to the s8 well the phone is amazing after you get back to the android of doing stuff it's almost a perfect phone great specs very fast the stuff in this phone will be the stuff you will see on the iPhone years from now and they will try to get credit for it and say they did it first. Don't believe that people other company's like Motorola HTC and LG and Samsung are years a head from Apple and the s8 is a perfect example of this so if your looking for a new phone and have the money get this one but yes the price is very high.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone!!

    Posted
    SabolSlayer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Best phone ive ever had yyet!! It has alll the specs i i lovee and want on a smartphone today the camera is amazing no doubt about it i even think its better than the S9 at the moment not in low light but bcuz its consistent and pics and vids are not as washed out. Still a killer flagship in mid end of 2018 if i must say. Battery is good CPU & GPU is still enough to handle all the most powerful applications even Fortnite Rules of Survival PUBG racing games u name it. Ive used this in the pool shower rain still works like a champ slow mo for skating and activities i do. Always on Display is the best. Still going to get updates even Android Pie (9.0) i love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best phone I've owned

    Posted
    Nia57
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The S8 is a beauty. I've had it for about three weeks now, & I can say it is fast, easy to set up & use. My main interest was the camera & I am so glad to see it takes clear, beautiful pictures. My only concern, & reason why I gave 4 stars, is that I've been having trouble w/the iris & fingerprint recognition. It takes a while to recognize me or it doesn't at all & makes me type in my backup passcode. Now I just use a pattern lock to unlock the phone. Other than that, I'm liking this phone very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone

    Posted
    JuanR1229
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is the best Samsung Galaxy phone to date. Battery life is excellent. Speed is amazing programs run smoothly. 64 gig bites of storage plus an external capability storage. Camera takes great pictures in the light and in the dark. The regular S8 is perfect size even for large hands like myself. I have nothing but great things to say about this phone. Highly recommend this phone to anyone. Samsung has made it to where you can delete bloat ware programs you really don't care for. Two thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone

    Posted
    JuanR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is the best Samsung Galaxy phone to date. Battery life is excellent. Speed is amazing programs run smoothly. 64 gig bites of storage plus an external capability storage. Camera takes great pictures in the light and in the dark. The regular S8 is perfect size even for large hands like myself. I have nothing but great things to say about this phone. Highly recommend this phone to anyone. Samsung has made it to where you can delete bloat ware programs you really don't care for. Two thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my Samsung Galaxy S8

    Posted
    Lizzy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The camera is phenomenal. It has so many features overall it definitely lives up to its description of a smart phone(not many cell phones do). The curved screen is one of my favorite features it makes the screen look almost 3D. The fact that Samsung office is so simple to navigate is amazing I complete homework and office work right off of my phone. I have had it for 2 weeks and the more I use it the more I love it. I definitely recommend it to anyone even the I phone fanatics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A truly amazing phone! This phone has a beautiful screen! I liked almost everything about it, except the battery life could’ve been a better. The more stuff I had on it (Pictures, Videos, Apps, etc.) the faster the phone would drain its battery life. This phone is also made out of mostly glass (front and back), so I would highly recommend a case to lower the risk of breaking it. But overall it is truly a great phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better buy @ Best Buy!

    Posted
    HR315
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a prepaid cell user for more than 7yrs, I am accustom to having to pay full price for my handset. When my Galaxy 5 died 2 days before New Year I just couldn't afford a high end Galaxy at that time. LAST month I decided it was time. After 2 weeks of online comparison I found BB had the better deal. They beat the carrier by $150 and a BB coupon for an extra 10% SWEETENED THE DEAL!!!! Thanks Best Buy!!! Btw... I Love my Galaxy S8. It's everything I expected and more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Upgrade

    Posted
    Galaxygirl8
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My Galaxy 5 finally went on the Fritz. I didn't like what I was missing in the 6 so I waited until my 5 would no longer work anymore. The S8 is a wonderful upgrade from my S5. The camera is amazing, the memory, the sd card option, and the transfer from my S5 to S8 was seamless. I just plugged the two phones together with the enclosed adapter and all of my contacts, apps, pictures, text messages, and everything transferred to my S8 easily. I LOVE this phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only thing better is the screen it seems

    Posted
    SearchmyvisionYouTube
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Personally I'm not impressed. I had the 5,6,7, and now this 8. Yes it's cool, but it doesn't feel like to much of an upgrade. Maybe I'm just hard to please. But I feel the security unlocking features like the fingerprint scanner and biometrics are flawed. My fingerprint sensor is always having to be reset. Very annoying when that's one of the most important things for my phone use. If it was priced at 449.99 it would be more reasonable for this type of phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything in one!!

    Posted
    Tee04
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Galaxy S8 does everything you need your phone to do! Whether using it to be productive or just having fun socially this should be your top choice hands-down! The clarity of the infinite screen, & the brilliant camera will have you wondering why every phone doesn't look the same way. I wanted it every since it released & at this amazing price Best Buy is selling it for through Boost Mobile it can't be beat. In love with my phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cell phone

    Posted
    Globug
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This cell is replacing my Samsung S5 and it finally was on it's last leg so I purchased the Samsung S8. I finally bit the bullet and got it on sale. I hate cell phone contracts and I've used boost mobile a few years now and see no difference if I had a cell with a major carrier. The is great and has so many features I haven't figured out how to use them all. I love the style of the phone with the rounded corners very sleek.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I really like it

    Posted
    FrontLoad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My S6 was starting to slow down...probably because the hardware was too old for the software updates. So I wanted to upgrade and Best Buy was selling it for 50.00 cheaper than Boost. With me Elite Plus, it was sent to me in 2 days for free. I have zero issue with it and there are million new features...most of which I will probably never use (I am talking to you Bixby). Very nice phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best yet from Samsung Galaxy line!

    Posted
    Electr0n1cs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This in amazing phone! Got it or my wife who transitioned from the iPhone due to frustrations with storage space and usability for data backup. With a removable media microSD slot, she is setup for 200+GB of space and won't have to empty her phone for a long time! The programs are easy to use, easy to get, and processing is fast! I can't wait to buy this or the S8+ for my next phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone

    Posted
    tulsaadepez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This phone surpasses any other phones I've used, including iPhones. It has great cameras, insane speeds, many ways to customize the phone to your liking, and man; the infinity edge display will leave you in awe! The screen resolution is 1440p and the edge panel comes in handy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Samsung phone yet

    Posted
    Atlien
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Every smartphone has a compromise of some sort, but I'm finding that this S8 has the fewest of any phone I've ever owned. If you're a veteran android user, today's Touchwiz overlay is the most android-like ever. It takes exceptional photos, such that iOS users will find the camera quick and better than anything they've ever used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!!!!!

    Posted
    Valerie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I absolutely LOVE my new phone! The camera is amazing and easy to access. It charges in a heartbeat!! I can actually HEAR the directions when using the GPS. It is SO fast! I did buy a fold over case to protect the screen and that works well with the phone. This phone was not cheap...but worth every cent! I would buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend