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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable photos

    Unbelievable photos

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    I bought t he Samsung 8 specifically for it's photo abilities. And it hasn't let me down. It has a lot of features which I haven't even began to explore, but my favorite feature is the camera. It also let's you shoot in RAW. I was really surprised to get such greay fireworks photos grom hNd holding this camera. Just set it on auto & it does the rest. You can even review the camera settings after you take a pic.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best cellphone by far

    Best cellphone by far

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    My Samsung Galaxy 8 purchase exceeded my expectations. There are so many features that even after 6 months I continue to learn new things about my phone. The camera is amazing, my photo's are the best I have ever taken with a cellphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great appearance for carrying

    Great appearance for carrying

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    It works wonderful especially take photo. I compared pictures with iphone8 and results are totally different. It is not clear and vivid.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Love it

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    A total upgrade from my last devices. Wouldn't trade it for anything else

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Love it!

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    It's a great device. The camera is superior. Love the vr!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Amazing!

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    Phone is amazing! Love the features and the style. Overall great phone would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Great

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    I've had the phone for nearly a month now and I love it. I probably didn't need to upgrade, as my Galaxy S5 was perfectly functional although seemed to be running slower. I'm not much of a phone-tographer, but the cameras seem to be a big improvement over the S5. Camera functions too, feel more intuitive and quicker. Im not a huge fan of the curved edges. Aside from allowing more comfort for the hand, the edge feels more like a gimmick than anything. It essentially disappears once the phone is in a case, which is almost a necessity considering the price. I understand some might find it annoying that the fingerprint sensor is now on the back of the phone, but I haven't yet gotten onboard with biosecurity technology. I still like my 4 digit PIN, so I can't speak to the iris scanner or facial recognition either. I was worried about the absence of a tactile home button, but it hasn't been an issue. Bixby, like biosecurity, is something I haven't found a use for yet. It's exclusive button is very close to the volume down button, which can be mildly aggravating if you are relying on touch alone to minimize sound. Speaking of sound, the speaker is now on the bottom of the phone as opposed to the back. As someone who watches/listens to a good deal of media on my phone, I find this change from my S5 a great improvement. As for battery life, I've been extremely satisfied so far. I was very happy with my S5's battery life and I find that my S8 lasts considerably longer. I am slightly nervous about not having access to my battery, though. Over the two and a half years I used my S5 I did have to remove the battery a handful of times to reset the phone due to unresponsiveness or glitches. Another improvement over the S5 is lack of a plastic back, which made that phone feel cheap. Conversely, the higher end metal and glass back of this phone make it feel incredibly fragile. It's too bad that something so sleek and well-designed requires a case to keep it from scratches, scuffs and cracks. The advertised "infinity screen is non-existent with the addition of even the slimmest case. Lastly, I really like the included headphones in comparison to those of the S5. They are a little more substantial in the ear, keeping them from popping out and also allowing a good deal of noise-cancellation. The cord feels to be made of a sturdy metal mesh that comes off as rugged and long-lasting.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Longtime iPhone user loves the s8!

    Longtime iPhone user loves the s8!

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    I have enjoyed using this phone so much that I feel the need to write one of my first online reviews. My last two phones were the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. I enjoyed both very much; the only thing i disliked about either was the battery life. Neither of these phones lasted me a full days use, which often left me without a phone late at night. This was a huge issue when I was out late and needed uber or to contact friends, and was something I wanted to avoid with my next phone purchase. I loved iOS, and my iPhone six was still working fine minus the awful battery life. After reading some reviews on the iPhone 7, i decided to look into android phones due to the mediocre battery reviews. The s8 had good reviews for battery life, although not the best for Verizon models (moto z play), but it had the best reviews for almost everything else, which swayed me. Best buy also had a deal going on when i purchased it that made it the same price per month as the moto z2 play. That made the decision to buy it much easier. The user interface is easy to use and highly customizable, the screen is amazing, it comes with 64 gigs of storage (my last phone had 16 so this was huge for me) and the battery life is incredible! I've tried it on the two main battery settings, high and mid, and both lasted me at least a full day. My first day with high use and heavy downloading on full power lasted me from 8a-1a with over 20% left. On mid battery saver mode, it had over half the battery left. I've ended up around 40% on full power since that first day. All days referenced were around 17 hours. I use my phone pretty heavily, and see the biggest drops on apps like reddit, groupme, and youtube. The phone also charges very quickly. I never could play games on my last two phones due to storage. I've downloaded a few, including final fantasy 9, and all run very smoothly. It's kind of blowing my mind that one of my favorite playstation games can run so well on a phone. The edge to edge display is as advertised; it's the first thing that draws you in in-store. The pressure sensitive home button is great and I've had no issues even when using a glass screen protector. The finger print sensor is also located in a place that's apparently bothering many users, but I have a case that makes it very easy to feel where it is, so I have no complaints. I went with the clear otterbox symmetry because I liked the way the orchid gray back of the phone looks. I wouldn't recommend purchasing one of the $50 tempered glass screen protectors they sell due to the price. I love glass protectors because I'm accident prone, and I've been using a $6 protector from amazon. Tempered glass protectors are all getting panned online, but I've had no issues. I'd be really nervous using this phone without the extra protection. In regards to my purchasing experience, Best Buy was great! I had only upgraded phones in Verizon stores since my first phone in high school, so going to Best Buy made me slightly wary. The associates were all incredibly helpful and not pushy at all. They actually talked me out of purchases. I was heavily considering the s8+ for the extra battery and I'm very glad I passed. It was way too big in my hands, and it wouldn't have been worth an extra hour or two of battery life I wouldn't end up needing. I was able to easily add the phone on to my monthly plan, just like at Verizon, only at half the cost. Overall, I can't imagine there's a better phone out right now. It's the most unique and fun user experience I've had since my first smart phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    6s to S8, Great display, scratches easily!

    6s to S8, Great display, scratches easily!

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    6 years with iPhone, last one being the 6s. Upgrade time and Apple wasn't impressing me with the 8 or X. I never planned to leave Apple but I was able to get the S8 for less than half price. If I hadn't been able to do that I would probably still have an iPhone. The S8 display looks amazing and it is probably more so what Apple should have done with the X, but it doesn't seem very durable. I didn't get a case or screen protector right away because I wasn't sure I would keep the phone. In the first 3 days I had never dropped it or scraped it on anything. Going in and out of my pocket or sitting on my desk or night stand and somehow the back got scuffed up and the screen was scratched. I treated this thing better than my own children because I thought I might return it still. I had gone without a screen protector or case on my iPhones many times and even dropped them and I have NEVER had an iPhone screen get a scratch. The curved screen makes the display look even better, but as for function and practicality it gets a little annoying when certain buttons or images are wrapped over the edge. Other than that, the overall design of the phone is pretty great. It was a full screen without the annoyance of a "notch". It still has a headphone jack which I use daily while charging and I can still pick my phone up and have it charge still, unlike “wireless” charging. It keeps a virtual home button which I like, AND it still has a fingerprint scanner! It might not be in the best spot but I don’t seem to have the problem most people complain about, especially with a case on it, it is easy to get it every time without hitting the camera lens. Bixby button is dumb and I deactivated it and the Bixby home screen. Google assistant is better. The S8 does have great customization but at the same time there are so many features and options it is a little tough to find something specific in the settings. Coming from Apple it is annoying to have 3 messaging apps, 2 photo apps, 2 internet apps, 2 email apps, and countless others preinstalled on the phone. I had no idea what to use and what was better, or safer, or what was going to cost me money with memberships (that was mostly Verizon’s apps). Apple is pretty straight forward, here are your apps that work best on the phone and are secure. If you want others you choose them and download them. There are other key features that I like WAY more on Apple, but there are also many features that I really like with the S8. I could go on and on with my likes and dislikes but overall it is a pretty good phone and I am keeping it. In the future I might go back to Apple or I might get another android of some sort. It will all depend on what the new phones have to offer and if they are worth the money. Hopefully, it will be one with an under screen fingerprint scanner like the Chinese phone that was just announced.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good....but be careful with the screen!!!

    Good....but be careful with the screen!!!

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    So I was really excited to get this phone. It looks great, it's fast, the call clarity is superb, the screen size is amazing, and the camera is top notch. BUT, the screen has already cracked. The phone has not been dropped yet, and I'd like to think I take good care of it. I noticed a small spec in the screen one afternoon, and it got worse over the next few days, and now it runs up an down the entire screen. I honestly have no idea what I did to make this happen. I guess now I am stuck with it for 24 more months. Luckily, none of the functionality seems lost, so I am still enjoying it for the most part.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    From Apple to Samsung

    From Apple to Samsung

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    Posted .

    I have always been an iPhone person. Whenever I've strayed away from the iPhone, I've always gone back to it after a couple weeks. But not this time! The Samsung Galaxy S8 is awesome. Coming from the iPhone 6 Plus, it took a little while to get used to the narrowness of the S8, but the screen size is actually slightly bigger diagonally than the iPhone Plus's, so I didn't feel the need to get the S8+. The size of this phone is perfect - it fits so much better in pockets, purses, etc., than the iPhone 6 Plus. The camera on the S8 is stunning. The colors are true, the depth and clarity are on point, and with the improvements Samsung has made to the front-facing camera, you don't end up looking all distorted like on previous Galaxy models. The S8 is fast, I'm not experiencing any lag when quickly switching between apps or playing games. The battery is decent, but the iPhone 6 Plus battery was better. Although, it is nice to have a couple different power-saving modes on the S8. Being able to customize everything on the S8 is a really great, and so is being able to have all kinds of widgets. Since the last time I had an Android phone (3 or 4 years ago), there have been so many improvements made to the Play Store. Apps for Apple and Android seem to basically be the same now, which is great. Also, I feel that I am able to make my phone more secure with Android as opposed to Apple. All in all, I'm happy with the switch I made to the S8 from the iPhone :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone!

    Great phone!

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    Switched from an LG G5 The phone is very fast and so far my battery is lasting longer than a day with a lot of use. I left the screen on 1080 which still looks great. As someone else pointed out, screen protectors are a pain and not just the zagg one. None of them seem to fit the slight curve. Phone is fast and looks amazing

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Great phone

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    Posted .

    Very hard to change from IPhone 6 because we intended on waiting for IPhone 8. Took the plunge and very pleased with S8, very fast, simple and can't say we will be going back to iphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful screen, does video-out

    Beautiful screen, does video-out

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    Very nice phone. It's the latest flagship phone from Samsung and it does not disappoint. The screen is beautiful, the performance is snappy. The USB-C port is convenience, and, importantly to me, the new Samsung S8/S8+ support video-out via the USB-C port. You need to buy a USB-C to HDMI adapter separately, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but really weird

    Good but really weird

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    Posted .

    As always, the Galaxy S8 is a step forward for mobile technology, though some of the choices they made are rather bizarre. What I do admire is the new Super AMOLED display, which works well in almost any lighting situation without manually adjusting your brightness. I also like the other typical things, like external memory, good screen size, and 4K resolution. Unfortunately, as I mentioned previously, there are a few things I'm not totally comfortable with. For Instance, the Edge Screen has been a nuisance while attempting to type until I had to turn it off. The Bixby commands are way too easy to trigger. For example, if you're trying to adjust the volume of something, your finger slips and you turn Bixby on. Swipe left on your home screen too much, Bixby turns on. Don't get me wrong, I like Bixby, I just wish that it wasn't so intrusive. Finally, for one of my biggest gripes, they changed the aspect ratio of the phone. You see, instead of expanding in both dimensions, the Galaxy S8 decided to expand only vertically. While this means that it can better fit in places like cup holders or pants pockets, it also means that they changed the aspect ratio to 18:9. I wouldn't have as much of an issue with this if more things were integrated with that. A lot of apps are stuck in 16:9, and changing that could break the application. This means that 11% of the screen is wasted on black space. This is something I hope they go back on with the Galaxy S9. Overall, I think that the Galaxy S8 is just okay, which is bad for a Samsung.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I bought the coral blue S8!

    I bought the coral blue S8!

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    I decided the time and price were right to upgrade from my Galaxy S5, which I had for about three years, to the S8 and overall I am pleased with it. Compared to the S5 the S8 is thinner, narrower, and made of slick/shiny guerrilla glass. This might be good for smaller hands to hold but for me this phone required a case for better grip. So after a week of use I decided to purchase the Urban Armor Gear Monarch case which provides the right amount of width and grip as well protection and still fits in my pocket without being bulky. The picture is bright and clear, even on the lowest setting. The external speaker at the bottom of the phone sounds surprisingly good, too. You just have to remember not to keep your hand over it or you'll muffle the sound. Of course you could also use the enclosed earbuds provided by AKG or your own as this phone has a headphone jack. The calls I've made so far have come in loud and clear. I use the retina scan to unlock the phone and it works very well so far. Also, I plan to get the fast charge pad, but for now I'm using the fast charge cord the it came with. Just a few suggestions for Best Buy: 1. Have a few sample cases at the display table so customers can compare the feel of the phone both with and without a case. 2. I found out my Best Buy credit card is not supported on Samsung Pay or Android Pay, even though it has the Citi logo. I called the Samsung Pay help desk and I was told the card was not supported because it was issued by Best Buy rather than Citi. So I am hoping Best Buy can lobby for all its credit card members to get the Best Buy credit card included with Samsung Pay and Android Pay. I know I would use that app.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nicely done

    Nicely done

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    Posted .

    This is my 3rd phone from the Galaxy line (S3 and S6 were my 1st and 2nd) and even though the first two were perfectly fine and performed well this one far out does them. It's taking me some getting used to not having an actual physical home button to get to the home screen and the default location of the Chrome shortcut button happens to be exactly where my apps button is on my S6. These aren't negatives at all. The edge seems fine although I really haven't looked at it much yet. The Bixby button/function is well placed but haven't looked at it much yet either. The Best Buy employee was great. The Samsung representative in the Best Buy store was great. There are actual official Samsung Repair Centers in select Best Buy stores...I didn't know this until AFTER I purchased my phone. So while not a negative the web site could do a better job of letting people browsing Samsung devices know that there is such an option. With that new information in mind I decided to switch my phone protection to the Geek Squad plan instead of the one offered by my carrier and hope I never need to use it but am content that I can go to a Best Buy store to take care of it. Excellent phone. Excellent customer service by both the Best Buy employee and the Samsung Representative. Excellent protection plan option. Excellent Best Buy incentive. My carrier had none except if I traded in my old phone which I didn't want to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera is great on phone.

    Camera is great on phone.

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    Camera is great, phone and apps are easy to work with, loving it better than my iPhone 6S.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Phone but....read full comment

    Excellent Phone but....read full comment

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    Phone is beautiful, sleek, and even some of the typical bloatware is uninstallable. The S8 so far is fabulous with plenty of awesome new features/tweaks. That being said.....Below is a link to the "Top of the line" screen protector that Best Buy stocks for the S8. DO NOT BUY THIS SCREEN PROTECTOR. Read the reviews, you won't regret it. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/zagg-invisibleshield-glass-curve-screen-protector-for-samsung-galaxy-s8-transparent/5781706.p?skuId=5781706

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone!

    Great phone!

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    Posted .

    Love this phone and all that it can Do! Always buy our phones from best buy. They take great care of their customers.

    I would recommend this to a friend