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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1384 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone

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    We did have too return it after 14 days for a small glitch It froze up when we used Skype I think we did the right thing by returning and no hiccups from Best Buy they had no problem with the return and it was through att and att did not charge anything Extra in fact they cancel the other pione and did not have to make a payment this month

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

    Great Design

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    I love how easily customizable this phone is. The theme shop has cute themes and icons. The duel edge design looks nice, and Samsungs are really easy to use. Screenshot gestures and camera gestures are a bonus.

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

    great product

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    The phone is great and the salesman Bradley was very knowledgeable and great people skills,. The galaxy 8 was a gift for my husband. The phone exceeds his expectations.

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

    Awesome phone

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    Best phone that I've had so far. Very easy to use.

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

    Fantastic Phone

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    The Galaxy S8 is a fantastic phone. It has a powerful processor, expandable memory, and is durable against the elements. I only have to minor complaints about the phone. 1. It's super slippery. The phone is made completely of glass. There is no plastic backing or grip surface anywhere on the phone, so be prepared to buy a necessary case just so you can hold onto the phone. 2. The Bixby button. Bixby is the most useless personal assistant application among all phones. You will find yourself meaning to hit the power button, but wind up pressing the Bixby button (which is right across from the power button) on accident, which starts the Bixby app. While you can turn off access to the Bixby app when you swipe right on the phone, the app will always start when you click the hardwired Bixby button. There is no way to disable this button's functionality in the phone. The best solution I've come up with is to buy a case and pop out the case button that corresponds with the Bixby button so you cannot physically press it. With Bixby now 100% out of my life, the my experience with the phone is phenomenal! I highly recommend the phone!

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

    Love the features on this phone

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    I purchased the Samsung Galaxy S8 having previously owned a Galaxy S6 Edge so I have used some of the features Samsung has provided the past couple years. The difference on this phone is I am using more of those features than I did before. The fingerprint option is better now with the reader being on the back. My hand is usually holding it right there anyway so that helps me to keep from entering the code every time. Although I have tried the facial recognition, I prefer not to use it and it just doesn't seem as secure or reliable as the PIN or fingerprint. A couple of other nice features is the ability to sync my Google accounts with mail, photos, drive etc. I have not yet used the Bixby feature but it seems like it is capable of learning your habits and providing you with customized content that would be beneficial. I plan to give that a try. Samsung Pay is so easy on this phone and I am using it now as well. One last option I will mention is when I updated to this phone I brought over my most used apps and they seem to run better on this phone and the battery life is way better than the S6. I leave location on most of the time now and my battery keeps its charge much better. Jordan B at the Best Best Mobile in Norman, Oklahoma's Sooner Mall was very knowledgeable about the products as well as the options available. He gave me all the available promotions including a Fast Charge Wireless Charger and a $100 gift card. I appreciate his help in deciding what accessories to purchase for this phone and the iPhone my wife decided to buy. Also, Jordan helped us get set up in our new phones by transferring from our old phones right in the store.

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

    Owned less than 1 month

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    So far I am enjoying this phone very much!. It is quick, easy to use and I have already learned how to customize it to my liking. This might seem easy to you, but for a 54 year old that is not smartphone savvy, I think I'm doing good! I have not used the camera much yet, but the pictures I have taken look very good. I still have to try and upload something to FB one of these days. Transferring everything from the old phone to this one was quite easy also. I was fortunate enough to have the people at BestBuy do it for me when I bought it! but all they did was hook up the cables and it pretty much did the work for them. I would say I use my phone less than most younger people, so my battery seems to last a good while. I would usually be at 10% battery with my Galaxy 5, but with this Galaxy s8, the lowest I have seen my battery go down to is 55%, so to me, that is a big difference! I have not had any issues with calling with this phone, although my wife also has the same phone, and sometimes people have trouble hearing her...but we are not sure if it is her phone or theirs. Overall, I am very pleased with this phone, but let's see how it does in the next 6 months or so.

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

    You'll need a case!

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    Just upgraded from an S5 to S8. I used the S5 for 3 years and dropped it once. It survived with just a dent in the corner. Carried the S8 around for one day and dropped it five times. No damage but convinced me the S8 by itself is too slippery to carry around without something to give it more grip. The Otter defender fills that need. That said, it's a great phone: lots of memory and speedy 4G LTE performance. Plus induction charging. Have yet to try all the new features but have tried the bio-metrics. Facial recognition works great even with my contact lenses but doesn't recognize me with sunglasses (that's a good thing). But the finger print sensor is no better than the one on the S5. That's why 4 stars instead of 5. Also has the new USB C connector which meant I can throw away all my S5 charging cords. The S8 comes with a micro to C adapter but haven't found one for the S5 cords. Email, messaging, and voice recognition are all great. Samsung also has a new app that transferred nearly everything (apps, contacts, photos, passwords, etc) from my S5 in a few minutes. With the S9 coming out the S8 prices are being discounted so it's a good time to buy one if you don't need or want to pay for all the latest bells and whistles.

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

    Samsung Gets It Right

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    I have typically stayed away from Samsung phones because they are so expensive, instead opting for the unlocked "budget" phones or Nexus devices. With the elimination of the Nexus program for the Pixel, that isn't an option anymore. When my latest phone broke, I went for the Galaxy S8. Its worth the price. This phone is a homerun as it checks every single box for an Android phone, or any smart phone. The screen is the best available. I know that folks will say the iPhone screen is the best, but if you do a side by side, fair comparison, the GS8 wins. The Samsung software is much improved. I have long been down on the TouchWiz UI and instead preferred vanilla Android. I still do, but this version of TouchWiz -- or Samsung User Interface -- is far less obtrusive. Its more like stock Android. The camera is excellent. It may not be the best on the market, but its "right there" in all settings and in each instance a case can be made that it is the best. For what I need, quick pics of my kids, its quick and does a great job. With waterproofing and a microSD slot, QuickCharging.. it has it all. Sure, its expensive, but if will certainly get you through a two year "contract" or "payment plan."

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

    Awesome smartphone

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    If you will excuse the cliche, this Samsung's latest and greatest. There is too much to say about this in a short review, but here are some highlights. Pros: -Great camera with pro mode for photographers like me and other great modes like hyperlapse (haven't tried it yet) -Very fast phone. Apps launch quickly. -Lots of storage space at 64GB. -Gorgeous screen. I am not sure the curved part is an advantage, but this AMOLED makes things look amazing. -Great battery life and fast charging works great with the included charger. -Came with a great deal on the Gear 360 if purchased about the same time. I have wanted a 360 camera for a while. Cons -The curved screen can make it a challenge to touch the edges of the screen and makes it possibly more vulnerable to drops. -The longer shape makes it easier for it to fall out of your shirt pocket and is non-standard. I'm not sure why they chose this ratio. -No removable battery for when you are away from a charger for long periods of time. I upgraded from a Galaxy S4. Overall, I am very happy with the S8 and highly recommend it.

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

    Apple to Samsung

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    I just wanted to contribute a bit to say that I am an iMac and iPad owner, and my parents and daughter are on their Apple family plans with their iMacs, MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones. I decided to upgrade my iPhone 7 to a Galaxy S8. I've been disappointed with all the bugs from Apple lately, and I just wanted to try something different. I am glad I got my Galaxy S8, and I may just stay with Samsung for my phone, or at least feel comfortable choosing whichever phone is best at upgrade time, rather than feeling scared to leave Apple due to the convenience factor of being entirely within the Apple Ecosystem. Samsung, Google, and AT&T make it very easy to have all the conveniences you need as an "Apple dude" with a Galaxy phone. So if you're an Apple consumer and curious, take the plunge!

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

    S8-a good product of the Samsung Smartphone line.

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    Only have it now for a week so not fully integrated with it, but seems to be a great mid-size 5.8" display phone and is dependable in service. When I don't use it much the battery lasts for about 2 days. I like that especially. I also enjoy the side-bar feature which I haven't seen before on other brand phones. It has an excellent response rate on whatever function or feature your applying. However, it can also be too sensitive and put you in a different mode than what you intended, but that may have to do with settings, etc. which I have to get to know better. All in all it's got my thumbs up rating, Been on a lower class phone for awhile and paid the price with a lot of faults and flaws in its operating system. Glad to be back with Samsung again. Had an S6 for about 3 years, then an Asus. A royal pain. A lesson learned about getting what you pay for. It's definitely worth it to have a top name and reputation brand phone than take the risk of accepting or settling for less of a phone which may pose more headaches, and lots of frustration. You simply can't go wrong with Samsung.

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

    The best!

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    Former iPhone only user. I dropped my iPhone 6 in the river fishing last week and now it's just a paper weight. I decided that someone like me (active outdoors man) should get a phone that can handle the elements. The galaxy S8 checked off all my needs. The waterproof rating is higher than iPhone and the gorilla glass is stronger. Basically, had I dropped the S8 in the river last weekend, I would still have it. Not to mention it does almost everything better than the iPhone. It has an unbelievable display. I just sit and watch 4K videos on YouTube and annoy my family showing them how amazing it is. The video camera is top notch too. I just love this phone. I bought a UAG case for it (look it up) and now it's even more dynomite. I will have this phone for a LONG time.

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

    Galaxy S8 Plus is a breath of fresh air.

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    I have owned every iPhone since the first, a slave to the apple logo. The only major changes in 10 years was going from 3G to LTE and the size change. Everything else was basically the same. I looked at the S8 plus, played with it and bought it. I'm learning android (like learning Chinese) I love the challenge and it's so much more fun than the old IOS and so very customizable. Great look, feel and fast as lightning. Got a $200 discount on the phone and went to ATT and got a S350 S3 Frontier watch for $49. I can forget my phone and if my wife calls and tells me she forgot to tell me to pick something up, I answer my watch. Works great. My Best Buy experience was great, I love my new OLED Samsung and phone insurance is 50% less than ATT. No longer a slave to the Apple logo. PS, the Best Buy phone folks are much more friendly, knowledgeable, and unbiased than Apple store (no one really like going to the Apple store) 73 and still learning.

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

    Best phone I've ever owned!

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    I'm an apple guy (multiple iPads, imacs,macbooks), but I've never really warmed up to the iPhone despite all my family having one as well as having my own from work. Quite honestly I'm a longtime blackberry holdout, but the lack of apps finally got to me, almost waited for the new keyone, but bought this instead and am so glad I did. This phone is truly amazing!

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

    I was an iPhone owner

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    This is the first time owning another phone that wasn't an iPhone. I picked the Galaxy s8 because it had an ear phone jack in addition to a charging jack that Apple removed from their newest phones. At first it was hard to transition from an iPhone. Now having the best camera ever with the Galaxy s8 and now I'm finding I can post faster to Facebook with one button options that iPhone can't compete with. I can add memory without having to rent the cloud, did I say I can add lots of memory that holds every photo! Apple NEVER allows you to add memory with an SD card. Apple always upgraded until your phone would not work anymore, some due to memory issues, not any more with Galaxy s8.

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

    Infinity Screen is awesome

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    It's a bit slim, but you get used to it. I had the Samsung S3 until I recently upgraded, so the way things work on this phone is much different. It just takes time getting used to it. I really like this side window option that's given. Honestly, I only use my phone for everyday usage, nothing fancy. Ok, things I've noticed: *when using the phone for too long it freezes (what phone doesnt) but because of the lack of a physical home button, it goes kinda crazy. I just push the lock screen and wait a moment. Some apps are missing it's simple features. I have a study app with a bookmark feature where you can select the paragraph and bookmark it...simple,yes, but this phone doenst do that. My gmail also doesn't open up my whole mail, and it's hard to explain but, it's missing something. I know these are app issues, but still, just wanted to let you know.

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

    Not the best but decent

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    Previously I had an S4 and the phone was perfect, but in the last 2 years I started getting the 'SIM removed" error and drove me nuts. The phone was always full and couldnt download emails or keep my apps. Time for a new one. I'm a tall guy, but this phone is too long. Hard to press buttons with 1 hand, I wish they kept the size of the S4 The screen is super sensitive. Occasionally I open up things or select all/delete something without knowing how I did it. Keyboard prediction/correction, still horrible, the best was on an old apple. Music app missing but can download. Voice commands are gone IR port which I used, gone Not sure yet but music has no bass, maybe my headset. With a case I constantly turn Bixby on instead of lowering volume. To turn on/off portrait mode, I have to swipe 4 times to get to the setting I had to correct about half the words I typed already. Don't mind the curved edges, case doesnt really protect the glass. They should have left the weird 'stuff' for the S8+ (size and edge) But it's fast, screen is nice, takes nice pictures, video, Iris scanner and thumb print is cool, takes a nice size SD card and default 64GB is cool but why not 128?

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

    Loving this phone

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    I upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the S8. The jump was a very good upgrade. Enough of an upgrade to really appreciate the power of the S8 and also to love some of the hardware upgrades. I really enjoy the fingerprint sensor and how well it works as well as where it is positioned. Also glad that I have a lot more onboard storage space with this phone. Even with external storage options its still super important to have a lot of onboard storage because the way that apps install by default it eats up that storage space pretty quickly. This is a great phone and the price is right with the newer version being released as well. Buy one and I doubt you will regret it.

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

    Stands Tough, Looks Sleek, Works Well

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    After a surprise wave flooded my beach blanket and all my stuff, I was pleasantly surprised to have my phone in perfect working condition after the fact. Two weeks following, took a spill into the pool, again working perfectly. Phone even advised me not to charge thru the port until fully dry as moisture was detected. Features are pretty cool. Nice and sleek. However, it freezes often enough to annoy me wherein i have to hold down 3 buttons until my fingers hurt 15 secs later to restart it and wait 3 mins before fully reloaded. When I say often, its been maybe 8 times total in 2 months? Enough to have gotten annoying. But I am super active on my phone, with apps and searching, etc, so I am assuming it has to do with using up my ram and needing a reboot, just like my laptop would. Very happy with the phone, staying in the galaxy family, but finally having some water protection gives alot of peace of mind. Also was easy to find a nice case I liked on amazon much cheaper than an otterbox. Liking Unicorn Beetle brand cases. Holds tough!

    I would recommend this to a friend