Samsung - Galaxy S8 64GB - Arctic Silver (AT&T)

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Lose yourself in a vivid multimedia experience with this Samsung Galaxy S8. Equipped with facial recognition technology and a highly sensitive fingerprint scanner on the rear, this phone blends elegant design with a series of sophisticated security protocols. Water- and dust-resistant, this IP67-certified Samsung Galaxy S8 works well in demanding conditions.
$21.84/mo.
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for 30 months
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Overview

What's Included


  • Galaxy S8 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone
  • Owner's manual
  • Power adapter
  • Stereo headset
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1223 out of 1274)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

Quad-core 2.35GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.0 Nougat with more personalized settings and smarter notifications

Offers a fresh, fast platform to help you stay connected and productive while you're on the go.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.8" Super AMOLED HD touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand.

12.0MP rear-facing camera

The dual-pixel camera is fast enough to catch just about anything, and smart enough to understand what it sees. Also includes a front-facing 8.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

64GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand storage up to 256GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Cloud support lets you access your files anywhere

Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Samsung Cloud for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

An intelligent Bixby interface

It learns your routines to serve up the right content and apps at the right time, keeps track of your to-do list, and gives you a deeper understanding of what you are looking at.

Unlocks with a look

With the fast and easy-to-use facial recognition or Iris Scanner features, your phone and its content unlocks with a glance from you.

IP67 rating

It means that the phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 3.3' of static water for up to 30 minutes.

Phone activation required before use. Carrier activation fees may apply.

Requires a minimum data service starting at $20/month.

Early termination fees will be prorated, starting at $325 minus $10 for each full month of service commitment completed.


Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.7

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overrated

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

    There are a lot of great aspect to this phone but it's not as adaptable as other phones. There a certain things that you can't change or controlle that is more of an annoyance with this phone. For instance, the text dictionary. Normally when you try and say one thing the phone will auto correct it to what it THINKS you were trying to say. Then when you change that specific word or sentence, there is a way to add to dictionary. But not on this phone. This next sentence will be unaltered so you can see what I'm taking about. "In whay way dies auto correct dies this". Its supposed to say "in what way does auto correct does this ". So now your left repeating the same mistakes over and over again... its annoying. There should be a way do add words to your dictionary so you don't have to keep editing what you're trying to say. There isn't. The other thing that kinda annoys me is that they have all these hi-tech ways of opening your phone like retina recognition, finger print, voice activated, etc.. but they don't have the most basic thing and it annoys the he'll out of me. And that's double tap to open. IT. DOES. NOT. EXIST. On this phone. They have a list of ways to unlock your phone, and they are all really cool. But I just want basic. To open my phone when its off shouldn't be a process. Just double tap screen to turn on, pattern lock to open. And done. There are other annoying things but i won't go into details about it. The reason I'm giving this 3 stars is because they do have great featureson this phone. But the texting does suck. Last sentence for this review unaltered. "I had to changethe spelling on each sentence and granger at least ten aspirate times before i out a period down, have fin translating this. "

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the features on this phone

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

    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You'll need a case!

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

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Phone

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

    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    S8-a good product of the Samsung Smartphone line.

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

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Owned less than 1 month

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

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Gets It Right

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

    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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice Features if it would quit restarting

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

    The phone it'self is really nice, and has some really nice features, loved the iris scanner, the battery seemed to last a nice amount for me. But within the first day of having it, it would randomly restart, it would happen about 6-10 times a day. Got it swapped out with a new phone.... it did the same thing. After taking it to the Samsung in a local best buy they could not find anything wrong so they flashed it. He did say that in his system he saw that there were many reports of it, but no solution yet. This seems to be a common problem even though it's not being widely reported on. Do a search for Galaxy S8 restarting. It's going on 5 weeks since release and no comment from Samsung. See the samsung community boards. People are calling Samsung and they are still telling them 'I've never heard of this" I ended up returning mine before the 14 days.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about GPS navigation, design, size and performance. Editors have mixed opinions about connectivity. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
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