Samsung - Galaxy S8 64GB - Coral Blue (Verizon)

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Access nonstop entertainment with this 64GB Samsung Galaxy S8. The edge-to-edge screen maximizes your video and gaming experience, and Bixby technology customizes the displayed apps and content based on your usage patterns, saving your time spent swiping through screens. Capture every special moment with this Samsung Galaxy S8's front-facing camera.
$28.00/mo.
$19.66/mo.
for 24 months
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Color:
Coral Blue
  • Midnight Black
  • Coral Blue
  • Orchid Gray
  • Meteor Gray
  • Active Gray
  • Arctic Silver
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Overview

What's Included


  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB
  • Stereo headset, USB cable, power adapter, SIM card removal tool, USB connector

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3606 out of 3752)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

Octa-core 2.3GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

4G LTE speed

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

5.8" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED touch screen

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

12.0MP rear-facing camera

Capture images while you're out and about. Also includes a front-facing 8MP camera for self-portraits and video.

64GB internal memory plus microSD slot

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

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

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

Heart rate sensor lets you measure your heart rate through your fingertip

Plus, monitor your health consistently with the custom services offered by S Health. Log and check your exercise, food intake and heart rate in real time.

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


Customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.7

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Longtime iPhone user loves the s8!

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

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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

    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    6s to S8, Great display, scratches easily!

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

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I bought the coral blue S8!

    Posted
    bob1007
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    New Phone

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

    I did not go into Best Buy to buy a phone.I was looking for another product that you were out of. I walk past the phone display on my way out and a gentleman named Daniel came up to me and asked me if he could help. I was curious about the new phone a galaxy S8, and is started asking him questions. I told him I was not looking for a phone and he said that’s OK I’ll help you. So I asked him several questions, he very patiently answer them for me and I happened to notice a sign that said that there was a big discount if you bought the phone from Best Buy. I told him I would think about it I left and I came back the next day. The reason why I came back was because Daniel was so nice to me . He was very patient he was very knowledgeable he was friendly he knew his product and acted like I was the most important person in the store. That is why I bought the phone. Daniel is a huge asset to your Knoxville Tennessee store and I hope you gets the recognition that he deserves for this. Now on the other hand, the phone. The phone is ok, but I do not love the phone. I should have tried the camera more when I was in the store. I was able to go to a concert exactly two weeks after I bought the phone the pictures are Horrendous! I miss my galaxy S7 so much. Unfortunately it was past the 14 day return period. So I am now stuck with the phone that I really don’t like. Fortunately I still have my S7 and I am seriously considering going back to it. Then there is the problem with the video chat I think it’s called?. I can get every single person who has video chat on their phone to work except for my son. On my end the camera does not light up at all for me to even use it for him. And on his end it shows up that I cannot receive video chat calls. Unfortunately no one can fix it no one knows why. tech-support blames my sons phone which is with AT&T. My son and I went to AT&T and their tech-support blames my phone. Not happy with this situation. Both of us can video chat with other people on our respective phones but not with each other I would be a lot happier if that problem were fixed. For the price of that Phone I thought the camera would be so great ~~ extremely disappointed in the camera. Also extremely disappointed that I can’t talk to my son face-to-face we video chat. Wish I never would’ve bought the phone

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating & Annoying Stupid Phone

    Posted
    Kimm50
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I hate this phone. It is so annoying. When I am trying to text it re writes my words into some kind of a word I've never seen or heard before. I don't know who or what programmed this stupid phone but it autocorrects with slang and misspelled words, it's ridiculous. I spend so much time on corrections I could write a letter quicker. When I talk into the microphone it comes out with a sentence that makes no sense...I have no idea where it came from. I don't talk like that. Plus another thing is when I click on my email that is already downloaded...it keeps showing me that I need to download the app for it. It's been done. I hate the Bixby feature. Whenever I click on the telephone the Bixby voice comes up. I don't want Bixby and I don't need Bixby. It is really a stupid phone. I like my Galaxy S4 100% better. I should have taken a clue when I saw what the other representatives at Best Buy were using. No one had this phone. I wondered why they kept telling me how much money I'd have to spend to restock this, they must get a lot of returns. I've talked to other people and they say the same thing ..it's really an annoying stupid phone. The personal assistant and the Bixby are things I don't need. And for some reason I have these stupid emojis on my text messages that I don't use. Im trying to text and emoticons show up. I'm not 5 years old I don't need pictures to send a text. The other thing is with the curved glass on the side I cannot open things up because the curved glass doesn't seem to transmit my finger touch. I can't open my pictures out of the Galaxy because something is preventing me from opening up and looking at a picture. Again I don't know if that's because of the curved glass. The only reason this got 1 star is because I had to click 1 star. I really wish I never got this phone. I waste so much time on correcting texts and emails. I probably just spent 30 minutes trying to correct this. And I should not have read reviews. On the Samsung Verizon site that told me how great the phone is. It is garbage! It's worth $10. Not $7.00

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too many problems and had to get it replaced

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

    I had to switch to Verizon for provider due to my location which meant i had to buy a "verizon" phone. given the sale price I opted for the new S8. I have had nothing but problems from day 1. From the pop up ads occurring all day and all night to the muffled voice. Complaints that I sound garbled and can't be understood. I went back to Best buy on numerous occasions as well as the verizon store. I met with the Samsung rep and no one could fix the problems. Verizon eventually told to return again t best buy that I must have faulty phone. Met with the manager who at this point knew the issues I was having since I had been there multiple times in 2weeks I had the phone, however, I arrived on the 15th day after I purchased the phone. I was told there was nothing that could be done because returns were allowed only up to day 14. Despite the fact I had my receipt and had been there trying to get the phone fixed numerous times. It should have been replaced 2 days after I purchased it when I went back to Best buy the first time. I now have a reconditioned S8 phone that Verizon sent to me as I had to send the new one back to Verizon.Best Buy did nothing about this issue. I am now still on the payment plan for a brand new phone despite the fact I have a reconditioned one. I still have issues with not being understood, sounded muffled and garbled. Periodically I am not able to hear the person on the other end or their is a few second delay so we end up speaking over each other. I wish I Never got this phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but really weird

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

    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

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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