Samsung - Galaxy S8+ 64GB - Midnight Black (Verizon)

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Conquer challenging terrain with the IP68-certified Samsung Galaxy S8+, which comes with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Create stunning UHD 4K videos with the device’s advanced 12MP dual camera and take video calls via its 8MP front-facing camera. This Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a long-lasting 3500mAh battery, which fully recharges in only two hours.
$32.00/mo.
$23.66/mo.
for 24 months
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Overview

What's Included


  • ICI Brochure
  • Pre-Installed SIM Card
  • Product Safety and Warranty
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB
  • Stereo Headset
  • USB Connector
  • Wall/USB Cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3486 out of 3601)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

The 2.35 GHz (Quad) + 1.9GHz (Quad) 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.

6.2" Super AMOLED HD touch screen

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

12.0MP rear-facing camera for HD pictures and videos

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 a 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.*

Stream and share content with Samsung Link

Stream videos to your Samsung Smart TV, listen to the music stored on your PC while on the go and share content across multiple devices for easy access wherever you are.

Always on Display

Get the time or notifications without waking your screen.

Meet Bixby

Bixby is an intelligent interface that learns from you to help you do more. It learns your routines to serve up the right content and apps at the right time.

IP68 water-resistant

Repels spills and splashes. Water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

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

Requires a voice plan and data package.

Early termination fee of $350.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 3599 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Check it out for yourself

    Posted
    Tyshun
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These reviews were not helpful at all the phone doesn't feel like cheap plastic IMO...if you like the edge you'll love the display on the s8 and s8+ the front facing can takes better pictures, (ohh yes I made sure to check out everything on that display phone). The new assistant from Samsung takes some time to get to know but turns out to be in ways better than google, it recognized bdlgs and can translate the writing to the language you want. I suggest you see for yourself

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Impressions Matter ✔

    Posted
    Eli711

    The display; the lack of bezels and edge to edge screen is what astounds you from the beginning, futuristic and gorgeous. The phone in your hand feels better on the edges, seamless almost, compared to last year's S7 Edge that felt a little sharp. The screen is larger so they did get rid of the capacitive home button; added software buttons. The home button now gives taptic feedback when you press on it, somewhat like the IPhone 7/7+. With that, the fingerprint reader is on the back, next to the camera, you'll have to get used to that unless you use another security unlock. If you want specs, go back above. Compared to last year, almost everything hardware wise is the same except for the new rear camera sensor and USB-C functionality and besides, the specs are amazing anyways. My only 2 questions are battery and the new personal assistant Bixby. The battery on the S8/S8+ is 3000/3500mAh, the S7/7Edge were 3100/3600mAh. With larger displays than last year, we'll have to see how well the battery fares, despite the new Snapdragon 835 processor because display drains battery on every phone. Bixby...is just weird. It's almost the same as the Google Assistant (which is also on your phone, per Android) so they coexist. There's only few differences between the two and I'm not sure how well it will take off but we'll have to see. Besides that, this is a very solid and good looking phone. If you preordered, you won't be disappointed at all. (P.S. It's made of metal, not cheap plastic, remove that comment from the previous review)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't wait for phone

    Posted
    Chiver

    Ignore the review claiming it's made of plastic. It's glass and metal. If you want a stylus the note.8 is for you and you should wait otherwise this phone will be the same/similar in specs with possibly the addition of a distinguishing feature. Also, best buy....The phone is IP68 not 67

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality

    Posted
    aclckc
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've read some negative reviews and lots of great reviews. As to the negative reviews I would like to say that ANY phone will break if you drop it hard enough, IF it's not protected by a case. Buy a case, don't be cheap and skip having one. A phone is an investment. protect it from day 1. It's a great phone. It works well. I'm very happy with mine. Stop ragging on Samsung. Nobody is perfect. Mistakes happen in any company. Let go of the past. Accept each new device on its own merits and quit judging it based on a past device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Detailed Review from Dedicated iPhone User

    Posted
    TreyPlano
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Are you on ios and wondering how difficult jumping ship to the android flagship phones would be? Well, that is what I did after 8 years on ios. CONCLUSION: I love the hardware aspect of the Galaxy S8+ with very few exceptions. It's a beautiful phone. After a couple of weeks I have my phone usable with fairly similar apps and functions I used on iPhone. I like quite a bit of the additional customization offered but the tradeoff is having every developer trying to turn the phone into a personal billboard trying to sell something unless I'm willing to shell out $2 to $3 per app in most cases. To gain some of the higher end customization without ads can cost $5 or more in many cases. It is quite a bit less efficient in every day use due to lack of streamlined integration between apps and additional ads. PROS PHONE DESIGN: This phone design makes people drool. It is outright beautiful with great color options and a quality build. The size of the phone is great in the hand and decent in the pocket, however the height is tall for short pockets. PERFORMANCE/BATTERY: Overall I found the OS response almost on par with ios. It doesn't outperform ios in my use but it felt capable in every way. Easy to change modes for increasing battery life or performance. The gaming folder has options to set the phone as a priority for gaming (no interruptions and high performance). Quick charging (about 2.5 hours) and wireless charging. DURABILITY: Waterproof SCREEN: The screen resolution and large screen is great for streaming movies on my phone often. The curved edge is sexy. The screens edge does a great job of ignoring touches when holding the phone and offers many functions that are cool. Always On display with very little battery impact. I didn't realize how often I turn on my phone just to see the time or even date. CAMERA: No camera bump! This phone will sit flat on the table - nuff said. The cameras (hardware) are best in class and in low light, it captures more light than competitors. STORAGE: Respectable 64 Gig onboard and can add a standard 3rd party memory card to increase it at a reasonable price when you actually need it. AUTHENTICATION/SECURITY: Eyescanner is great for unlocking phone. I've had better results than many reviews. Mine will usually scan me correctly from a reading position even in dim light. PORTS/BLUETOOTH: Accessories are all generic. It is so nice to buy an extra cable for $2. I am no audiophile and have gone wireless for audio in most ways. By design, my car connects phones to the radio with an audio cable so the audio jack is appreciated. Handy when I forget to charge my wireless headphones. CUSTOMIZATION: Out of the box, this phone is one of the most highly customizable phones available to change your experience for how the phone looks and behaves. The keyboard can be reduced in size and offset to the side of your prominent hand so that the keys are easy to reach with one hand. FUNCTIONS: Best VR experience available on a phone. For under $10 you can get a VR headset and be immersed in some pretty awesome videos and the experience is 360 degrees so stand up and turn around to see behind you. Fun and costs very little. Be forewarned, you may get seasick. Audio over wireless just sounds better to me compared to iPhone 6; with same headsets I get more bass, etc. APPS: Multiple app stores to download products. Because android allows more access to hardware and OS, there are apps for a whole different use than what Apple apps provide. There are many apps to add functionality like location based setting changes to the phone. The phone can go into silent mode when you arrive at work and much more. MEH - Noteworthy but can overlook PHONE DESIGN: Expected to be a fingerprint magnet - and it is. PERFORMANCE/BATTERY: Customization can drain battery life. With many of the usb chargers, phone charges slowly. It is faster if you have the right hardware in place. DURABILITY: I only carry the phone in my pocket by itself and I have a scratch after a couple of weeks. I have not dropped mine but videos online show that the back often cracks if dropped from the waist. Sometimes, not often, it survives drops from 5 feet. Front durability often survives a 5 foot drop and seems a bit more durable than the iPhone. Buy a cover for sure. AUTHENTICATION/SECURITY: I generally don't feel as secure with my data in the apps, OS, and features of this phone and the android infrastructure. It is the same feeling when I use my windows computer, security is all on my shoulders and I better address it someway. And all the free solutions have ads. CUSTOMIZATION: Speech of OS is good but Apple does relistic speech better. FUNCTIONS: Phone calls are okay but I'm not impressed with the more difficult app that has weak integration between other apps. Items harder than iPhone - answering a call, finding and calling a contact, setting up a 3way call, adding a new call into a current call (still haven't gotten it to happen), selecting a phone number in another app and having phone app open and call. Bixby is Samsungs response to Siri (and Google Assistant - included on phone). In concept Bixby should develop into something more useful than Siri for chaining commands together, but it is not realized yet. Holding the button for the duration of the command feels unnecessary and I just don't like it. I have less favorable results with Bixby unless it is to locate a phone setting. APPS: Apps are mostly as functional as what IOS equivilent provides, but they aren't streamlined for ease of use. I miss my iPhone apps quite a bit. CONS PHONE DESIGN: Hard to reach finger scanner on back-I enter the unlock code OFTEN due to placement. The dedicated Bixby button is in the way causing accidental pushes. SCREEN: The screen seems dim in comparison to iPhone although it is capable of a comfortable brightness. Noticeablely dim in sunlight. PORTS/BLUETOOTH: The usb c connection just doesn't feel tight to me. Also, I get errors from different chargers that the phone is not connected completely, possibly because the phone is expecting a fast charger, but it has me a little concerned about reliability. AUTHENTICATION/SECURITY: I am used to a fingerscanner, it is an unatural action to unlock ANYTHING on this phone due to the awkward placement. Eyescanner does not log into apps (like paypal, etc). CUSTOMIZATION: If new to android, it is overwhelming to use out of the box without some grounding. There are multiple applications for many functions. As you set these up, they'll prompt back and forth to change defaults. Some are similarly named and the placement to find settings of each have nothing in common. The OS has no wizard guiding you through the madness. You keep tinkering with creating accounts and settings until something works, then you move onto the next thing you want to work. It may take a week to get this phone to replace an iPhone completely if you use many apps at all. Using the keyboard drives me close to insanity because of how often the wrong word appears. It is functional (I've defaulted to a 3rd party keyboard) but it takes about twice the effort as iPhone. I distrust settings to take and work as expected. I've had this phone ring at work when I set do not disturb. I must click and look for check marks, okays, enable, save buttons that can be different in each app and setting. There is no standard across the platform so unless you exit and go back into a setting, I never know it took. Enabling handicap features can be painful. Ads, ads, everywhere. Do you like having your phone boot into a screen with a big ad displayed in the middle of it? Well android provides that functionality - in fact every developer over uses it in a way iPhone users do not experience. I almost returned this phone on day 2 because of an ad. FUNCTIONS: One better like clicking okay and yes to use these apps. Android suffers from the same thing Windows does. You have to click an extra time or 2 to get a function to set. Even when logging in right now, I may have to push the home button, then swipe up, enter a code, and then click an ok to proceed. On my iphone, I pushed the home button and let my finger rest there and I was in. The majority of system settings and apps have similar unneccessary extra selections and swipes. Speech to text in voice assistants, text message or email is truly unpredictable. There is an emergency call button (it will dial 911) that is badly placed on the unlock screen. I conciously have to avoid hitting that stupid thing 20 to 40 times a day. Audio volume is ok for music apps but it has an annoying warning about excessive volumes damaging hearing that I want to disable forever and it won't let me. Audio in apps like podcasts are extremely low. Videos do not reliably go full screen by flipping screen sideways, often requiring a click or 2 extra. APPS: Most free apps have ads and many of the underground app stores have viruses in many of their apps. Unless you are willing to download apps from 'risky' locations, apps without ads are double or triple the price on Apple. UNTESTED NA - Provided headphones. They are marketed to be $100 street value but I use wireless audio and haven't had the need to test yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    Ernie
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    A fantastic deal on a great phone Best Buy help me transfer all my information I walked out of the store with hassle free phone I will recommend this phone to anyone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone on the market

    Posted
    Nika

    I had just made the switch from the iPhone to this Samsung. It's literally like night and day. The Samsung S8 lets you customize everything you want from what type of light you want on your display to making the screen smaller so it can be easier for smaller fingers. The best phone on the market right now from picture quality to the resolution when watching videos. You can also customize what video resolution you want. It's super quick and use friendly. Great for businessmen and women. The infinity screen is gorgeous. There are so many cool features and gadgets in the phone that is not on the iPhone there are literally too many to write out. Highly recommend for people to make the switch over!! It wasn't hard for me to get used to this phone. The apps are pretty much in the same spot as the iPhone applications and settings doesn't look too different than the iPhone settings. This phone is much more customizable to whatever your prefererences are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding device!

    Posted
    heracles
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Since we're obviously in the pre-order season I only had a chance to play with the phone at the store. I currently own an s7 Edge and I can't wait to get the s8+ I pre-ordered. Both s8s look really sharp, especially the black one. The camera and display are outstanding. The phone feels great while holding, no issues with that. Even though the fingerprint sensor is on the back, I found it to be more convenient. If the phone sits on a desk and needs to be unlocked, you can use a PIN, password or Iris scan. The new UI looks great too, i.e. launcher and other areas. In fact, I found the s8 launcher apk published in many sites and installed it on my s7. The performance was great and fast at launching apps. I love the fact that the curved edges are not as curved. The s8+ it is a bit more expensive, but BestBuy will give you $100 credit, at least with VZW. Very excited and anxious to get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

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