Samsung - Galaxy S8 64GB - Orchid Gray (Sprint)

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Talk, text and enjoy entertainment with this Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. Its 5.8-inch infinity display and Quad HD Plus technology provide a premium viewing experience, while its 64GB of ROM ensures efficient performance. This Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone has an Octa-Core processor for fast data handling, and it's water-resistant and dust-resistant for durability.
$28.00/mo.
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Total savings of $252.00 includes $14.00/mo. carrier bill credit for 18 months. Bill credits end when phone balance is paid off.
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$0.00 down for qualified customers. Tax on full retail price due at time of sale. 0% APR, Full price: $672.00.
Color:
Orchid Gray
  • Midnight Black
  • Coral Blue
  • Titanium Gold
  • Orchid Gray
  • Meteor Gray
  • Active Gray
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Overview

What's Included


  • Owner's manual
  • Power adapter
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB
  • Stereo headset
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1634 out of 1693)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

Octa-core 2.35GHz (Quad Core) + 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.

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.

12.0 MP 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 8.0 MP camera for self-portraits and video.

64 GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand storage up to 256 GB 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.

IP68 rating

It means that the phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 5' of static water for up to 30 minutes.

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

Requires a Simply Everything or Everything Data plan and a $10 Premium Data add-on.

The Early Termination Fee is prorated and is calculated by taking the months remaining on your Service Agreement times $20 for Advanced Devices, with a maximum of $350, and minimum of $100.


Overall customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.7

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone upgrade

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

    Got the S8 to replace my 2+ year old S6 just as the S9 was coming out. I debated whether getting the already year old S8 was the way to go with the S9 just out, but I couldnt justify the huge payments on the S9 for a slightly better chip and a better camera, which I dont care much about. BestBuy had a great deal on the S8, and as I was still leasing my S6 through Sprint, I found myself paying more to lease the S6 than to purchase the S8. So it was a no-brainer. The phone itself is a huge upgrade, with a much better screen, slightly larger, with a lot more customization options and way faster. The lack of a true home button is annoying, but I've gotten used to it. The huge Bixby button on the left hand side of the phone (below the volume buttons) was also annoying as I was constantly hitting it accidentally. But that was solved when I shut off the annoying Samsung Bixby entirely. One other issue is the Calling Plus feature, which supposedly allows you to talk and surf (cellularly) at the same time (a la what you have been able to do on Verizon for years now). Unfortunately I found that if I turned that on making phone calls became pointless as after about 30-60 seconds or so either I couldnt hear the other party, or they couldnt hear me. Turning it off resolved the problem but failed to resolve the issue of why you still cant talk and surf on Sprint despite them promising it for years now. I suppose that wouldnt have been an issue if I was on Verizon, but I'm not. The phone otherwise is highly recommended and for the price a better option than the S9.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good. . .

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

    While reviewing phones online, I noticed Samsung was giving this phone heavy discount due to their battery explosion problem last year. So I want to head and went for it just to see what it was like, even though I want to the HTC U11 because it is faster and smoother than the S8 if you watch reviews on the phones. Both are glass. Anywho, I'm Liking and enjoying the galaxy S8. It has a lot of neat features that are really discussed when researching. It even has a heart rate sensor next to the camera so you can take resting and activity heart rates. Just explore all the features you'll be pretty amazed. Bonus! You get a pretty decent pair of ear phones, which are way above in quality than the ones you usually get with phones. The Galaxy S8 also has a program that lets you set our program the listening experience design for your ears, meaning the phone gives you a hearing test of sort and adjust the settings to your hearing. Really nice feature .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Phone, held back by bloat-ware.

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

    Let me start out by saying that I am very happy with my GS8. It's an excellent phone that is responsive, has a battery that easily lasts a day, and plenty of (mostly) useful features. Not to mention the minimal bezels and brilliant screen. I'm not going to go on and repeat all the good things pretty much every online review says about phone. My issue with the phone is Samsung's notorious and pervasive bloat-ware. Some of it adds rather useful functionality, a fair bit of it is annoyingly redundant and actually takes away functionality in my opinion. An excellent example of this is that a url sent in a text will launch that page inside of the messages app. You are not able to launch the web page in a non-Samsung web browser. Sure, you could copy the url or utilize one of the options the app gives for you but I'm not a fan of being forced into using one app or being required to go through extra steps to use other apps that are available to me. It is one of the primary reasons I use Android phones. I hate that Samsung is emulating Apple in the their own, and largely redundant, apps. I know that boot loaders and various other apps exist that feature "workarounds" for much of the more annoying features (such as the Bixby butto, that even activates when the screen is off) but the button-mappers that I have tried work on either a delay or close the app that was launched and then launches the a different app. For me, the annoying bloat is (barely) better than the delayed response. Having said that, there are proprietary features I am largely a fan of such as the screen stay (keeps screen on while you're looking at it), the various ways to wake up and to unlock the phone, and the edge app and its various panels. I've only had the phone a little over a week now and I am still getting used to the minutia of how it works. So far, the good easily trumps the bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    new doens't mean better

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

    After lusting over the new curved edge phone, I decided it was time to upgrade when my older Samsung device started running out of memory and battery life. Unfortunately, it took less than 24 hours to confirm that I really didn't care for this phone. There are a number of reasons why, but they all seem to be linked to the curved edge glass. Sure, it looks interesting, but it isn't functional. First, it effectively reduces the useable area of the screen. The images do wrap, as does the keypad. But it takes a different finger pressure to press a key along the edge as it does anywhere in the middle. So you needed to press harder to hit the Q, A, Z, P, L and period keys than you do the middle keys. Which is to say, just typing a text or email, one has to use different stroke pressures to type fluently. This variation of required pressure is extended to the phone's built-in functionality. It required a hard press to awaken the phone, but a different pressure to use it once open. This seems to be due to eliminating the bottom button. I like the button, and believe it makes the virtual items of the phone far more valuable with it in place. I can go on, but the message is the same. I chose to return the S8 and get an S7, which I LOVE. I would say that I am a brand loyalist. I have confidently purchase Samsung phones and television for years. Perhaps I am old school, but I hope that Samsung comes out with a different phone in a couple of years when my S7 is getting tired. I will not upgrade to a curved glass model in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This phone is terrible!

    Posted
    mskarlson

    This phone is terrible. It is EXTREMELY difficult to connect to bluetooth accessories. I had to physically take my speaker outside and put the 2 devices together before it would connect. It will still not connect to my car bluetooth. To make matters worse, the Samsung voice to text is even worse. It does not do auto complete and after 1 month still does not recognize the frequently used names, i.e. Kara. It also will NOT text what I say even if I repeat it. Further, I CANNOT find my Chromecast ICON which I use every day. However, when I go to the Google store to get it, the phone asks UNINSTALL/OPEN so it recognizes that it is there. It all around SUCKS! I contacted Samsung and they sent a lengthy email telling me all of the resets, etc. I should do and if that didn't work, I should send it to them. Send it to them???? I had already gone to the Sprint store where these steps had been done. I just got the phone a month ago! BTW already, today, the monthly installment is down from 21.84/month. I had a nightmare issue of customer service with LG so I went with Samsung. I AM SO, SO SORRY! And, now, I am stuck with this phone for 2 years. Please be advised, in any case ALL Samsung apps on the phones I have had suck! They are downright amateurish. I knew this going in,and assumed that I would just not use Samsung apps like I had done in the past. Well, not so with voice to text.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the S7, but only just

    Posted
    Scott696d
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this to replace my well-used Galaxy S7. I'd had that phone for almost two years (I chose to upgrade early by three months due to a technical issue with the old phone). So far, compared to my wife's much less used S7 they're very similar, although I think mine's just a touch faster. I tried using the edge screen and quickly disabled it. The curved screen edge is more gimmick than useful IMHO, but maybe you will find it more to your liking than I did. The upgrade process was pretty painless thanks to them both being Samsungs, although my battery was pretty close to dead when I got it home after they transferred it for me at the local BB. I've not noticed any major differences with pictures although I understand the camera in the S8 is supposed to be better than the one in the S7. I did look at some of the other Android options out there, but since the Pixel is only with Verizon (and doesn't support Qi charging?!?!?!) I opted to just keep on keeping on. I have noticed the battery holds its charge much longer, but I suspect that would be true for any new phone compared to one that's almost two years old. So far, this phone has been rock solid and I've not dropped any calls (the reason why I upgraded early). Given the need and similar options, I'd get another one of these again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good...

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

    It's only been a week, but it's been fun getting to know my new phone. Coming from a S4 that was over 4-years-old but still running great, there wasn't much adjustment. Everything is just a little shinier, a little faster, a little newer. The screen looks so much smaller when you first pick it up, but as soon as it comes on...oh, man, beautiful and shiny. Liking the camera, but I don't necessarily understand the need for the Snapchat-like stickers. They are entertaining for the first 30 minutes, though. Pro mode is fun to mess around with if you understand that kind of stuff, but Auto mode is very easy to work with. I do worry about protecting this baby. I've got an OtterBox case on her right now, but they haven't figured out the built in screen protectors yet, so I've got an Amazon find on order for some of the more rough and tumble activities I find myself in. My friend's week old S8 has already found a pointy surface that cracked the corner of the gorgeous, curved screen, through a seperate, stick on screen protector. Besides that, I've been impressed so far, but let's see if I can make this one last 4 years, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched from an iPhone 6s and not going back

    Posted
    FallenVanity
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was skeptical at first switching to android after having only used iPhones since the iphone 4s. I took the plunge and got the galaxy s8 and I am glad I did, you can do so much more with android than with IOS. I was able to transfer my contacts, pictures, calendar, alarms, music and other stuff super easy from the iPhone 6s to the galaxy s8 using a cable that you hook up from the iphone directly to the s8. Battery life is very good, got through a whole day of work with moderate phone use and made it back home with almost 80%. I definitely recommend this phone, my only nitpick with this phone is how delicate the back glass is, I have seen drop tests and you definitely want a protective case even if you have never dropped a phone in your life. Better safe than sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 41 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 are less positive 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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