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Samsung Galaxy S8

Description:

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a rugged 4G LTE smartphone with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 1440x2960 resolution and 570ppi index. From within, a 2.45 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor operates with 4GB of RAM and the Adreno 540 GPU. Onboard storage is 64GB with a microSD card slot for up to 256GB memory expansion. The device has a 12MP camera in the back along with a 4K video recorder. A secondary camera is available in front with 8MP resolution. Upon release, the phone runs on the latest Android 7 Nougat OS. There is a 3,000 mAh battery included on the device that comes with built-in wireless charging technology. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, NFC, Samsung Pay, and IP68 certification. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Gray color options.

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  • 4G Data Capable
  • Bluetooth
  • 5+ Megapixel Camera
  • 4+ Inch Display
  • Expandable memory
  • FM Radio

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General Info
ManufacturerSamsung
TechnologyGSM
Data Type4G
Device TypeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid
Physical Specifications
Height5.86 Inches
Thickness0.31 Inches
Weight5.36 Ounces
KeyboardTouch Only
Phone FormOpen-Faced
Display Specifications
Display Size5.80 Inches
Touchscreen Size5.80 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera8.00 Megapixels
Rear Camera12.00 Megapixels
VideoHD
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM4/T3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time321 Hours
Talk Time1,200 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory64.00 GB
Expandable Memory256.00 GB

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Average user reviews

Based on 20 Reviews

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2.05
Display
3
Reception
3.05
Battery Life
3.15
Design
2.8
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4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Galaxy S8 Issues

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by Michael Waddell

So the phone itself is a beauty, I have been using it for some times now so I am able to thoroughly review this phone. The design is beautiful, the screen is beautiful, the speed is amazing. But there is an issue that erases all of that and that I have been back and forward with Samsung support attempting to fix. It started about three months ago (Just an FYI my job title is IT Project Associate for a government contracting agency), the issue is that first the google assistant will pop up by itself. I had then disassociated everything on the phone from the google assistant but yet somehow a black google listening screen would pop up interrupting applications and wasting my time, once google assistant would pop up (though I removed everything I could other than my google account from the phone) it would in turn disable my microphone. As a hobby I record music through my car so this became a major issue. Aside from that the phone with pause songs that were playing in the background without the application actually open on screen, it would also change the song by itself, another issue for my music recording. So what did I do? I took it to my sprint provider who sent me to their "technical" sprint store that handled hardware, the guy literally said and I quote "I do not have the brain power for this, try using the Samsung plus app". So I decided to give it a shot, first of course they asked me to clear the cache, the problem persisted so instead of asking me to start the phone in safe mode to see if it was another application affecting it, they figured why not erase all the data, lets do a factory data reset, so I did that. Then the next option was to send it to Samsung which would take a good 5 to 7 business days to get back to me, so now I had to go to Walmart and get a garbage trackfone for 7 days, thanks a lot Samsung. Get the phone back it works for a few days then the issue happens again, I decided to wait and chatted with an expert and search through forums to find the real issue cause it seems Samsung did not want to do the due diligence on their part and fix it for me, and in speaking with an expert I found out you get free device security hidden in the device maintenance menu, but wait..... that is carrier specific so if you don't have the right carrier you don't get the security, in a day and age where security is essential you think they wouldn't be that idiotic as not distribute it to all phones so I emailed a rep asking if they could push the security in an update to phones to allow it to have that functionality. The rep completely broke apart my question and said WE at Samsung strive to promote the best security, and also she said we regularly push update to make sure the phone is up to the newest model. This did nothing to answer my question or help me so I left that there, I spoke to another representative who told me to take the phone to the geek squad Samsung rep at best buy, I asked if any work would void the warranty since that was what I was told if they do anything to the hardware, but software is fine and they wanted to do a "software reflash" big name for factory reset with a couple of test that obviously did nothing because once I left before downloading my stuff back to the phone I tried playing youtube in the car and guess what the music paused and the Google assistant popped up again but this time with listening and everything on the screen because the reset all my work of deactivating the listening device that could be monitoring my actions. Oh yeah, I went to the best buy recommended by the support team that same day, apparently Samsung doesn't even know where it has reps because all best buys in Hampton roads other than the Newport news got rid of their Samsung reps, I was told it was because "Apple pays more". Samsung this phone is supposed to be one of your best phones and it certain markets right now it is rated #1, but these glitches, the inaccessibility of support that can actually help or do something, the fact that device security is carrier specific in this day and age, and the fact you keep trying to do the same bs to my phone that isn't working like having me send it out for another 7 days is an issue and should be noted for others to see. I am going to send my phone in again, I told the representative if the issue persists after I send it in and the option is not to replace the device with a new one entirely then I WILL be switching from Samsung to either Google's Pixel 2, Red's new Holographic Hydrogen One phone set to come out next year, or possibly the iPhone x, though I have never in my life supported iPhone, I like their computers but not the iPhone, I have always fought with my friends over who's phone is better so in no way can I join them. But if the issue persist I will definitely not be going Samsung anything to do with cellphone's and I will consistently advocate against the purchasing of any Samsung Model that how bad this experience has been and the funny part is at the end of every call with every rep they Samsung cares and appreciates your business, yeah about as much as a blue whale appreciates the krill it eats. I could not give the phone a bad review though it has truly been beautiful other than those issues, the display is immaculate, the storage and potential of the device are nice. But don't ever get the idea Samsung truly cares about you cause they don't, they will throw you through the loop just to avoid replacing a malfunctioned device. I wish I could drop tags in but sadly they are not allowed and I doubt any Samsung agent will see this.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
4
Design:
1
Apps:
4
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Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Screen design flaw

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Schwack

I have owned several phones including the S3 and S4 mini. I bought the S8 expecting the same good experience. My wife and I bought our S8s at the same time and both bought Otter Box cases for them. The screen on mine cracked after about a week from carrying it in my front pocket. My wife's screen cracked after about 2 months and she carries hers in her purse. Neither phone was dropped. The screen just cracked from normal use.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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1
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2
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4
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1
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4
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1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Disappointed with the infinity glass

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Raymond black2

I bought this phone in May, I have never before this phone cracked a screen in 15 years. The glass and poor design of the phone is so disappointing, It cracks with ease, everyone I know who has bought one has had similar problems with it. The screen looks so clear at first but cracks so quick. Never again will a but a Samsung after this. I have never been more disappointed in a phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great phone

Posted on: September 30th, 2017 by Countrygal

I had the samsung galaxy s4 before this phone and it finally wore out. I was hesitant about getting a new phone, but now I'm glad I did. I absolutely love the Samsung galaxy s8. The reception is great. It takes great pictures and the battery life is wonderful. Yes its an expensive phone, but so far it's been worth it. I have also owned an apple phone in the past and I would much rather have a galaxy. To me there is no comparison.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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1
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2
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1
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1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

S8 POS

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by Cchapman

Samsung S8 is horrible. Expensive and a piece of crap. My screen broke the first week I got it by falling off my night stand... gorilla glass, I think not. Doesn't fast charge after 2 months. Doesn't come with a cover for the charging port... gets crap in there all the time. Battery power is getting weaker by the day. Whoever makes these phones need to start making them to last. And the curved screen doesn't work with any screen protectors. Stop making phones for lazy people who just watch movies all day on their phone and start making it for the working class.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
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1
Battery Life:
1
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1
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1
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1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Pathetic phone. Super Pathetic customer service. Don't buy

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by pulkit2911

Very rude and poor customer service. Irritating people. Buy if you have sold your self-esteem and have no respect.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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5
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2
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4
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3
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3

Would Recommend to a friend.

Not all it's cracked up to be - Galaxy s8

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 by genag

I have been a samsung user my whole life ( well since they released the first galaxy) and have stuck by them and upgraded to pretty much every model they have released. Having just upgraded from the Samsung s7 to the s8 i am going to give my honest opinion on the phone. Lets get the good bits out of the way first - Camera's are good, always have been and always will be, the addition of new filters and ease of using features on the camera is welcomed. The iris scanner is good, especially if you are in the gym etc and need to unlock your phone quickly. It has good sound and music production from its speakers. The display is amazing and crystal clear, great for videos and games if you like that sort of thing. The big screen is good and the phone looks and feels alot slicker and more expensive than previous models. The not so good bits - Bixby - what a horrendous invention this is, it dosnt understand the English Language for the UK, and there isnt any option to change it from US, meaning it dosnt recognise contact names, or words like whatsapp, it constantly had "connection" problems and cannot perform the tasks at hand, google and S voice were much more competent, you can teach bixby but that kind of defeats the object, it needs real improvement if samsung want to rival siri, it has its own button as well which isn't warranted, it dosnt wake up with the commands set by voice and it generally isnt very quick at all. Battery Life - The battery life on my brand new device isnt nearly as good as my 18 months old s7, so the claim it lasts as long as you do - for me isn't warranted. A charge will last about 10 hours with very minimal use. Design - its a nice design, but dosn't feel particularly solid or well built and also feels like if you dropped it your screen would be obliterated. its fairly quick to use in general however does have the usual samsung glitches after update where it takes about a minuet for everything to appear back on your screen. The finger print scanner - lord only knows why they put it on the back of the phone right next to the camera but they did, meaning its so difficult to get your finger positioned on it properly and quickly that its not even worth having it activated, then your getting "clean your camera lense" message constantly because you have got finger prints all over it. All in all, its a nice phone and i am pleased with it for the usage that i require, however if i was an avid gamer, tv watcher or the like, then i think the battery life would be a massive downfall for me. I like to set reminders and use voice activation whilst im driving which i cannot do with this phone because of the installation of bixby (which dosnt support navigation like google did) I would recommend it but only if you are looking for a general use phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
1
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3
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5
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1
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1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Samsung S8

Posted on: September 16th, 2017 by bigkahunaaj

I have had Samsung for years and havent had many problems , But this Samsung S8 is absolute piece of junk !!!! My clients could not hear me 3 phones later , it would not talk and text .It has major issues . I switched to Moto Z2 Force and love it . it is literally 10 times better than samsung S8. Do not waste your time with phone .

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
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2

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Galaxy s8

Posted on: September 7th, 2017 by Nurken

I was used to to use phones for 5 years. In 2006 i bought a not expensive smartphone and used it untill i bought htc desire hd in 2011. Which was unbreakable but got morally old in 2016. Both of these smartphones had never been cracked inspite of that i didnt put on a case and dropped them several times by accident! In contrast galaxy smartphones really disappointed me. In december 2016 i got galaxy s7 edge which was #1 in all ratings. But just 1 drop on rug in my appartment and screen got cracked. I fixed it for $270 in samsung center. Several months later it was stolen but its not company's fault its my mistake. However i really liked the display, sound, processor stuf and etc, and i thought that crack of the screen its just an accident. So i decided to get a new galaxy s8 which was advertised as the best smartphone currently. It was very beautiful and functionally is amazing but again just one slide from my hand when i was getting it out of my pocket - SCREEN IS DAMAGED AGAIN! I dont understand why Samsung makes sUch a great phone but so BRITTLE? I think it is enough expensive to install a really good glass. Why do u make GALAXY untrustable? In 6 months i had got two phones from samsung galaxy and both got cracked! This never happened to me. From my previous experience u can see that i am very gentle concerning phones. They had never benn cracked or smth else. If you put such a brittle glass then why do make edges made of glass?!these edge are useless. Moreoveer these phones are useless if u make them so brittle. Now i have to fix screen of my galaxy s8 for 200$. It is almost half price of the phone. After this i will never buy samsung products. I should have listened what my wife said. She said get an iphone because she had two galaxy phones and both of them got screen cracked very soon. But i am an android fan so i did not follow her advice. Now i regret. Galaxy s7 edge and galaxy s8 were my worst choices. I will never recommend anyone to buy samsung phones!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
Reception:
1
Battery Life:
1
Design:
3
Apps:
2
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1

Would Recommend to a friend.

samsung galaxy s8

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by krishna

Samsung is a very bad company in mobile phones.Recently I purchased S8 2months old, it is having network issue. There is a mother board problem,they are not able to replace the phone,just they are giving service as it is a old phone.I requested them many times,but they are not able to satisfy the customer.... Finally I dont like samsung....

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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