AnonD-674516, 29 Jun 2017@Mumux: To be honest, for once i will agree with you regarding the placement of fingerprint sc... moreThank you GeekyPranav. I'll definitely check on the G6. To be honest, it is also the fact that you would expect a phone at this price to be better designed. Flows are acceptable but this one is kind of .... both unexpected and irrational.
AnonD-680807, 29 Jun 2017I have a S7Edge and I was planning to change it to the new S8 or S8+ BUT...how am I suppose to... moreYou shouldn't even be on your phone while driving. Props to Samsung for making less accidents happen by making it a hassle to open their phone while driving.
AnonD-218710, 29 Jun 2017Maybe I bee qurious, asking now on ebay it's near 700$ and comming done like a house of cards.... moreWell guess what, apparently the price drop is only happening in U.S. I reside in India and it is being sold at the same price when i purchased it 2 months ago. i.e. 895$.
Also nowadays the price drop is not the reflection of how well or how worst a phone has been sold. It is a marketing gimmick. Be it LG or Samsung. They do this to accomodate their upcoming phones. For e.g. Note8 or Note 7FE for samsung & LG G6+ for LG.
AnonD-674516, 28 Jun 2017Do not generalize your issue. It appears you have unfortunately got a faulty device. Go ahead ... moreMaybe I bee qurious, asking now on ebay it's near 700$ and comming done like a house of cards. This is nuisance, prices fall overnight, why it's top of line flagship model. Definitely no demand!
AnonD-680807, 29 Jun 2017I have a S7Edge and I was planning to change it to the new S8 or S8+ BUT...how am I suppose to... more@Mumux: To be honest, for once i will agree with you regarding the placement of fingerprint scanner. It was a last minute decision by Samsung (For some reason they could not place it below the camera). Having said that, they knew it was not an ideal place for FingScan, hence they added couple more security options i.e. Iris Scanner & Face Recognition.
While it will be difficult for you to use any of the above method while driving, Samsung has also designed a new feature where you can add trusted places like car, your home etc which will trigger the phone to auto-unlock (Bypassing whatever lock mechanism u have). Trusted place, Your voice, etx can be setup to bypass unlocking.
To be honest, ditching S8 just coz you cannot use fingerprint scanner while driving is not worth. I own one and have no issues whatsoever.
If it is still a big deal for you, i would recommend LG G6 as an alternative. It is another amazing flagship phone for 550$. You will get most of the things that is in S8.
Dust & water resistance
Best in class dual camera (S8 does not have dual setup)
Noughat 7.1 out of the box.
Hope this helps.
I have a S7Edge and I was planning to change it to the new S8 or S8+ BUT...how am I suppose to use fingerprint when driving with my phone attached to the car holder mount? Congratulations, Samsung. You just gave up a consistent part of your customers with the most idiotic idea ever. I'll just have to start looking for another option and I don't like the IPhone at all. Any ideas?
Romieo589, 27 Jun 2017Does the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ works outside of the USA? GeekyPranav answered that it had to be unlocked. Technically leaving the US, assuming you are still using your cell provider's SIM, then you would be ROAMING outside the US and it doesn't need to be unlocked for that. Roaming can be quite costly - your cell phone company may have a travel plan to help with that.
If you are going on a trip where unlocking can help is that you have researched and found that there is a local provider in the country you are going to and you can buy their SIM/plan which in turn will be a lot cheaper than ROAMING. If the phone is not unlocked you cannot do this.
However, more importantly you should google "newegg cell phone compatibility" for the country list of frequencies and ensure the phone covers that frequency for the country you are visiting. The frequencies are listed here for the phone in question - and model (you click USA). IMO this phone probably will work in most places - lower end/mid tier can have issues since they haven't loaded the phone with as many frequencies due to costs.
Another option - just buy an el cheapo pay-as-you-go phone in the country you are visiting - again researching costs before you go. I live in Canada and I get a US Roaming plan via a site called RoamMobility - they piggyback off T-Mobile. As soon as I cross the border I slip in the SIM - way cheaper and lately has worked better than a few years ago.
AnonD-680438, 28 Jun 2017The phone suddenly give me 100 % charged and changed the time to 7 am while it was 1 am and wh... moreDo not generalize your issue. It appears you have unfortunately got a faulty device. Go ahead and get it replaced.
Mine is working like a charm since 2 months. I understand that after paying 900$ if such things happen we tend to get frustrated. But as per your issue, it just seems like a faulty device more than anything else.
It's all bullshit, no cover for protection, just bare smooth body in black to have touch feeling every time you use it. It's you maiden date with a 900$ set. Sometimes I forget the front, have to fumble to operate. Just Last Wish Chinese Indian version if 128 GB storage and 6 GB Ram, not even available outside for 5k $ even! It's a Hoax!
The phone suddenly give me 100 % charged and changed the time to 7 am while it was 1 am and when i remove ir from charger after 2 hours charging it give me 96 % ??? It just not the phone who deserve 900 $ it just like note 3
Styla, 27 Jun 2017Hold it under a bright light like your desk lamp. You will see scratches. The new S8 fps has a... moreTbh I have better things to do with my time rather than scrutinise my phone to such a degree. I can lend you a microscope if you wish? Going to just enjoy the phone without looking for any possible flaw fault or whatever, that whole red tint thing did my nut in! After I read about it I was convinced I had that issue but I didn't it was all in my head.
Not having a go at you, if that's what you want to do with your free time then go ahead it's just not my thing and if you have to go to such an extent to find a tiny scratch or two what the point. I don't use my phone under a desk light.
Hold it under a bright light like your desk lamp. You will see scratches. The new S8 fps has a glossy paint finish which made it more scratch prone. Is your's scratched up?
Edit: bring it outdoors when it's bright and sunny. I noticed the fingerprint scanner was all scratched up. They should've gone with a matte finish to avoid this, but then again it'll ruin the look of the phone.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2017Thank you brother, your information was helpful, it is one hell of costly phone so did not wan... moreAlso, if you are in India and are buying either S8 or + version, you will get a free Leather co-mould case by TUMI. The case is simply gorgeous and premium. It also adds that extra protection that we always look for. TUMI case retails at 60$ if purchased seperately.
Note: This offer is available through MyGalaxy app only. You will need to register on Mygalaxy aap and wait for the banner to pop up (Might take few days). Once the pop up appears you will get a coupon code that can be redeemed on samsung e-shop site.
AnonD-674516, 27 Jun 2017When 60fps can record quality videos, why bother?? Apparently it is all about numbers for y... moreAgreed, well said. All this my phone is better than your phone is like a blast from the past to my School playground days "My Dad could beat your Dad N.a. N.a. N.a. N.a. Na"
Romieo589, 27 Jun 2017Does the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ works outside of the USA? Only if it is an unlocked version. If the device is carrier driven, it will not work outside USA as carriers across USA lock GSM bands.
I dont reside in USA so i might be wrong:) But to the best of my knowledge, above info should be correct.
Gaurav, 27 Jun 2017This is highly expensive phone so it is expected to have 120 fps and 240 fps video recordings.... moreWhen 60fps can record quality videos, why bother??
Apparently it is all about numbers for you. If that is the case you should stick with 5s.