Dirk , 13 Aug 2017I agree with you completely. What I do is THIS. I have leather wallet case for mine. Which ... moreAs to the comments I have read on the battery life I can get about 2 1/2 days use out of my s8 just normal use and stand by time there is a feature in settings you can set to help you save battery usage from programs running in the background. There is numerous you tube videos explaining these features it helps to research and learn how to use the phone instead of just assuming you can. The wifi I never had one issue with it disconnecting again check your power settings. I think the phone works flawlessly I have had not one even small complaint about it so some of the comments you read on here are just to hastily written this is a very good phone I will continue to use it or I would have never paid such a high price for it to begin with..
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2017ut to be practical it's glass after all and i can't think of any other material that can be us... moreI agree with you completely.
What I do is THIS.
I have leather wallet case for mine. Which holds my bank cards, drivers license and room for cash. At home I pop it out and use without case. When I go shopping I pop it in the case and its protected.
That is my solution and works well. I am NOT out to show off my phone to other people.
Ok i upgraded from the s7 edge plus that i loved or i did untill the software update that took all the good stuff and replaced it with basic rubbish. Anyway i got the s8 plus and im not impressed it looks, well rather plain, the finger print scanner works to well i scanned fingers on both hands but when i put my hand in my pocket i touched the scanner and it unloicked unknown to me it would ring ppl and txt them. The s health is rubbish hart rate, sp02 and stress monitor only work on the odd occasions this is frustrating, i synced my new s3 classic to my phone and i have to say its disappointing to say the least sleep tracker is inconsistent. My honest opinion is the s8 is a big let down for samsung a bacward step
AnonD-479544, 12 Aug 2017Do you even use the phone? I can get over 2 days with mine! Well 2 of them. I have 3 bought one to just use as an alarm clock beside the bed (it's in a case with a stand, looks so cool and really suits my decor)... and one I put in the kitchen, just love the look of them and they make for really classy looking clocks (the timer is real handy in the kitchen)
The other one, well I bought the S8 Plus I use that one, and I don't get 2 days out of that.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2017But to be practical it's glass after all and i can't think of any other material that can be u... moreut to be practical it's glass after all and i can't think of any other material that can be used for touch displays. Also given the fact that it's glass and you're going to slide your finger back and forth, up and down, left to right everyday for the next 2 years or so, you oughta put some protection over it as it's going to leave some mark if you don't and a scratched display takes away the look ans fell of the phone.
Of course you speak a lot of sense just wish there was something they could do so that we had the Wow factor look and feel combined with durability. There is no doubt the phone has many pull factors e.g The screen is incredible, the specs are top notch and the phone (I'm using S8 Plus) battery life is way beyond what I expected.
I just love the look of the phone, the feel of it .... call me whatever but that was also a BIG selling point, and I can't be the only one.
Just seems a shame to cover it up, to hide it's beauty, and people might say "well don't cover it up then" and I could choose that option, but the truth is it couldn't handle every day use without being over protective. In my opinion of course.
After saying all that, I don't regret buying the phone, not one little bit..NO WAY...and each and every time on the odd occasion I take m S8 Plus from the case..... I'm like "WoW" .... just "WoW ...
AnonD-683474, 12 Aug 2017It lasts for me almost 2 days in regular use.Do you even use the phone?
AnonD-479544, 11 Aug 20173000MAh battery? Seriously???? It won't even last a day It lasts for me almost 2 days in regular use.
Rajesh, 12 Aug 2017Kindly guide me which is better of these- S8 or One Plus 5 (8gb Ram)Just go for Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
TommY, 12 Aug 2017I've had it for 1 month now, after an S6 Edge 64Gb. Phone is great, you can add a memory card,... moreThe home button is still there (pressure sensitive) under the screen, if you hard press from anywhere in the phone on the spot where the home button is even when it's hidden it will take you to your home screen.
AnonD-479544, 11 Aug 20173000MAh battery? Seriously???? It won't even last a day Actually it lasts 2 days.
i am using s8 now - but one issue i am facing that is
"music software " when we close the music after sometime when we want to play song again it is starting from the begning "where as other phones like IPhones - where we left it will start from the same place - but not in S8...
any brother help on this issue - or if Samsung engineers watching these comments can help??
Galaxy S8 (G950U) has WiFi issues.
A week ago I got a brand new S8 (unlocked US version G950U). It keeps disconnecting from WiFi and eventually reconnecting. This happens on my Orbi as well as on the WiFi AP at work. No other devices have trouble on these access points. Looking at forums I'm not the only one with this problem. That makes the phone pretty much unusable. Samsung needs to address this!
Otherwise the phone is excellent, especially the camera and screen. Very responsive. Lies nicely in the hand. Easy wireless charging.
I've had it for 1 month now, after an S6 Edge 64Gb. Phone is great, you can add a memory card, screen is marvellous, camera is fantastic especially at night, and battery lasts a whole day at the minimum. Very slippery in hand, but I never use any case or screen protector, only a slim pouch. Very loud too. So a great buy, but don't see any major improvement over my previous S6 Edge, except getting a new toy to play with...I miss a real home button though. Can't see how S9 could improve and be better than this S8.
Dirk, 11 Aug 2017To all the people complaining about glass and breakable. Every Samsung phone I have had from... moreBut, this to me makes no sense really, it just seems like a step back in many ways..... like we haven't progressed.
They design and we buy these fantastic looking phones .like works of art...that feel great in the hand..... then we cover them up!!!
Is this not madness?