Has all the essentials: great camera, fast processor, the BEST screen on the market, and microSD card slot. The only downside I will say would be the battery like. 3000 mAh for the S8 and 3500 mAh for the plus should of been increased. If the phone ended up being a little thicker because of it then so be it. Also, people saying the fingerprint scanner is in a bad place are ridiculous. Takes literally only a few minutes to adjust to the placement and it's seamless. This phone in my opinion is currently the best on the market.
Tried my hands on with S8 today. I did not have any problems with the finger print sensor as mentioned by some people. Within 5 minutes I was able to train my finger to touch the sensor without smudging the camera. That's one less a 'Disadvantage' for me.
This phone is reasonably priced. You are basically getting the best smartphone out right now with complete accessories in the box including an expensive AKG earbuds which costs 100 dollars for only 750 dollars. You can even get some more freebies depending on the retailer/region like a VR headset or wireless charging pad. Google Pixel also starts at the same price and it doesn't even come with a headset in the box.
abdeali21, 27 Apr 2017for those who are saying samsung is overpriced let me remind you that iphone was launched at 70000Yes but even given free im not taking a phone with red tint..no thanks
for those who are saying samsung is overpriced let me remind you that iphone was launched at 70000
Suhanoo, 27 Apr 2017You're welcome. I think the reason your phone is heating up is because of the aging device. As... moreBut I didnt upgraded android version anymore. I purchased GS3 4.1.2 and still I continuing with that version.
GS8 + is simple amazing fone. I have small palms and fingerprint scanner is easly confortable for me.. My GS8 + wil launchd aftr 5th may. They said that sometimes may be launched early. Do u knw the procedures to claim free wireless charger???
Where u from? Kerala??
Dont be fool o buy so much expensive product just wait in samsung for 3-6 month and got the same in 40% less then current price.....
Azman kr, 27 Apr 2017Thank you dr..... I hav prebooked Galaxy S8+. It is before Note 7 is the kind of big flop of 2... moreYou're welcome. I think the reason your phone is heating up is because of the aging device. As the phone got updates over time, and as the earlier files are never deleted (ROM = Read Only Memory, which have the first loaded OS, ICS 4.0.4 in your case), the memory have started to slow down. It's normal. Even the best phones will do the same. In present time, a phones lifespan is considered two years, where you have already went for almost five years with it.
But have you checked the S8+ yourself? I know it has a bigger screen and all, but did you hold it in your hand? I did, and it didn't feel good to me (even when I used to have a Note 4 before). Specially, the reason that the fingerprint scanner on the back wasn't easily reachable, I switched to S8 instead. But hope you have made the right choice. My one hour time with the S8 & S8+ was way too good. After that one hour I even made a video of S8. I would give the link, but it is in my native language, so you wouldn't understand.
Anyway, wish you all the best. Btw, when is your phone coming to you? I ordered it on April 15th and they told me that I'll get my phone after May 8th. Crossing my fingers on that. Take care. Ciao...
Suhanoo, 27 Apr 2017Go to the specification of Galaxy S8 in GSMArena.com, then click the compare button. After the... moreThank you dr..... I hav prebooked Galaxy S8+. It is before Note 7 is the kind of big flop of 2016. So Samung makes a better fone to overcome this problem.
Also one more thing. I always restarts my Galaxy S3 atleast once a day. But I feel very lag. Its happend only after 3 years. Before a week, I noticed that CPU of my phone gets heated after using internet(over wifi) for a few minutes. I don't why this happens? Do u hav any suggestions???
Harold , 26 Apr 2017Red screen...no thanks. Ugly tooROFL. Cheers. May you be happy.
You know something, S8 & S8+ are the ugliest phones around at present. No, they are the ugliest of all. Actually, the are the ugliest phones ever made. BUT THEY STILL GOT HEADPHONE JACKS.
Take care buddy. Don't forget to pay a visit to an eye specialist on the way home. You can say that you didn't like the S8 & S8+, I can take that. But telling it ugly means either you are SUPER JEALOUS or you have some EYE PROBLEM. Whichever it is, please take medicine for. LOL.
Be happy with your eyePhone, err, iPhone. Don't compare an apple with an orange (wink emo here) LOL. Cheers buddy. Take care. Chill. Ciao...
Azman kr, 26 Apr 2017Dude, I'm not rich. But I wished to buy gs8 plus from septmbr onwards. .... could u plz tell m... moreGo to the specification of Galaxy S8 in GSMArena.com, then click the compare button. After the page loads, in the "compare" section, type Galaxy S8+ and hit "Enter". Then let the page reload. After that, go to the next "compare" section and type Galaxy s7 edge and hit "Enter". The result will show you comparisons of the three phones. That should give you the idea of which is what.
But if you ask me, the following are the plus points for S8 & S8+ over S7e:
1. Bigger screen (6.2"(S8+) VS 5.5" OR 5.8"(S8) VS 5.5") - S8+ is much bigger, while S8 is about the same size as S7e
2. Newer Chipset (Snapdragon 835 VS Snapdragon 820 OR Exynos 8895 VS Exynos 8890 - 10nm VS 14 nm) - S8 & S8+ are better
3. Screen comes with better "palm rejection" than S7e
4. Lighter touchwiz (now called Samsung Experience)
5. Better onboard storage (64GB VS 32 GB)
6. Has Iris Scanner now (S7e don't)
7. Fingerprint Scanner is in an awkward position. But it is tough to reach it on S8+, easy on the S8, even for smaller hands (Those who complain about the Fingerprint scanner unreachability on S8 may have puny hands)
And the followings are the plus points of S7e over the other two:
1. Being the last years flagship it is much cheaper than it was (actually half of it's initial release)
2. The camera on S7e is not far behind of S8 & S8+
3. The battery of S7e is better than S8 & S8+ (3600mAh VS 3000mAh & 3500mAh)
4. Still a good looking phone
5. Has the same IP68 rating and the option to top the storage upto 256GB (that is the highest available until now)
So the decision is yours now. But one thing I must add, being the newer, S8 & S8+ will have more upgrades than S7e. But that is not an issue if you do a custom ROM. In my opinion, S8 is the better choice of the three as it is still very compact and you get the best of both worlds. And frankly speaking, it is the best looking phone out in the market now, hands down. But as usual, you may consider about phone lag after a year. To avoid that you should restart your phone at least once a week, once a day if you can. and keep your phones internal memories free by avoiding installing apps that you don't use. I'm using a Note Pro 12.2 for almost 3 years now and it is serving me the same as it did when I bought it. Mind you, the Samsung UI was cR@p back then. You need to maintain your phone to keep it in good shape. Unnecessary files only block some precious space. And beware of malwares. If you can do it, you can enjoy whichever phone you like.
Take care. Ciao...
snwden, 26 Apr 2017there is a hidden secret that they dont want your battery to be remove....even when your phone... moreIf that is the case, you should STOP using the phone totally. I mean, right now. And if you have nothing to hide, like me, then you can continue freely using your phone. I don't pay with my phone, so my credit/debit cards are safe. I don't take nak-ed selfies, so safe there. I don't cheat with anyone, so I'm safe there. Even I am not related to any ter-ror-ist organisation, so I'm safe there as well. Why the hell should I be worried if someone can track me or not? If someone does, it's their time and money getting wasted, not mine. I have nothing to hide. I'm in a way glad that it's possible to access your phone even when it's turned off. I now want EVERY phones to be non-removable battery, so that the government can access the phones and catch those blo-ody ter-ror-ists before they can harm any citizen. Why do people want removable battery after knowing this? I wonder!
Take care. Ciao...
SHAWAN THAKUR, 26 Apr 2017No dual camera...No Stereo Speakers....Lower perfomance than Iphone 7....Now you're just being pathetic. Try being objective instead. Until then, nobody in this world will be taking you seriously.
vpp, 26 Apr 2017samsung is there....to kill 🍒They attempted once with note7:D
SHAWAN THAKUR, 26 Apr 2017No dual camera...No Stereo Speakers....Lower perfomance than Iphone 7...."lower performance than iPhone 7"? Now where did you get that pile of bull shit information from? Because I cannot find any information backing that statement up. So please give me your source.
Suhanoo, 26 Apr 2017Are you living in what, dinosaur era? IP ratings are there and they can't be achieved through ... morethere is a hidden secret that they dont want your battery to be remove....even when your phone is turn off.. still can be access.