AnonD-752012, 17 Apr 2018But I thought if its unlocked doesnt matter service provider it would just get to your phone o... moreYeah, I thought it came straight from Samsung and I thought the beauty about having an unlocked version would be that I would receive the updates much much quicker as I would bypass the carrier and get directly from Samsung...... but apparently not (I would appreciate any clarity from anyone on this?)
AnonD-752012, 17 Apr 2018W both use the same privider here in my country. I am from Barbados a caribbean island, and bo... moreWell if you are both using the same model of S8 and are both using the same provider and you also both have S8's intended for the Barbados retail market (that region) then it looks as if it is an issue with your phone.
Perhaps someone with far greater knowledge than I have could help you out further but that is the only conclusion that I can come to.
* I say region as each phone will have a CSC code that is specific for a particular region E.g My S8 Plus has a CSC code 'XEU' which is an unlocked version for UK and Ireland. And the reason that I mention it is that it might explain why you and your friend have not received the update at the same time as you may have two different phones that were originally intended for two different regions.
Here you can find a list of those codes
You can find the csc code in a number of ways, I found easiest way was to go into 'settings' then under 'about phone' then 'software information' you will see 'service provider SW ver.
Mine for example reads SAOMC-SMG955F OXM_XEU etc etc
As you can see mine is XEU.
Sorry don't know if I'm making any sense :D
When using loudspeaker in phone calls does the other side complain of muffled sound ?...Thanks a lot !
., 17 Apr 2018It could be your service provider! Have you checked? Could be many factors E.g Is your friend... moreBut I thought if its unlocked doesnt matter service provider it would just get to your phone ota. So your telling me the service provider also must like authorize it or something before it gets through ?
., 17 Apr 2018It could be your service provider! Have you checked? Could be many factors E.g Is your friend... moreW both use the same privider here in my country. I am from Barbados a caribbean island, and both me and the person have to s8 SM-950F which is meant for gsm international networks and my sim from here gets full LTE and takes calls perfect but just the update isnt coming through. I will check with the provider and see whats up.
Rickard, 16 Apr 2018I was aware of how fragile the S8 is, so from day one I've had a robust rubber case for it. I ... moreIt always amazes me that peoples outrage is not aimed at the manufacturers of the case especially if it was as robost as you claimed.
moan moan moan about the phone .............. and then total silence about the case. In fact sometimes people praise the case I.E "Robost Rubber Case" then it falls from "Sitting Height" and WOW the case took "Most" of the impact ........ from "SITTING HEIGHT"...
Always amazes me.
amj, 17 Apr 2018can we move apps and games etc. to its memory card in dual sim models?Yes.
Normal way as the regular model
'Settings' > 'Apps' then click on the app you would like to transfer to the microSD card. Then click 'Storage' and the 'Change'
Please note not all games etc can be transferred but this is normal and would happen regardless of what phone you had.
AnonD-752012, 16 Apr 2018No i do not. Thats what i was telling u i dont have it but my friend does which is weird. My c... moreIt could be your phone also.
If all else fails and you are convinced that you should have the update now and all evidence points to that (i.e checked with service provider etc) then I would consider factory reset, if no luck then I'd be off to a service centre.
AnonD-752012, 16 Apr 2018No i do not. Thats what i was telling u i dont have it but my friend does which is weird. My c... moreIt could be your service provider! Have you checked? Could be many factors E.g Is your friend using the same Provider as you? Are you or your friend using a phone that was intended for the region that you are using it now?
It's not black and white, so don't panic! That's what I'm saying.
I am using the 3 Network (Service Provider) in the UK and did not get the update at the same time as O2 or Vodaphone Customers living in the UK for example. Furthermore I did not get the update at the same time as people living and using their phones in a different region/country e.g Germany (They got it before the UK release) the update was released region by region. China have only just started to receive Oreo in last day or so....... US carriers have only until very recently passed the update on to their Customers.
., 16 Apr 2018Do you have Oreo? If not I'd check with your carrier. The other thing to point out is that bei... moreNo i do not. Thats what i was telling u i dont have it but my friend does which is weird. My carrier shouldnt have anything to do with it if its international i think. Idk if im stuck on nougat forever or what
I was aware of how fragile the S8 is, so from day one I've had a robust rubber case for it. I bought it in November 2017 and yesterday, April 2018, I dropped it (from sitting height in the bathroom on the tile floor. It landed on a corner, in other words the rubber case took most of the impact, and on the bathroom carpet). Still I got a tiny crack in the display. A half hour later there were two more smaller cracks and waking up this morning I discovered the crack had grown till a top-to-bottom crack. So no matter if you try to protect it, you will most likely have a phone with a cracked display for part of the phones life. So find a better, less fragile phone to buy, and I'm not talking about the S9!
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2018As far as I'm aware nothing critical can be put on the list. Interesting. Thanks.
., 16 Apr 2018"This message is for them whose mobile phones fall very frequently" You don't have to be Ei... moreYou're right. ALWAYS USE A CASE! mine using ringke fusion case, when it fall from my lap, my s8 safe without any damage! Curve screen and glass back is so damn risky, always use a safe case such as spigen, uag, or rigke like mine, sure it could reduce the impact from falling so your device would save :)
AnonD-752012, 15 Apr 2018I recently got my s8 and my friend has same exact model, SM-950F which is the global internati... moreDo you have Oreo? If not I'd check with your carrier. The other thing to point out is that being several months behind with the security update is quite common unfortunately.
AnonD-752300, 15 Apr 2018Samsung s8 is the most sensitive phone i have ever bought. This message is for them whose mobi... more"This message is for them whose mobile phones fall very frequently"
You don't have to be Einstein to work out that this phone could suffer damage if dropped onto a hard surface. This can be said for most if not all the latest flagships.
What other phone with the equivalent specs including the IP68 rating could you drop 'very frequently' and not expect any damage? How much to repair each of their screens in comparison?
Did you buy and use a case?
Samsung s8 is the most sensitive phone i have ever bought. This message is for them whose mobile phones fall very frequently. Its screen display and back glass is the most sensitive of all the phones i have ever used(from iphones to nokias to htcs). If you can spend 14K again and again on screen repair then you can go for s8 otherwise please save yourself from this frustrating expenditure.
., 14 Apr 2018As far as I'm aware it's been released globally and any additional delay will now be with the ... moreI recently got my s8 and my friend has same exact model, SM-950F which is the global international version cuz i am not from the states but im still on december patch level and when i try to update manually it says its up to date when i know it isn't any advice ?
AnonD-494930, 15 Apr 2018S8 or iPhone 6s? Anyone? This is a simple question : GALAXY S8. Buying the iphone 6 instead of the S8 is pretty stupid since they came out almost 2 years apart so of course after 2 years phones improve allot. To put it bluntly the S8 has better internet 3G/4G speeds, is water resistant, has way better screen both in quality and size, better processor, more ram, DOUBLE the battery size etc.