[deleted post]"only for software failure to render my GLASS PHONE useless after only 3 months!!"
Why have you typed the words 'glass phone' in CAPITAL letters? As I understand it, the problem was related to software?
[deleted post]"I paid for the repairs and now"
Did you pay Samsung for the repairs"
UserS8, 19 Mar 2018Guys, can anyone tell me what is differences between factory unlocked version and normal versi... moreUnlocked will mean that you can put any SIM in the phone rather than being restricted to a Carrier/Service provider.
Guys, can anyone tell me what is differences between factory unlocked version and normal version? Bcause I get the factory unlocked version but I dont see any diff yet so far
S8 User, 18 Mar 2018First of, I have Windows XP on my computer, so itÂ’s safe to say that I donÂ’t get upgrades. ... moreI think you are 100% correct to do what feels or works best for you and you certainly should not get knocked for doing so. There are many opinions on what is the right way to go. Personally I just wipe cache partition initially and if I any problems after that, which i havent, then I would consider a Factory reset, but that's just me.
Ted, 18 Mar 2018LOL. You do NOT need to make a factory reset of the phone each time you get an upgrade ! It is... moreFirst of, I have Windows XP on my computer, so itÂ’s safe to say that I donÂ’t get upgrades.
Second, my computer is just really old and really crappy.
Third, I know MANY people who had issues with battery, devices rebooting on their own, glitches and apps crashing after upgrade to new OS, and forums are full of that aswell. The A5 2017 that my sis is using also got wonky after Nougat upgrade, and factory reset fixed that.
Not to confuse anyone, IÂ’m not saying that you need to factory reset device every time you get security patch or something, but in case of MAJOR upgrade, like the whole new OS - you definitley should. ItÂ’s not a must, but itÂ’s better safe than sorry.
S8 User, 17 Mar 2018So it's been a week since I finally bothered myself to do an upgrade to Oreo. It was a painfu... moreLOL. You do NOT need to make a factory reset of the phone each time you get an upgrade ! It is a myth...you think Samsung would let people upgrade their phone if it was messing it up ? But if it makes you happy...I suppose you reinstall Windows on your PC every week when you get an update...ah ah ah.
JZeif, 17 Mar 2018I upgraded to Android 8 recently but can't figure out where to turn the "Unknown source" on. A... moreMy post below still stands however this may provide you with additional help ...... if you go into 'settings' then 'apps' then tap 3 dots in top right followed by 'special access' then 'instal unknown apps'
JZeif, 17 Mar 2018I upgraded to Android 8 recently but can't figure out where to turn the "Unknown source" on. A... moreYeah, its changed since Oreo. When you now download an app from anywhere other than the play store you should now see a pop up and you will then have to grant the app permission. Not tried myself but this is how I understand it to work now.
Please anyone correct me if I'm wrong. Ta
I upgraded to Android 8 recently but can't figure out where to turn the "Unknown source" on. Any idea?
alienufoweird, 17 Mar 2018If you want good camera stabilization then the Pixel 2 wins in that regard plus it has more na... moreThanks for the input! Ya I'm leaning towards the pixel because of those reasons. But damn the s8 design is pretty amazing! I wish the pixel had expandable storage and a headphone jack though.. but not a deal breaker.
Nivk, 17 Mar 2018Anybody getting monthly security patch for s8. I usually get them the month after so for march i'll get it in aprill, i'm already on february with oreo. Until i updated to oreo i was on november so nothing strange here and i guess in a couple of months they will switch to quarterly updates if they haven't already and that's why no one is receiving them.
sNightwing17, 16 Mar 2018I will purchase this phone in a few days :)Had the S8 Plus since launch and its been a sheer joy to use, never caused me a problem, not one little bit, delighted, absolutely delighted.
I've batterered this thing in the old Screen On Time department each and every day. The poor thing's been charged way more times than I've had it days, i'd say a rough top of my head guess would say thats well, well over 450 times I've stuck the phone on fast charge, battery still holding up well with no noticeable decline in performance when using day to day. Well chuffed :D
Oreo update been really smooth. Phone feels good, responsive and fairly snappy to me. No factory reset needed. stuff that! just hit 'Clear Cache Partician' n been fine. .... just as good as ever.
I would be happy to own the phone for another couple of years, wouldn't be a problem, will still.be good then. I probably won't though but I will be really picky now about my next phone. Wont dive right in, The bar has been raised. The phone sets a high standard ... and at the price you can pick the S8's up for now!! ...... I say great choice.
Hope you enjoy the phone every bit as much as I have :)
* I very rarely let phones charge to fall below 30% and very, very rarely leave charger plugged in beyond 100%, more often than not I stop charging at 97%-99%. I also tend to do little top up charges too, say 30% here and there sometimes.
So it's been a week since I finally bothered myself to do an upgrade to Oreo.
It was a painful proces - to download upgrade, then upload everything you have on various clouds as backup, namley Samsung Cloud, Google Photos... and then Finally install that upgrade. And once I managed to do that - factory reset the phone, and at the end REINSTALL ALL THE APPS. It even got me a bit worried since my phone got bit heated so I went outside (where it's freezing temperature) and it helped. And then the bother with logging in the apps again and some settings...
But at the end - it's worth it. It looks better, feels more smooth, and battery life has improved. Also, so far I havent ran into a single issue after upgrade. And new features are handy too.
JK, 16 Mar 2018Pixel 2 or Samsung s8? Going travelling and getting into landscape photography/video making wi... moreIf you want good camera stabilization then the Pixel 2 wins in that regard plus it has more natural colors while filming, i suggest you watch some youtube videos demonstrating the both because from what i've seen the pixel 2 camera is slightly better.