1. rpdc's Avatar
    Good morning.
    I'm toying with the idea of upgrading my S8 Plus to the S10e and I have a few questions :
    Is the S10e a substantial upgrade from the S8 Plus?
    What are the benefits / drawbacks to buying unlocked from Samsung directly? There appears to be some trade in value here.

    Thanks!
    BergerKing likes this.
    07-30-2020 10:46 AM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    Yes it is a significant upgrade in my opinion, the S10e (snapdragon) is better in every possible way aside from the notification LED which it very sadly doesn't have.

    How much is Samsung currently offering for an S8?

    And what is the condition of yours? Worn battery? screen burn?
    B. Diddy and libra89 like this.
    07-30-2020 11:26 AM
  3. rpdc's Avatar
    Hi.

    My S8 Plus is in excellent condition. As I recall Samsung is offering around $300 for trade in.

    Thanks for your reply.
    07-30-2020 11:34 AM
  4. the_boon's Avatar
    Hmm, that sounds about the same as what you'd get if you sold it on the used market, except with Samsung trade in you wouldn't have to deal with the hassle of selling it.

    I didn't know you had the Plus model. In that case you'd be getting a smaller screen and smaller battery, but a more powerful and efficient processor and brand new battery should make up for it.

    If you wanna go compact flagship, I don't know of any other better options than the S10e.

    So with the $300 trade in value, you'd pay a difference of about $300 or so I guess
    07-30-2020 12:06 PM
  5. rpdc's Avatar
    Thanks for your imput!
    07-30-2020 12:11 PM
  6. delta7's Avatar
    It's a great phone I miss mine and switched to iphone but the s10e was more compact than the 11.
    07-31-2020 04:37 PM
  7. rpdc's Avatar
    Has anyone bought their s10e through Samsung directly? What was your experience?

    Thanks!
    08-01-2020 08:48 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Has anyone bought their s10e through Samsung directly? What was your experience?

    Thanks!
    What carrier do you want to use it on?
    08-02-2020 12:37 AM
  9. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Even for the Exynos version it is probably a big upgrade. The S10e has received all the Samsung camera upgrades and OneUI 2.1 and the experience is night and day over the S8+. The fingerprint sensor is on the power button and is super fast. I think for what you pay for it, you can't get a better phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-02-2020 12:58 AM
  10. rpdc's Avatar
    Laura,

    I will be using the phone on at&t.

    Thanks!
    08-02-2020 07:33 AM
  11. rpdc's Avatar
    Thank you Kizzy!
    08-02-2020 07:34 AM
  12. the_boon's Avatar
    Even for the Exynos version it is probably a big upgrade. The S10e has received all the Samsung camera upgrades and OneUI 2.1 and the experience is night and day over the S8+. The fingerprint sensor is on the power button and is super fast. I think for what you pay for it, you can't get a better phone.
    I feel like going from a Snapdragon S8+ to an Exynos S10e may not be an upgrade at all when it comes to battery life.

    Everything else yes for sure though.
    08-02-2020 08:57 AM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Good morning.
    I'm toying with the idea of upgrading my S8 Plus to the S10e and I have a few questions :
    Is the S10e a substantial upgrade from the S8 Plus?
    What are the benefits / drawbacks to buying unlocked from Samsung directly? There appears to be some trade in value here.

    Thanks!
    S8+ to the s10e , if your use to bigger screen the s10e will be on the smaller side .
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-02-2020 06:45 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Has anyone bought their s10e through Samsung directly? What was your experience?

    Thanks!
    I did when it was launched and it was fine. I also did a trade in. Signature was required for delivery. At the time, you had a week to mail your old phone after receiving the new one.

    With the trade in deal and ease, I wouldn't mind doing it again.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-03-2020 11:40 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    Did you purchase the S10e yet, OP? I believe it would be a substantial upgrade to your S8. I've never ordered directly from Samsung before, so I can't speak to the experience of ordering from that website.

    But I really love the S10e, and almost bought one instead of the S10.

    Let us know what you decide!
    08-08-2020 01:07 PM
  16. rpdc's Avatar
    Morty2264

    I decided to keep my S8 Plus. I pre-ordered a Pixel 4a. I've always been curious about the Pixel line and thought that at $349 this would be an inexpensive way to check it out. I realize that my S8 Plus is probably still a better phone than the 4a but I think I'll keep them both for now.

    Thanks to all who shared their advice.
    It's greatly appreciated!
    mustang7757 and Morty2264 like this.
    08-08-2020 02:52 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Morty2264

    I decided to keep my S8 Plus. I pre-ordered a Pixel 4a. I've always been curious about the Pixel line and thought that at $349 this would be an inexpensive way to check it out. I realize that my S8 Plus is probably still a better phone than the 4a but I think I'll keep them both for now.

    Thanks to all who shared their advice.
    It's greatly appreciated!
    Nice , hope you enjoy it
    08-08-2020 02:56 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Morty2264

    I decided to keep my S8 Plus. I pre-ordered a Pixel 4a. I've always been curious about the Pixel line and thought that at $349 this would be an inexpensive way to check it out. I realize that my S8 Plus is probably still a better phone than the 4a but I think I'll keep them both for now.

    Thanks to all who shared their advice.
    It's greatly appreciated!
    That's so awesome! Great choice on the Pixel 4a! Let us know when you get it and how you are liking it!
    08-09-2020 10:11 AM

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