1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Are you planning on getting one? Sound off below .
    08-09-2017 02:12 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    I have the S8, can't justify another phone so soon :-(.
    Maybe I'll be patient next year and wait for the S9 active...
    08-09-2017 02:15 PM
  3. Toes Up's Avatar
    Yes, as soon as they offer a VZW compatible version.
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    08-09-2017 02:25 PM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    I would have if it was Dual SIM and factory unlocked.
    08-09-2017 03:43 PM
  5. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    Planning on getting one here also. I was already going to switch to Att from Verizon. Once I heard the active was coming I decided to wait until Friday to switch. I hope the stores have one in stock for me to grab. Looking forward to it. Had the S8 twice but didn't like the curved screen. This is perfect for me. Looking forward to it.
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    08-10-2017 12:17 PM
  6. jimd1050's Avatar
    Planning on getting one here also. I was already going to switch to Att from Verizon. Once I heard the active was coming I decided to wait until Friday to switch. I hope the stores have one in stock for me to grab. Looking forward to it. Had the S8 twice but didn't like the curved screen. This is perfect for me. Looking forward to it.
    I was with Verizon for WELL over 20 years stemming back to when I had to get a cell phone for work. I got DirecTV at home and had been getting more and more dissatisfied with VZW and their... arrogance for lack of a better word. DirecTV (had just been purchased by AT&T) and was offering quite a deal to switch cellular so I finally made the move about two years ago. I've been totally happy ever since. I even switched the house to AT&T Wireless Home from Verizon wired... thrilled with the service and pricing since! All in one bill too!
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    08-10-2017 01:32 PM
  7. dgcorn's Avatar
    I'm planning on getting one to replace my S5 Active. I could order online, but I really want to hold the phone in my hand first, so I'll probably go by the AT&T store this weekend.

    I do dread getting the new phone set up, though. It's always more of a hassle than I'm expecting.
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    08-11-2017 11:56 AM
  8. dgcorn's Avatar
    Got it over lunch. Samsung Smart Switch made it quiet easy to move stuff to the new phone. Will still have to customize settings (like the screen shutting down too darn fast), but so far, so good.

    Put a Body Guard tempered glass screen protector and a Body Guard case on it and I'm good to go.
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    08-11-2017 02:49 PM
  9. jimd1050's Avatar
    Got it over lunch. Samsung Smart Switch made it quiet easy to move stuff to the new phone. Will still have to customize settings (like the screen shutting down too darn fast), but so far, so good.

    Put a Body Guard tempered glass screen protector and a Body Guard case on it and I'm good to go.
    Congratulations... take a couple of days a then please give us a brief review if you could? I think there's a few of us that would REALLY appreciate it!!!
    08-11-2017 03:20 PM
  10. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Got it over lunch. Samsung Smart Switch made it quiet easy to move stuff to the new phone. Will still have to customize settings (like the screen shutting down too darn fast), but so far, so good.

    Put a Body Guard tempered glass screen protector and a Body Guard case on it and I'm good to go.
    Can you post pics of it in the case?
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    08-11-2017 03:51 PM
  11. lcs101's Avatar
    Got it over lunch. Samsung Smart Switch made it quiet easy to move stuff to the new phone. Will still have to customize settings (like the screen shutting down too darn fast), but so far, so good.

    Put a Body Guard tempered glass screen protector and a Body Guard case on it and I'm good to go.
    Isn't part of the reason to get the active to not need a case?
    08-12-2017 03:09 PM
  12. jimd1050's Avatar
    Isn't part of the reason to get the active to not need a case?
    Yes, but I don't take any chances and put mine in one anyway!

    Here's what my S7 Active is in:

    I-Blason Unicorn Beetle Clear

    Galaxy S8 Active - Pre-Order / Order Discussion!-ub_clear.jpg
    08-12-2017 04:42 PM
  13. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Isn't part of the reason to get the active to not need a case?
    Not totally. I mean it's got better durability etc.. but it's still susceptible to scratches and dings.
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    08-12-2017 05:16 PM
  14. lcs101's Avatar
    Not totally. I mean it's got better durability etc.. but it's still susceptible to scratches and dings.
    Fair enough. For me, it just seems like it adds so much bulk to an already bulky phone. If I'm going to get a case, I'd just get the regular S8. But I guess if you really want the flat screen and bigger battery and are okay with the bulk, then go for it. Personally, if I go for the S8 active, it would only be if I thought I could get away without a case with it. Again, just can't imagine having the bulk of it and a case inside my pocket.
    08-12-2017 08:56 PM
  15. jimd1050's Avatar
    Fair enough. For me, it just seems like it adds so much bulk to an already bulky phone. If I'm going to get a case, I'd just get the regular S8. But I guess if you really want the flat screen and bigger battery and are okay with the bulk, then go for it. Personally, if I go for the S8 active, it would only be if I thought I could get away without a case with it. Again, just can't imagine having the bulk of it and a case inside my pocket.
    You do... what you want. We're just answering your question.
    08-12-2017 11:48 PM
  16. dgcorn's Avatar
    I didn't really get the case for protection and it's really not that bulky. I got it because the phone is too slick for me otherwise. I want to grab the phone and not worry about it slipping out of my hand. I did the same with my S5 Active. If I was looking for a phone to take to Starbucks or the Opera, I'd choose the S8 without a case. However, I want something I can take hunting, fishing, cycling, and to the soccer pitch and not have to worry about it getting hurt - for that reason, I choose the Active.
    LonestarROB likes this.
    08-13-2017 03:31 PM
  17. lcs101's Avatar
    You do... what you want. We're just answering your question.
    No need to get defensive. Wasn't trying to tell anybody what to do. I appreciated an answer being provided, and I just thought I'd share my opinion on as well.
    08-13-2017 08:33 PM
  18. lcs101's Avatar
    I didn't really get the case for protection and it's really not that bulky. I got it because the phone is too slick for me otherwise. I want to grab the phone and not worry about it slipping out of my hand. I did the same with my S5 Active. If I was looking for a phone to take to Starbucks or the Opera, I'd choose the S8 without a case. However, I want something I can take hunting, fishing, cycling, and to the soccer pitch and not have to worry about it getting hurt - for that reason, I choose the Active.
    Makes sense.
    08-13-2017 08:34 PM
  19. jimd1050's Avatar
    No need to get defensive. Wasn't trying to tell anybody what to do. I appreciated an answer being provided, and I just thought I'd share my opinion on as well.
    I wasn't getting defensive... I was simply stating a fact Ics! That's the trouble with typing... there's no way to hear, see or feel the attitude or emotion that's going into a statement or sentence.
    08-14-2017 12:15 AM
  20. lcs101's Avatar
    I wasn't getting defensive... I was simply stating a fact Ics! That's the trouble with typing... there's no way to hear, see or feel the attitude or emotion that's going into a statement or sentence.
    Interpreting tone can certainly be an issue. My apologies. Clearly I read your post as being defensive when it was not your intent.
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    08-14-2017 12:13 PM
  21. jimd1050's Avatar
    Interpreting tone can certainly be an issue. My apologies. Clearly I read your post as being defensive when it was not your intent.
    No need to apologize. I use the case I showed the picture of, above on my S7 Active and I slide it comfortably into my front pants pocket, screen in and I don't find it bulky at all. I, being 67 and having arthritic fingers, have dropped the phone probably five or six times since I got it. A couple of those drops have been the type where the phone has landed on one corner and then cartwheeled for several revolutions and made me think "Crap, that's it - I'm done for" but then I've picked it up and it's been fine both times. Now whether that's the case or the "Active", I couldn't tell you. I just don't think a standard S8 will survive that kind of abuse no matter what case you put it in... that's my advice!
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    08-14-2017 12:34 PM
  22. jimd1050's Avatar
    ...and BTW, iBlasson is finally listing the case for the S8 Active on their website! I just spotted it a few minutes ago - here's the kink for anyone interested:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=ySO9mvwa

    I'll also post it in the "S8 Active Cases" thread, bet we were talking about it here so I dropped the link just in case Ics!
    08-14-2017 05:33 PM
  23. pounder001's Avatar
    Ordered off of the Samsung website on Saturday and it is shipping today via Fed-X 2 day
    jimd1050 likes this.
    08-28-2017 12:00 PM

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