11-03-2017 10:24 PM
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  1. tuckertje01's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums, I'm sorry you are disappointed with your new device.
    From the S7 up, they are increasingly complicated devices, they far surpass the earlier models in performance and complexity.
    You have jumped from a VW to a Ferrari, it's a huge learning curve for you, coming from the S5! I never recommend newcomers to Android to buy these phones for this reason.
    I would get someone to help you with the set up and go through the device with you. These are the best phones in the market today, be patient...
    I'm coming from S5 and had no problem setting up and using S8+, it really is not that different as you make it out to be (63 and female)...
    Tim1954 likes this.
    09-07-2017 05:40 AM
  2. Headlandscaper's Avatar
    Welcome.

    What vehicle do you have? There may be an update from the dealer to fix the connection.

    Also, apps never transfer to a new device. They have to be re-downloaded each time. Annoying, but true.

    Mav.
    I wiped my S6 recently and the play store downloaded all my apps for me, I think.
    09-11-2017 08:03 PM
  3. Troy0619's Avatar
    I dont care...its a lot better than all the phones Ive had in the past with minimal bugs which can be easily be solved by watching videos o a forum like this one
    09-13-2017 08:56 PM
  4. robmidi's Avatar
    I just upgraded from s5 and an EXTREMELY.DISAPPOINTED.... 1. Because of the "BLUETOOTH version 5", i cant pair with car stereo.... I hate that no apps are transferred, just data... I hate the screen, pretty much evdrything..

    UNLESS I READ about a complete miracle with the design etc I am going back-to my Galaxy S5
    My wife & I just came from S6 Edge+. Got them at Best Buy. Guy installed and ran Side Sync and it transferred ALL from the old phone to the new, including wallpaper, apps, folders and data. Smoothest upgrade ever for us. Sorry you had a bad experience.
    09-22-2017 01:14 PM
  5. cardboard60's Avatar
    I'm coming from S5 and had no problem setting up and using S8+, it really is not that different as you make it out to be (63 and female)...


    There is nothing wrong with the S8 or the S8+
    The phone has a different operating system than what you have been using.
    You can take your phone to the Dealer you have.
    Verizon, At&T or whom ever and they can help you with you problems that you can't figure out.
    But I would bet,
    There is nothing wrong with the phone.
    I am 67 yrs old and had phones for over 12 yrs.
    The problem lies in your probably flustrated and need help from a person that has been trained in the phone and operating system.

    Good luck with your heart ache.
    09-22-2017 01:33 PM
  6. galaxyfive's Avatar
    the s5 was the worst galaxy phone I had being that it looks and feels cheap, for one, and two, the battery life was horrible and it lagged like crazy. I am loving my S8+ best Galaxy phone I've had a part from the S7 Edge. Besides, the screen on the S8 is a million times better than the S5, but it's all dependent on user preference. If you don't like something, that's fine. No reason to knock down something that pretty much the majority of this forum likes lol

    But, have fun with the S5. I couldn't wait to get rid of mine lol
    I rather liked the S5. Hang onto yours OP. No need to upgrade if it still works. Still very usable today in a pinch.
    09-25-2017 07:59 PM
  7. cardboard60's Avatar
    I rather liked the S5. Hang onto yours OP. No need to upgrade if it still works. Still very usable today in a pinch.
    S5 was a nice phone.
    My wife got mine after I bought the S6 and so on.

    I bought a rubber bumper with metal wrap to go around mine.
    Had a removable battery to top that.

    I think a lot of people thinks a phone is like a piece of jewelery.
    The phones used to be real usable.
    But with everybody not happy with what Samsung produced.
    We lost the removable battery.
    Which a whole lot of people would like to have back today.
    But Samsung has said the day of the removable battery is gone.
    We got a water resistant phone for like 30 minutes with the S6.
    And even better with the S7 & S8
    Samsung was the 1st people I remember to offer a Phone that was no longer a 16 GB phone.
    So you had a 32 GB phone so you could do updates without taking stuff off to do a update.
    Samsung was the 1st people to have a phone with no home button on the screen.
    Three things that Apple has Copied.

    My S5, S7 S7 Note 5 Note 7 and my S8 I have liked.
    09-25-2017 08:14 PM
  8. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I rather liked the S5. Hang onto yours OP. No need to upgrade if it still works. Still very usable today in a pinch.
    I liked it, the only thing I didn't like though is the severe lag especially when text messaging (I would literally have to wait up to a minute for my text to show up as I type it and as it's sending which would take a while, too) and the battery drainage would be far too much compared to how it was on the S7E. It was a good phone except for the lag and the small internal memory which didn't do me any good either. I'm passing mine onto a friend who still uses the s3 and says she can't afford to get a new phone as of yet, so I told her I will give it to her. She will put it to better use than for it having been in a drawer for the past 3+ years.
    09-25-2017 10:46 PM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I liked it, the only thing I didn't like though is the severe lag especially when text messaging (I would literally have to wait up to a minute for my text to show up as I type it and as it's sending which would take a while, too) and the battery drainage would be far too much compared to how it was on the S7E. It was a good phone except for the lag and the small internal memory which didn't do me any good either. I'm passing mine onto a friend who still uses the s3 and says she can't afford to get a new phone as of yet, so I told her I will give it to her. She will put it to better use than for it having been in a drawer for the past 3+ years.
    I also like to give my unused phones to someone in need. That's nice of you and good Karma as well.
    Aquila and Laura Knotek like this.
    09-26-2017 08:11 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    I also like to give my unused phones to someone in need. That's nice of you and good Karma as well.
    I just loaned my 6P to someone whose G6 was failing them after an OTA update. Nice to have extra devices around to be able to help.
    09-26-2017 08:57 PM
  11. amyf27's Avatar
    I just loaned my 6P to someone whose G6 was failing them after an OTA update. Nice to have extra devices around to be able to help.
    Ive heard bad things from people on these forums with the G6.
    10-18-2017 08:54 PM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    Ive heard bad things from people on these forums with the G6.
    Yeah a few people bad luck with that one
    10-18-2017 08:54 PM
  13. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    I just upgraded from s5 and an EXTREMELY.DISAPPOINTED.... 1. Because of the "BLUETOOTH version 5", i cant pair with car stereo.... I hate that no apps are transferred, just data... I hate the screen, pretty much evdrything..

    UNLESS I READ about a complete miracle with the design etc I am going back-to my Galaxy S5
    first, get a car.
    bluetooth 5.0 pairs with any car, as long as it has bluetooth.
    You have to register your phone with you cars system first.
    When I first got my note 8, the first time, it wouldn't pair, the system should ask you do you want to delete a phone, and then ask you to add a phone.
    nephews S8 paired no problem.
    c'mon, you rocking and older system aren't you. No bluetooth, huh?
    11-03-2017 08:07 PM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    Funny !

    When somebody upgrades and don't know how to do something.
    The phone is always the problem.
    11-03-2017 10:24 PM
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