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  1. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I originally thought the same till I saw them both
    I saw them both as well. Easily, the S8+ is the better of the two. Just not enough to make me pay that surcharge, though.
    04-15-2017 08:19 AM
  2. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yes. Just a tad steep and totally ridiculous. No way in my right conscience could I justify that markup for an additional 4/10" more screen and nothing else. If it was my only phone for 12-24 months, I could handle that. But, not on JOD. Total money grab.
    My thoughts exactly. Same phone, just bigger. Besides screen and battery there is no difference. I'll save the $130
    04-15-2017 08:23 AM
  3. skipatrol's Avatar
    Pre ordered 2 s8s (silver for me and grey for my kid) but am definitely having second thoughts. I've been living the unlocked life for a few years and really liking it...low monthly payments, no contract etc. Now questioning if its worth 2 years tied to a carrier or 1500 bucks ($1700 after cases, screen protectors, taxes, activation fees blah blah blah). Ordered because the phone is gorgeous and has everything I want (with the exception of stereo speakers). Always said that I wouldn't do contract thing again and here I am. Still haven't decided what I'm doing yet but now leaning towards canceling... but this phone is so darn nice I'm torn.
    04-16-2017 08:14 AM
  4. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    I don't use AI type stuff often but I am really looking forward to Bixby and all that it can do.

    I am TOTALLY with you. Just opening an app or doing a pre-cursory search with Voice is soooo 2014. I have been WAITING for years to not only tell my phone, "open youtube & podcasts apps" BUT to also be able say, "play, skip to next, go back to last one, search such & such once it opens the app, ETC....

    THAT to me is really the true definition of "hands free usage" and i can't wait to see once Sammy has Bixby go ALL IN ....

    BTC



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    04-16-2017 10:19 AM
  5. EMGSM's Avatar
    Why not right? It's already there
    04-16-2017 10:22 AM
  6. neil74's Avatar
    S8+ pre-ordered in the UK but as an S7E owner I am having second thoughts tbh.

    Controversial thing to say but looking at it in store, whilst the smaller physical bezel/larger screen is impressive at first a part of me actually thinks the S7E is a nicer looking phone. The smaller bezels top and bottom look a little odd to me, maybe I’ll get used to them.

    The bottom bezel is an interesting one and something that nobody seems to have flagged yet is that for every day use with most apps the on screen bezel will remain so you you are not actually gaining the screen, my expectation is that this will pretty much always be there so in a way they have just replaced a physical bezel with a virtual one.

    Some other thoughts:

    - Finger print sensor is just really dumb. I fear I will live with it but never be happy
    - The other unlock methods strike me as being slower e.g. I cannot imagine unlocking using iris scanning when paying with android pay in store. I’d imagine a pin/password would still be quicker in real world use
    - Camera may have some software tweaks but is the same hardware. Dual lens
    - I still have doubts over battery but these look like they are misplaced as early tests seem positive

    I am on the fence over whether to cancel my order or not.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    04-17-2017 09:15 AM
  7. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    I am TOTALLY with you. Just opening an app or doing a pre-cursory search with Voice is soooo 2014. I have been WAITING for years to not only tell my phone, "open youtube & podcasts apps" BUT to also be able say, "play, skip to next, go back to last one, search such & such once it opens the app, ETC....

    THAT to me is really the true definition of "hands free usage" and i can't wait to see once Sammy has Bixby go ALL IN ....

    BTC



    I tend to agree with this, folks are hung up on Bixby being redundant because of GA on there also. I do not see it that way, from what i understand Bixby function is more aimed at you interaction with your phone.

    PS. No second thoughts at all.
    04-17-2017 09:22 AM
  8. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    @neil74

    I'm in the UK too but haven't pre ordered. I'm in no rush to have one of these 8 days early.

    I've played with both variants of the s8 in my local Samsung Experience Store, and although impressed I like you think where Samsung have decided to place the fingerprint scanner is a poor one.

    Like many I tend to agree with the census that it was a last resort due to issues integrating it into the new home button.

    I use the s7 edge and although many say it's the s8+ that is the natural upgrade I would choose the s8. At least with that one I can just about utilise the finger print scanner. It would be just too much of a hindrance on the s8+ for me.

    This said as I've mentioned in previous threads I'm not an early adopter so I'll watch Youtube user unboxings and real end reviews and wait. By that time the Note 8 will be on the scene. Then it's choice time.
    04-17-2017 09:44 AM
  9. Gav508's Avatar
    I still use a perfectly good S6 on Verizon with the old unlimited plan. I was looking forward to upgrade to the S8, until I found that Android 7 Nougat stops FoxFi from working. I do not use much data at all, but because I can no longer use free Hotspot, I will not upgrade, and will not upgrade software on my S6.
    I know it's not the phones fault but everything g good about Android, is getting shut off with software updates. Since I only use Hotspot for less than 2 gb, I refuse to pay $30 for the Hotspot option.
    04-17-2017 11:00 AM
  10. furiousyellow's Avatar
    The only regret I'm having is not pre-ordering sooner or, if they run out of free GearVR bundles before I get mine, then why did I bother pre-ordering at all?
    04-17-2017 11:59 AM
  11. aokusman1's Avatar
    The only regret I'm having is not pre-ordering sooner or, if they run out of free GearVR bundles before I get mine, then why did I bother pre-ordering at all?
    The what difference does it make as long as you have your phone.
    04-17-2017 12:09 PM
  12. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I AM NOW. The Bixby button thing has me steamed...15 day trial period here I come...
    04-17-2017 09:10 PM
  13. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    I finally broke down and pre-ordered my S8+ today. I had second thoughts about not buying it.
    blaine07 and EMGSM like this.
    04-17-2017 10:42 PM
  14. ktr04's Avatar
    I've been using my S8+ all day today...and I think I will be returning it. It's a really nice device and I love e the big screen, but I prefer the feel of my G6 more.
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    04-17-2017 11:00 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    I finally broke down and pre-ordered my S8+ today. I had second thoughts about not buying it.
    Ill be interested to hear from you on when it ships etc. Did you order through a carrier or the samsung site. I preordered from tmobile on 4.5 and myups still shows "ready for ups" and hasnt Been shipped yet
    04-18-2017 04:31 AM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    I've been using my S8+ all day today...and I think I will be returning it. It's a really nice device and I love e the big screen, but I prefer the feel of my G6 more.
    My bet is because of the flat screen?
    04-18-2017 04:32 AM
  17. brau0303's Avatar
    The technology will continue to evolve, that can mean there may be times that some features intended for some user segments will not appeal to other segments. I am not really interested in Bixby and will likely seek to turn off any aspects of it I can simply to free up resources and reduce potential battery drain, am I interested in the S8/S8+. yes, I have a black S8+ pre-ordered. Not really going to worry about it either way.

    Cheers,
    BR
    Rip N7
    04-18-2017 09:12 AM
  18. brau0303's Avatar
    I've been using my S8+ all day today...and I think I will be returning it. It's a really nice device and I love e the big screen, but I prefer the feel of my G6 more.
    if we all wanted the same things, there would likely not be the same innovation we currently see, what ever you decide, enjoy your chosen device

    Cheers,
    BR
    RIP N7
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    04-18-2017 09:20 AM
  19. zipro's Avatar
    I am now that they have apparently killed Google Assistant voice activation. If that's true, I'll cancel.
    04-18-2017 09:36 AM
  20. Kalnel's Avatar
    I'm having some doubts. Last night, I was looking at the specs for the S6 (which I use now) and the S8, and I wonder if it is really enough of an upgrade to merit buying this year. My S6's battery is suddenly dying fast, so I decided to jump anyway.

    But, I've got to say that this is the first phone I've bought in years -- maybe ever -- that doesn't have *something* new that makes it really exciting. I've gone from the Fascinate>S3>S6 to S8, and each phone had some feature that I couldn't wait to try. (With the S6, for example, I was thrilled to get a fingerprint reader that works with LastPass and Samsung Pay.)

    I haven't seen anything on the S8 that has me excited in the same way. (Certainly not "Bixby," when I already have Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri in my life.) I'll give it a week or two, but if I'm not wowed, it's going back. It costs too much to be "just OK."
    zipro likes this.
    04-18-2017 11:19 AM
  21. ClintRo's Avatar
    The problem is that Bixby is not going to be very good in a few weeks. It isn't even done yet.

    I mean it is possible that it will be as good or even better than the other assistants, but it is going to take a while.
    04-18-2017 11:51 AM
  22. psurob55's Avatar
    I went with the S8 instead of the S8+...thought I was going to regret choosing the smaller size, but it feels so good in the hand I think I am going to stick with it instead of returning for the plus.

    Coming from the LG V20, it feels like a feather and is much less cumbersome to use with one hand. I don't think i'll regret it.

    Not to mention, this only needs to hold me over until the Note 8 or the unicorn surface phone releases.
    04-18-2017 11:58 AM
  23. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    I am now that they have apparently killed Google Assistant voice activation. If that's true, I'll cancel.
    I didn't hear that. Source?
    04-18-2017 02:18 PM
  24. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I didn't hear that. Source?
    It's not true.
    04-18-2017 03:42 PM
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