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  1. tasha_c's Avatar
    Pretty much in love with this phone. Just went for a walk in the rain and it was great to use the phone while outside and not have to worry about rain falling on it.

    A couple caveats, which may just be my phone:

    1) the home "button" isn't turning on the phone. Yesterday, it worked perfectly, but a couple hours ago, I noticed that when pressing down on the area, it's not doing anything & I now have to use the power button to turn on the screen. Not sure if the screen protector has anything to do with it, but just seems weird that it's no longer working

    2) freezing while using certain apps eg. Facebook, the Score, Messenger and chrome
    04-20-2017 03:29 PM
  2. thehoz's Avatar
    Anyone with Orchid Gray....did your box say "Gray" or "Orchid Gray"? Mine said Gray and it seems like a dark gray, no violet. May be just the light but the box wording has me paranoid.
    04-20-2017 03:52 PM
  3. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Pretty much in love with this phone. Just went for a walk in the rain and it was great to use the phone while outside and not have to worry about rain falling on it.

    A couple caveats, which may just be my phone:

    1) the home "button" isn't turning on the phone. Yesterday, it worked perfectly, but a couple hours ago, I noticed that when pressing down on the area, it's not doing anything & I now have to use the power button to turn on the screen. Not sure if the screen protector has anything to do with it, but just seems weird that it's no longer working
    Try increasing the sensitivity of the Home Button in settings. I had somewhat the same issue last night but by doing this it worked for me
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    04-20-2017 04:07 PM
  4. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Anyone with Orchid Gray....did your box say "Gray" or "Orchid Gray"? Mine said Gray and it seems like a dark gray, no violet. May be just the light but the box wording has me paranoid.
    The box definitely says Orchid Gray and the phone has the subtle tint on the metal.
    thehoz likes this.
    04-20-2017 04:25 PM
  5. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Anyone with Orchid Gray....did your box say "Gray" or "Orchid Gray"? Mine said Gray and it seems like a dark gray, no violet. May be just the light but the box wording has me paranoid.
    I just checked my box and it does indeed say Orchid Grey.
    04-20-2017 04:42 PM
  6. Mark8768's Avatar
    Received my phone after lunch... set up and switched by 2 EST. It's really early but the size is almost perfect.

    I am having a few issues with the screen protector I put on but hoping it settles down after 24 hrs when it seasons.

    I am not sure if it's the screen protector but screen sensitivity is a bit off compared to the S7 Edge.

    Using facial recognition which works really as does the iris scanner.Not even messing with the finger print scanner.

    So far and it's early I do love this phone ... It's an upgrade on the S7 edge and S7 ( I had both) kind of picks off where my note 7 was before everything went south.

    Will update after 48 hrs or so of use.
    04-20-2017 04:47 PM
  7. Connieb62's Avatar
    Mine says Gray.
    04-20-2017 04:57 PM
  8. Connieb62's Avatar
    Mine says Gray, but I have hint of lavender in right light.
    thehoz likes this.
    04-20-2017 04:59 PM
  9. Connieb62's Avatar
    Maybe the different carriers have boxes labeled differently mine is AT&T and says Gray
    thehoz likes this.
    04-20-2017 04:59 PM
  10. amyf27's Avatar
    Do you like it? Is it heavy?
    It is heavy but it works great and is very convenient
    04-20-2017 05:07 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    It took me a while to get everything set up. This phone is awesome. Every thing is smooth. No red tinting, no lag. I went with the S8 and I have absolutely no "REGERTS"

    S8 / S8+ First Impressions Thread-milky-way-bar-no-regerts-sorry-.jpg
    amyf27, chazglenn3, jma78b and 1 others like this.
    04-20-2017 05:17 PM
  12. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Try increasing the sensitivity of the Home Button in settings. I had somewhat the same issue last night but by doing this it worked for me
    I just looked for this after seeing this post and can't find where you could change this. Care to enlighten everyone?
    Nevermind...found it on the same screen as the button layouts.
    04-20-2017 05:22 PM
  13. omgitselaine's Avatar
    I just looked for this after seeing this post and can't find where you could change this. Care to enlighten everyone?
    Nevermind...found it on the same screen as the button layouts.
    Settings , Display and scroll down to Navigation Bar. Adjust the Home Button sensitivity
    See below
    tasha_c, GibMcFragger and nuangel2 like this.
    04-20-2017 05:27 PM
  14. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    It's here and it's amazing. Very smooth setting up and quick! Love it so far.
    04-20-2017 05:38 PM
  15. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    I just checked my box and it does indeed say Orchid Grey.
    Mine says grey...That's crazy
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    04-20-2017 05:42 PM
  16. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Really liking this phone, reminds me how much I liked my Note 7 for the short time I had it.

    -very responsive and fast
    -facial recognition works great
    -like others have mentioned the finger print scanner isn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be
    -Nova is working great on it, nice that you can back up settings and import it to the new phone which saves a lot of set up time.
    -Bixby vision is pretty cool, will have to wait for the updates later this Spring to see how good the actual voice commands work
    -phone feels great in the hand although I wish it was a little wider like the Note 7
    -pictures from the camera look great
    -Mine had a slight red tint to it, just go to setting>display>screen mode> have Adaptive display selected and then tap color balance to adjust. I slid the red color slider down almost all the way to make the white bright and crisp. Web pages and photos look just fine after making the adjustment. A friend thought theirs was fine until I set mine next to their phone after making the adjustment and our display brightness levels were the same and neither phone had a screen protector.

    All in all very happy with the phone.
    04-20-2017 05:44 PM
  17. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    It's Orchid Grey even if it says grey on the box.
    04-20-2017 05:45 PM
  18. keld's Avatar
    I like this phone but I hate the finger print sensor in the back. Too hard to get a valid finger print. Iris works generally well and really fast but many times it didn't work. They should have waited until finger print sensors can be embedded in the screen instead of moving it in the back.
    04-20-2017 05:50 PM
  19. wallstreet123456's Avatar
    I am looking to setup my S8 should i put my sd card in that has all my photos before it turn it on or after it has been setup?

    Thanks
    04-20-2017 06:10 PM
  20. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I am looking to setup my S8 should i put my sd card in that has all my photos before it turn it on or after it has been setup?

    Thanks
    Both should work fine. However, I did put my SD card in before I turned it on. Worked fine.
    04-20-2017 06:43 PM
  21. T48's Avatar
    I like this phone but I hate the finger print sensor in the back. Too hard to get a valid finger print. Iris works generally well and really fast but many times it didn't work. They should have waited until finger print sensors can be embedded in the screen instead of moving it in the back.
    Just saw a leak today about iPhone 8 & they are moving the fps to the back of phone as they cannot get the under screen sensor to work properly. Granted it was a leak or rumor, but this may be something that is not truly ready for mass market until next year.
    04-20-2017 07:16 PM
  22. ctk4949's Avatar
    I do NOT like that Samsung removed the long press on the icon to bring up the sub menu. Like it was on my Pixel XL.
    04-20-2017 07:35 PM
  23. gendo667's Avatar
    I do NOT like that Samsung removed the long press on the icon to bring up the sub menu. Like it was on my Pixel XL.
    Launcher? Nova and Action do it.
    04-20-2017 07:37 PM
  24. amyf27's Avatar
    It took me a while to get everything set up. This phone is awesome. Every thing is smooth. No red tinting, no lag. I went with the S8 and I have absolutely no "REGERTS"

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    04-20-2017 07:48 PM
  25. KupKrazy's Avatar
    The iris scanner is so much faster than the Note7 and now I use that instead of the FPS sometimes depending on where my fingers are. I love the iris face masks because it doesn't make me look like a moron having my eyes reflected back at me. Also, I don't have a problem with the FPS even though I hold it on my left hand. The pulling down and up of the notification bar is also great.

    So far, this phone has been all positives no negatives yet.
    amyf27 likes this.
    04-20-2017 08:01 PM
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