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  1. Liquid_Chaos87's Avatar
    The S8+ is amazing. The screen looks so clean with it being all black and no home screen button anymore. The O. Gray is a beautiful color. I spent all of last night setting up the phone to my liking. I stayed up too late last night playing with it. I have just set up Bixby, but have't had any time to mess around with it. Is anyone else happy with Bixby?
    04-21-2017 11:14 AM
  2. -Myk-'s Avatar
    I sent back my G6 and got the S8+.

    Things I don't like or would change about the S8+

    1. Headphone Jack should be on the top.

    2. I would get rid of the Bixby button

    3. Finger Print Reader: the LG Got it perfect. Round button on the back below the camera. Samsung should of done the same with theirs.

    4. I like being able to double tap anywhere on the screen of the G6 to wake it.

    Other than those 4 non-deal breakers I am very happy and will be keeping my S8+
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    04-21-2017 12:51 PM
  3. Liquid_Chaos87's Avatar
    Also- has anyone had any issues with mobile push notifications in some apps?? I'm having issues with Discord. Worked fine on my S7E, but the S8+ is not giving me any notifications. I've made sure mobile push notifications were on on the app itself and in the phone settings, even set it to priority. Everything in the app store is up to date as well. My moto 360 is paired with the phone and even that isn't giving me any notifications from discord. Any suggestions?
    04-21-2017 12:53 PM
  4. EMGSM'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.
    Samsung said that there would be some improvements and I guess it's true. In my experience, I found the iris scanner, fps, and facial recognition to be pretty fast.
    04-21-2017 01:20 PM
  5. gendo667's Avatar
    Just got done setting up my GS8. Can't really find a flaw. Thrilled with the device.
    04-21-2017 01:30 PM
  6. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I really like the phone (S8+) and it is a good upgrade from prior Samsung phones. If nothing else, the speed of the phone blows away prior Sammys. There is little to no lag and everything is very snappy.

    There is one thing that is driving me nuts, however, and that is how choppy scrolling is on the phone. No matter what app I am using, when I scroll vertically everything on the screen is very jittery. Is anyone else seeing this?

    Otherwise, it is hard to find problems with the phone. The battery life is not as good as my Mate 9, but few phones can match the 9 (and its huge battery). So far, so good.
    04-21-2017 02:20 PM
  7. helmutk'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
    I noticed on my S8+ I have to press the Home key much harder when waking the phone than when the phone is on. I do not have a screen protector. But yes, it is possible the screen protector is messing with the screen sensitivity.
    I assume you tried powering the phone on and off to try to fix the freezing issues? I haven't seem any freezing of apps on my phone yet.
    04-21-2017 02:31 PM
  8. freddyttt's Avatar
    I really like the phone (S8+) and it is a good upgrade from prior Samsung phones. If nothing else, the speed of the phone blows away prior Sammys. There is little to no lag and everything is very snappy.

    There is one thing that is driving me nuts, however, and that is how choppy scrolling is on the phone. No matter what app I am using, when I scroll vertically everything on the screen is very jittery. Is anyone else seeing this?

    Otherwise, it is hard to find problems with the phone. The battery life is not as good as my Mate 9, but few phones can match the 9 (and its huge battery). So far, so good.


    how would you compare it to the mate 9.... thanks-
    04-21-2017 03:05 PM
  9. dlee1001's Avatar
    This is my first full day of using my Galaxy S8+ on Verizon, and I must say that I'm quite impressed. I came from an LG G4, which was okay in terms of performance, but it had horrible battery life and it would do dumb things like the screen turning on by itself and having a mind of its own, scrolls registering as taps, and Bluetooth deciding not to work at times until rebooting the phone.

    I'm impressed with how fast the S8+ is, and I'm loving the AOD. It's feels good in the hands too. My first impressions on battery life are excellent, probably the best I've seen in any smartphone I've used:

    S8 / S8+ First Impressions Thread-screenshot_20170421-162117.jpgS8 / S8+ First Impressions Thread-screenshot_20170421-162126.jpgS8 / S8+ First Impressions Thread-screenshot_20170421-162207.jpg

    This is after streaming several long videos (~45 minutes), some YouTube, Facebook, and web browsing, as well as a couple short phone calls. Full HD and 30% brightness.

    So far, my only negative about the phone is how easily you can muffle the sound by covering the speaker. Other than that, this phone is a beast!
    04-21-2017 03:38 PM
  10. Gdwheel's Avatar
    how would you compare it to the mate 9.... thanks-
    Both are excellent phones, but also very different. I have used about every phone out there and really settled on the Mate 9. It is a great phone. It is large and will turn some people off because of its size, but it is a beast. It is extremely fast, has excellent performance and gets great battery life. It does not have all of the bells and whistles of the S8 and S8+ and the screen and camera are not up to the Samsung standards (although both are very good on the Mate 9), but it is very strong.
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    04-21-2017 04:00 PM
  11. Byoung23's Avatar
    I felt the same way about the swipe to get to the iris scan, didn't even occur to me to check if I could disable that! I would have found it sooner or later as I'm obviously still exploring, but thanks for piquing my interest. Now one of the two VERY minor gripes I had is eliminated.
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    04-21-2017 08:41 PM
  12. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I purchased the orchid gray S8+ today on Verizon and I must say, it has greatly exceeded my expectations. The FPS location isn't all that terrible; the facial recognition is really fast; and I see Samsung refined the iris scanner from the Note 7. It's no longer slow nor do I have to swipe up on the screen to get it to work!
    04-21-2017 09:01 PM
  13. cardboard60's Avatar
    I was on at&t.
    Changed to S8+ today for myself.
    It don't have any Verizon logo on back.
    It is a model 955u
    Made in Vietnam on 4-5-2017
    64gb phone.

    Traded in my note 5 , got 396.00 on the program.
    Traded in a S6 for the 2nd line. Got another 396.00.
    Made me go on a 24 month payment plan.
    I'm a happy camper.
    04-21-2017 09:03 PM
  14. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Ok. I have the S8. Orchid Gray. Beautiful color BTW. The phone looks great at just about any angle. It's thin and light and to quote Flossy Carter, feels good in the hand...ladies you know the procedures 😁 For the first time EVER Samsung's stock launcher is...just fine. It works. I'm usually a Nova launcher man but the new Sammy minimalism approach is quite capable.

    The camera is GREAT, the screen is GREAT, excellent sharpness and clarity and the curved edges are subtle.

    The speed and overall snappiness are notable. It's smooth and fast and feels like what iPhone's always feel like, a device that just WORKS.

    SO FAR battery life has looked really good, however I am not a power gig in general and I never really was a big fan of the AOD and other power sipping features.

    Overall this is an excellent phone top to bottom. The fingerprint sensor placement is not good but the sensor itself works just fine. The biometrics can be a little quirky but they are welcome features. By and large Samsung got it right. It's an almost future proof phone that should get better with time.
    04-22-2017 03:47 AM
  15. cardboard60's Avatar
    I got our phones setup so when the phones are off.
    We put our index finger on the back of the fingerprint sensor.
    The phone unlocks and comes on at the same time.

    It's fast.
    I was looking at a pixel for me.
    But with the wife on the Samsung, decided to just stay with it.
    04-22-2017 07:30 AM
  16. mhettrich's Avatar
    A little late to the party here, but the S8+ may well be the best phone I've ever used. I love it so far. The only thing I'm still trying to get used to is the location of the fingerprint scanner, but I'm starting to adjust and putting a case on really helped.
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    04-22-2017 07:44 AM
  17. ChromeShark's Avatar
    Upgraded from Nexus 6 to S8+, despite the bigger screen the phone feels much smaller and easier to hold. At first I thought I'd been sent the regular S8 by mistake

    Night and day difference in performance. I forget I have games running in the background because there's no lag whatsoever. Battery is way better than the Nexus, easily lasts the day.

    Not getting on with the biosecurity, gone back to pattern unlock which is just fine by me.

    Samsung UX is actually pretty nice for the most part. Only thing I miss from the Nexus is lock screen widgets which let me stick my favourite clock there.

    Noticed a few weird software quirks that will take a while to get used to, like how you can't​ switch from silent to vibrate using the volume rocker. Bixby button is a pain, wish I could remap it.

    Overall I still feel that Nexus/Pixel software edges it but Samsung could improve with updates. The small annoyances don't detract from the brilliant hardware, which feels years ahead of any other device I've tried.
    04-22-2017 07:57 AM
  18. amyf27's Avatar
    I was on at&t.
    Changed to S8+ today for myself.
    It don't have any Verizon logo on back.
    It is a model 955u
    Made in Vietnam on 4-5-2017
    64gb phone.

    Traded in my note 5 , got 396.00 on the program.
    Traded in a S6 for the 2nd line. Got another 396.00.
    Made me go on a 24 month payment plan.
    I'm a happy camper.
    Wish I'd get that much that's a great trade in. Assuming it's your carriers trade in special for going to the S8 lineup
    04-22-2017 08:10 AM
  19. jamezr's Avatar
    I am so impressed by this phone. More than I thought I would be. It is so feature and design rich. Samsung has a real winner in the S8+. The battery has been impressive as I am getting right around 6 hours SOT and have 20% battery left at the end of my day so can't complain there! The phone is very responsive with no lag at all....Samsung has really improved the whole user experience except for that dang FPS.

    Most of you can remember how I have not been a fan of the curved displays. But on the S8+ i really don't notice it at all. I have not had any false touches so far.

    If there was 2 things I could change on the S8+ .....
    I would move the FPS to below the camera and make it round and make the phone just a little bit wider...but not by much.
    Taking a little 4x4 trip to the mountains later so will take some pics.....
    04-22-2017 09:15 AM
  20. kav48382's Avatar
    I got my S8+ in the Verizon store yesterday. Everything was perfect. The only thing I've noticed was the display problem on S8 and S8+. The models on display stand. Two weeks ago when I came first time to see them they were fine but yesterday the displays on both were with some artifacts (slightly burned/over-colored area) where probably static image was displayed. It looks like visible browned square at the left upper corner that takes about 40% of the screen. Later I've seen the image that could produce that result. Have anybody seen this in a store? I have attached two images of S8 and S8+ with this problem but it hard to see on the images and very annoying on phones.
    S8 / S8+ First Impressions Thread-0421171009_hdr_.jpgS8 / S8+ First Impressions Thread-0421171009a_.jpg
    04-22-2017 09:34 AM
  21. EMGSM's Avatar
    I am so impressed by this phone. More than I thought I would be. It is so feature and design rich. Samsung has a real winner in the S8+. The battery has been impressive as I am getting right around 6 hours SOT and have 20% battery left at the end of my day so can't complain there! The phone is very responsive with no lag at all....Samsung has really improved the whole user experience except for that dang FPS.

    Most of you can remember how I have not been a fan of the curved displays. But on the S8+ i really don't notice it at all. I have not had any false touches so far.

    If there was 2 things I could change on the S8+ .....
    I would move the FPS to below the camera and make it round and make the phone just a little bit wider...but not by much.
    Taking a little 4x4 trip to the mountains later so will take some pics.....
    Yep you nailed it. Those are my only 2 gripes. Not really a big deal for me though.
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    04-22-2017 10:32 AM
  22. Mark8768's Avatar
    After 2 days update... Just a solid device. A lot like my note 7 and I really love it. Only drawback so far is finding a screen protector that works on an otterbox defender. If anyone has a solution please let me know.

    The phone it's self...rock solid.
    04-22-2017 11:46 AM
  23. sillehrabbitz's Avatar
    GBoard is my go to keyboard that is for sure. First thing I did was switch keyboards!!

    I wasn't going to buy the S8 (I mean I have an S7), but I caved at the last minute. I never switched to Next and I took advantage of pre ordering it at BB the day before to get a lower rate per month. I like it a lot more than my S7 so far. The Orchid grey color is so pretty! I really miss having a white phone though. I wonder why Samsung doesn't make those anymore. The look just feels a lot more cleaner. I like having more screen. It reminds me of how much screen I had back when I had the Samsung Note 4 except it feels so much smaller and not as bulky and bothersome. It was a little weird not having a home button though. Funny thing..I pressed where my home button used to be on my S7 when I woke up half asleep and it turned on my phone. Pretty neat!

    SO far it is a def. WIN in my books.
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    04-22-2017 01:03 PM
  24. m3lover1's Avatar
    Wow...cars come with wireless phone charging now? Do you have a picture of this?
    Yep. Chevy has them in their cars, not sure if all of them though. My uncle has the Yukon Denali and the center armrest at the front has the wireless charging pad.

    One of my gripes is an old Samsung one, the inability to not select an app for default usage. Main example for my case is browser. I use link bubble a lot, I like browsing Twitter or some other app, and I open links in link bubble to view later. But it doesn't mean I want that as default, as sometimes I do want to click on a link and read it in chrome. But with Samsung, once I click link bubble the first time, it'll make that the default app for handling web links, and now if I want to read a page in an actual browser instead of link bubble I will have to open it in link bubble and click open in browser, an extra step.

    Why not be like the rest and offer to either default it or use that app for this particular time?
    04-22-2017 02:00 PM
  25. HMBgal's Avatar
    Upgraded from VZ S6E to S8 and love this phone. Unicorn Beetle case fits well.

    Only major issue thus far is that my AW 2.0 watch won't connect properly. It keeps seeming to pair, but AW constantly says "Trying to Connect", and the notifications to the watch are very inconsistent. Something's very wrong with that. I do not know if this is a S8 thing or a general Nougat thing, because I came from the S6E and that was Marshmallow (and worked fine right to the point I shut it down).

    Otherwise, it's absolutely a beautiful phone and a definite keeper!

    -AJ
    My Gear s2 classic wouldn't connect either. I had to do a factory reset on my watch, which didn't make me too happy, but it connected immediately after that.
    04-22-2017 03:13 PM
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