06-02-2017 08:14 PM
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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Ok - maybe I'm a LITTLE early posting this. But for those of you that are waiting on your pre-order, or plan to pick one up real soon... let's share our first impressions of the S8 / S8+ right here!

    If you don't have it yet, what were your first impressions when you first laid eyes on it? Good, bad, indifferent?
    VW Maverick, LineKill and ojjunio like this.
    04-18-2017 11:42 AM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    So far so good. Let's see how setup ends up.
    ol_jackburton and ojjunio like this.
    04-18-2017 12:27 PM
  3. Aegius's Avatar
    Any issue with a red tint to the screen? Seems to be a huge complaint in Korea.
    04-18-2017 12:30 PM
  4. elter's Avatar
    No red tint issue, VZW version. Iris scanner is amazing, super fast, in most cases won't even show the guide. One thing is strange, though. WiFi eventually drops the link rate, which is perfectly normal, but it won't renegotiate the link under heavy network load like running speed test. Not sure if's Android 7 thing or S8 specific. I have no such issue on S6 Edge
    Kalkarni00 likes this.
    04-18-2017 04:02 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'd seen a couple photos of the S8/8+ here and there; but when I laid eyes on it from an Android Central Facebook post... Oh my! I'd love a silver S8. Hoping it won't be too big for me. Maybe I'll grab one of those in a year or so. I like trying out different manufacturers; and so far I've tried Nexus, LG, and Honor. I'd love to add another manufacturer in the mix - and now that Samsung has dropped that home button, the S8 is looking even more tempting.
    EMGSM and Kalkarni00 like this.
    04-18-2017 05:22 PM
  6. gendo667's Avatar
    I was pretty sure from the leaks, but after seeing it at Best Buy, I was sold. Great feel. Build quality is great. I don't care about the fingerprint scanner, I never use it anyway. I've been an LG guy for some time. Looking forward to something else. I was gonna wait for the Pixel but after seeing it in person, I couldn't resist.
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    04-18-2017 06:46 PM
  7. jdmteg99's Avatar
    No red tint issue, VZW version. Iris scanner is amazing, super fast, in most cases won't even show the guide. One thing is strange, though. WiFi eventually drops the link rate, which is perfectly normal, but it won't renegotiate the link under heavy network load like running speed test. Not sure if's Android 7 thing or S8 specific. I have no such issue on S6 Edge
    Did they put a Verizon logo on the back? What about changing the settings menu compared to other carriers? Does the 4G band go dark when connected to Wifi?
    jakebake likes this.
    04-18-2017 06:56 PM
  8. EMGSM's Avatar
    No red tint issue, VZW version. Iris scanner is amazing, super fast, in most cases won't even show the guide. One thing is strange, though. WiFi eventually drops the link rate, which is perfectly normal, but it won't renegotiate the link under heavy network load like running speed test. Not sure if's Android 7 thing or S8 specific. I have no such issue on S6 Edge
    Good info to take note of. Thanks.
    04-18-2017 07:24 PM
  9. wcupk's Avatar
    no verizon logo on the back
    04-18-2017 07:30 PM
  10. snowboarders's Avatar
    what kind of futures did verizon remove from samsung S8?
    04-18-2017 08:10 PM
  11. wcupk's Avatar
    samsung cloud
    04-18-2017 08:13 PM
  12. snowboarders's Avatar
    samsung cloud

    any thing else?
    Kalkarni00 likes this.
    04-18-2017 08:15 PM
  13. thurask's Avatar
    I ended up replacing most of the Samsung stuff with alternatives, usually the equivalent Google app. Too used to them from past devices.
    04-18-2017 08:16 PM
  14. elter's Avatar
    Did they put a Verizon logo on the back? What about changing the settings menu compared to other carriers? Does the 4G band go dark when connected to Wifi?

    No Verizon logo on the back, don't worry about this. 4G band does not go dark with wifi connected. VZW enabled "Advanced calling" features by default, so 4G always stays on in my understanding, 3G or 1x radio stays off.
    04-18-2017 08:30 PM
  15. elter's Avatar
    Good info to take note of. Thanks.
    After monitoring it for a little while, it looks like it does go up but not when you expect it to go up. Most likely OS related global change in handling of wifi.

    I noticed it only because I have 150/150 Internet and it to utilize it it to its full capacity I need link rate > 300 Mb/s at all times.
    04-18-2017 08:40 PM
  16. sd13's Avatar
    How's the lag using chrome browser this year? Chrome was unusable on the s7 last year.
    04-18-2017 08:45 PM
  17. jdmteg99's Avatar
    No Verizon logo on the back, don't worry about this. 4G band does not go dark with wifi connected. VZW enabled "Advanced calling" features by default, so 4G always stays on in my understanding, 3G or 1x radio stays off.
    My concern is the stand by battery life. The Note 5 had this issue and caused the battery to drain at like 1 to 2 percent an hour. The two Note 7s I had did not have this problem nor does my old Note 3 I'm currently using.

    This is what I'm referring to. https://imgur.com/ZRbyAFs
    vecharo likes this.
    04-18-2017 09:01 PM
  18. swarlos's Avatar
    I noticed on every single S8 and S8+ I played with that when in the settings or anywhere that had a white screen there was this pink hue on both edges of the screen. Anyone notice this on their units?
    ladyc0524 and curryb15 like this.
    04-18-2017 09:07 PM
  19. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    04-18-2017 11:43 PM
  20. Ventura726's Avatar
    After just over 24 hours with the phone, my first impression is that it's an amazing device. Everything is working well so far. I'm amazed at how fast the iris scanner is compared to the Note 7. I hardly use the FPS now.
    04-19-2017 12:59 AM
  21. jma78b's Avatar
    I like to sneakily look at my phone when I've just woken up without waking hubby. Is this now going to be impossible with iris scanner/fingerprintscanner? I'll probably have to use the old faithful no security settings.
    04-19-2017 09:02 AM
  22. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    I like to sneakily look at my phone when I've just woken up without waking hubby. Is this now going to be impossible with iris scanner/fingerprintscanner? I'll probably have to use the old faithful no security settings.
    how did you look at / unlock your old phone
    04-19-2017 09:08 AM
  23. ClintRo's Avatar
    Great Thread, Can't wait to get mine!!
    blaine07 and rugby_polonauti like this.
    04-19-2017 11:01 AM
  24. hparsons's Avatar
    I like to sneakily look at my phone when I've just woken up without waking hubby. Is this now going to be impossible with iris scanner/fingerprintscanner? I'll probably have to use the old faithful no security settings.
    Use the "Smart Lock" and "Trusted Locations" so it's not locked at your house, but it other places.
    jma78b, Kalnel, HMBgal and 2 others like this.
    04-19-2017 11:30 AM
  25. katmandoo122's Avatar
    Phone is great so far - the one thing that really surprises me is how effective the iris scanner is. It's truly great. When I set it up a couple hours ago, I was super pissed because my security was being bypassed and the phone unlocking when I woke it...turns out it was just scanning my irises so fast I didn't notice.

    If you're walking or in a car, it takes a couple seconds...otherwise, it's nearly instantaneous.

    So far, I've only used my FPS for LastPass logging in, although with sunglasses I will have to use the FPS.
    burrzoo and Morty2264 like this.
    04-19-2017 12:03 PM
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