05-19-2017 07:46 AM
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  1. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    -Battery- I am stunned by what Samsung has managed to do with 3500 and 3000 MaH, respectively. IMO, it's on par with what Apple and Google are able to do with optimization. I never thought I would say this about a Samsung phone.

    - Heat- Where are all of the threads about phones getting hot with moderate to heavy use? There aren't any. Excellent Job with keeping these babies cool.

    - Performance- 1 month later, and I'm having very few issues with lag and unresponsiveness. It's still not perfect, as Samsung has a ton of features running on this phone. And it's handling them like a champ.

    - Design- We've heard this one before, but I was out today getting coffee and happened to stand behind a family all with S8+ phones (I've already seen tons of these things around town), and I couldn't take my eyes off of their phones, they were so gorgeous everyone was staring including me, even though I had one of my own in my hand!
    05-15-2017 09:38 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Mine never gets hot. Curious to see what it does with the vr, every phone seems to get hot using it with the vr.
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    05-15-2017 09:41 PM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    On the 19th I'll have had mine a month. Only once did I notice any type of heating and it was with a portable power bank. I took it off and haven't seen that again. It is MUCH better than the 7edge I had to settle for after my note 7.
    05-15-2017 09:44 PM
  4. Viscomi4444's Avatar
    I haven't felt one bit if heat. I downloaded a few VR games and didn't feel a thing. Amazed.
    05-15-2017 10:05 PM
  5. theelite1x87's Avatar
    I've used it for VR for long periods. It was warmest phone ever got. But that's all I'd call it. Warm, not hot. Otherwise the device stays cool as a cucumber for everything else.
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    05-15-2017 10:05 PM
  6. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Mine never gets hot. Curious to see what it does with the vr, every phone seems to get hot using it with the vr.
    Mine doesn't get hot with VR. My note 5 would give a warning to shut it down to cool off but this phone just keeps on going.
    Pamela Curry likes this.
    05-15-2017 10:28 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    I've used it for VR for long periods. It was warmest phone ever got. But that's all I'd call it. Warm, not hot. Otherwise the device stays cool as a cucumber for everything else.
    The one time mine got warm it wasn't too too bad. Now, the 7edge I had prior that COOKED
    05-16-2017 04:59 AM
  8. o4liberty's Avatar
    It's a beautiful device all around with two stupid features one is Bixby with dedicated key that can't be changed the other is the stupid location of the fingerprint sensor. The price of theses devices is hurting smartphone sales IMO
    05-16-2017 05:20 AM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    Last I heard they surpassed the s7 and S7Edge sales
    05-16-2017 06:19 AM
  10. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    It's a beautiful device all around with two stupid features one is Bixby with dedicated key that can't be changed the other is the stupid location of the fingerprint sensor. The price of theses devices is hurting smartphone sales IMO
    I like the FPS location, IMO when the note 8 gets the under glass one it will be a downgrade, I think its going to take longer to unlock the phone then it does now, we will have to see how it turns out. As far as price, they are going to keep going up untill people stop paying it. Apple has hit the $1,000 mark and I think the note 8 is going to hit the $1,000 mark if the rumor spec list is correct, bigger, double memory, 6 GB RAM, and the fact the note series is generally always higher priced then the S8, which the plus hit $840. Not far fetched to see the note 8 to be $160 or more higher with those specs.
    05-16-2017 06:24 AM
  11. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    OK, Bixby isn't ready for prime time, BUT I can see it becoming useful once it really gets its running legs. I use Cortana (as a carry over from when I was on Windows Phones), and Bixby is way behind, but I think it has the potential to become as useful. For me, in my one car with Ford Sync, Cortana integrates really well with it. I'm anxious to see how they get Bixby working to compete with all of the other personal assistants. I won't harp on it just yet.
    05-16-2017 06:33 AM
  12. mundo472's Avatar
    The battery life on my s8 has exceeded that on my S7e.
    Smaller ( narrower =easier grip, large hands or small) form than the outstanding s7e and with a larger screen.
    Glossy black so much nicer than the black from the s7
    Unlocking, whether using fingerprint or iris, is faster than unlocking the s7
    S7e used too get warm sometimes (not terrible). S8 seems to have air conditioning.
    05-16-2017 07:34 AM
  13. RaRa85's Avatar
    The only challenge now is to make a beautiful phone that's not slippery. I hate cases and a lot of skins don't provide any more texture than the metal or glass the phones are made out of. I want to get a gorgeous phone to enjoy it not hide it. Other than that I love everything about the S8 and 8+(oh, except the fps location). I'm still using the LG V20 which I think I'll end up keeping but next fall I will most likely be headed towards the Galaxy S9 for the smaller size and I'll keep my V20 in my limited collection.
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    05-16-2017 07:49 AM
  14. erasat's Avatar
    The only challenge now is to make a beautiful phone that's not slippery. I hate cases and a lot of skins don't provide any more texture than the metal or glass the phones are made out of. I want to get a gorgeous phone to enjoy it not hide it. Other than that I love everything about the S8 and 8+(oh, except the fps location). I'm still using the LG V20 which I think I'll end up keeping but next fall I will most likely be headed towards the Galaxy S9 for the smaller size and I'll keep my V20 in my limited collection.
    I hear you and I think the same, I've always loved to show my beautiful devices, and with the S8/S8+ is a must.

    So even when I bought the usual Ringke (Sometimes Spigen) TPU Clear cases I also bought the Samsung OEM Clear protective Case, and man, I think I found on this one the perfect combination of low profile, protection (at least from scratches) and form, to me it just enhances the phone's in hand feeling and gorgeous look, now they come in colors so for my Orchid Grey, with the cover it just have this permanent blueish tint that I just love, in pictures it looks kind of purple but in person it looks a lot more blue.

    I know this is not a cover thread, but just in case you are interested, here are the links:

    S8+ - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Clear-Protective-Orchid/dp/B06XJ47DF7/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1494943274&sr=8-7&keywords=samsung+clear+protective+galaxy+s8
    S8 - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Clear-Protective-Orchid/dp/B06XJ9QLKZ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1494943316&sr=8-5&keywords=samsung+clear+protective+galaxy+s8
    05-16-2017 09:03 AM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    Battery life is better than my GS6 or GS7. My GS8 did get a very slightly warm on my portable wireless power bank but only after about 20 minutes. Samsung is progressively incorporating more energy efficient chipsets and displays. I appreciate their being conservative in mitigating the situation with their battery quality control.

    The butt hurt over the fps has been overblown. Getting a case and/or simple muscle memory solves the issue. I agree that its position wasn't the best choice. I am hoping that it will be incorporated into the display in the GS9 and updated along with the remaining biometric access options via a security update.

    I have gotten used to the glass and aluminum unibody design starting with the GS6. While I appreciate the design quality which Samsung has continued to refine. The bezeless curved edges and phablet sized display in a chassis not much larger than the GS7 is great. That being said, I have used a Defender case on all Galaxy devices as no matter how the shatter resistant quality of Gorilla Glass improves that glass still breaks. In addition, this is the first device not on a two contract price and I am doing everything to mitigate damage.

    Samsung tweaked an industry leading smartphone camera, improved water and dust intrusion and reduced the Experience UI skin over Nougat. I love the BT 5.0, iris and facial recognition edge panels (especially Device Management), AOD, wireless fast charging and true multitasking as well as the USB-C connector.
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    05-16-2017 09:04 AM
  16. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I remember before this phone was released everyone was complaining about the battery size lol. People jump to conclusions but that's part of the tech society. Samsung has really done a good job with this phone. I used to change phones every year but I may actually keep this for 2 years until the S9 comes out
    05-16-2017 09:10 AM
  17. jstwondrng's Avatar
    I have to say, compared to my 2 year old S6, my S8 excels in battery life and speed. Text messaging used to clock every time I'd send a message, now it is instantaneous. I'm totally satisfied with my phone.

    J
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    05-16-2017 09:29 AM
  18. krabkakes95's Avatar
    I remember before this phone was released everyone was complaining about the battery size lol. People jump to conclusions but that's part of the tech society. Samsung has really done a good job with this phone. I used to change phones every year but I may actually keep this for 2 years until the S9 comes out
    This couldn't be more true. People seem to forget that sometimes it is easier to optimize the energy use of the hardware and software rather than installing a larger battery.
    05-16-2017 09:31 AM
  19. RaRa85's Avatar
    I hear you and I think the same, I've always loved to show my beautiful devices, and with the S8/S8+ is a must.

    So even when I bought the usual Ringke (Sometimes Spigen) TPU Clear cases I also bought the Samsung OEM Clear protective Case, and man, I think I found on this one the perfect combination of low profile, protection (at least from scratches) and form, to me it just enhances the phone's in hand feeling and gorgeous look, now they come in colors so for my Orchid Grey, with the cover it just have this permanent blueish tint that I just love, in pictures it looks kind of purple but in person it looks a lot more blue.

    I know this is not a cover thread, but just in case you are interested, here are the links:

    S8+ - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Clear-Protective-Orchid/dp/B06XJ47DF7/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1494943274&sr=8-7&keywords=samsung+clear+protective+galaxy+s8
    S8 - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Clear-Protective-Orchid/dp/B06XJ9QLKZ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1494943316&sr=8-5&keywords=samsung+clear+protective+galaxy+s8
    Wow those do look nice!
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    05-16-2017 10:23 AM
  20. erasat's Avatar
    Wow those do look nice!
    Believe me, they look even better in person, those pictures don't do it justice.
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    05-16-2017 10:53 AM
  21. Ziich47's Avatar
    I agree with all your point except for battery. Under normal have battery life is amazing but standby time is very poor
    05-16-2017 11:59 AM
  22. deadbeatles's Avatar
    My S8 only feels a little warm when I pick it up from the wireless charger and it's not fully charged, ie it was in the process of fast charging. It has never felt even slightly warm, even when playing a CPU and cell-transmission intensive game.

    I also have yet to put it on power save mode and the battery life is fine. Not awesome, but fine.
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    05-16-2017 03:56 PM
  23. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I've played with the S8+ for a bit and I really like it.

    I personally think Samsung made a worthy successor to the S7 line with the S8 and I have no doubt that it'll go on to be very successful.

    I only have 2 minor gripes with it. The fingerprint sensor is a little tricky to get used to for the first few tries but if you have big hands like me, it's not too hard to get used to it (although I still think it's a tad too high for those with smaller hands) and the Bixby button doesn't seem to fire up Bixby in a consistent manner. Sometimes it does but sometimes it doesn't.

    Though honestly, I still wished I still had the Note 7 and that it never went up in smoke. I loved that phone a ton. Then again, it's probably for the better since it did bring attention to the volatility of lithium batteries.

    I agree with all your point except for battery. Under normal have battery life is amazing but standby time is very poor
    Have you checked to see if any apps are keeping the device awake?

    Apps that constantly hunt for notifications can keep the device's CPU awake, preventing it from going into a deep sleep state.
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    05-17-2017 11:13 AM
  24. Pamela Curry's Avatar
    Mine never gets hot. Curious to see what it does with the vr, every phone seems to get hot using it with the vr.
    I've used my S8+ for hours in VR, watched movies, played intensive games. No overheating, only feels slightly warm.

    Just for kicks I tried my old S6 edge it overheated and stopped just barely 5 minutes into "Smash Hit" and 20% battery gone. And yes it was HOT.
    05-17-2017 11:50 AM
  25. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    - Accidental touches- Seems all but fixed on the S8. I occasionally launch the camera when I take the phone out of my pockets, but this shouldn't be overlooked either as I have seen many non owners continue to site this as a weakness with curved phones.
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    05-17-2017 12:47 PM
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