10-10-2017 11:41 PM
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  1. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Any wifi calling with the T-Mobile variant??
    Yeah wifi calling works fine on the unlocked version and T-Mobile. No advanced messaging on the unlocked version if that matters to you.
    TheDonJ77 likes this.
    06-08-2017 12:40 PM
  2. kceb83's Avatar
    I picked up the unlocked version from best buy two days ago. Really liking it so far. Using it on att. Seems snappier than my att one I had. Very little bloat out of the box. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for timely updates but not holding my breath. Overall very pleased with the unlocked version. Getting about 6 hours screen on time and easily lasting all day do battery life seems solid after 2 days.
    pankaj981 likes this.
    06-08-2017 09:15 PM
  3. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I picked up the unlocked version from best buy two days ago. Really liking it so far. Using it on att. Seems snappier than my att one I had. Very little bloat out of the box. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for timely updates but not holding my breath. Overall very pleased with the unlocked version. Getting about 6 hours screen on time and easily lasting all day do battery life seems solid after 2 days.
    Go to settings software update and do a manual check even set to auto it not always timely that way
    06-08-2017 10:22 PM
  4. kceb83's Avatar
    Go to settings software update and do a manual check even set to auto it not always timely that way
    I've been doing it like twice a day haha
    06-08-2017 10:24 PM
  5. rickms80's Avatar
    I've been doing it like twice a day haha
    Notice if you're getting VoLTE or does it roll back to HSPA?
    06-08-2017 11:15 PM
  6. kceb83's Avatar
    Rolls back unfortunately to hspa for calls.
    rickms80 likes this.
    06-09-2017 07:29 AM
  7. y2jdmbfan's Avatar
    Rolls back unfortunately to hspa for calls.
    S8 or S8+?
    06-09-2017 07:44 AM
  8. kceb83's Avatar
    S8+. I live in Indianapolis and noticed I'm now getting the lte + speeds on it which is nice. Getting 100-150mbps download/upload speeds haha!
    06-09-2017 08:22 AM
  9. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Galaxy S8: What's the difference between U.S. unlocked and carrier versions?

    https://www.androidcentral.com/galax...ked-vs-carrier

    Mav.
    06-09-2017 11:17 AM
  10. srgonu's Avatar
    They claim it's because the insurance company they use is carrier based so it takes longer for them to accept unlocked versions.

    I'm really liking the unlocked version alot more than the T-Mobile one but this lack of insurance is an issue. I've never dealt with squaretrade before so I don't know how I feel going that route.
    Square trade is very good and reliable. Me and my friends had very pleasant experience and I recommend.
    06-10-2017 11:15 AM
  11. torbach1's Avatar
    Plus I watched a YouTube review on the S8 and no wireless charging and no IR Blaster. Not that big of a deal but for a device that is right at a $1000 dollars, not one feature should be lacking. I was surprised no wireless charge.
    The S8/+ does have wireless charging regardless of whether it's the generic unlocked one or a carrier variant. It's also closer to $860 than $1,000. But that point is still valid.

    Honestly I love the S8+, but Samsung's UI will always be laggy on occasion. It starts out great, but gets laggy after a while. These days I have to reboot once a day to reduce lag, and do occasional cache clearing.

    I haven't used an Honor 8, but I've used a Huawei Mate 9 (related but not really the same), and it was super snappy and completely lag free.
    DamianP likes this.
    06-10-2017 04:03 PM
  12. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I still have not made a decision on which device I will purchase. I have the S7E now and really like the form factor and how the S8 feels in the hand, it's compact yet still big enough but the extra real estate on the + is also nice. I have to just stop making this an ordeal and PICK ONE!! 🤔🤔
    06-10-2017 04:08 PM
  13. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I still have not made a decision on which device I will purchase. I have the S7E now and really like the form factor and how the S8 feels in the hand, it's compact yet still big enough but the extra real estate on the + is also nice. I have to just stop making this an ordeal and PICK ONE!! 🤔🤔
    For me it came down to the weird stuff I was seeing with the antennas on the unlocked version and updates. Insurance is now a moot point. The other day when I was speed testing the unlocked version and it was bouncing between bands I was getting between 18-30mbps tops. With the T-Mobile version staying consistently on the stronger band of the the 2 I'm seeing incredible speed. I just did this speed test and it makes me believe that T-mobile has tweaked theirs to handle band 12 much more efficiently.

    06-10-2017 04:14 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    For me it came down to the weird stuff I was seeing with the antennas on the unlocked version and updates. Insurance is now a moot point. The other day when I was speed testing the unlocked version and it was bouncing between bands I was getting between 18-30mbps tops. With the T-Mobile version staying consistently on the stronger band of the the 2 I'm seeing incredible speed. I just did this speed test and it makes me believe that T-mobile has tweaked theirs to handle band 12 much more efficiently.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...39dcc2ef5a.jpg
    You're sure that's band 12 ? I doubt if since band 12 usually doesn't hit those speeds.
    06-10-2017 04:21 PM
  15. TylerLV76's Avatar
    You're sure that's band 12 ? I doubt if since band 12 usually doesn't hit those speeds.
    It's on band 4 right now. The problem was the unlocked wouldn't consistently hold band 4 so it would bounce to band 12. Then band 4 would kick back in and dump after a few and start the whole thing all over again.

    Now maybe something was wrong with my specific device but I wasn't willing to get another and try it. I've never seen any of my other phones act this way including unlocked ones so it could have been a bum device.
    06-10-2017 04:30 PM
  16. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I'm thinking S8 since I clearly prefer the form factor I have now and will probably just grab it from T-Mo. See no dire need to go unlocked since usually T-Mo is pretty slim on carrier bloat.
    06-10-2017 04:51 PM
  17. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I'm thinking S8 since I clearly prefer the form factor I have now and will probably just grab it from T-Mo. See no dire need to go unlocked since usually T-Mo is pretty slim on carrier bloat.
    They are pretty low on bloat but you can also disable it in package disabler which I totally forgot you could do.
    06-10-2017 05:07 PM
  18. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    They are pretty low on bloat but you can also disable it in package disabler which I totally forgot you could do.
    Yeah have that set up on my S7E and really helped out alot.
    06-10-2017 05:11 PM
  19. TylerLV76's Avatar
    The unlocked S8 and S8+ are 100 off at Best Buy this week. $624.99 and $724.99 for anyone thinking of getting one.
    TheDonJ77 and tonestert like this.
    06-11-2017 08:50 AM
  20. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    The unlocked S8 and S8+ are 100 off at Best Buy this week. $624.99 and $724.99 for anyone thinking of getting one.
    Really???
    06-11-2017 10:34 AM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Really???
    Yep, it's in this week's sales ad. Last page I think.
    TheDonJ77 likes this.
    06-11-2017 10:37 AM
  22. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yep, it's in this week's sales ad. Last page I think.
    I just said to myself I was gonna get the T-mo version and you throw this at me.......lol
    06-11-2017 11:17 AM
  23. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I just said to myself I was gonna get the T-mo version and you throw this at me.......lol
    Lmao. If it helps at all, I'm keeping my T-Mo version instead of saving $100 on the unlocked version for reasons stated earlier.
    06-11-2017 11:20 AM
  24. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Lmao. If it helps at all, I'm keeping my T-Mo version instead of saving $100 on the unlocked version for reasons stated earlier.
    Yeah, I think I might just do the same plus I really like the orchard gray and the unlocked only comes in black.
    06-11-2017 11:23 AM
  25. kceb83's Avatar
    Anyone else noticed when they go to about bixby voice it prompts for an update then tries to download and says you have the most recent version. However when you open it again it tries again to update. Appears to be v1.9.33 on unlocked. Anyone else noticed thks?
    06-11-2017 02:15 PM
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