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Samsung Galaxy s8

Discussion in 'Android' started by Rat, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Rat

    Rat VIP Member VIP Member

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    Anyone ordered the s8/+ ?

    Im due a new phone still on the s5 thats been a cracking phone, so tempted on this new s8
     
  2. Napster

    Napster Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Can't say anything about the s8 but if it's as good or better than the s6 you won't go wrong mine s6 has been great

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
     
  3. shaun127

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    @Rat yep ordered one today John. on EE £41 per month unlimited mins and txts + 15gb data no upfront charges.

    Now I need a glass screen protector and aint got a clue as to which one to go for because of the curve. So anyone that has one on a s7 edge thats decent and doesnt lift at the edges let me know which one.
     
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  4. JohnJesus

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    I am also using an s5 and I think it's about time for me get a new phone. I have been considering an s8, but I am also really interested in getting a Pixel.

    Was there anything in particular that made the s8 stand out for you?
     
  5. miggy

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    I have the s6 and it's a cracking phone no trouble at all with it. My question what more can you do with an s8 that I cannot already do with my 6?. Would it be of any use to me . I like my Sammys though so I am a little tempted.:)
     
  6. shaun127

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    Havent a clue Miggy, I like the style of the phone. The Camera is supposed to be very good. Its suposed to be very fast.Ive always had HTC's this is my 1st sammy.but my HTC is lagging and overheating.
    All my mates have the 6 or the 7 and swear by them so as I was due a new phone. I looked at the pixel, sammy and the Sony but chose this. I get 30% discount on my contracts with EE and they wanted £100 up front but waved that charge so wasnt too bad a deal.
    I got a new simcard for the wife and for one for the Kid also. 20gb with unlimited calls and txts for circa £15 each
     
  7. mupster

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    I have the s6 edge plus and found the JETech tempered screen protectors on amazon the best for the curved edges. I would wait a few weeks until they release one for the s8.
     
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    My hunt is on for a decent case and screen protector. Seems there were alot of issues with the glass screen protectors lifting at the edges on the s7? So finding a decent ones gona be hard without reviews and recomendations. I also want a good protective case.
    I usually buy otterbox or ballistic or griffin but dont know what im gona get for this

    Thanks Mumster you posted that as I was typing. Ive just been onto Lifeproof cases they are owned by Otterbox and their Fre case comes with inbuilt screen saver but the otterbox defender doesnt. they are gona sell a separate screen protector to fit the defender.
    @Rat @miggy by the way I went for the 8 and not 8+ as I felt that was to big for me
     
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  9. Rat

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    Going to enquire about s8 this afternoon

    on TT
     
  10. Rat

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    Did you pre order in store @EE @shaun127 ?

    Guy @ Tesco said they wasnt taking pe orders in store
     
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    shaun127 VIP Member VIP Member

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    @Rat @miggy
    No Pal I ordered over Phone but I was in the store the day before and they were taking orders there.


    @Rat reason I ordered over phone and not in store is cause I went through to retentions to get better deal. The in store team couldnt offer that as they are not allowed to knock upfront charge off
     
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  12. Rat

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    you found and glass screens and cheap cases yet @shaun127
     
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  13. shaun127

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    Still researching @Rat. Just been reading and watching a few video. Defo not buying a zagg one thats for sure £44 for the s8 version
     
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    i have the s7 and that s8 is supposed to make my phone look quite old.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    @Rat,

    John I've ordered one of these as a temp measure cause they are half price and Ive used them before, The tough armor ones are better for drops than some of the slimmer cases they sell

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    Screen protector Think Im going to wait and also think i will order one of these but for the S8 when they are released which should be about 10 days according to the sellers who I spoke to earlier. Make sure you order the "case friendly" type if your gona order anything different they seem better than the ordinary type

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MQMOM5N/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3TIFYYCJPLK80&coliid=IXN349VXSKIF8
     
  16. Rat

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    @shaun127
    Shaun I was in carphone warehouse a while ago and they had a couple of dummy s8 out I was looking at them and the guy come over and said you wanna have a play with one on !! I said too right mate lol
    He showed me the s8 and s8+ said there ya go have a play with those and left me too it for a while :)

    Did you look at them in EE Shaun ? If you aint seen one on yet, you wont be disappointed mate
     
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    Yes Pal @Rat Ive seen both and had a demo. I just felt the 8+ for me personally was a bit big especially after i would have put a case on it. As I said before I prefer heavy duty cases such as Otterbox, Ballistic, Griffin and now lifeproof. Ive used these type of cases on all my phones , Tablets and Ipads over the years and never had any damage to my stuff and been able to sell them on as mint. Only problem is they're bulky and they would make the plus massive.
     
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    I've got a s7 as a work phone but I leave it in my office as I dont like them. S7 too slippy much pefer my oneplus3t. s8 has the new snapdragon 835 chip and I want to see he speed difference between my 821 and 835.
     
  19. shaun127

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    @Rat you ordered one yet.

    Ive ordered this case and free screen protector to try also. Its only £16 delivered to the UK .the s7 edge version gets good reviews so Ill see what its like.


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  20. Rat

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    Ive not ordered it yet @shaun127
    Im still waiting for Tesco to release details of pre orders and confirm tariffs

    Id like to stay with Tesco as Ive been with them for 7 years+ and always had a good service from them

    But Im seeing some good deals out there at present so could leave

    I think Im going for the S8+
     
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