S8 and S8+ review thread

Discussion in 'Galaxy S8 Chat' started by pc747, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. pc747

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    This is the place to compile reviews for the S8(+) so those in the market will have a central location to get a variety of perspectives to help them in making their choice.
     
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    So is this the right place to ask note 5 vs S7 vs S8? Have the note 5 right now and torn on which to get

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    You may want to wait for the note 8 if you are a note fan. The s8 is just a picture of things to come for the note. I expect Samsung to beef up the battery a little more and possibly use the note 8 to debut the projects that didn't make it on the s 8. One project I'm interested is the fingerprint reader being under the screen.

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    Thanks! I considered that as well. I probably will wait till it comes out then, I'll have yet another choice lol. I had the s2, then the dreaded bionic. After that went to s3 I think then jumped to note series. Price may play a factor in the end, will have to see how much more the note will be this time around

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    Expect it to cost around the same price as the S8+.

    Though I pay for my phones outright (i buy unlocked Google phones like the Nexus that I can take anywhere) I wouldn't fault (actually I would almost encourage) people for saving up $200-$300 for a phone down payment and put the rest on them installment plans and see if you can get a deal out of it. Get them to throw in some accessories and money off your plan.

    If you go with the 12-18 month payment plan you will be inline for the next upgrade.


    ^Do the above if you are really happy with your carrier and you are not planning on moving to another state or region in a year or changing carriers.

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    Yeah did the payment plan last time around, will probably have to do that again, never thought about asking for a price break or accessories though, that's a great idea. Been with Verizon for YEARS they should give me something for that right ?! Lol

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    This is how I look at it, the carriers make their money off the plan, not the phone. I try and push the line as far as I can while being fair.

    But be willing to have to go through talking to someone on the phone.

    What I actually did 2 years ago was wait for Best buy and bought a phone with a $200 gift card. Bought the phone outright on a best buy card. Used the $200 to drop the price and paid the rest off.

    In fact I talked about that on this forum.

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    When you make a voluntary down payment on a phone that is going on a device payment with the carrier, it does not lower the length of time you are making payments. It simply lowers the monthly cost of your payment. Because the payment is interest/finance fee free, there is no advantage to putting a down payment unless you just want to see a lower cost per month.
     
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    Depends on the carrier and plan. When I go into att I can choose either the 12,18, or 24 month plan. 12 month will require a larger down payment than the 24 month plan.

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    Correction: looks like they may have removed the 18 month.
     
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    They removed the 18 from their site but 12 and 24 are still there.[​IMG]

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    There is still no down payment being made on the phone. And the total time for payment is 30 months or 24 months. A voluntary down payment is still not shortening the amount of time you are paying for the device, it is simply lowering the amount of each payment. The only thing a down payment is shortening is the amount of time until you can trade in the phone and upgrade again.
     
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