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vatstep
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(04-18-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Where is my phone? :'(

Tim Peel stole it.
kromeo
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(04-18-2017, 05:17 PM)
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O2 just say from April 28th, no idea when they'll actually send it. Costs nearly 150 more over the 2 years than my S6 did as well :(
GrizzleBoy
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(04-18-2017, 05:23 PM)
The verge video review is up on YouTube.

If you like that kind of thing.

Haven't watched and can't link myself ATM.
Samurai G0SU
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(04-18-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy

The verge video review is up on YouTube.

If you like that kind of thing.

Haven't watched and can't link myself ATM.

yess - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2NY2-FO35c
megarockexe
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(04-18-2017, 05:34 PM)
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So where are the reviews where they say the display is sometimes not good?
The time in the top right is how I saw it in person and it's certainly not supposed to look that way, otherwise people wouldn't be praising its quality.
An impossible-to-overlook flaw on an otherwise perfect phone.
Jeffrey
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(04-18-2017, 05:36 PM)
Both verge articles mention all the biometric things have issues.

Face login just doesn't seem to work lol.

Time to see if other reviews mention this.
Samurai G0SU
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(04-18-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Both verge articles mention all the biometric things have issues.

Face login just doesn't seem to work lol.

Time to see if other reviews mention this.

Yeah, just finished watching the video and i noticed that was the only thing that is a 'blemish' on an otherwise amazing device.

too bad about the placement of the fingerprint reader, i used it a lot on my s7 because how quick it was. maybe some updates down the road will improve the iris scanner and face recognition.
StudioTan
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(04-18-2017, 05:42 PM)
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I just picked up my 8+. It's so beautiful!
Avixph
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(04-18-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Both verge articles mention all the biometric things have issues.

Face login just doesn't seem to work lol.

Time to see if other reviews mention this.

Iris scanner still works great.
Samurai G0SU
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(04-18-2017, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Avixph

Iris scanner still works great.

Do you wear glasses? (i do 97% of my time)

How quick is it?
How close do you need the phone to be to your face in order to scan the iris?
Earthbound64
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(04-18-2017, 05:52 PM)
Possibly silly question - does everything that's needed for DeX mode come with the phone itself, or do you have to purchase the dock thing separately?
BoboBrazil
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(04-18-2017, 05:54 PM)
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Interested in seeing reviews of call quality and download speeds on T-Mobile. They are using new tech in this one to use 5ghz spectrum for reception.
Jazzy Network
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(04-18-2017, 05:55 PM)
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People getting it early I guess? I wanna see a proper battery test.
Baroquemantic
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(04-18-2017, 06:00 PM)
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Watched/read a few reviews. Really great phones, but Bixby seems to be useless, hot garbage in its current state, and the fingerprint sensor location is indeed very annoying.
Samurai G0SU
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(04-18-2017, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Interested in seeing reviews of call quality and download speeds on T-Mobile. They are using new tech in this one to use 5ghz spectrum for reception.

can you link me? I have tomobile and this info seems relevant to me :P
BraXzy
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(04-18-2017, 06:07 PM)
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My midnight black S8 preorder from Very.co.uk wasn't going to be arriving early (but I got 10% off).

Today I got an email saying the delivery date has been bumped up to the 20th... YYYYYES!
piratepwnsninja
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(04-18-2017, 06:12 PM)
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To order a case and tempered glass protector or not...
BoboBrazil
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(04-18-2017, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samurai G0SU

can you link me? I have tomobile and this info seems relevant to me :P

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-a...lte-speeds.htm
sackboy2197
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(04-18-2017, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by piratepwnsninja

To order a case and tempered glass protector or not...

I'm still on the not getting them side. I really dislike the thought of ruining the good look of the phone/screen with any kind of case.
Lagamorph
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(04-18-2017, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Earthbound64

Possibly silly question - does everything that's needed for DeX mode come with the phone itself, or do you have to purchase the dock thing separately?

The DeX station is separate I believe and costs about 130.

Originally Posted by piratepwnsninja

To order a case and tempered glass protector or not...

Can you get a Tempered Glass protector for it with the screen being curved?
Samurai G0SU
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(04-18-2017, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-a...lte-speeds.htm



umm, that is crazy. Sure, its a self contained test with optimal conditions, but damn. The phone can handle speeds that high? Whoa, im sweatin.. VIDEO
WordsintheWater
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(04-18-2017, 06:27 PM)
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T-mobile just ship my order please, why are you taunting me with this shipping label created on the 13th?
Jeffrey
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(04-18-2017, 06:29 PM)
So from the videos I've seen. A compromise I see to using the fingerprint scanner without stretching your finger like crazy is 2 hand it.

One hand holds the phone while other index finger on other hand reaches around.

Not ideal but should be second nature at some point.
piratepwnsninja
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(04-18-2017, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lagamorph


Can you get a Tempered Glass protector for it with the screen being curved?

Yeah, there are quite a few on Amazon.
Earthbound64
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(04-18-2017, 06:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Lagamorph

The DeX station is separate I believe and costs about 130.

Darn :(
BFIB
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(04-18-2017, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by WordsintheWater

T-mobile just ship my order please, why are you taunting me with this shipping label created on the 13th?

Hopefully we start seeing some movement today.
GrizzleBoy
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(04-18-2017, 06:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Both verge articles mention all the biometric things have issues.

Face login just doesn't seem to work lol.

Time to see if other reviews mention this.

MrMobile from android authority gave the iris scanner a pretty positive review even with glasses.

Originally Posted by Jeffrey

So from the videos I've seen. A compromise I see to using the fingerprint scanner without stretching your finger like crazy is 2 hand it.

One hand holds the phone while other index finger on other hand reaches around.

Not ideal but should be second nature at some point.

I don't know if it's just me that notices, but the fingerprint​ scanner is in the EXACT same place they put the heart rate scanner on the S7/edge, under the flash.

Again don't know if it's just me, but that is easy as hell to get my finger on. I don't exactly have small hands but I don't need to use two hands to reach that in the slightest. It's nothing more than a grip adjustment.

Coupled with the fact that basically every phone case has a deliberate sloping ridge to guide your finger to it, it's pretty easy to find too.

I've had my S7E since launch so I know it inside out now, but I have a pretty good feeling that in time, having the scanner on the S8 where the S7s heart rate monitor is, will be less and less of an issue.
Your Entertainer
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(04-18-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baroquemantic

Watched/read a few reviews. Really great phones, but Bixby seems to be useless, hot garbage in its current state, and the fingerprint sensor location is indeed very annoying.

How could anyone have been legitimately excited about a Samsung assistant? S-voice anybody?
Dr.Horrible
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(04-18-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by WordsintheWater

T-mobile just ship my order please, why are you taunting me with this shipping label created on the 13th?

I'm on Verizon and still don't have a tracking # despite ordering on 4/9.
Mirk
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(04-18-2017, 06:51 PM)
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Ups updated. Mine will be here tomorrow! Woohoo
jim2point0
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(04-18-2017, 06:53 PM)
I'm totally "working from home" on Friday.
Hero_of_the_Day
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(04-18-2017, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Earthbound64

Darn :(

Yeah, that thing seems cool, but it needs to be like a third of the price for me to bite.
Radec
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(04-18-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Reviews are out.
Added a few reviews in the OP.
Zantetsuken
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(04-18-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Krystal Key did a review. I like hers plus she's gorgeous.
GrizzleBoy
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(04-18-2017, 08:17 PM)
For a comprehensive written review, check GSMArena review.

They always do super detailed reviews.

Lots of actual photo/video samples, audio tests, battery tests, phone call quality tests.
Aesthet1c
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(04-18-2017, 08:39 PM)
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Do we know when T-Mobile plans to ship out our pre-orders?

I'm hoping they go out tomorrow so it arrives Thursday.
MikeOfAllTrades
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(04-18-2017, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aesthet1c

Do we know when T-Mobile plans to ship out our pre-orders?

I'm hoping they go out tomorrow so it arrives Thursday.

Mine flipped to In Transit about an hour ago.
Avixph
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(04-18-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy

For a comprehensive written review, check GSMArena review.

They always do super detailed reviews.

Lots of actual photo/video samples, audio tests, battery tests, phone call quality tests.

Thanks.
GrizzleBoy
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(04-18-2017, 08:55 PM)
My S8+ has been shipped directly from Samsung UK!

Yyeeeaaahahahahhahahahahhshsbhdhddbdndnejs
Aesthet1c
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(04-18-2017, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by MikeOfAllTrades

Mine flipped to In Transit about an hour ago.

Nice! Mine is still sitting at "Ready for UPS". That would be awesome if mine went out today as well!
Sanjuro
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(04-18-2017, 09:20 PM)
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Samsung US hasn't said a peep since I did my preorder.
Lagamorph
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(04-18-2017, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy

My S8+ has been shipped directly from Samsung UK!

Yyeeeaaahahahahhahahahahhshsbhdhddbdndnejs

When did you order?
I ordered on the 6th and mine is still "Not processed"
ZombiePlatypus
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(04-18-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Is the Iris scanner supposed to work at night or low light areas?
GrizzleBoy
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(04-18-2017, 09:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Lagamorph

When did you order?
I ordered on the 6th and mine is still "Not processed"

Ordered the same day preorders opened.

Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

Is the Iris scanner supposed to work at night or low light areas?

I think it works with IR so it should do.
The Futurist
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(04-18-2017, 09:47 PM)
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Picking mine up on Friday. S8+.

Went to a store today to check it out and while the finger print sensor placement is pretty bad, I think most people will get used to it. Depends on what hand you hold your phone with.

I have fairly large hands and I didn't have an issue reaching my left index finger to it and learning not to hit the camera.

I guess it's easier if you normally hold your phone in the left hand like I do. Will be an issue for people that hold it with their right hand. You will constantly be smudging the camera lens reaching past it.

As far as the hardware goes, you really need to see it in person. Pictures don't do it justice.

I think it's the best looking phone ever made.
Kensation
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(04-18-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Pre-ordered the S8+ in black today brehs, hope it shows up before Friday.
Sanjuro
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(04-18-2017, 10:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Futurist

Picking mine up on Friday. S8+.

Went to a store today to check it out and while the finger print sensor placement is pretty bad, I think most people will get used to it. Depends on what hand you hold your phone with.

I have fairly large hands and I didn't have an issue reaching my left index finger to it and learning not to hit the camera.

I guess it's easier if you normally hold your phone in the left hand like I do. Will be an issue for people that hold it with their right hand. You will constantly be smudging the camera lens reaching past it.

As far as the hardware goes, you really need to see it in person. Pictures don't do it justice.

I think it's the best looking phone ever made.

I love the one on the S7. Like being able to keep the phone flat and map to all of my fingers.
sackboy2197
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(04-18-2017, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus

Is the Iris scanner supposed to work at night or low light areas?

A review I have seen earlier said that it works pretty well in low light but not when there's too much light.
Zantetsuken
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(04-18-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Mine has shipped and will be at the store Thursday. I cannot wait.
ZombiePlatypus
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(04-18-2017, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samurai G0SU

yess - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2NY2-FO35c

This is all beautifully shot.

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