Reminder: the Galaxy S8 shipping date is April 18, exactly one week from now

Heads up! Those of you who pre-ordered their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  should start their 7-day countdowns today, for Samsung's hot new phones will start shipping as early as April 18 – exactly a week from now.

However, the early start is only for the USA, Canada, and South Korea. Pre-ordering customers there will receive and will be ready to use their new smartphones before April 21, which is the global shipping date for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This means the rest of the world will have to wait just a little longer.

What's more, fifty thousand Galaxy S8 owners who bought their handsets before May 31 will be treated to a year-long warranty, covering both battery exchanges and 50% discounts for broken screen replacements.

If you are yet to pull the trigger on the latest Galaxy, absolutely consult our line-up of best Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-order deals prior to your purchase. If you know where to look, you could score some nice bonuses like gift cards, installment credits, and many free gifts like Gear VR headsets, Harman Kardon headphones, and a 256GB microSD card!

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hi Luis, do you guys already have a review ready?

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Reviewing a non-consumer ready version of a device is kinda pointless for consumers, IMO. Why not just wait for the consumer version to ship as from April 18 before doing a proper review? It'll be more credible that way.

9. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

(edited)In response to post 3 Unless there's big software changes the review of the hardware will be more then credible IMO. Most likely not much if anything will change if a journalist receives a unit 1 or 2 weeks before official release. Most people here just rip into PA's reviewers and rating system anyway. My initial question was out of curiosity, nothing more. I am looking forward to the review though.

21. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

This is completely incorrect. Most if not all devices have day one patches to fix performance, battery, updated apps etc...So people are correct in stating that reviewing pre-production software is not right. Not that I would base my purchase off of any PhoneArena garbage review anyway. Here's my guess: Samsung S8 9.3

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If they don't, there are some good ones on YouTube. Sakitech, Erica Griffin, and Lou from Unbox Therapy give some well laid out ones.

11. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Thanks darkk. I'll check those out.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're very welcome.

19. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I really like detroitborg. He has really good unboxing videos. He unboxes and reviews pretty much every Apple product, but he also does a wide variety of other products as well. He's very knowledgeable and does really good videos.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's one of he best, and I'm subscribed to him, but didn't see one from him. Maybe he hasn't gotten his unit yet.

47. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Yeah I'm sure he will get the S8 and S8 Plus in and do videos on them. I am just jealous of all the Apple products he gets, from the way he talks in his videos, he seems to buy them all on his own. They aren't sent to him. He does get sent some products tho from other OEMS. LG sent him a like 65 inch tv to unbox and review. Good publicity for them tho, he has a lot of subscribers and is one of the best like you said.

22. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Bro i've had a change of heart gonna stick with my Iphone 7plus till the Note 8 or Iphone 7s or 8 or whatever they are going to call it comes out.S8 plus is just not wowing me lol i've watched plenty of reviews and I believe they did another rush job because of the Note 7. The screen ratio got me twisted,camera is great but not any wow and then I got to thinking about the updates taking so long and the lifespan of Android before it starts lagging and battery life.Let me know tho how you like it when you get it.But now i'm more interested in the Pixel xL it went head to head with it and in many cases outperformed the s8 plus.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll give you the blow by blow my dude, but in all fairness, my iPhone 7 Plus acts up too. Yesterday the message app froze, and stayed frozen till I closed it and reopened it, Safari froze too. I didn't trip, cause it happens. We know the iPhone will hold its value longer, and due to the OS being so basic, it'll be faster (especially at game launching), and it'll have less lag. I'm going into the S8 Plus realisticly, as in...I know it'll get some lag here and there, cause it does so much. I also know, it'll have the absolute killer feature suite, that I'm begging Apple to give the iPhone. I love my 7 Plus, but I love Galaxy's for totally different reasons. They are powerhouses, beautiful, and feature packed to the gills. That usually means slowdowns here and there, but the iPhone is just the opposite (in the features area), and still gets its own share of slowdowns. My iPhone doesn't run as smoothly as it did 2 months ago, and that could be attributed to iOS 10.3. I get crashes and freezes now, more than iOS 10.2 gave me. You know I'm gonna keep it 100, regardless of who I piss off. All and all, I'm planning to make the S8 Plus my starter, and let the 7 Plus be the closer lol (love me some baseball), but I know what to expect from it, and if it doesn't do those irritating things, then all the more better. I'm keeping my eye more on iOS 11, than the iPhone 8. It's getting to the point of what will the next iPhone do more so than how it will look...for me. I'm dead set on keeping my 7 Plus, just in case Apple skips on the (Big 4) features I want. 1. Split view 2. Slide over 3. Picture in picture and 4. Pencil support. This year, if I don't get those, I'll just put iOS 11 on my 7 Plus, and wait to see if the Note 8 is compelling enough to sell my S8 and get it. To me, it makes no sense, that the 7 Plus doesn't work with the Apple Pencil. They'd have sold a lot more Pencils if it did. I keep trying out the S8, and each time I walk away more impressed. It's just super tight to me, and I gotta have one, especially since I sold my S7 Edge. Clocks ticking bro. Sorry I Techie'd lol.

27. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I agree on that bro.I use Chrome on mine never used Safari.No phone is perfect it's just preference.I've played with it just couldn't get the spark I was hoping for to make me want to get it.Bad thing I gotta send the 3 cases back I got for it lol and the sd card lol.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I say get it, and if you don't like it, you have the buyers remorse period. Give it a try.

32. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

You know I'm already in that mind frame right now lol I already have the cases for it might as well use one lol

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You never know. You might love it. Check the link out.

35. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

And speaking of buyers remorse bro I found out with the Note 7 with Att I pre ordered it when it came out and come to find out they count your 14 days once you get that email confirming it has been shipped not when you activate it and it's in your hand and I went off on them because I thought they started it once it was activated but since they didn't inform me of that in the store they let me give it back so keep check on it it starts once you get that email confirming its shipped

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well that sucks...I'm with AT&T.

37. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Yea that's why I was letting you know.They let me return my Note because the store didn't inform me of the policy change I was returning my Note 7 way before the fire gate started lol

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What didn't you like about the Note 7

40. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I was having really bad lagging issues with mine might have just had a bad unit.When I say bad it was bad moving thru apps was horrible. Then went to some forums at the time and many ppl were having the same issues with the constant lagging turned me off I had the beautiful coral blue one it was so pretty lol.The Pixel xL has my interest to as well nice phone great camera and gets the updates right out the gate

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, updates straight from google.

28. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I'm really excited to get my hands on my S8+ and the VR, hopefully we won't have to wait weeks and weeks for samsung to fulfill all those promos. I've only had hands on the S8+ once for about 5 minutes but I pretty much had my mind made up about it before I even touched it. What kind of case option do you have planned for yours? I can't make up my mind.

31. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Go on Ebay and check out the Obliq cases for it they are very nice and the VRS cases for it very stylish.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have 3 cases. 1 exact fit clear soft touch, 1 exact fit matte black, and a blue exact fit. They're so thin, and exact, it doesn't appear to be a case on the device. I hate bulky cases. Elago makes the black and blue, and case army makes the clear. Bought on amazon.

44. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Hey dark, whats up? As for the big features you want, just wondering but why don't you try jailbreaking? There's everything and the kitchen sink there trust me. Its not like i'm encouraging u to but for the features you say you want, the jailbreaking community has more than enough to get u addicted tbh.. For example you'll get the slide-over and split-view app by downloding a tweak by the name "gorgone", and it works exactly like the ipad in both looks and functionality. Cause i reckon that apple will never add those things to the iphone just so people will keep buying the ipad, just like they'ue refused to update their music app to landscape mode. Infact a jailbroken iphone is like android on steroids tbh.. If u can try it, u just might like it.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I should'nt have to rely on the jailbreak community for those features. On top of that, each OS update will break the jailbreak. No thanx. If Apple doesn't deliver those features this year, then I'll simply keep my 7 Plus. The 7 Plus is a very future proof device iOS wise, which is why I bought it. It's a device, that'll stay relevant in the iOS eco system for sometime to come. It'll get all non new device specific features.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011 Samsungs ram management is much improved bro. It's also fast as hell.

29. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Ok gonna check that out and I do like how they put the edge features on it tho.That was nice.

41. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I like Erica Griffin, and Flossy Carter too.

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