Samsung Galaxy S8 U.S. pre-orders rise 30% over Galaxy S7 reservations and set new company record

Before the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 last month, Samsung executives no doubt were sitting on pins and needles. How would the public respond to the new flagship models just half a year after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off shelves. The phablet turned out to be doomed by faulty batteries that made each unit a potential explosive, something that Samsung didn't want the public to associate with its brand...
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85. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I do your mom.

57. willard12 unregistered

Considering your previous statements posted on Phonearena, you may need a psychiatric consultation on your relationship with Siri.

83. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

and for iPhone.

73. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And that's ok. But see at least you didn't troll in this post. It's ok to like whatever you like. You don't have to like Samsung. I'm ok with that. After all lots of people dont.

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The rest of us are impressed. It is an award winning phone. But we are sure whenever Apple decides to copy it, you will tho k it is so perfect. Even if if ends up being exactly like the leak we have seen.

64. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I could never return my Orchid Gray S8+ lol But I understand you Dark... We like what we like...

13. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Deserve

14. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

where is $99 bundled package? sold out on launch day? thank god tmobile sent it earlier than launch date. i got it!

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I ordered 1 extra with each phone. So I got 4.. When the Note 8 comes, we will be sending our S8's to my wife's family as per usual in the Philippines. I can't wait to post a shot of the reaction when her son who is in college opened his gift and it was the Note 5. I gave my Note 5 to one of his cousins who is also in college, along with my Gear S2.

61. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

@TechieXP you want to help a fellow smartphone fanboy out with one of those $99 bundles... Samsung screwed up my order and when it was all said and done I missed out...

75. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Sure I can. Make me an offer and I'd be glad to help.

97. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

$150...

15. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... WOW! I LOVE THE LAST LINE OF THIS ARTICLE...

21. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

"The Note7 disaster is the end for Samsung. They are forever doomed and will never recover." -idiots

24. danny_a2005

Posts: 354; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Idiots buying their next phone.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haters who aren't going to buy, talking smack. I'm sorry HTC isn't doing so well, but it is their own fault. The Droid Incredible and the Evo 4G were very good phones. HTC, should have stuck with the EVO branding as their device to compete against the iPhone. It could have EVOlved to the design the One series had and then EVOlved to the M series they have now. Its a cut-throat industry. Either you come ready to compete, or you die. Ask Nokia, ask Microsoft and others. Apple came ready to play. Samsung came ready to play. HTC did come good at first, but lost their way quickly. You can't hit a couple homeruns and expect to win. Especially when you are a small OEM vs some of yoru competition. Stop hating bruh. Android is Android no matter who's brand name is on the front.

34. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Danny, your icon says it all. Have fun with your squeezable phone that will no doubt deepen HTC's financial losses.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The fact is, most consumers didn't even care about the issue. The biggest complaints I saw were: They hated they had to return the phone twice. And many didn't want to take the S7 edge as a replacement. Recalls have happens on 100's of products every year. Usually a recall happens when their is a safety issue. Samsung had already recalled the device before the CPSC got involve. But they should have taken the time to deal with it and find out what the issue was. I rather they delayed the device another month. Found the battery defective, and replaced the batteries with non-faulty ones and gave those who took early delivery a discount on the replacement. Like 1/2 off. So when the Note 8 comes, since I original bought 3, if I buy 3 again, I want a discount on them. Samsung promised those who had a Note 7 would get a discount on the next model.

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm gonna do my best to help them recover.

92. AlikMalix unregistered

@post #21 Literally no one ever said that.

36. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

They say that pre-orders on Korean market were offered with very deep discount. It would be interesting to know for it's true. Deep discount can easily explain high demand of overall expensive and raw device (bad fingerprint scanner placement and functionality, stutters in interface, poor standby battery performance, gimmicky curved screen, mediocre performance in headphones etc).

37. AlikMalix unregistered

Is it possible that giving away hell s**t for free along with incentives for preordering drove those numbers? Not saying it's a bad phone but I haven't seen one samsun deal without getting something for free with it (as well as another Samsung). Good for Samsung if it worked.

40. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

There have been deals where you get stuffs for free with iPhone.

44. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Like what?

49. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

48. AlikMalix unregistered

like what? And was it Apple officially or carriers and retailers like bestbuy?

52. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Semantics. A deal is a deal, regardless who offer it. See comment #49.

90. AlikMalix unregistered

But Samsung has those too, and so are other devices, BUT on top of that they're giving away their own stuff (expensive stuff) just to incentives sales. Apple sells in record numbers without the need to give away free stuff. That should tell you what brand the market truely prefers.

94. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

No one said they do not have it. But you are acting like these deals do not happen for Apple, and that is not the case. Both carrier and big box retailer run deals for Apple, like bogo. Do not act like this does not help with sales of the iPhone. If they did not help, no one would run the deals. And if we go by your logic, the market prefer Android to iOS. Android is the dominant platform.

95. AlikMalix unregistered

Market prefers cheaper devices. Apple does not cater to low end. Apple only sells in the highend market - which they dominate. Samsung sells roughly 65-75% of android market, of which less than a quarter is their galaxy S-line. Look MDCHO, I like your responses, you're level headed. I don't disagree with you. I'm just still arguing that iPhones are great phones and to prove that I compare the numbers of which the market prefers (not what I or you think individually because that makes our arguments subjective). When it comes to $700+ devices - people choose Apple a lot... Android bigger majority consists of people who just want a touch screen - which is what I'm seeing (models like Samsung J5v6 or something like that) they're new devices, yes, but they're not S-line or Note models.
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