State of the Galaxy S8 union: 6 months after launch, sales are picking up pace

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ landed with the most radical design overhaul in the history of the Galaxy S series, a top-shelf camera, and numerous other enticements, but this may have not been enough for users to stomach the higher price at the beginning, and sales were reportedly slower than the S7 and S7 edge in that initial period.

After the unveiling of the Note 8, however, those who were holding back to see what the phablet will bring to the table might have jumped the gun, as the two spring flagships have caught up in sales nicely, and represent a significant chunk of the installed Android base in top markets. As you can see in the breakdown, Australia and the Scandinavian countries are leading the way in S8 and S8+ sales, while the US and UK are on an equal foot with 5.4% of the total Android base now sporting this year's flagships from Samsung. 

That's not a bad result at all, despite the higher pricing, so Samsung might be well on the way to fulfill its total sales goal for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The fall season offers increased competition, though, and not only in the form of the iPhone X, so we'll see how all of this pans out in the end. That being said, the current most used Android phone in the US is still the S7, so the S8 has some catching up to do.

source: AppBrain

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. umaru-chan

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Note 8 is extremely boring and disappointing. It's nothing but a S8+ with a pen and a ridiculous price tag. People are disappointed by note 8 boring features and it's ability to validate it's high price. S8/S8+ plus are now also cheaper so it's no brainier for people to get S8+ over ugly remote control note 8. LOL.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You clearly never use note series, or know how versatile S-pen is.

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

You are right , I decided to wait S9 bcuz of it

6. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

And then the S10 and then S11 and so on

25. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, because he can't get any of them.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The Note 8 has a bigger brighter screen of 1200 nits for total outside viewing. Display mate gave it the best screen on the planet for cell phones. More ram, S Pen, dual camera's, s pen features for language translation. For 100.00 more you get all of this, plus a discount for owning the Note 7 of 450.00, and 200.00+ discount for owning anything from the Galaxy s5 and higher. I got a free gear 360 since I had the 256gig memory card. Other's got a wireless charger and a128gig SD card. Another 100.00 value at a minimum..... Really.... Go cry yourself to sleep l


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

BTW I ordered one for $545.00 plus the Gear 360 which retails for & 166.00-229.00. This is a unbelievable great price. If you had a S8 or a S8+, pass it by. Anyone that had a Galaxy s5 or higher definitely should have bought this if you wanted to upgrade. Any person that did not take advantage of the free bee's and discounts saying Samsung had the Note 8 priced too high was foolish or seriously mis informed

10. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Sure, feel free to buy and use whatever you like, but don't claim that you speak for users. "People are disappointed by note 8 " Who are those people?? Those which they were never willing to buy the note? As far as I read the current USERS (those which they have a Note 8) are pretty happy with the device and yes I'm one of them. Sure it is expensive phone, but nobody is forcing you to purchase one, there are so many other options on the market.

12. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

By people you mean yourself? I will not being getting a Note 8. But Im sure there will be many people happy to have a N8. Pixel for me but please stop assuming. The N8 is a great device.

15. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No matter how much you all claim rh3 S and Note are the same, it's false. I use to like the S. I had the S3 and 4. I skipped the 5 because I became a Note user. I did getvthr S6 Edge because I didn't like the Note 5. But ended up getting it later. The 7 was totally awesome. Even thought th4 S7 and 8 were good fallback devices after the Note 7 recall, it's just not the same. I actually did not like the S8+. The regular S8 I did like, but it was too small. The plus wasnt too big, I just didn't like it. I do like my Note 8. It's certainly not worth $1000, but with the free gifts, it's value is $1000. But since TMO and ATT had BOGO, I figured 2 phones are worth $1000. I have no regrets.

18. hazard1

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Say what you will, Samsung releases quality phones. The Note8 is no exception. However, it is certainly not the phone for everyone. Yeah, the price is quite high. Clearly for users it is worth the price and, for Samsung, it is worth the R&D effort and expense. Otherwise, we would not be seeing them release 8 updates (okay, 7 1/2 updates) to the original Note.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're literally whoring for green thumbs lol. Try harder dude. I can guess the 7 greens...2 from the same account.

30. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Haha. Funny! And likely very true!

23. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

People like you spouting crap are the very reason the S8 and S8+ have picked up sales in this quarter. The Note series of galaxy phones have always been different and only people who have used it will know this. The Note 8 is definitely not just an S8+ with a S-pen. As much as I like the S8+ I know I'll be missing out on a lot of features I've gotten accustomed to from using the original Note up till the Note 4 and I'm definitely upgrading to the Note 8 despite its rather steep price.

26. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Funny how a clearly future forward, most 2017, phone in existence could get this type of vitriol response because of the GS8+ while the oldest design, most 2010, phone in existence, the iPhone 8, can get a free pass and get a 9.2 from a reviewer. It's amazing how stupid our species is sometimes to be honest. Lol

13. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

People are starting to realize what a gem the S8/S8+ duo was. Even after 6-months, no other phone offers quite the package they do. They either miss out on microSD, or water resistance, or wireless charging, or headphone jack, or design, or display etc. And with the prices getting lower than $600 for the S8, it's a no brainer. Yes, the software is a bit janky, but sooner or later it will be updated to what the Note 8 has( which is really optimized). Rest all is near perfect.

16. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Have been pretty unhappy with my Samsung galaxy s8+. Software wise things have been going downhill since I bought it. Device has been stuttering while browsing, connection has been very iffy at times causing me to power down to fix.connecting through Bluetooth has been ok but running music using Bluetooth has been a problem. Phone will not allow to raise the volume without a consent everytime thinking it might hurt your ears. Hello I'm not plugged in with headphones and there is an external volume control. Many calls have had static issues. Software is not very user friendly. Many more issues I don't have the space to comment here. I'm also coming from a Meizu phone. Flyme IMHO is a whole lot more user friendly than Samsung.

17. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

20. mikehunta727 unregistered

A lot better than last year but still a bit sad the Pixel with S821 is smoother than Note 8 with S835 and 6GB of RAM

21. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

No skin can beats pixel software ....

27. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Nothing sad about it. The Note 8 is a 3 course gourmet high end restaurant meal while the Pixel is a McDonald's combo, of course the latter is faster.

39. mikehunta727 unregistered

Makes no sense and is just a excuse. LG V30 is smoother than the Note 8 and has jam packed features also with same SoC. Last year Pixel w/noticeably slower S821 vs S835 in Note 8 with UFS 2.1 still not as smooth.. and it' a shame

19. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I bet a lot of people were holding out to see the IPhone. After seeing the 7s which that S all it is, and seeing the X, and the price increase, for a phone that doesn't do enough, and with the S price going down; iys simply a better buy. I have no idea why Apple ever named any device with S. I think they did it for the same reason the 7S is being called th3 8. To rival Samsung hoping users get confused and think Apples S or 8 is better or equal. Not placing a fast charger with a phone that can fast charge could have been an issue too. Plus what is Apple.offerimg for the price increase? The S is a far better buy and I am sure some Nite holdouts probably waited to see the Note amd we disappointed and decide to get the S. The S8 looks better than either new iPhone, still has what people arebuse too. It has a home button, still has an FPS, it doesn't have a stupid notch, has a better display, better features, better price and is just overall a better device between the 3. It's confusing to an iPhone 8 and a X as well. All 3 of them should have been a X to begin with. A X, X+ and X Edition would have been smarter if they had never had a 5s, 6s or 7s. Apple.has truly lost its way.

29. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

GS8 phone of the year easily. Which is impressive considering it is a early 2017 phone and nothing announced yet is really its equal. Just Huawei left and they definitely won't be the ones to do it.

31. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Samsung yearly upgrade cycle is Sprint for the S and Fall for the Note. New iPhone also comes Fall of the same year. If anyone was waiting for the iPhone X and its being held until December, then the downside is, upgrades woudl have to wait until Dec to upgrade next year, when they are use to upgrading right now. People are gettign the best newest phone they can get now, that is less of a repeat of last years model or the year before that and the only OEM seeming to offer that in the States at least is Samsung. Whatever the reason, Samsung I'm sure is happy. Thanks for my Gear 360. Awaiting my Fast Wireless charger/128GB SD Card combo is taking longer than an expected.

32. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017


33. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Samsung certainly understands value, unlike some other arrogant snobbish prick who can't even put a fingeprint scanner on a top of the line model.

37. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

If Samsung can get the dual camera and under-screen scanner working on the S9, it will be my next phone.

38. androigeek982

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 28, 2016

I was a note fan for a long time. I kept my Note 4 and regarded that as the best device. I have a Galaxy S8+ and I'm very happy with my purchase. Note 8 is still awesome phone, but I didn't really utilize the S-Pen to it's full potential, so I made the calculated decision to just go with the S8+. However, I wish the S8+ had more RAM because it doesn't hold as many application in caches as well as the Note 8, and that cannot be overstated enough. The note 8 has some performance advantages, but I can live with that. I'll wait for the Note 10, maybe there will be significant hardware update by then!

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