Deal: Buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ (like new) for less than $500

In case you’re not impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, but still need a high-end Android phone, you may want to buy a Galaxy S8. Amazon currently has an interesting offer involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 family, selling the unlocked S8 for as low as $422.78, and the unlocked S8+ for as low as $479.576.  
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ that are offered for under $500 are used, but “like new.” These are the official US variants of the smartphones, so they comes with warranty and are compatible with all major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint. …


Poll results: Galaxy S8 is good enough!

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships are pretty awesome, sure. But, fact is, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, hailing from early 2017, are no less awesome. Both generations share very, very similar designs, and the top-tier hardware of their own time. With the S8 being only a year old, that means that it’s still a pretty capable smartphone.

That’s not to say that Samsung is lazy or not innovating. It’s just that mobile tech has plateaued for now, and the S8 does hit a lot of nails on the head and still looks like a smartphone from the future. The S9 just refined the formula a little bit more.

But …

With them being so similar, would you rather buy a Galaxy S8, or a Galaxy S9?

Samsung’s 2018 flagship duo is all too familiar — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ look a lot like last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing — Samsung had its formula right last year and the phones still look like they came from the future, the hardware stands, and the features are aplenty.

That’s not to say that the S9 duo doesn’t add some cool stuff. The stereo speakers are a very welcome new feature, the S9+’s secondary camera is definitely nice to have, together with the Portrait Mode (Live Focus) it brings, and a slight bump in hardware is always …

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are still pretty great smartphones. In fact, compared from the front, you will find little difference between them and the new S9 flagships. They still have the awesome Infinity Displays, thin bezels, curvy sides and all. Of course, you don’t get a dual camera or a variable aperture on the back, but the S8 cameras are still quite good. The only downside is probably that awkwardly placed fingerprint …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

Unsurprisingly, the unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the last to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States. All major carriers in the country have already rolled out the update, but consumers who purchased the unlocked model have been left last.

As expected, this is a fairly sizable update, so make sure you have at least 1.3GB free storage in order to be able to download it. If Android 8.0 Oreo hasn’t yet popped up on your unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8+, you should head to Settings / Software update and try to force push it.

If that doesn’t work, you can just wait a few more days …

AT&T pushes out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung may have already done updating the Galaxy S8 to the latest version of Android, but the South Korean company has a handful of other devices waiting to receive the Oreo update. The Galaxy Note 8 is getting the update in the United States as well, but it will be some time until everyone gets it.

Surprisingly, one other Samsung smartphone is now eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo, the Galaxy S8 Active. The rugged version of last year’s flagship is now receiving the update at AT&T, some users reported over the weekend.

The update weighs in at 1.2GB and includes the March security …

Dear Microsoft, your Samsung Galaxy S8 prices make no sense

If you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, whatever you do, don’t go to Microsoft for this. That’s because the prices that Microsoft is currently asking for Samsung’s ex flagship smartphones make no sense at all.
Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99, and the unlocked Galaxy S8+ for $824.99. Meanwhile, the brand new (and obviously superior) Galaxy S9 is five bucks cheaper than the S8, being offered by Microsoft for $719.99 unlocked, while the larger Galaxy S9+ is priced at $839.99. For a limited time, Microsoft …

AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S8

AT&T is the last major US carrier to update Samsung’s last year flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, to Android 8.0 Oreo. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have already pushed the update earlier this month, so AT&T customers are the last to get the same treatment.

Although AT&T has yet to update the Galaxy S8 and S8+ support pages, it appears that many redditors have already installed Oreo on their smartphones. Speaking of the update, if you’re an AT&T customer, you’ll need to make sure you have enough storage since you’ll have to download around 1.55GB.

Apparently, the update …

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive Android Oreo update

Shortly after Verizon and T-Mobile updated their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to Android 8 Oreo, Sprint is now doing the same thing. In fact, at least a few Sprint Galaxy S8 owners received the Android Oreo update yesterday, March 17. 
The update weighs in at about 1.5 GB, breathing fresh life into Sprint’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ (both released a year ago with Android 7 Nougat on board). Just like the Oreo update for Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s versions of the two ex-flagship phones, the one that Sprint is rolling out includes the Samsung Experience 9.0 interface (which …

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting Android Oreo updates

If you own a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, we’re glad to inform you that your smartphone is being officially updated to Android Oreo! Verizon Wireless is rolling out the updates starting today, March 15, but some users might have to wait a few days before getting it. 
The updates bring Android Oreo 8.0 (not the newer 8.1) to the Galaxy S8 series, although users will probably not be too sad about this – after all, Verizon is the very first US carrier to deliver Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and S8+. The updates for both the S8 and S8+ unsurprisingly include the Samsung …