Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch at T-Mobile on April 21, pre-orders begin tonight

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After months of leaks, rumors, and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has made its official debut.

As it has in the past few years, Samsung is once again offering two versions of the Galaxy S8. This year, though, both versions have a dual edge display, and they’re both taller 18.5:9 screens, too. The difference between the two models is their screen size, with the Galaxy S8 packing a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy S8+ offering a 6.2-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED screen.

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Samsung has reduced the bezels surrounding the displays on both phones, so much so that there’s no longer room for the fingerprint reader/home button combo that Samsung has used on its previous flagships. Now the fingerprint reader is on the back of the GS8 and GS8+, to the right of the rear camera. Meanwhile, Samsung has opted for on-screen Android navigation buttons, ditching the capacitive buttons that it’s used in the past.

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Another new feature of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is Bixby. This is Samsung’s new digital assistant, and Samsung is betting on it in a big way, even giving Bixby a dedicated hardware button on the side of the phones.

With Bixby, you can use your voice to perform actions in select Samsung apps like sending pictures to a friend. You can also use Samsung’s Camera app to perform visual searches, like having Bixby identify a famous landmark and get you info about it. There’s a Bixby Home, too, that’ll show you info like missed calls, play/pause controls, and trending content from social apps. Bixby’s Home can learn from what you do and adapt as well, like presenting you with an Uber card with a fare estimate and request button if you often use Uber to commute to work.

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Switching back over to the hardware side of things, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature the Snapdragon 835 processor at their cores as well as 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a microSD slot for adding even more storage. The S8 comes with a 3000mAh battery while the S8+ includes a 3500mAh battery, and both offer fast wired and wireless charging and USB Type-C charging ports.

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Both phones include Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.7 aperture, similar to the cameras on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Around front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and f/1.7 aperture on both phones. There’s also an iris scanner on both devices as well as facial recognition for beefed up security.

Rounding out the feature sets of both phones is NFC and MST for mobile payments and bodies that are IP68-rated for dust and water resistance. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with Android 7.0 Nougat preloaded, and Samsung has also included its own custom user interface.

One other bit of notable Galaxy S8 news is the Samsung DeX, a desktop dock that’ll let your GS8 act like a desktop computer. You can plug a display, keyboard, and mouse into the DeX dock and then get access to an “Android-based desktop-like experience” that’ll give you access to your apps, the web, and more.

Focusing specifically on T-Mobile, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be filled to the gills with support for T-Mo network goodies. That includes carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. You’ll need to live in an area that offers these network features to take advantage of the faster speeds that they offer, though. T-Mo has compiled a handy list of where these faster speeds are available, and you can view it here.

Also of note is that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first T-Mobile devices to use LTE-U for improved coverage. T-Mo touts that LTE-U will help it bring Gigabit LTE to more places in the US, and you can see the GS8 achieving super-fast speeds in a lab test in the video above. The GS8 phones also support T-Mobile’s new AWS-3 spectrum.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch at T-Mobile on April 21. You can pre-order one tonight, though, starting at 9:01 pm PT/12:01 am ET. Pricing will be set at $30 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($750 total) for the Galaxy S8 and $130 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($850 total) for the Galaxy S8+. JUMP! On Demand customers can expect to pay $0 down and $33 per month for the Galaxy S8 and $130 down and $30 per month for the Galaxy S8+.

T-Mo will sell the GS8 in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver color options.

Customers that pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8+ will receive a free Gear VR with controller as well as a bundle of Oculus content. In total, this bundle of free stuff is worth $180. T-Mobile @Work customers that pre-order the GS8 in-store will receive a free DeX dock for free.

MetroPCS customers will be able to get the Galaxy S8 on April 21, too. Pricing at MetroPCS will be set at $729, and customers can get the same VR freebies as their T-Mobile brethren if they buy the GS8 on April 21.

Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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  • kev2684

    Weak promotion for the Galaxy S8 this year. Last year it was BOGO FREE Plus the Gear VR and goodies across all 4 major carriers.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      BOGO came after launch, not as part of the pre-order.

      • Francisco Peña

        good point. Imight also wait for the summer like when the S7 had their sales for BOGO…

    • Last year they needed it. Not so sure with this beast.

      • kev2684

        They need it more than ever. They had to surpass the Galaxy S7 sales due to Note 7 sales loss

  • Vlad

    What about prices for jump on demand?
    Usually it’s no money down

    • Alex Wagner

      Thanks, Vlad! Meant to include those in the post, but spaced it off. JOD prices are now in the post and look like this:

      Galaxy S8: $0 down and $33 per month
      Galaxy S8+: $130 down and $30 per month

      • Vlad

        Thanks But strange….
        S8+ having same price for both eip and JOD?
        Expensive down payment for something most would use 6 to 12 months before another jump

      • Jeremy Turnley

        Yeah, I will hold off a few days and see if the down payment goes away like it did on the Note 7.

  • Toasted_Cracker

    Looking forward to being forced to put $130 down only to be told it wasn’t necessary a few weeks later. So I’ll have to call them and get my down payment refunded.

    • Brian Richards

      Since they are making the payment 30 a month for both devices it seems like the extra 100 makes sense.

      • Jeremy Turnley

        For the Note 7, they did this and people made it clear they’d rather pay extra every month than pay the down payment, plus pointed out that the terms laid out in JOD were “pay nothing up front”. T-Mo caved and just offered it with a higher payment like people wanted.

        • Vlad

          Yes, but that came weeks after, and if you want to pre-order, you better do that in next few days. No one knows about supply, and demand is huge

        • Jeremy Turnley

          The leaks said Samsung was targeting 10 million units at launch, and pushed back the ship date by a week so they could hit that goal. I don’t think supplies will be that bad. The Note 7 change happened one week after pre-orders started, so I can afford to wait and see more than I can cough up an extra $130 right now.

          If you’re worried you won’t get one, you can always get the S8 tomorrow, and JOD to the S8 Plus later. You’ll even still have one jump left to get to the Note 8 later this year.

        • Toasted_Cracker

          Exactly. I rather pay more per month. It actually comes out cheaper for me since I’m a spazz when it comes to phones and will be jumping again when the note 8 or iPhone 8 is released later in the year.

        • Brian Richards

          I’d rather have that as well.

  • sosarozay300

    are jump on demand customers getting the free gear vr or are they getting shafted

    • Jeremy Turnley

      They come from Samsung not T-Mo, so you’ll get them. All Samsung cares about is proof of ownership (IMEI, MAC Address and matching receipt) to claim their stuff.

      • sosarozay300

        thanks, tmobile used tricky wording on their own post to make it seem like it was only for EIP customers

  • DM725

    Very expensive, might just cancel jump and keep my V20.

  • Noremacam

    Now with less bezel so it’s easier to drop!

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Someone says that every time a new phone comes out. If you are going to drop your phone, you are going to drop your phone. What its made of won’t help or hinder that.

      • Noremacam

        …except my post wasn’t about what it was made of. Bezel is the amount of space on the sides. The less there is, the less room there is to put your fingers lest you accidentally touch the screen. So to prevent accidentally touching the screen you hold it differently and with less stability.

        • Jeremy Turnley

          The way you hold the phone hasn’t changed from the way you hold the S6 Edge, S7 Edge or Note 7 – you hold it by the edge, and the corner rests in the crook of your thumb.

          Once again, if you are going to drop the phone, you are going to drop the phone. If you think you are going to drop the phone, buy a case.

      • Francisco Torres

        I don’t know about that. Noremacam is onto something, I think. I’ve dropped my Note5 more times than I have dropped all my phones combined. I don’t know why that is, but I am very glad that the Note5 was made well and so far has survived with only slight scratching on the sides.

  • MadMartigan

    Any word on the JoD pricing for these?

    *Edit: okay, I refreshed… :p

    • Vlad

      Look below in comments

  • Paul Garrison

    Is that you G6?

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It’s G6’s sexier friends. G6 has become the one in the group who gets ignored even though she’s pretty too.

      • Paul Garrison

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Great description. I may have had a few drinks.

  • Brian Richards

    This article says the s8+ comes with gear. VR, but that’s not actually stated in the tmo press release. That just talks about the s8 getting it.

    “When the Galaxy S8 and S8+ arrive at T-Mobile on April 21, Samsung’s most advanced superphones will tap into T-Mobile advanced LTE, rocking gigabit capability on what is already America’s fastest LTE network

    Starting tonight, pre-order the Galaxy S8 at T-Mobile for just $30/month and get a FREE Samsung Gear VR with controller and awesome Oculus content—a $180 value!”

    Then later, again:

    “T-Mobile customers can pre-order the Galaxy S8 tonight at 9:01 p.m. PT at http://www.t-mobile.com. To sweeten the pot, when you pre-order the Galaxy S8 at T-Mobile for just $30/month on the Un-carrier’s Equipment Installment Plan ($30 down, FRP: $750), you get a FREE Gear VR with controller and Oculus content, a full $180 value! If you’re looking to go big, the Galaxy S8+ will also be available for pre-order for just $30/month on EIP ($130 down, FRP: $850). MetroPCS customers can also get in on the same VR goodies by purchasing the device when it launches on April 21 (FRP: $729).”

    Notice how they say you get a gear be with an s8 pre order COMMA you can also pre order the s8+

    Hopefully this is just poorly worded. Because by grammar rules they aren’t offering the s8+ with a free gear vr.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      The promo isn’t from T-Mo, it’s from Samsung.

      https://samsungpromotions.com/

      • Brian Richards

        Yeah, I kind of figures since that’s how the s7 worked, but Samsung does do an IMEI eligibility check, so there’s the really unlikely possibility that TMO made a different deal. I doubt it, but that sentence structure is terrible.

    • Francisco Torres

      I thought the same as you!

      Here’s hoping their grammar is just bad, but the headphones + SD card combo is pretty good consolation, despite the price tag.

      • Brian Richards

        I’m dumping my s7 edge as fast as I can here. Sure it has an SD slot, but that SD slot runs at like 40MBs vs the 250+MBs of the internal storage. This makes the phone a slug if you use a lot of stuff. Adoptable storage adds some convenience, but it slows the whole system down thanks to the difference in speeds.

        The s7 Can’t use u3 sd cards speed. No matter how fast the card is, the reader is TERRIBLY SLOW.

        Here’s hoping the reader in the S8 has the extra pins to actually be fast and that adoptable storage is supported natively.

        the 64 GB is BETTER, but still not great. My S6 had 128 and in real world side by sides, it’s faster than my s7 once you fill up the s7 with enough stuff.

  • Oh it sounds sooo good with all the technology packed in but every time I get a Samsung I regret it. Garish colors. Tons of unwanted apps I can’t delete. Sloooooow OS updates. I’ll probably still get one just so I can loath it and put it in a drawer with my Note 4.

    • IamDefiler

      That black is slick!

    • Jeremy Turnley

      They’ve gotten better with the OS updates at least. Nougat came out the same time as just about everyone else (other than Google themselves).

      • jawash22

        The unlocked s7 and S7 Edge both still don’t have 7.0! Only the carrier supported models. Go figure??

  • Luis Espinal

    Any trade in deals for any carrier yet?

  • Hoggles

    I sure hope they drop the $130 down for JOD peeps on the 8+.

    That’s a lot seeing how most of us will be using a jump in the next 4-6 months.

  • mreveryphone

    Hopefully these start shipping in a few weeks like most T-Mobile pre-orders do… Just wish the blue was included in the launch colors…

    • Eric Harlow

      It should, I remember pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on 2/23/16 and getting it on 2/29/16 well before the launch date 3/11/16. I too wish T-mobile was offering the Blue S8. I hope when I call tonight at 9:01 pm I will be one of the lucky ones to successfully preorder and not have to wait for the supply to restock

      • mreveryphone

        I’ll be calling in as well.. Good luck!

        • Eric Harlow

          Good luck to you as well!

      • Vlad

        I would rather do pre-order after work in store, last time used customer service, and was a huge problem, would not receive by contract email to sign and wasted a week getting order canceled so can reorder again.

    • Jay Holm

      I agree, these colors are beyond lame!!!!

  • StarMenace

    Is the phone really saltwater proof? As far as I know none of the other water-resistant phones out there are. The saltwater erodes the gaskets and other rubber and some plastic components in the headphone jack, mic, speaker, and USB slots.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It’s only IP68, so it’s only rated for 5 feet and 5 minutes at a time before drying. With those short exposures I wouldn’t think saltwater would make much difference – I’d be more worried about brine accumulating in the ports than the decay, especially the way it likes to cake onto electrical components like the gold charging leads.

      That being said, I have seen videos where people have taken the S7 down to 30-40 feet before it died. They are definitely over the basic IP68 rating requirements.

      • StarMenace

        I understand the IP68 rating (Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes) but the video above shows the unboxing underwater in the ocean. Typically it’s mentioned to avoid saltwater but this is the first time I’ve seen videos from either a carrier or manufacturer that specifically shows the phone under saltwater. Just curious to know if they’ve improved tech or parts that would sustain the impact of salt or soap or anything like that.

        • sosarozay300

          its not rated for saltwater they just took the risk of it breaking for the video

        • StarMenace

          I can see someone, somewhere, filing a lawsuit because the saltwater ruined their phone. “…but there was a video that showed it was harmless.”

        • Debra Spicher

          nah then they’d blame the duration of time, falling deeper than 1.5 meters… which is almost assured if it’s in the ocean.

  • Alex Pilaia

    All that hype, all that mystery surrounding the S8 (because of the Note 7 Debacle), and Samsung decides to leave the RAM and battery at the same size as last years flagship phones?? Really? Sorry Samsung, you are not getting my $800. Im sticking to my Axon 7 (Already has 4GB RAM, a 3200 battery, and front facing speakers with Atmos codecs)

    • gman

      I agree , phone is a waste of money, throw your money at a xioami phone when they start releasing phones with all LTE bands

    • lomsha

      What mystery? With all the leaks in the past months.

  • thatuptowncat37

    THERE goes that “edge” crap AGAIN!!!

  • William Kirschman

    I’m satisfied with my G6 for now. Maybe I will Jump when the Note 8 comes out if it has dual cameras. The G6 seems to be perfect size for me. Big screen yet still able to use one hand. Wish it had the AMOLED screen. It would be perfect.

  • Panzer

    Having the S7 now this will be my last Samsung phone until TouchWiz get’s a bloat reduction. The Note 7 worked fine but I didn’t really have it long enough to see how it stands over time. The S7 now has these bursts of lag with any app and it’s very annoying.

    • CousinSkeeta

      It has less bloat than the note 7 i believe and the note was a jump in reducing bloat…

      • Panzer

        That is good to know.

    • enoch861

      The lag is just so frustrating! There are times where apps will literally freeze for 5 seconds or more for absolutely no reason.

    • rbfrost

      If you got MyFiles app, clean up the disk space and especially the ram, your phone will speed up. It seems like a lot of apps work in background and then slows things down or there is a memory leak somewhere. After the ram cleanup, your phone should quick.

    • Polish Announce Table

      Get the Package Disabler app specifically for Samsung in the Play Store. No root required.

  • Arbi

    I think tmobile is gonna come up with some sort of promotion for the new s8. Also, I’m waiting for more clarification of pricing. I’m glad they start doing the preorders at 9pm Pacific time. I wish they could give a discount on the gear 360 if you buy bundle.

  • Paul Garrison

    Nice looking phone, but I’m stick with this V20 for now.

  • PiCASSiMO

    No actual promotions to jump early, I’m going to hold-off until the reviews come in.

    Still concerned about that curved screen. Ultimately, I will have a case for any new phone, and with the curved screen, will the case actually work with it?

    • Panzer

      The S7 and Note 7’s curved screens both worked fine with cases. Screen protectors on the other hand are a different story.

    • Brandon Cruz

      Yea, I’m hoping for a promotion with a wearable of some sort. The Gear VR is great and all, but you’ll probably have a few of those lying around if you’ve taken advantage of some of the S6 and S7 deals they were running previously.

  • Never again paying big money for these smartphones. Good luck for those that do.

    • Ben

      Yup. I still have my S6 and if the S7 doesn’t go on sale, I have no problem holding on to it. Paid off

      • el_perezo

        Somehow I have trouble believing people who post like this. I doubt that someone with a 2 year old phone, (on a comments post meant for phone enthusiasts) is truly here to turn up their nose on the latest tech.

    • Acdc1a

      Agreed. Got an S7 Edge well under $400 from MyWit less than 6 months from release. I also love my Nexus 6 that I got on the Black Friday deal in 2015.

    • beachtrax

      Got out of JOD and now buying unlocked phones . Actually have TMO WiFi calling on my Axon 7 as well as 7.1.1 .

      • I have Axon 7 mini, no wifi calling, but no problem, I got Tmo to ship me a 4G LTE mini tower. 5 bars throughout whole house!

      • leslie cruz

        question?? how you were able to get off hte hook from jod i d been trying and cant find the way??/

        • HeatFan786

          Some people jump onto a cheaper device and just pay that off. Something like an Alcatel or LG ought to help.

        • beachtrax

          What I did was jump to a real cheap phone. Then I paid the cheap off. Pay the cheap phone off in store. I was on JOD legacy. The cheap phone could be anything in store. So things may be different now.

    • Phones are one of the only products where the richest and the poorest use the same model. A rich guy won’t wear the same suit as you, drive the same car, eat the same food, live in the same neighborhoods, etc but he’ll use the same iphone.

    • Verizonthunder

      I agree, love my OnePlus 3 smartphone, specs that still smoke S8+, LG G6, and runs 7.1.1 Android nougat.

  • IThoughtAsAChild

    Tell me, should I preorder? Or wait for possible BOGO? Any other deal in the pipes like Netflix? I don’t know what I want to do… Help

    • Jeremy Turnley

      They rotate through promos from Samsung all the time (Netflix, SD cards, VR gear, smartwatch/fitness bands, etc. all rotate through for about a month at a time), so if you wait, eventually they will have one you like more than the VR one (there’s actually a piggyback promo from them where you can buy a pair of AKG cans and a 256GB SD card for $99 with the pre-order too). Whether the promo you want coincides with a BOGO deal from T-Mo is a different story, so it’s kinda luck of the draw.

      • IThoughtAsAChild

        Since I’m on JUMP I feel like the longer I wait the more money I’m throwing down the tube, since I’m already able to JUMP……If I was certain BOGO was a month or so out I’d wait on it…

        • Jeremy Turnley

          I’d wait until just before they ship, if they are going to do a launch BOGO, they will probably have said so a couple days before they come into the stores.

        • IThoughtAsAChild

          Ok, well, I shall wait…. Totally unrelated but my Note 5 is faster than my S7 and the screen is brighter and better… Maybe its because the Note is a backpack queen that it’s kept it’s speed but the screen​ isn’t supposed to be as sharp as the S7 ….

    • Nakrohtap

      BOGO on a brand new phone? Don’t hold your breath. Sometimes they do that, but only for adding a new line for the second phone and then it’s credits to your bill monthly over 2 years.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I live in an area where all those features are live but merely get 10-15mbps if im lucky

    Also I hope the battery doesnt burst

  • Corey Jalette

    $130 down for jump on demand? Didn’t they fix this with the note 7 for down payment? JOD is supposed to be 0$ down.

    • Arbi

      you’re right. that’s what I was thinking and surprisingly the tmobile website is kind of quiet about this till now.

    • Matt Macaluso

      It will be $0.

      • Corey Jalette

        Was just talking to a rep, supposedly they’re working on it currently. I’ll update here once I get more info. Hopefully it’s situated before tonight so we can pre order for 0$ down.

        • Corey Jalette

          So, they aren’t working on it. They’re just dealing with a lot of lash back from people complaining about it. Hope they change this though asap. If not then ill just jump to the iPhone 7 plus.

        • Nakrohtap

          If it’s not corrected by tonight, I would just hold off a day or two until they change their stance. Why would they expect people to Jump 3 times a year on their flagship phones (which was all JOD was supposed to feature anyways, so having a down payment on premium phones is hypocritical) while dropping $130 every 4 months or so in addition to the payments?

    • Vlad

      I’ve confirmed that 130 down payment in effect, no plans on changing it. Talked to supervisor and no one have any clue that JOD will be getting a different deal.
      Maybe after they have a million of pre-orders, just like on note 7, after T-Mobile collected enough, they removed down payment from JOD customers.

      • Corey Jalette

        Yeah, this makes me torn on just getting the iPhone 7 plus. This lg v20 just sucks, lol. I’d rather have no money down. I get way too many phones.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It’s supposed to be, yeah. But they changed the JOD page to say no upfront costs “on most models” after the Note 7, so it’s possible they won’t back down. I am still going to wait a few days and see what they do.

      At this point I am just leaning towards getting the S8 for now if they don’t and waiting on the Note 8 for my next big screen.

    • dcmtnbkr

      Light up Twitter tagging John legere. It’s bullshit that we have to push to get what they agreed to.

      • Corey Jalette

        Oh i did, lol

        • dcmtnbkr

          I gave up jump 1.0 for this bs. What a joke.

        • Corey Jalette

          Yup, I did too. Jump 1 was great, Jump 2 is a joke. I love jump on demand so much. Except for things like this. Not looking forward to paying 130$ down but I’m probably gonna just end up doing it. I want the bigger battery.

        • dcmtnbkr

          If they dont change it then i will be sticking with the s8, the note 8 will be out soon enough.

        • dcmtnbkr
    • Nakrohtap

      My thoughts exactly. The last rep I talked to about the S7E told me it’s always had a down payment. Bah! I never paid one. Then you go on Twitter DM and they say no down payment needed. Why can’t they all get on the same page?
      They said last time all “premium phones” have down payments and always have. Before, it was only if you wanted a non-base model. To me, that means offering a 64GB S7 instead of a 32GB S7. The S8+ should be considered a base model as well since there is only one configuration available.

    • johnny_fy

      JOD is only free for the base model. The note7 did not have a cheaper model so the flack they received for charging a down payment at first was justified. The s8 (small size) has no down payment.

    • Debra Spicher

      It may be that the phone depreciates too fast because I imagine the profit for them is the resell value of the turned-in (refurbished) device… or… people keep the Notes longer than the other devices so they may not get their costs back. If people switch devices like their underwear, they’re likely going to be like new condition, so high resale value. It sounds like a lot of people just jump to Note and stick with it a little longer than usual or wait for the next Note. Which may affect the price of the turned-in device. No idea. Only a thought.

      The Note series are a “specialized” category, so their resale value may not be as good as others. Those phones are put through a heavier usage than your average phone, since they tend to attract power users. Moreover, power users want next gen power… so they may not buy refurbished as much and the “average” folk who buy refurbished usually buy simpler handsets.

  • Debra Spicher

    These phones and their edgy screens. It’s like looking through a balloon made of glass.

  • nycplayboy78

    WAYMENT!!! That speedtest though….Is that T-Mobile’s main lab at their Corporate HQ in Washington state? Hmmmmmm….LIZE and WITCHCRAFT I see abound…LOL!!!!

  • el_perezo

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Active line. Wish they couldve made the S8 screen shatterproof. But I guess they gotta make money on the s8 active too.

  • arak

    AT&T offering the best deal on S8 including BOGO. TMO will have to match up sooner or later. Wonder why only $750 on the BOGO even when buying S8+?

    http://about.att.com/story/get_unlimited_entertainment_when_you_preorder_a_samsung_galaxy_s8.html

  • Vizzy

    What color are ya getting? I was torn between black and silver but choose black

  • Manbearpig

    What no Netflix this year?

  • Verizonthunder

    Just wait till next early March for true value price smh Samsung

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    Wait… how am I supposed to put a case on this thing?

    • Hoggles

      Purchase one of the countless S8 cases that are now available on Amazon.

      Put case on phone when phone arrives.

    • noh1bvisas

      wheeley bag?

  • Corey Jalette

    4 hours left!

  • Hoggles

    Going with the S8. I have the V20 now…and my main complaint is how ridiculously​ tall it is. Seeing that the S8+ is as tall as the V20, made my decision very easy this go around. Hate to not have the giant display, but no way I’m doing another phone as tall as this V20.

    I wish there could have been a 6″ S8 with a 16:9 ratio. That would have been perfection. Oh well…S8 until the Note 8, which will be replaced by the iPhone 8 soon after. Rinse and repeat in 2018. Gotta love JOD.

  • Greg Victor

    The S8 is a beautiful phone, but after the Note 7 fiasco I’ll be passing on Samsung for the foreseeable future.

    • metalspy8

      great but nobody cares enough to talk you into getting this phone..and why the fuck would we care about your opinion,.just dont get, dont comment and keep walking.

    • metalspy8

      same here.. so F you fatfook..

  • noh1bvisas

    ” of the faster speeds that they offer, though. T-Mo has compiled a handy list of where these faster speeds are available, and…”

    not in downtown where i work. i’m lucky to get .5 mps. been complaining to tmo for months.

  • PDXbeaver

    TMO’s S8 deals are weak. Verizon’s base price is $30 less plus they have trade-in promotions (starting at $15 per month… no trade-ins at TMO so $30 a month!). At Best Buy, you can get the same thing TMO is offering but $100 less (but no TMO option there). Check out AT&T’s offer below. TMO is going to lose some subscribers over this. Really disappointed TMO did not offer more. Very much considering buying the S8 at Verizon since I can get it for nearly half the price with trade-in than at TMO.

    • DM725

      They will rectify it once they see they aren’t the best preorder,

    • Grymtyrant

      Even though sometimes they don’t have the absolute best offer on the phone and are selling it at the Normal retail price doesn’t mean they are going to lose subscribers. That’s just ludicrous to think. Tmobile still has better pricing and more service incentives. Not too many people are that eager to just jump ship because someone is selling a phone for 100 dollars off.

    • Debra Spicher

      Typically you pay more in your bill going to VZW/AT&T, so that “discount” will be made up one way or another. Doesn’t always work out that way, which is why I say “typically”…

      Either way, go to Verizon if it suits your fancy. It’s a free market, so you’re not locked down to any single option. That’s what competition is for.

  • Vizzy

    Talking to customer service now, let’s see how this goes….

  • HeatFan786

    I am going to patiently wait for reviews and a trade in promo. I got my S7 very cheap, so I am in no rush to give it up unless T-Mobile offers a “free” S8 via bill credits, a trade in, and a 2 yr EIP agreement while all I pay for is tax. They eat the difference between my $250 S7 and the price of S8, $750 I think. All I do is pay tax and just stick with T-Mobile One for two years, which was bound to happen regardless because I don’t want to leave Magenta since they rock.

  • Vizzy

    Was a quick easy process I was on the phone for at least 10 minutes no hold time straight to a customer service rep I was able to order the black S8 plus for a total of 221 (free overnight shipping) She told me the phone will ship out the 19th hopefully sooner

  • J.J.

    22 min on hold so far

    • Eric Harlow

      Sorry to hear that. I hope you can be patient

      • J.J.

        After 30 min hold they said jod system was down. No luck

        • Eric Harlow

          now i feel bad for you :( I was oh the phone too and they were having difficulties with JOD system I feel lucky I was still able to preorder. I hope you will be able JOD upgrade soon

        • J.J.

          Thx

  • Javar Alexander

    Scheduled a call from T-mobile @ 9pm… pre ordered at 9:10 pm PST.

  • Eric Harlow

    Just used my JOD for the S8 midnight black, it was like a 20 minute call because their system was giving errors for JOD upgrades. $0 down and $35.89 a month with option to own with a payment of $156. I don’t know how much more technological advance the S9 will be next year, but I guess it would be better to keep my JOD vice purchasing the S8 at the end of my lease. Do I lose my JOD if I buy the S8?

    • Stephen D

      Lucky. I’ve been trying since midnight. They couldn’t get mine to go through so I’m worried it’ll be backordered by the time it works.

      It’s good to hear that you didn’t have a down payment though. I thought JOD with good credit didn’t have down payments but then the website says $130 down which I’d rather not pay.

      • Eric Harlow

        $130 downpayment on JOD is for the S8+

        • Stephen D

          Ah, I swear you said S8+. Sorry, getting tired, it’s late. I’m going to pay it anyways, if my order can ever go through that is.

        • Eric Harlow

          Best of Luck! I hope you get the S8+ preordered soon

        • Stephen D

          Thanks, ended up getting an order to go through at around 1:30 after a long hold time. Hopefully I did it early enough to get one of the first shipments. I cannot wait for this phone!

      • Soumya Sarkhel

        Down payment is for the S8 plus. For the regular S8, there is no down payment

    • Corey Jalette

      And yes when you buy a phone out with JOD you are ending your lease which ends your jod, but its still available as of right now to get through online reps or phone reps. Can’t do the first initial one in store anymore, lame. But after you get your first phone it goes back to normal for the rest of the time. In store phone upgrades (if you want)

      • Matt Macaluso

        You can do it in store. The reps just say you can’t as they want to make the money for putting you on the normal Jump!

        • Corey Jalette

          That used to be true, but they changed that to only online/by phone recently. And now I’m reading its supposed to end April 30th. But those on it can keep it.

        • Matt Macaluso

          In the last 3 days?

  • Soumya Sarkhel

    Called up t Mobile at 11:59 PM EDT. After 25 minutes, my JOD pre order for S8 didn’t go through. Rep said she will call me back in 15 mins, yet to get a call back from her.

  • steven berson

    Wasn’t the whole selling point of jump on demand not to pay down payment if you had excellent credit? Never paid anything down before. Not sure why they are doing this now, I assume this is going to be a common practice with T-mobile. Called in and see if I can get credit to adjust for the down payment. They were not willing to give any credits plus wanted to charge $20 fee to order over the phone. Not going to preorder this time around.

  • NardVa

    I’ll just wait for T-Mobile to run a flash sell on the S8 to get it closer to $500. There will probably be some sweet deals when the iPhone drops.

  • WhippetNYC

    S8+: is there a way to find out if this phone has a MicroSD card slot that uses UHS-I or UHS-II “bus”? UHS-I = single row of contacts; UHS-II = 2 rows of contacts. I can’t seem to find this information anywhere. Thanks.

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  • Mr MeNaCe

    the s8’s will ship on sunday :) enjoy

    • WhippetNYC

      Hi @Mr MeNaCe:

      May I ask how you discovered that TMobile will definitely ship this coming Sunday, April 9th? Unless one has an inside source or similar, I don’t know how one would know such things.

      Also, TMobile’s default shipping method for the S8/S8+ is 1-2 day UPS/FedEx. As such, if they were to ship out April 9th (which is oddly a Sunday, btw), that means we’ll all receive ours next Tuesday, April 12th. That’s a whopping 9 days earlier than the stated “available date”! Can this really be true?

      I don’t doubt what you said as TMobile sent out the recent LG flagship phone a full 2 weeks earlier than the announced “available date” (!), but I thought that I’d ask you for a clarification or elaboration of what you wrote so it would help the rest of us understand better. Thx!

      • Mr MeNaCe

        a birdie @ tmobile told me, and like i mentioned in the other post,

        the s7 shipped on Feb 28th ( sunday ) the s8 will ship 4/9 ( sunday )

        • WhippetNYC

          @Mr MeNaCe: I must say that I do recall, surprisingly, that my S7 Edge did ship out on a Sunday. I remember that because, upon receipt of my S7 Edge, I looked at my UPS or FedEx label (i forgot which shipper it was), and it was indeed dated on a Sunday (i also forgot whether your stated Feb 28th is the date I saw)!

          I thought to myself: self – how odd this is, a label dated on a Sunday!

          So…I think you might be a particularly knowledgeable, well connected gentleman (or lady).

          Thanks for your update.

    • mreveryphone

      Will be checking ups my choice in a few hours lol…

      • Corey Jalette

        Woke up like a kid on Christmas with no presents under the tree. Lmao, hope it starts today/tomorrow but I doubt it.

        • mreveryphone

          Lol it will come when we don’t expect it… I’ll be holding my case imagining the phone is in it…

        • Corey Jalette

          I ordered my case on Amazon and still waiting for it to ship, so I can’t even pretend I have it yet! Lol

        • Chino

          I have my cases sinces last week oh it feels good to know that the phone is still small but big at same time also what is your shipping method for the phone?

        • Corey Jalette

          From tmobile, JOD, my order confirmation email says overnight – 2 day shipping. I got the s8+ can’t wait to get it in my hands. Lol

        • mreveryphone

          My case came in yesterday… I compared it to my S7 edge case and it’s longer but slimmer… I got the S8+… I shouldn’t have opened the case because now I really can’t wait for the phone lol

        • Chino

          Smh Corey we all doing the same thing the stress is real lol

        • Corey Jalette

          It’s killing me. I’m trying to trick myself into thinking I don’t care.. Lol but, it only works for a few hours at a time.

        • Jess

          I’m glad I’m not the only one! Lol. Keeping my fingers crossed that we all get some good news soon

        • Mr MeNaCe

          give it a few more hours, like you im anxiously waiting

        • Corey Jalette

          We shall see! It’s very possible they go out overnight tonight and end up out for delivery tomorrow. Or any day really. It all happens so fast. I just really hope it’s tonight lol. I’d definitely love a new gadget!

        • Mr MeNaCe

          WORST case scenario it will ship on the 16th ( sunday again )
          but im still optimistic it will ship tonight

        • Charlie Liu

          UPS doesn’t accept pick ups on Sundays.

          Previous pre-order ship dates:
          G6 preorder was shipped on 3/22/17- Wed –
          S7 shipped out on 3/1/16 – Tues-

          Source: Third party logistics rep. We own UPS.

    • Brandon Wright

      How sure are you that they will start getting shipped out today?

    • Chino

      Ok any info on this shipping Sunday speculation that u started ??

      • Mr MeNaCe

        nope, still “patiently” waiting like everyone else is

        • Charlie Liu

          Appreciate the update!

  • Waiting for the shipment of s8.

    • Mr MeNaCe

      4/9 is rumored to be when tmobile will begin shipments

      • Matt Macaluso

        Sunday? lol

        • Mr MeNaCe

          yes if you preorderd the s7 or s6 youd would be familiar with the fact that tmobile ships pre order early, s7 preordered on the 23rd, the release date was MArch 12th, but it shipped Feb 28th. So yea the s8 ships sunday ENJOY!

        • WhippetNYC

          Well, @disqus_zNCgezWKWI:disqus if you were correct, then tomorrow, TMobile will ship out the S8/S8+ phones. If they were to choose UPS, we’d get a “a package is coming to you …” type of notice on our phone.

          I hope wherever you heard this news from turns out to be really true. If this is really the case, then that means we’ll all get our phones on Tuesday, April 11th – which is a full 10 days before the announced available date of April 21st. That’s a lot!

        • Mr MeNaCe

          should, get info tommarow night or monday morning we shall see. I too have my fingers crossed, ill be out of town for spring break i want my new toy for the ride

        • Matt Macaluso

          I understand they ship pre orders early. I have had the G6 for over two weeks along with almost anything else I can remember ordering. When did packages start getting picked up on Sundays? Printing a shipping label is a bit different.

  • Irfan

    problem with these phone , Lake of Frequency bands , not compatible on world class bands such as Iphone .. locking for unlock version .

  • Corey Jalette

    Cards are starting to get charged. No updates on shipping info or anything yet, and my card hasn’t been charged yet just passing along info from reddit!

  • Chino

    Exactly what I thought no shipping this morning smh!!

    • Corey Jalette

      Duuuuuuude. My phone case got shipped overnight and I had an email from ups this morning was so fucking excited. Lol, shit.

      • Chino

        Yea that sucks Corey ppl need to stop coming into forums without no evidence to wat they say bro of facts they to start showing proof of Instead of talking BS Smh!!! Future reference members live by the code of the forums no fake updates lol

        • Corey Jalette

          Keep up to date with the reddit post tho seams to be the place people are at the most right now. No updates so far tho.

        • Chino

          Yea I took notice of that but becuz this clown came on here and spread the rumors it even landed on Reddit smh but yea Definitely looking into them every minute bro lol #truepost #NoLies Drake voice #Facts

        • Mr MeNaCe

          sir, i clearly stated ” rumor ” in one or 2 of the initial post. Its ok, i dont mind being wrong .

        • WhippetNYC

          re: Reddit et al

          I’m doubtful that that Reddit thread is that useful at all.

          The reason is that everything that was said on that thread yesterday (Sunday) turned out to be entirely false! It’s akin to those doomsday people saying that the end of the world is on such and such a date, and they put advertisements up everywhere to announce it.

          Well, then, that day comes and goes by without anything unusual at all, just another ordinary day. Those doomsday folks just get quiet for a while and then, somehow, they come up with another date a decade later or something like that.

          It’s strange that no one seems to take that incorrect statement into account and there are folks who would subscribe to the new false date.

          I’m just saying that nothing in that Reddit post turned out to be accurate so…why would one trust it today? Just asking respectfully.

        • Corey Jalette

          Because, who’s to say that the same person is the one posting the date again? I’m simply suggesting that there’s alot more people over there so if we want to stay updated then to go there. Noone is talking in this thread much. So I’m giving people a place to go where it’s more active.

      • Chino
        • mreveryphone

          We could be in for some early surprises…

        • Corey Jalette

          I hope so, just tired of getting my hopes up. Lol

        • Chino

          me too lol

        • Corey Jalette

          Was just gonna tell you, lol I’m on there more than here. I had a similar situation with the note 7 shipped a day after release for me i tried canceling the day of release because i still didn’t have any tracking and they couldn’t cancel it because it was already in the shipping process. Let’s get it going! Lol i want my damn phone! Ahaha

        • Chino

          whats your name on there bro?

        • Corey Jalette

          CoreyMatthews92

        • Chino

          cant find you unless you post

        • Corey Jalette

          I know I haven’t posted stuff much today. Keep an eye out though. What’s your name on there?

        • Chino

          Chino215

        • Chino

          chino215

    • Corey Jalette

      Do t know why my comment didn’t post earlier. But dude I know, I had an email tho this morning but it was for my phone case. I was so freaking excited lol damn it.

    • Mike

      I just wish everyone would shut up and stop crying about getting the S8 early. If you get it before 4/21 good. The only concern should be is if you get your pre-ordered S8 after 4/21

      • Corey Jalette

        If you don’t like people discussing it, you’re very welcome to not read the comments to a post that’s on the second page…

      • Chino

        Awww Mike Does it Hurt you? Is very simple Just don’t come on here if you don’t like it!! Oh Wait I can’t tell you that because your entitled to come here as you please!! just like everyone is entitled to cry and comment about there phones not arriving early Lol… so why tell people to shut up and stop crying what makes you any better your obviously here for the same reason that everyone is. to see who’s phone shipped or not!!! very lame of you grow up buddy!!! Lmao… #Lame #Corny #Ignorant #DH

        • Mike

          Chino stfu. are you mad and but hurt? since it’s not your boyfriend causing the but hurting.

  • lordabits20

    Mine has shipped out and will be arriving tomorrow it shipped from Longwood, FL, United States and weights 3lbs??

    • Corey Jalette

      They usually ship from Kentucky. Screenshots?

      • WhippetNYC

        I agree, please, if you don’t mind:

        partial screenshots, screenshots, screenshots with your name and address blocked off, etc.

        whatever. something to show us, rather than…nothing.

        thank you in advance.

    • Chino

      Show Facts Not Comments show Proof??????

    • Charlie Liu

      Oh seems legit. I received mine already.
      /s

      • Chino

        received What?

    • lordabits20

      sorry guys just learned it wasnt the phone. it was the stupid LG projector from a couple of months ago for the V20 promo.

      i got fooled because it says Reference Number 1: T-Mobile 1634 and says from tmobile for some strange reason on reference code.

      :( sadly i wait with the rest of you!

      • Corey Jalette

        That was a pretty sweet promo. I was a day late so couldn’t take part in it. That projector looks awesome. Enjoy!

        • lordabits20

          thanks, it looks good. i never had one before. thought its 480P hoping it does the job, cant complain as it was a throw in from the v20 promo

        • Corey Jalette

          Are you sure it’s only 480p? I was looking it up online teasing myself the day after it ended thought it was a 1080p one. That stinks. Camping tv! Lol

  • Darrell L. Williams

    April 18th early ship date..

  • mreveryphone

    Just got a text from T-Mobile saying that my order is being packed and I should start seeing my card get charged… It also states that it will ship April 19th…

    • Chino

      when did you pre order ? and what model?

      • mreveryphone

        I pre-ordered the first day we could order… I opted for the S8+

    • javier

      The reason this is happening I just remembered people were complaining about the S7 the ones that did not pre-order so samsung dropped the hammer and told tmobile that’s why we didn’t get the Note 7 as early as we got the s7/s7 edge

  • Chino
  • mel

    Got a text from T-Mobile, Phone shipping on the April 19th

    • Chino

      when did you pre-odered and what model?

      • mel

        3/30 – S8+

  • Darrell L. Williams

    Just got my text

  • Corey Jalette

    “Get ready! The Samsung Galaxy S8 releases April 21st. We’re packing your T-Mobile order #S0XXXXXXXX so you might see applicable charges on your card. We will start shipping on April 19 prior to its release.”

    • Corey Jalette

      This was a text I just got a few mins ago from tmobile (459)

      • Chino

        damnn corey i havent received anything is becuz i am new customer ?

        • Corey Jalette

          Probably yeah, they sent my number a text and my number is a tmobile one so that’s probably why. Everyone is getting the texts now it seams though. I just hope they ship it out before the 19th. We shall see. Now that they are packing it all up though ups labels should be being created today or tomorrow.

        • Chino

          oh ok yea i kinda figure that did your status change on the order status page? also you let me know anything about the idea that logo i showed you>?

        • Corey Jalette

          I’m not quite sure. Are you asking me to help you run a tech site? Lol loved the logo though! And no change in status yet and no charge on my card yet. Very hopeful. But I hope they literally don’t just let these phones just sit around until the 19th. That’s torture. Lol

        • Chino

          lol would u be able to help??? you know if it takes off takes of there a lot of perks with that

        • mreveryphone

          I’ll help lol

        • Chino

          what are your talents?

        • mreveryphone

          I’m a excellent writer, talents with a camera/video, good researcher… What are you looking for??

        • Chino

          Exactly what u mentioned lol

        • Corey Jalette

          I wouldn’t know where to begin. But I’d Def atleast try to help out. Lol

    • Javar Alexander

      Same here, hopefully they ship early.

    • Corey Smith

      I got the text as well. I will be out of town on vacation when this phone arrives. I had it shipped to my job so it won’t just be sitting on my doorstep. If it comes early, it would be great because I could have my vacation to play with it.

    • javier

      Bro im about to leave tmobile they charged my card today for 913.75 but when i pre ordered march 29 and signed contract it said 130 down etc and everything looked good i called today and he told me that i wouldnt get charged 913 but 130 and no delay on phone shipment but when i called back and spoke to different person they told me he just canceled order so he lied and only canceled the original order and now im in the back of the line smh yo check ur contract and call too bro sorry texting while speaking with tmobile supervisor

      • Corey Jalette

        I always check my order after I sign it. JOD and 139.10 charge. Sorry that happened man.. Damn. I was worried about that too.

        • javier

          Bro thats the thing my order was fine i checked and read on my computer march 29 it was on them i got 913.75 surprise today bro thanks i just dont want it to happen to others

    • Chino

      Corey still no luck for me then I called T-Mobile they don’t have no idea bout any txt there idiots smfh!!!

      • Corey Jalette

        A lot of people still haven’t got their texts yet. Have you checked for a charge?

        • Chino

          Wait there’s light at the end of the tunnel yesssss I got charged!!!! I am out of here lol nah I’ll stay till we get the phone lol

  • Jess

    No text here, I preordered on 3/30 S8, hmm

    • mike hernandez

      just got this text also

  • Sergio Bobillo

    I also got the text around 6 PM today about the S8 shipping on the 19th so get ready

  • Jess

    Hmm no text as of yet.

  • mreveryphone

    Card got charged this morning…

  • Chino

    got my tracking here is a screenshot https://ibb.co/cY2cO5

    #facts #proof

  • Edward Leonard

    Okay, 24 hours in with the Plus! Love the screen, the fingerprint sensor tho! Still a great phone. Quick question, I am in a market with 4×4 mimo. The speeds are better than my LG V20, but not earth shattering like in the tmo lab. I dont think tampa is a qam market, but I thought that was supposed to help with bandwidth more than speed.

    My average download over last 24 hours is about 29mbps, upload is 12mbps in Tampa.