T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ now being delivered to pre-order customers

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The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ aren’t scheduled to hit store shelves until April 21, but several T-Mobile customers are receiving their phones today.

TmoNews readers Doug, Michael, and Neftali all got their pre-ordered Galaxy S8 phones today. Several other readers expect that their phones will be delivered today, so even more T-Mo customers should have their GS8 by the end of the day.

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T-Mobile told Galaxy S8 pre-order customers that it’d begin shipping units out on April 18, so it’s no surprise that some folks are getting their phones today. It’s still exciting when a brand new phone shows up on your doorstep before its official release, though, so it’s cool to see T-Mo customers getting their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ orders today.

Have you received a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+? If so, what do you think so far?

Thanks, Neftali, Michael, Doug, Daniel, F Cruz, Mr. P, and Adam!

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  • Brian Richards

    Out for delivery. :D

  • Prox

    I think UPS lost mine.

  • DKBNYC

    S8 and S8+ on the UPS Vehicle for delivery today. If past UPS deliveries are any indication, they should be arriving about 5:30.

  • Francisco Torres

    Sweet. Just checked my tracking and it says out for delivery as well.

  • Morton H

    I just received my 2 S8+ sweet phones, super responsive and fast

  • Jay

    Just got my son’s S8 he gonna be happy

    • lomsha

      Wish i had a dad like you lol.

  • Carlos461

    I just received mine an hour ago. It looks great! It will get take some getting used to without a Home button.
    It is barely taller but, the screen is much bigger than my S7 Edge.

  • niididdy

    I just received mine too – S8+.

    It felt more like a same-day delivery, instead of an overnight one. It’s definitely less than 24 hours since it was scanned for departure.

  • icwhatudidthere

    Grr. Meanwhile direct orders from Samsung still haven’t even shipped.

    • JTrip

      I’m in the same boat. My card hasn’t even been charged yet. Thanks, Samsung.

    • JTrip

      Samsung finally shipped my order and says it will be here by at least 8 pm tomorrow. If that happens then they met their schedule.

    • Richard Kalajian

      I ordered direct from Samsung April 2. Order has not shipped. I did spend some time today going to FedEx to sign for a Samsung Galaxy speaker dock from Samsung.

  • Lawrence C

    Thanks T-mobile received S8+ an hour ago from ups. This phone is Sweet. I have the S7 edge and don’t believe anyone that says it’s not a good upgrade from that. Wow

    • Susan

      Gr8 to hear. That’s exactly what I am upgrading from. Mine on the UPS truck now. Sitting vigil for it to arrive. ARGH Ordered from Best Buy and got the $100.00 off the price of the 8 plus. My payment is now $11.00/month less than the 7 Edge. Go figure.

  • Ej Nash

    Picked mine up from the ups store this morning, IDK it was kind of a b***h to set up makybe more so cause I was eager but now I got it and good to go!! ENJOY EVERYONE!!

  • Joel Torres

    Mine was scanned at 4:00am this morning and its already on the truck for delivery! So excited! :-D

  • liz r

    I pre ordered mine from t mobile and my order status still says order processing even though I got a text message last week saying it was going to ship on the 18th.. Still don’t have a tracking number, I’m bummed out

    • Dennis P

      I’m in the Same boat :(

  • Eric Butler

    I’ll be picking mine up from UPS as soon as I get off work

  • Matt Macaluso

    Delivered!

  • gpt2010

    Supposed to be getting mine today. Can’t wait!

  • Aaron A.

    Mine will be delivered today by end of the day.

  • Troan Gibbs

    Got mine 4pm ET. The artic silver s8+

  • Linda Laude Shoupe

    I’m lost, my new nano sim card is too big for the tray. I’ve watched some you tube videos, but mine is clearly slimmer than what I see online. WTF. totally freaked now.

    • TK421

      I haven’t received mine, so I can’t direct you… But my S7 has a SIM slot and a microSD slot in the same tray. Are you maybe putting the SIM in the SD slot? The SIM went in the “bottom” part of the tray, landscape style (wider than tall).

    • Andrew Singleton

      you likely have a micro sim. the new phone comes with a new sim so have a rep active that one (free).

    • TK421

      Let us know if you figure it out, Linda, I’m genuinely curious. :)

  • TK421

    I been refreshing my UPS tracking all day long. No luck thusfar. I’m hoping it’s home by the time I get there…

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    I have ATT and I got mine today as well. Still waiting for S8 Plus Orchid gray but it’s already shipped being delivered tomorrow

  • Kirk Lange

    Ok, I ordered my Black S8 Plus at 2:05pm PST….let’s see how fast it will get to my place…

    • Brian M.

      ordered mine during lunch at 12pm as well. highfive

      • Kirk Lange

        High five!

      • Kirk Lange

        Got mine at 10am PST this morning. The phone is AMAZING.

  • Javar Alexander

    I got mine today. I’m diggin’ it so far.

  • mreveryphone

    Got it, and I got a quick youtube vid up! First T-Mobile unboxing!

    • Myl35

      your late mines been up for 11 hours now lol

      • mreveryphone

        Nice!

  • Croq

    I got my S8! Pretty happy since I only ordered on Friday, 4/14.

    • Croq

      And now I wait for T-Mo to offer the S8+ with no down-payment (I expect that to happen at some point).

  • Joel

    Physical screen size was supposed to be bigger than the S7E

    • Joel

      Or so I thought

      • DKBNYC

        Screen real estate is bigger. Phone side to side is smaller. I can wrap my hand around this thing.

        • Lawrence C

          Wrong again. The S8+ is a tard bit wider than the S7edge. About an inch or so. I’m now questioning if you really own both or even one. Smh..

    • el_perezo

      Any idea what the screen is equal too? I know it’s not an actual 6.2in screen. It’s like the LG G6 and LG v20. The V20 actually had more screen even though on paper they were both 5.7.

  • metalspy8

    I GOT mine delivered today very happy coming from note 5 ….im very satisfied and blown away from the screen the sound pretty much everything..

  • Ours came two hours ago.. love that you can just hook up the older phone and transfer everything! Took only about 20 mins

  • Lawrence C

    You are either blind, typo, just being funny or trolling. I have both in my hands and the S8+ is way bigger than bigger than the S7edge. However, it’s about the same length as the iPhone 7plus just more screen size. Maybe you are comparing it with S8 and not S8+

    • Acdc1a

      S8 is much smaller than the S7 Edge. The S8+ wasn’t on display at my T-Mobile store when I went to look so I can’t comment on that.

  • Lawrence C

    Anyone tried to get the VR with the headphone and sd card. I completed the phone and choose that but I could not click on the buy now button because it was inactive and haven’t received an email about the entry yet.

    • BringTheFate

      I tried with similar results. I couldn’t even do it on my phone because it said the Wi-Fi MAC Address or IMEI were ineligible. Got to the approval with an unresponsive Buy Now button only on a computer and have yet to receive an email. I’m on hold for Samsung’s support now to see what’s going on or if I can pay over the phone…we’ll see how it goes. Been on hold for 22 minutes at time of this comment.

      • Lawrence C

        Good luck with support and let us know the outcome. I gave up after sitting on hold for an hour and a half with support.

        • BringTheFate

          The call dropped on its own after 35 minutes. I’m trying one more time before I give up for the night.

        • BringTheFate

          Tried waiting an extra hour and a half after that with no end in sight to the hold before I gave up. Still no email either. Hoping it’s just severely delayed because of a mass influx.

    • Ej Nash

      I completed mine, I got a text message that linked me and I was able to complete it Yesterday.

  • Zippero

    Omg, that S8 in the picture in the article has the red-tint defect! This defect is inherent to the S8’s red OLED screen, and you should get your money back ASAP because it’ll get worse over time (blue will die before red). Replacement units in S. Korea are all red-tinted too, so getting a full refund is your only real option.

    • Lawrence C

      You can fix that issue with either changing the screen mode. I was able to replicate the red tint both on my S7edge and S8+. People are freaking out over a non issue. Selecting Amoled photo or cinema on 7edge give you a red tint as well. It goes on to explain that, its purpose is for night viewing.

      • Zippero

        Many people have tried that, including Samsung’s own tech people at its service centers in S. Korea, but the problem remains. You can see in this YouTube video that even after doing what you suggest and many other things, the red tint is still there: https://youtu.be/rswGThtFi6c

    • DKBNYC

      Zippero=Troll

      • Zippero

        The pink screen in the article above is no troll. At least half and maybe 2/3rds of S8’s are affected. Poor quality control at Samsung’s Vietnamese factory allowing these defective units to be shipped globally with red screens right out of the box. At least they could have tried something at the factory first, no? It’s not like Samsung needs any more bad PR after the Note 7 and its CEO getting arrested for bribing S. Korea’s President, leading to her impeachment. Can’t make this stuff up!

        • disqus_jcJZGERwmO

          Zippero=Troll, Samsung has explained this issue already.
          This is not a defect. More of a personal preference.
          Setting – Display – screen mode- color balance
          USA models are not shipped with redness.
          get your facts straight.

        • Zippero

          Go to all the Reddit threads of T-Mobile, Sprint, etc. pre-order customers receiving red-tinted S8 and S8+ today. It’s EVERY FREAKIN’ PHONE!

          https://www.google.com/search?q=reddit+s8+red+tint&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

        • steadymobb

          Not mine

        • Zippero

          As US pre-order customers get their S8 and S8+ phones today, Reddit threads are full of complaints about the red tints on their screens: https://www.google.com/search?q=reddit+s8+red+tint&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

          John Legere will be the first to drop the S8, as he was the first to drop the Note 7! Can’t gain anything by selling customers defective devices!

        • Zippero

          Samsung knew of its defective red-tinted S8 phones 5 days ago on April 15 but decided to ship anyway out of sheer greed, according to a Samsung whistleblower:

          “the company did not have the time to properly set the color balance due to the extremely high demand.” — https://www.google.com/amp/www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-s8-displays-red-discoloration-764692/amp/

          Korean media shows obviously red-tinted phones being tested for battery safety on April 15: https://www.google.com/amp/article.thegear.co.kr/amp/14366/index.html

        • steadymobb

          There actually are a lot of people in the US with this problem and the color balance doesn’t fix things. Go to xda… Theres a lot of them. Thankfully mine doesn’t have this issue

        • Rob L

          He’s not trolling. In New York, my unit and the ones at the local best buy suffer from red tint even with the red color slider fully left and blue light filter off.

  • huttongd

    Got my S8+ this evening! Box says Orchid Gray, but when I opened it, it’s black. Anyone else get the wrong color? I love it anyway, but still think I’ll trade it for the gray when they are available in the store.

    • Lawrence C

      I’m loving my black.

    • Corey Jalette

      Does the imei match the box and phone? That’s odd.

      • huttongd

        Yeah, numbers match on the box and the phone. Really odd. I thought maybe I was just color blind so I went outside and compared to a black phone and they are both indeed black.

  • Glenn Yudenfriend

    UPS arrived at 7pm!

  • lordabits20

    got mine as well. coming from v20…first thing i noticed it did not have a knock on effect to double tap screen to wake! every phone should have that :(
    im not really a fan of the edge though it has no purpose FOR ME. still getting used to it and battery seems promising so far..

    • Nionx

      Not having double tap to wake is an issue. I go back and forth often enough from phone’s with the feature to phone’s that don’t support it and it’s always frustrating when the screen light up after a double tap. All phones should have it, or at least an app that can activate it

      • Rocck99

        I came from a G4 ( refurb number 2 ) and the knockon and off is something i liked. Double tapping the home does bring the screen on… so that is a good thing. Though I then have to swipe to get the pin pad up…. The screen is so much nicer than my g4. Anyone have issues with the camera and text? I had trouble taking a picture of my confirmation for the rebate. came out all blurry. Even tried wiping the lense…

    • steadymobb

      You can double tap the always on hold button without pressing it and the screen turns on.

    • Corey Jalette

      While it doesn’t have tap to wake you can turn on press home button to being you right to the home screen. If you don’t have any password or anything. That’s what I did anyway. Coming from the v20 I still try to knock to shut the screen off and reach for the power button on the back. I’ll get used to it lol

  • Rob L

    Got my S8+ yesterday. Red tint is real. Even with blue light filter off and custom color red slider fully off red tint is still present. Most noticeably now on the task bar.

    Very disappointing and I expect this to become a huge issue. Dang, first my note 7 defective, now this crap.

    Guess I’ll wait it out to see what the corrective action may or may not be… hopefully it’s just a software update and not hardware issue.

    • JTrip

      Sorry to hear that. Got my fingers crossed that I don’t have that issue but I have bad luck so I’m expecting it.

    • steadymobb

      Dang, that sucks. Very thankful mine doesn’t have this issue.

    • Rob L

      At the local best buy the same red tint was observed. There are articles out telling people to adjust color but that’s simply masking the problem to make it somewhat tolerable.

      I predict this will be another big complaint, raising issue with Samsung’s quality control once again.

    • Bo Kimble

      I have the same problem and hopefully its an easy, permanent fix. Samsung dropped the ball, again!

  • JTrip

    Finally on the truck for delivery. Cool, cool, cool! I haven’t upgraded since the Nexus 5 2013.

  • Nionx

    My wife got her S8 delivered early yesterday. She is a happy camper.

  • steadymobb

    I thought I was going to want the 8plus but the regular is so perfect. I’m happy. I’ll progress to an even bigger screen once they figure out the fp scanner in the screen. The fp scanner on this one is just within reach

  • niididdy

    Anyone find the FP Sensor location annoying?? I don’t – it was in fact very natural for me on both left and right index fingers. I am using that along with PIN and Iris for security.

    • CousinSkeeta

      Yea me too it’s no where as bad as every tech site made it to be…i have it set up like u

    • steadymobb

      which version?

      • niididdy

        S8+

    • mreveryphone

      It’s actually pretty natural. I have the S8+

  • Christopher Ivy

    Finally got an update this morning that mine shipped and was given a tracking number. So jealous that everyone got theirs and I ordered on the 12th. Hope everyone enjoy it

  • Dennis P

    Had to cancel my pre order. It was stuck in limbo with no movement. Gotta go wait in line tomorrow ugh.

  • Brian Richards

    I was not happy with the touch home button at first, but discovered you can change the sensitivity in the settings. Made it one notch more sensitive and now it’s GREAT. the fingerprint placement is not an issue so far, BUT the obliq slim meta case I have makes it REALLY hard to use. I assume any case will unless it has a huge opening. So far IRIS scanning has me not missing using it it.

  • lordabits20

    How does one get a tmobile receipt for to submit for gear vr if purchased online??
    did anyone submit that?

    • Ej Nash

      The email confirmation I got from Tmobile for my pre order receipt, I took a screen shot and submitted that, it Shows approved but still pending so. Ill let you know.

      • Aaron A.

        I did the same thing but that receipt doesn’t have IMEI number so I hope they approve it. I also took a screenshot of my active device in my.tmobile account that shows the IMEI but wasn’t able to upload it because they only allow one upload.

  • DKBNYC

    After almost 24 hours of use my first impression is Good Gosh Darn this thing is FAST! Page rendering on the Samsung Browser is ridiculously fast compared to every Note and S device I’ve owned. Wow. Very impressed.

  • Ej Nash

    Did everyone who ordered via t-mobile go into the samsung shop app and redeem for their goodies?

  • Ej Nash

    I finally seen the red tint people were talking about…. not on my phone but at one of the display phones in best but, and let me just say unless some are getting worst, that red tint isn’t as bad as people are complaining about.

    • Andrew H

      It can be manually turned off

  • Athan Broers

    Anyone know what the next promotion is? VR is cool but I barely used it with the S7 Edge. Also does the S8/S8+ fit in last year’s VR goggles?

    • Dennis P

      same vr is a fad. I used it one time and boxed it back up

      • Corey Jalette

        Same. I boxed it and gave it to a friend, who used it once lol

    • Corey Jalette

      Not sure if it will fit because it’s a bigger phone length wise.

  • steven berson

    How do i apply for the free vr promo and $50? Is this through samsung or tmobile? link?

    • Christopher Ivy

      Samsung link

      • steven berson

        Checked samsung promotion however i don’t see where i can file a claim for the promo. can you forward me the url

        • Corey Jalette

          Bottom of the page click register.

    • John

      Use the samsung shop app. It’s pretty fast to do and you can open the app to check the status

    • Dave Martiuk

      Just got the email for the promotion. Paid, and now waiting. Did it all on the shop app and used samsung pay. Very easy.

  • JayBEE

    Curious, how many new S8/S8+ owners are going to Jump! to the Note 8 when it arrives? I’m sticking with my LG V20 until the Note 8 arrives.

    • Corey Jalette

      I have jump on demand, so I still have 2 upgrades for the year now that I got the s8+ as my first JOD phone. Def will get the note 8 as long as it’s a good upgrade from the s8+

      • Cuba

        Me too lol .Yo brother would you know how to watch tv on mobile phone it only works With samsung tv’s it comes in handy when ur away from ur room and also while tv is off.I had s7 edge and used quick connect but it’s not compatible for s8 plus and smart view doesn’t show option tv to mobile .s7 edge than note 7 than lg v20 now s8 plus

  • adilene_guzman

    I pre-order mine on the 5th of April and haven’t receive a tracking number anyone else have the same problem?

    • erikdrakon

      I would call in and make sure your credit card information is up to date if they haven’t charged your card yet it could have been a processing error which if not updated your order would have been cancelled

    • Brian Carpani

      same here..but i got a tracking number and my credit card was charged apr 14th; however, the UPS tracking still shows its label printed only and not picked up by ups. Of course got my recent bill and Tmobile already charging me lease fee for new phone and my current one. I have the new agmt by email even saying what serial number, etc it has. So annoyed as should’ve just waited and bot in store on 21st (yday) as they’re readily available in stores everywhere. Well done tmobile once again..

  • Cuba

    Just got a software update 392 mb

    • Lawrence C

      Just got the same update on my S8+ T-mobile

      • Cuba

        Nice bro

      • Cuba

        Yo lawrence would you know how to watch tv on mobile phone it only works With samsung tv’s it comes in handy when ur away from ur room and also while tv is off.I had s7 edge and used quick connect but it’s not compatible for s8 plus and smart view doesn’t show option tv to mobile .s7 edge than note 7 than lg v20 now s8 plus

        • Lawrence C

          I haven’t tried that yet on my S8+. I used it on my 7edge as I have a Samsung 4K curve. I will look into it and let you know if it works for me on the 8+

        • Cuba

          Nice ,I got a 4k too non curve i fixed it go into samsung galaxy apps and download samsung connect that is what is called now not quick connect brother

  • Elmer Estrada

    Got a update too on my 8+

    • Jay Holm

      Me too…But I’m not doing the update til much later tonight…Updates take toooooo long!!!!!

  • Cuba

    Nice

  • Cuba

    Never mind people I had to go to galaxy apps and install samsung connect it wasn’t pre installed like s7 edge lol .

  • Sam

    I pre-ordered the S8 plus on the 16th of April and I still have not gotten it or heard anything about it. I got it from the Samsung website and it says that the order is confirmed. I put T-Mobile as the carrier and i still have not gotten an email or text or anything. The money is still in my account but it wouldnt say that the purchase is confirmed if my credit card wasn’t working. What do i do?

    • Dave Martiuk

      Cancel the order and for to the store and buy it…..

      • Sam

        If I have an Iphone right now and go to the T-mobile store tomorrow, do i need to only put the sim card into the s8 thats currently in my iPhone? Or do i have to do more? Or will it not fit?

        • Dave Martiuk

          Not sure. If the iPhone has the same SIM as the s8 then it should. If I were in your boat, I’d buy it and take it home. Don’t let them open it up. Swap sims if possible, if not use the SIM that comes with the s8 and call customer service to activate it. I believe activation can be done online as well. Hope this helps.

        • Lawrence C

          You can cancel and buy from store but note that, if you are planning on getting the VR or the bundle, you won’t be eligible as its for pre orders only. I stand corrected though.

  • Does anyone have a source on T-Mobile and HPUE? There are a few articles floating around that say Sprint and T-Mobile have implemented it but most seem to suggest it’s just a Sprint thing.

  • Hey has anyone else gotten the samsung accesories approved? Mine came in earlier today and I ordered it. the samsung fully immersive vr bundle.. it’s 99.99 plus tax and includes free shipping.

    • Lawrence C

      Yes I did get approval on the 19th however,
      I opted for the bundle and the link didn’t work to do the purchase. I just received an email of approval and link to purchase the bundle for $99 and shipping. I ended up paying $104 using Samsung pay to collect more points. By the way. It says 2 days shipping. Don’t know if this will ship right away verses the free VR which nomally tales 4-6 weeks. The waiting begins again.

  • Cuba

    Idk how to upload pic but i got 172 dowload and 34 upload with s8plus

  • Aaron A.

    I received Fedex Tracking number for Free GearVR promotion that I submitted on 19th using Samsung Shop App. it was approved the same day and now it’s shipped.
    In previous promotion Samsung used to take a couple week but this time they shipped it in less than a week.