My S8 stopped working all of a sudden just after 8 months, that too with very minimal usage. I have never installed or played any games in it, the only Apps I used most are WhatsApp, Instagram, Gmail, Chrome Browser and Google Maps. It didn't have any physical damage. I have immersed it in water only once and that too for under a minute. The only issue I had been facing was, the ear speaker was very low for the last few weeks, it was too low that I had to use headphone or put on speaker.
On Mar 14, 2018, while I was just browsing Instagram, the App all of a sudden stopped working and automatically got closed.
And when I tried to open it again after a couple of minutes, the phone got switched off and that was it, it never switched back on after it. It used to happen earlier, the phone used to get hanged and would restart automatically, but this time it never restarted back. I tried all the options, tried to connect it to a charger, there was no sign of charging, the red led light was not on. Then I tried to hold the volume down and power button together for more than 30 secs, still, it was not turning on.
Thank God this happened during the warranty period, so Samsung agreed to get it fixed after I ship it to them. My Samsung S3 which I bought in 2012 still works good and I'm using it now until I get back my S8. The only issue is the battery is draining very fast, I even tried to get a replacement battery, but it was of no help either. The phone still runs on Android Kitkat, that might be the cause of the battery draining. Now I'll be having a second thought to go again for a Samsung phone going forward. :-(
Yes, I got it back after 5 business days, with all problem parts replaced including the LCD screen/ front panel. They provided a letter with all the details of parts replaced and the QC details done. Good that this happened during the warranty period. Wondering how much I would have ended up paying for all those parts replaced !!
I feel this is one of a kind problem which is part of any electronic device and I ended up to be the unlucky person to get it. Other than that, the phone is a great one and good to use !
I really rarely comment on YT, but man, I have to say, even though eveyone else already did it...This is the best review I have watched on some tech product. I was convinced few days ago that i should go for S8 (over the iphone 7,8,X) and I have ordered it. But nevertheless, after watching your review, now I'm very impatient to get the phone :) I'll have to watch the review again, after i get the phone, to see all these possibilities again. Thank you very much for detailed review.
Hello people. I am interested in one thing, can you tell me that there really is a difference between phones from EU countries and those not members of the EU? And what would be the difference if it did.
"they have the same resolution, but because the s8 is a smaller screen it has a higher pixel count"
this sir, is false. it has the SAME pixel count, but a higher pixel density or higher PPI (pixel per inch)
To be honest I don’t give a shit about the camera in my opinion if a camera takes pictures then that’s good. to me The phone it’s self is the reason I buy the phone the display is the one that gets me the most like holy shit it’s gorgeous LOL
I really want either this or the note 8 but worried that I will end up with a faulty phone like my note 4.
My phone is draining battery like mad.
It gets to 35% and then cuts off even though it says 35% left on battery.
It counts down from 35% within seconds battery is dead and switches off.
So bit worried that same thing will happen with s8 plus or note 8.
My screen bleeds too on my note 4.
My screen is light pinkish and got no help from Sansung. 😠😠
I'm planning to buy a Samsung S8. Thanks to your video. I can easily understand more about the phone. Your review covered every single thing which I really enjoy it. Please keep going with such great video. :)
I reallllly want to buy a samung. But the app i use the most is snapchat, and we all know snapchat sucks on android. It would be great if snapchat would put down more work on the android version so that android can make proper snapchat pictures too.