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Feb 24, 2019, 5:16 PM
over in the "Samsung Relents, Allows Bixby Button to Map to Something Else" discussion:


Bixby is terrible. They should put it to rest and focus on something else. Give the people what they want

Sep 18, 2017, 9:16 AM
over in the "Software Update Lets Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8 Owners Disable Bixby Home Button" discussion:

About time

It should not be forced like that anyways. I have the S8 and cut a notch in my case to avoid pressing it. Bixby is flawed and is still not ready for release (it's still a beta program). Samsung kept coming out with software patches as people kept finding ways around having that button activate every time. Looks like they are finally admitting defeat at least as far as that is concerned. It should still be a choice as to what we want to have associated with that. I'm sure that 99% of people would rather have the button linked to Google, opening the camera, or just completely disabled.
Charles Bigelow

Jul 19, 2017, 9:45 AM
over in the "Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21" discussion:

Coral Blue

Great phone.
Why the big deal over a color?

Jul 16, 2017, 2:41 PM
over in the "Sprint Gave Its Galaxy S8 a Speed Boost" discussion:

In other words...

Now your Sprint S8 will work properly on it's network. Congrats Sprint customers!
Charles Bigelow

Jul 13, 2017, 9:35 AM
over in the "Sprint Gave Its Galaxy S8 a Speed Boost" discussion:

Speed Boost

Sprint needs all the help it can get.
Esp. its native footprint.

Jun 5, 2017, 4:25 AM
over in the "5 Reasons to Buy the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus" discussion:


No mention in the article of disadvantages of an unlocked phone, WiFi calling is a feature I can't live without, as the signal is weak in my home. AT&T, for one, does not enable WiFi calling on unlocked phones.
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bones boy

Jun 21, 2017, 5:52 PM
over in the "5 Best Phones to Take On Summer Vacation" discussion:

Nitpicking time

The U11 will hardly work in Beijing without bands 38-40. This is my life, nitpicking on such insignificant matters.

I would have included the new Oneplus 5 simply for the amount of LTE band capability. Or more dual-sim phones.

Thks Eric for the write-up.

Jun 16, 2017, 4:02 PM
over in the "Samsung Opens Up Limited Preview of Bixby for Testing" discussion:

Yeah, no

No thanks Samsung, I've already remapped the key to launch my camera.
2 replies

Jun 18, 2017, 5:00 PM

Finger Scanner, What Do You Think ?

I understand the concern over the scanner on the back, but I had the S7 and the fingerprint scanner was built into the home button and I always had to preposition my finger to get it to work.
So far I like it I just put my finger on the scanner and it opens the phone right away. My only thing is the phone is so tall you just have to hold the phone a little higher, ( I should have gotten the S8 Not the S8+) I mean your index finger is on the back anyway, and I have really no problem using it.

Apr 7, 2017, 12:53 PM

Finger scanner on the back ?

Does anyone that actually makes use of this in their vehicle see a problem with this ?
While I do agree that you can pair your device to unlock automatically when paired to a certain BT device like a car, I do have issues with that in general.

If I put my phone in its car cradle and want to unlock it... I have 3 options
1. Type in password (ugh)
2. Retina scan (not likely)
3. Touch with finger unlock.

Ok - if that's on the back of my phone, while its in a cradle, its not likely going to be feasible, just as driving while attempting to do a retina scan.

Clearly didn't think this part through for those on the road that don't want 'auto unlock' with BT.
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Jun 18, 2017, 4:42 PM


Overall I like the phone the screen is the best yet,
But I bought the unlocked version from best buy they had a 100 dollar discount.
My question is how do you get the voice mail to work?
I mean the S7 I had before was a locked phone and it had a little widget for the voice mail and would have a notification if someone left you a voicemail, the unlocked version don't seem to get notifications of voicemail, I mean you can call *86 and that works, but if your phone is off or you have airplane mode or no signal you wont know you have a voicemail?
Anyone Know how to do this, I know there a lot of people out there buying the unlocked phone , So far I like it better seems like better without all the extra apps you don't use.
bones boy

Apr 28, 2017, 1:52 AM

Sent my S8+ back to Samsung today

Wanted to leave the Apple ecosystem. Pre ordered the S8+ as my first Android device. Wanted to love it and get rid of my bland boring iPhone. Couldn't do it.

The phone is built beautifully, but ended up hating the curved screen. Some apps would have text on the curved part of the screen that was almost illegible due to the curve. Some apps would have menus in the top left or right of the screen that i had to press 5-6 times until the screen responded to my touch. I feel that curved TVs were gimmicky and feel the same about this screen. I hope Apple doesn't acquiesce on their next phone just to be competitive. But minus the stupid wrap-around curved glass, the screen was indeed beautiful.

I also hated the battery life compared to an I...
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Charles Bigelow

May 31, 2017, 5:26 PM
over in the "Samsung Makes Good On Promise to Sell Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+" discussion:

Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+

No carrier bloatware is about the only lure for these 18.5:9 display ratio screen phone.
Charles Bigelow

May 12, 2017, 10:06 AM
over in the "T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Galaxy S8 Deal" discussion:

Nice deal

But I would rather wait and hope that the Galaxy S9 comes out and hopefully Samsung stops with that ridiculous 18.5:9 aspect ratio display.
Charles Bigelow

May 10, 2017, 10:08 AM
over in the "Samsung Says Unlocked Galaxy S8, S8+ Go On Sale May 31" discussion:

but carrier-branded bloatware will be absent............

Makes it very appealing.
Verizon and AT&T are the worst of the "bloatware" bunch.

Apr 25, 2017, 2:52 PM
over in the "AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year" discussion:

Here we go again with the meaningless war of words that AT&T is sure to start with the other carrier

T-Mobile has already been doing all of those things AT&T has said they will be doing but it isn't calling their network "5G". Just more meaningless marketing mumbo jumbo from the folks at AT&T.

Apr 24, 2017, 12:29 PM
over in the "Samsung to Issue Software Patches for Galaxy S8" discussion:

Hopefully this covers Wi-Fi connectivity issues

I have an S8+ from At&t and I'm having issues staying connected to Wi-Fi networks, especially when using Wi-Fi calling. Anytime I use Wi-Fi calling, I get disconnected from Wi-Fi within 5 minutes. Anyone else having similar issues?

Apr 2, 2017, 6:17 PM
over in the "5 Things to Like About the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ " discussion:

samsung s 8

good luck finding a temper glass screen protector to cover the screen and than a case that fit the phone
4 replies

Mar 20, 2017, 8:39 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy S8 to Include 'Bixby' Voice-Based User Interface" discussion:

Like Clayton Bixby; The Black, White Supremacist.

1 reply

Mar 29, 2017, 1:52 PM
over in the "Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details" discussion:

Non-Removable Battery

You would think with Samsung's gigantic, costly fiasco with their last phone and their non-removable battery they would make this new phone have a removable battery. Had their last phone had that ability, they could have just sent out replacement batteries for the bad ones instead of replacing the whole phone. I guess they didn't learn. You can't fix stupid.
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