I still use this Samsung S8 on 2023 which i bought it for $43 second-hand, it only has small cracks and a little bit of burn innit, but it works perfectly as i expected. Despite the fact that old phones tend to drain because of it’s years of usage, it’s still pretty good for normal use.
Buying old second-hand flagship phones are literally better than buying a tall, midrange phone with a same price as second-hand that doesn’t even run smoothly, or it can even fit on your pocket ;-; LOL
I use an iPhone 8, S8 & S7 on 2023 (becoz im a POOR filipinian) and they are good at everything (Powerbanks needed), Powerbanks cost $5 here as underrated brand, so it’s quite handy for oldie phones.
Anonymous, 18 May 2023Why to use custom rom. It’s risky enough, I prefer being outdated rather than risking my devic... morenah, my iPhone 13 last much longer than my S8. Battery life sucks on the S8, however that happens with age
Anonymous, 18 May 2023Why to use custom rom. It’s risky enough, I prefer being outdated rather than risking my devic... moreAlright, despite my worrying, i decided to try installing custom roms. I decided to install LineageOS android 13along with bitGAPPS. Yeah I managed to install TWRP before doing so. At first I had issues because the usb port wasnt working correctly, but I figured out I can use a sd card so I went ahead and transfered those files to it and then I brought the SDcard onto the S8. It worked like a charm, and now I have lineageOS with android 13 and google play store preinstalled, and I installed some of the google apps right ahead. Fingerprint still works and device downloading works like a charm. Still its pretty annoying to quit the face and iris scanners but I would get over it. And even I don't have google play certificate there, I still have my main S20 FE 5G to use whenever I wish to.
Why to use custom rom. It’s risky enough, I prefer being outdated rather than risking my device. It’s still good device for it’s time, with only its weakness the battery. but it’s surprising it’s about the same as the iPhone 13 and the galaxy note 10 lite, and ever stronger than the z flip 3’s one
As s20 fe 5g user who uses the s8 as spare phone
I've been using my old and trustworthy S8, with both front and back glasses cracked and the battery life at about 70%, while I save up some money after my POCO X3 died. I'm really glad it still "works".
Anonymous, 11 May 2023Can the Samsung Galaxy s8 be upgraded to android 11 or 12The latest version I have is android 9 with april 2021 security patch. Probably it's possible with custom ROMs.
ALPHABOY17, 10 May 2023cleaned partially, worked a bit better, cleaned completely, holy cow it fully works now! Thank you! Can the Samsung Galaxy s8 be upgraded to android 11 or 12
Anonymous, 08 May 2023Look in the bottom of your charging port... if it looks black, there's your problem (it s... morecleaned partially, worked a bit better, cleaned completely, holy cow it fully works now! Thank you!
ALPHABOY17, 14 Apr 2023Have this phone since the end of 2017/early 2018. Battery never replaced, a bit of burn in, ne... moreLook in the bottom of your charging port... if it looks black, there's your problem (it should look silver) .... you need to clean it. To avoid conductance (shorting it out), cut a pointy plastic sliver (wedge) off a plastic hotel room key or old credit card, and get in there and scratch the bottom of the charging port until you get all the lint, grease, dust, dirt, insects, and small animals out of it. When you're done, the bottom will be clean and shiny and your charging port will work again. Did mine, the cord 'snaps' in again and doesn't fall out, and it works like new. Took about 15 fussy minutes, made a hell of a mess..
maggie, 28 Mar 2023trying to find out if the S8 can be used with the 4G/5G networks in Australia,Yes 4g will be OK but NOT 5g as the S8 is not a 5g phone. So in short -Yes it will work but you won't get 5g.
Have this phone since the end of 2017/early 2018. Battery never replaced, a bit of burn in, never cracked the screen. A big pity that the charging port barely works anymore but it has wireless charging. No idea when basic apps won't work on android 9 anymore.
Old but gold.
Using this phone for a good 4 years now without any problems and 2 years with cracked screen.
Luca183, 09 Apr 2023Old but goldYes i agree. I bought one used. Screen has a little bit burn but i like the speed and the battery life.
12-15 hours pleasant use.
Old but gold
SamsungLove, 01 Apr 2023very good phone!! I still use it as my main phone eventhaugh I have a newer galaxy A53 for tw... moreThe S8's battery life was never the best but it certainly was competitive when compared to other phones on the market with similar specs. I would seriously consider a battery change if you are intending using this phone for the next year or so. Ok, the phone will probably never last the whole day, even with a new battery fitted, if you are a moderate-hi user. BUT I think you will see a big enough difference to justify doing it.
very good phone!!
I still use it as my main phone eventhaugh I have a newer galaxy A53 for two reasons:
1- I costum rommed my S8 to android 13
2- even with android 13, the S8 feels faster than the A53
the only problem is the battery. It can barely get 70 minutes of battery life while gaming.
Note: mine wasnt repaired since bought in may 27 2017
maggie, 28 Mar 2023trying to find out if the S8 can be used with the 4G/5G networks in Australia,The Galaxy S8 only supports 4G and above, it doesn't have 5G connectivity.
trying to find out if the S8 can be used with the 4G/5G networks in Australia,
Otieno, 26 Jan 2023Samsung s8 is not recievijh any more update buddy It supports unofficial releases of Android 12 and 13...