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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 US Version Factory Unlocked Phone 64GB Orchid Gray Certified Refurbished

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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Device Compatibility
 62
unlocked, mobile, verizon, sprint, refurbished
+63%
-37%
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" ...  Anyway, the phone works great.  ...  "
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" ...  but it works on my AT&T phone line, without issue.)  ...  "
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" ...  In fact, I noticed that the production date is Jan 18 which is a different generation which is solid and flawless connectivity.  ...  "
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" ...  My phone was stolen and I love Samsung so I had to purchase it another one.  ...  "
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" ...  I have T-Mobile so it will work fine whether it is on the Verizon network or not, but others might not be so lucky.  ...  "
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" ...  The refurbished phone is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Love my phone!  ...  "
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" ...  Phone work perfectly .  ...  "
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For Brands, Sellers & Businesses
Marketplace
 34
refurbished, described, amazon, thank, original
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Everything was described!  ...  "
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" ...  Finally found this on Amazon, ordered it and he's now a pretty happy guy.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, my seller was Prime Mobility.  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding, as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I would definitely recommend this seller.  ...  "
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" ...  I will purchase from this seller again as well as recommend their business. ... Also, seller was super nice and professional!  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second refurbished phone from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank took care of me when needed.  ...  "
Charging
 30
phone, came, original, charging, charge
+63%
-37%
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" ...  It came with all of the original accessories (ie pen, charger, even some adapters) It was totally free of a provider and I just plugged in my SIM from straight talk and it worked.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with the original charger and adapter pieces to attach to the chargers that fit other android phones.  ...  "
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" ...  - Wired & wireless charging works fine  ...  "
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" ...  Came with Samsung charger also.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery holds it's charge and everything works.  ...  "
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" ...  With charger cord and adapter also with a tool to switch out the sim card. ... Powered right on, came fully charged .  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery came with an original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger and a USB Type-C cable, which I think was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone looks great , it came in a white box bubble wrapped, with charger. ... I had the phone setup complete and had it on full charge.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 26
working, weeks, month, two weeks, note 8
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Finally admitted after three weeks that they were "crazy backed up" and wouldn't be able to reissue me a phone.  ...  "
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" ...  At this rate, I will finally have a working phone by 3/20/19 so basically a month.  ...  "
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" ...  I am still waiting, that was over a week ago.  ...  "
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" ...  This product has not one but several problems.  ...  "
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" ...  useless, and sent it right nack  ...  "
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" ...  Phone is defective.  ...  "
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" ...  The main disappointment was the time I wasted working with Verizon to try and get it to work.  ...  "
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" ...  I've purchased refurbished before and never had a problem this glaringly obvious pop up.  ...  "
Software Platform
 24
phone, apps, os, verizon, sprint
+54%
-46%
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" ...  I also chose Google over Samsung for my voice to text.  ...  "
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" ...  I was excited to use the new updated version of the s pen.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks brand new, factory unlocked, no additional payments on my monthly phone bill.  ...  "
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" ...  The software is on Android 8.0 and updated to the latest security patches after setup. ... This factory unlocked phone is much better. ... It will get the 9.0 update soon. ... You can even install a pixel 2 xl Google camera port which puts it on par with the Pixel camera. ... For me, 64 gb is enough for all the apps I use. ... Samsung's backup and restore software is very good. ... My next phone will likely be a factory unlocked refurbished Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  I love telling Google to do everything for me like read my text messages, or call someone, or google a question for me all without having to type.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone I received was unlocked and had the latest Android OS loaded with no carrier branding or apps installed (I'm talking totally clean OS with no bloat-ware apps) which is fantastic. ... I'm ok with that given the phone itself was perfect and it had a truly clean OS build installed.  ...  "
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" ...  He greatly prefers the OS over iPhone's, finds it more intuitive and much easier to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Unlocked and new. ... I got the midnight blk galaxy note 8 unlocked.  ...  "
Delivery
 22
phone, condition, delivery, good, came
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Arrived 12 hours after order was placed.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time in great condition practically brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  It even arrived early!  ...  "
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" ...  The phone arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was exactly as promised, the phone was easy (for me) to set up, and it is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my package on the day that is was expected and it was packaged with care.  ...  "
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" ...  Good thing it came way ahead before the delivery date. ... A solid delivery service from vendor.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is in perfect condition  ...  "
Screen Protection
 21
scratches, phone, s7, new phone, burn
+43%
-57%
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" ...  Product is not as describe the screen is all scratched up it did not say that in the description that it was  ...  "
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" ...  Although it's a certified refurbished it had minimal scratches on the screen and a minuscule chip on the edge of the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen had TONS of scratches on it, some of which being so deep that it being hard to ignore and giving it the rainbow effect. ... And, to top it all off, the screen had screen burn in!  ...  "
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" ...  Because I certainly don't define "like new" as a huge deep gouge in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen didnt work properly  ...  "
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" ...  Also has scratches on the glass.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 21
phone, burn, display, note, huge
+52%
-48%
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" ...  Scrutinizing it thoroughly showed a few nicks in the screen, but other than that the condition was pretty much flawless.  ...  "
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" ...  She also raves about the display quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the note 3 a while ago, and this one is just amazing, all the features, the screen, the sexy sleek feel of the phone just makes you want to play with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Bigger screen, crystal clear display, and best of all .  ...  "
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" ...  The display is noticeably bigger and wider rocking a nice amoled display perfect for watching videos/ movies on the go.  ...  "
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" ...  Super fast, huge screen, battery life is okay for what it is (better than my old Note 4 at least) and the SPen works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Big beautiful screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Gear phone, I love the screen.  ...  "
Design
 21
looks, phone, brand, like, works
+100%
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" ...  I have had this phone for a month now and it works, and looks, like brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks new and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in like-new shape.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone was beautiful, looked brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like a new phone without any scratches or blemishes.  ...  "
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" ...  it looks and performs like a brand new phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone looks and performs like it is brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it's great, and in great shape.  ...  "
SIM
 20
card, phone, sim card, new, inserted
+55%
-45%
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" ...  I swapped the sim card from her IPhone and the Note 8 connected to Verzion quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Unboxed, put in a new sim card and everything worked perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  I went to another store no problem bought new sim card .that's it .phone works great ,great condition.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to activate on my straight talk network by swapping my sim card.  ...  "
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" ...  I simply inserted my straight talk sim and was ready to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Put the sim card in and got a nice "no service" message nothing better than buying a refurbished phone advertised as "new".  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant about it being 'unlocked' but as soon as I put my AT&T sim card in, it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  With charger cord and adapter also with a tool to switch out the sim card.  ...  "
Price
 19
phone, money, pay, cost, paying
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I had shopped around and for the quality, price, and availability met my expectation.  ...  "
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" ...  I would make another purchase like this in the future because the cost benefit over paying full price for basically the same thing or choosing the ridiculous concept of the "Next Plan" which you are basically still going to pay full price for the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  While you don't get all of the bonuses that come with the new phone, you are paying hundreds of dollars less.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall i feel this is a great phone for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this phone was half the cost of a new note 9, much better value for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had a phone like this, and one that cost this much.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know what other reviewers are expecting but it's a great phone at a great price.  ...  "
Battery Life
 13
phone, battery, could, charge, though
+69%
-31%
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" ...  In regards to battery life, it just about always lasts the 16 hours I'm awake.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is significantly less on the Note 8, not sure if that is due to being used or particular to the Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone charges fast, but the battery life could be a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the phone setup complete and had it on full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Good phone, battery life is good, no problems thus far which is good for a refurbished phone  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is good enough as long as you're not constantly using the phone or watching videos all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  Elegant phone, works flawlessly, long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  As mentioned above, I've been using it now for two weeks and the battery has proven to hold a charge perfectly and no hardware or software issues have surfaced.  ...  "
Apps
 10
phone, still, sprint, software, samsung
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I love telling Google to do everything for me like read my text messages, or call someone, or google a question for me all without having to type.  ...  "
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" ...  For me, 64 gb is enough for all the apps I use. ... Samsung's backup and restore software is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  I also chose Google over Samsung for my voice to text.  ...  "
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" ...  - Upgraded the OS to the latest Android 8 with no issue  ...  "
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" ...  For years I have just had to read the subtitles and listen to music, but now with this, and a free app called NextRadio, I can tune in and watch some television while I run.  ...  "
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" ...  Works like new in terms of phone calls and texting web browsing.  ...  "
Product As Described
 10
came
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Excellent just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Product came as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was described!  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding, as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Pic with what I received.  ...  "
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" ...  the Item was as described.  ...  "
Features
 10
phone, since, issues, get
+100%
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" ...  I am very pleased with my new phone, and I am still discovering all of it's cool features!  ...  "
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" ...  Features & functionality are exactly what I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is pretty high, but the note has features no other phone has.  ...  "
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" ...  The S pen is a very nice feature exclusive to the note brand.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone has so many hidden features.  ...  "
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" ...  It will activate the edge function.  ...  "
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" ...  There were no knicks or damages that I could see under a bright light.  ...  "
Call quality
 10
phone, calls, text, make, history
+40%
-60%
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" ...  i cant receive any incoming calls neither make any nor data and they stated unlocked.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone would not dial when pressing telephone number from on line search.  ...  "
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" ...  So far we now have a phone with a speaker that doesnt work, making phone calls impossible without headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Could not answer a call or call out.  ...  "
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" ...  In each case I could not get the phone to connect to Sprint and make a call.  ...  "
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" ...  I have also noticed that when I receive calls I hear 4 beeps when I answer .  ...  "
Build Quality
 10
phone, looks like, brand new, scratch, scraped
+70%
-30%
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" ...  There aren't any scratches on it and it is lightening fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone itself is in seemingly perfect condition with no obvious signs of wear or scratches.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected, the phone I received did have a few spots where the paint had been scraped off, looks like it probably happened when they were taking it apart to refurbish it.  ...  "
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" ...  no scratches or damage!  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is absolutely great, the item arrived as expected, looks/feels brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like a new phone without any scratches or blemishes.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend this phone to everyone, especially people that are accident prone, lol.  ...  "
Returns
 9
returned, something, selling, returning, price
+44%
-56%
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" ...  Returned after a week only.  ...  "
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" ...  Will now have to send the phone back, wait for the money to be returned, order a new one and wait for it.  ...  "
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" ...  I am thinking about returning it, because of the poor conditions it came in.  ...  "
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" ...  useless, and sent it right nack  ...  "
Cables
 8
charger, phone, came, usb, charging
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Since then, I've bought one on Ebay that was new in original box, with all cables, converters, and headphones  ...  "
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" ...  They could of at least had the charging block and wire the same color.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 8
scratches, damage, phone, came, arrived
+63%
-38%
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" ...  The phone is in perfect condition  ...  "
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" ...  no scratches or damage!  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly with no damage.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone seems to be in new condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time in great condition practically brand new.  ...  "
Setup
 7
easy
+86%
-14%
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" ...  setup went through no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a breeze through Cricket!  ...  "
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" ...  Setup took minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this phone and took to the Sprint Store for activation. ... Activation was quick and simple.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 7
setup, device, amazing, use, button
+100%
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" ...  Setup was easy and straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a lot of device with easy learning tutorials. ... If you have any previous phone experiences this is an easy transition  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty easy tradeoff.  ...  "
Overall performance
 7
phone, still, speed, job, works
+100%
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" ...  It's fast, it's dependable.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fast, it's sleek, and it's a heck of an upgrade (for me at least)  ...  "
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" ...  performance, quality, and visually stunning.  ...  "
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" ...  First, the speed it amazing. ... I will try to pull up pages, and still expect them to open at the same speed they did on my old phone, but things open up the second I hit enter.  ...  "
Cleaning
 6
screen, phone, get
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  The product is clean  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek design but very prone to fingerprints on back .  ...  "
Camera
 6
quality
+100%
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" ...  Camera is my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quality of the camera too, takes great pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  Both cameras are excellent!  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't used the camera or the video capture functions yet.  ...  "
ISP
 5
works, verizon, network, gsm, cdma
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Using it for Sprint.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a breeze through Cricket!  ...  "
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" ...  Easily activated with Sprint.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
hands, phone, part, edge, something
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Other than that it's great, and in great shape.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything works like a charm, from the camera, to the way how smooth everything feels.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in like-new shape.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to hold the edges so the phone us secure in my hands.  ...  "
Headphones
 4
ear, buds, would, phone, far
+75%
-25%
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" ...  No headphones but I dont care about that .  ...  "
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" ...  Who have liked the akg headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  No problem as I have other ear buds.  ...  "
Data reception
 4
gsm, cdma, network, works, verizon
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  at home on my wifi, but would not connect with any 2G, 3G or LTE  ...  "
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" ...  This is an unlocked Verizon phone. ... Verizon uses a CDMA network, not a GSM.  ...  "
Ports
 4
c, cable, charger, uses, since
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I had to use a needle to clean it and make it work, and even then the charger port has a sub par connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Also would have been nice to have a pair of headphones included and a usb-b to usb-c adapter.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
proof, phone, screen, note
+50%
-50%
Fit
 4
s7, got, 8, surface, note
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  However, Otterbox on and it can't be seen.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to hold the edges so the phone us secure in my hands.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
gift, daughter
+100%
comment
" ...  I cannot talk about the functionality of the phone, because it was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this phone for my daughter as a gift.  ...  "
Storage
 3
sd, sim, phone, micro, key
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Didn't get the key that comes with the phone that lets you unlock the micro sd slide but otherwise pretty good phone  ...  "
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" ...  They used the micro SD card from my old phone and had no trouble activating the Note 8.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
-100%
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" ...  Is not Samsung Also, the audio is damaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Cant here unless it's on speaker.berfore u putting something out for sale make sure it works properly  ...  "
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" ...  with no loud speaker on .  ...  "
Resolution
 3
pixel, display, camera, apps
+100%
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" ...  You can even install a pixel 2 xl Google camera port which puts it on par with the Pixel camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have it set on the highest HD quality, to be honest I couldn't tell much of difference. ... I know there are 4k videos you can download where the image quality will be noticeably different, but for most apps and websites that don't put out their information in that high of a level of clarity, it's pointless.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is noticeably bigger and wider rocking a nice amoled display perfect for watching videos/ movies on the go.  ...  "

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