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

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Device Compatibility
 56
verizon, unlocked, sprint, refurbished, mobile
+61%
-39%
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" ...  phone wont work it seems like is locked and the description says Its unlocked. ... Sprint was able to unlock the phone the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  I am in love with this phone. ... Like I said, I love this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Ger this phone!  ...  "
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" ...  Got everything that suppose to come with the phone. ... Overall great phone!  ...  "
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" ...  love my phone  ...  "
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" ...  Man how I love my new phone .  ...  "
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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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" ...  Phone work perfectly .  ...  "
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Marketplace
 34
refurbished, described, amazon, thank, original
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Outstanding, as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, my seller was Prime Mobility.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd love it if the vendor refunded me but that $39 but it's not Amazon so I'm probably out of luck with wishing for that to happen.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank took care of me when needed.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second refurbished phone from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally found this on Amazon, ordered it and he's now a pretty happy guy.  ...  "
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" ...  Pic with what I received.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller did send stylus after I requested it.  ...  "
Charging
 29
phone, came, original, charging, charge
+62%
-38%
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" ...  The phone arrived promptly, was packaged nicely and to protect the phone it only came with a charger and had the s-pen  ...  "
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" ...  Came with charger and charger accessories but nothing else.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Delivery came with an original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger and a USB Type-C cable, which I think was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with its factory unused charger.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery holds it's charge and everything works.  ...  "
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" ...  I need the original charger pl  ...  "
Product Reliability
 24
working, month, weeks, two weeks, note 8
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I am still waiting, that was over a week ago.  ...  "
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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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" ...  useless, and sent it right nack  ...  "
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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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" ...  Phone is defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Didn't like the phone at all, stopped working after a month, wouldn't turn on, tried everything, took it to the store, they couldn't even turn it on, sent back to samsung  ...  "
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" ...  I've purchased refurbished before and never had a problem this glaringly obvious pop up.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Software Platform
 22
apps, phone, os, verizon, sprint
+55%
-45%
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" ...  I love the Note 8 and this unlocked version is quite impressive. ... No need to worry about bloatware and every feature works as intended on my carrier plan. ... I previously owned 2 AT&T Note 8s and I am thoroughly impressed with this Unlocked Refurbished Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  Unlocked and new. ... I got the midnight blk galaxy note 8 unlocked.  ...  "
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" ...  then spent another 5 minutes telling me how to set my phone up for Sprint, and I'm not a Sprint customer, with no interest in that process.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Just as expected, working flawlessly on att network, will update if anything changes  ...  "
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" ...  Came preloaded with nougat.  ...  "
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, see
+52%
-48%
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" ...  She also raves about the display quality.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The phone is beautiful and fast, and the screen is huge.  ...  "
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" ...  Bigger screen, crystal clear display, and best of all .  ...  "
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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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" ...  Big beautiful screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Gear phone, I love the screen.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Delivery
 20
phone, condition, delivery, good, came
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Good thing it came way ahead before the delivery date. ... A solid delivery service from vendor.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was earlier than expected delivery day .  ...  "
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" ...  The phone arrived a day before it should which was great!!!! ... The phone was packaged well and was secure.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Arrived 3 days before estimated delivery date.  ...  "
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" ...  Now as far as the phone is concerned, it was in very good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my package on the day that is was expected and it was packaged with care.  ...  "
Price
 19
phone, money, pay, cost, paying
+84%
-16%
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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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" ...  I don't know what other reviewers are expecting but it's a great phone at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had a phone like this, and one that cost this much.  ...  "
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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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" ...  This is a bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  I had shopped around and for the quality, price, and availability met my expectation.  ...  "
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" ...  As close to brand new as you can get especially for the price.  ...  "
SIM
 19
card, phone, sim card, new, inserted
+53%
-47%
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" ...  Unboxed, put in a new sim card and everything worked perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone had to get Sprint to send me new SIM card nice upgrade from my Note 3 had that phone since Note 3 came out hope I get same kind of service from this one  ...  "
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" ...  I just transferred my SIM from my old phone and it connected immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  With charger cord and adapter also with a tool to switch out the sim card.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I swapped the sim card from her IPhone and the Note 8 connected to Verzion quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  I went to another store no problem bought new sim card .that's it .phone works great ,great condition.  ...  "
Design
 18
looks, brand, phone, like, works
+100%
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" ...  Looks like a new phone without any scratches or blemishes.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and functions like new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks basically new and functions likewise.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and goes like its brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek design but very prone to fingerprints on back .  ...  "
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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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" ...  The phone looks and performs like it is brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks brand new.  ...  "
Battery Life
 13
phone, battery, could, charge, though
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Elegant phone, works flawlessly, long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone charges fast, but the battery life could be a bit better.  ...  "
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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 good enough as long as you're not constantly using the phone or watching videos all the time.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
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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 holds it's charge and everything works.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Call quality
 9
phone, calls, text, make, history
+33%
-67%
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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 .  ...  "
Apps
 8
phone, still, sprint, software, samsung
+63%
-38%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Returns
 8
something, selling, returning, returned, price
+50%
-50%
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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  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 7
scratches, damage, came, arrived
+57%
-43%
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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.  ...  "
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 .  ...  "
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.  ...  "
ISP
 4
works, verizon, network, gsm, cdma
+75%
-25%
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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.  ...  "
Data reception
 4
gsm, cdma, network, works, verizon
+50%
-50%
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" ...  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%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Camera
 4
+100%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
hands, phone, part, edge, something
+75%
-25%
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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.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
gift, daughter
+100%
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" ...  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%
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" ...  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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