Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable
  • Compatible with All Major US Carriers
  • North American Variant
  • f/1.7 12MP Rear + 8MP Front Cameras
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Chipset
  • 64GB Storage Capacity and 4GB of RAM
  • microSD Memory Card Slot
  • 5.8" Quad HD+ AMOLED Infinity Display
  • IP68 Waterproof to 4.9'
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
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Color: Midnight Black

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Samsung Galaxy S8 overview

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Put powerful performance in your pocket with the Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U 64GB Smartphone in Midnight Black. This smartphone incorporates 64GB of storage and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU running four cores at 1.9 GHz and four cores at 2.35 GHz. Thanks to its integrated microSD expansion slot, users have the option of inserting microSDXC cards to expand their storage. For robust multi-tasking performance, this device also features 4GB of RAM, which allows it to efficiently run multiple apps simultaneously.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8" AMOLED Infinity Display that curves around the phone's sides for an immersive, bezel-free experience. The screen's detailed QHD+ 2960 x 1440 resolution enables vivid and detailed high-definition content. For photo capturing and video chatting, this smartphone features an f/1.7 8-megapixel front camera and an f/1.7 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. The rear camera's 1/2.5" sensor and 1.4µm pixels improve low-light performance, and HDR allows you to enjoy photos with optimized exposure. Dual-pixel technology offers faster focusing times with reduced blur.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has Bluetooth 5.0 built-in for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. Integrated Wi-Fi Direct and NFC give you the ability to connect to compatible devices for wirelessly sharing content like photos and music. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000mAh lithium-ion battery that can be quickly recharged thanks to on-board Fast Charging technology through the reversible USB Type-C port or through Qi and PMA wireless charging.

Note: The SM-G950U is the North American Variant of the Galaxy S8. It will run on any GSM network that uses cell frequencies supported by the device, including AT&T and T-Mobile. It will also work with certain CDMA carriers, such as Verizon and Sprint. Current Verizon SIM cards can be transferred to the new device, though the carrier may limit the purchase of new SIM cards for unlocked phones. Since this device is unlocked, functionality for certain carrier-specific features cannot be guaranteed. Please confirm with your carrier that it supports the SM-G950U Galaxy S8 before purchasing.

Dual Cameras
Rear Camera
Photos: f/1.7, 12 megapixels, 26mm-equivalent, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features: 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-pixel technology, geotagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video Recording: 2160p at 60 fps with simultaneous 9MP photos, 1080p at 120 fps, HDR, dual-video recording
Front Camera:
Photos: f/1.7, 5 megapixels, autofocus
Features: Dual video call, Auto HDR
GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The SM-G950U is a US variant of the Galaxy S8. The SM-G950U's LTE and CDMA radios are tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Android 7.0 Nougat
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 7.0 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time. An improved notification system allows you to interact with texts and emails right from your notification pane - without needing to open the app. Other features include file-based encryption, a Data Saver mode, the ability to scale text and icons to better suit your phone's screen, and more.
Infinity Display
The Infinity Display wraps around the left and right edges of the device for an immersive experience and offers QHD+ 2960 x 1440 resolution. The display is certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium for accurate color reproduction.
Samsung Enhancements
  • Water-Resistant: The device features an IP68 rating, making it dustproof and able to be submerged in 4.9' of water for up to 30 minutes
  • Charging: Supports Fast Charging and Qi/PMA wireless charging
  • Device Coating: Durable Gorilla Glass 5 covers the screen and device rear panel
  • Bixby: Interact with a context-aware assistant by pressing the Bixby button and using voice and touch
  • Samsung DeX: Use a keyboard, mouse, and external display with your device for PC-like productivity with the DeX Station Dock (sold separately)
  • AKG Earbuds: The included earbuds are tuned by AKG by Harman with a hybrid canal fit and anti-tangle metal-fabric cable
  • Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Direct connectivity
    Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) support
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and BDS support
  • Bluetooth Version 5.0 with A2DP, LE, and apt-X support
  • USB host support
  • ANT+ support
  • Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience Support)
Additional Features
  • TouchWiz user interface
  • Always-on display
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, geo-magnetic, gyro, fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, barometer, hall, pressure, RGB light, heart rate, Sp02
  • Samsung S-Voice technology
  • Active noise-cancelling with dedicated microphone
UPC: 887276218830

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs

Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Memory 4 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Quad-Core
2.35 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Quad-Core
Coprocessor None
GPU Adreno 540
Storage 64 GB
Size 5.8"
Native Resolution 2960 x 1440
Display Colors 16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
Pixel Density 570 ppi
Display Technology OLED
Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 5
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.1 - Type C
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
1x Integrated Stereo Speakers
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
CDMA 2G CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE 
Infrared No
FM Radio No
Front Camera
Resolution 8.0 MP
Aperture f/1.7
Front Camera Flash
Front Camera Flash No
Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 3840 x 2160p 60 fps
Aperture f/1.7
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 26
Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Pixel Size 1.4 µm
Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
Image Stabilization Optical
Optical Zoom None
Rear Camera Flash
Rear Camera Flash Yes
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance Submersible
IP Rating IP68
Keyboard Virtual
Pointing Device None
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3000.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger
Wireless Charging Technology Qi, PMA
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.7 x 5.9 x 0.3" / 68.1 x 148.9 x 8.0 mm
Weight 5.47 oz / 155 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.99 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.45 x 3.5 x 2.05"

Samsung Galaxy S8 reviews

Galaxy S8 SM-G950U 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Midnight Black) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 144.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone - and no problems activating here! I already had a Galaxy S8 for myself and I love it. So I wanted to get another one for my kid. I shopped around, and I could not bring myself to pay what Verizon charges. So I bought one from a local electronics chain, and we could not get it to activate, even though it should have worked. So I returned that one. Then I read a post from someone who said they bought theirs directly from Samsung. I was surprised to see their price was just as good as the best offers for new phones on eBay! And when I saw that I could activate the phone on Verizon directly through Samsung, I was confident that it would activate. And it did - I went through the activation steps right here on, and it was really easy, and it worked the first time!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the phone, but Verizon may lie to you. I'm giving the phone 5 stars, and that says it all about the phone. However I give Verizon NO stars. The rep repeatedly lied to me, citing various untrue reasons the phone would not work on their network. After first declaring that this S8 does not support CDMA, I told him that's not true, that it DOES support CDMA. Then he tried to tell me that Verizon uses a proprietary version of CDMA. Then came a couple more lame Bottom line... they refused to provide or sell me a nano SIM and refused to try to activate the phone. I took the micro SIM out of my old Note II, and following instructions that are easy to find on the web, I trimmed it with a pair of scissors to fit in the nano SIM slot. Viola! The phone they tried to convince me was not compatible with Verizon, works perfectly. I have not found anything that doesn't work, including attaching photos to text messages or emails.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, even with flaws I bought received this phone as a present a year ago. It was a phone out of a science fiction movie. I love it. Then, problems became an issue. I had burn in my screen and water in the charging port. Which, might I add The phone no contact with water in the 1 year spand. I was also having problems with it glitching out sometimes I had to restart the phone just so it doesn’t happen that often. Nevertheless, Samsung recommended me to a repair shop that did everything under the 1 year warranty. I was extremely happy with what they recommended me because they told me they couldn’t hand my phone back till it was 100% performance level that Samsung wishes all devices to be. My phone is in tip top condition and I would recommend it to anyone buying a phone despite the few problems.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone I love this phone! It's perfect for me in every way. The photos it takes are stunning! The size is perfect. The infinity screen is beautiful. I never use the Bixby function, but it is nice to have. I love that it's water resistant. The battery life is the biggest surprise for me because I don't have to charge my phone twice a day anymore, and when I do charge it, it charges so fast. My only cons are the fingerprint detector is in an awkward spot. I have tiny hands and fingers, and even with my popsocket on my phone, I have to stretch my finger to reach the sensor. The other con is the speaker isn't as loud as I'd like it to be. Other than those 2 things, I am absolutely crazy for this dang phone.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performance, quality and features! The performance is long lasting. Camera quality is good and many exciting features. Health tracker seems to be accurate.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The s8 I absolutely love this new s8 The infinity display is amazing when it comes to watching my shows And when it comes to the camera the pictures are flawless Can't wait to discover more great featured and usages about this device [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the sensitivity adjustment. I am a BIG fan of samsung. All my phones have been samsung. I love the S8 for the most part but one thing I dislike is the touch sensor on the phone. At least the S7 had adjustment for sensitivity. You make the phones with glass that will break if you look at it cross-eyed and then, so I don't have to buy a new phone every week, I put a tempered glass screen protector on it, now all the touches take extra hard touch. Real handy if you want to skip a song while moving, ok on a motorcycle or in a car... NOT!!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, beautiful photos and fast Bought this unlocked phone so was able to keep my number, just had to buy a new micro card from my carrier. My photos and apps were transferred over with the software and adapter that came with the phone. So Cool. So Easy. Love the size and ease of use. Just needed to buy the adapters as this has the new C charger. Now I have one in my wallet that I take with me and a few around the house. I have a solar charger that I keep one with too. Battery lasts a long time. Didn't know how slow and bad my last phone was until I bought this one. I can multitask so many things with this. Bought a hard case and glass cover. Love that you can open apps with your fingerprint instead of typing in username and password all the time. Just depends on the app of course. I hate to carry a purse so love that this fits in my back pocket and then a little wallet and I can wear cute tops and not look all bulky. It is a full screen that is so pretty and crisp and sound. It lets you know that you have a text message if you didn't hear it so you don't have to keep turning on your phone to check. little blue light flashes. Just so many little features that my old phone didn't have I have only had a month and I keep finding more things out about this phone. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-10
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