Is The Samsung Galaxy S8 Still Worth Buying?

Should you buy a refurbished used Samsung Galaxy S8, or spend a little more to buy a newer Samsung phone? Find out if the S8 is still worth it.

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Is the Galaxy S8 obsolete?

Even though the S8 is no longer receiving Android OS updates, Samsung is still supporting this phone with security patches, although these are expected to end around Spring 2021.

Is the S20 better than the S8?

Yes, by a long shot. The S20 is 3 generations ahead of the S8, which is a lot of time for a smartphone. Each generation of Samsung device is a jump forward from the previous one—i.e. the S10 is a lot better than the S9, and those are just one generation apart, so the difference between the S20 and S8 will be quite substantial if you are thinking of switching from one to the other.

Want to compare Samsung Galaxy models side-by-side? Here's how the Galaxy S8 vs S20 specs compare!

Should I buy the S8 or S9?

We’d suggest buying the S9 over the S8 because of the extra year of security patches that you will get. The S8 is expected to receive its final security patches in Spring 2020, and after that it may be risky from a security standpoint to continue using the device.

What’s the best Samsung Galaxy phone?

The most recent Samsung Galaxy flagship will always be more powerful than previous models, but if you want to get the best combo of value and performance, you’re better off getting a refurbished Galaxy phone from 1-2 years ago.

Which Samsung phone is the best and still cheap?

At the time of writing this, the S10 and Note 10 series deliver the best combination of performance and savings. These phones still feel just like they did when they were new, and you can expect another year of major Android OS updates on both of them (extending into 2022). And to top it off, they’re both due to receive security patches until at least 2023 (that’s a long time)!

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