Southern Mom Loves: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a Traveler's Dream

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a Traveler's Dream

Monday, July 31, 2017

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If you travel at all, you know some of the pitfalls that can come with that: Getting lost, not understanding the language, running out of photo storage, and kids that need to be entertained on top of that. Our phones have become a must-have for photos, maps, and entertainment, but what if it could do even more? I recently got the chance to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and it has some of the most amazing features for the traveler (and even daily life) that will amaze you!

The GS8 is the best and brightest offering from Samsung and it does not disappoint. In addition to a new assistant, Bixby, it has the world's first Infinity Screen, an expansive display that stretches from edge to edge, giving you the most screen in the least space.

There's also an S8+, which is even more expansive, and if you're worried about security, worry no more. Defense-grade security keeps your personal information locked down. You can set your phone up to unlock with iris scanning, face recognition, fingerprint, PIN, or password.

You can also choose your color! They offer the GS8 and GS8+ in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, or Arctic Silver.

Have you ever dropped your phone in a puddle (yes), an ocean (yes), or a large cup of coffee (double yes) and had to replace it at your own expense because it was "water damaged"? Well, this baby is water resistant! With an IP68 water resistant rating, it can resist a splash or accidental dunk.

It's also capable of fast wireless charging. I tend to forget to charge my phone sometimes and waiting for it to charge when I need to be somewhere is such a pain. With the wireless charger, you can charge in a flash without having to plug in (the wireless charger is sold separately.)

The GS8 also has expandable storage! You don't have to shell out hundreds more for more storage, just buy and insert a Micro SD Card to expand your storage up to 256GB!

It comes with all of the most useful apps preloaded and you can get all of your extras in a flash. This thing is fast!!!

Now (my favorite part), let's meet Bixby, your amazing personal assistant. You access Bixby in a flash with its own button to check your schedule, ask a question, or give it a command. The coolest part: It learns. The more you use it, the better an assistant it becomes. It learns from your routine to serve up just the right info, apps, content, and reminders at just the right time.

Bixby also has a Health app that's an activity tracker, so there's no need to buy an extra device to pair with your phone. The GS8 can record your steps, calories burned, and measure your heart rate, stress level, and oxygen saturation with a special sensor built right into the phone near the back camera! Not only that, it has an running coach. LOVE!

Bixby is built into your camera, too. Just touch the eye icon to identify landmarks, translate foreign language text, or shop for the perfect summer dress you saw someone wearing! Squeeeeeee!!!!!

The expandable storage means that I can load my phone with all of my favorite music; Something I couldn't do previously. I can make road trip playlists with kid-friendly picks to keep us all rocking!

The GS8's camera is the best yet. It takes amazing, clear photos, even in very low light, and it now has an enhanced front-facing camera so you can take better, clearer selfies, so no matter how many people are in the shot, they'll all be in focus!

Kudos again to the expandable storage. It comes in very handy when traveling and taking hundreds of photos. You don't have to pick and choose; Shoot everything!

Now, if you have kids, you know what a pain it is for them to be trapped in a car for long periods of time. You can download all of their favorite games (even the big ones) and the time will fly for them.

If you want the new GS8, Sam's Club is the best place to get it because on August 5th VIP event, you can get a $350 Sam’s Club Gift card with purchase of a GS8 and/or GS8+ on an installment contract! 

Disclaimer: *One gift card per activation on installment. Limit five gift cards per membership. Gift card will be provided at the time of activation and may not be used toward same transaction or to pay for membership fee, or select services. Subject to all terms of Sam’s Club Mobile Secondary Retail Agreement. This offer may not be combined with any other offer promotion. Limited time availability. Offers subject to change. Carriers, coverage, and products may vary by location. Devices may require select plan and data subscriptions, credit approval, activation fee and termination fees. Upgrade eligibility may vary. 4G not available in all markets. See club for details. This offer is not valid online. Limit of five phones per membership.

Use it to stock up on all of those travel essentials to help you get out there!

Inside of your local Sam's Club you'll find the Mobility Center that can take care of all of your mobil device needs with VIP treatment and excellent customer service.

You can get phones and plans for all of the major carriers in your area. Need to purchase a new line or upgrade, change your carrier or your plan on your carrier? No problem. Single use or multi-line available. Find out more about getting your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ at Sam's Club here.


Have you tried out the GS8 yet? What is your favorite feature? I love to read your comments!

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