Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus G955FD 4G 64GB Dual Sim SIM FREE/ UNLOCKED - Orchid Gray £498.99 -  eGlobal Central
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus G955FD 4G 64GB Dual Sim SIM FREE/ UNLOCKED - Orchid Gray £498.99 - eGlobal Central

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Found 21st Sep 2017Edited by:"raztopz"
According to willmyphonework.net/ This is the European Dual Sim Version, so might be covered under Samsung Warranty?

Seller does offer 12 months warranty

Updated 23/09/17 Price drop to £498.99 from £512.99 - even better :-)

Please adjust below to reflect new price

Only real difference from UK version is the microSD tray is actually a hybrid nanoSIM-microSD tray. So in my opinion it's better.

2% Quidco - £502.73 - also use code when ordering SEP10TD another £10 off - £492.73

Same applies to S8 - 2% Quidco & Code SEP10TD £446.67

Code from pavel76 "FALL3" £15.39 off S8 plus - £13.97 off for S8 - Thanks Pavel76

Potential S8 Plus at £487.34 - S8 £442.70

Smaller s8 is £465.99 - eglobalcentral.co.uk/sam…tml

Comparison EU & UK to International models - G955F v G955FD

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only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK warranty!
monkeydribble4 m ago

is this covered by uk warranty?

Of course it is. Just like every phone posted from China.
Used to have a Korean S5. Far superior in many ways to UK version. You pay your money take your chance. Using Chinese phone now. Love it
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is this covered by uk warranty?
monkeydribble4 m ago

is this covered by uk warranty?

Of course it is. Just like every phone posted from China.
only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK warranty!
£497.60 after FALL3% code
If you're splashing this much cash on a phone, it's definitely worth paying a little extra to get uk warranty.

It becomes a headache to get support from Samsung if you need any work to be carried out on it
eGlobal Central is a big NO from me
mistr00932 m ago

If you're splashing this much cash on a phone, it's definitely worth …If you're splashing this much cash on a phone, it's definitely worth paying a little extra to get uk warranty. It becomes a headache to get support from Samsung if you need any work to be carried out on it


Yeah totally get that - but I would rather save the money - seller does offer a 12-month warranty. Not many phones these days require use of a warranty anyway. It’s in the manufacture’s interest to make them last passed the warranty. Most people upgrade 12 to 24 months as well
> only real difference from UK version is the microSD tray is actually a hybrid nanoSIM-microSD tray. So in my opinin is better.


Not true. No UK warranty is something important to many.
raztopz3 m ago

Yeah totally get that - but I would rather save the money - seller does …Yeah totally get that - but I would rather save the money - seller does offer a 12-month warranty. Not many phones these days require use of a warranty anyway. It’s in the manufacture’s interest to make them last passed the warranty. Most people upgrade 12 to 24 months as well


I'll think you'll find that manuafaxxcturers frown upon grey imports.
Bought a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch from eGlobal a couple of months ago.

Wear it every day. Had no problems with it. Delivery took around a week and a half with no customs fees or import charges to pay.
Used to have a Korean S5. Far superior in many ways to UK version. You pay your money take your chance. Using Chinese phone now. Love it
Anyone know who the next cheapest UK seller is? Best to steer clear from eGlobal
If you use code "FALL3%" it gives you a discount of £15.39, better than the £10 off code.
preecey24 m ago

Bought a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch from eGlobal a couple of months …Bought a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch from eGlobal a couple of months ago.Wear it every day. Had no problems with it. Delivery took around a week and a half with no customs fees or import charges to pay.


I don't understand the relevance. Your purchase would only be relevant, if it had broken, and you had to send it back under warranty for repair or a refund. Then your experience would have been relevant to the main issue people have with this seller and sellers based in China, in general. Of course, if you receive the item you ordered, and it works ok, then that's fine, but if the day comes when it fails, that's when you will start to understand why people have a problem with having no warranty in the UK.
jsdickinson16 m ago

Anyone know who the next cheapest UK seller is? Best to steer clear from …Anyone know who the next cheapest UK seller is? Best to steer clear from eGlobal


I ordered the amazon.de deal, it has the uk warranty . worked out at £491 shipped .
philjstephenson1 h, 21 m ago

only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK …only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK warranty!

Bobby B
philjstephenson1 h, 42 m ago

only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK …only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK warranty!


Defo... its not like its a £2 throw away item c cannot believe people would take the risk the savings just don't out weigh the hassle in regards to warranty as this phone WILL have a issue within its warranty period you can gurentee that
I've got a genuine question for anyone who is spending this much on a phone. How many of you don't have insurance for it, whether that be with your bank, or as a separate policy, or as an add-on to your home insurance?

The reason I ask this is, Samsung charge a whopping £300 almost to fix the screen if you drop and break this, so it's almost the cost of the phone.
Puddlehopper1 h, 41 m ago

I ordered the amazon.de deal, it has the uk warranty . worked out at £491 …I ordered the amazon.de deal, it has the uk warranty . worked out at £491 shipped .


Is it dual sim? Link please.
hkphooey1 h, 41 m ago

Defo... its not like its a £2 throw away item c cannot believe people …Defo... its not like its a £2 throw away item c cannot believe people would take the risk the savings just don't out weigh the hassle in regards to warranty as this phone WILL have a issue within its warranty period you can gurentee that


So every phone Samsung makes is faulty?
Silly argument.

People buy from eGlobal because they're cheaper than anywhere else. And people like me are happy to take the risk, as the vast majority of products they sell won't have any faults.
I've also read that some features on a non UK phone won't work in the UK (eg Samsung pay). I don't have one personally but have been doing a lot of looking as I quite fancied the pink version which is only available overseas.
Voted cold...posted deal does not clearly state that this is a grey import and all the associated warranty complications that comes with that.

eGlobal having a union jack in their logo is also very misleading for anyone not knowing who/what they are.
Puddlehopper13 m ago

single sim from amazon (not 3rd part sellers) full …single sim from amazon (not 3rd part sellers) full warranty.https://www.amazon.de/Samsung-Smartphone-Touch-Display-interner-Speicher-midnight-black/dp/B06XJ49G5B/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1505995741&sr=1-1&keywords=galaxy+s8&refinements=p_6%3AA3JWKAKR8XB7XF

This link is for s8 ( not plus)
Cezza36 m ago

I've also read that some features on a non UK phone won't work in the UK …I've also read that some features on a non UK phone won't work in the UK (eg Samsung pay). I don't have one personally but have been doing a lot of looking as I quite fancied the pink version which is only available overseas.


My imported Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch was purchased from eGlobal and Samsung Pay works perfectly on it, despite it being a UAE model.

Besides, even if Samsung Pay won't work on the phone, you've always got Android Pay which will.
Edited by: "preecey" 21st Sep 2017
Cold. If things go wrong it's a case of posting back and forth to China. Warrantly isn't valid in Europe. As others have said you are far better off paying a little extra buying from within the EU. Any post from EGlobal gets a cold vote from me.
raztopz5 h, 47 m ago

Yeah totally get that - but I would rather save the money - seller does …Yeah totally get that - but I would rather save the money - seller does offer a 12-month warranty. Not many phones these days require use of a warranty anyway. It’s in the manufacture’s interest to make them last passed the warranty. Most people upgrade 12 to 24 months as well



IF the phone is involved in something which requires returning the handset to Samsung, they will deny providing any service towards the device. Its your choice whether you're willing to accept the risk in not having a UK warranty.

Three warranty provided by the seller isn't worth the time taken to read their terms and conditions.

Best things ous to declare on your home insurance in the event you need to replace the device
preecey3 h, 42 m ago

So every phone Samsung makes is faulty? Silly argument. People buy from …So every phone Samsung makes is faulty? Silly argument. People buy from eGlobal because they're cheaper than anywhere else. And people like me are happy to take the risk, as the vast majority of products they sell won't have any faults.

You are one in a million mate congratulations
hkphooey1 h, 44 m ago

You are one in a million mate congratulations


Quite ironic that you're too scared to buy something from Hong Kong when your username and avatar show support for a pooch that lives there
HOT...... on wait asian version?

COLD.
preecey1 h, 23 m ago

Quite ironic that you're too scared to buy something from Hong Kong when …Quite ironic that you're too scared to buy something from Hong Kong when your username and avatar show support for a pooch that lives there

Thought he lived in Los Angeles.
Some insurance do not cover phones bought outside of the UK..eg insureandgo
Hate it when people talk about warranty. If this is an official device and not a fake, chances are you'll never need the warranty. You'd have to be very unlucky to need one because it usually needs a manufacturing issue like the note 7 to be a realistic risk (and that's highly unlikely), so it's not the real big issue here.

The big issue here is connection. All the phones I've had from Asia have had inferior network (especially data) connections in the uk compared to uk models. Even those phones where ive meticulously checked that in the asian model the uk network provider wavelengths are supported for edge/3g/4g/4g+,the connection is still worse. Its only noticeable if you have multiple phones.

For that reason alone i would avoid these overseas phones. The second reason is the likelihood of getting hit by import tax.

Only after those 2 issues would i consider the issue of no uk warranty.
rofldinho32 m ago

Hate it when people talk about warranty. If this is an official device and …Hate it when people talk about warranty. If this is an official device and not a fake, chances are you'll never need the warranty. You'd have to be very unlucky to need one because it usually needs a manufacturing issue like the note 7 to be a realistic risk (and that's highly unlikely), so it's not the real big issue here. The big issue here is connection. All the phones I've had from Asia have had inferior network (especially data) connections in the uk compared to uk models. Even those phones where ive meticulously checked that in the asian model the uk network provider wavelengths are supported for edge/3g/4g/4g+,the connection is still worse. Its only noticeable if you have multiple phones. For that reason alone i would avoid these overseas phones. The second reason is the likelihood of getting hit by import tax. Only after those 2 issues would i consider the issue of no uk warranty.


I dont think network connection is a issue in quality brands like Sony , Samsung, Huawei and LG . It is just some of the Chinese brands with big specs give poor connections as the antenna and signal amplifier quality is very poor combined with slow mediatek modem.
philjstephenson14 h, 42 m ago

only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK …only a fool would risk this sort of cash on this seller... and no UK warranty!


If you want dual sim phone in uk , not many places to buy.
Eglobal also sell S8 & S8+ models with 6gb ram
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 22nd Sep 2017
Comparison EU & UK to International models - G955F v G955FD

phonemore.com/com…389
sam_of_london4 h, 20 m ago

I dont think network connection is a issue in quality brands like Sony , …I dont think network connection is a issue in quality brands like Sony , Samsung, Huawei and LG . It is just some of the Chinese brands with big specs give poor connections as the antenna and signal amplifier quality is very poor combined with slow mediatek modem.



This is nothing to do with cheap or expensive brands. It depends on the handset and what the manufacturers have done for different regions.

Essentially different network carriers transmit data across different frequencies. In the UK for example Three transmits its 4G signals at different frequencies to EE, or o2 or vodafone. A UK model of a phone will support all the frequencies used by all the major operators in the UK.

In different regions across the world the frequencies network providers use is entirely different to the ones in the UK/Europe. As such phones would need to support those frequencies in order to connect to 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G+, etc.

willmyphonework.net/ is a website dedicated to providing an ability to check a foreign model against a network carrier in any country.

In my personal experience from having had numerous imported Android devices (latest was a Note 5 from a major retailer in Hong Kong), even if all the data frequencies of your UK network provider is supported and you actually sometimes get the maximum best connection type (4G+) on that imported phone, it's sometimes less stable and reliable than the exact same on a UK mobile. I've been able to compare the two side by side at times, even swapped sims around to make sure it wasn't some sort of sim issue. This last part is anecdotal of course, but I find it's really overlooked, and I'm guessing it's simply because people who use imported phones just don't know when they're sometimes getting an inferior connection (e.g. 3G instead of 4G) because even with a UK model the signals aren't consistent all of the time.
Edited by: "rofldinho" 22nd Sep 2017
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