Thanks for all the response so far guy's I really appreciate it,
I have a bit of info now to add myself;
I went to the local CarPhoneWarehouse to have a look at the disply models for both the S8 and S8+
Before holding the actual models in my hand I was planning to purchase the S8+ but after seeing them in reality I'll be going for the S8 as the plus model is almost as tall as a pint glass 😯 and would be even bigger with a case to protect it, I'm forever in blue jeans kinda fella and would struggle to fit it in my pocket although it may impress some of the mothers during the school run 😁 it's only my phone.
I've also looked at reviews and discovered the only differences between the S8 and the S8+ is that the S8+ has a bigger screen and a 500mah more battery, everything else is identical on both models and experts suggest the bigger screen will use that extra bit battery so essentially there both the same just 1" inch bigger.
I wasn't aware that there waterproof I won't be intentionally testing that feature 😅
I would like to have a phone with a good camera as we have three kids growing up fast and I've just put an assortment of picture frames around the house which need to be filled, Ideal to have a good quality camera always at the ready.
I wasn't aware the edge of the screen had a tab feature I always thought it was just more screen.
I've been looking at those OtterBox cases and they look fantastic but the price is a bit high. Yet I think I'll go for one of them as our son likes to watch YouTube "put diggie's on your phone there dad" JCB's and tractors 😅
Last Thursday I made my first attempt to purchase the S8, I'm currently with VirginMedia for TV and Internet and it made sence to add the phone to the same contract,
The first reason they wouldn't let me purchase was because this month's bill was outstanding although it's setup for direct debit😞 they can take it themselves WTF.
So I manually paid the bill, then they say it takes up to 48hrs for payment to display on the account.
Friday they took payment for the bill via direct debit 😂 so there paid twice now
It was Saturday when payment finally appeared on the account, I then attempted to purchase the S8 for €150 upfront and they then said I need to email them photo ID and proof of address,
Done that and Saturday night they came back to say they want €500 upfront for the phone but the monthly payment would be less.
The cowboys already charged me twice for November and kept me waiting two days, now they want four times more for the phone,
So I scrapped that purchase plan and feeling quite deflated I had a few drinks Saturday night as ive not bought myself anything all year been working 6 days per week since Christmas putting all funds in to living and improving the house.
I then logged on to one of there competitors websites and found they had a Black Friday weekend Sale 🙌
Between the alcohol and the excitement I acidently signed up for the S7 for €1 😣 I ment to get the S8 😢 so i logged on again and signed up for the S8 at an initil cost of €120🙌
I've gotta call them today and cancel the S7 under the Terms & Conditions there's a 14 day cooling off period where you can cancel the contract so it should be fine 😥
They didn't give me any hassle like VirginMedia accepted I.D and payment straight away no issues atall.
I now plan to purchase an OtterBox case after the phone arrives.
I'll update soon