Samsung Galaxy S8 Manual and Tutorial

Galaxy S8 SIM Card Slot and How to Insert

Galaxy S8 SIM Card Slot and How to Insert

Galaxy S8 SIM Card Slot
Galaxy S8 SIM Card Slot and How to Insert - Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ support Dual SIM slots. Check out how to manage Dual SIM messages on the Samsung Galaxy S8. On this page: Insert / remove SIM Delete SIM messages, View SIM number, Insert/remove SIM.

Galaxy S8 SIM Card Slot and How to Insert

The specifications of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android smartphone. Announced 2017, March. Features 3G, 5.8″ Super AMOLED capacitive ouchscreen, 12 MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Dual SIM model (Hybrid SIM slot): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one. Samsung S8 price with a bigger size means slightly more weight, a bit more battery capacity to light up the display and, of course, a higher price - $850 over $750 for the S8. (In the UK it's priced at £779, and AU$1349 in Australia.) All other specs between the two phones - including the camera, processor and features - are totally identical.

Galaxy S8 SIM Guide
Installing the SIM or USIM card or USIM card (nano-SIM card). Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.

You can insert two SIM or USIM cards on Galaxy S8, so you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. In some areas, data transfer speeds may be slower if two SIM cards are inserted in the device than when one SIM card is inserted.

Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards. Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider for service availability.
  1. Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
  2. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged.
  3. Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
  4. Place the SIM or USIM card on the tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
  5. Place the primary SIM or USIM card on the tray 1 and the secondary S8 SIM or USIM card on the tray 2.
  6. Gently press the SIM or USIM card into the tray to secure it.
    • If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the SIM card may leave or fall out of the tray.
  7. Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
    • If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
    • Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device
Correct card installation on Galaxy S8
  • Dual SIM
    1. Nano-SIM card 1
    2. Nano-SIM card 2
  • Single SIM
    1. Nano-SIM card
    2. microSD card
Notes: You cannot insert a nano-SIM card and a microSD card in tray 2 at the same time.

Galaxy S8 User Guide Removing the SIM or USIM card
  1. Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
  2. Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
  3. Remove the SIM or USIM card.
  4. Insert the tray back into the tray slot.

Galaxy S8 Tutorial
Using dual SIM or USIM cards
If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device.

Galaxy S8 Settings
Activating SIM or USIM cards
Launch the Settings app and tap Connections → SIM card manager. Select a SIM or USIM card and tap the switch to activate it.

Customising Galaxy S8 SIM or USIM cards
Launch the Galaxy S8 Settings app, tap Connections → SIM card manager, and then select a SIM or USIM card to access the following options:
  • Icon: Change the icon of the SIM or USIM card.
  • Name: Change the display name of the SIM or USIM card.
  • Network mode: Select a network type to use with the SIM or USIM card.

Galaxy S8 Setting preferred SIM or USIM cards
When two cards are activated, you can assign voice calls, messaging, and data services to specific cards.

Galaxy S8 SIM Card Slot and How to Insert
Launch the Settings app, tap Connections → SIM card manager, and then set the feature preferences for your cards in PREFERRED SIM CARD.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Google Pixel XL LG G6 Apple iPhone 7 Plus OnePlus 3T
Display size, resolution 5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels 6.2-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels 5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.7-inch, 2,880x1,440 pixels 5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels 5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels
Pixel density 570ppi 529ppi 534ppi 565ppi 401ppi 401ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.9 x 2.9 x 0.31 in 6.3 x 2.9 x 0.32 in 6.1 x 3 x 0.34 in 5.9 x 2.8 x 0.31 in 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.29 in 6 x 2.9 x 0.29 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 149 x 68 x 8 mm 160 x 73 x 8.1 mm 155 x 76 x 8.6 mm 149 x 72 x 7.9 mm 158 x 78 x 7.3 mm 153 x 75 x 7.35 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.5 oz; 155g 6.1 oz; 173g 5.92 oz; 168g 5.7 oz, 162g 6.63 oz; 188g 5.57 oz; 158g
Mobile software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat Apple iOS 10 Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera (megapixels) 12 12 12.3 13 (standard), 13 (wide) 12 (telephoto), 12 (wide) 16
Front-facing camera (megapixels) 8 8 8 5 7 16
Video capture 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz) Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz) 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU Apple A10 chip (64-bit) 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Storage 64GB 64GB 32GB, 128GB 32GB 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 3GB 6GB
Expandable storage Up to 2TB Up to 2TB None Up to 2TB None None
Battery (all nonremovable) 3,000mAh 3,500mAh 3,450mAh 3,300mAh 2,900mAh 3,400mAh
Fingerprint sensor Back Back Back Back Home button Home button
Connector USB-C USB-C USB-C USB-C Lightning USB-C
Special features Water-resistant (IP68); wireless charging; Gigabit LTE-ready Water-resistant (IP68), wireless charging, Gigabit LTE-ready Google Assistant; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready 18:9 aspect ratio; wireless charging (US-only); water-resistant Water and dust-resistant; portrait image mode Dual-SIM, Dash Charging
Price off-contract (USD) $750.00 $850.00 $769 (32GB); $869 (128GB) AT&T: $720, Sprint: $708, T-Mobile: $650, Verizon: $672, US Cellular: $597.60 $769 (32GB); $869 (128GB); $969 (256GB) $439 (16GB), $479 (128GB)
Price (GBP) £689 £779 £719 (32GB); £819 (128GB) TBA £719 (32GB); £819 (128GB); £919 (256GB) £399 (16GB), £439 (128GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1199 AU$1349 AU$1,269 (32GB); AU$1,419 (128GB) TBA AU$1269 (32GB); AU$1419 (128GB); AU$1569 (256GB) Converts to AU$590 (16GB), AU$652 (128GB)