Galaxy S7 is a Better Purchase Than The iPhone 8: Consumer Reports

In a surprising turn of events, Consumer Reports has recommended the Galaxy S7 from last year over Apple’s latest flagship the iPhone 8. What’s more, the iPhone 8 was ranked lower than it’s biggest rivals, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Recently, the organization has rated several newer phones the same as or above their predecessors or older rivals, which has naturally brought up some unconventional comparisons.

In their latest rating, the new iPhone 8 was ranked the same as the 2016 flagship, Samsung Galaxy S7 from a year ago. While the phones both have a similar score of 80, the reputed organization recommended the older phone over the new iPhone.

Lower Than S8 and S8+

This is a lower score than the iPhone 8’s prime-competition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ duo, which both share the top-spot at 81 points. The iPhone 8 further shares its spot with the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30. Both of those phones are, fortunately for Apple, ranked below both the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S7.

The Galaxy S7 was recommended for its superior call quality as well as battery life. In its own right, the iPhone 8 managed to bring an improvement over its predecessors, however, it wasn’t enough to beat its heavy-handed Korean rivals.

Least of Apple’s Worries

The bad reputation this ranking brings might be the least of Apple’s worries; recent reports have indicated lackluster sales (including the ones which indicated the iPhone 7 as outselling the newer model), highly unlikely for a newly-released Apple product, let alone the iPhone.

It’s not the end of the world for Apple, as most consumers are gearing up to have a look at iPhone X (which itself faces supply issues) before making a purchase. Whether the iPhone X gets a better score than its now-fading brother remains to be seen.


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  • TLDR; I’m not an apple fan but to be honest, IP8 processor is 40% faster then note8 and Mate10Pro. How come you compared almost 2 year flagship with IP8? I was/am planning to buy Note8 but better wait till February for S9 to come.

    • will try to give you simplest of the answer…
      my laptop is core i5 3rd gen
      my desktop is core 2 due
      my friends got core i7 to latest MacBooks..

      what we all do check email, browse, excel, word, youtube.

      hope this answers your query about old vs new and number of % faster CPU …etc.

      • Actaully my S6 can do all that very good. I’m more into games or heavy applications of VR stuff. Note8 can easily handle it all without a sweat. But good processor last long.

      • No doubt, most of the tests actually. But I’m talking about long lasting marketing performance. If I’m gonna spend 100krs on a phone, it should give me fluent performance for atleast 3 years

    • come on man, not everything in a smartphone is processor, i agree that apple is way ahead in terms of processors’ race even i would go on to say that apple’s processor is faster than our needs, but its about end user experience, the design merely beats apple far behind, you always look at the design first, than you see samsung doesnt lag behind it does its work anyways without hiccups, so why would you be paying more when you can have more for less

      • Exactly, but good processors long last. I have an S6E still struggling with best performance it can give. I was planning for Note8 but I can easily run any softwares without any hiccups. the only issue i’m facing is 32gb storage.
        Moreover, I used Note8 a week ago, its quite bulky and too difficult for one hand use. I will wait for S9

        • The phones are not getting smaller anytime soon, samasung is playing safe with the battery so it’s bulky, the fingerprint reader location is awkward and hoping that it would get better in s9 u r right to wait for it


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