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Should You Buy The Galaxy Note 8, Or Wait For The iPhone 8? Here's Our Answer

25 August 2017, 9:15 am EDT By Aaron Mamiit Tech Times
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Samsung launched preorders for the Galaxy Note 8, while Apple has not yet unveiled the iPhone 8. Should customers in the hunt for a new smartphone buy the Galaxy Note 8 now, or should they wait for the iPhone 8?  ( Samsung Mobile | Twitter )

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, including all its specifications, features, and price. And now, smartphone enthusiasts are deciding on whether to purchase the device or wait for Apple's iPhone 8 instead.

Samsung has opened Galaxy Note 8 preorders, so customers who are looking for a new smartphone can already purchase the latest Samsung flagship smartphone in advance of its Sept. 15 release date. However, there are also some reasons to wait for the iPhone 8. Let's take a look at the arguments for either option.

Here's Why You Should Buy The Galaxy Note 8 Now

The Galaxy Note 8 is a very powerful device, with top-of-the-line specs and many useful features. Samsung fans will likely not even think about waiting for the iPhone 8 and may have already preordered the smartphone.

The Galaxy Note 8 is believed to have a better screen and higher RAM compared to the iPhone 8, with Samsung's flagship boasting a QHD+ resolution display and 6 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 8 also offers expandable memory through a microSD card slot, which is an important feature for heavy multimedia content users, as well as the useful S Pen stylus. In addition, some users simply prefer Google's Android over Apple's iOS, and the Galaxy Note 8 is arguably the best device powered by the mobile operating system.

Lastly, former Galaxy Note 7 owners will want to purchase the Galaxy Note 8, as they are eligible for a discount of up to $425 from the smartphone's price tag of $930.

Here's Why You Should Wait For The iPhone 8

The iPhone 8, on the other hand, is said to be a massive overhaul compared to its predecessors and the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models that are also coming this year.

The most notable improvement that Apple will apply to the iPhone 8 is its bezel-less OLED display, which was also leaked through the HomePod firmware. The smartphone is also believed to be dropping fingerprint recognition for facial recognition, with Touch ID to be replaced by what is reportedly the very accurate Face ID.

As with Android, some customers are more comfortable with the iOS. The latest version, iOS 11, will ship out with the iPhone 8 and will feature a wide variety of new features for the convenience and security of Apple device users.

So, Galaxy Note 8 Now Or iPhone 8 Later?

For customers who are still on the fence on whether to preorder the Galaxy Note 8 now or to wait for the iPhone 8, our recommendation is to wait until at least Apple's official announcement of its upcoming smartphones.

It is very difficult to compare the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 when practically everything we know about Apple's smartphone is a rumor.

We'll again take a look at the two devices head-to-head once the official iPhone 8 details are revealed. The wait will not be long though, as Apple usually unveils its new iPhone models around mid-September.

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