7 Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 over the The New iPhone X

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone X, there have been varied opinions about the phone and most of these comments have been to the effect of comparing the phone with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. But this battle has only served to bring out the egos of both Samsung and Apple fanatics, which is why it is important to lay bare the facts for all to know.

Therefore, Ian Andrews, a tech expert, and researcher who has been reviewing the trends in the industry has also taken time to review and compare the two phones. He helps explain why the Samsung Note 8 is a better bet than getting the iPhone X. Here are seven reasons you, might want to know about.

1. Bigger, better display

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X come with beautiful screens and for the first time, Apple is using the OLED display. However, Samsung has been using AMOLED screens all along since the first Galaxy and the screen used on the Note 8 is undoubtedly the best AMOLED ever. The phone features a brighter, bigger screen that doesn’t have a cutout on the top like the iPhone X. The 6.3-inch screen of the Note 8 rivals the 5.8-inch you will get on the iPhone X. Most important to note is that the resolution of the Note 8 is higher at 2960 x 1440 against the 2436 x 1125 of the iPhone X.


2. More security/login options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 beats the iPhone X again when it comes to security considerations and login options. Note 8 offers you an array of options including the password, pattern, pin, iris scanner, and a fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the iPhone X offers the Face ID as the only login mechanism, which many think is a prohibitive idea. Most interesting is the Smart Lock on the Note 8 that unlocks the phone based on location. You could instruct it not to request for login when you are at your home and it does exactly that.


3. The headphone jack

Another area where the Note 8 triumphs over the iPhone X is the inclusion of a headphone jack. Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and this means you cannot keep your phone charging while you listen to music unless you have Bluetooth headphones. It makes no logical sense to get rid of the headphone jack, so the Note 8 takes it on this consideration.


4. Expandable storage

Either phone between the two features 64 GB storage with the iPhone offering a second option that comes with 256 GB. The most important thing about the storage of the Galaxy Note 8 is that it allows you to use expandable memory up to 256 GB, which means you could get more than 300GB total once you opt for microSD memory expansion. The iPhone X does not allow expandable memory so you have to strictly rely on what is offered through the system.


5. Software features and S-Pen Stylus

Another section of the Galaxy Note 8 that will trigger you to choose the phone over iPhone X is the software features and content creation options offered. The S-Pen stylus allows you to have more control over apps and is useful when taking notes in class as well as drawing. Most important thing to note the pen is water-resistant and can work when the screen is wet. Don’t forget the phone offers 6 GB RAM which is perfect for multitasking.


6. Accessories and VR

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is built with virtual reality in mind, and due to this, the phone comes with a controller. This offers an impressive experience while gaming, so considering the iPhone has not added any VR capabilities yet you will definitely choose the Note 8 over the iPhone X.


7. Easy access to file system

On the Note 8, accessing your files is easy when you connect the phone to your computer. It appears as a hard drive so your work is to just drag and drop files. In the case of the iPhone X, you cannot move files unless you sync with cloud or log in to the bulky iTunes application.

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Ian Andrews is an author of his own tech blog. He covers things such as tech news, new releases, product reviews, and more.

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