Consumer Reports recommends the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the Apple iPhone 8

Consumer Reports recommends the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the Apple iPhone 8
Non-profit magazine Consumer Reports provides readers with unbiased recommendations. In its latest look at the smartphone industry, CR recommended that its readers purchase the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 over the brand spanking new Apple iPhone 8. Yes folks, that is not a typo. And not only did last year's Galaxy model top the iPhone 8, so did this year's Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Consumer Reports gave the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ each a score of 81. The Apple iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S7 both tied with scores of 80. Despite the tie, the magazine recommended that smartphone buyers purchase the older Galaxy S7 over the brand spanking new iPhone 8 because of its longer battery life and better call quality. Following the Apple iPhone 8, Consumer Reports had the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG G6. The latter two devices also were given a score of 80.

Consumer response to the Apple iPhone 8 has not been typical for a brand new iPhone. Because some potential buyers are waiting to check out the Apple iPhone X first before making a decision, some iPhone 8 purchases might have been deferred for the moment, only to take place after the November 3rd launch of the tenth anniversary model. Last week, we told you that an in-store survey conducted by a securities house revealed that in the U.S., the iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8.

source: ConsumerReports via FOXNews

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38 Comments

1. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

This article pleases my OCD.

29. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

what do you expect this is iphone arena.....I'm surprised they actually posted this article.

36. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

It does say in the article that CR did rate the S8 over the iPhone 8. "Consumer Reports gave the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ each a score of 81." Apple should be very concerned, that even dedicated Apple loyalist blogs like Cult of Mac and others are shining a very bright light on Samsung and Apple's light is getting very dim. I recall how new TV shows showed cast members all using iPhone's. And now big runs movies and TV shows, they are all using Galaxy devices. Jurassic World was the first in theater movie where all the cast were using Galaxy smartwatches and phones. Hit TV shows like The Flash and SuperGirl are all using Galaxy phones. CR hasn't recommended an iPhone for a while now. Steve Forbes has wriiten lots of articles that paint Apple in a bad light. PA is the onlytech blog still worshiping a dying diety

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I love iOS... As much as I love Android. Things is, even though both OS' serve the same purpose; that happens to be running a smartphone; they couldn't be more different. A direct comparison of them would be silly. Kinda like Apples to Androids, really! iOS has a no-nonsense UI which lack any potential for extensive customizations and the overall openness of Android, but it just works and it does so with extreme speed and fluidity. At the end of the day that's what really matters. It's nice, fast, seamless and fluid experience but some may find it a tad on the boring side, and I don't blame them. Whereas we all know how capable Android is when it comes to customizations, notifications handling and the possibility to run pirated applications without the need of rooting! But it's slow, can be a bit buggy, often comes with lots of blotware, lack seamlessness and it starts to lag after about an year of usage (Fact). Which one is better than the other? Well, I personally think that there's no definitive answer to that question. They both serve the same purpose but does so very differently. So it all boils down to your own personal preference. I love my S6, and I'm an Android user at heart. But I can understand the sheer appeal iPhones possess to some people, and I truly respect that. If you hate iOS for no specific reason other than it being an "Apple" product then you, my dear friend, are a blindfolded, biased hypocrite. (Couldn't put it more delicately, in all honesty. And I sincerely seek your forgiveness if it hurts your feelings in any imaginable way). Oh well, G'Day!

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As a user of both iOS and Android I find myself mostly agreeing with you. I would just like to point out that there is a middle ground between the two OS and that is stock android, doesn't have the same bells and whistles as a customized UI like Samsung's TouchWiz but it usually doesn't come with the same shortcoming in speed, bugs and bloat. Stock Android isn't a different OS but shouldn't be lumped in with the customized versions either.

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

One thing i hate with a passion on iOS. Centralized settings for individual apps. Sometimes not all the settings are available there. It's such a piss poor way of having to go back and fourth

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

We love when mediocrity is rightfully losing.

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dam that's harsh but true.

4. pupkin

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Consumer Reports thinks were Dummies.

5. JohnR

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

We’re inclined to agree with them.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Considering what you get and at the price of an S7 right now I completely agree, although I would recommend the S7 edge over the regular S7 for battery life.

7. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

"Galaxy S7 over the brand spanking new iPhone 8 because of its longer battery life and better call quality" but ip8 beats s7 and s8 in battery life according to PA

28. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

PA are recovering from "Apple Passionite".Maybe now they can be more imparcial.I hope.

37. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

The iPhone beats any and all phone sin battery-life according to PA. Even phones that have 40% larger batteries.

9. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Lol Apple took a sawed-off right to their own foot by spilling the beans about the X. I thought they employed the world's smartest ppl

10. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Isn't this site sPhoneArena? Joke aside, today even iPhone 7 is a better buy than 8...

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Even iPhone 6/s is still selling better.

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Today 6s is good enough and 6 is just decent.

11. Povea

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Sammy humiliating apple since time immemorial.

14. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

The one thing I still can't believe is that it's 2017 and Apple still releases phones with HD resolution! 326 ppi lcd is not even mid-range material any more.

15. scarface21173

Posts: 690; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

They do because they can get away with it. Shocking but true, it all comes down to profit with apple.

17. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I stand with consume report, they were born from people's will to represent the truth, reality and fairness. As a significant contributor to tech community, I totally refuse to accept Apple's taste, which is a rotten fruit.

22. MrFreeman

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Still comes down to personal preference, it's about what you want in a smart phone. Some Apple users just prefer simplicity, whereas others love the eco system and what It can offer. Android users love the ability to change almost anything with the operating system (This includes the rooting the device). Although, I will admit Apple didn't have a good year, which gave opportunities for other companies to boost their sales figures such as Samsung's Note 8 and LG's V30. They will probably need a miracle to redeem themselves this year or try again in the next.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course it does. A magazine or group can't account for personal preferences. They're simply reporting on the objective parameters.

30. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Be truthful here Hallyu. You only stand with Consumer Reports because they picked Samsung and not because of their integrity. If next year they recommend Apple or any other brand over Samsung you'll change your tune.

18. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...but aren't you the guy that pisses around with a Lumia 430

19. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Galaxy S7 has better battery life than iPhone 8?? I very much doubt that

24. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why? They tested them both, and the S7 came out ahead.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I guess it's time for CR to be paid shills again, just like DXO suddenly became after a week of being the Bible for iFan's. It's getting tough to keep up.

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