With the iPhone 8, Apple surrenders design leadership to Samsung

Ever since the original iPhone, Apple has been the leader in build quality and aesthetics. This year, however, Samsung has assumed the role of design leader and trend setter with the Galaxy S8. Here's where Apple slipped up.
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138 Comments

100. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The first two paragraphs, definitely Apple fan-written. Other brands have outdone Apple several times in the past, even at present.

109. vagabonti

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

You are far from the truth about sophisticated phones. So, any middle-class Android phone is refined, right? Are S8 and Note 8 not enough? Excuse me, and on what planet do you live on?

113. RoyalMike unregistered

Samsung defeated Apple in design in 2015 with the very sexy galaxy S6 edge, since then Apple never took the crown as it launched same designs till now. IPhone X can still not match the S8 due to absence of curved display despite having curved glass which will be like something incomplete. The notch with actually takes away points from the design and the camera hump which looks even uglier due to vertical alignment. It's also not great in dimensions and despite sharing screen size with S8 its over 20g heavier than the S8. If it's about the appearance, the lack of always on display will always make it look less appealing than the S8 which comes with 3d touch always on home button.

114. pt020

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

What did you expect? .. if all phones will be bezel less they all will look the same.

115. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

iPhone gave up design leadership in 2015 when the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ arrived. The S6 Edge looks better than an iPhone X, let alone the S8 and Note8 which are years ahead of anything Apple has made.

127. kopkiwi

Posts: 88; Member since: May 31, 2013

Are you serious? Samsung moved ahead of Apple with the S6 Edge+

128. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I have one question, and can't find a clear answer, if OLED screens are transparent because they don't use a backlit, why manufacturers are not installing the front cameras and sensors below the screen at the top, to achieve edge to edge screen, and specific pixels can be deactivated in-order to clear the path for the camera and sensors? I am not sure if I am missing something here

132. vagabonti

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

First, the optical properties of transparent pixels are not what you write about. Secondly, people are constantly evolving, and soon we will have telepathy, so the phones will not be needed, because we will have telekinesis too, and this makes your next self-portrait questionless. We will teleport the images directly into the recipient's head, free of charge for the Internet. Do you remember? :-D

129. sphonel

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

This year? They've been out-designing Apple for the last 3 years.

133. Aircrackng

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Somebody call the police somone must have him at gunpoint... he would never make this assertion. Not with all that Apple money he baths himself in.

138. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

This Ray S guy should be fired!! He's just an annoying iphone bigot!! Really annoying. Up Sammy!

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