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iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel XL: Heavyweight specs comparison

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:28

This year, the iPhone 8 Plus took the backseat after the iPhone X turned out to be the star of Apple's event. Sorry, big boy, you've had your rightful time under the spotlights, but you are now getting deseated...

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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:50 6

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4372; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


No way I'm going to choose, iP8 over Galaxy or Pixel.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:06

15. bobby84 (Posts: 535; Member since: 13 May 2016)


That's what any reasonable thinking person would say

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:09

2. Furkan (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


%68.47 lol

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:13 2

3. gigicoaste (Posts: 218; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


Another PA vs. while not having or not wanting to include full specs. IP8 looks like doesn't require ram and also some mAh...

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:41 3

4. submar (Posts: 604; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Pixel of course

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:07 1

5. iDroidPhony (Posts: 48; Member since: 21 Sep 2016)


Pixel is a nice choice. But after 4 years, the iPhone would still be rocking the latest iOS.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:41 1

8. sgodsell (Posts: 5025; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


In case you haven't forgot. Apple does upgrade their OS, but will purposely leave out features for older iPhone's. Just look at the new iOS 11. You need the latest iOS 11 in order to use Apples new ARkit. But it's restricted to the A9 and above iPhones and iPad pros. So an iPhone 6 or below cannot use the new ARkit apps which will arrive. This always happens with Apple.

Now with that said, you can buy some really great mid range priced Android smartphones, that have really great specs for less than half the price of an iPhone 8 in some cases. Unlike Apple, the Android camp tends to move what was once flagship features down to their mid range priced devices, and then down to their low end priced devices. So if you keep that in mind you can get a brand new mid range Android smartphone every two years with the latest OS updates as well. The thing is even in 2017 you can get some lower end Android smartphones for $200 or less with features comparable to an iPhone 7 plus. Like the same resolution and size display. Same or more ram, same storage that is expandable. With the same LTE capabilities.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:20

11. AmashAziz (Posts: 1593; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Dude, don't try too hard. He made a point and you cannot deny that without trying to deflect.

Hardware limitations cause Apple to not include some of the features in its older devices. And some Apple doesn't include just so that people would buy the newer devices. Many OEMs do that. That's how you make money. If you don't like what Apple does than don't buy its products, instead of trying to force others to hate Apple with all their heart and mind. This tells me how insecure you are inside.

And it's better to have 90% of the latest instead of having none at all. If you are happy with Google not providing you even with that 90%, then buy a Pixel or a Galaxy. No problem with me.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:04 1

14. iDroidPhony (Posts: 48; Member since: 21 Sep 2016)


Please name a $200 android phone that can stand toe to toe with half of ip7+'s prowess.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:09

6. Jesseclark (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Jun 2017)


The 150g compact S8 for me

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:24

7. dreyfus (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


I'm considering getting the Galaxy S9 or the current Note 8. I will take the decision after the S9 launch.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:54 2

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 25561; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This is a joke...Note 8 by a light year.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 16:12 1

17. Flash (Posts: 1900; Member since: 19 May 2017)


And the Biased of the Year Award goes to Darkkmite.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:03

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5536; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Top flagship phones from 2017 VS the 2016 Pixel? Why not wait a month to post this article so you can include the specs of the Pixel 2?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:24

12. AmashAziz (Posts: 1593; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


They compared the 2017 Android flagships to the older iPhone. Why can't they do the reverse?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:57

13. Scott93274 (Posts: 5536; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I just think it's an irrelevant comparison, maybe it could have been considered acceptable for the Galaxy phone because it was only 6 months between the release of either the Pixel or iPhone, but to compact a new device to something that's 11 months old when you're one month away from the release, it just seems pointless.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:11

16. AmashAziz (Posts: 1593; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Why are you so impatient? PA will likely compare the Pixel 2/XL to the new iPhones too, once its announced.

It's their job to provide people with info in a convenient way since many who have a Pixel might wanna know what the iPhone 8 has over their phones.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 19:51 1

19. Scott93274 (Posts: 5536; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"Impatient", I don't think it means what you think it means. I'm not telling saying they need to hurry to compare the Galaxy and iPhone with the Pixel 2, I'm saying PhoneArena should wait. If anything, PhoneArena should be patient with releasing these articles, or at least release them with phones that came out in the same year.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 20:06

20. AmashAziz (Posts: 1593; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Okay then. Sorry if I took you wrong. But my second paragraph answers your question as to why they are comparing the Pixel to the new iPhones.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 16:45 1

18. mike2959 (Posts: 587; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


On my way back to Apple.It's not the OEM fault. It's Android. Look I left Apple once again for Android and I'm about to go back. After 3 months with the 8+ battery is once again crap. The operating system is just terrible. The phone is slow. Yes I've cleared system cache and even did a factory reset. It's not Samsung. There's very little bloat most can be removed. The operating system is built on a platform of years of just jumbled crap. No I don't want to root. I just want it to work like it did the day out of the box. Android fan boys just tell me it's not possible.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 00:49

21. P-YWS (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


iP8+ is so much wider and heavier than S8+ that Apple may have to give away the annual subscription for gym and physiotherapist to convert the takers of S8+ to the iP8+ camp.

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