Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Which is best?

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The iPhone 8 Plus offers more starting storage than previous year, with 64GB and 256GB models, but there's still no option for expandable storage.

Some reports suggest that the glass-back of the latest iPhone 8 might be impossible to be replaced if broken since it is glued to the metal sheet. The iPhone's warmer tones make for more attractive colors and allows the iPhone to keep detail that the Note 8 washes out with its overly cool, blue-ish tone. The tests valued several factors including the repairability of the phones.

The Galaxy Note 8 also packs in some bonuses that the iPhone can't touch, such as Gear VR support, as well as the optional DeX Station dock for using your phone as the brain of a desktop-like computing experience.

As we can see from the video the iPhone 8 Plus appears to be faster than the Note 8 in a number of the tests.

The results are not surprising, as it is common knowledge that glass easily shatters.

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The answer certainly won't please Samsung as the test revealed its S8 is embarrassingly slower than Apple's latest iPhone 8. By comparison, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 scored an 80 and is labeled as a "high risk".

However, according to Square Trade, the "glass backs welcome more problems than they solve".

"Like the Galaxy S8 and Note8, our tests show that the all-glass iPhone 8 and 8 Plus break on the first drop on all sides. Wireless charging is the future, no doubt... it seems that Apple and Samsung have made a choice - to sacrifice durability in the name of innovation". In our recent Decade of Damage Study, we found that 44 percent of current iPhone owners plan to upgrade to a new model this fall.

We'd be remiss if we didn't note SquareTrade has an obvious financial incentive here - the more people think that a device is prone to failure, the more likely it is people will buy a third-party warranty.

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