What Smartphone Should I Buy?
Here are some things to consider when buying a new smartphone. In the battle of the best smartphones, we have iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy S8. Zoe at Computer Coach Australia likes the iPhone because it has 256 gigs of storage and the main computer systems she uses are Apple Mac. The iPhone, of course, works seamlessly with Apple Mac technology. Taking images and videos are easy to do and upload onto our 365bondi Instagram page. Many apps are available for download most are for free, or for premium features they ask a small cost. Apps can make life easier, but they also take up storage on the phone. Being informed to know what you are buying is worth the research to get smart. One of the many changes with the iPhone 8+ is a new headphone connection.
The User Knows Best
After reading these articles below and, most importantly, speaking with other smartphone users, our next choice would be the Google Pixel 2. Overall, it has the best camera, is easy to use and is owned by Google. Everyone is writing software to work withand it interfaces well with Apple products too.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a little more complicated to use compared to the Google Pixel 2 XL. However, it is unbeatable with its 6gigsg of Ram which would make processing faster. Also, it has 256 Gig of storage and the best 8-megapixel camera.
Another factor that is important to me when choosing a smartphone is a clean simple screen display. This is something both iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL have. Less complicated, less chance of making mistakes and getting lost, or losing things somewhere inside the machine.
Below I have taken some excerpts from two very useful articles to share with you. I am just focusing here on three types of smartphones, the Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel.
Know Your Preferences
Your buying decision might come down to whether you’re more comfortable using iOS or Android and budget. But for those who are struggling to decide which phone is best, or simply just want to get a better sense of how each phone differs from one another, here’s a closer look at the Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy S8.,
The Apple iPhone X smartphone stands out for its elegant design as well as excellent screen quality. The apps are starting to embrace Face ID to make the experience more tailored to you. But above all else, the iPhone X represents the best form factor of any iPhone to date. Until this point, Apple fans have been forced to choose between a phone that some may find to be too large and heavy and a screen that’s smaller than five inches. Now, they can enjoy the benefits of having a larger screen without carrying around a phone that’s much larger than what they’re used to. Otherwise, the Phone X hits all of its marks when it comes to battery life, screen, and camera specs and working fast.
The iPhone X’s lack of a home button means there’s a learning curve in using it. So, you’ll have to get used to changing the way you perform basic tasks like restarting the phone and taking screenshots. There’s also no fingerprint sensor to use as a backup if you should find yourself struggling with Face ID. And starting at $999, it’s notably more expensive than the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy S8.
The Google Pixel 2 XL’s smartphone’s long battery life, exceptional camera, and clean interface make it a top choice. If you often find yourself struggling with photos that are grainy in low light or appear too washed out when taken with the flash, you’ll especially appreciate how the Pixel 2 XL’s camera performs. I also found the battery life to be a bit longer than that of the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8. The interface feels neat and clean compared to some other Android devices. The screen is also larger than that of the iPhone X even though the Pixel 2 XL is cheaper, starting at $849.
The screen has a blue tint that’s visible when looking at the phone from a side angle, which could be off-putting. But that’s just nitpicking, and the chances are the average phone user will never notice it.
The Galaxy S8 smartphone has a curved screen that is just as functional as it is gorgeous. Because the display disappears into the sides of the phone, the screen feels even more immersive. The Galaxy S8 also includes a headphone jack, which is a rare find on today’s high-end smartphones. The battery life is also comparable to what you would get on the iPhone X. Starting at about $725, it’s less expensive than both the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2 XL.
The Galaxy S8’s interface doesn’t feel as simple and intuitive as Google’s, and its camera isn’t as good as that of the iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 XL.
How the Phones Compare: Google Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X vs. Galaxy S8
On the hardware front, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL look like they’ll stand up next to any of their contemporaries from Apple or Samsung. Google included a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 processor, better displays, and a camera that somehow improves on the already stellar one found on the original Pixel. There are, of course, a few quibbles. Google has sadly followed Apple’s lead in removing the 3.5mm headphone jack, and while the Pixel 2 XL features an edge-to-edge QHD OLED display, the regular Pixel is beset by bezels that feel particularly dated when compared to other 2017 flagship phones.
While it’s too early to say which of 2017’s smartphones will reign supreme, with the announcement of the Pixel 2, it’s finally possible to see how the best phones from Apple, Google, Samsung, and more stack up head-to-head. And while specs never tell the full story, we’ve put together a handy chart to help you decide which smartphone will get the coveted place in your pocket or bag.