5 Best Alternatives to Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been launched in India. It has been priced at Rs 57,900 and its pre-registrations are underway. Going by the trends, it is bound to be a smashing hit. However, the Galaxy S8 may not be to everybody’s liking. This may especially be the case when it comes to the Galaxy S8’s price. Also, there are those who will rather buy a phone now than wait for the Galaxy S8. If you are one of those people, keep reading to find out the best Samsung Galaxy S8 alternatives.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives - Samsung Galaxy S8

List of Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives –

Apple iPhone 7 (Rs 60,000)

Processor 64-bit A10 Fusion
Internal Storage 32GB/128GB/256GB
Display 4.7-inch, LCD
OS iOS 10
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 7-megapixel
Dual SIM No

The iPhone 7 spec-sheet is always short as Apple does not like to reveal much hardware details. However, the iPhone 7 is the device the Galaxy S line of smartphones takes aim at. Since Apple controls the hardware and software market for iOS 10, its phones are well-optimised for the purpose, iPhone 7 included. With a mid-life refresh that sees its storage capacities double, the iPhone 7 makes more sense to buy than before. Sure, the iPhone 8 is coming, but until then, the iPhone 7 is the Apple to own.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives - Apple iPhone 7

Google Pixel (Rs 57,000)

Processor 2.15GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Display 5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, AMOLED
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera 12.3-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Battery 2770mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM No

The Google Pixel line replaces the Nexus line of smartphones. Launched back in 2016, this phone is still a powerhouse. Its spec sheet may seem modest, but with stock Android 7.1 Nougat, you can’t go wrong with this phone. With a powerful chip on board, it utilises Android 7.1 Nougat’s power-saving features to dole out great battery life. The 12.3-megapixel shooter may not seem much, but it clicks great photos. It comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back and is available in dual-tone finish only. As the first to receive latest Android OS upgrades, this phone is perhaps the best in this list of Samsung Galaxy S8 alternatives.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives - Google Pixel

OnePlus 3T (Rs 29,999)

Processor 2.35Ghz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, AMOLED
OS Oxygen OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera 16-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Battery 3400mAh with Dash Charge
Dual SIM Yes

The OnePlus 3T is the most value-for-money on this list of Samsung Galaxy S8 alternatives. Not only does it have powerful hardware (6GB RAM!), it has the latest OS and a big battery to boot. It has the best front camera in this list (on paper). With Dash Charge, its battery may not charge up to a certain point as quickly as phones having Fast Charging. The silver lining here is that it charges fully faster than most phones with a smaller battery. Available in three different colours, the OnePlus 3T sports metal construction and is as premium as a flagship smartphone should be.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives - OnePlus 3T

Motorola Moto Z (Rs 39,999)

Processor 1.8GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) resolution, AMOLED
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary (rear) Camera 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 2600mAh with Turbo Charging
Dual SIM Yes

The Motorola Moto Z feels as fresh a smartphone as one launched yesterday. This is because it toys with the idea of modularity. To that end, not only does it have powerful specs, but it can be given various capabilities. With the help of Moto Mods, it can turn into a portable projector or a portable speaker. If you just want more battery life out of it, there is a Moto Mod for that too. However, keep that all aside and it is perhaps the best phone to be used as a daily driver on this list of Samsung Galaxy S8 alternatives. Why? Because it has water resistance. With metal construction all around, it is as premium as you expect a Motorola flagship phone to be.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives - Moto Z

HTC 10 (Rs 47,990)

Processor 2.2GHz quad core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560x1440P) resolution, LCD
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM No

HTC is the one to kickstart the metal unibody trend with One M7 and it carries on the legacy with the HTC 10. The HTC 10 may sound like the best name but this smartphone kicks some serious butt. Not only does it have a great industrial design, it has powerful hardware to go with it too. The OS will get the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade. The software upgrade will make this phone way better than it is currently. Its price may not seem as nice as the phone is, make no mistake. You will not be going with this phone when looking for Samsung Galaxy S8 alternatives.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives - HTC 10

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