Rumored to cost more $1,200, the Apple iPhone 8 will the most expensive iPhone to date which can be more than a few of us can afford or want to invest in something we’ll be changing again next year. The worst part is that those that manage to get their hands on the new iPhone 8 will be happy at first but by the end of the month, they’ll realize that it’s a relatively common piece of tech.
Apple has and by the looks of it will always be about the brand name than the actual hardware itself so if you’re someone looking for the best mobile to buy in 2017 that would stay up with the times for a few years then there are better options available. Here are the best alternative to iPhone 8 that are better.
Samsung Note 8
After Samsung Note 7’s explosive release Samsung knew they had to deliver a truly exceptional product to regain the people trust back for their Note series and the Samsung Note 8 has been designed to do exactly that. Let us set the record clear, anyone who bought the Samsung Note loved it – until they started catching fire. Samsung Note 8 is Samsung’s latest upcoming addition to the Note family which is expected to make a major impact and from what we’ve seen it’s turning out to be one Samsung’s best phones to date.
Samsung Note 8 is expected to come with a 6.7-inch screen which is its largest to date. As far as hardware and performance is concerned, the Samsung Note 8 outdoes the iPhone 8 on every front and has quite similar features which include an all new bezel less display along with having a stylus to make the most of it. Samsung Note 8 is expected to cost comparatively less than the iPhone 8 and still deliver just as great if not better performance and features.
If you want something truly cutting edge and made for the future than the Hydrogen One is your answer. The Hydrogen One won’t be coming out before 2018 but considering who’s making and the features it has it just might be worth waiting for. It’s being made by the same company that made the Red Camera which was used in high-budget Hollywood movies like the Guardians of The Galaxy. The price range is expected to be the same or less than the iPhone 8 but what you’ll be getting is a Phone that’s just as powerful as the Samsung and iPhone 8 with the best camera to be ever integrated into a phone. What you’ll be getting is a high-end Phone with a camera as powerful as a DSLR with a removable lens as well!
Hydrogen One says that the 5.7-inch display somehow uses nanotechnology to “seamlessly [switch] between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content, and interactive games.” If you want a phone that looks unique, has powerful hardware, the best camera, and 3D/2D display then the Hydrogen One is definitely worth your time.
Pixel 2 XL
After Google’s incredible success with the Pixel, it was only a matter of time the Pixel 2 came out but the Pixel 2 XL takes things one step further making it one of the best cell phones to buy in 2017. The Pixel 2 XL isn’t as big as the Samsung Note 8 but it does come pretty close with its 6-inch gorgeous OLED screen with an ergonomically placed fingerprint reader.
What sets the Pixel 2 XL apart from the rest is the fact that out of all the Android Devices, the Pixel line delivers the most “Apple” like experience at a reasonable cost with an overall aesthetically pleasing design and even better hardware. In terms of hardware, the Pixel 2 XL offers more than enough to make sure your experience using the Pixel 2 XL is nothing short of seamless. Being built by HTC, it also has an amazing camera which is leagues above the iPhone 8 and uses the full power of the Android OS.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option than the BlackBerry KeyONE is definitely worth checking out. Costing less than $600 and delivering high-end performance the BlackBerry KeyONE takes everything that made BlackBerry such a great smartphone manufacturer and adds a modern twist on it to make it appealing not only to the working class but to everyone in general. If you’re worried about security then BlackBerry KeyONE has got you covered. Using the latest BlackBerry DTEK technology you won’t have to worry about anyone hacking their way into your system.
The overall performance is pretty solid whereas the camera isn’t great but is definitely good for anyone that will be focused more on productivity rather than photography. It’s faster to type on and provides great storage, this is definitely a smartphone you should check out.