Be honest. Note 8 or iPhone X

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  1. TrumpWon! macrumors member

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    I've owned both android and iOS devices but more so iOS. I love apple but I feel like they're cheating me with the storage configurations this time around. You either pay for 64gb which isn't enough for me or you way overpay for 256gb. I currently own a 128gb iPhone 6 Plus which is the sweet spot for me. The note 8 I can get for $930 for 64gb with 128gb micro sd card and wireless fast charge pad with a 6.3 inch OLED screen. I just feel like it's better value. Here's my question to you. Based on what you would be getting with both these phones, for the money which phones seems like a better buy to you?
     
  2. archer75 macrumors 68020

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    For me I feel like the Note 8 is a better looking phone. The X definitely seems like a 1st gen product. I don't like the design of it either. So i'm going for an iphone 8+ and we'll see what next years iphone OLED models look like.
     
  3. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

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    My opinion is extremely biased, but I would opt for the iPhone X without hesitation. My reason is simple - I don't like Android. No matter how great the Note 8 hardware may be, the operating system, particularly Samsung's TouchWiz overlay, is an automatic dealbreaker for me.
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020

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    How about neither?

    Both are severely overpriced and the companies pulling this nonsense shouldn't be rewarded for bad behavior

    If anything I'll stick with my current 6s until it no longer works but if I didn't have a phone at all and had to buy something today it'd probably either be the SE ($150), 6s plus ($549).

    Ok, off of my soapbox now...
     
  5. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    iPhone X should only be compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8. Its not even close of a comparison to put the Note 8 against the iPhone X. The Galaxy S8 is comparable but still better than the iPhone X as well with more capabilities too and a better display.
     
  6. snarlz macrumors 6502

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    Have an Android work phone (LG) and it's a nice phone, the Note 8 has a better ppi ratio but can you really see it?
     
  7. archer75 macrumors 68020

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    You can use a different launcher and you'll never have to look at touchwiz.
     
  8. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    No longer called touchwiz. Its known as the Samsung Experience UX
     
  9. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

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    It's not just TouchWiz (Samsung Experience UX), it's Android in general. I used to be a devoted Android user since HTC Magic (T-Mobile G1), until I got the iPhone 6. Since then, I entertained the possibility of going back to Android on two separate occasions with the Pixel and HTC U11. Each phone went back within a week. I just prefer iOS.
     
  10. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    Android = yuck!!
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    Like what capabilities are you referring too?
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Note 8 is a great phone and it might be unmatched in features and overall quality

    That said it depends what software is right for you.

    I've been very tempted by the note 8 but i'm so far in with apple products the x is a better option
     
  12. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha this is exactly me! I can’t stand Android anymore and each time I’ve tried to use one to switch back I can’t even last 4 days LOL.
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Regardless, Apple has me. I don't want to pay more, but the X looks freaking amazing, and so I will buy it. And I simply won't "do" Android. If I did, it would have to be pure Android, without any of Samsung's crap on top. But even then, I wouldn't be happy. Apple's offering is so polished and tight from end to end, hardware to software, and so well-supported that I just can't imagine going with any other product.
     
  14. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    My note 8 will be here week of October 1st
     
  15. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    I love the note but I only love it because of how much I use the spen SMH
     
  16. santela macrumors regular

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    I have reservations about Face ID, but I'm all about the X. I don't want to buy the same old design that came out 3 years ago.

    If Face ID is a flop, I'll take a real hard look at Note 8, it's a sexy phone.
     
  17. TrumpWon! thread starter macrumors member

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    After thinking about it I'm going to try for a space grey iPhone 8 plus tonight. I completely forgot to put my Apple Watch into the picture. It would be worthless with the note 8 and I don't really want to have to sell it for a Samsung gear replacement. That and I also am very far into iOS right now. I don't know if I want to make the transition.
     
  18. OneMike macrumors 603

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    For me I say keep your current phone. If you don’t like what’s available, don’t buy anything. That is an option.
     
  19. TrumpWon! thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll see how the iPhone x does when it comes out then I'll decide if it's worth buying. Don't get me wrong the note 8 looks like an awesome phone. I'll go for a 64gb because I'm not paying the outrageous extra for a bunch of storage I don't need.
     
  20. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

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    I’ve thought about the note 8 as well. However having an Apple Watch, I’d have to go buy one of the android watches and those things completely suck.
    I do love the screen it has, just android os can go **** itself.
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    Note 8 is getting great reviews, but it depends on what you value.

    For me personally, it's hard to imagine an android phone being good enough to cause me to introduce a device into my ecosystem (mac/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV) that screws up the terrific compatibility and ease of use I have now.

    You can take issue with particular things about Apple products, but they've created a really great, relatively seamless overall experience for a person who uses a number of devices. So it's not just the new iPhone vs the new android, it's the overall Apple ecosystem vs a google ecosystem, I guess, and on that score, I think Apple wins pretty easily.
     
  22. TrumpWon! thread starter macrumors member

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    Great point.
     
  23. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    Keep in mind you can now video 4K at 60fps... that'll look incredible, but will chew up a lot of storage. 256GB is probably not as much overkill as you think it is.
     
  24. chilman macrumors regular

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    Both iphones and samsung galaxy have become too expensive. I hv the ip7 and although i adore both, both also hv drawbacks. I really hate that apple remove the sweet spot 128Gb memory. 64Gb is too small and 256 is much more pricey. On the other hand, note 8 looks very nice but I think the ois is still the better one. Iphone 8 has the same design, it is improved with the glass cover on thr back, but with a case on it looks just like the ip7, unless you take a very closer look. I keep my ip7 for 2 more years, or longer if the price is insanely too high
     
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