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Galaxy S8 trumps the iPhone 7 in new study

by Josh Levenson | June 14, 2017June 14, 2017 11:30 am PST

It’s been revealed that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus earned top ratings in a recent smartphone survey conducted in the United States by Consumer Reports. The handsets received 82 points each, which The Investor notes was the highest number tallied, followed by the Galaxy S7 edge with 77 points, while the LG G6 and iPhone 7 Plus came in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

In all honesty, it’s hardly surprising that Samsung’s latest devices topped the table. The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 3,000mAh. The Galaxy S8+, on the other hand, packs almost identical internals, though it has a 6.2-inch panel and a 3,500mAh cell. From whichever why you slice it, that’s a lot of bang.

Consumer Reports had a complaint, though

Despite mostly praising the handsets, Consumer Reports did reveal that it believes the fingerprint sensor is positioned in an awkward position, adding that during their time with the handsets, testers found themselves “repeatedly poking around to locate it, and smudging the camera lens in the process” — a complaint that sounds all too familiar.

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...