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Samsung Galaxy S8 Alternatives For The Cheapskate In You

By Edge Ison , Jun 30, 2017 10:13 AM EDT
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arguably the best smartphone in the market right now. The upcoming iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have a say on that once they are released before the year ends.

The problem with the Galaxy S8 and the two other flagship devices is that they're too expensive. The Galaxy S8 costs between $720 to $750 which may leave a huge dent in anyone's wallet. Those who prefer not to break the bank but still want an amazing smartphone may want to consider any of the following handsets.

Huawei Honor 8

Tom's Guide pointed out that the Honor 8 comes with Samsung Galaxy S8-like qualities for a price of only $399. The Honor 8 is powered by Kirin 950 chip and comes with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. It has a 12MP rear camera and an 8 MP front-facing shooter. The Huawei Honor 8 also sports a 5.2-inch LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

For only $229, the Moto G5 Plus comes with impressive specs and a gorgeous design that will make it easier for you to accept that you can't afford the Galaxy S8. The Moto G5 Plus packs a 5.2-inch LCD display, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of memory, a 12MP primary and 5MP front-facing cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and a 3,300 mAh battery in a Snapdragon 625-powered smartphone.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

The Moto Z2 Play is available for just over $400 and is powered by Snapdragon 626 processor. It comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of built-in storage, fingerprint sensor, non-removable 3,000 mAh battery, and a 3.5mm jack. The Motorola Moto Z2 Play has a 12MP primary and 5MP secondary shooter.

OnePlus 5

Perhaps the smartphone that made the most noise outside of the Galaxy S8 and the upcoming iPhone 8, the OnePlus 5 comes with high-end specs at a budget-friendly price. The OnePlus 5 is powered by Snapdragon 835 similar to the Galaxy S8. It also comes with up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of memory, a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery. It has an even more impressive dual camera system which includes a 16MP shooter. At the front is also a 16MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Those who wish to stick with Samsung may opt for the older and cheaper Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S8 predecessor is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 processor and also comes with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of memory. The Galaxy S7 has a 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing shooter. The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display has a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution which translates to an amazing 557 pixels per inch (ppi). As CNET noted, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is selling for less its original price since the Galaxy S8 is now in the market. The Galaxy S7 can now be had for only $670.

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