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Technology Don't want the new iPhone? Here are some alternatives

15:38  13 september  2017
15:38  13 september  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality

  The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, mostly incremental upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, made of aluminum and glass, come in silver, space gray and gold colors. They’re water- and dust-resistant with upgraded displays and studio speakers. They’re powered by an all-new, six-core processor, which Apple calls the A11 Bionic. They will be available in 64GB and 256GB configurations starting at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus. They will start shipping on September 22.

Don ' t want an iPhone 8 or iPhone X? There are plenty of alternatives . Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY Published 11:18 a . m . ET Sept. For some , this may be the iPhone they have waited years for. Others may be intrigued by the new iPhone 8, which features a design similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Three new versions of the iPhone have just been announced, and while they may be light years ahead of Apple's previous models, they may not be for everyone. Looking for a quality smartphone not made by the big A? Here are some well-regarded competitors.

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On Tuesday Apple introduced a radically redesigned iPhone X with a slew of impressive new features and, as expected, a $1,000 price tag. 

Apple introduces ‘Face ID’ for iPhone X

  Apple introduces ‘Face ID’ for iPhone X Apple today confirmed the iPhone X will feature facial recognition technology dependent upon a new “true depth camera system” including an infrared camera, flood illuminator, dot projector, and proximity sensor. The Face ID feature will work in low light situations and, according to Apple, there’s only a one in a million chance another face (unless you have an evil twin) can unlock your device.Every time you look at your iPhone X it detects your face. The feature will allow users to unlock devices simply by looking at them, essentially letting iPhone owners to use their face as a password.

iPhone 8: Don ' t want the new iPhone 8 or X? Here are some - www.usatoday.com. Don ' t want an iPhone 8 or iPhone X? There are plenty of alternatives . For some , this may be the iPhone they have waited years for.

Here are five smartphones that rival the newest iPhone and give consumers some excellent alternatives as they decide what gadget they want in their pockets for the next couple of years.

For some, this may be the iPhone they have waited years for. Others may be intrigued by the new iPhone 8, which features a design similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but adds iPhone X features like wireless charging and an improved camera at a more affordable price tag.

Before you commit to plopping down hundreds of dollars, however, you should know there are quite a few very good Android alternatives. 

Best phone for most people: Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones © Lee Jin-man, Lee Jin-man, AP Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones The Samsung Galaxy S8 already packs many of the new features Apple added to the iPhone X, including a sharp 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display, facial recognition, and fast wireless charging, in addition to the already standard water resistance. 

What happened to the iPhone 9?

  What happened to the iPhone 9? Apple announced its iPhone X. It’s the new flagship iPhone that will be released in November, weeks after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale on September 23rd. Apple says you’re supposed to pronounce the iPhone X as “iPhone ten,” and it’s designed to mark 10 years of the iPhone. While the iPhone 8 is an iPhone 7S in all but name, the number jump across all the new iPhone models means we’re now officially missing an iPhone 9.Apple’s typical S naming is gone for this year at least, which isn’t entirely surprising.

Here are some alternatives to consider. If you don ' t want to buy an iPhone 7 Plus, here are some other phablets worthy of your consideration(Credit: Will Shanklin/ New Atlas).

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While the iPhone X's dual camera may trump the Galaxy S8s 12-megapixel single shooter, the S8 still has an impressive camera.

The biggest reason the S8 has this spot, however, is its price.

An unlocked, 64GB Galaxy S8 currently sells for $724.99 on Samsung's site, but the company has an aggressive promotion running (perhaps coincidentally tied to the busy smartphone season) that allows you to trade many popular older devices for $200-$300 off. Under the promotion, you can even get $200 for trading in a five-year-old iPhone 5, assuming the device powers on and there is no other major damage to the phone or screen.

At $424.99 or $524.99, it's hard to beat the S8.  

Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Note 8 is an impressive device that has nearly all the same features as the S8 but with a slightly larger display, dual-cameras and support for the S-Pen stylus. While it is a strong device on its own, unless you really want the S-Pen or dual cameras, at $929.99 for the 64GB unlocked version before trade-in (Samsung also has an identical trade-in offer available) you are better off saving the money and going with the S8.  

What happened to the iPhone 9?

  What happened to the iPhone 9? Apple announced its iPhone X. It’s the new flagship iPhone that will be released in November, weeks after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale on September 23rd. Apple says you’re supposed to pronounce the iPhone X as “iPhone ten,” and it’s designed to mark 10 years of the iPhone. While the iPhone 8 is an iPhone 7S in all but name, the number jump across all the new iPhone models means we’re now officially missing an iPhone 9.Apple’s typical S naming is gone for this year at least, which isn’t entirely surprising.

Learn more here where prices start at 9 USD. Better Display: Samsung Galaxy S8. No one can forget the fiery disaster that was the Note7, so the South Korean tech giant Arguably the iPhone ’s crux, battery life is a huge concern for smartphone users who don ’ t want to be plugged in all day.

If you're on the fence about switching to a new service, it might help you make your decision. Wait, Should I Really Ditch Instagram? If that's you, and you really want to leave Instagram behind, here are some alternatives .

Runner-up: HTC U11

The HTC U11 is one of the sleekest devices on the market. While it lacks an edge-to-edge display, dual cameras or a headphone jack, it is a top performer that is also gorgeous, not withstanding the fact that it is fingerprint prone. The 16-megapixel rear camera is a particular standout and it has other 2017 staples such as water resistance and a sharp display. However, at $649.99, you are still better off going for the Galaxy S8. 

On a budget: OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is the latest device from popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus. For $479 unlocked for the 64GB version, the OnePlus 5 continues the company's tradition of offering top-of-the-line specs at a much more affordable price. While the display is not edge-to-edge or as crisp as others on this list, the OnePlus 5's 5.5-inch screen is still sharp and the processor in here is the same Qualcomm chip that powers the Galaxy S8, Note 8 and HTC U11. 

The dual-rear cameras on the OnePlus are not as strong as the others mentioned here, and the phone lacks water resistance and only works on AT&T or T-Mobile's networks, limiting its appeal. But at less than $500, it represents one of the best deals you can find for a top smartphone, especially if you're on a budget. 

4 reasons to choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X

  4 reasons to choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X As excited as I was about the iPhone X heading into the Apple event today, I walked away conflicted. There is no question that the iPhone X is one of the most fascinating phones the company has ever released, but its faults are significant and difficult to ignore. Below, I’ve come up with four compelling arguments for why, if you are dead set on upgrading your phone this year, you should choose the iPhone 8 instead.1.

Three new versions of the iPhone have just been announced, and while they may be light years ahead of Apple's previous models, they may not be for everyone. Looking for a quality smartphone not made by the big A? Here are some well-regarded competitors.

(Their new privacy-invading terms of service makes them pretty unappealing, too). Here 's why, and more importantly, here are some just-as-good alternatives for Android users (and some for iOS users too!) who want to take and share photos with or without those filters that make a

Runner-up: Moto Z2 Play

At $499 unlocked ($408 on Verizon) the Moto Z2 Play is a strong rival to the OnePlus 5. Like the original Z Play from 2016, the Z2 Play has excellent battery life, a nice metal design and support for Motorola's line of MotoMods attachments that let you add accessories such as a gamepad, speaker or projector (all sold separately). The 12-megapixel rear camera is similarly not as strong as the best from Apple, Samsung and HTC and the processor in here is slower than the one in the OnePlus. But again, for the price, the Z2 Play is a solid option. 

What's coming

While the phones on this list are the best of what is out today, Apple is far from the last major manufacturer to have new phones in the works for this year. 

Google is said to be refreshing its Pixel line in October while LG's recently announced V30, with a sleek design and beautiful OLED display, should hit store shelves in the next few weeks (exact pricing and release date are still TBA). There are also new entrants to the smartphone space, including Essential from Android creator Andy Rubin, which packs plenty of promise if it can beef up its camera (and other areas) via software upgrades.

And if you are looking to save even more, consider models introduced last year that are still are on the market, including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 and original Google Pixel. These should only get cheaper when the latest phones arrive. 

In short, there are plenty of good options if you're looking for a new phone this fall.

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen .
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: AppleInsider confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify for a $29 screen replacement. It'll instead be subject to an "other damage" fee of $99 (plus tax). Apple gives users two screen replacements and two miscellaneous damage incidents at the $29 and $99 price respectively.

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