Want to buy a new phone? Check top 10 alternatives for the super-expensive iPhone 8 and iPhone X

The latest installments of iPhone flagship have taken the world by storm – not only for some uber-cool features, but also for the insanely high price of iPhone X. If you are looking for a new phone but don’t want to shell out a fortune, find solace in the fact that there is a myriad of Android phones just as good as Apple’s new flagship, and a lot cheaper!

We bring you the top 10 alternatives for iPhone 8 available in the market today. Take a look:

1. Google Pixel 2 / Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel


Expected to be released in late October 2017, Google’s flagship phones might take your breath away. While both phones feature a 12 MP rear camera with 4 GB RAM, Pixel 2 comes with a 2700 mAh battery. Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, is a real powerhouse with a battery of whopping 3520 mAH.

2. OnePlus 5

One plus 5

Available since June 2017, this OnePlus flagship phone is all one could ask for in an Android phone. Weighing just 153 g, the phone is powered by a non-removable 3300 mAh battery and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor, with dual 16 MP rear cameras and a 16 MP front camera.

3. BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

Say what you want about BlackBerry, but there is not another phone on the planet right now that looks like the BlackBerry KEYone. The handset packs in a full QWERTY keyboard and, as you can see from the images, looks as if it was crafted for the sole purpose of doing stuff. The phone has a 4.5” scratch-free display, with a 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera.

4. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

These two phones are just about the nicest looking phones present in the market today. The design, the display, the specs – everything is insanely potent and eye-catchy too. After the Note 7 debacle, Samsung made a huge comeback with the Galaxy S8. Like the iPhone 8, Samsung has removed the Home button and outfitted both handsets with a truly stunning all-display frontage. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have 20% more display than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 EDGE. The handsets also feature a brilliant camera, great-looking new software, and Bixby, which is Samsung’s brand new AI that is designed to do battle with Amazon’s Alexa.

5. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

If you are a Sony buff, this one is for you. Weighing 195 g, Xperia XZ Premium comes with a 4 GB RAM and 19 MP camera. The 5.46” phone is powered by a 3230 mAh battery, which lasts longer than its peers.

6. Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9

With 5.9” FHD Display, Android™ 7.0, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, Huawei Mate 9 is one of the lesser known, but pretty awesome phones out in the market.

7. OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

A phone that has been reigning the market from last year, OnePlus 3T is here to stay, not only for its specs but for its incredibly low price. The superb phone is available for as low as Rs 24,999 on Amazon India.

8. Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE

Design, specs, performance, and an excellent camera – the Galaxy S7 EDGE does it all. It is also perhaps the most well-known and popular handset on this list. If you’re looking for a straight-up KILLER phone, then the Galaxy S7 EDGE is where it’s at.

9. Google Pixel/Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel Google Pixel XL

Admittedly, the design is rather pedestrian, but the overall performance of these handsets – notably imaging and battery – more than make up for their rather conservative exteriors. Like Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Google’s Pixel phones are very expensive. But, also like Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus they offer some of the best software and performance on the market.

10. Huawei P10

Huawei P10

The handset looks brilliant, very similar to Apple’s iPhone 7, and packs in a lot of very decent hardware and specs. Performance is exceptional and battery is very impressive. The software is pretty good too, once you get your head around Huawei’s way of doing things.

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