Older Samsung phones ‘are actually better than Apple’s new iPhone 8,’ report claims

Rob Waugh

In a shock reversal for tech giant Apple, a leading American consumer magazine has rated three Samsung phones – including an 18-month-old model – as better than the new iPhone 8.

Apple is said to have seen sluggish sales of the new device, with reports claiming that the previous iPhone 7 still outsells the iPhone 8.

The launch also lacked the queues outside Apple stores which the company has become famous for, with broker KeyBanc Capital Markets blaming a ‘lack of significant enhancements’ in the new model.

Most popular on Yahoo News UK:

UK braced for ‘weather bomb’ as Storm Brian moves in
Vladimir Putin laughs uncontrollably at suggestion Russia should export pork to Muslim country
North Korea warns the US of an ‘unimaginable’ military strike amid rising tensions
Archaeologist spots hundreds of mysterious, ancient stone ‘gates’ on Google Earth
Grieving widower catches male nurse having sex with dead wife in hospital morgue

Consumer Reports magazine a non-profit review magazine, ranked Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus best for performance – and ranked the 18-month-old Galaxy S7 third.

The latest iPhone variant is finding it hard to live under the shadow of the premium edition iPhone X.

Despite giving the iPhone 8 the same score out of 100 as the Galaxy S7, the publication recommended Samsung’s phone over the iPhone 8.

The reason was the phone’s ‘handset capabilities’ – including battery life and call quality.