iPhone 8 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. What is the best smartphone to buy in 2022

We often understand which iPhone to buy. Most often, we are talking about more or less recent models that are no more than two or three years old, but sometimes we even have to talk about those smartphones that are already many years old. One of these is the iPhone 8 Plus, released simultaneously with the iPhone X. You won’t believe it: it is not only used to this day, but also considered as a purchase. So our reader is wondering if it is worth buying in 2022 or choose Samsung Galaxy S10+. Let’s try to figure out which option is better to choose.

We figure out whether to buy an iPhone 8 Plus in 2022

iPhone 8 Plus in 2022

This is one of the last iPhones with a button and a large screen at the same time. Do you know why else you should take it, and not the iPhone SE 2020 or SE 2022? Due to good autonomy: 2675 mAh is still a decent battery for the iPhone. Otherwise, the smartphone works quite normally and copes with tasks thanks to the A11 Bionic chip. The smartphone will also receive iOS 16 this year – most likely, it will be the last for it. Inside, 3GB of RAM isn’t much, but it’s quite normal for an iPhone: the iPhone SE 2022 and iPhone 13 have just 1GB more.

iPhone 8 Plus is a dubious choice even on a limited budget

The fact that the smartphone is slowly but surely becoming obsolete says AnTuTu rating: it has 8 Plus gaining approximately 383,000 points. For comparison, the iPhone 11 has almost 587,000. My friend recently sold his 8 Plus: it’s hard to say that the phone is just dumb, but there are barely noticeable lags. It’s not critical, but it’s hard to demand more from a smartphone with 5-year-old hardware and a design that appeared in the iPhone 6 Plus. But personally, I am pleased with the camera in it: excellent pictures are obtained even in poor lighting – almost at the level of the iPhone 11.

Now new iPhone 8 Plus you can buy at a price of 18-19 thousand rubles for a version with 64 GB, on Avito used ones are sold from 12-13 thousand for a smartphone with a minimum amount of memory.

Should You Buy the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus?

The first thing that catches your eye when you see the S10 Plus is huge AMOLED screen 6.4 inches for almost the entire front panel, created using the then new Infinity-O technology. The front camera was moved to the right: it seemed that this was a controversial decision, but later users found the use of this feature in the form of special wallpapers. In general, despite the fact that the smartphone was released in 2019, the Galaxy S10 + still looks relevant and fresh to this day!

S10 Plus is the top option. Take it and you won’t regret it

There are no questions about the camera: the triple module 12 Mp + 12 Mp + 16 Mp takes great pictures. With filling in the form Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 (here it’s as lucky) there are no problems either – my friends who own this smartphone do not complain about performance. This is also confirmed by the AnTuTu rating, in which the phone scored 493,000 points. It seems like a lot, but the fresh Galaxy S21 FE gives out 772,000, although it makes no sense to compare two smartphones from different years.

AnTuTu hints that the Samsung Galaxy is still better

Galaxy S10 Plus problems that it won’t get Android 13 and One UI 5.0, as Samsung just recently switched to five-year updates. This smartphone, unfortunately, was not included in the list of these devices. So that’s the biggest downside. At this point, judge for yourself whether Android updates are so important to you. However, the S10 Plus has other clear advantages over the iPhone 8 Plus, because of which it is worth choosing this particular smartphone.

  • 4100 mAh battery and fast charging.
  • Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screen and face unlock.
  • Memory capacity 128, 256 GB or 1 TB and support for memory cards up to 512 GB.
  • Headphone jack.
  • Ability to use NFC for payment.

New Galaxy S10 Plus it’s also real to find: they ask for it from 25-26 thousand rubles. On Avito in good condition, a smartphone will cost from 19 to 22,000 rubles, so, in my opinion, it’s easier to buy a new one.

iPhone 8 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – what to choose

Smartphones have been released at different times, but the iPhone traditionally takes longer to get updates. Perhaps the length of iOS support and the price are two reasons why you should buy 8 Plus in 2022. There is simply no other reason, since the smartphone has a small screen compared to Samsung, an annoying Home button – in general, it is incredibly outdated even against the backdrop of the S10 Plus, which received the latest One UI update a year ago. Add to that what It’s almost impossible to get apps back on iPhone.missing from the App Store, unlike Samsung.

For almost the same money, it is better to take the S10 Plus – you will definitely be satisfied with the purchase

In my subjective opinion, better buy Galaxy S10 Plus – the most optimal option from this pair: in the latest OS updates there is nothing radically new and useful, so you can live without them. The smartphone is the flagship of the past, so you can safely buy it: preferably, do not skimp and take a new one, as used ones often come across with scratches on the case and stripes on the screen. Both smartphones are far from the first freshness, so if they are stupid, then most likely both, and there’s nothing to be done about it.


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