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Samsung's Galaxy S8 tops U.S. consumer review

2017/10/17 08:44

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SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S8 topped the list of the best-performing smartphones reviewed by a U.S. consumer magazine, beating the rival iPhone 8, industry sources said Tuesday.

According to the report released by Consumer Reports, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus released early this year took the first and second spots, respectively, in terms of performances among smartphones released in the U.S. market.

The latest result is significant as Samsung's flagship devices dwarfed U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8, which were ranked in the fourth and fifth spot, respectively.

Samsung's Galaxy S7, released last year, claimed the third spot, the report showed.

Industry watchers, however, said Samsung cannot only cheer the result as its Galaxy Note 8 phablet released in September was in sixth place.

Consumer Reports cited weak durability and heavy weight as the weak points of Samsung's new phablet.

LG Electronics Inc.'s V30 smartphone was not included in the research as it was released in the U.S. market this month.

Visitors observe Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S8 smartphones at an electronics shop in Seoul in this file photo taken July 27, 2017. (Yonhap) Visitors observe Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S8 smartphones at an electronics shop in Seoul in this file photo taken July 27, 2017. (Yonhap)

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