Apple AirPods are displayed during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

The Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S8 are two smartphones that are sitting right at the top of the best smartphones list. iPhone 8 is coming and it’s going to be big. S8 has been released recently and it is already the most-desired. While both are being compared by almost everybody, it will be interesting to see how the Apple EarPods fare against the Galaxy S8 earphones.

The Galaxy S8 smartphone has been promoted as the most-advanced smartphone in market today that brings in a lot of new stuff, including new earphones. Their sound has been tuned by AKG and costs $99, though not sold separately. AKG is the subsidiary that Samsung bought as part of a mega Harman deal in 2016. Repeated tests have proven that these earbuds are more competent and sharper-sounding than most earphones in the market. Some have even found them as powerful and crisp as the Apple EarPods.

Apple’s pair of earphones is by far the best in the industry and Samsung has finally been able to reach its standards. The Galaxy S8 earbuds have a very balanced sound, as balanced as the iPhone ones. While the EarPods focus more on the bass and low-end notes, the Samsung EarBuds focus on the mids and also boosts the upper base. Many have found the vocals in the Samsung earphones crispier, more restrained and better defined. However, when playing metal tracks, everything feels on the same level.

The transition from verse to chorus doesn’t stand out the way it should. Moreover, the physical design of the Samsung earbuds does not shout premium, like the Apple EarPods do.

“All that said, beating out the EarPods isn't the grandest accomplishment. The Galaxy S8's earbuds are impressive for a freebie pair, but they aren't "premium," as Samsung has said. Though they deserve praise for rarely sounding harsh and not going nuts with the bass, they don't provide the sort of liveliness and sparkle that the best earbuds in the $99 range do,” writes Business Insider.

In other news it has been reported that an Apple iPhone 8 leak has enraged fans. This is because the tech giant is reportedly shifting the fingerprint scanner to the rear of the device. But that’s not the problem. It is shifting the fingerprint scanner to the bottom of the Apple logo at the back. If the leak is true then it could be very cumbersome for the index finger to reach the sensor. Industry experts are of the opinion that the Apple logo could perfectly double as a fingerprint scanner, as it is placed at the perfect spot.

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