Undaunted by the prospect of a huge iPhone unveiling within weeks, Android smartphone makers have some big releases of their own this fall. Samsung's follow-up to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8, is now in pre-orders. And the first phone from Essential, the company launched by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has just begun to ship to customers. The device is known as the Essential Phone, and aims to serve as a fresh spin on an Android device. Which phone is the better fit for you? In the following slides, the CRN Test Center compares Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 with the Essential Phone on specs and price.