I know the guitars sound similar, but the style of music you play also factors into this decision in my opinion. I’ve had both and both are great. Really great in my opinion. That said, I traded an American Standard Strat for my current American Standard Tele which is my main guitar. I have no regret. I play lots of blues and alternative and it works for both. I play metal on my Tele too in a pinch but humbuckers obviously the way to go there. If I played lots of classic rock I may prefer the Strat. Only you can make the choice and opinions of others are little help. Play both, close your eyes and listen to what grabs your heart. For me it’s a Tele.