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iPhone X – Is it worth it? A few things you should know

A few things you should know before you spend your hard earned money on the iPhone X

iPhone X is due to be available on the Apple Store soon. Apple has released this year 3 iPhones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. But how different are they and which one you should buy?  Those three phones start at $699, $799, and $999, respectively.

Looking at the price we can see that there’s quite a big difference between the 3 iPhones but what about the quality and specs? Let’s see what differentiates them.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus processor vs iPhone X

iPhone X is it worth itWhen it comes to the processor, believe it or not, there’s no difference between the 3 of them and that’s a big deal when you are trying to decide which one to buy. This year’s iPhones are powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic chip, a neural engine, and the M11 motion co-processor. I think this is a very important aspect from a functionality point of view, they’re all powered by iOS 11 so you will get the same apps and operating system on all 3 iPhones.

 

Face ID vs Touch ID

iPhone XThe Touch ID is a very useful feature, it’s easy to use and snappy. Since the release of iPhone 5S in 2013, Touch ID has changed the way we use our iPhones — unlocking the device, storing passwords, and using our fingerprints to pay for goods via Apple Pay. Face ID, on the other hand, is something of SF and we don’t know how is this going to work out when it comes to security. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both come with Touch ID and the iPhone X will be equipped with Face ID

Face ID, on the other hand, is something of SF and we don’t know how is this going to work out when it comes to security. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both come with Touch ID and the iPhone X will be equipped with Face ID. If you haven’t seen the September Apple Event – Face ID is a new feature developed by Apple which it’s used to secure your device just like Touch ID but you will need to scan your face, not your fingerprint. Excited?

 

Wireless Charging

iPhone X Wireless Charging
iPhone X Wireless Charging

All 3 iPhones support the Qi wireless-charging standard as well as fast charging but the wireless charging pad comes separately so on top of spending nearly a thousand dollars on the iPhone X you will have to spend another $75 – $120 to be able to use this feature.

 

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Camera vs iPhone X

iPhone XThe iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus compared with the iPhone X have pretty much the same rear camera, the iPhone Plus has a second lens so you can zoom in without losing image quality.

The only difference between the rear cameras on the iPhone 8 Plus and the ones on the iPhone X is that the X has optical image stabilization for both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, for sharper images, especially in low-light settings. The iPhone 8 Plus has optical image stabilization for only the wide-angle lens, like the iPhone 7 Plus before it. If you’re thinking to buy the iPhone X for the camera there’s not much difference.

The FaceTime HD cameras of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are functionally identical to the front-facing camera inside the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system. All these phones take 7-megapixel photos, have a ƒ/2.2 aperture, and film video in 1080p.

The only difference is that the iPhone X has a few “exclusive” software features: Portrait Mode for the front-facing camera, Portrait Lighting, which lets you remove backgrounds in your selfies for a dramatic effect and Animoji, which lets you send animated emojis to your friends that mimic your facial expressions and even speak using your voice.  Is it worth it? You decide.

 

iPhone X is top notch

iPhone X

The notch on the iPhone X is putting many people off, despite the fact that it holds important sensors. The iPhone X comes with an OLED display but is that worth having an interruption in your screen? Then again, maybe it doesn’t matter. Because the notch was ridiculous until it wasn’t — just like nixing the headphone jack or replacing the physical home button with a simulated one.

 

The Price

iPhone X is pretty expensive compared to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – the iPhone 8 starts at $700, while the larger iPhone 8 Plus starts at $800 followed by the iPhone X which starts from $1000. You can save at least $200 by going with an iPhone 8, which, keep in mind, is still a brand-new phone from Apple. Another thing is that the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus’ dimensions are nearly identical to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, all the differences are less than a millimeter each, which means your old iPhone 7 cases will still fit and you won’t have to spend money on a new case or take advantage of older cases being cheaper.

 

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