I’m sat here typing this on my iPhone 6s, which in my opinion borders on the right side of Apple technology. Sure the new iPhones look great and have SO many new features- like 4, but are they really worth it?
I mean, no headphone jack? This would not have happened with Steve.
Let’s face it, you can buy a new iPhone or any new phone really for an extortionate price and be happy with it for about a week. Then the novelty wears off.
Some phones cost a grand… My car cost a grand.
So let’s look at some of the main features of the ‘newer’ iPhones.
Yes the screen size is somewhat bigger on the brand new iPhone X, by about… mm. There was a time when people who had large mobile phones were considered W*nkers, now we just call them ‘blokes with small penises’.
Seriously, I get that you can watch Netflix on a bigger screen, while someone else watches something on Netflix on the even bigger TV screen in the same living room as you, but is that worth an extra £… over the older iPhone models?
Okay this is just creepy. Why would anyone want their face to be scanned every time they look at their phone? Y’know those images of everyone looking down at their phones, sucked into the screens? That’s what I think about here.
Plus, while it works some of the time, many people who have the iPhone X claim that it is intermittent, kind of like when you get the home button dirty and your fingerprint ID doesn’t work.
So yeah… £750 ($947) for something that ‘sometimes’ works. Great.
… What you mean like the iPhone 8 Plus? Nothing new here, just save your money with a cheaper phone, because you will have to pay about £30 for a wireless charger. Well a good one at least.
Well the iPhone X may have about 14 hour’s battery life, but what’s that compared to the 8 Plus’ 16 hours? Again, save your money.
Well to be fair, this may be the only benefit of the X over the 8 Plus, and its crap.
Basically, the iPhone 8 Plus and the X have virtually the same cameras front and rear, except from the ‘Portrait Mode’ and ‘Animoji’ features, only available on the X. Apart from that, the actual photo quality is 1080p on both phones.
Think Animoji sounds interesting? Well it’s basically animated emoji’s from the iPhone’s emoji range, and if that excites you, maybe it is worth paying £750 ($947) for a phone.
On the other hand, the phone may just not be worth it.
The iPhone will always change and if you believe in buying the latest one each time it’s released, you may get into debt for several phones. Realistically, you should ask: ‘Would I buy a new car every time a new model comes out?’ Because that’s how much money there is in new iPhones these days.
Personally, I still use an iPhone 6 because it’s cheaper, has a headphone Jack and is as good quality as the newer phones for things like camera and know, phone calls and texts. But if you’re desperate to get the new iPhone, just get an 8 Plus and tell everyone you’ve got an X.
But don’t take my word for it, here are some other opinions:
MacDailyNews: iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone is better?
Current School News: Difference Between iPhone XR vs. XS, XS Max, X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus
Let me know what you think in the comments.