Reasons to Buy or Avoid iPhone X

Apple has already unveiled its latest and flashiest flag ship ever, the iPhone X. At $999, you’re probably wondering whether or not to buy this phone with some ultramodern design. Today, we share with you some of the reasons to buy or avoid iPhone X, just to help you make an informed decision.

Pros

1. It Looks and Feels Futuristic

The all-glass design with a whopping 5.8-inch screen makes iPhone X a really spectacular phone. The stainless steel band together with the seamless rounded corners gives the iPhone X a lovely luxurious look. Absense of a home button adds to the elegance of a minimalist design of the phone. All you have to do is swipe up to get back to the home screen or swipe and hold for a while to display all your open apps.

2. Innovative Face ID

Apple offers you an innovative way of opening your iPhone X using the phone’s TrueDepth camera and new Face ID feature. All you have to do is simply look at your iPhone to log in. Plus, the Face ID feature lets you authenticate your mobile payments. While some may still prefer Touch ID, you’ll find Face ID an ideal solution to sweaty or messy fingers.

3. Amazing OLED Display

According to Apple, iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina Display presents you with more realistic colors compared to Samsung Galaxy 8 and other competitors. This implies that iPhone X could offer you a matchless assortment of blacks, ultra-wide display angles as well as amazing but perfect hues. What’s more, the screen supports HDR content.

4. Upfront Portrait Mode with New Lighting Effects

You can now attain gripping blur effect on backgrounds when shooting your portraits as with dual rear cameras using your iPhone X’s front TrueDepth camera. And, whether you shoot with the front or rear shooter, you can apply cool portrait lighting effects either prior to or after shooting. The options include Stage Light (which gets rid of the background altogether), Contour, and many more. Plus, Apple is planning to open up the Portrait Mode to third-party developers. Thus, you’ll be able to drop your face into all kinds of backgrounds.

5. Amazing Power and Performance

iPhone X’s A11 Bionic chip promises to offer you up to 70 percent higher performance through its 4 highly efficient cores and 25 percent through its 2 high-performance cores. This enormous power is undoubtedly quite promising as far as performance is concerned. And, this phone comes with an amazing boost in augmented-reality performance. In spite of all this wonderful performance, you likely won’t have to sacrifice on battery life either. According to Apple, the A11 Bionic chip can help your iPhone X last for extra two hours compared to iPhone 7.

6. Dual Cameras for Great Images

Apple has greatly upped their camera game with the iPhone X. This phone comes with a bigger and faster sensor that gives your images more true-to-life colors, enhanced texture and better details in shadows. You can also take better images and videos under low light intensity thanks to the phone’s telephoto lens which greatly helps in optical image stabilization.

7. Animoji for Facial Fun

While some may regard this a trivial feature, you may find animoji real fun. iPhone X TrueDepth up front camera enables you turn your face into one of the twelve characters including a unicorn, monkey, alien, and many more. Your looks will be reflected on the Animoji, and you can record short clips of your animated self then send to others through iMessage.

Cons

1. It’s Quite Expensive

Starting at $999, iPhone X stands as one of the most expensive phones out there, beating even the premium Galaxy Note 8, which goes for $930 to $960. And, if you’re on AT&T, this translates to a monthly breakdown of $33.4, which is $10 more than that of the iPhone 8.

2. Fast Charging Costs More

Perhaps this one will be quite disturbing. While the iPhone X comes with fast wired charging capabilities, you’ll need to pay more for Apple USB–C power adapter. Wireless fast charging is expected later on but you’ll have to wait for an update.

Hopefully, the reasons to buy or avoid iPhone X that we’ve just shared will help you make an informed decision on whether or not to upgrade to this new phone from Apple. You may also like to read our more detailed article on the iPhone X features here.