Don't be alarmed, I will follow up with a post listing 7 reasons why you should buy either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Apple with their new iPhone 8
Last updated on October 2nd, 2017 at 02:42 pm
Don’t be alarmed, I will follow up with a post listing 7 reasons why you should buy either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.
Apple with their new iPhone 8 and iPhone X once again fails to impress me in many ways. Although it’s the most impressive device they have ever built, but it does have a few flaws that are obvious enough to convince me to stay away from them for a while or get a competing Android handset that’s up to 3 times faster instead.
For the last couple of days since their big launch, plenty of publications have been talking about all the great features of Apple’s new flagship including its large bezel-less display, upgraded processor, and the addition of wireless charging. It’s extremely easy to get caught up in all the premium excitement, but if you take a step back and have an honest look at the new device, you’ll quickly realize that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 aren’t all that they’ve been cracked up to be. Here are seven reasons why I won’t buy neither the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X.
1. It’s way too expensive
Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 8 last month that shocked the public with its high price tag of $929. However, starting at $999, the new iPhone almost makes the Note 8 look like a bargain. It’s the most expensive iPhone to date and based on what it brings to the table compared to the competition, it’s kind of hard — almost impossible — to justify its high price. To give you a better idea of just how expensive the iPhone X is, let’s compare it with some of the other high-end smartphones.
2. There’s no fingerprint scanner on board
Apple is back with another bold move: the iPhone X doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner. The security feature that has become standard on most high-end and mid-range smartphones is replaced by Face ID, which is Apple’s new face recognition technology. To unlock the iPhone, you have to lift it up to your face, make sure the camera is pointing at you, then swipe up. Unlocking with a scan of the finger is much quicker and easier.
3. It lacks the trending sleek & sexy appeal
Let’s face it, design is important — no one wants an ugly smartphone. While I wouldn’t call the iPhone X ugly, I also wouldn’t call it good looking. The overall design of the device could be described as bland, it definitely doesn’t stand out from the crowd, and is, to be honest, a bit boring.
The first thing I have a problem with is the notch on the top that houses the camera, the proximity sensor, and so forth. I’d rather see a slightly larger bezel on top like on the Note 8 or V30, as it just looks a lot more stylish in my opinion. Aside from that, there really aren’t a lot of bad things to say about the front of the smartphone. I do like the screen-to-body ratio that makes the large device a lot more compact.
4. It lacks a “scale tipping factor”
The iPhone X is packed with the latest technology. It has a dual-camera setup on the back, a bezel-less display, a powerful chipset, and also supports wireless charging. The problem is that these things aren’t really new, as they are already present on a number of Android smartphones.
The truth is that the new iPhone lacks a wow factor, which is at least one unique feature that would make it stand out from the crowd. Just look at the Android world: the Galaxy S8 has the curved display, the Note 8 comes equipped with the S Pen, Motorola’s high-end handsets have Moto Mods and the Shatter Shield display, and the OnePlus 5 has Dash Charge. These features give the devices a competitive edge over their rivals and can really influence consumers’ purchasing decisions.
5. Not much is new
One can argue that these new iPhones have the new A11 Bionic chip, which is X% faster than other chips. Well, I doubt that your iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 7 has become noticeably slower. If all the features like camera, video streaming, Touch ID, etc., are working fine, there’s no good reason to buy a device that should’ve been called iPhone 7s instead of iPhone 8.