Many smartphones are available, but Apple iPhones tend to stand out for good reason.
Their designs are beautiful, their quality of compilation are usually first line, are backed by great customer service and fit into a tight ecosystem that includes other high quality devices such as Mac, iPad and Apple Watch. .
IPhones are also expensive and more expensive.
Depending on the model you receive, and the bells and whistles it adds, you could pay almost 1,500 dollars for a glossy glaze slab. That, for many, if not the majority of consumers, is crazy.
My advice: Do not buy more phone than you need, however, Apple's newest and most attractive models could be.
My wife, for example, uses an iPhone 5s that she recently found in mild conditions. This is the model that Apple launched in 2013.
This is quite old as the iPhones are, but Apple's extraordinary attention to hardware design means that it is in good working order. And it's very good for my beloved because it does not matter what version of iOS is, not obsession with the latest applications, is a modest data user, does not bother on the smaller screen and is not a heavy problem taking photos.
You are happy whenever you have message applications, such as WhatsApp, WeChat and Apple messages, to keep in touch with your family and friends. She keeps an eye on the whereabouts of the hubbie with Find My Friends as well.
I'm at the other end of the iPhone's spectrum – flashing after the last and greatest.
I am deeply in photography with my iPhone as my only camera, so many improvements to the hardware and software related to the devices mean a lot to me. And I hook up a larger screen because I'm often doing serious work on my handheld, sometimes with an external keyboard for a portable installation.
So the latest versions of Apple's iPhone, released last month, drew attention. These include the high-end XS iPhone and the iPhone XS Max, the successors of the iPhone X last year.
Apple is also presenting the iPhone XR, which has an extravagant sensation, but that cuts a few songs to lower its price. In addition, Apple maintains around the old iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for those with more adjusted budgets.
What is the perfect iPhone or you? With that question in mind, we will take a look at the different options and who should consider them.
Last year, the 5.8-inch iPhone X had a completely new design that was dispensed with the classic Home button, and provided a brilliant edge-to-edge screen with cutting-edge OLED technology for superior screen quality.
This phone is now out of the market, replaced by the iPhone XS this year, which is an incremental update that looks identical. The 6.5-inch XS Max iPhone, meanwhile, supersedes this now familiar design.
The two new phones share a number of attractive attributes, including an extra-durable glass construction on the front and the back, a stainless steel edge, better improvement in the resistance to dust and water (which means that one of these can fall phones in a pool and will survive) and zippier performance under the hood.
On the back of each device is the now familiar two-chamber system with 2X optical zoom, and the phones have the usual set of photo enhancements. Portrait mode (portraits with fuzzy background) looks more sophisticated and now the amount of blur can be adjusted. The low light shot is better and the phones usually do a better job to capture the most prominent and the shadows.
Nothing is a revolutionary leap against the previous iPhone, but as a lover of photography I am eager to embrace even modest changes because I want my photos to continue improving. That is one of the reasons why I always want the most advanced iPhone and that this year is the XS line.
I'm also a fan of big phones, the bigger the better, so I particularly like the XS Max with the biggest ever screen on an iPhone. This, as I said, does wonders for productivity. It is also the best phone to edit photos and watch videos; Now I am deep in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on Netflix, and I see it almost completely in XS Max.
I would pay a lot for all this. The iPhone XS starts at $ 999 and the XS Max starts at $ 1099, which many can not afford. But if you can balance it, you will get what can be considered the best smart phone in the market. It's the only iPhone I want.
MID RANGE USER
Apple has done something unusual with the iPhone line this year. In addition to publicizing its usual high-end models, it also revealed the low-cost XR model with the majority, if not all, of the features found in its most fanatical brothers.
Initially he was skeptical about it. Apple, in the end, unveiled low cost and good quality phones such as the notorious iPhone-5c of plastic, the counterbalance of the budget of the iPhone 5s of that year, before, unless good reviews.
But last week with the iPhone XR made me believe. This is a beautiful handset that comes in a variety of bright colors, it's as fast as the XS and the XS Max and has the same scratch-resistant, front-facing glass that is in XS and XS Max.
But there are some commitments, among them:
- A screen with a smaller resolution and lower quality LCD technology instead of the fanciful OLED
- A slightly larger bezel around the screen
- Glass in the back that has a quality slightly smaller than in the front part
- Aluminum instead of stainless steel along the edges
- A water resistance rating slightly lower than the XS and XS Max, although it is pretty good
Perhaps the most remarkable, the XR has a single camera lens on the back, and not a dual-lens system. This causes the XR to be a little less capable in the field of photography. For example, portrait mode does not look so sophisticated and is limited to people's portraits. It will not work with animals or with inanimate objects.
Can you live with these limitations? I'm betting on most people, especially since the iPhone XR starts at $ 749. That's $ 250 less than the initial price of an iPhone XS. The XR is still quite expensive as smartphones go, but it's such a nice place in cost, as well as capabilities.
After spending several weeks with a XR, I certainly do not want to talk to someone to buy one, if they want an excellent phone at a more desirable price.
Apple would love all its customers to buy only the best, but knows that you can not ask everyone. Therefore, keep around some of your older mobile phones for those with more limited media or that are just super frugal.
Currently Apple offers the 8.5 5.5-inch iPhone for $ 699, the iPhone 8 from 4 to 7 inches for $ 599, the iPhone 5 Plus 5.5 inches for $ 569 and the iPhone 7.7-inch for $ 449.
Better yet, Apple is now selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models starting at $ 499. ("Refurbished" refers to phones in new conditions, such as on a phone that was returned shortly after purchase and then inspected and repackaged for resale with full warranty.)
These are all older style handsets with startup buttons under the screens, which means that they now look a bit old-fashioned.
But who cares? These are excellent phones that are very fast, run the latest versions of iOS and have beautiful screens.
I can testify to all this. I have and still we often take an iPhone 7 that I can not stand, because I love it so much. I use Apple Smart Battery Case to extend longevity and excellent fall protection, which are useful when I'm on cycling tours for a few hours. It takes enough decent photos and is fast enough for most of what I need.
In other words, it is an excellent option if you have a tight budget but you want an excellent phone. And younger the equivalent of the iPhone 8 is even better. Do not let Apple sell you a high-end and high-cost iPhone if it's more than you need.
There are more and more people who oppose this pressure. A new study suggests that people are clinging to their older and longer phones, instead of succumbing to the fascination of the latest and brightest phones. Smart