Is The iPhone Value For Money Or Waste Of Money?


Is The iPhone Value For Money Or Waste Of Money?


After months of unprecedented hype and rumours, Apple finally took the wraps of the iPhone X at an event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino yesterday. The iPhone X has been launched to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and as a result is the most radical update to the iPhone line-up yet.

But all this extravagance comes at a cost. You will have to pay a king’s ransom to get your hands on the iPhone X when it arrives in India on November 3. Smartphones have been getting expensive year on year. There was a time when a device costing more than Rs 50,000 was completely unheard off. But now the iPhone X has shattered all price barriers.

Let me put it into perspective. Two Samsung Galaxy S8’s can be bought for Rs 1,15,000. A fancy 250cc bike can be bought for Rs 1 lakh. One iPhone X can be bought for Rs 1,02,000. There is a cheaper model with 64GB storage for Rs 89,000. But even that seems a bit too much at first glance.
The last time Apple overhauled the design of the iPhone was with the iPhone 6 in 2014. They have made Apple fans wait for years for a design refresh – and the iPhone X has surely been worth the arduous delay . The smartphone comes with a striking bezel-less design with a polished stainless steel frame and glass on the front and back. Apple claims that this is the most durable glass ever used in a phone.

Apple’s marketing says that the iPhone X is ‘all screen’. And that is mostly true. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge True Tone OLED display that occupies almost the entire front fascia of the device. Why almost? Because just like Andy Rubin’s Essential PH-1, there is a ‘notch’ at the top that houses the sensors and front camera. With the iPhone X, Jony Ive’s dream of an iPhone that is just a pane of glass is that much closer to reality.

Apple calls this a ‘Super Retina’ display. The True Tone display changes its colour temperature and hue depending on the surroundings in order to reduce eye strain. This technology was first seen in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro introduced in March 2017. The display supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision and has a contrast ratio of a million-to-one. Pretty solid if you ask me.



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