Technology 4 reasons to choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X

03:20  13 september  2017
03:20  13 september  2017 Source:   BGR

iPhone 8 might let you activate Siri with the sleep/wake button

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Ever since Apple fragmented (shock, horror!) the iPhone world by offering two sizes of the iPhone 6, i.e. 4 .7″ and 5.5″, we’ve faced a dilemma every Autumn. And so to what makes a ‘Plus’ worth heading for, over and above the vanilla 4 .7″ iPhone

Below, I’ve come up with four compelling arguments for why, if you are dead set on upgrading your phone this year, you should choose the iPhone 8 instead.

  4 reasons to choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X © Provided by BGR As excited as I was about the iPhone X heading into the Apple event today, I walked away conflicted. There is no question that the iPhone X is one of the most fascinating phones the company has ever released, but its faults are significant and difficult to ignore. Below, I’ve come up with four compelling arguments for why, if you are dead set on upgrading your phone this year, you should choose the iPhone 8 instead.

1. Avoid the dreaded notch

We talked a lot about the notch atop of the iPhone X display in the lead up to the event, but it didn’t really hit me until they showed a video running on the iPhone X on stage at the event. Every single landscape video you watch on an iPhone X will have a small chunk taken out of the side. Full screen images will also have a dent in them, courtesy of the notch that contains the front-facing camera, speaker, microphone and a variety of other components. That alone might force me to upgrade to the iPhone 8 instead.

New rumor says the most expensive iPhone 8 will cost $1,200

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Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Stumbleupon. Whatsapp. Email. Advertisement. If you’re looking at buying a smartphone, you’re probably going to buy an Android device or an iPhone (sorry, Microsoft). What’s the difference, and which should you choose ?

But there are still some key reasons to choose the iPhone over Android if you're having trouble deciding. In fact, Apple supports old iPhones long after most people stop using them. For example, the latest iOS 10 even works on the iPhone 5, which launched four years ago.

2. Keep using Touch ID to unlock your phone

Whether Apple couldn’t get it ready in time for the launch of the iPhone X or simply decided to replace it with Face ID, Touch ID — the popular biometric security method introduced alongside the iPhone 5s — will not carry over to the iPhone X. If you’ve grown used to unlocking your phone with your fingerprint, the only new iPhone that will allow you to continue doing so is the iPhone 8 (and the iPhone 8 Plus, of course).

3. Save $300 for holiday shopping

The holiday season is right around the corner. Is now really the best time to spend $999 on a smartphone? If price matters to you, it might end up being the determining factor in your decision between the iPhone X and iPhone 8 ($699). While the iPhone X is undoubtedly the stronger, faster, more stylish choice, the iPhone 8 features many of the same updates, including wireless charging and the A11 Fusion chip.

4. Wait for Apple to find its footing

This is Apple’s first attempt at a phone with an edge-to-edge display. I have no doubt that the iPhone X line will improve in the years to come. But from my perspective, this isn’t anything like what the best possible version of this phone could have looked like. If you just upgraded your phone last year or are willing to conjure up a little bi of patience, the iPhone X2 might be the phone that Apple wanted to make this year. And maybe it won’t have a notch on the top of the display, which still has me scratching my head.

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen .
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: AppleInsider confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify for a $29 screen replacement. It'll instead be subject to an "other damage" fee of $99 (plus tax). Apple gives users two screen replacements and two miscellaneous damage incidents at the $29 and $99 price respectively.

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