The iPhone X was a huge gamble from Apple, but one that really paid off. Losing the home button and altering the design was a dangerous move, but one that was sorely needed after years of similarity and the premium design, extra power, all-screen front mix together to create – by far – the best iPhone Apple’s ever made. It’s impossible to give a perfect score to something that costs this much – but this is the closest to smartphone perfection Apple has ever got.
iPhone X cost
As Africans we would want a great phone with a cool budget but when we going for a high budget phone we want one worth the price tag, the question here is the iPhone x worth the price?
R12 900 in South Africa, 4440.00 Ghana cedis, 356000.00 Nigerian Naira and 103600.00 Kenyan Shilling.
iPhone X specs and features.
- By far the best screen on an iPhone
- Clear, vibrant colors
- Notch at top slightly irks, but doesn’t get in the way
The first thing you’ll notice about the new iPhone is hard to miss: the new screen blazes into your eyes the second you pick up the handset.
- Facial recognition is very impressive
- Animoji is novelty, but shows camera’s power
- Contactless payments are more inconvenient
- It’ll take some time to get used to new gestures
- Surprisingly easy to use one-handed
- One of the most powerful phones on the market
- Great cameras front and back
- Better in low light than before
- Not quite the best in class, but very close
We love cameras here in Africa and I think this phone is the perfect camera phone for us.
The camera on the iPhone X is very similar to the one on the iPhone 8 Plus, with some very small differences.
For instance, while both have a dual 12MP sensor array (for taking zoomed-in pictures, or capturing depth perception in a scene) the iPhone X has an f/2.4 aperture, where on iPhone 8 Plus it’s f/2.8, and only the wide-angle lens has optical image stabilization.
- Wireless charging is a nice feature
- Another average battery performance from an iPhone
- Charges from dead to 100% in 2hr 15
Well, with energy issues here and the average battery performance one would need to get a powerbank.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first: the iPhone X is not a phone for the Android fan. This is a phone for someone who’s entrenched in the iPhone ecosystem and doesn’t want to leave, but has become bored to tears by the same old design for the last four years.
The iPhone X is the phone we’ve been willing Apple to make, partly so that we’ve got something new to write about, but also so that those who look forward to the arrival of a new iPhone actually have something to get excited about. ‘New Phone Day’ is one of the highlights in many people’s years, and the iPhone X is worthy of the excitement.
The average African would not want to use this because most of us look at battery and camera most and not forgetting the price tag too.
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