Many amazing smartphones are available, but Apple's iPhone tend to stand out for good reasons.
Their designers are gorgeous, their quality of construction is most memorable, they are supported by a fantastic customer service, and they fit into a tightly bound ecosystem that includes other high-end devices such as Mac, iPad and Apple Vatch.
IPhones are also expensive and become more expensive.
Depending on the model you receive, and which bells and whistles you add, you could pay nearly $ 1,500 for a glossy glass panel. That is, for many, if not most consumers, craziness.
My advice: Do not buy more phones than you need, however, maybe Apple's most beautiful models.
My wife, for example, uses the iPhone 5s which she recently found in an easy-to-use condition. This is the model that Apple announced in 2013.
It's been a long time since the iPhone went, but Apple's great attention in designing hardware means it's in great working order. And that's good for my beloved, because she does not care about the iOS version, she does not obsess the latest applications, the modest data user, the smaller screen is not worried and it's not a difficult picture.
She is happy as long as there are messaging applications – such as VhatsApp, VeChat, and Apple's Messages – to keep in touch with her family and friends. She takes care of where hubbies are with Find My Friends, too.
I'm at the other end of the iPhone spectrum – a craving for the latest and greatest.
I'm pretty much in the photo with the iPhone as the only camera, so my annual improvements in hardware and software related to the camera mean a lot to me. And I crave on a bigger screen because I often work on my lever – sometimes with an external keyboard for setting up a quasi-laptop.
So, Apple's latest version of iPhone, released last month, received attention. This includes top-of-the-line iPhone KSS and iPhone KSS Mak, the successors of last year's iPhone Xs.
Apple also reveals the iPhone KSR, which has a fantastic feeling, but reduces several angles to reduce costs. In addition, Apple holds older iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for those with tighter budgets.
What is the perfect iPhone or you? With this in mind, let's look at the different options and who should consider them.
Last year's 5.8-inch iPhone Ks had a brand-new design that came with the classic Home button and provided an attractive edge-to-edge edge edge OLED technology for superior display quality.
This phone is now out of the market, replaced by this year's iPhone KSS, a gradual upgrade that looks anyway. The 6.5-inch iPhone KSS Mak, meanwhile, supersize this now-famous design.
The two new phones share many attractive attributes, including the extremely durable glass front and rear construction, the stainless steel edge, significantly improved dust and water resistance (which means you can throw one of these phones in the pool and it will survive), and zippier performance under the hood.
On the back of each headset, Apple's system is known for two cameras with 2Ks optical zoom, and phones have a common set of enhancement photos. Portrait mode (portrait images with blurred backgrounds) look more sophisticated and now the amount of blur can be adjusted. Recording is better, and phones usually work better than shooting highs and shadows.
None of this is a revolutionary leap ahead of the previous iPhone, but as a photofunctional I'm curious to accept even modest upgrades because I want my photos to get better and better. This is one of the reasons why I always want the most advanced iPhone – and this year, KSS line.
I'm also a fan of big phones, which is better, so I especially like KSS Mak with the largest display on the iPhone. This, as I have noticed, makes wonders for productivity. It's also the best phone to edit photos and watch videos; Now I'm deeply in the "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on Netflik, and I almost saw it in KSS Mak.
For all this, I would pay for it. The KSS IPhone starts at $ 999, and KSS Mak starts at $ 1099, which many can not afford. But if you can swing it, you will get what is perhaps the finest smartphone on the market. It's the only iPhone I want.
Apple made something unusual this year with an iPhone line. In addition to discovering its usual high-end models, he also introduced the low-cost KSR model in the mid range with the majority, if not all, features found on his older brothers and sisters.
First I was skeptical about this. After all, Apple introduced lower prices, good phones like the well-known plastic iPhone 5c – budget buddy on the iPhone 5th year – before, at less than a rave rating.
But a week with iPhone KSR made me a believer. This is a beautiful phone that comes in a range of brilliant colors, it's as fast as KSS and KSS Mak and has the same front glass scratch resistant and impact-resistant that are on KSS and KSS Mak.
However, there are several compromises, including:
- Display with lower resolution and slightly lower quality LCD technology instead of OLED fans
- A slightly larger screen mask
- Glass on the back that is slightly less quality than the one on the front
- Aluminum instead of stainless steel along the edges
- Water resistance, which is slightly lower than KSS and KSS Mak, although it is still pretty good
Perhaps most importantly, KSR has one camera lens on the back, not a dual system. This makes KSR slightly less capable in the arena of photos. For example, Portrait mode does not look so sophisticated and limited to portraits of people – it will not work with animals or inanimate objects.
Can you live with these limitations? I bet most people can, especially since the iPhone KSR starts at $ 749. That's $ 250 less than the starting price for the iPhone KSS. KSR is still quite expensive as a smartphone, but it's a sweet point in the costs as well as opportunities.
After a few weeks with the KSR, I certainly would not want to tell someone from buying, if they want a great phone at a better price.
USER OF BUDGET
Apple would like to buy all its customers only the best, but knows that it can not be asked by everyone. So it keeps track of its older phones for those who have more limited resources or are very modest.
Apple currently offers a 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus for $ 699, iPhone 4 to 7 for $ 599, a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus for $ 569 and a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 for $ 449.
Better yet, Apple is now selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models starting at $ 499. ("Refurbished" refers to phones in an almost new state, as in a phone that returned it shortly after purchase, and then it is inspected and repackaged for resale with full warranty.)
These are all old handsets with home buttons under the screen – which means they now look a little bit.
But who cares? These are great phones that are quite fast, launch the latest versions of iOS and have nice displays.
I can confirm this. I have and still often carry the iPhone 7 with which I can not stand, because I adore it so much. I use it with Apple's Smart Batteri housing for extended longevity and excellent fall protection, which is nice when I'm on bike rides in an hour. It takes a lot of photos, and it's fast enough for most of what I need to do.
In other words, it's a great option if you're in a tight budget, but you want a great phone. And the new iPhone 8 is even better. Do not let Apple sell you hard at a high-end, cheap iPhone if it's more than you need.
More and more people resist such pressure. A new study shows that people are holding their older phones for longer and longer, instead of being attracted to the latest, brilliant phones. Smart.