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Apple iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max: To buy or not to buy? – Economic Times

​iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max: Tad expensive

​iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max: Tad expensive

The new iPhone XS and XS Max have arrived in India at stores across metro cities in the country.

At a starting price of almost Rs 1 lakh, the new iPhones are tad expensive for most smartphone users. Wonder how good buy are the new iPhones?

Here are 10 reasons to buy or not buy the new iPhone XS and XS Max.

In pic: An Apple iPhone Xs Max (R) and iPhone Xs rest on a table during a launch event in Cupertino, California.

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​Fastest Apple processor

​Fastest Apple processor

The new iPhones are powered by the latest and fastest Apple processor — A12 Bionic with an improved neural engine.

For those craving speed, the new iPhones are a delight.

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​Biggest-ever display

​Biggest-ever display

With 6.5-inch display, Apple iPhone XS boasts of biggest-ever display on an iPhone.

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​XS Max: Best battery life

​XS Max: Best battery life

The new iPhone XS Max comes with the biggest ever battery on any iPhone and claims provide the best battery life.

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​Most beautiful

​Most beautiful

The new Gold colour option is strikingly good looking.

In pic: New Apple iPhone X.

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​No exclusive feature or design

​No exclusive feature or design

Just one look at the spec-sheet comparison among the iPhone X, XS and XS Max and one will realise that there is hardly much of an ‘exclusive feature or spec’ difference among the three iPhones.

Apple is offering the same design language that was first seen on the iPhone X in the new iPhone XS and XS Max, just that the latter is bigger in size.

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​Repair very expensive

​Repair very expensive

If you break the display glass, you will have to spend around Rs 25,000 to repair.

In case you break the rear glass, you might end up spending around Rs 40,000–the cost of repairing the entire phone.

This is because the rear glass cannot be replaced independently without dismantling the entire phone.

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​Hardware specifications almost same

​Hardware specifications almost same

In real life usage, it is very hard to differentiate among the image quality of the pictures clicked by the iPhone X, XS and XS Max.

In fact, the camera hardware specifications are almost exactly same.

In pic: The iPhone XS (R) and XS Max are displayed side to side in Cupertino, California.

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​Front selfie camera same

​Front selfie camera same

The front selfie camera of the new iPhones are exactly similar to the older iPhone X.

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Buy 3.5mm to lightning adapter

Buy 3.5mm to lightning adapter

Despite the starting price tag of around Rs 1 lakh, Apple has not included the 3.5mm to lightning adapter in the box.

You will have to spend around Rs 1,500 extra for the adapter to plug-in your 3.5mm headphones. This adapter was available for free with the older iPhone X.

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​Other cheaper Android alternatives

​Other cheaper Android alternatives

Given the features of the new iPhones, Android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9+, OnePlus 6 and others offer way more value for money despite being at least Rs 32,000 cheaper.

Image: news.samsung.com

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