Just a cursory glance at the iPhone X is enough to get those early adopter juices flowing. Simply put, it’s just the most futuristic looking phone to ever come out on the market. Period.
If you’re looking at getting the new iPhone X, though, that $1,579 price tag may be a huge deterrent — and we get it. By comparison the first iPhone was just $785, when it hit the market a decade ago. Like any diligent shopper, you’re probably wondering if the phone is really worth paying twice for what you’d pay for a regular iPhone.
In order to understand the value proposition that you’re getting when you purchase an iPhone X, let’s start by considering the specs:
|Size||143.6 × 70.9 × 7.7 mm (5.65 × 2.79 × 0.30 inches)|
|Weight||174 grams (6.14 ounces)|
|Screen||5.8-inch OLED Super Retina HD display|
|Resolution||2,436 × 1,125 pixels (458 ppi)|
|Storage||64GB or 256GB capacities available|
|NFC support||Yes, for Apple Pay|
|Processor||A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion co-processor|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi|
|Camera||Dual 12MP rear shooter, 7MP True Depth ‘selfie camera’|
|Video||Up to 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps|
|Bluetooth||Support for all new 5.0 Bluetooth standard|
|Fingerprint sensor||None. The phone uses Face ID to unlock itself instead.|
|Battery||21 hours of uninterrupted talk time, 12 hours of continuous internet usage, 13 hours of video playback at a time, and up to 60 hours of audio playback (Podcasts, Apple Music, etc.)
Worth noting is the fact that new ‘Fast Charging’ allows for a 50% charge in only 30 minutes. The new iPhone also features wireless ‘Qi’ charging
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray|
If you’re familiar with the iPhone 8’s specs, you might notice that most of the technical specifications on both devices are strikingly similar. In fact, the most notable departure from the 8 is the now iconic screen that the iPhone X boasts. Also, the fact that you can use ‘Animoji’ on the iPhone X — although we’d hardly call that a make or break feature.
Even with the current economy and credit card debt at an all-time high, consumers are not shying away from the new iPhone X, likely due to it becoming the newest way to signal status in society. Apple recognizes that the price for this phone is out of many consumers price range, though, and they’re doing what they can in order for consumers to afford it. For example, the company is making some adjustments to help out their customers by offering installment plans and other financing arrangements so that they too will be able to own an iPhone X. Financing options may help ease the price tag as users will only end up paying approximately $50 excluding the fees of their telephone provider.
On a recent survey by WalletHub, it was shown that three-quarters of consumers say that they will not be purchasing the new iPhone X, however, strong Apple fans will most likely still go for the phone regardless of the price. Many people in the industry, including Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, state that consumers wanting the new iPhone X will most likely have to use a payment plan.
When it comes to looking at how to decide the iPhone X is worth the $1579 price tag, it really depends on your own financial situation. It’s important to note that if you prefer to wait, you’ll probably be able to enjoy all of the features of the iPhone X — including the killer screen in just a year or two when it becomes standard across all of Apple’s iDevices.
What do you think? Will you be buying an iPhone X? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.