Sarah: I hear a lot from our readers that this is a feature they
really want. It’s not a factor when deciding whether to buy
one of the 8 models or the iPhone X, though, because they all
David: It is really an exciting feature. When you’re in your car,
you don’t have to fuss with the cable. If everything eventually
goes to wireless charging, you can charge all your devices on
the same charging pad.
David: It is cool to have an edge-to-edge display. But having a
reliable phone that is cheaper, has a Home button, and has a
familiar user interface—there are advantages to that.
Sarah: You’re not saving as much money as you think, because if you want Portrait Mode, you have to get the more
expensive 8 Plus anyway. And the Plus doesn’t have the edge-to-edge OLED display. If you care about the quality of photos
you take, then you might as well just go for it.
David: If you are concerned about durability, I think there is a
case to be made for buying the 7 Plus, which is cheaper than
the 8 Plus and has the metal back.
Sarah: But if you’re not just going to stick to the 7 or 7 Plus,
go with the X, because protective cases add bulk and at least
you’ll be staring with a small phone and it won’t end up being
Sarah: Really, I think the screen is what makes the iPhone X
worth buying. The iPhone X display is bigger, and the quality is
so much better while the size of the phone is smaller.
David: As far as arguing that you don’t need the X, the main
reason is money. The X is the better phone, but the main advantage of the X is a nice screen. If you don’t particularly care
about having the latest and greatest display, it’s a lot of money
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