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iPhone Pros and Cons

iPhone Pros and Cons (Advantages and Disadvantages of iPhone)

iPhone has always been the house for innovation and inventions. The trend started by Late. Steve Jobs and his team has been the trend-setter for the mobile industry. Steve always thought of simplicity and innovation though it is obvious that innovation costs money for research. The iPhone devices that Jobs introduced to this world was one of its kind till date. Competing with the rest of the smartphone brand alone, it’s a trillion-dollar company. It had been the second most producing smartphone company for quite a few years.

With the advancement in technology, the iPhone got taller, thinner and powerful than its previous version. Most of the devices have been following the steps of iPhone. When the iPhone had the cut-out in the display in the latest iPhone X, smartphone companies like One Plus, Huawei, Xiaomi etc. too introduced their version of the notch on their devices. The notch soon got famous. Though Apple isn’t always the first one to introduce any technology in their devices, being the bigger name in the smartphone realm, the trend it sets soon gets a benchmark for most of the companies to beat with the price and technology.

iPhone Pros and Cons

iPhone Pros and Cons

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iPhone is like a golden goose which lays golden eggs, both the price and the feature is like the golden egg. Some of the pros and cons of the iPhone are given below.

iPhone Pros

  • Design: iPhone has the most eye-catching design. The weight to performance ratio of the iPhone is great. We have had some of the great looking iPhones being equally productive. iPhone has been a style icon and its design symbolizes the status.
  • Performance: Apple produces every parts and software for its devices at its own house. As the parts are self-produced, the devices are optimized for performance. When compared to several other devices’ performance, iPhone can easily beat most of the smartphones out there.
  • No bloatware: The apps of the iPhones are minimized for its minimal use. You won’t find any app that is of no use in iPhone, every app has some usage in everyday life and you surely have Appstore to download more apps.
  • App usage across platform: Apple has software like iCloud, iTunes and a few others that are used across platforms, like Macbook,, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can use those apps to create the backup and restore data across the platform.
  • Top class specs: iPhone has always been packed with features and top-class specification. Apple never really releases the specification details but the improvement that they put forward towards the world is astonishing and is the result of years of improvement.
  • Camera: iPhone has some great looking camera in the smartphone world. The picture quality of iPhone is undoubtedly amazing and with the video quality of professional cameras, it is the best phone to have for the multimedia purpose.
  • More reliable sensor: Recently Apple ditched fingerprint sensor for Face ID. It is only possible if you have world class sensors that never fails you. Apple had faith in its sensors to take such a bold move and the sensors of Apple are reliable enough to use as a daily driver.

iPhone Cons

  • Battery life: Apple has some terrible battery life. Even if Apple promises improvement in battery life, it is compared to previous models. There are many other smartphones in the market that provide better battery life then iPhone with a price much cheaper.
  • Overpriced: The Apple devices are highly overpriced compared to what their counterparts, Android has been providing at a much cheaper price. Features might not increase, but the price is sure to increase with the newer releases.
  • Memory: Memory has been the bottleneck for the iPhones. With the memory not so competitive, it is not enough to beat the counterpart Android devices. The most that iPhone provides till date is 4GB RAM while Android with higher specs provides up to 8GB of RAM and even the price is cheaper.
  • Storage: Apple doesn’t provide any extension of storage through any type of SD card. You can survive with less RAM, but with less storage, you will be compelled to buy the costlier version of the iPhone.
  • Less customization: Customization isn’t something that Apple provides its user. You have very little customization option. You can use few software to customize your iPhone to your liking.
  • Poor Third Party Support: Apple has its own ecosystem and has its own app developed for its devices. It doesn’t provide such great integration of third-party application on its devices.

Also Read: Pros and Cons of iPhone XS Max

Conclusion for iPhone Pros and Cons

iPhone is a status symbol for high end people. With the price it is available for, it is only suitable for fewer rich people. Even the budget version of the phone is not so budget friendly for people of medium earning to buy the phone. All of this discussion ends with you. Its up to you to decide where you want to spend your hard-earned money. You have the choice to spend your money in the right place. We don’t say that iPhone is a bad device in any sense, it is the most desired device by the huge number of people. But there are many devices out there that provide the most value for the money. The iPad is a great tablet device that cannot be beaten by any android devices till now. Android doesn’t seem to work great on bigger screen. Though its usability that counts and android devices are greatly customizable and provide great bang for the money you spend.

Also Read: Pros and Cons of iOS 12

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Galaxy Note 8 True Review)

Every year with every major release, Samsung does something remarkable that lets it survive ass world’s no. 1 smartphone brand. With its reach in almost all price category, there’s no part in this world where its name isn’t heard. It has been bringing all the fantasies of the consumers to reality as its engineering team works their ass off just to meet the expectations of the consumers. And its no surprise that these particular features that gets added year in and out help the smartphone to stand out starkly amongst the rest. Joining the galaxies of the Samsung Universe is the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Today we are about to explore the Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8. Read to the last points coz we hope it will be very beneficial to decide to take one or not.

Note devices aren’t the regular smartphones you would get in the market, it has the bigger display, an S-pen and high-end specs from Samsung. It definitely feels like it has been designed for the corporate world customers who are much possessive about their work and would like to take their work with them wherever they travel. For the ease of working on the bigger and crispy display, an S-pen is a great companion. Note 8 isn’t something vastly different from the S-series devices, yet it is the most powerful Samsung devices. Released in August of 2017, it was the most desired smartphone back then.

Galaxy Note8 Quick Specs

  • 3-inch QHD display
  • S-pen with better functionality
  • First Samsung device to have Dual rear camera with dual OIS
  • Infinity display
  • Wireless charging
  • Iris Scanner, Facial recognition, and Fingerprint sensor
  • Fast charging on both wired and wireless
  • 6 GB RAM, 64GB internal, expandable up to 256GB

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8

Every device when focusing on improving something happens to compromise on another thing. To keep the price and specifications on margin, there is something left behind either neglected of left behind. Some of the pros and cons of the devices are listed below.

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Pros

  • Bigger screen doesn’t hinder in the handling of the device.
  • First phone from Samsung to have dual rear camera and that too with dual OIS
  • Quick focus and really good camera performance in both lighted and low light condition
  • Front facing camera too has an aperture of f/1.7 for better low light photography
  • 10nm chipset by Exynos and 6GB RAM
  • Great build quality
  • Dedicated button for Bixby
  • Great sound quality with the speakers being shifted to the bottom
  • Super AMOLED Display
  • S-pen supports 4096 level of pressure sensitivity
  • Split screen mode
  • 15GB cloud storage with Samsung’s Cloud
  • AKG earphones improve the earphone experience
  • IP68 water resistant up to 1.5 meters depth for 30 minutes
  • Quick Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Cons

  • Small battery capacity given the features and the screen size
  • Hybrid Sim slot, i.e. either 2 sim or 1 sim and 1 SD card at once
  • Slight lag during heavy gameplay not because the device’s performance, but simply because games are not optimized for this device
  • Fingerprint sensor location is awkwardly placed as its higher and gets confused with dual lens setup as they are placed side by side
  • FM radio is missing
  • No stereo speaker even for device at $930 price tag
  • No IR blaster, it’s good to have something in extra that can help you in everyday life than to miss out in little bit here and there.

Also Read: Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note9

The Conclusion on Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy Note8

Even the generic users who don’t mind bigger phones will cherish the improvements over S8+ like the dual cameras with dual OIS, more RAM, S-pen functionality and so on. Among the cons discussed, fingerprint Sensor placement and battery backup seem to be the only major issue which will definitely need to be improved, but as a whole, it is a great device with big crisp display and top of the line specification.

The device starts its sale from $930 and above.

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Pros and Cons of iPhone XS Max

Pros and Cons of iPhone XS Max (New iPhone XS Max Honest Review)

After the success of iPhone X last year, this year Apple came up with 3 new devices namely iPhone XR, the budget version, iPhone XS, somewhat mid-range and iPhone XS Max, the premium version. iPhone XS Max is the biggest, costliest, and the latest version of iPhone produced by Apple.

Last year Apple released iPhone X with iPhone 8 and 8+, with the form factor similar to previous iPhones that it had been producing lately. The leap to the iPhone X was the greatest one in the iPhone history with totally revamped display design. But this time, the older version of iPhone too is ditched. The company has totally shifted to the heavier price point devices. iPhone XS Max is advanced iPhone in all senses, from specs to price.

The notched version of the smartphone is popular in an android version as well. Devices have been providing notched full-screen display which some devices just banged on with their concepts. Now we just have to wait and see how the tallest of all iPhone acts in the market.

iPhone XS Max Quick Specs

  • 5-inch Super Retina HD AMOLED display with 458ppi
  • Dual 12MP wide angle f/1.8 and telephoto f/2.4 camera
  • Dual OIS, PDAF 2x optical zoom
  • Notched 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
  • Fast charging and wireless display
  • Face ID
  • 4 GB RAM, 64/256/512GB internal
  • 3174mAh battery
  • Apple produced A12 bionic chip
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Price: $1,099 and above

Pros and Cons of iPhone XS Max

The features in iPhone XS Max is very much similar to the iPhone XS. While XS has some pros and cons, it won’t be wrong to say that XS Max has no cons to it. Some of the pros and cons are discussed below.

Pros and Cons of iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS Max Pros

  • 7nm chip fabrication with performance better than previous version
  • Largest storage of 512GB
  • Large battery capacity
  • IP68 rated
  • Fast charging
  • Strong built quality with stainless steel frame.
  • Improved camera performance specially in portrait mode
  • Latest iOS out of the box
  • Faster Face ID
  • Louder speakers
  • Better camera stabilization
  • Dual Sim
  • NFC for Apple Pay

Also Read: Pros and Cons of iPhone XS

iPhone XS Max Cons

  • Most expensive iPhone even at its base model
  • Fragile and prone to breakage
  • High maintenance cost
  • Only Face ID for security is biggest risk
  • Battery being very smaller compared to its price
  • Wireless quick charging is not so quick
  • Extra costs for the accessories as they are not bundled with even the costliest iPhone
  • Dual sim isn’t quiet what we expected
  • The resolution is lower than smaller iPhone XS
  • The difference between the XS and XS Max is just the bigger display and resolution
  • The bundled 3.5mm to lightning adapter too has been removed from the box.
  • Minimal bundled accessories
  • Headphone jack will surely be missed.
  • Battery life has always been an issue.

Also Read: Pros and Cons of XR

The conclusion of Pros and Cons of iPhone XS Max

To become the world’s first ever $1 Trillion company isn’t an easy task. Apple has been searching for the ways of earning profit every here and there. The 3.5mm to lightning adapter is removed from the box. If we look at the type-c to 3.5mm adapter, it only costs about a dollar, but Apple’s lightning to 3.5mm jack cost 7-8 dollars. That is something that lets Apple earn profit from the royalty. Other accessories too cost fair enough money. Everything is sold separately.

The iPhone XS Max is supposed to be the upgraded version of XS, but it has degraded resolution and other specs are pretty similar. It isn’t a true upgrade for extra $100. The Apple users are always fascinated with “BIGGGGERRR” display but the bigger display isn’t just everything we want in a smartphone.

If newer iPhone is must for you, then go for it, else I don’t see a point in upgrading your device if you already have iPhone X or even iPhone 8/8+.