The all-new iPhone X looks amazing, the price however, looks Xpensive.
The newest iPhone launched recently on November 3, and the hearts of Apple fans are breaking everywhere after taking a peep at the price range. The iPhone X costs around RM5,149/RM5,899 (64 GB/256 GB), which means those who want to get their hands on it should probably start selling their kidneys, because purchasing one of these babies will definitely be breaking your bank account.
Here are several alternatives to the iPhone X:
1. Samsung Galaxy S8
What better rebound-phone than Apple’s long-standing rival? It’d be like slapping Apple in the face.
The sexy Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in the spring of 2017, and it embodies the expertise of the South Korean phone-maker. With a curved 5.8in Infinity display (2,960 x 1,440 pixels) that covers most of its surface, it has a 12-megapixel and an 8-megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (which is expandable). It also includes an iris sensor and is supplied with AKG earphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes along with 5 gorgeous colours to choose from: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold and Rose Pink.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at RM3,299.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a huge phone, thanks in part to the massive 6.3-inch display. This is an OLED display that looks great and it includes support for the S Pen. That’s a smart stylus that you will not find on the iPhone X or even on the S8.
You’ll find great performance, fast charging, wireless charging, a huge battery and you also get a fingerprint sensor to login to your phone without a passcode. Like the Galaxy S8, the screen curves at the edges to offer a cool Infinity display feature. Just make sure you invest in a case, since these edges and the smooth design make it easy to drop and break a corner.
There is a dual camera design on the back so you can zoom and you can take portrait style photos. The front facing camera offers a wide angle that is great for getting more people into the photo or showing off your cool location. The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes along with 3 colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is priced at RM 3,999.
3. Huawei Mate 10 Pro
The new Huawei flagship phone is the first to be driven by a Kirin 970 processor which has a number of AI-type features. In addition to its speed, this smartphone is a continuation of Huawei and Leica’s collaboration in the form of 20MP and 12MP sensors, each with a fast f/1.6 aperture.
At the phone’s presentation, the company boasted about its locking system – a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device under the two Leica lenses – which is thought to be more practical and faster than Apple’s facial recognition system for the iPhone X.
4. LG V30
The LG V30 is one of our favourite phone releases of 2017. The handset packs in some of the best new specs; features around the overall design and finish of the handset itself are superb.
The design, the specs, the hardware – everything is seriously on point. LG has done the V30 a solid by implementing wireless charging as well as making it both water and dust-proof with IP68 resistance. It also meets military spec standards, meaning it’s very durable. While this doesn’t ensure that its glass won’t break, the tough frame works to prevent bending. And for such a pretty phone, that’s a very good thing.
It also costs less than the iPhone X, packs in an HD DAC for epic-sounding audio, and has one of the best cameras in the business. If you’re after a phone that is truly a big step forward with regards to performance, design and specs, the LG V30 should be HIGH on your list.
The LG V30 is priced at RM3899.
5. OnePlus 5
Chinese mobile manufacturer OnePlus has released a new version of its cheaper high-end smartphone to take on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The smartphone is powered by a Exynos 8895 processor with 6GB of RAM, that can be upgraded to 8GB, but as base model is so powerful, that seems “sort of pointless”.
While not quite an edge-to-edge display, the OnePlus 5’s 5.5ins AMOLED display does have thin borders on the left and right and while the bezels are thicker at the top and bottom, this has been done to accommodate a physical home button and the front-facing camera.
At RM2,149, the OnePlus 5 significantly undercuts the majority of its top-tier rivals, but it has enough power to easily compete with the best phones on the market.
So, what do you all think? These options are eye-candy and work just as well as the iPhone X, if not better. Apple fans, never say never, try one of these models today!