In the recent time, Apple announced its brand new line up of iPhone called the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. These two model according to the company are surely an upgrade to the previous iPhone X model. But are they really a level up? Because no wonder they are tad expensive and hyped everywhere over the internet. But are they worth the price tag they come with? So, if you are someone who doesn’t want to throw up your money in the air and gain minimal features in return, then there are 7 Reasons Not To Buy iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max.
7 Reasons Not to Buy iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max
One of the most important points in buying any smartphone is to check whether you are gaining something for the price you are paying. And this point is not even considered with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The reason behind this statement is that both the models are priced downright ridiculous. As in India, the starting price of iPhone XS is Rs. 99,900 which is almost Rs. 1,00,000. While the iPhone XS Max goes even higher with a price tag of Rs. 1,09,900.
And the reason why these prices are ridiculous is that the above price variants will get you just 64GB of internal storage space. So, even if these prices are accepted in the US market, it is still a big downfall for iPhone fans and customers in India. As they have to pay a premium amount over the US price tags in India.
2. No “Exclusive Feature”
Although it seems that the new smartphones from Apple are generally an upgrade of their earlier iPhone X. As this is the most common scenario you will see while buying the latest smartphone of the same brand. But surely this is not the case for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. As when you will compare the specifications among iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone X you will hardly notice any “exclusive features” among the three iPhones.
Although there is one key feature which is recently added and that is the “dual sim card” slot. But even this feature comes with a pothole.
3. Dual-Sim Feature works only for Reliance Jio and Airtel Pre-paid subscribers
The brand iPhone has been in collaboration with Reliance Jio for a long time now. And they are still maintaining their bond with their most awaited feature of “dual-sim”. As their latest smartphones, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max which comes with dual sim can only work for Reliance Jio and Airtel Pre-paid subscribers.
Even though these two sim card company are efficient in their work and also quite renowned. But this pothole will be a real bummer for users who are already loyal to another sim card company.
4. Expensive to repair the new glass of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
Only a superhuman can use their smartphone without even dropping it for once. So, if you are a superhuman who possess such quality then this bummer is not for you. But if you are not, then it is advisable to know how much is the repair cost of one dropping mistake. As, if you break the display glass of your new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max then you have to spend around Rs. 25,000. And if you end up breaking the rear glass then you need to break a bank with it because the repair price can go up to Rs. 40,000.
The reason for the price being so high is that the rear glass can’t be replaced independently without dismantling the entire phone.
5. Fast-charging adapter missing and some serious charging issue
Even though iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are displayed to be fast-charging. But they don’t even come with a fast-charging adapter. So, if you wish to charge your phone at a high speed then pay extra money above the already extra money of the smartphone and get a fast-charging adapter separately.
Also, a bummer which many of the people are facing with the charging is a high concern which needs to be fixed by the company. The issue being, when the phone is idle it will not recognize the lighting jack. And therefore will not charge the phone. It is only after you wake the device up that it recognizes the cable is plugged in.
6. 3.5 mm to lighting adapter should be bought separately for wired earphones
Despite with the tad price the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max comes with which is nearly Rs. 1,00,000. The company has not included the 3.5 mm to lighting adapter in the box. Which in short means you have to spend around Rs. 1,500 extra for the adapter to plug in your 3.5 mm headphones. Although this adapter was indeed free with the earlier iPhone X smartphone.
7. The front camera is exactly same in iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
One of the main reason for buying an iPhone smartphone is for its camera quality. Undoubtedly the quality of their camera has always amazed everyone. But the front camera of the new iPhones is exactly similar to the older iPhone X. Which means it is hard to differentiate among the image quality of the pictures clicked by the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
So, even with such a high number of bummers with a sky-high price tag. It is to see how this new line up will work for iPhone. And will iPhone users will switch to Android flagships for a reasonable price.
Lastly, look over the reviews and specifications of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max before making a move to purchase them.