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iPhone X available for Rs 59,999: Should you buy it over iPhone XR?

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 08:41 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe iPhone X is available starting at Rs 59,900 on Flipkart.The iPhone X offers an OLED display while the iPhone XR sports an LCD panel.The iPhone XR offers a superior battery life and faster A12 Bionic chipset.The iPhone X kick started Apple’s new direction towards a bezel-less future. Launched in 2017, the iPhone X offered an edge-to-edge OLED display with a wide notch that has now become the default iPhone symbol, a stainless steel frame and a blazing fast A11 Bionic chipset. Unfortunately, the iPhone X’s starting price of Rs 91,900 was quite out of reach for most consumers in India.Cut to 2019 and the iPhone X is seeing its lowest price ever on Flipkart. The iPhone X is available starting at Rs 59,900 for the base model with 64GB of internal storage. The price can go further lower to Rs 58,749 if one is able to avail the 5 per cent instant discount offer on EMI with ICICI Bank credit and debit cards. This is quite a price drop, but an expected one since the phone is close to two years old now. Interestingly, you can also get the newer iPhone XR (Review) at around the same price point. So which “affordable” iPhone should you spend your money on right now?The iPhone XR was launched as an “affordable” version of the iPhone XS and XS Max, although its original price of Rs 76,900 is anything but affordable in India. The iPhone XR is now also available at Rs 59,900, but it comes with certain tradeoffs that makes even the iPhone X look better in 2019.iPhone X offers a better displayThe one area where the iPhone X easily trumps the iPhone XR is the display. The iPhone X gets a 5.8-inch OLED screen with a 1125×2436 resolution and 458ppi while the iPhone XR offers a larger 6.1-inch screen but with an LCD panel, 828×1792 resolution and 326ppi. The iPhone X simply offers a richer, more vivid display with fantastic colour reproduction, deeper blacks and higher contrast ratio.advertisement The iPhone X’s OLED Retina display is understandably more attractive, especially at its new price point. It also gets a more premium stainless steel finish which looks shiny and quite attractive. That being said, the iPhone XR’s aluminium frame is more scratch-resistant and ages better.Equally fast performanceThe iPhone X might be nearing two years now, but its A11 Bionic chipset is still a beast and can still take on the best mobile processors that 2019 has to offer. The A11 Bionic is a 10nm chipset which is extremely snappy and smooth at handling pretty much anything you throw at it. In real-world performance, one would find it difficult to tell the A11 Bionic from the A12 Bionic processor that powers the iPhone XR.Of course, the A12 Bionic offers better long-term benefits. It is Apple’s first 7nm-based processor, which means it not only offers a bump in performance but is also more power efficient than its predecessor. It also comes with a 50 per cent fast GPU and an improved neural engine that is capable of performing 5 trillion operations in a second. What this essentially means is that the iPhone XR is better suited to handle graphic intensive games and AI/ machine learning tasks, both of which are only expected to get more complex in the years ahead.iPhone XR offers superior battery lifeArguably the most noticeable benefit of running on a 7nm chipset is the power efficiency. The iPhone XR with the A12 Bionic processor offers a terrific battery life which is easily the best battery life on an iPhone yet. In our long-term review of the iPhone XR, we noted that the battery life continued to stay strong even after six months of use, offering around 5-6 hours of screen-on time. In comparison, the iPhone X struggles to last a full day as it needs to push more pixels and uses a higher power consuming chipset. But with iOS 13, things are looking a little better for the iPhone X.iOS 13 will be best experienced on iPhone XiOS 13 is Apple’s latest mobile operating system and is currently in public beta form. The latest software offers a host of new features and updates, but one in particular looks to benefit the iPhone X more than the iPhone XR i.e Night Mode. iOS 13 brings a system-wide dark mode which turns the background of the UI dark. Moreover, it’s not just a shade of grey but true black, which is where the iPhone X OLED panel can really take full advantage.With most native Apple apps and some popular third-party apps like Twitter and Messenger offering true dark mode, the iPhone X’s OLED panel will become more power efficient as individual pixels can turn off. This should naturally mean one can expect improvements to the battery life on the iPhone X. iPhone XR with an LCD display, however, will not see any major improvements to its battery life even with Night Mode enabled. Apart from that, iOS 13 is said to improve overall system performance, making older devices like the iPhone X snappier. One can also expect faster Face ID unlock with iOS 13 on both the iPhone X and iPhone XR.advertisementiPhone XR offers a single, but great rear cameraThe iPhone X offers a dual camera setup, which is the basic minimum these days. With the iPhone XR, Apple decided to go with a single 12MP wide-angle camera. While logic would suggest two cameras are better than one, we believe the iPhone XR has the advantage as it gets a lot of help from the new A12 Bionic chip with an advanced Neural Engine.The iPhone XR with its Smart HDR feature manages to capture stunning daylight photos with excellent contrast, depth control and detailing. Apple’s software optimisation is great on the iPhone XR as the single camera is able to capture attractive and natural-looking bokehs with adjustable background blur all through software. The iPhone X’s secondary telephoto lens does come in handy for 2x lossless zoom, but that’s about it. For everything else, the iPhone XR is more than capable.ALSO READ | iPhone X sells for Rs 58,749, Nokia 5.1 Plus for Rs 7,999, and Redmi 6 for Rs 6,999 on Flipkart todayGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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