Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead - FACE INSIDER

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead

Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead


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From left: The iPhone 8, the iPhone X, and the iPhone 8 Plus
There are a ton of great phones you can buy right now. But if you're intent on buying an iPhone, don't bother with the new iPhone 8 or the high-end iPhone X.
I've owned an iPhone 7 Plus for over a year, but I've tried the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and currently own the iPhone X.
I can easily say the iPhone 7 is hands down the best bang for your buck iPhone-wise — aside from the excellent but diminutive iPhone SE.

1. The iPhone 7 is more affordable than the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.

1. The iPhone 7 is more affordable than the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.AP
The first but most important reason you should consider the iPhone 7 is its price tag relative to the other new iPhones.
The iPhone 8 starts at $700.
The larger iPhone 8 Plus starts at $800.
The high-end iPhone X starts at $1,000.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 starts at $550 — roughly half the price of the iPhone X — and the larger iPhone 7 Plus starts at $670. You can even get the iPhone 7 from Apple's Refurbished store for $500. Don't get me wrong, all of these phones are still definitely "expensive," but the price of the iPhone 7 is much more reasonable than those of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

2. The iPhone 7 comes in more colors than the iPhone X does.

2. The iPhone 7 comes in more colors than the iPhone X does.
The iPhone 7 Plus in matte black.
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The iPhone 8 comes in three colors: silver, gold, and space gray.
The iPhone X comes in just two colors: black and white.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, meanwhile, come in five colors: jet black, matte black (the best color), silver, gold, and rose gold.

3. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X have glass backs, making them more fragile and less resistant to smudges.

3. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X have glass backs, making them more fragile and less resistant to smudges.
Be careful with the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.
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Apple added glass to the backs of the iPhone 8 and the X so those phones can support Qi wireless charging — but as a side effect, those glass backs made them more susceptible to smudges and fingerprints, as well as fall damage. With the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, you'll need to worry about both the front and the back of the phone cracking if you drop it.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 has the same aluminum unibody frame as the iPhone 6 line, which means you'll need to worry about only the phone's display cracking if you drop it. The metal backs on the iPhone 7 line are also more resistant to smudges and fingerprints compared with the glass backs of the iPhone 8 and the X.

4. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X support fast charging and wireless charging, but both of those features require buying extra accessories, and you don’t need these charging methods in the first place.

4. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X support fast charging and wireless charging, but both of those features require buying extra accessories, and you don’t need these charging methods in the first place.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider
The iPhone 8 and the X support the Qi wireless-charging standard and fast charging for the first time, but you'll need to buy Qi charging pads, which aren't exactly cheap, and another $25 to $75 worth of equipment if you want to try fast charging.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus use Apple's standard Lightning cable, and that works perfectly fine.

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