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[XS vs X] Still worth paying the new premium?

kwaggawerner

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2007
Messages
775
#1
Hi Guys,

I'm looking at buying my first iPhone - I'm sick and tired of Samsung and their software issues, even though I'll miss FNB Pay (NFC payment)

So I wanted to ask, iPhone XS 64GB is a whole R200 a month more (R4800 extra over the contract period) - compared to the iPhone X, which is now R850/pm (Telkom Freeme 2GB, my current contract, which is great). The XS will be R1050pm when it's available.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
 

Sumen

Expert Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2016
Messages
4,040
#2
Hi Guys,

I'm looking at buying my first iPhone - I'm sick and tired of Samsung and their software issues, even though I'll miss FNB Pay (NFC payment)

So I wanted to ask, iPhone XS 64GB is a whole R200 a month more (R4800 extra over the contract period) - compared to the iPhone X, which is now R850/pm (Telkom Freeme 2GB, my current contract, which is great). The XS will be R1050pm when it's available.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
You do know there are other brands than just Samsung and Apple.

You could also look at :
LG G7 ThinQ
Sony Xperia XZ2 or XZ3(if it ever arrives in SA)
LG V30+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro.
 

mmmig

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 22, 2010
Messages
10,006
#4
Hi Guys,

I'm looking at buying my first iPhone - I'm sick and tired of Samsung and their software issues, even though I'll miss FNB Pay (NFC payment)

So I wanted to ask, iPhone XS 64GB is a whole R200 a month more (R4800 extra over the contract period) - compared to the iPhone X, which is now R850/pm (Telkom Freeme 2GB, my current contract, which is great). The XS will be R1050pm when it's available.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Have you tried Samsung Pay yet? If you like FNB pay you'd probably like Samsung pay
 

Dazzla

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Messages
153
#5
Heres what the R4800 will get you:

The phones are identical except for the gold colour.
Improved performance with the new chip on geekbench, in real time you probably wont be able to tell the differance.
Better face id but that hasn't been reviewed as yet so can't help you there.
Improved cameras but not by much.
Dual Sim.
Improved battery but early reviews suggest similar on screen time.
Minor upgrades with the s version from apple is typical.
 

whatwhat

Executive Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2009
Messages
5,605
#6
Heres what the R4800 will get you:

The phones are identical except for the gold colour.
Improved performance with the new chip on geekbench, in real time you probably wont be able to tell the differance.
Better face id but that hasn't been reviewed as yet so can't help you there.
Improved cameras but not by much.
Dual Sim.
Improved battery but early reviews suggest similar on screen time.
Minor upgrades with the s version from apple is typical.
I travel a lot so the esim is worth it for me. Well it will be in the future when more providers support it.

Instead of having to buy a local Sim you just activate the same plan you would have bought as the plane lands without having to find a cell shop first.
 

SauRoNZA

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 6, 2010
Messages
28,991
#7
Neither.

Buy an iPhone 8 or wait a couple of months for that X to be R500 a month instead.
 
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