Which is the best buy in 2021: iPhone X or iPhone XR? Spoiler alert: neither one nor the other

It seems that the range of available iPhone models has never been as wide as it is now. Today, you can find on sale models of a variety of years of release – from the iPhone 6s, released in 2015, to the purple iPhone 12, which was released just a couple of months ago. But there are still a bunch of intermediate models, from which most of us choose. This alone is perhaps the most difficult choice. Because how do you know which to buy in 2021: iPhone X or iPhone XR? They’re almost the same.

iPhone X is still on sale. But is it worth buying?

Well, which iPhone X, some will ask? He was taken out of the market for a long time. But it is not so. Despite the fact that the original “ten” did disappear for a while, today you can still buy it. True, only refurbished versions are available on the market and for some reason only 256 GB, while the basic one is still missing. Well, the easier it will be to choose.

Should you buy an iPhone X in 2021

iPhone X 256 GB costs 39 thousand rubles, which is quite a lot

According to Yandex.Market, the lowest price of iPhone X with a memory capacity of 256 GB is 39 390 rubles against 40 490 rubles for the 64 GB version of the iPhone XR. The difference seems to be small, but logically, the scales should tilt towards the iPhone X. After all, it has an AMOLED screen, a dual camera, a stainless steel body, and four times more memory. But it was not there.

Why iPhone XR is better than iPhone X

iPhone XR is more expensive than iPhone X by only a thousand rubles

For all its flaws, the iPhone XR is now a better buy than the iPhone X, oddly enough due to its more advanced processor. In addition to the fact that it will be updated for at least a year longer, it will also receive support for exclusive iOS 15 chips, whereas on the iPhone X they, unfortunately, do not shine. Here’s what these innovations are:

  • Spatial sound in FaceTime;
  • FaceTime portrait mode;
  • Interactive Globe in Apple Maps;
  • Walking routes with the effect of presence in Apple Maps;
  • The function of scanning the text Live Text in “Photo”;
  • Visual search for information by photographs;
  • New animated screensavers in the Weather application;
  • Speech processing strictly on the device (including dictation and voice commands);
  • Virtual keys to smart locks in the Wallet app.

These innovations can hardly be called truly valuable. But considering that iOS 15 in principle, rather poor in new functions, the lack of these features will be quite noticeable. After all, without them, iOS 15 will bring almost no valuable innovation to devices. So I would not dare to neglect these.

Which iPhone is the best to buy in 2021

But how good the iPhone XR is for 2021? Really good, but not perfect. And here ideal – iPhone 11, which you can buy by adding a couple of thousand rubles to the price of the iPhone XR. Moreover, in this case, we are talking about the official device that Megafon sells. For this money – 42 thousand rubles – iPhone 11 is available on the Tmall site.

iPhone 11 is the most profitable smartphone. If you have time, you can snatch it for 42 thousand rubles

In order to get such a price, you must first take seller’s coupon on the product page for 7000 rubles, then add the smartphone to the cart and apply promo code LETOALI4000… Please note that you need to enter this particular promotional code, and not the one indicated on the banner – it will give you a discount of 1000 rubles less. As a result, the price of a smartphone will be 42,990 rubles, and if you pay with a visa card, then another 700 rubles less.

Is it difficult? Not really. For an additional 10% off the iPhone X, you get a two-year newer, more modern smartphone with more features and longer software support. In my opinion, this is a great choice. However, to grab the iPhone 11 at this price, you have to hurry. Some of the available assortment has already been sorted out and only a few variations remain.


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