The iPhone X is an incredible smartphone.
I upgraded to the iPhone X last year via the iPhone Upgrade Program, and it’s one of my favorite iPhone designs ever. It’s got a gorgeous OLED screen, it’s fast, and I like the potential for Face ID (although I agree with my colleague Tony — it needs some work).
Still, I upgraded to the iPhone X from an iPhone 7 Plus, and I have very fond memories of that older phone. In many ways, the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus are both an incredible value, if you’re deciding between iPhones.
Here are 9 reasons you should consider buying an iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone X right now:1. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are more affordable than the iPhone X.
This is probably the biggest factor for most people.
The iPhone 7 costs $550 for 32GB of storage, or $650 for 128GB.
The iPhone 7 Plus costs $670 for 32GB of storage, or $770 for 128GB.
The iPhone X costs $1,000 for 64GB of storage, or $1,150 for 256GB.
Keep in mind: If you buy an iPhone X, you should also buy AppleCare+ ($200), since out-of-warranty repair costs can be incredibly costly.
With AppleCare+, iPhone X screen repairs costs $30, and other repairs cost $100.
Without AppleCare+, iPhone X screen repairs costs $280, and other repairs cost a whopping $550.
To be all the way clear: If you don’t buy AppleCare with your iPhone X, and its glass back breaks or shatters, you are paying $550 — the cost of an iPhone 7.
Even better, buying an iPhone 7 through Apple’s Refurbished store starts at just $500 — half the price of an iPhone X.
Apple’s Refurbished store is one of the company’s best-kept open secrets: These products were once used, yes, but they’ve been completely refurbished by Apple and guaranteed to work.
Like all refurbished Apple products, a refurbished iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus would come in a clean white box, with a brand-new battery, as well as a new shell and new accessories. You also get the same one-year warranty you get from buying a brand-new Apple device.
2. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus come in more colors than the iPhone X.
You can get the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in five different colors: silver, gold, rose gold, and both matte and jet black. (Matte black is my personal favorite.)
The iPhone X comes in just two colors: silver, and space gray. (Basically, white and black.)
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