Don't buy iPhone X: Here are 3 cheaper alternatives you can get

Here are cheaper smartphones you can buy that are as powerful as the iPhone X.

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An attendee checks out a new iPhone X during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, US 12 September 2017 (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

The iPhone X would set you back a ridiculously huge amount of cash—$999 in the US, £999 (plus VAT) in the UK, SG$1,648 in Singapore and could be even more expensive in some countries. For most of us, buying a handset device that depreciates its value as it gets older does not sound wise.

The good thing is, the variety of competing brands in the market today gives us more options. While the iPhone X seems a great device, to begin with, we are not short of alternatives as different manufacturers offer smartphones that are as powerful as the new iPhone model minus the costliness.

Here are three cheaper iPhone X alternatives you might want to consider buying:

LG V30 (US$749.99 base price)

LG V30 sports a 6-inch OLED display, bigger than the iPhone X at 5.8 inches. In terms of camera, you get a promising dual-camera setup too. The 16-megapixel primary lens is capable to deliver up to f/1.6 aperture, while the 13-megapixel wide-angle lens can capture up to 120-degree angle view.

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LG V30 (LG)

Talking about water and dust resistance performance, V30 edges over the iPhone X with IP68 rating, the score only Samsung Electronics Co mastered in the previous years.

Samsung Galaxy S8 (US$ 424.99 base price)

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Samsung Galaxy S8 (Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S8 shares a couple of features with the iPhone X, including facial recognition, wireless charging and Super AMOLED display. With its curved glass screens, this phone gives the iPhone X a fair competition when it comes to attractiveness. Camera? Believe me, Samsung does not disappoint!

Sony Xperia XZ1 (around US$780 base price)

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Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony Mobile)

While Sony is still stuck in chunky bezels, Xperia devices remain pretty-looking with its glossy metal finish. Camera-wise, Sony integrates its own optics technologies to power up the Xperia XZ1 model.

Sony's new flagship smartphone boasts its own Motion Eye Camera, which was first seen in Xperia XZ Premium. Its 19-megapixel main camera's Predictive Capture enables it to shoot a few seconds before hitting the shutter button. On top of its 4K video, the camera can record super slow motion 720p video at 960 frames per second. Its front shooter has a 13-megapixel sensor.


Overall, one iPhone X feature that the aforementioned smartphones does not have is the edge-to-edge screen display. By far, Apple has the thinnest smartphone bezels in the market today. Advanced and exclusive features could be a deciding factor for many consumers to purchase a phone, but it is almost always the value for your money as a primary consideration why we choose the alternatives.

Have you decided which iPhone X alternative you would want to buy? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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