iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 “Actual” Size Differences

It’s been awhile.. Well, it’s been years since I posted here. It was long enough that there’s already a new 10th anniversary iPhone.

I’ve been a switcher to Plus size iPhone since the 6 Plus. Right now I’m using the 7 Plus which I got early this year and was fairly new from September of 2016. But Apple just decided to have a special edition iPhone this year which is now called the iPhone X. The iPhone X is thinner and shorter than the Plus and a little bit taller and wider against the iPhone 6, 7 and 8 models.

I just can’t hide the fact that it’s an interesting phone for an upgrade path in the far future (hopefully I can hold on). So with some extra time and quick compositing, I took the actual photos from Apple’s comparison page and made this overlay mock-ups.

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Based from the mock-up above, I can say that if you are accustomed by the actual frame size of the iPhone 6, 7 and 8 you will love the X model with a bonus of bigger screen and higher resolution. And if you love the Plus size models just like me, you will be tempted because the (tad) narrower screen could be a good compromise for a better hand holdable / pocketable experience.

As of this writing, I’m really not looking forward on upgrading to it anytime but the 4K 60fps video is tempting since I use my iPhone 7 Plus sometimes for video work as our C / B cam. Other than that, I can live with my 7 Plus for the meantime.

Note: I hope Apple’s photos are in the same ratio of each of the models so that this mock-up will give us a near accurate estimate of the size differences. 

 

Google Phone – The Moto X

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Google as they promised formally announced the Moto X. Moto X is the first Google made phone since they bought Motorola Mobility.

It packs 4.7″ Amoled screen, 10mp camera, X8 (1.7ghz dual core) Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM and a whopping 24 hours battery.

What we don’t know if its going to be available here in the Philippines but in the US it is slated to be sold this September.

Image source: Motorola

iPhone 5 Factory Unlocked Prices Singapore Unit (Philippine Prices)

Hong Kong and Singapore are the countries to be included in the first batch of iPhone 5 release this September 21 and these countries are the only ones who sell factory unlocked units among Asian countries. There are no prices yet posted on Apple Store Hong Kong site so I headed to Apple Store Singapore  to check. Here are the prices without GST.

Conversion rate at $SG1 = Php33.90 (Singaporean dollars converted to Philippine pesos)

  • 16GB – Php 32,140
  • 32GB – Php 36,886
  • 64GB – Php 41,972

I suspect an October release of the iPhone 5 here in the Philippines because both Globe and Smart made some teaser on their websites.

Source: Apple Singapore

Cloudfone Temptation – An Affordable Android Phone or Get it for “Free” From Globe

Just 3 hours ago I was in Globe business center Binondo (spent almost half of my day for this) to apply for an additional postpaid line and phone. I need a new landline phone with a Globe Duo service. Luckily I found out that there is a Cloudfone Temptation that is an Android Phone with physical QWERTY keyboard and a touch sensitive screen offered by Globe. Glich’s Life said its a repackaged Huawei U8350, GSM Arena has its full specs.

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