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By Zedd Salem
Apple’s iPhones are undoubtedly some of the best smartphones out there. From responsive performance to compelling hardware designs, you can never go wrong with this line of smartphones. Apple has been releasing a new generation of iPhones every year and has thus created an extensive line of phones that it can often be confusing to decide which model is right for you.
Every new generation often comes jampacked with some awesome new features and, as such, are availed to us at higher prices. With wildly different specs at different prices, there’s plenty of variety, which means there’s definitely something for you. But which one should you choose? Should you go for an older model or jump on the latest release? This article will help you decide whether a previous-generation Apple smartphone is right for you by highlight the pros and cons of some of the notable models released in the past.
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The iPhone 11 was released in 2019 and, as expected, is more versatile and faster than its predecessors, the XR. One of the best decisions Apple made in its release of this generation was returning to its old numbering system, thereby easing the confusion. Its design is a lot similar to other iPhones released since the X. However, it comes with some upgraded features such as the A13 Bionic processor and two rear 12-mp cameras. Other features include 4K video capability and better battery life. The device feels premium in the hands as mentioned by reviewers on YouTube. This phone will likely remain a top-performing model for years to come, given its functional and advanced features.
This phone is right for you if:
- You are looking for a recently released model without the premium price tag.
- You are accident-prone and thus are in need of a phone that can survive a minor drop and is water-resistant.
Apple released a new model of the SE in 2020. It’s slightly bigger than the original model. It is low-cost and thus will appeal to people on a tight budget. It runs on the A13 Bionic processor, just like the 11, and so you can expect top-notch performance. It has only one rear camera. However, it employs the A13’s Neural Engine for higher-quality and more detailed images. Unfortunately, it’s not the best camera phone if you are into low-light photography as it lacks Apple’s Night mode.
This is the phone for you if:
- You have deity hands and thus are in need of a phone that is easy to grasp (Its compact size is one of its major selling points).
- You are on a budget.
The X generation of iPhones was defined by a new design and a change in the naming system. It was the first phone in this generation, and it was released in 2017 and it was more impressive than the previous iterations as it offered both high-end hardware and affordability. It features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display with HDR10 certifications and an A11 Bionic processor, which might not be as impressive as the 11’s A13 processor, but it still offers excellent performance. It also comes with Face ID for unlocking, water resistance, and a premium glass and aluminum design. The iPhone X price starts from $569 AUD at Phonebot. And the phone is a bargain at this price.
The iPhone X is perfect for you if:
- You need a phone that offers you value for your money (It’s arguably the best budget iPhone).
iPhone 7 and 8
While they were released at different times, the iPhone 7 and 8 have a lot in common. They both feature an awesome single-lens camera and an LCD screen that, despite not being too big, is perfect for watching movies. It introduced a wireless charging feature. It also still has a home button, unlike more recent models. If you have a 7, it’s probably not necessary to upgrade to the 8, as you will probably not notice much of a difference. It would likely benefit you more to jump to a more recent version, like the XR.
These models are perfect for you if:
- You are a heavy phone user and are in need of a device with great battery life.
- You crave a screen that will let you watch videos comfortably.
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The release of the iPhone 6 marked a new tradition for Apple as the release of new iPhone models every year became commonplace. Unlike its predecessors, the iPhone 6 came with a bigger display screen with sharper contrast and more vivid colors. The iPhone 6 plus was even bigger than the regular model, and thus it was slightly heavier.
This phone is right for you if:
- You are on a budget but still want to purchase a reasonably-screened iPhone.
- You don’t care about Apple’s latest thrills.
iPhone 5 and below
The earlier models of iPhones still offer some great features. The major downfall of this generation of iPhones is that they are prone to slow down over time. These models are probably not worth buying since, as expected, they are implemented with less advanced technology. But if you are simply looking to join the iPhone team but lack the finances to purchase a more recent model, then you can consider getting yourself an earlier model.
The bottom line, each generation offers something unique that is worth considering. Indeed, the more recently released versions are more technically advanced. But that doesn’t mean they are necessarily perfect for you. Therefore, if you wish to purchase a quality smartphone, don’t jump on the latest release automatically. Instead, sit down and do your research, considering the aspects you value most from a phone. In the end, you might find a previous generation model that offers you the value of an iPhone without having to break your bank.
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Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor was never really keen on exploring horror comedy but the story of 'Bhoot Police' pushed him to try his hand at the genre. The actor said, "It's not a genre that I was looking for, script-wise. When I heard it, when I read it, what worked for me was the camaraderie between the brothers, the friction and the banter between them. So I quite liked the friction, the brotherhood and at the same time the love-hate relationship and the witty tone."
The film is set for its world TV premiere on Star Gold.Unsplash
He further said, "There was a certain canvas and a certain color created in the script itself, so my decision to say yes to the film came from the director's vision, and thankfully it came at a point where I knew the passion Saif had, also because everybody knew in the industry he is so bullish on the script." On his camaraderie with Arjun in the film, Saif mentioned, "Arjun and I have a relationship off-camera too; he is a family friend and we have known each other for ages! On camera, we don't take each other for granted and bring out the best we can. We had a good time working together and that shows in the movie."
The film is set for its world TV premiere on Star Gold, sharing his excitement for the premiere, Arjun said, "I cannot wait for the audiences to enjoy the World TV Premiere of our movie, 'Bhoot Police' on 23 January, Sunday at 8 PM on Star Gold." The 'Ishaqzaade' actor added, "'Bhoot Police' is an ideal family watch. Usually, horror-comedies are not children-friendly. But Bhoot Police is the kind of film the whole family can watch together over dinner. It is not often that you get a film that is mildly frightening and can be watched with the whole family. The kids will definitely enjoy watching the movie with their family!"
The actor said, "It's not a genre that I was looking for, script-wise."Unsplash
Speaking about her role in 'Bhoot Police', Yami Gautam said, "The character Maya that I play in 'Bhoot Police' was physically challenging. We had to shoot under tough weather conditions because the cold was bitter. There were a lot of outdoor sequences and keeping the light and weather in mind, we had to pack a lot within a day, every day." She continued, "Whenever I am in Himachal, I feel a sense of belonging; when I see the sunrise, those snow-capped mountains despite long tiring night shoots. It is my birthplace and shall always have a special place in my heart." (IANS/SP)
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Are you still doing things the incorrect way when it comes to working out? Whether you realise it or not, the correct sports bra or leggings can help you achieve your fitness objectives faster or perhaps exceed them. This is something that a high-performance athlete sincerely believes in. Because it's critical to choose clothing that suits your needs in order to achieve the desired result.
This is the era of flexible work schedules and rapid acceptance of a healthy way of living. Everyone is becoming more aware of the importance of keeping good mental and physical fitness, and the sportswear business is now helping to make their lives easier. When you feel good about yourself while working out, it motivates you to go above and beyond. Fitness aficionados today not only exercise at home, but also go to the gym or participate in sports on a regular basis. Comfortable, performance-oriented clothing underpinned by the latest advancements has become a need.
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Consumers nowadays seek out sports equipment, wearables, and accessories that will keep them ahead of the game and provide them with the feeling of a high-performance athlete. Adaptable gear like leggings, sweatpants, and activewear have fast become integral components of everyone's professional wardrobes as business is conducted in a hybrid arrangement, i.e. both from home and from the workplace.
Clothing must develop to assist clients effortlessly move throughout their day as fitness evolves and becomes more accessible. Apparel with cleverly designed pockets, mesh ventilation in crucial areas, binding apparel for no-ride-up yoga sessions, and other types of enclosures and supports to assist you work out without discomfort are all becoming more common. These garments have been tried and tested by thousands of customers, who have liked and used them. It has now become a way of life for them. For runners and gym goers all over the world, products like shorts with phone pockets have become standard.
Comfort is style, independence.Unsplash
Comfort is confidence
Comfort is style, independence, and the self-assurance we project, all of which contribute to our ability to grow and adapt. The most basic requirements a buyer looks for when investing in comfortable clothing and athleisure are maneuverability, fit, and fabric quality. Varied people have different definitions of comfort. While some high-intensity users prefer lighter, thinner, and faster drying materials so that they may exercise without smelling or sweating, others prefer non-clingy, heavier fabrics that give them the courage to exercise without fear of being seen. Stretch has also become a must in sportswear to ensure that users are not restricted in their movements. Our full stretch dry fit pants, stretch daily shorts, and high stretch power leggings are among the most popular.
Activewear - All day wear
Times and lifestyles have evolved since the pandemic, and this hybrid environment need adaptable attire. Dry-fit cotton or cotton-like clothes with good stretch, a casual look but a very functional appeal has become the norm in recent years. Leggings have evolved into an all-day, all-time wear for women, and goods like our leggings with phone pockets have been a big popular with active-wear clients. Similarly, for men, stretch daily pants and cotton joggers with basic yet elegant designs, as well as a comfortable form and utilitarian appeal, have become commonplace.
Stretch daily shorts, and high stretch power leggings are among the most popular.Unsplash
In this new period, times have changed, requirements have changed, and the entire community's perspective has altered. The acceptability and demand for clothes that fits in all life situations and makes you feel confident while wearing it will result in a worldwide and domestic market revolution. The activity and sportswear market is on the verge of a revolution, and firms that understand client needs and provide gear that meets them will thrive. Some firms are already concentrating on tackling this issue and bringing about a true market revolution. As a result, people now have the option of purchasing apparel that effortlessly fits with their lifestyle and provides not only exceptional performance but also excellent comfort during their busy hobbies. (IANS/SP)
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A laptop has evolved from being a luxury item to becoming an essential utility in today's world. Laptops make it easier for professionals to work on the go as more and more of our work shifts online. Whether you're attending a conference or travelling to another location, a laptop allows you to bring your work with you.
Advantages of Gaming laptops:
Gaming laptops are ideal for work since they offer efficient technology that allows them to handle demanding office activities without slowdowns. A gaming laptop's primary benefit is its hardware, including a strong CPU and graphics card. These two factors can significantly boost non-gaming activities. A fast CPU will increase the performance of every activity. In short, gaming laptops are built to be speedy.
A gaming laptop's primary benefit is its hardware, including a strong CPU and graphics card. | Unsplash
Disadvantages of Gaming Laptops:
Gaming laptops are much costlier than regular laptops and usually big and heavy as the hardware used in such laptops is bulkier. Hence, more heat gets generated, which needs proper ventilation to cool down. They consume a lot of power, and therefore their battery life is poor, and you would need to connect a charger almost all the time to use your laptop.
Are gaming laptops good for work/ school?
Depending on the type of work you conduct, the answer will vary. A gaming laptop may not be necessary for standard Microsoft Office tasks such as creating Powerpoint presentations, writing documents in Microsoft Word, and using Excel. Almost any standard laptop is capable of running such apps without any issue. On the other hand, a gaming laptop may be a suitable choice if your job requires you to perform graphics-intensive jobs such as video editing, Photoshop, graphic design, or animation.
Although a gaming laptop might be handy at work, there are certain disadvantages to using one. | Unsplash
Although a gaming laptop might be handy at work, there are certain disadvantages to using one. The most significant drawback is that you probably don't want to take the chance of damaging your pricey gaming laptop. While at work, you'll have to pack and unpack your laptop several times, and there's always the possibility that you'll drop it or accidentally spill something on it. I would not recommend a gaming laptop for school use. I'd be content with a less expensive option, such as a laptop that lacks a dedicated graphics card but has a powerful enough CPU for research. The reason for this is that if your gaming laptop fails, you will not be forced to spend hundreds of dollars on a replacement.
Another key consideration is that gaming laptops are typically large and bulky, making them inconvenient to carry about on a daily basis. Ordinary laptops, which are smaller, lighter, and have a longer battery life than gaming laptops, are more convenient.
The majority of gaming laptops are large and hefty, and you'll likely get tired of lugging them after a few days of use. | Unsplash
Overall, gaming laptops are a little excessive for work or school. The majority of gaming laptops are large and hefty, and you'll likely get tired of lugging them after a few days of use. Consider compact laptops that can be readily transported in a bag so that you can quickly pull them out anytime you need to, without worrying about connecting a charger continuously while using or running out of battery.
For those who have the financial means, aren't concerned about weight, and believe that the additional power supplied by gaming laptops would be beneficial to their profession and education, a gaming laptop can be considered.
For those who have the financial means a gaming laptop can be considered. | Unsplash
Which gaming laptop is best for gaming and work?
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15, Acer Aspire 5, Razer Blade 14, Dell G5 15 and MSI GS66 Sleath are good gaming laptops that are well suited for work.
Can a gaming laptop be used for office work?
In demanding office work like graphic designing or editing and developing, gaming laptops are a fantastic choice, but if the convenience of carrying and battery life is important to you, opt for a mid-range laptop.
Are gaming laptops suitable for everyday use?
It depends on your use. If you solely game on your laptop, a gaming laptop is ideal for everyday use.
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