At our cellphone store many customers ask for buy unlocked phones. We usually sell a number of phones at any given time but unlocked phones are always in demand. It’s not a problem if the phone is locked to a specific carrier but it limits the potential customer base. The benefit of unlocked phones is the phone can be used for any carrier and anywhere in the world.
At Phonecrib in Boca Raton, FL we see many customers from different parts of the world. Most of the customers from S. America and the Caribbean are interested in unlocked phones for family. We see a lot of customers looking to buy for relatives in countries that can’t find good reliable devices. We make it a priority to keep as many unlocked phones on hand as we can to meet this need.
The easiest way to purchase an unlocked phone is to buy it from a reliable source. Many phones on the market are locked to a specific carrier, like sprint which you can’t unlock. The major GSM carriers in the US, which is T-Mobile & AT&T can be unlocked for a cost. If you can find a device from Verizon than you’re golden because all of these are unlocked phones. The best way to make sure the phone is unlocked is to try a sim card from a different carrier. If you can make a call using the different sim card that means the phone is unlocked.
Another factor to consider if you buy a phone is to make sure it’s paid off. If you plan on using the device in the US and the original owner never paid it off than it will become blacklisted. This is a different scenario when looking for unlocked phones as many unscrupulous sellers will never tell you it’s not paid off. It takes about ninety days for the carrier to blacklist the phone since the last payment received.
iPhone XR and iPhone XS Which one’s right for you?
The new iPhone X has four different models and sizes to choose from. The iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS
and iPhone Xs Max are all models that use a “button less” home button instead of the traditional round
button. Another feature that is common among all of the new models is the face ID. There are a lot of differences between all of them but the front “selfie” camera is the same on all four.
The iPhone X series all come with a super retina HD display, which is really an OLED display. The iPhone XR still uses the liquid retina HD display, or a LCD and is cheaper than the other three. Screen size is the same for the iPhone X and iPhone XS at 5.8”, the iPhone XR is 6.1” and the iPhone Xs Max is 6.5”.
The actual measurements are in line with the screen size but the depth is different on the XR. OLED displays are thinner than LCD because of the absence of a back light so the iPhone X, iPhone XS, Xs Max
Compare iPhone Xr and other models
Performance is the same for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, Xs Max thanks to an A12 Bionic chip and next gen neural engine. The iPhone X uses an A11 Bionic chip and a regular neural engine. The Xr uses a standard 12MP rear camera, the iPhone X, XS, and Xs Max use a 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera(s). The XR only come with one rear camera, the other three come
All of the specs are the same for cellular and wireless and the security authentication. The battery life for the iPhone X is rated to last two hours longer than the 7, the XR lasts one hour longer than the iPhone 8. The iPhone XS is rated to last a half-hour longer than the iPhone X and the iPhone Xs Max is rated to last one and a half hours longer than the iPhone X.
The iPhone X comes with one nano-SIM card but the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone Xs Max now have a dual SIM
tray that can hold a nano-SIM and an eSIM.
Storage capacity for the iPhone XS and Xs Max are the same, 64GB, 256GB or 512GB. The iPhone X is
either 64GB or 256GB and the XR can do 64GB, 128GB or 256GB.