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how to get imei number on iphone if locked

The most important thing that we need as we do network or carrier unlock on iPhones and any phones or devices for that matter is the IMEI number. Our customers would often ask us “do you know how to get IMEI number on iPhone if locked?”

Knowing your iPhone’s IMEI number is especially helpful if you’re trying to do an apple imei check or imei lookup to identify whether it is usable in your country. Unfortunately, a lot of people sell stolen iPhones on the market for unbelievably cheap prices, but these phones are blacklisted. 

If you’re stuck with a locked iPhone and you need the IMEI, we hope this article helps you figure it out quickly!

How to get IMEI number on iPhone if locked in under 3 minutes

And the answer to this is actually very easy, you can do it in under a minute if you’re quick. 

  1. SIM Tray (from  iPhone 6s to the latest)

The IMEI is on the SIM tray itself for iPhone 6s up to the latest. This includes all the iPhones in their series. Just poke the sim card tray out, remove the SIM card and there you’ll see the IMEI number. 

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2. Back of the device

Apple used to print the IMEI number on the back of each iPhone for the older iPhone models. 

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c 
  • iPhone 5s 
  • iPhone SE (1st generation) 
  • iPhone 6 Plus 
  • iPhone 6 
  • iPad Pro, iPad, iPod Touch
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The oldest models of iPhone have both the IMEI and the serial number printed on the SIM tray.

But what if you don’t have your device? No worries, it’s still possible. 

Not knowing how to get imei number on iphone if locked is a problem on another level if you don’t have the device with you. If it’s unfortunately stolen or misplaced, you still can get the IMEI through these steps:

3. Original packaging

If you still have your iPhone’s original packaging, the IMEI and the serial number are also printed on the barcode. 

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4. Apple ID

  • Sign in to appleid.apple.com/ on your web browser with the Apple ID that you use on your device. 
  • Scroll down to the devices section, and select the device you want to check. 
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Conclusion

We hope that this quick tutorial helped you out! Have you had the same problem before? Do you know another way on how to get IMEI number on iPhone if locked? Let us know in the comments below! 

Unlocking the features of iPhone 12...A serious flaw we found is the intuitiveness of widgets

Is It A Worthy Upgrade?

It has been a year since the release of the iPhone 12 and it came with not only one, but three other models in the same year shortly after its release. Although the iPhone 12 is not the best phone compared to specs, design, and features in the series, it has garnered the most sales. 

iPhone 12 is the number 1 best-selling phone not only in North America but also across the globe. It was followed by iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro, which placed in the second and third spot respectively. 

It’s not rare for iPhones to take the top sales yearly, but if you’re planning to upgrade to the iPhone 12, we unlocked the features below. 

iPhone 12 Top-level Overview 

Pros 

  • Available in 6 beautiful, trendy colors 
  • Magsafe compatible 
  • Long battery life 

Cons 

  • Significantly more expensive compared to its direct competitors
  • Small base storage, only 64GB 
  • 60 Hz Display refresh rate not up to date with latest flagship phones 
  • Cameras still need improvement

Design and Build Quality

What you’ll like: 

The beautiful Pantone colors of the iPhone 12 is what makes them an absolute eye candy. You can choose from 6 gorgeous colors: white, blue, purple, black, red, and green. 

One of the things that make the iPhone 12 a gorgeous phone is the flat edges- you’ll remember this with older models such as the iPhone 5s, which makes the phone really easy to grip. Moreover, Apple says they have Ceramic Shield on the 12 series, which means these phones are made to have some sort of ‘shatter protection’ in case you drop them- good thing to have especially if you’re a butterfinger. Downside- it might make it more prone to scratches, but you can always add a screen protector. 

It is a little bit thinner and lighter than its predecessors, but it still feels premium to hold thanks to its aluminum sides.

iPhone 12 features, tech specs

What you won’t like: 

If you’re an Android phone user switching for the first time to an iPhone, you’d probably get disappointed with the amount of money you will spend on it. 

Out of the box, the iPhone 12 comes with zero accessories to go with it except for a single USB C cable, not even a wall charger. Their reason? Everyone already has one and that’s why you only get the cable. 

That sounds like a good reason, but it also significantly cuts the costs of each phone. And if you’re a first-time user as we said, you’ll have to buy a compatible wall charger, which could cost you an extra twenty bucks. 

The lack of chargers is a real bummer because the old wall chargers are only 5 watts based on the abilities of older phone models, which is too slow for the newer iPhone models. So in the end, you’ll still end up buying yourself a new iPhone charger.  

Recently, Samsung made the same move with the Samsung Galaxy S21. They didn’t include a compatible wall charger in the accessories as well. This means if you want to take advantage of their fast-charging features, you’ll be forced to spend more.

On the other hand, the 60Hz refresh rate of the iPhone 12 is significantly much lower than that of the Galaxy S21 which has 120Hz refresh rate. This means that when you scroll or play games on the iPhone 12, it is not as clear and as smooth as the S21. 

If you’re a long-time Android or Samsung phone user, you’ll notice a significant difference when it comes to the display. A lot of Android phones have had either a 90 Hz or 120Hz refresh rate even before 2020. 

Tech Features iPhone 11iPhone 12iPhone 12 Pro
Price$599.99$829.99$999.99
Screen size 6.1” Liquid Retina HD 6.1″ Super Retina XDR display6.1″ Super Retina XDR display
RAM4 GB4GB6GB
Storage Options64/128GB 64/128/256GB128/256/512GB
Processor & OSA13 Bionic ChipA14 Bionic chip, iOS 14A14 Bionic chip, iOS 14
DurabilityIP68 Water ResistanceIP68 Water ResistanceIP68 Water Resistance
Battery size10 hours talk time11 hours talk time11 hours talk time
Camera Dual 12MP Ultra Wide & Wide Cameras w/ Night ModeNight Mode, Deep Fusion, Advanced Dual-Camera System4x Optical Zoom Range, Night Mode, Deep Fusion

These features are based on the T-Mobile website, but we know it’s better to have unlocked iPhones or unlock your iPhone because you will not need to rely on a carrier, and travel with your phone worry-free! 

What’s in the box:

what's in the box? iPhone 12, manual, USB C cable

MagSafe: Charging in a snap!

If you’re not new to the Apple ecosystem, you probably have heard of or used MagSafe before. But for the sake of the others who didn’t, we will explain how it works here. 

Easily put, MagSafe is a magnetically attached puck charger that was previously used for Macs. MagSafe offers 15 Watts wireless charging and is designed to safely and quickly wirelessly charge your device, according to the Apple website. 

The iPhone 12 series is the first set of iPhones to have fast-charging MagSafe compatibility. It snaps onto the back of the iPhone 12 like a magnet on a refrigerator. You may still be able to use MagSafe on older models using Qi wireless charging technology, but they’re a lot slower due to a significant difference in wattages.

On the other hand, MagSafe charging is still significantly lower than a USB C fast charging based on tests done by Macrumors.com. 

Cameras.

The iPhone 12 cameras don’t have a lot of drastic changes, advantages, or new features over the previous iPhones. If you want to see the real camera upgrade, you’ll have to check out iPhone 12 Pro as it is the real deal when it comes to iPhone cameras nowadays. 

The iPhone 12 has two cameras in the back, the same as the camera placement back in 2019, but they can shoot videos in Dolby HDR, one of the best video-shooting standards. It also has a better, much larger ƒ/1.6 aperture which makes photos taken in low-light crisper and better than the other iPhones. 

Good aesthetics but lacks functionality

You’re probably wanting the iPhone 12 because of the amazing Pinterest boards you see about its app customization, but there’s still a serious flaw that you might want to consider: the floating apps on the screen are not interactive. 

What do we mean by this? 

Yes, you’re able to customize the widgets that you want to prioritize or see first, however, you still have to open the app in order for you to be able to use them. A few examples for this would be, (1) you need to start/stop music directly from the Spotify widget, (2) you can’t scroll on your calendar widget, etc.

Is the iPhone 12 worth buying? 

The iPhone 12, being the latest series, definitely has a lot of newer, cooler, better features compared to the iPhone 11. Compared to the other models that came out in this series, the iPhone 12 is not so bad. 

The iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro have the same size, although the Pro has some more serious camera upgrades. The Pro has a third camera in the back, with a price difference of $100+ it is worth considering.

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Apple released 4 flagship phones last year in the same series- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 models are the first ever series to have 5G connectivity from all Apple devices, and it’s the only one that supports the fastest 5G technology available in the world. Whatever extra speed means for you, these are the phones that allow you to experience the fastest 5G networks. 

When it comes to the prices, the iPhone 12 Mini is the most affordable among the four, but for the features, a lot of people are inclined to believe it is the iPhone 12 Pro. 

But is it worth buying? 

iPhone 12 Pro Top-level Overview

Pros 

  • Sturdy, beautiful build 
  • Gorgeous colors in matte finish 
  • Faster chipset
  • Long battery life

Cons 

  • Very expensive 
  • Heavier 
  • Stainless steel sides is fingerprint magnet 
  • No significant upgrades, the camera is so-so

Design and Build Quality 

What you’ll like: 

The iPhone 12 Pro comes with superior, gorgeous metallic colors with matte finish and it has a glossy camera bump. The iPhone 12 has a glossy finish and a matte camera finish on the back. The iPhone 12 Pro and the Pro Max were designed to look like the iPad Pro with flat edges. 

Moreover, the sizes of the phones are not the primary determining factor for the price in this series. 

The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are of the same size as both are 6.1 inches in length, but the price of the Pro is significantly higher. When it comes to comfortable hold, it is the perfect fit for the hand and is not awkward to hold such as the gigantic Pro Max, which is 6.7 inches tall, and the Mini which is 5.4 inches. 

What you won’t like: 

The stainless steel sides give the phone that shiny flagship-only luster, but it does come with downsides. One, it is prone to gathering fingerprints, and second it makes the phone substantially heavier than its predecessors or the ones it came with in this series. 

One would expect that Apple will adapt to the market and upgrade the display in this new series, but unfortunately, there’s no improvement at all from the iPhone 11. The refresh rate is still the same and is definitely inferior to the standard Android high-end phone displays that have a 120Hz refresh rate. If you’re gaming a lot, you will definitely see the significant difference between the iPhone 12 display versus the latest flagship Android phones.

Tech Features iPhone 12iPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max 
Price$829.99$999.99$1099.99
Screen size 6.1″ Super Retina XDR display6.1″ Super Retina XDR display6.7″ Super Retina XDR display
RAM4GB6GB6GB
Storage64/128/256GB128/256/512GB128/256/512GB
Processor & OSA14 Bionic chip, iOS 14A14 Bionic chip, iOS 14A14 Bionic chip, iOS 14
DurabilityIP68 Water ResistanceIP68 Water ResistanceIP68 Water Resistance
Battery size11 Hours talk time11 Hours talk time11 Hours talk time
Camera Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Advanced Dual-Camera System4x Optical Zoom Range, Night Mode, Deep Fusion5x Optical Zoom Range, Night Mode, Deep Fusion
Based on the T-Mobile model.

What’s in the box:

Cameras.

The 12 pro and 12 have the same primary sensor and ultra wide sensor but it has an additional 2x telephoto zoom camera – not Space Zoom which is in android flagships like Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. The iPhone 12 Pro Max on the other hand, offers 4X Optical Zoom, which is also one reason why it’s more expensive. 

The camera zoom captures crisp photos only if there’s enough light source. When the lighting is bad or when you’re taking pictures at night, the phone detects that your main camera can take better pictures than the telephoto zoom camera lens. 

The iPhone 12 Pro has dual optical image stabilization but all the bigger, much more significant camera upgrades are on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

The Pro Max contains Sensor Shift Image Stabilization which means the stabilization is on the sensor and not on the lens itself. This technology has been previously used only in DSLRs, but with iPhone 12 Pro Max has better than ever camera stabilization. 

AR 

Augmented Reality in the iPhone 12 models are definitely more immersive and accurate compared to their predecessors because they have LiDar scanners. These scanners also help you measure the height of anything, even people, accurately. 

The LiDar camera can also be used for AR games and also helps with camera enhancements, which made Night Mode possible in this series. 

Should you buy the iPhone 12 Pro? 

The iPhone 12 Pro is a great phone overall, but if you’re willing to spend $100 more, you can have the Pro Max, which is undeniably the best in this series. Although, the large size of the Pro Max would make you think it is going to be a bit challenging to hold, it can be a good phablet, and who knows, the future Apple OS might allow multi-tasking and with its big screen, you will not need to upgrade. 

Between iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro, there’s not much of a difference. The display, design, notch, haptics, except for the slight camera features are very much the same for these two devices. Their price difference is $170- and we think a slight compromise in the camera also makes the iPhone 12 a good buy in this series. 

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Unlock your iPhone in seconds with our 2-step unlock process! 

If your iPhone is ineligible for our regular iPhone Factory Unlock or if you want a quick fix that can unlock your iPhone real time, the iPhone Unlock Sim Card is the best alternative that we offer. Through the UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim card, you no longer have to ask your carrier to unlock your phone or go through the complicated process of iPhone Factory UnlockOur sim card works on ALL iPhones, notwithstanding the original carrier and the model of your iPhone.

Note: There are two different kinds of sim cards that support each set of iPhones.
One for the new generation iPhone Xs: Xs Max and Xr, and one for older iPhone models.

How To Use The iPhone Unlock Sim Card: 2 Steps

1. Stack the UnlockBase iPhone Unlock sim card to your new carrier’s sim card.

Attach the UnlockBase iPhone unlock sim card to the sim card you want to use.  For example, if you want to use a Rogers sim card to an iPhone that’s locked to AT&T, you don’t need to keep the AT&T sim card anymore.  Make sure you align and stack the iPhone Unlock sim card and the Rogers sim card firmly on the sim tray before you insert it back to your iPhone.

2. Wait for your iPhone to recognize the unlock process.

After inserting the sim card, wait 30 seconds to 1 minute. You will be prompted with “Sim Card Not Supported” [which means your iPhone is still locked] or another similar error message but you just need to exit out of it.  It will take a little time for your iPhone to recognize or process the unlock, but within the specified waiting time frame you will see signal bars come in and your iPhone is successfully unlocked.

How To Use The iPhone Unlock Sim Card

3. If the phone still shows “SIM Not Valid” change the ICCID of your device

To to that, simply go to Emergency Call mode and input the code *5005*7672*88#  if nothing happens, try instead one of these codes: *5005*7672*00# or *5005*7672*0# or *5005*7672*5858# or *5005*7672*99#.

Then you will be able to edit the ICCID of the iPhone Unlock Sim,
Please use this ICCID: 89014104270225985430 and click send,
Restart your phone and that’s it!

iPhone Unlock Sim Card: Things You Need To Know

1. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim is not a permanent Unlock solution

However, it comes handy when you’re looking for a convenient and fast way to unlock your iPhone.

2. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim has to stay inside your iPhone to ensure it stays unlocked.

In the event that you use another carrier because you’re traveling in multiple countries or just want to try another carrier, you may have to repeat the unlocking process mentioned above.

You have to keep the iPhone Unlock Sim card stacked with the carrier sim card for it to stay unlocked. 

3. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim works with any iPhones.

It works with any iPhone regardless of your carrier and model. It’s very convenient to use for when you’re traveling to another country and you want to save on roaming fees, or you simply just want to get out of your current carrier. 

4. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim will not jailbreak your iPhone.

Our sim card does not require you to install any software that can potentially harm your iPhone’s operating system. It will save you from all the technicalities that usually comes with the Factory unlock process. It’s safe, easy, and convenient to use.

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We have 24/7 support available in various channels always willing to help you with your concerns.

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Finally, you can now unlock your iPhone without going through so many technical steps! UnlockBase now offers the iPhone Unlock Sim, a product that uses a sim card to unlock your iPhone from your carrier. Simply insert the special UnlockBase sim card and enter the correct ICCID code that comes with it. No rooting, no software to install, no erasing anything, and no voided warranty.

Get your phone unlocked in under 10 minutes without even sweating it!

Take note, your iPhone may lock itself again with your carrier if you do a factory reset/hard reset or an iOS update on your device. But the good news is, you can use just ONE sim card to unlock your other iPhones!

You can unlock as many iPhones as you want with just one sim! No need to pay for an unlocking fee for each of your devices, just imagine how much you and your family and friends could save!

How To Use The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim?

The process is simple and straightforward. All you need are 3 things: (1) iPhone Unlock Sim from UnlockBase, (2) your iPhone, and the (3) sim card tray ejector pin.

  • On your iPhone, disable the mobile data.
  • Remove sim card from the carrier.  Pop the sim card tray using a pin and remove your carrier sim card.
  • Insert UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim.
  • Turn iPhone on.  
  • You will be prompted with “Sim Card Not Supported”, exit out of that screen and,
  • Go to Settings > General > About and copy the ICCID (simply long press and tap ‘Copy’). It is also written on the card but to make things easier, just long press and copy the ICCID on your phone.
  • Do an emergency call and then dial *5005*7672*00#
  • When prompted for ‘ICCID code’ enter the code.
  • Click Send. You will see ‘Done’ on your screen.Your phone is now unlocked!
  • Please restart your iPhone to refresh the settings.
  • Remove UnlockBase sim card and insert the sim card you want from another carrier.  

What to do if the phone is not unlocked:

  • Restart your iPhone to let it refresh.
  • We recommend that you reset the network settings. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • If you made mistakes during the process you can start over by inserting a different sim card.

Why use UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim?

  • It’s easy, safe to use, and convenient. No rooting, no complicated unlock software to use, and won’t void your iPhone’s warranty.
  • It’s straightforward. Simply pop the sim card in, enter the ICCID code and you’re done!
  • It works with all iOS versions. It works work on any iOS Device till v12.1.4 as of 21st March 2019. Can it unlock an iPhone 4s? YES!
  • It works with any carrier. It’s compatible with any iPhone from carriers across the USA, Europe, Canada, and everywhere in the world.
  • It doesn’t damage your sim tray. Unlike other unlock sim cards which have to stick to your carrier sim card for it to work (meaning you’ll have to stack the 2 sim cards), there’s no need for the iPhone Unlock sim card to stay inside your phone. You can remove the iPhone unlock sim card once you’re done and replace it with any carrier sim card you want to use anywhere you are in the globe.
  • It is reusable. You can use the same sim card to unlock other iPhones, meaning you can unlock an unlimited number of iPhones with just one sim card!
  • It’s legal and doesn’t put your data at risk. The unlock process is legal and won’t wipe your iPhone’s existing data. No need to back up your files or create a new Apple ID.
  • We ship your sim card fast. We ship from California and it’ll arrive at your doorsteps in 2 to 5 days anywhere in the US!

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Waited too long to own a new iPhone but don’t want to play the cards wrong? Torn between the three newly released iPhones?

Well, your waiting is not in vain. Apple brings out its latest flagship phone, the iPhone Xr with its Liquid Retina HD screen display, a first in all iPhones.

After launching iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, Apple releases iPhone Xr later in the same month. Many believe it to be the upgraded version of iPhone 8 plus, but they can’t be blamed, the features are almost the same. At least, there’s a visible improvement.

It stands 6.1 inches tall, with an IPS LCD display screen. It ’s dual sim, has a 3 GB RAM, 3 internal storage options (64 GB, 128 GB & 256 GB), and 6 choices of colors.

There’s nothing controversial or life-changing about the iPhone Xr’s camera, but just like the rest of the latest iPhones, its TrueDepth feature will surely satisfy your need for taking simple yet memorable photos.

You can get it at T-mobile for $0.00 down at $20.84/mo (36x mo). You can buy it unlocked starting at $749.99.

Related: Want to unlock your iPhone and use it with another carrier? Here’s how!

iPhone Xr’s Build and Design

The hardware parts of iPhone Xr is made of surgical steel glass and aerospace-grade aluminum. It has earned a rating of IP67; it is splash, water, and dust resistant.

This look is completed by a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating in 6 color finishing choices—black, white, red, yellow, blue, and coral.

The caveat is that it is not pressure sensitive. You can’t customize the sensitivity that you can use in pressing the screen of your smartphone, too bad.

iPhone Xr is supported by an A12 bionic chipset with a hexa-core processor; the latest technology Apple has to power their iPhones. It is remarkably faster than the older iPhone models.

It is supported by a 3GB RAM, which is good, but it’s going to get problematic if you use a lot of heavy apps at the same time. Its new features like TrueDepth, Location assistance, etc would eat up a lot of the phone’s memory capacity and this can slow down the iPhone Xr’s response time and performance.

iPhone Xr surprised many iPhone users because of its switch from Super Retina to Liquid Retina HD display; which means we’re back to good old IPS LCD from OLED.

We liked the fact that iPhone Xs and Xs Max have an OLED screen and it’s such a let down to know that iPhone Xr’s screen technology is IPS LCD. This meant not having brighter images and deep blacks that OLED can offer.

On the other hand, liquid Retina filled the screen of iPhone Xr edge-to-edge, but it still has that iconic notch at the top similar to iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

It also offered a natural, wider color variation in a 326-pixel density.

In terms of cameras, iPhone Xr has a 7MP(front) and 12MP(rear). Not bad, but nothing compared to other Android flagship phones.

The TrueDepth Camera feature gives a much better bokeh effect, depth control, and portrait lighting than the previous iPhones.

Related: Don’t know which carrier your iPhone is from? Run a GSX Check!

iPhone Xr vs. iPhone Xs Max vs. iPhone 8 plus

The table below shows the notable specs between the previous releases of iPhone compared to their latest.

iPhone Xr iPhone Xs Max iPhone 8 plus
Display size 6.1 inches 6.5 inches 5.5 inches
Dimension 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm) 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm) 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
Weight 6.84 oz (194 g) 7.34 oz (208 g) 7.13 oz (202 g)
Materials Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Glass; Accents: Stainless steel Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Resolution 828 x 1792 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 326 ppi 458 ppi 401 ppi
Technology IPS LCD OLED IPS LCD
Camera 7mp(front), 12mp(rear) 7mp(front), 12mp(rear) 7mp(front), 12mp(rear)
RAM 3GB 4GB 3GB
Internal Storage 256 GB 512 GB 256 GB
System Chip
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Biometrics Face ID Face ID Fingerprints
GPU 4 core 4 core 3 core
Battery Capacity 2942 mAh 3179 mAh 2691 mAh

 

iPhone Xr is quoted as the descendant of iPhone 8 plus and really live up to its name. The ‘it -is- iPhone -8 -plus- but- not -really’ vibe is there.

A few upgrades can be seen in this smartphone from a bigger bezel-less display size, system chip, GPU,  and biometrics (from fingerprints to Face ID).

However, if you own an iPhone 8 plus, we don’t think the upgrade is enough to make a switch with your current phone yet.

On the other hand, compared to iPhone Xs and Xs Max; iPhone Xr is inferior in both specs and features. Thus, it was justified by its price, since iPhone Xr is more affordable than iPhone Xs and Xs Max.

Related: Permanent sim unlock for iPhones

Conclusion:

iPhone Xr is graded lower compared to the other two newest release flagships of Apple- iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

However, if you were a fan of iPhone 8 plus but you want the look of iPhone Xs and Xs max,  iPhone Xr is the one for you.

Not having fun with watching movies because of your iPhone’s narrow screen? Thinking of upgrading to phones with bigger and wider screen display?

Then, you should check out iPhone Xs Max! It has a 6.5 inches display, and it’s the biggest smartphone released by Apple, so far. It is crafted with Stainless Steel and Glass that are also available in three different colors—gold, space grey, and silver. The iPhone Xs Max is powered by OLED Super Retina Screen panels which turn up HDR with a sharper display, accurate colors, and notable brightness and contrast.

You’d be shocked to see that the photographs look so natural and subtle in your eyes through their enhanced True Tone feature.

In addition, it has the biggest internal storage so far, with 512 GB; breaking the records of all Apple’s smartphones. However, all good things come at a price, and the iPhone XS Max is no different. Also, we don’t find the price of 64 GB and 256 GB internal storage to be practical. The thought is, Android phones have long had internal storage as big as that and the slight difference in screen size did not do justice to its price.

On the other hand, it has pretty much ticked off every flagship basic: almost bezel-less screen, high pixel density, good front and rear camera with Depth Control, Faster Wireless Charging, and a 4GB RAM.

Lost which carrier your iPhone is from? Here’s how to find out!

iPhone Xs Max Build and Design

After the iPhone X was recalled, Apple came back this year with its new smartphones, iPhone Xs Max (6.5″) together with its smaller brother, iPhone Xs (5.8”).

The frame of the new iPhone Xs Max is made mostly with stainless steel, and a Corning Gorilla scratch- free glass; a 180-degree turn from iPhone 8s Plus’ Aluminum glass. Moreover, it is now splash, dust, and water resistant. Good job Apple for catching up.

And through its Oleophobic coating, the screens are fingerprint-free. Can you believe that?

The iPhone 8 Plus’ A11 Bionic Chipset was completely overthrown by A12 Bionic Chipset when it comes to speed and performance. And the later first appeared in iPhone XS, iPhone XS MAX, and iPhone XR, which also operates in a hexa-core CPU for a faster and more battery efficient system.

Performance-wise, having a 4GB RAM is not too impressing at all when compared to other Android phones that aced the contest in RAM into 8GB.

But it’s dual sim feature caters both nano and e-sims, besting other Android phones.

If you’re a selfie addict, you’re gonna like how the iPhone Xs Max offers 12 megapixels rear camera and 7 megapixels front camera.

We are amazed by the captured pictures that looked like it’d pop out of the screen because of the improvement in the TrueDepth dual camera system. It made possible smart adjustments in your selfies’ depth.

The bokeh or background blur really brought life out of the picture.

The FACE ID in iPhone XS MAX also has better algorithms that perform faster and safer.

Thinking of Unlocking Your iPhone Xs Max. Read this first!

Honestly, the specs between Xs and Xs Max doesn’t differ much.  However,  if you like to have a wider view in your phone, and you think it’s within your budget, then, by all means, go for the iPhone Xs Max.

iPhone XS MAX vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Huawei Mate 20

These are the specs of iPhone XS MAX versus two other newly-released Android flagship Phones.

iPhone Xs Max LG V40 ThinQ Huawei Mate 20
Display 6.5’’ 6.4” 6.5”
Resolution 1242 x 2688 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels 1080 x 2244 pixels
Features HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera Rear: 12 megapixels

Front: 7 megapixels

12 megapixels

Front: 7 megapixels

12 megapixels

Front: 24 megapixels

Dimensions 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm) 6.25 x 2.98 x 0.3 inches (158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm) 6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 inches (158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm)
Colors Gold, Silver, Space Grey Black, Silver, Blue, Red Black, Gold, Green, Blue

Those phones has its pro’s and con’s, but which is better is up to your interest.

Unlocking iPhone Xs Max: So, does size really matter?

The iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xs don’t have that much difference at all when it comes to performance and the camera system. For a slightly bigger screen, there’s a $100 difference, and for us, that might not be the wisest choice. Bigger doesn’t always mean better all the time.

Be first! Unlock your iPhone XS Max for a better experience! Click here.

Having trouble capturing the real and everything about you in the lens of your current phone? Then you should try the iPhone Xs. It is packed with an A12 Bionic Chipset processor, 12 megapixels rear camera, and 7 megapixels front camera. The new upgrades include live wallpapers, faster wireless charging, a 4GB RAM, and a Gigabit- Class LTE. This and its amazing dual- camera system with Depth Control is perfect for taking both professional and simple selfies.

These are just some of the many features you can enjoy in this new smartphone from Apple. It is crusted with a perfect shade of gold and similarly available in silver and space grey colors.  It was released last September together with the iPhone XS Max.

You can get it locked from the T-Mobile network. If you go the financed route, you can get it with $0 down at $27.78 per month (36 mos.). You can also buy it outright at $999.

Want to Unlock Your iPhone XS? Here’s How.

iPhone XS Smart Camera System

iPhone XS’ camera is an improved version from iPhone X. It has a TrueDepth camera system that supports Face ID. The Face ID security feature is a convenient alternative to the Touch ID, to easily access your email, health, and banking apps.

The iPhone XS’ camera has even more sophisticated bokeh effect, or a background blur, for spectacular focused photographs. The All- New Depth Control feature allows you to adjust the depth of field after you capture the picture.

If you have a passion in making videos or taking photos, the iPhone XS has an HDR feature, that makes the footage clearer and more detailed. It can provide an advanced level of contrast between light and dark images on the screen to create a much realistic image perfect for selfie addicts and model wannabes.

Moreover, it has True tone, a six- channel light sensor subtly adjust the white balance or the brightness on-screen to counterpart the color temperature of the light around you. So, the displayed image looks as natural as on printed page and calmer in your eyes.

iPhone XS’ Build and Design

The smartphone has an edge-to-edge screen that is almost bezel-less, standing 5.8 in tall (diagonal). It has a Super Retina OLED Screen Display with capabilities of adjusting in different lighting conditions.

The screen is definitely bigger than its predecessors, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

This is the sharpest displays we’ve seen so far, with highest pixel density compared to the most iPhone and Android phones. Its frame is mainly made of stainless steel with scratch-free glass protector.

It is splash, dust, and water resistant.

Thank to its Oleophobic materials, you can keep the fingerprints spots off in its glass touchpane.

The Internal storage of iPhone Xs came in three sets—64 GB, 256, GB and 512 GB. For the first time in Apple history, it reached the bracket of 512 GB for internal phone storage. As for RAM, iPhone XS have 4GB that totally topped last year’s released with 3GB RAM such as iPhone X and 8 plus.

The iPhone XS has a wider stereo sound, which means you can better and louder audio experience. Our inner divas and closeted dancing machine like moves will be justly satiated by this.

What I like about all the features of this Smartphone is the upgrade in Apple Pay Services that allows you to pay in stores without using your physical cards, much safer and faster. Very convenient.

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iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone XS Max

 

We know that the iPhone XS could be easily overshadowed by the iPhone XS Max, but it’s not such a huge difference. The latter has a slightly-better processor, a slightly-bigger battery life and slightly-sharper camera.

Be cool! Unlock your iPhone XS for a better experience! Click here.

And we think that the iPhone XS is more reasonably priced than the iPhone XS Max. In terms of weight, the iPhone XS is 1.10 ounces much lighter than iPhone XS. According to Apple, the A12 Bionic Chipset is fifteen percent (15%) faster than A11 Bionic Chipset that powered the iPhone X last year.

  iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XS iPhone X Max
Display 5.5’’ diagonally 5.8’’ diagonally 6.5’’ diagonally
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
Pixel Density 401 ppi 459 ppi 451 ppi
Dimensions 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm) 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm) 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
Weight 7.13 oz (202 g) 6.24 oz (177 g) 7.34 oz (208 g)
Materials Aluminum Glass Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Biometrics Fingerprints Facial Recognition Facial Recognition
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Color Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Red Gold, Space Grey, Silver Gold, Space Grey, Silver

The iPhone XS and X Max are worth upgrading to if you are owning older models like iPhone 7, iPhone 8 iPhone 8 plus. The iPhone XS’s price starts at $999 for a 64GB model, $1,149 for 256 GB and $1, 349 for 512 GB.

So, is it worth it to upgrade to the iPhone XS? It does feature slightly improved features than iPhone X but it might not be worth the upgrade. It all depends on your personal preferences, but you might also want to check out the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone Xr.

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : COVER

What makes iPhone X a critical buy during the holidays?

  1. It is the smartphone of the future considering its futuristic design and overall specs.
  2. It stepped up its game in mobile photography with DSLR-like and face mapping solutions.
  3. It is limited in stocks so buyers may consume everything the moment it’s released.

 

 

If you are planning to just upgrade and unlock your iPhone 4S to at least see something new from your device, don’t. In the first place, smartphones are a great investment, a quality device, that is. Hence, despite the price, if you need that much of a phone then you must invest in one. Perhaps, Apple’s anniversary phone, the iPhone X?

Apple has unlocked iPhone X’s extravagant specs earlier this year, and truth be told, it has sent the world abuzz. Well, no wonder! Apple’s known for its quality devices and high technology solutions. Thus, people are anticipating its first official release on November 3. However, if you were to buy the iPhone X, remember not to buy it during the holidays. Why? Here are some of the reasons we’ve observed:

 

 

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : It Is the smartphone of the future, admit it

It’s the smartphone of the future, admit it.

Have you seen iPhone X’s design? It’s superb and something to look out for. No, we’re not hyping it up. The iPhone X itself can attest to the fact that its overall design and build is a total upgrade from its predecessors.

Let’s start with its bezel-less panel. Indeed, many are looking forward to iPhone X being a full screen, no buttons needed. Today, as the said device was already introduced to the public, many were captured by its beauty. No bezels meant a full viewing panel and gaming platform!

Moving on, no bezels and home buttons meant: no touch ID. In the iPhone X, Apple seems to experiment with a technology without the power of fingerprints, rather a person’s face through their face ID facial recognition system. Whether this is a wise move or not, only time could tell. However, what’s great about it is that we are moving further into the future of technology – something iPhone X can let people feel in the present time.

Lastly, it’s the era of OLED – a better way to view things through your mobile phone!

 

 

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : Mobile photography has never been this good

Mobile photography has never been this good.

We can’t deny it, but mobile photography via Apple products is just surreal. The lens it uses from the previous products alone was already of high-quality, what more now that it upgraded to the dual lens trend. Let’s break down the details.

 

  • A 12MP telephoto camera used for 2x optical zoom. While the telephoto camera was already integrated into the iPhone 8 Plus, the said version in the iPhone X is notably Plus, it features optical image stabilization (OIS) that reduces blurred snaps caused by wobbly hand-induced camera shake.

 

  • A 7MP selfie camera with Face ID technology. With the recent popularity of iPhone 8 Plus’ Portrait Mode (snaps only available on the rear camera), it can be expected that the iPhone X will level this up with its integration of facial recognition technology by moving this in the selfie department. Isn’t it great?

 

  • Integration of Apple’s exclusively designed image signal processor (ISP). Apple has been making progress in the technologies it uses in its products. One of which is its self-designed ISP, which increases speed and efficiency of pixel processing, low-light autofocus, and noise reduction. Thus, addressing most of the common concerns of mobile photographers in camera specs.

 

 

 

Why it May Be Critical to Buy an iPhone X During the Holidays : Its so limited in stocks

It’s so limited in stocks!

Aside from the high technology solutions that Apple has integrated with its newest super flagship mobile unit, here comes the saddening truth: its limited supply.

It may be common for all iPhones to be limited in stocks upon its first release in the market. However, it seemed that the iPhone X unlocks a new level into the ‘the least number of supply’ in iPhone releases. As explained in Notebook Check’s website, the problem may be due to the difficulty in the supply of Face ID and OLED production. Well, seems valid.

 

Key Takeaway

There you go! It is undeniable why Apple fans are itching to buy its anniversary phone. It’s the epitome of future on mobiles with the high-tech solutions integrated into the unit, plus the brand’s already proven and tested for quality products. Hence, also why it is critical to purchase the new Apple flagship.

You can always try to purchase one on its official release on November 3 or onwards. You will surely get one if you must, right?

5 Ideal Apps for Your Next Travel Abroad

 

What apps are best when traveling abroad?

  1. A travel platform like Klook for the perfect destinations and activities.
  2. A travel planner like Google Trips for an organized itinerary.
  3. A hotel booking app like Hotels.com for the best hotel deals.
  4. A flight booking app like Hopper for the best plane ticket deals.
  5. An accurate international weather forecast app like Accuweather.

 

The “unlock my phone tip is the most important advice you will need when traveling abroad. Mainly because it makes communicating with your loved ones easier and cheaper. However, if you are done with that and is still having trouble getting your way through different places as you travel abroad, there may be essential smartphone apps that you have been missing for a while now.

Truth be told that there’s a lot of travel apps that you can find in the app store. However, the plethora of options can be tricky for actual use. Hence, here are 5 ideal apps that are useful and proven effective in making the best out of your next travel abroad.

 

1. Klook

Ideal App for Your Next Travel Abroad - Klook

Klook is a growing travel platform that offers travelers the best deals, activities, and attractions that one can book in the simplest way possible. You just need to type in the place in their website’s search bar – whether that’s Hong Kong, Singapore, or South Korea – and they will immediately turn you over into a page full of all suggestions on how you can enjoy the trip wherever you plan to go. Aside from that, they also have a sidebar which lets you browse base on categories that include the following:

  • Attractions and shows
  • Tours and sightseeing
  • Activities and experiences
  • Food and wellness
  • Transport services
  • Wi-Fi connection

These categories are also divided into more specific activities so it isn’t hard to get the right deals.

What more should you look for? With Klook, you will never waste a single penny on your next travel abroad!

 

2. Google Trips

Ideal App for Your Next Travel Abroad - Google Trips

If you are a fan of Google products, you will definitely love their travel app named Google Trips. With its aim to create a to-go itinerary for its users that effectively helps them to plan less and see more of their dream destinations, there’s nothing to worry about traveling anymore. You can freely organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations in one place, research the place you are traveling to, and even get free personalized recommendations based on your Google search history. Who would’ve thought traveling could be this easy?

No worries! You don’t need Wi-Fi or data to access your itinerary and your maps. You can download them all to your phone and access them offline. Need we say more?

 

3. Hotels.com

 

Ideal App for Your Next Travel Abroad - Hotels.Com

Hotels.com is one of the most convenient hotel booking app at the app store. It offers users great hotel deals plus all the information you need to book. More so, whether you are using your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you can easily access the app and site to get the best deals for your next big travel abroad. Furthermore, it also has customer-focus features such as Secret Prices that allows you to get the best, budget-wise hotel deals of all time and Hotels.com Rewards which offers free nights on particular conditions! Who wouldn’t want that?

 

4.Hopper

Ideal App for Your Next Travel Abroad - Hopper

 

Hopper is a flight booking app that offers great deals. It guides its customers on when is the best time to buy plane tickets. No regrets, you will definitely score the best deals yet for your next travel destination.

 

5. Accuweather

Ideal App for Your Next Travel Abroad - Accuweather

 

The weather is a significant consideration when traveling, as it can either make or break your travel itinerary. With Accuweather by your side, you will never go wrong with your plans. It gives the most up-to-date weather forecasts – from long-term to at-the-moment type of forecasts on your exact address. A great way to find out whether to bring an umbrella or a sunblock cream, right?

 

Key Takeaway

Going to a place that’s not familiar to you can be tricky. Though it may be an exciting adventure, hence, it could also be a recipe for a disaster waiting to happen without the right tools. With these apps, you will be able to plan better, organize your destinations, and even get the best deals to further maximize your budget. After all, who wouldn’t want something great for a lesser cost?

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