Review of the iPhone 8 Plus

"Critique de l'iPhone 8 Plus"
French C1 writing exercise

Christine reviews the disappointing new iPhone 8 Plus.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "in terms of", "to make [something] [something]", "performing", "a smartphone", "computing power", "nothing to write home about", "impeccable finish (look)", "to compensate for", "outdated", "to be supplanted by", "a price tag", "to be better off [doing]".

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We didn't expect much from it in terms of innovation, and the iPhone 8 Plus didn't surprise us. Although its technical evolutions make it one of best performing smartphones on the market, whether it be in terms of computing power or screen quality, unfortunately, from a design point of view, it's nothing to write home about. Indeed, its impeccable finish doesn't compensate for its outdated style. The only thing that might justify its outrageous price is to consider that it's the best iOS smartphone to this day - if you ignore Android products of course. Unfortunately for it, it will soon be supplanted by the iPhone X which, with its new design, will offer a much better justification for its 1150 euro price tag. If you're going to pay that much for your smartphone, you'd be better off saving a bit longer for the iPhone X.

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