Hi. I have never had an iPhone but I like the idea of a unified platform. Lately it seems Android phones are all over the place in terms of apps and their compatibility between manufacturers. So here it is. I can get a brand new iPhone X for $699 or a brand new iPhone XR for $749. I also have the option of getting an Amazon.com renewed iPhone 8 Plus for $489 with tax and shipping. I'm not as concerned about super duper cameras as I am performance. I will mainly be using it for apps and perhaps a few games. Some say the A10 is vastly superior to the A9. Some say there is not that much difference. I also would like a really nice display. What would you guys recommend to a first timer? Thanks!