For me, there are nothing interest for small screen, no finger print, no stylus pen and the peak price of budget. However, I hope Apple can design the stylus pen for next generation then I can convince my family to use it as they use galaxy note for a lost 20 years while I used iphone. Let see what happen for the next generation in ending of 2018....
I don't get why people are knocking down the look of it. I've always been an android user, but just the look of the X made me want to buy it. It looks sleek, the notch you can get over within a few days.
Late last year Apple released their iPhone X, the 10th generation iPhone and the flagship of their line-up. When it was first announced in September 2017, there was a lot of media coverage and many people were excited for it to go on sale. It was possibly the largest change to an iPhone the world had seen, and I had to get it. Sadly, I missed the online pre-order date, therefore I ended up on the second floor of the Galleria Mall parking garage at 10:30 pm wrapped in a sleeping bag on a lawn chair. After an 11hr and 33-minute wait, I finally was able to hand Apple $1400 for the phone. But was it worth it? I love the software and user interface apple generally produces. However, for the price I paid for this phone I expected it to have a bit more of a ¬ĎWow-factor¬í, in terms of the ¬Ďevolutionary¬í technology that the device was advertised to possess. I do think that this device is a platform for them to build a lot of new and innovative technology off of, however, despite my excitement for that, the reality is that I spent a lot of money on an iPhone that doesn¬ít do that much more than the previous generation. The features I enjoy include: the new Face ID biometric security feature, the beautiful OLED edge-to-edge display, the incredible camera quality, wireless charging and water-proof feature. That being said I don¬ít think this phone was worth the price, much more the iPhone 8 and not significantly better.
Don¬ít get me wrong, I do love the device, just as much as a love most products apple produces. When it comes to value however, value defined as the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it, I am not sure if I consider this item to be of good value. Initially, when I saw the launch event followed by the numerous exhilarating, colorful, dynamic ads I was under the impression that this phone would provide new user experiences using the augmented reality (AR) technology built in to the device.
The camera is just as good, if not better than I expected it to be and I often find myself in a dilemma due to the incredible quality, I no longer need to carry around my professional DSLR camera. Face ID: the new facial biometric scanner in the iPhone X is astonishing. It projects 30,000 invisible dots on your face, mapping the 3D dimensions which creates a high security level, despite some negative criticism the system has gotten. The phones new edge-to-edge OLED display is the most beautiful display I¬íve seen on an iPhone, with high ranges of crisp colors and incomparable resolution. I am a sailor so I am at sea a lot, and near bodies of water. Having the iPhone X be waterproof has been a long-awaited feature for me and I really feel more comfortable having that feature. Wireless charging is an emerging technology that is interesting to me, although it isn¬ít any more convenient than plugging in a cord, or even less convenient in some ways I had to buy the wireless charging pad just due to my interest in new technology. However, I do often find myself plugging in the cord so that I can use the phone while it¬ís charging.
I am a huge fan of apple and an avid iPhone user, however when it comes to value I just don¬ít think this phone was worth the $1400 I paid for it and the 12 hours wait in line. There are some features I love such as the great Camera, Face ID, the display and the waterproofing but I expected much more off of the AR capabilities and ¬Ďevolutionary technology¬í that this phone was advertised to have. Who knows, maybe this really is a platform for them to build something really great off of, time will tell but in about 8 months the next iPhone will come out and mine will become outdated yet again. Currently, I don¬ít feel I have gotten the value out of the device that I expected upon buying it.
Sofia , 12 Mar 2018Seems your not using the iPhone X just yet, isn¬ít it? Because we users knows that unboxing ou... moreOh yeah, another one of Apple's proprietary dongles is required. By the time your connections are all set up you've got adaptors, dongles, cables everywhere you look. Like the guy sitting next to his gf in the S9 commercial. Just one more reason to make you wonder why you shelled out DOUBLE the price of a device that doesn't require that crappy setup. More of Apple's Proprietary BS!
iOS, 12 Mar 2018It all boils down to the price! Like the rest its everybody¬ís concern however the device can ... more"Samsung has also raised the price of their flagship phones, so if you could spend a little more, go for the iphone X." A little more? The S9 is $719.99, comparably equipped iPhone X is $1,449.00, that more than double the S9's price and it still has less features! So please share with us what the iPhone X can do which justifies paying double the price. Even if you want to impress others by having an iPhone instead of an Android Device you're still getting jacked big time.
Varcor, 11 Mar 2018Easy examples, if you own the iPhone X with 256 GB internal memory, after system usage you'll ... moreSeems your not using the iPhone X just yet, isn¬ít it? Because we users knows that unboxing our ipX showed us the 3.5mm jack out of the box then we don¬ít need to use the 3.5 either because the earphone itself has the same flat connector like its charger itself. So better say the right facts before stating those info coz you look like a boy who misinformed the real details.
I wiish the Iphone X had a finger prinit scanner for the easy no look access, to open the phone in a more convenient way without looking at your phone. It would be cool if the applel logo on the back of the iphone X. They should have made the logoat the back a finger print scanner that would add a cool new style without breaking the iphone appearance by adding the scanner.
Xxx, 09 Mar 2018Lot of haters comment below make me feel doubt how good this brand is.just buy normal iphone ...
Varcor, 11 Mar 2018Easy examples, if you own the iPhone X with 256 GB internal memory, after system usage you'll ... moreIt all boils down to the price! Like the rest its everybody¬ís concern however the device can exceed your expectations especially if you have been using iphones. I haven¬ít upgraded from iphone 6 till this iphone x came. I have been using huawei p9 as a compliment however I wished someday that apple would release a phone that¬ís different from what they have been producing for the past couple of years cause iphone 6s,7 and 8.. they all look the same. Finally Apple stepped up with the iphone X - huge upgrade on both sofware and hardware! They¬íve answered my wish for a long time! I couldn¬ít be more happier. I¬ím not really an apple fanboy as I would consider any other brand that¬ís reliable.
Apple did a lot of effort for their 10year anniversary flagship phone! Hands down! Although Samsung does supply the oled screen of this phone, apple did not settle at that point. They have calibrated the screen so as not look oversaturated like the samsung galaxy s series. It is vibrant and white is whitier. More natural looking indeed and far more pleasant to look at and it is likely to suffer from burn in. There was a test conducted between the iphone X, note 8 and S7 edge and apple did a great job cause iphone X didn¬ít suffer that much from burn in like the note 8 & s7edge. Same on Samsung!
Apple did not compromise customer satisfaction with their iphone X and Samsung has also raised the price of their flagship phones, so if you could spend a little more, go for the iphone X. There¬ís no denying that it is the greatest phone as of yet! If you want to save more money then Oneplus 5t would be a better option. It¬ís less than half the price of the iphone X. Lol it is a flagship phones killer!
So now your up to $1,449.00 on a device which is DOUBLE the price of the Galaxy S9 already having those features and more. Apple has really got you by the short hairs! You would truly need have to an emotional attachment to any device to rationalize that decision.
Easy examples, if you own the iPhone X with 256 GB internal memory, after system usage you'll be left with only 202 GB. Their 64 GB Flash Drive that sticks out like a leg on the bottom of the device, $80.00, anywhere else, $25.00 MicroSD. If you travel globally Dual SIMS are very useful, not an option on any iPhone. Want to use a universally compatible .35 mm Jack for earphones? Not An option on the X, you'll have to drop $159.00 bucks on Apple Airpods. Need to connect fast charge to the device? Proprietary connection with the iPhone will require pay $75.00 extra for the charger and cable. So now your up to $1,449.00 on a device which is DOUBL
No pain at all, I've spent some time on iPhone X, not a bad device. I really like it's looks and feel. My biggest gripe isn't with the device itself, even though it's overpriced and playing catch up to other devices with respect to features. It's a good phone but it's not a good value. If I'm going to drop $1,149.00 on any device I don't want to sacrafice useful features seen in other devices costing hundreds less that match and in many ways out perform it. My biggest gripe is with Apple. They could build a better, more innovatived and truly revolutionary device IF they set their minds to it but they defer. Apple devices haven't really changed much until the X. Apple prefers to suck up massive profits as their devices lose their competitive edge. Also as I've stated, everything is proprietary with iPhones. You are very limited with iOS customization options. You're pretty much stuck with what they want you to have, same with their accessories and music. There's no such thing as the perfect phone. Samsung has an awesome display but it's also very flawed with screen burn due to it being composed of organic compounds , something iPhone X users will also soon lament.
I dont like the display, its quite poor, tinting magenta or blue from the slightest angles, white is never untinted white. In other words, just as poor as Galaxy S series phones has always been with regards to lack of pure white but Android users dont care about any flaws so its ok for them. iPhone users otoh have higher standards and demand more from a phone, its hard to be satisfied with such a serious flaw in the display. Steve Jobs wouldnt have allowed this, but other than the display its an awesome phone with no direct competitor.
@Varcor: Thanks for looking into it and for skipping those that chose iphone X as the winner:
Cnet: LOL iphone X wins! Did you read the link you posted?
> Design, features, performance, camera
galaxy s9 plus: 9,9,8,8
galaxy s9: 9,8,8,8
iphone X: 9,9,10,9
8Reasons the iPhone X Beats the Galaxy S9:
Stop spreading rumors, you are the one who shares fake news! iphone X is expensive it¬ís given but you can¬ít deny it is a great phone as of the moment! :) Get over it..
iOS, 11 Mar 2018@varcor: Try searching the best smartphones to date and you will see that iphone X is always o... moreMore fake news, can't change the facts.
TechRadar, Galaxy S9 on top.
Stuff, 3 Android devices above iPhone X
Tech Advisor, Galaxy S9 #1
Cnet, Galaxy S9 wins again
PCMag, Galaxy S9 on top, iPhone X, 5 spots lower
Can't say I blame you, if I paid $1,149.00 for a device that was consistently outclassed by a $720.00 smartphone, I'd be defensive as well. When Apple accounts for only 18% of worldwide smartphone sales but 80% of total worldwide smartphone profits, that pretty much sums it up. There primary focus is on their shareholders, not developing the best device and certainly not their customers.
NightThinker, 11 Mar 2018the face reader isn't good at allMy one is working excellent.
AnonD-1825, 11 Mar 2018"When the Galaxy X arrives in a few months, Applehead's will really have something to cry abou... moreSamsung reimagined samsung galaxy s9 fails as it is a galaxy s8 reiterated lol. Don¬ít expect too much from the makers of explosive phones! Samsung galaxy X, if it comes with a foldable screen, is irrelevant and may not appeal to most people in the real sense. Flip top and slide phones have long extinct cause people prefer the candy bar type which is more practical and durable to use! Who says face ID is slow when you haven¬ít use it for quite sometime? Lol Read my comments below! All of your arguments in this forum were answered based on our personal use of the iphone X and not by citing links/links :). We are not dumb at all! Haha
Varcor, 08 Mar 2018Who looks like the fool? Every time you tout Apple features and pricing the facts don't back y... more"When the Galaxy X arrives in a few months, Applehead's will really have something to cry about :o)"
Next few months? :D it's coming end of the year or next year. Also what you mean by something to cry about? I see zero reason to buy foldable phone and sales wise i doubt it will be any kind of hit.
Everytime when you want to use your device you have to unfold it and sametime they say Face ID is slow :)
@varcor: Try searching the best smartphones to date and you will see that iphone X is always on top on many websites! The price was seriously taken into consideration but they can¬ít deny how great it is. Don¬ít compare the iphone 8 to iphone X cause they differ in many ways and you can set them apart even by a single look! Now compare the Samsung Galaxy S9 to S8... they are indistinguishable unless you look at their rear view and dig deep into their softwares! Lol Now do you think it is worth the upgrade? Besides there are a lot of manufacturers out there that produce android phones from time to time. It seems like android users can¬ít get enough. Buying one can confused you a lot and can eventually make you feel you made the wrong choice. :)
You are right.. android phones may have long existed with these seemingly advance features of the iphone X and these can even be seen in their mid-range line up but why would people prefer a more expensive iphone SE with smaller screen, less features and with limited storage? Why do people prefer iOS? Why?? I hope this question does not bother you..