Haha don't people read the actual review instead of only seeing the negative.. Hard to be critical when your bias from the beginning
Yes Apple products will always be overpriced and overhyped.. But personal opinion should really be left out of professional reviews imo.
I also have a hard time swallowing that statement as the iPhone X finally catches up with lastest tech hardware and then some for what a couple hundred more than their competitors.. All manufacturers flagships are expensive, period.
The key findings in the review, one of the best screens if not the best, the fastest chip, some of the best stereo speakers, top camera, apples usual top notch build quality
, the list continues
Apples always had the best ecosystem and user experience yeah it sounds like it may need some fine tuning but I'm sure it's far from bad and I'm sure no worse than most flagship androids just not Apple standard which again has always been the best by far
And all these can be fixed with OS updates, hardware issues cannot...
Wasn't it not long ago android purists hated for apple being behind in hardware.. Now their in the forefront...
User experience? Unless it isnt running ios11 I'm sure will be more than OK calm down, now u guys are clutching at straws
Haven't used ios in years finally heading back For in my opinion, good reason.
ithehappy, 09 Nov 2017God if this phone ran Android 8.1 or something like that it would have been like the sweetest ... moreOne of the most annoying things about this (which you can't fix with installing Android) is this issue; this phone can't handle "cold" weathers too well, so the screen apparently starts to require multiple touches just to type a single letter. Many people on Reddit complain that even sub-7c's (~44.6F) is enough to make the screen not working too well or at all.
God help those people who happen to get stranded in a cold -30c day (due to a snow-storm, for example) and the only phone they could use to call for help is an iPhone X... It won't work and so you're pretty much screwed up. Well done, Apple. All my Android's have worked in -35c temperatures pretty well (previous phone was a Nexus 6, I could answer and make phone calls in -35c temp last winter), so at least they won't let you down in a bad situation. Dangerous phone.
God if this phone ran Android 8.1 or something like that it would have been like the sweetest thing really. Excellent display, great camera, lovely design, what else could you want more really.
jtrogr, 09 Nov 2017Haters gonna hateindeed
haters are going to hate no matter what brand.... Apple, Samsung, LG, Nokia... etc etc
So now apple has done an almost all screen phone are we not allowed to call the phablets anymore? infinty screens
MG7, 09 Nov 2017Battery Endurance of 74 hours is not satisfactory at this price point.It's actually really good. Right in between the not-good iPhone 8 and endless-lasting iPhone 8 Plus
Give us a break GSMA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt-pSZ0XXxI&t=389s
I would just like to say what a great piece of writing this is. Well done GSMArena for elevating the quality of tech reviews on the web. Keep it up! PS. Is it just me or has there ever been a stronger line up of Android phones to take on the might of Apple?!
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Common sense disagrees. -more expensive -worse sound quality -limited lifespan -you have t... moreCouldn't agree more. The wireless technology surely has the advantage about not having to connect the headphones to the phone physically, so it adds some freedom... But having to charge yet another device and the worse sound are definitely not appealing things to me.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Common sense=hate. Right is left, up is down...right?
You must be a "liberal".Nah. Its just funny that to see people bash all the time.
First the screen was ugly and had low ppi, everone said apple is poor and is ripping people of, charging too much. Now the screen is the best after being measured in laboratorys and everybody is like Samsung is the greatest. See the difference?
Same goes for camera, design...people see what they want to see and are not objective.
Its like seeing a ferrari and saying, look at this car, its super expensive but all the parts are from fiat, bosch, denso... f*** ferrari. Or a house- do you praise the architect or the workers that were building?
As mentioned, haters gonna hate. Some enjoy life and others just try too fill their emptyness by bashing others. I love every phone and respect everyones choice. Why is it so hard to accept that someone likes expensive shiny things?
AnonD-308477, 09 Nov 2017" But right now, the iPhone X feels like a rushed product with beta software, overhyped and ov... moreGSMA's honest reviews are the main reason I always visit this site. The problem is that the brand-fanboys are having a hard time reading anything negative about their favorite brand, so they come and b*tch about it as if this site was biased. Entertaining to read it, but still sad.
Verne, 09 Nov 2017Actually, Apple is an excellent brand ... and if you have AppleCare+, the reliability and supp... moreI wouldn't call Apple a crappy brand, I am android user for a long time, but only because I choose freedom of customizing my experience over a pretty looking but walled garden of Apple ecosystem. But Apple is and has always been an 'Overpriced' and 'Overhyped' brand. If you want great (but limited) experience you better have more than just one of their products i.e. buy a macbook if you want to see a convenient way to connect iPhone to a laptop etc. i.e.buying additional overpriced product if you want to get best user experince out of the one overpriced product you bought, I still remember good ol' ipod days and the itunes on windows, man that sucked but then i got over the assumption i had that apple provides best audio quality and saw comparable alternatives for similar or better audio quality and never bought an ipod again. May be once upon a time other alternatives weren't as convenient as Apple's ecosystem but at least iOS 10.3 had nothing over android(if anything more restrictions over Android Nougat) or Macbook 2016 had nothing over any equally spec'ed windows 10 machine.There are plenty of Apple loyalists who are living in assumptions based on past myths, and/or keep buying Apple stuff for the pretty outer shell, Or worse, think their phone or laptop with Apple logo asserts their status. People can still be aware of limitations and use Apple products for non superficial reasons (such as brand status or past myths or pretty shell) but if all of them were like that we would not see iPhones sold in that much quantity.
Battery Endurance of 74 hours is not satisfactory at this price point.
Verne, 09 Nov 2017Actually, the AirPods are *great* devices, offering slightly better sound quality and absolute... moreStellar convenience comes at a price and with a preference, I find myself hating the hassle to charge yet another device, returned my Gear Icon and Bragi Dash after that too, the convenience started wearing off within a week, all i was left with the hassle of charging for no better audio quality for which companies ask way more than they ideally should. People who do not see charging as hassle can enjoy 'slightly better' quality by paying Apple tax or (any other brand as all of them are in same boat here) but they can use it regardless of the presence of headphone jack. People like me who do not want the hassle of charging can choose to keep our same wired headphones, and the world is happy. Removing the jack is a 'notch' below forcing people to buy their bluetooth headphones, by just making it way more inconvenient to use wired headphones (excuse the pun). Just like microtransaction in games, you don't have to buy it, but if you don't, experience could be very frustrating. This is dangerous for the general consumer interest and brand fanboyism could make us all suffer who think for value before buying anything.
" But right now, the iPhone X feels like a rushed product with beta software, overhyped and overpriced. Not to mention it only comes in one screen size which would mean users looking for a proper large-screen experience hardly have an option in Apple's portfolio."
Thats what i like about GSMA, the honesty :) . I dont care much about apple but i had to read what gsma thought about it.