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.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Common sense disagrees. -more expensive -worse sound quality -limited lifespan -you have t... moreMight as well rather buy some expensive excellent wired headset that can last longer than a wireless one!
jtrogr, 09 Nov 2017Haters gonna hateCommon sense=hate. Right is left, up is down...right?
You must be a "liberal".
Pixel has the best all over photography camera ever made across the total marked segment including video by this sites own yesterday's chart posting. But but at first you think it's apple without its clarification. Alas Google won overall. I'm not pushing a brand but just to clarify.
Google has not even enabled the dedicated New image chip yet (a first )so it's about to get even better. Apple has also published an official media release stating x has similar colour hue on angles to pixel etc but has received none of this site added bias. I really like the top tier of both companies phones very much. Their fantastic but you can't escape this sites added sense of bias. I Like apple too but pity about the not so easy user issues with this year's ios.
Haters gonna hate
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Bluetooth headphones are better alternatives.Common sense disagrees.
-worse sound quality
-you have to charge yet another device
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TheProperGentleman, 09 Nov 2017I'm here to remind y'all that the battery test doesn't reflect real-world battery life. I have... moreGsmarena's battery tests never use the phone's own mobile data - only wifi. It is for this reason that the iphone x's battery endurance seem comparable to android phones with larger batteries, but the truth is they perform so much worse in real life usage. Gsmarena needs to update its battery endurance test protocol because very few people carry mobile wifi. Nobody ever uses mobile wifi with an LTE-capable mobile phone unless they stay at home all the time.
Apple, Google and Samsung seem less concerned with quality and more in a rush to get a high price phone on the market.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017She will lost (one of) them and then you'll have to buy a new pair in every two weeks.i am using it for the past one year , i am traveling by metro everyday at rush hours . It never even falls once from my ears. She might be very careless. Earpods are one of my best purchase ever.
Said it before and will say it again.. X is a nice to have gadget but an unfinished, experimental phone. Apple itself is warning everyone now about the downsides of OLED display (burn in, deterioration in picture quality over time, shifts in color and hue depending on viewing angles..), users are reporting shattered glass all over the internet (replacement glass costs USD 500+..), most apps don't fit the full screen (and developers are coming up with apps to hide the notch), Face ID doesn't always work and can be tricked (see loads of videos on YouTube), not even the battery percentage shows on the main screen, no headphone jack (obviously!).. and of course the swipe learning curve for the non-geeks now that the home button is gone.. All for USD/GBP 999! For the basic model.. Why?? More like wtf! All this for the novelty of Face ID and owning the latest iPhone? I absolutely PASS... There is much better out there for literally HALF the price (or even less). Brainwashing at its finest..... and sadly most of you fall for it every time
I stopped at the opening paragraph - I fail to see any way in which the iPhone X is game-changing - apart from changing the price game.
Bluetooth headphones are better alternatives.
Verne, 09 Nov 2017What my daughter's buying every two months are EarPods, not AirPods. Somehow she's killing ... moreShe will lost (one of) them and then you'll have to buy a new pair in every two weeks.
Fingerprint unlock is far more user-friendly than face unlock!
I will never buy any phone without 3.5 mm headphone jack!
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017AirPods are wireless earphones, I don't see problem there.What my daughter's buying every two months are EarPods, not AirPods.
Somehow she's killing the wiring (though she claims she's not suspending the phone by the wires or dropping the phone and catching the wires).
When EarPods go bad it's generally the wiring (unless they've been in service for so long that something else actually wears out). Hence my thought that getting her AirPods may cure her everlasting quest for more EarPods.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Times have changed and apple tried to deliver best of both wolrds...One of the most advanced p... moreThe original iPhone centered its UI around the home button ... an obvious choice.
This made the phone very intuitive to use, but as time went on and complexity grew, you had double taps, then triple taps, then laying your thumb on the home button without pushing it. As complexity grows, intuitive controls become less ... intuitive.
Now with the elimination of the home button, a replacement is needed for control of the device that the most logical choice is gestures.
People may grouse about gestures, but really there's nothing intuitive about them, and discoverability potential is low (outside of pinching the side of the phone and swiping to switch tasks). And certain gestures and 3-D touches have to be eliminated from use for system control, since you may be disabling a critical control within one or more applications since the system would "steal" that action from the application.
Because of this, your gestures need to start from a point outside the content region of the application, and there are a limited number of places to do this.
You raise your phone to wake it, and you're presented with generic notifications. You see you have an iMessage and an email. Face ID unlocks your phone, and you can now see the partial content of the text message and email. Tapping a notification takes you to that app; swiping up peels back the notification layer and returns to where you were when the phone locked or to the home screen. These are all things the user would logically want to do.
But what if the user wanted to go to a previously run app? Swiping halfway up the screen and pausing reveals the multitasking view, where the user can swipe through applications and tap the one he/she wants.
Swiping down from the right ear gives you the control center, and swiping down from anywhere else brings down the notification shade.
This is nowhere near the UI mess that the reviewer thinks it is ... but it's not really intuitive in the sense that no gesture is intuitive ... it should simply not break applications that are already running fine.