This is where I lost trust in GSMArena Battery test, I won an S8 and I got the iPhone X, and the battery life is not comparable, the iPhone destroys the S8 in battery life, endurance and web browsing.
Another thing the notch didn't bother me at all, some app probably should not but button on the left corner, cuz when taking a call, that button becomes unusable.
FaceID, is a joy, works super well, I had my doubts about removing the FP, but wow FaceID is fast and great, only down side is when using in bed while my head is on the pillow.
I've been using android since galaxy 4 for upgrading every year. tried to go back to ios on iphone 6 and then 7 but couldn't, always kept the galaxy and returned the iphone in 2 weeks. Now i've been using the iphone for over a month, didn't look back on the galaxy s8.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2017Note 8 has better screen to body ratio than IPhone X, which means there is actually less dumb ... moreThey have similar one: https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8858&idPhone2=8505
*But* Note 8 is a bigger device meaning that it has a bigger bezels than iphone X. Generally it's easier to pull a high BtS ratio on bigger devices. Reason is that even a thick bezel is of lower percentage as compared to a big device than a smaller one.
So no, iPhone X remains the phone with the smallest bezel in the world. It makes sense too, it doesn't waste any space, it actually uses the dead space in the middle of the notification area for sensors (which is genious if you discount how ugly it looks).
SwaggyP, 29 Nov 2017You sound like you have a seizure, I didn't understand a word of what you said.
All I said,... moreNote 8 has better screen to body ratio than IPhone X, which means there is actually less dumb bezels on note 8.
Plus the screen on note 8 is rectangular which can be 100% utilized 100% of the time
SwaggyP, 29 Nov 2017You sound like you have a seizure, I didn't understand a word of what you said.
All I said,... more"You sound like you have a seizure, I didn't understand a word of what you said"
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Haha don't people read the actual review instead of only seeing the negative.. Hard to be crit... moreIt is true for this year but iphone 7 , 6s and 6 were way behind competitors except in chipset
For the price 1 Apple X and all the eccessory not included in the box. Can buy 2 Samsung S8 with all the eccessory built in. Fast charging block included with S8 not with the X. No lossing wireless ear pods and no lossing lightening headphone adapter with S8
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2017Like I said. Achy claim of otherwise is just ridiculous. And people wish those were horns lol.... moreYou sound like you have a seizure, I didn't understand a word of what you said.
All I said, is that the place formely used as bezels is better used as a screen. That's easy to understand. Note 8 actually doesn't use that space, instead it has dumb bezel on top...
SwaggyP, 23 Nov 2017There's the claim saying that you if you use 110% of the screen is even better than using the ... moreLike I said. Achy claim of otherwise is just ridiculous. And people wish those were horns lol.
Well with note 8 you can use 120% of the display, 250%of the camera, 500% of the soc, and 1000% of the battery
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2017Clearly being to use the full display is better. Any claim otherwise is just beyond ridiculous.There's the claim saying that you if you use 110% of the screen is even better than using the whole screen.
Where others put bezels Apple put horns, so she's now using "dead space". That approach is clearly better from a functional point of view, you can't not see it.
So there, I found a use that is better than "full screen".
SwaggyP, 22 Nov 2017Funny that you used videos and games as your examples, the very apps which though using 16:9 d... moreClearly being to use the full display is better. Any claim otherwise is just beyond ridiculous.
SwaggyP, 23 Nov 2017That one video used the right methodology, that's why I quote that instead of others. The righ... moreThese Oleds are indeed also more efficient for average picture level content as well.
And thanks to good panel tech are still even very good with white colors.
It is overall much more efficient. Comparing LCD and Oled that is.
Iskander, 23 Nov 2017It all was about the claim that the screen of the iPhone X was the most power efficient of all... moreThat one video used the right methodology, that's why I quote that instead of others. The right methodology is to stress all parts of the phone because by in-large users use them all . If you do that then iPhone X indeed wins over iPhone Plus by far (tried it myself, you're welcome to as well).
OLED screens are more efficient on deep colours, LCDs on bright colours. That's the general rule. So it's a toss-up. Obivously your LCD would use less battery if you use bright apps. My point was not so much on OLED's efficiency but more on the general efficiency of the device *plus* Apple's propensity of enforcing standards (eventually most apps would be OLED friendly leading to an -indeed- low power consumption by the OLED screen as well)...
SwaggyP, 23 Nov 2017I don't like it (the notch) aesthetically, few do. I like it functionally, it takes up a part ... moreIt all was about the claim that the screen of the iPhone X was the most power efficient of all iPhones and even non-iPhones (to a certain extend). I refuted the claim that the Oled screen was iPhones most efficient one and that is where you decided that testing screen efficiency is by doing the whole system efficiency. And while in the ond video the iPhone X supposedly does better than iPhone 8+, many other places show a different situation.
Iskander, 23 Nov 2017What I am trying to say?
That the phone with the smaller screen area in cm2 and the bigger ... moreI don't like it (the notch) aesthetically, few do. I like it functionally, it takes up a part of the screen that only rarely is used (ultra wide movies). No the screen is not functionally smaller as a result, given that the notch takes a part of the screen that is not used 95% of the times.
The OLED actually isn't more power hungry than most/all oleds out there. The phone merely happens to have less battery-capacity (in Mah) than the rest. The total battery life of the device is better actually than most, that is because of IOS's and A11's battery profiles. The idea that the screen is the sole contributor to a battery life is weird at best.
The only battery tests that are of any use to laymen (non technical people who don't care the individual efficiency of each component) are those that stresses the whole phone (screen, SoC, storage, camera, speakers) ... I don't know anyone using individual components.
SwaggyP, 22 Nov 2017Funny that you used videos and games as your examples, the very apps which though using 16:9 d... moreWhat I am trying to say?
That the phone with the smaller screen area in cm2 and the bigger battery, still has the worse battery life when the only thing that is really draining power is the screen. That, even though it is an Oled screen.
Whether you like the notch or not, is a personal thing and has nothing to do with raw figures.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017My iphone 6 has only 1GB of ram,yet is as fast as any 2017'en android in what's matter=day to ... moreWrong. My Xperia Z can handle 4 hours of pokemon go. That's a 400Â€ phone from 2012-3
Taking into consideration
Crap battery life
No 3,5mm audio jack
No fast charger
No fingerprint id
I would give this a 3,5 (cpu and camera and no lag (yet))
Iskander, 22 Nov 2017With any normal smartphone I use, the notification bar gets hidden with any proper full screen... moreFunny that you used videos and games as your examples, the very apps which though using 16:9 don't touch the notch. And in case that they do support ultra wide (as they increasingly would) guess which screen shows the most content (notch or no notch), it certainly isn't the short (by comparison) 16:9 screen.
Here's a comparison between a 5.6 inch 18.5:9 screen and a 5.5 inch 16:9 screen. Guess which wins on ultra wide content (more than 2:1): https://i.imgur.com/hCc23L8.png
I don't get what you're trying to say. On portrait the having a notch/horns is better as what would formerly be a bezel is now used for the notification area.
On landscape it is either equal (it does not show up) or better (on ultra wide content)... and as more and more content supports the new aspect ratio, there will be fewer and fewer uses for the rapidly aging 16:9 (it's 6-7 years old already, at least as far as phones go).
Only issue with the notch/horns is purely aesthetical. From a functional point of view makes *perfect* sense. The notification area was mostly dead space anyway, better put some sensors there as well...
SwaggyP, 22 Nov 2017That place was only used for showing the time which is now conveniently shown in one of the ho... moreWith any normal smartphone I use, the notification bar gets hidden with any proper full screen app like video players and games, where it would be nice to have the full screen. So, the fact that the notification bar is in the screen, makes no difference, as it 'disappears' when needed.
Further, that 'true' 5.8" screen still has that cut out. where part of a truly full 5.8" screen shows display space. Also, a true 5.8" screen with which ratio? The elongated display has a much smaller surface area than a true 16:9 5.8"display. So actual surface space, as I was talking about, is (taking the cutout and the rounded corners in mind) quite a bit smaller than the 16:9 5.5" screen we know from many phones, including the iphone 8+.
The 'it's only lost with video watching' is the whole thing we are talking about here. Non existent screen does not have to show image and as such does not use power. A screen with a bigger surface area will have power more display and as such uses (relatively) more power. A 5" (as per many sources the actual diameter of the iPhone X for 16:9 content) display technically should last longer with similar battery than a 5.5" display, roughly 20% longer at that.