My main problem is that objectively speaking, it's nothing special. Looking at other manufacturers we have had the wireless charging and bezel-less screen before and done better in some cases. The Iphone manages to be a good all rounder with a general high standard but ... will any android users really want to swap? Will Apple fans realise how little extra is actually included compared to the other iphones (which short of the old design there was little other improvement moving up to the iphone x)?
It's just not a game changer, it's not even gonna be special come the next release of the next set of iphones and when a few android manufacturers copy it. I don't think it's the amazing anniversary they wanted, it certainly garnered enough sales and did just enough to look worthwhile but between the notch, the face ID problems, the huge added expense, the failure to take advantage of the screen space and quite a few other problems it's just a poorly implemented phone that was really just playing catch up (short of face ID which I'd agree with the majority of the reviewers and prefer touch ID anyway) with features already seen elsewhere. It feels like it was more of a way to get their average sale price up and see how far they can push their customers than it was any revolution. Iphone fans who refused to move elsewhere are like hungry dogs being fed new treats, they was bound to salivate at whatever came out but for the rest of the world there was just nothing much to see and that is a bit sad for such an expensive and supposedly special release phone.
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018Facial recognition can be fooled in about 1 per 1 million, while fingerprint scanner can be fo... moreIts slow m cumbersome and would be OK if we had an option to use fingerprint ! the whole point of fingerprint is that its much easier and faster than using a complex password or pin.
How is the 6th(?) all-screen phone, though no phone is all screen right now sadly, after sharp, gionee, xiaomi, doogee and essential "the future"? Also it uses technology from the xbox, so how is this the future? Also they didn't implement fingerprint below the screen...vivo did...how is the X the future? For me it's just another gimmicky overpriced phone.
Pick your poison
Slowed down internals or shutting off at 20% battery?
I love the fact that everyone brags about the face ID not good enough like they are important or something.
AnonD-549078, 19 Jan 20182 months isn't exactly long-term....Exactly! At least wait 6 months before doing a redoing a review.
Nice review / long-term thoughts, thank you.
It's kinda interesting to see how this generation of iPhones divides users.
A lot's of pros, cons and even stupidity packed in one device.
I am really curious, how this generation influences RaD of new models.
Will Apple endure or will they accept some of the user feedback?
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/04/11/smartphone-fingerprint-scanners-could-easily-... moreClearly states in the article that they haven't physically tested this, only in computer simulations. Jesus, do people read things at all. Kinda funny how it came out around the time the iPhone X was released too.
Edupz, 19 Jan 2018Exactly. Fingerprints are unique but faces can be similar and thus easily mixed by Face ID.Agree.
Not even a twins have same fingerprint.
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018I think the X is the best designed phone currently on the market and the best design since the... moreFor me best is Motorola and their moto mods.
Thats true innovation.
I am not interested in fugly notch :-)
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2018Because the Android implementation of face unlock was insecure and generally useless.
Apple... moreBut thats a lie and adroid face id was first ehre.
As usualy apple just copy other tech.
They are too lazy to make something own :-)
But i dont care i am not an apple fan.
Had Iphone 6 when was a brand new and after 3 months i came back to android.
AnonD-632062, 19 Jan 2018In short, save your cash....Why? Most of the things they mentioned as things they did not like are pure subjective and I personally donÂ’t agree at all. The Â”notchÂ” is no issue at all for me, it a good solution to make use of more of the screen by putting status icons on the side of the sensors. And i really like FaceID, works great for me and I much prefer it to TouchID.
So while its might be interesting to hear what they think after using it for a while its nothing more than an opinion.
So far never tempted towards iPhone X after using Note 8 for sometime especially on the premise that it is apprx $400-600 more than Note 8 in my place. Bigger screen,Samsung Pay, bigger Ram, SPen, dual hybrid SIM/expandable storage.....I have no loyalty towards any ecosystem hence OS and other aspects do not matter as such.
Thesis86, 19 Jan 2018Apple die hards are better off with the 8 or 8 Plus. The X is just smh. No, X is lot better, in my opinion 8 is just waste of money, and you won't get much for return. X gives you whole new experience and it feels very fresh after all these boring mobile years.
Going from the galaxy s7 to the google pixel and now having the iPhone X , this is the first and only phone where I can honestly say I canÂ’t find a flaw, no issues with their new gestures at all , 48 hrs and IÂ’m not even thinking about how to do what, I actually find it slightly easier to navigate though as opposed to android and a lot more fluid , Face ID not perfect but damn close and not enough to bother me, maybe at night when ur lying down 1 in 10 youÂ’ll have to use the passcode.if that but yeah at least Face ID is a different direction in letÂ’s face it a staling android pack
Only gripe yeah itÂ’s expensive, and Apple charging for fast charge and maybe the glass back but price is also subjective having said that IÂ’ve never had a phone that performs so highly in EVERY single aspect and I would not swap it for any other phone currently on the market, wouldnÂ’t even flirt with the idea .. and this whole ip8 is the better choice ? If you donÂ’t have a problem with the Xs price youÂ’ve got to be kidding me.. as every other single review of the x states the best iPhone to date by far, including the 8