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Apple iPhone X Review Roundup

iPhone X is the best phone ever with the best screen, best cameras, best facial recognition and the only smartphone that creates instant animojis.

Consenus

The skeptics have been silenced. Apple delivers the impossible (again). iPhone X is a beautifully designed, state-of-the-art smartphone. Its new features have impressed the critics with most saying they worked better than expected.

4.46 out of 5

Average Overall Rating

★★★★★★★★★★

4.46 out of 5 stars (6 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)


If you can afford it, there is no reason not to have a 256GB iPhone X. If money is an object, you should consider a 256GB iPhone 8 Plus instead of a 64GB iPhone X. Storage matters. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars
iPhone X is an overdue and winning evolution of the iPhone, but you’ll need to leave your comfort zone to make a jump into the face-recognizing future. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.0 out of 5 stars
The iPhone X is for early adopters, people who want a glimpse into Apple’s unfinished future, and who are willing to take on a few bumps in the road (such as poorly designed third-party apps, for a while) to get there. Yes, it’s the best iPhone, hands down. It’s the future of iPhones. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars
Apple has built a seriously impressive machine. We love its build quality and comfortable design, not to mention its expansive screen and great performance. The makeover here is drastic, though, and it’ll take some time to really get used to Face ID and life without a home button. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars
The iPhone X is clearly the best iPhone ever made. It’s thin, it’s powerful, it has ambitious ideas about what cameras on phones can be used for, and it pushes the design language of phones into a strange new place. Works in progress can still be great Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars
Apple has got things almost entirely right with the iPhone X, taking all it’s learned from its past handsets and fusing them together to make a device that’s like nothing else the brand has ever produced. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.75 out of 5 stars
If you’re an Apple fan, this is the phone to buy. We can’t peel our eyes away from the gorgeous OLED screen, and using gestures to move around iOS is pure bliss. Read full review →
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Overall, using the iPhone X well takes some time. It’s a big change from a physical home button to a completely swipe-based interface. But it’s fast, fluid and a lot of fun once you get used to it. Read full review →
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The iPhone X is the most impressive smartphone ever made. It’s worth the $999 — but that doesn’t mean you should buy it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the iPhone X, but iPhone 8 is just as fast while being simpler and more familiar to use. Read full review →
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The Apple iPhone X is everything an Apple iPhone should be: Gorgeously designed, innovative, risky, inviting and effective in dozens of myriad tasks. It’s a “look at me” device that, by shedding one of its most iconic features, fades even more effectively into the background when you use it. Read full review →
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Pros

  • Portrait Lighting is effective
  • Animoji (animated emojis)
  • Up to 4K 60p video recording
  • Jawdropping 5.8-inch OLED screen
  • Top-tier camera
  • Innovative industrial design
  • Qi wireless charging compatible
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Speedy A11 Bionic Processor
  • TrueDepth camera on the front
  • Portrait mode for selfies
  • Slightly better camera than iPhone 8 Plus
  • One lens has a higher aperture to let in more light
  • Faster unlock with FaceID
  • Exquisite design and materials
  • Effective facial recognition
  • Amazing screen
  • Great cameras in front and in back
  • Fast and powerful

Cons

  • Apps need updating to fit new display
  • Metal rim can scuff without case
  • Glass back is less durable
  • No headphone jack (adapter included)
  • Learning curve for new iPhone controls
  • More button presses to shutdown
  • The notch
  • Need to re-learn fundamental features
  • Face ID can’t discern twins
  • Expensive

Our Final Conclusion

iPhone X is the best phone ever with the best screen, best cameras, best facial recognition and the only smartphone that creates instant animojis.

Apple iPhone X - front side flat
Apple iPhone X – front side flat

Product Overview

September 12, 2017Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine Apple today announced the biggest update to the phone since the original iPhone. They are calling it iPhone X and defining it as the next generation smartphone. It’s all screen, all-glass with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display and the first iPhone to remove the iconic home button. Instead it uses an innovative facial recognition system to unlock. No fingerprints required….

Apple iPhone X glass back and front views
Apple iPhone X glass back and front views
Apple iPhone X wireless charging
Apple iPhone X wireless charging
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