Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone X (or iPhone 10) is pretty expensive, at £999 in the UK, it is quite the investment to make and so it’s likely that you are going to be looking for some opinions before you make that step.
Thankfully, a number of reviews have been posted online to provide a look at this new iPhone X, providing you with a view of the smartphone before you hurt your wallet that much.
In terms of just specifications, the iPhone X is pretty impressive.
It features an OLED “Super Retina HD” display with a 2,436 x 1,1125-pixel resolution and a 5.8 screen size.
On top of that, the smartphone features Apple’s latest processor, the Apple A11 Bionic alongside 3GB of RAM, and either 64GB or 256GB of storage, depending on what you want/need.
There’s also a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera on the front with Apple’s Face ID technology inbuilt alongside two 12-megapixel cameras on the back.
Of course, these are just specifications and so you probably want to know the opinions of reviews around the world and so we have rounded up some of our favourite reviews from around the web for you to look at.
Check them out below.
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. Before you know it, you’ll forget you ever had to whack a home button to get things done.
There are some rough edges here and there. The notch isn’t for everyone, and the screen does have some color issues at extreme viewing angles. But overall Apple bet enormously big on a bunch of technologies all at once on the iPhone X and it delivered almost across the board. It really is like using the future of smartphones, today.
So far, what’s been most notable about the iPhone X isn’t how different it is from the models that came before it, but how soon all of the changes start to feel totally normal. Tim Cook has made clear that the X is the future of Apple’s smartphones, but the future doesn’t feel foreign at all — it feels surprisingly natural, surprisingly quickly.
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. It is a huge step forward in terms of phone hardware, and it has the notch to show for it. If you’re one of the many people who preordered this thing, I think you’ll be happy, although you’ll be going on the journey of figuring out when and how FaceID works best with everyone else.
But if you didn’t preorder, I suspect you might not feel that left out for a while. The iPhone X might be a huge step forward in terms of hardware, but it runs iOS 11 just the same as other recent iPhones, and you won’t really be missing out on anything except Animoji. FaceID seems like it’s off to a good start, but it’s definitely inconsistent in certain lighting conditions. And until your favorite apps are updated, you won’t be able to make use of that entire beautiful display.
The iPhone X changes the iPhone experience, but for the most part those changes are for the better. I’m positive that those fearing the loss of the home button will forget about its absence 48 hours — tops — after buying the phone. Face ID and gestures are better, more convenient ways unlock and do basic tasks on the phone. That’s progress. Even if you say, “No thanks,” to the iPhone X, this is the future, so just get ready for it.
If you want a familiar iPhone experience, iPhone 8 is ready and waiting for you. If you want a radical new design, with as close to an edge-to-edge OLED display as possible, a TrueDepth camera and Face ID on the front and an even-better-than-iPhone-8 dual camera system on the back, and you have the cash for it, then get iPhone X and enjoy not only tomorrow’s iPhone today, but the best damn product Apple’s ever made. And that’s saying a lot.