Specs summary

Screen
5.8"

The Apple iPhone X's screen is 5.8 inches with 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.4 GHz

There is a Apple A11 Bionic Hexa core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/256 GB

Internal memory is 64/64/256/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2716mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2716 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are minutes (2G), 1260 minutes (3G).



The iPhone X is the most radical change to the iPhone formula ever, and despite some concerns, Apple has built a seriously impressive machine.

- Chris Velazco , Engadget 

It's impossible to give a perfect score to something that costs this much - but this is the closest to smartphone perfection Apple has ever got.

- Gareth Beavis , TechRadar 

Reviews summary

9.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 52 reviews

What's good

  • Stunning display
  • Blazing performance
  • FaceID security
  • Premium design
  • Excellent camera (even in low-light)

What's bad

  • No microSD support
  • Price
  • Will likely need a case for durability
  • Gestures require a learning period

The iPhone X is touted as Apple’s best phone to date. After a string of minor changes to design and features, it’s also the first major update in both design and features in a few generations. But with all those changes comes learning to use a new set of controls. And there’s the price…

But Apple’s never had problems with selling high-priced flagships. Do reviewers think Apple’s latest release is worth the investment?

Let’s see what they have to say!

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The iPhone X features a stainless steel chassis with glass front and rear panels. Overall, reviewers loved the slight heft the steel provided in the hand. Most noted that it is easier to grip than previous iPhone models. Many worried about the durability of the glass front and rear for accidental drops.

For daily use, however, USwitch noted, “the glass surface came out scratch-free after spending hours and hours in my pocket, nestling next to keys and coins. We also actively tried to scratch it with a key and weren’t able to make any visible marks.”

It lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack—a move more common with recent flagships. But Apple includes an adapter so you can use your favorite headphones.

Heading around front, you’ll see some of the biggest changes from previous flagships. There’s no home button or fingerprint scanner. There’s also a nearly bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED panel running at 1125-by-2436 pixels. All reviewers praised it for its inky blacks, rich colors and excellent brightness.

Raving about the display, BGR said, “The star of the show, the screen, is perfect in every way. It is a beacon of embarrassment to all other phone manufacturers.” MacWorld echoed this sentiment, saying, “I can say it’s gorgeous, but that feels like an understatement.”

One controversial bit—the notch at the top of the display that houses a range of sensors—concerned reviewers. However, all felt that after a day or two of use, they rarely noticed it.

A lack of home button also means you must learn gestures to perform common operations like close apps, take screenshots and access settings. Fortunately, reviewers found most gesture controls intuitive.

Powering the phone, you’ll find a six-core, 2.4Ghz Apple A11 Bionic processor. Reviewers had zero issues with slow response times, stuttering or heat—even when multitasking. Paired with 3GB of RAM, everyone reported silky smooth performance. TechRadar said, “We’ve seen nothing during our tests to suggest this is anything other than an incredibly powerful phone.”

The iPhone series is known for its cameras and the iPhone X is no exception. The dual-lens 12MP rear camera includes optical image stabilization on both lenses and a slight optical zoom built in. Reviewers found the camera dependable in both fast-action and low-light shots, producing crisp, detailed images with a tap of the screen.

The front-facing 7MP lens packs in a range of sensors Apple calls TrueDepth technology. This allows the camera to scan faces and sense depth for improved selfies and portraits. Overall, reviewers loved the portrait feature but found some of the presets to look a little cheesey.

The phone can also shoot 4K up to 60 FPS, though MacWorld noted if you plan to use that setting often, you’ll want to opt for a model with higher storage as there’s no external storage support.

TrueDepth technology also powers one of the other major differences with the iPhone X—FaceID phone unlocking. While many reviewers worried about how well the system would work, most were pleased. MacWorld said, “When it works, Face ID works really well. At first, I had a tendency to wait for the lock icon on the screen to unlock, but the key is to not wait. You should swipe up to get to the Home screen as you’re looking at the iPhone X. It takes some practice, but before too long, unlocking the phone feels effortless.”

One scenario in which reviewers found FaceID frustrating was while using their phone to check messages at work. Unless your face is in range of the camera, you must pick up your phone to check notifications instead of using a fingerprint sensor like with previous models.

Of course, a phone is useless if you can’t keep it charged. The 2716mAh battery kept most reviewers running for a day—if only just. You’ll still want to charge every night. However both fast charging and wireless charging support means top-offs are always quick and convenient. USwitch noted, “Using the iPhone X as we would on an average day, we got between nine and a half and ten hours out of the battery. That’s pretty standard for a smartphone in 2017.”

Overall, reviewers loved the iPhone X for it features and design. Many even called it one of the best smartphones ever. Yet, all of this comes with a major condition—the price. However, for those with the budget (or those who don’t mind phone financing plans and contracts), reviewers agree it’s a compelling choice.


Reviews (9.1/10 Avg. rating)


Know Your Mobile

Striking, stunning and stupidly expensive

from Know Your Mobile

The iPhone X is remarkable and revolutionary – but it's also overpriced and in some regards, represents a step backwards in terms of usability.

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The iPhone X is remarkable and revolutionary – but it's also overpriced and in some regards, represents a step backwards in terms of usability.

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Tech Advisor

An awesome device in all areas

from Tech Advisor

The iPhone X comes with a number of quirks, but there’s nothing you can’t simply get used to and we’re sure Apple will bring fixes and improvements to iron things out. When compared with the other new iPhones, the X wins hands-down despite only having a few exclusive features.

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The iPhone X comes with a number of quirks, but there’s nothing you can’t simply get used to and we’re sure Apple will bring fixes and improvements to iron things out. When compared with the other new iPhones, the X wins hands-down despite only having a few exclusive features.

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TrustedReviews

A huge step forward – at a huge cost

from TrustedReviews

The best iPhone I’ve ever used and one of the most exciting phones of 2017. People will baulk at the price and make silly jokes about the notch, but if you’re happy to spend then you won’t be disappointed.

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The best iPhone I’ve ever used and one of the most exciting phones of 2017. People will baulk at the price and make silly jokes about the notch, but if you’re happy to spend then you won’t be disappointed.

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Computerworld

The best phone for business, period

from Computerworld

Apple's new iPhone X sets the scene for the next decade of iPhone development with a host of futuristic technologies. While expensive, it is the best smartphone available today.

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Apple's new iPhone X sets the scene for the next decade of iPhone development with a host of futuristic technologies. While expensive, it is the best smartphone available today.

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Mirror

A groundbreaking gadget that's way ahead of its time

from Mirror

The iPhone X is not only a great-looking device, but a truly impressive technological achievement. The range of features that Apple has packed into a device this size beggars belief, and provides a platform for some of the new technologies set to revolutionise the industry over the next decade.

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The iPhone X is not only a great-looking device, but a truly impressive technological achievement. The range of features that Apple has packed into a device this size beggars belief, and provides a platform for some of the new technologies set to revolutionise the industry over the next decade.

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IT Pro

The best iPhone ever, but not good enough

from IT Pro

The iPhone X is far and away the best iPhone that Apple has ever made. But with such an exorbitant price and such such stiff competition from the likes of Samsung and others, the iPhone X doesn't distinguish itself enough to earn a full recommendation. It's the best iPhone ever - but it's not the best smartphone.

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The iPhone X is far and away the best iPhone that Apple has ever made. But with such an exorbitant price and such such stiff competition from the likes of Samsung and others, the iPhone X doesn't distinguish itself enough to earn a full recommendation. It's the best iPhone ever - but it's not the best smartphone.

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Absolute Geeks

Welcome to the new world, one without a home button

from Absolute Geeks

The iPhone X is definitely the iPhone to buy, and is worth the high price tag, specially if you are an Apple fan, you’ll just fall in love. The combination of the new hardware, A11 Bionic chip with the buttery smooth new gestures and Face ID implantation makes this device one of the best, If not the best phone Apple has ever made.

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The iPhone X is definitely the iPhone to buy, and is worth the high price tag, specially if you are an Apple fan, you’ll just fall in love. The combination of the new hardware, A11 Bionic chip with the buttery smooth new gestures and Face ID implantation makes this device one of the best, If not the best phone Apple has ever made.

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BGR

Apple’s vision of where the smartphone goes from here

from BGR

The iPhone X is the best smartphone in the world. I need more time, but it’s probably the best smartphone ever made. It is the start of a new chapter for Apple in the smartphone world, one in which the company is beginning to show us just how good the future of smartphones can look, way ahead of every other manufacturer in the world.

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The iPhone X is the best smartphone in the world. I need more time, but it’s probably the best smartphone ever made. It is the start of a new chapter for Apple in the smartphone world, one in which the company is beginning to show us just how good the future of smartphones can look, way ahead of every other manufacturer in the world.

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Macworld

The thrill is back

from Macworld

The iPhone X is the most expensive phone Apple has ever made. Is it worth it? If you simply want a great tool for the job, you’ll probably be fine with the iPhone 8. But if you are a true iPhone fan, or you like the idea that the future is in your hand, you need the iPhone X.

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The iPhone X is the most expensive phone Apple has ever made. Is it worth it? If you simply want a great tool for the job, you’ll probably be fine with the iPhone 8. But if you are a true iPhone fan, or you like the idea that the future is in your hand, you need the iPhone X.

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uSwitch

A glimpse of the future

from uSwitch

The iPhone X is a state-of-the-art smartphone and a glimpse at the future of pocket technology. If you don’t mind the price and you’re keen to try something genuinely new, this is the phone to choose.

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The iPhone X is a state-of-the-art smartphone and a glimpse at the future of pocket technology. If you don’t mind the price and you’re keen to try something genuinely new, this is the phone to choose.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 3, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 11

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Processor Apple A11 Bionic Hexa core 2.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/256 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.09 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2716 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 780 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 566 minutes
3G Surfing Time 720 minutes
4G Surfing Time 649 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
3G Talk Time Up to: 1260 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 174 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels
Pixel density 458 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Super Retina display, True Tone display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), Exposure control, HDR, Burst mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Image stabilization, Self-timer, F2.2 aperture, HDR, Burst mode, Exposure control
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, Apple Lossless, eAAC+, eAAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, JPG, TIFF, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Apple A1865, A1901, iPhone 10, iPhone Ten

Additional Sensors: Face ID, Barometer


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