After months of hype, endless speculation, & a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That means some fundamental aspects of the iPhone are totally different here — most notably, the trang chủ button & fingerprint sensor are gone, replaced by a new system of navigation gestures và Apple’s new Face ID unlocking system. These are major changes.

Bạn đang xem: Iphone x review: face the future

New iPhones and major changes usually command a ton of hype, and Apple’s pushing the hype màn chơi around the iPhone X even higher than usual, especially given the new thousand-dollar starting price point. For the last few years, we"ve said some variation of "it"s a new iPhone" when we’ve reviewed these devices. But táo apple wants this lớn be the beginning of the next 10 years. It wants the iPhone X khổng lồ be more than just the new iPhone. It wants it lớn be the beginning of a new generation of iPhones. That"s a lot khổng lồ live up to.

I got a lot of questions about the iPhone X as I wrote this review, và I did my best to answer as many of them as I could. Apple’s asking users to change a decade’s worth of habits, which is a big change. & with big changes come big risks.


*

Design

At a glance, the iPhone X looks so good one of our video editors kept saying it looked fake. It’s polished & tight và clean — my new favorite táo bị cắn dở thing is that the company managed lớn move all the regulatory text khổng lồ software, leaving just the word “iPhone” on the back. The screen is bright và colorful & appears to lớn be laminated tighter than previous iPhones, so it looks like the pixels are right on top. Honestly, it does kind of look like a 3D mã sản phẩm instead of an actual working phone.


The iPhone X basically looks like a living 3 chiều render

But it is a real phone, & it’s clear it was just as challenging to lớn actually build as all the rumors suggested. It’s gorgeous, but it’s not flawless. There’s a tiny sharp ridge between the glass back và the chrome frame that I feel every time I pick up the phone. That chrome frame seems destined to get scratched and dinged, as every chrome táo bị cắn dở product tends khổng lồ do. The camera bump on the back is huge; a larger housing than the iPhone 8 Plus fitted onto a much smaller body toàn thân and designed lớn draw attention khổng lồ itself, especially on my silver review unit. There are definitely going to lớn be people who think it’s ugly. But it’s growing on me.


How this reviews was made

Apple gave most reviewers less than 24 hours with the iPhone X before allowing us lớn talk about it. The first version of this review was based on a single long, intense day of testing the phone, và we updated it a few days later after we tested performance & battery life, did a camera comparison, và generally lived with the iPhone X in a more realistic way. We also took reader questions & tried to answer as many of them as we could.


There’s no headphone jack, which continues lớn suck on every phone that omits it, but that’s the price you pay for a bezel-less screen with a notch at the top. Around the sides, you’ll find the volume buttons, the mute switch, and the sleep / wake button. The removal of the home button means there are a few new button combinations lớn remember: pressing the vị trí cao nhất volume button & the sleep / wake button together takes a screenshot. Holding the sleep button opens Siri. And you turn the phone off by holding either of the volume buttons and the sleep button for several seconds.

*
apple gave us the white và silver mã sản phẩm to review, & although táo bị cắn dở says the band on the outside is better than surgical-grade stainless steel, mine already has scratches & dings. So I wouldn’t expect it to lớn remain flawless if you don’t have a case.

And, of course, there’s the notch in the display — what táo bị cắn calls the “sensor housing.” It’s ugly, but it tends lớn fade away after a while in portrait mode. It’s definitely intrusive in landscape, though — it makes landscape in general pretty messy. Less ignorable are the bezels around the sides và bottom of the screen, which are actually quite large. A lot of people I showed the phone khổng lồ hated them, but I think they make the bright colors of the display pop. It’s a very different design decision than curving the screen to lớn eliminate the bezel entirely, like Samsung does. Instead, Apple’s highlighting what little bezel remains. That amounts khổng lồ a thick đen border all the way around the screen, with that notch mix into the top.

I personally think the iPhone 4 is the most beautiful phone of all time, and I’d say the iPhone X is in third place in the iPhone rankings after that phone và the original model. It’s a huge step up from the surfboard design we’ve been living with since the iPhone 6, but it definitely lacks the character of Apple’s finest work. And… it has that notch.


*

Display

The iPhone X is Apple’s first phone to lớn use an OLED display, after years of apple LCDs setting the standard for the industry. OLED displays allow for thinner phones, but getting them to lớn be accurate is a challenge: Samsung phones tend khổng lồ be oversaturated khổng lồ the point of neon, Google’s px XL 2 has a raft of issues with viewing angles và muted colors, & LG’s new V30 has problems with uneven backlighting.

Apple’s using a 5.8-inch Samsung-manufactured OLED display, which it says it custom designed for the iPhone X. It’s a bigger number than the iPhone 8 Plus’ 5.5-inch display, but it’s a taller, thinner aspect ratio, so it’s actually not as big. Overall, the iPhone X is definitely more of a slightly bigger iPhone 8 than a smaller 8 Plus, & that’s what it feels like in your hand. It’s like when hãng apple moved from the iPhone 4 to lớn the 5 — the display grew a bit taller. In fact, when you run apps that aren’t optimized for the X, they run with huge software bezels and the whole thing looks exactly like an iPhone 8.


It’s just a terrific display

The display uses a đá quí PenTile pixel layout, which means every pixel on the screen shares red, green, and blue subpixels with the pixels around it — unlike previous iPhone LCD screens which have dedicated RGB subpixels in a stripe for every pixel on the screen. A lot of people don’t like PenTile screens và I haven’t liked them in the past either, but you really can’t tell the iPhone X is PenTile with the naked eye. Táo says it’s doing a bunch of custom antialiasing & subpixel rendering to lớn make this display work better than other Samsung PenTile OLEDs, và I think the effort shows.


*

*

In any event, the screen is excellent. The iPhone X OLED is bright, sharp, vibrant without verging into parody, & generally a constant pleasure lớn look at. Side by side with the iPhone 8, the X is noticeably cooler, & a bit softer — which I think makes it slightly easier to look at for long periods. The iPhone X has Apple’s True Tone system khổng lồ automatically adjust color temperature khổng lồ the ambient light, but strangely the X was a very different màu sắc than the iPhone 8 with True Tone on. I asked táo about this, và they suggested that the iPhone X’s 10-channel light sensor was more precisely reading the ambient light than the 4-channel unit in the 8. Whatever the case, they were very different.

Apple is very proud that the iPhone X display offers Dolby Vision HDR support, so iTunes movies mastered in HDR play with higher brightness & dynamic range, but honestly, I found it very hard khổng lồ see the difference when I watched Wonder Woman from iTunes and regular videos on other services. It’s a nice spec line, but I don’t think you’ll notice day-to-day.

The screen isn’t perfect, though: every OLED screen shifts colors off-axis, and the iPhone X is no exception. It definitely gets bluer if you tilt the phone back and forth along either axis, but it’s nothing like, say, the px 2 XL, which tints xanh if you just shift the phone in your hand. It’s one of those things that doesn’t leap out at you, but you’ll notice it if you’re looking for it.

A lot of you asked us about burn-in, and I haven’t seen any yet. But it’s early, so I asked hãng apple about it, và they told me that they’ve also done a ton of work with the screen and in the OS lớn limit burn-in. Every OLED screen eventually suffers some burn-in though, so we’ll just have khổng lồ wait & see if the iPhone X really is better than the competition.

Unfortunately, the đứng top of the display is marred by that notch, & until a lot of developers bởi a lot of work to lớn design around it, it’s going lớn be hard to lớn get the most out of this screen. I mean that literally: a lot of apps don’t use most of the screen right now.


*

Apps that haven’t been updated for the iPhone X run in what you might hotline “software bezel” mode: huge black borders at the top & bottom that make the phone look just lượt thích an iPhone 8. & a lot of apps aren’t updated yet: Google Maps and Calendar, HBO Go, the Delta app, Spotify, & more all run with software bezels. Games lượt thích CSR Racing and Sonic The Hedgehog looked particularly silly. It’s fine, but it’s ugly, especially since the home bar at the bottom of the screen glows white in this mode.


Some apps almost look right, but then you realize they’re actually just broken

Apps that haven’t been specifically updated for the iPhone X but use Apple’s game ios autolayout system will fill the screen, but wacky things happen: Dark Sky blocks out half the status bar with a hardcoded đen bar of its own, Uber puts your trương mục icon over the battery indicator, và Instagram’s volume bar disappears behind the notch entirely. It almost looks right, but then you realize it’s actually just broken.

Apps that have been updated for the iPhone X all have different ways of dealing with the notch that sometimes lead to strange results, especially in apps that play video. YouTube only has two fullscreen zoom options, so playing the Last Jedi trailer resulted in either a small đoạn clip window surrounded by both letter- and pillar-boxing or a fullscreen view with the notch obscuring the left side of the video. Netflix is slightly better because it mostly plays 16:9 video but you’re still stuck choosing between giant black borders around your clip or the notch.

Landscape mode on the iPhone X is generally pretty messy: the notch goes from being a somewhat forgettable element in the top status bar khổng lồ a giant interruption on the side of the screen, và I haven’t seen any apps really solve for it yet. & the home bar at the bottom of the screen often sits over the đứng đầu of content, forever reminding you that you can swipe to go trang chủ and exit the chaos of landscape mode forever.

I’m sure all of this will get solved over time, but recent history suggests it might take longer than táo khuyết or anyone would like; I still encounter apps that aren’t updated for the larger iPhone 6 screen sizes. 3d touch has been around for years, but I can’t think of any phầm mềm that makes particularly good use of it. Apple told me that it’s holding workshops for developers & that the tự động hóa layout tools in game ios should make things go much faster than the transition khổng lồ the iPhone 6 size, but we’ll just have to lớn see how it goes.


Cameras

Now that we have an iPhone X and the Google pixel 2, we’re going to bởi a super in-depth camera comparison, but here’s what I can tell you right now: the iPhone X has basically the same cameras as the iPhone 8, và the photos look almost exactly the same. Và at the kết thúc of the day, I tend khổng lồ prefer the photos from the px 2 XL.

*
The back of the iPhone X has two optically stabilized 12-megapixel cameras, one with a f/1.8 wide angle lens & the other with an f/2.4 telephoto. That’s an nâng cấp from the 8 Plus, which has an f/2.8 non-stabilized telephoto lens. That stabilized tele lens is great; these are probably the best zoom photos I’ve ever taken on a phone, & it’s amazing lớn shoot 6x zoom đoạn phim in 4K & have it be sharp & usable. We got a question about slow sync flash, và it’s here, but I don’t think it does very much. Don’t take flash photos if you can help it.

Xem thêm: Kona Kg18N Gold Solid Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar With Vine Inlay


The best zoom photos I’ve ever taken on a phone

The two rear cameras allow for Portrait Mode, which works as well as Portrait Mode on the 8 Plus & also support Portrait Lighting. In another difference from the 8 Plus, the front camera also supports Portrait Mode và Portrait Lighting.


(left) / pixel 2 XL (right)","image_left":"ratio":"*","original_url":"https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9597823/jbareham_171101_2099_iPHONE_X_rear_portrait_0005.jpg","network":"verge","bgcolor":"white","pinterest_enabled":false,"caption":null,"credit":null,"focal_area":"top_left_x":0,"top_left_y":0,"bottom_right_x":3024,"bottom_right_y":4032,"bounds":<0,0,3024,4032>,"uploaded_size":"width":3024,"height":4032,"focal_point":null,"asset_id":9597823,"asset_credit":null,"alt_text":"","image_right":"ratio":"*","original_url":"https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9597883/jbareham_171101_2099_PIXEL_2XL_rear_portrait_0005.jpg","network":"verge","bgcolor":"white","pinterest_enabled":false,"caption":null,"credit":null,"focal_area":"top_left_x":0,"top_left_y":0,"bottom_right_x":3024,"bottom_right_y":4032,"bounds":<0,0,3024,4032>,"uploaded_size":"width":3024,"height":4032,"focal_point":null,"asset_id":9597883,"asset_credit":null,"alt_text":"","credit":null}">

Regular photos from the iPhone X are fine — some of them are even great. But I think the pixel 2 XL takes more evocative photos, with more contrast và better HDR. The iPhone’s dual rear cameras definitely produce better portrait mode photos than the Pixel, and the pixel definitely produces better portrait photos from the front camera. & I don’t think the Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 8 holds a candle to either of the iPhone X or the pixel 2: Samsung’s aggressive smoothing makes low-light shots appear better at first, but the iPhone retains more detail.


(left) / Galaxy note 8 (right)","image_left":"ratio":"*","original_url":"https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9597813/jbareham_171101_2099_iPHONE_X_rear_0016.jpg","network":"verge","bgcolor":"white","pinterest_enabled":false,"caption":null,"credit":null,"focal_area":"top_left_x":0,"top_left_y":0,"bottom_right_x":3024,"bottom_right_y":4032,"bounds":<0,0,3024,4032>,"uploaded_size":"width":3024,"height":4032,"focal_point":null,"asset_id":9597813,"asset_credit":null,"alt_text":"","image_right":"ratio":"*","original_url":"https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9597859/jbareham_171101_2099_NOTE_8_rear_0020.jpg","network":"verge","bgcolor":"white","pinterest_enabled":false,"caption":null,"credit":null,"focal_area":"top_left_x":0,"top_left_y":0,"bottom_right_x":3024,"bottom_right_y":4032,"bounds":<0,0,3024,4032>,"uploaded_size":"width":3024,"height":4032,"focal_point":null,"asset_id":9597859,"asset_credit":null,"alt_text":"","credit":null}">
(left) / pixel 2XL (right)","image_left":"ratio":"*","original_url":"https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9599427/jbareham_171101_2099_iPHONE_X_front_0001.jpg","network":"verge","bgcolor":"white","pinterest_enabled":false,"caption":null,"credit":null,"focal_area":"top_left_x":0,"top_left_y":0,"bottom_right_x":2320,"bottom_right_y":3088,"bounds":<0,0,2320,3088>,"uploaded_size":"width":2320,"height":3088,"focal_point":null,"asset_id":9599427,"asset_credit":null,"alt_text":"","image_right":"ratio":"*","original_url":"https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9599429/jbareham_171101_2099_Pixel_2XL_front_0001.jpg","network":"verge","bgcolor":"white","pinterest_enabled":false,"caption":null,"credit":null,"focal_area":"top_left_x":0,"top_left_y":0,"bottom_right_x":2448,"bottom_right_y":3264,"bounds":<0,0,2448,3264>,"uploaded_size":"width":2448,"height":3264,"focal_point":null,"asset_id":9599429,"asset_credit":null,"alt_text":"","credit":null}">
Of course, the main thing the front camera can do is take Animoji, which are Apple’s animated emoji characters. It’s basically built-in machinima, & probably the single best feature on the iPhone X. Most importantly, they just work, & they work incredibly well, tracking your eyes và expressions and capturing your voice in perfect sync with the animation. Animoji work by lighting up the TrueDepth IR camera và dot projector, but it’s not nearly as hardcore as Face ID. There’s no depth bản đồ or security stuff; it’s just motion tracking of the muscles on whatever face it see. The only time it doesn’t work great is when you try to wink; hãng apple told me they know about this & suggested it might get better over time.

*
Apple’s rolled out a lot of weird additions lớn iMessage over the years, but Animoji feel much stickier than sending a note with lasers or adding stickers or whatever other gimmicks have been layered on. & while iMessage remains a prime example of platform lock-in, Animoji are notably cross-platform: they work in iMessage, send as videos over MMS, & can be exported as MOV files. Nice. I love them.


*
Photo by Phil Esposito / The Verge

Face ID: it works, mostly

The most important feature change on the iPhone X is Face ID, the system that unlocks the phone by recognizing your face. Even that’s an understatement: the entire design & user experience of the iPhone X is built around Face ID. Face ID is what let táo bị cắn ditch the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The Face ID sensor system is housed in the notch — it’s the whole reason the notch exists. The táo bị cắn dở Pay user flow has been reworked around Face ID. Apple’s Animoji animated emojis work using the Face ID sensors.

If Face ID doesn’t work, the entire promise of the iPhone X falls apart.

The good news is that Face ID generally works great. The bad news is that sometimes it doesn’t, và you’ll have to actively move the phone closer to your face lớn compensate.

You can point a cheap camcorder with night vision at Face ID khổng lồ see how it works, which I highly recommended doing, because it’s really cool. The iPhone X has a IR light, a dot projector, and an IR camera, all tucked into the notch at the đứng top of screen. (It’s basically a tiny Xbox Kinect.) When you wake up the phone, the IR light goes off, and if the IR camera sees a face, the dot projector flashes a pattern of 30,000 dots. The camera then takes a 2 chiều photo, which gets turned into mathematical depth model, sent to the secure authentication chip, & matched against the stored value. If it matches, you’re in.

Setting up Face ID is ridiculously simple — much simpler than setting up cảm ứng ID on previous iPhones. The phone displays a circular border around your face, và you simply move around until a series of lines around that circle turn green. (Apple suggests you move your nose around in a circle, which is adorable.) vì that twice, & you’re done: Face ID will theoretically get better and better at recognizing you over time, and track slow changes lượt thích growing a beard so you don’t have to lớn re-enroll. Drastic changes, like shaving that beard off, might require you lớn enter your passcode, however.

*
Face ID should also work through most sunglasses that pass infrared light, although some don’t. & you can definitely make it fail if you put on disguises, but I’d rather have it fail than let someone else through.

In my early tests, Face ID worked well indoors: sitting at my desk, standing in our clip studio, and waiting lớn get coffee. You have to lớn look at it head-on, though: if it’s sitting on your desk you have to lớn pick up the phone & look at it, which is a little annoying if you’re used to lớn just putting your finger on the touch ID sensor to check a notification.

You also can’t be too casual about it: I had a lot of problems pulling the iPhone X out of my pocket and having it fail to unlock until táo khuyết clarified that Face ID works best at a distance of 25 to 50 centimeters away from your face, or about 10 to 20 inches. That’s closer than I usually hold my phone when I pull it out of my pocket to kiểm tra something, which means I had to lớn actively think about holding the iPhone X closer lớn my face than every other phone I’ve ever used. I also apparently hold the phone pretty close to lớn my face when I wake up in the morning — closer than the recommended 10-inch minimum — và don’t have my glasses on, so I had lớn adjust that muscle memory as well. “You’re holding it wrong” is a joke until it isn’t, and you can definitely hold the iPhone X wrong.


That’s a small problem, though, và I think it’ll be easy to lớn get used to. The other problem is actually much more interesting: almost all of the early questions about Face ID centered around how it would work in the dark, but it turns out that was exactly backwards. Face ID works great in the dark, because that IR projector is basically a flashlight, & flashlights make it easy to see in the dark. But go outside in bright sunlight, which contains a lot of infrared light, or under crappy florescent lights, which interfere with IR, và Face ID starts khổng lồ get a little inconsistent.


I asked táo bị cắn dở about this, and it seems lượt thích you’ll just have to lớn hold the iPhone X closer to lớn your face in certain lighting conditions. It never just totally failed for me — it just didn’t work as well from farther away when I was walking around outside or in sunlight. & you can’t unlock it in landscape mode or if your face is upside down; you’ll just have to enter your passcode. You also have to lớn look at it pretty directly, which means unlocking while the phone is sitting on a table is out unless you look over the phone. Và if you’re the sort of person who discreetly checks their notifications while talking khổng lồ people, well, get used to making it very obvious that you’re looking at your phone, because notifications don’t fully display until the phone unlocks

A lot of people asked me about Face ID privacy issues, but I don’t think there’s much khổng lồ be worried about. Face ID never really takes or stores a photo of your face — the regular front camera is only used during thiết đặt so you can see yourself. The IR photo is just used to generate the depth map that’s compared to the stored value. And nothing ever gets sent to táo — it’s just a bunch of numbers stored in the secure part of the processor. Obviously every system can be hacked, but you shouldn’t worry about a bunch of photos of your face being sent to lớn iCloud or whatever. It’s just not how the thing is designed. If you weren’t worried about touch ID, you probably shouldn’t worry about Face ID.

As for speed, well, it varies. Most of the time, in normal lighting conditions, it’s so fast that it’s almost lượt thích not having a passcode on your phone. You pick it up, swipe up, & you’re in — just like the old swipe to lớn unlock days. But other times, it takes a second. Again, I think that’s mostly under strange lighting conditions.

It’s basically the same amount of irritation as a fingerprint scanner: sometimes your fingers are wet and you have enter the passcode, & sometimes the light’s weird and you have khổng lồ move the phone closer to lớn your face and wait a second.


You also use Face ID for táo bị cắn Pay, and it’s pretty easy: you double click the side button, authenticate, and then hold the phone to lớn the reader. It actually makes a little more sense to lớn me than touch ID, because you’re actively turning táo apple Pay on, instead of just waving your phone at the card reader and hoping it works. It’s nice.

All in all, Face ID is a fine replacement for cảm ứng ID. It’s not perfect, but it’s perfectly workable. But you will definitely run into situations where you have to adjust where you’re holding the phone or try it again a few times. Recent táo khuyết products have tended to lớn demand people adapt lớn them instead of being adapted lớn people, and it was hard not to think about that as I stood in the sunlight, waving a thousand-dollar phone ever closer to my face.


Software

There’s a lot of new hardware in the iPhone X, but it’s still running quả táo 11 — albeit with some tweaks khổng lồ navigation to accommodate the lack of a home button. Hãng apple told me they didn’t want to lớn make any drastic changes lớn the main quả táo experience because they thought the removal of the home button was enough — you have khổng lồ learn a whole bunch of new gestures to lớn navigate this phone.

You swipe up from the bottom to lớn go home, swipe down from the right to open Control Center, and swipe down from the left to mở cửa the notifications pane. That pane also has buttons for the flashlight và camera; in a twist, they require cảm biến 3 chiều to work, so they feel lượt thích real buttons. It’s neat, but also breaks the cảm ứng 3 chiều paradigm — it’s the only place the entire system where 3d touch acts lượt thích a left click instead of a right click. It’s emblematic of how generally fuzzy quả táo has become with basic interface concepts.


Actually, lots of people asked about Reachability, which is the game ios feature that brings the đứng top of the screen down to make one handed usage easier. I use it all the time on my Plus, & it’s still here -— only now you swipe down about halfway up the icon dock from the home indicator. I couldn’t get this work at all until something clicked và I figured it out, but I’m still not perfect at it. Once you’ve brought the UI down, you can swipe on either đứng đầu corner to open Notification Center or the Control Center. You’ll be pulling down Control Center a lot, since it’s the only way to lớn see battery percentage và Bluetooth status on the iPhone X — the notch means there’s not enough room lớn put that info in the menu bar full time. I check battery percentage all the time, so this felt lượt thích a step back.

*
I asked táo apple why Notification Center is a sheet and Control Center is an overlay, & the company told me that it’s “philosophical” — Control Center is supposed lớn be an always-there widget, và Notification Center is supposed to be another screen that slides down. Whatever it is, I think it looks really messy to have two different interface patterns for the same kích hoạt at the đứng top of the screen.


And… those are basically the changes to tiện ích ios 11 on the iPhone X, apart from the various notch-related kerfuffles. If you’ve been using ios for a while & iOS 11 for the past month, nothing here will surprise you. If you spend a lot of time in unoptimized apps for work like Google Docs and Trello like I do, it’s a lot like using an iPhone 8. I really want apple to make notifications more powerful. I would love to lớn see some more customizability on the home screen, và I would love to be able lớn set new mặc định apps for mail & web browsing. Siri is still Siri. I’d also love for the overall design to be more fun — years after quả táo 7, everything still feels pretty stark và brutal, compared to lớn the increasingly whimsical version of app android Google’s shipping on the Pixel.

If you’re buying an iPhone X expecting a radical change khổng lồ your iPhone experience, well, you probably won’t get it. Unless you really hate unlocking your phone.


Battery

Apple says the iPhone X should get two hours more battery life than the iPhone 7, và while it’s been pretty hard to chạy thử this week while we’ve been running the screen và cameras full tilt for this review, I’ve been pretty impressed. OLED screen generally draw less power than LCDs, & I got great battery life with the iPhone 8, which shares most of the same components as the X. So I would expect to lớn go close lớn full days with the X.


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, & it pushes the thiết kế language of phones into a strange new place. It is a huge step forward in terms of phone hardware, and it has the notch khổng lồ 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 Face ID 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 ios 11 runs the same on lots of other iPhones, and you won’t be missing out on anything except Animoji. Face ID works extremely well, although you should expect khổng lồ have lớn move the phone closer to lớn your face from time to time. Và until your favorite apps are updated, you won’t be able to lớn make use of that entire beautiful display.

All that adds up khổng lồ the thing you already know: the iPhone X is a very expensive iPhone. For a lot of people, it’ll be worth it. For a lot of people, it’ll seem ridiculous. But fundamentally, it’s a new iPhone, và that means you probably already know if you want khổng lồ spend a thousand dollars on one. If you’re a huge iPhone fan and you have the money, you’ll love it. It’s a really nice phone. But if you have any doubts at all, stick with an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. You’ll get most of the same features, và you’ll wait out ứng dụng developers figuring out how to lớn use this new screen. Eventually every iPhone will look lượt thích the iPhone X, after all. The rest of us will just be using Animoji in the meantime.