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Durability and Battery Life of iPhone X Called into Question

07 December 2017

Apple has already issued a warning that the OLED screen might have some problems with prolonged use and the battery life and the size of the iPhone X are slightly more than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which makes the latter phones much more consumer friendly. According to the publication, the iPhone 8 proved to be "hardier" when subjected to drops and damage.

While Consumer Reports called the iPhone X an "innovative device with a fantastic camera and lovely display" and mentioned it in the recommended list, it lost out to its predecessors, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus in a full comparison of the phones in the durability test category. "But many longtime iPhone users aren't interested in switching to Android, so the real question for them is whether to save a few bucks - or, actually, a couple hundred - and go with an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus instead".

Consumer Reports says, "We tumbled three samples of the iPhone X. The first was fine after 50 drops, but the glass on the back was significantly cracked after 100". Two others were dropped 50 times, and as a result, they both incurred defects on their screens.

Other drop tests seem to indicate that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were more durable than competing Samsung Galaxy devices. Further, front displays of the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus all came away unharmed.

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Consumer Reports tested the 64GB iPhone X model and praised the device's display.

That said, it's behind the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8, as well as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

"The same damage to the display and back panel cracking were also found during our previous test of the Galaxy S8", Consumer Reports explained, adding, "However, it is more expensive to fix the iPhone X, US$279 for the display and US$549 for the other components including the rear glass to be specific". The site said the iPhone X's display excelled because of its overall brightness, vibrant colors and deep black levels.

Tumble tests don't get a lot of weight when we calculate a phone's Overall Score. However, it couldn't hold a candle to the iPhone 8 Plus that kept the lights on for 21 hours.

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And Face ID works very effectively.

The robot browses the internet, takes pictures, uses Global Positioning System navigation, and, of course, makes phone calls. Its gesture system takes some getting used to, but it's not overly cumbersome or hard to use. It locked the ninth position on the list but the site says it failed to beat iPhone 8 or iPhone 8Plus.

Based on the company's testing, the good points of the iPhone X include its superb camera, which is still rated as one of the best of the best in the game.

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Durability and Battery Life of iPhone X Called into Question