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Apple iPhone X long-term review

Introduction

“The future of the smartphone” they said when announcing the iPhone X alongside the expected iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus last September. There is no denying that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are excellent phones, but their all too familiar form factors ensured they were overshadowed by the new look being flaunted by the iPhone X. “An iPhone that is all display.” in the words of Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple. Now, that’s way more impressive.

Apple Iphone X Long Term review

The iPhone X – you’ve all seen it by now and you’ve all wondered whether it’s worth your hard-earned cash.

We covered this and more in detail during our original iPhone X review alongside our usual plethora of tests. But what would the iPhone X be like to live with on a day to day or, indeed given how often we interact with our phones, an hour to hour basis? Would it be a case of simply learning to adjust and re-program our muscle memory or would it be such a fundamental change that things would never be the same again for better or for worse?

Rest assured, we’ll try and answer those as well as any other questions you may have about the iPhone X. For example, what’s the real-world performance from its A11 Bionically enhanced brains? What new goodness do this year’s cameras bring? Plus, in another iPhone first how about that wireless charging?

Three of us have been using the iPhone X’s as our daily drivers, so we’ll cover these questions and more in this long-term review.

This is our second article in a series of long-term reviews – a format which we hadn’t attempted previously. While our regular reviews are focusing on assessing every aspect of a device’s performance in the most objective way possible, the long-term review is where we will give you a more subjective look – an outline of what it’s like to live with a specific smartphone every day. We would appreciate your feedback on this new format in the comments section, and we’ll do our best to incorporate your suggestions into the next iterations.