So by now you have heard of the new iPhone X and maybe even got a chance to play with it at your local Apple store or Best Buy. But the question you may wonder is if this new iPhone is worth the $1,000 price tag. The short answer is — it depends.
Let’s start with the obvious. It’s the best iPhone ever.
There we have that settled.
If you want a quality build and a phone that just stuns in your hand, then this is the phone for you. This is the future. You probably won’t see touch ID on any of the iPhones of the future. So, if you are an early adopter, the price tag will be worth it.
If you are the type that likes to wait a bit, then stick with your iPhone 7. If you behind an iPhone 6, then upgrade. You can legitimately go for the iPhone 8 or the X.
Simply brilliant. Sometimes you just want to stare at it. The fonts are perfect. The OLED screen is 5.8-inch Samsung-manufactured OLED display. The phone is smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus but the screen is bigger. Go figure. It does seem to be the perfect size though. It’s a joy to hold.
This is a gutsy move by Apple to remove the touch ID. I was worried about missing the home button and at times I do but face ID works very well. Only on occasion does it malfunction and not enough for me to make a big deal. The learning of new gestures is tricky. I miss the ease of taking screenshots but, in reality, it’s a small adjustment.
The set-up is amazingly easy. I use Apple Pay quite extensively, and it wasn’t an issue having it login with face ID. You just have to remember to hit the button on the side twice to activate it.
The iPhone X has two optically stabilized 12-megapixel cameras, one with a f/1.8 wide angle lens and the other with an f/2.4 telephoto. The pictures are amazing. So crisp and clear. Amazing.
It seems that the battery is about a day. Not great. Not bad. But most of us have a charger at our disposal so probably not a big deal. The wireless charging ability is great because if you are in desperate need, find a Starbucks and lay that baby down (gently) and let it suck up the juice.
The phone is the future. If you are going to continue down the iPhone path, this is your inevitability. The future looks bright.