10 real reasons to buy the iPhone X... and a few to let it slide

Now that the iPhone X reviews and first impressions are done and dusted, quite a few tangible advantages you can get from Apple's latest and greatest have emerged, and these are no longer marketing speak, but actual features or options that are better than what the competition has to offer. 

With the iPhone X, Apple delivered not only in its usual strong areas like display, design, and camera quality, but also improved on traditionally average points like screen-to-body ratio, battery life, or pixel density.

On the flip side, a few not-so-great conclusions have emerged, and we don't mean the price tag only. This is why we are rounding up the main reasons to actually go out and buy the iPhone X, or to skip this one, and set your sights on something else. Check them out, and sound off with your own observations below.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

I think we've reached the golden age of smartphones, where improving existing tech would make it even worse.

20. Peacetoall unregistered

Lmao bruh its ok phonearena writers are adults they don't take the criticism personal so chill.

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yea they do.

31. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

They do, they hide my comments ;D

24. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I thought this was a suicide note. Lol good laugh though.

30. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Is 9.0/10.0 not a high rating? out of your mind?

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Other than the notch, price and iOS, this phone is really tempting.

7. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

LOL. That's everything.

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I got the Note8 and it's speaker is very badd

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


27. Chitty

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Yea I love my Note 8 but the speaker is absolute crap.

32. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

yeah, poor performance for Note8 on speaker sideb but, please, don't tell me you bought the Note8 for speaker or you had expectations from a mono speaker. Is there to make sounds when phone rings.. that's pretty much all.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Andoid got a hundred more reasons. Android is about choices. You got to choose the feature that you want and that, for me, what makes Android the better choice.

9. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Face ID makes you hold the phone in a way you normally don't in order for it to work. No headphone jack makes you carry a dongle just to use your favorite headphones. iOS UI makes you change the way you normally interact with a smartphone. Dang iOS fans, Apple has you hostage and you don't even know.

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

Not true at all Face ID works on angles well and you can train it even further to pick up angled scans, it actually works quite wel You should really try a product out throroughly before making up claims honestly

6. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

PhoneArena CAN NOT clearly say the "Other Damage" is actually the back panel which costs $529 to replace and breaks from 5 feet drop, a bloody ripoff. Won't be surprised for a record next quarter as estimated.

8. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Meanwhile im loving my iphone X.

10. sun0066

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Save your money after all IPhone X does the same than iPhone 6 and so...

13. mikehunta727 unregistered

Might as well buy a $100 android phone cause it does the same thing as $1000 flagships

11. iphoneman37

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I opted for the 8 plus but my first one died on its own wouldn’t send pictures through text then restarted til it wouldn’t come on no more never been damaged or dropped hope second one is better.

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

We all have forgotten that they are just PHONES!!! They all do the same thing. Not one phone on this world has anything worth $800 let alone $1k. I tried the iPhone 8 and the X, but i returned them. I tried the Pixel for like 6 hours and have it back to my cousin. I couldn’t get used to the blue screen, you do see it on a lot more on white pages. Like PA. Or Snapchat. The other issue was the noise when calling or when I put it on speaker. This will be the first year of me skipping the new iPhone and the second year skipping the new androids. My iPhone 7 Plus and my Nexus 6P are enough for another year.

15. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yesterday our QA team got iPhoneX. I had few mins of hands on time...frankly it’s not inviting...it felt like apple experiment gone wrong. Glass back and chrome frame look terrible.

16. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The NOTCH is a big minus.

17. Kaostheory

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

You forgot quad band lte. All other flagships have this capability. 750 mbps already available in Canada, higher speeds coming next year. X tops out at 600 mbps.

18. Khyron

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

if only a11 could run on Android devices

19. drjumbo

Posts: 15; Member since: May 25, 2014

Out of the reasons to buy only two are legit, the design and premium to get one. Rest all like speed, brightness, lte speed, battery life etc are all available on 8 plus at a cheaper price and out of the drawbacks 8 plus had none except for the boring design... So the point of whole analysis seems lost.?!

22. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

True cinematic video capture.. on mono???

23. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's a 1000 dollar phone. Buying it compels you to love everything it does and forgive everything it doesn't. Deal with it.

28. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Best phone released this year. Love it.

29. MrNobody123

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

What time is it? It's already V30 k bye.

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