Apple iPhone X users rate it almost perfect, cite three major advantages


Apple has apparently gone through prolonged soul-searching, and had to do a number of compromises in its first effort to make an "all-screen" phone that culminated with the iPhone X. Chief among those was the decision to ditch the home button with its integrated Touch ID finger scanner, and replace it with a Face ID biometric solution, achieved by the TrueDepth camera kit that brought along a "notch and horns" cutout at the top of the iPhone X display.

As a result, those coming from a legacy iPhone were supposed to hit both a muscle memory wall, and aspect ratio compatibility issues. Still, early iPhone X adopters - the handset has been around for less than two months - are quite happy with their iPhone X. Call it a $999 purchase justification, or just plain appreciation, but in an iPhone X owners survey by research firm Strategy analytics they rated it 4.6 out of 5. 

The users cited three primary reasons for their approval - the coolness of Animoji, the hardware like the dual OIS camera, the excellent OLED display, plus the long battery life, and, last but not least, the familiar ecosystem that the iPhone X slots into. Such a high approval rating usually bodes well for future sales, but we'll have to wait and see the first quarterly results in which iPhone X shipments are reflected to gauge if the positive opinions have translated into cold hard cash.

source: SA via 9to5Mac

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102 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Animoji made the list? Wow....

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1249; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Really says alot about those who have been asked :-)

14. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Unfortunately for apple, iphone X is still lagging in sales...

15. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Where did you get that idea? It looks like it's huge success for Apple.

27. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

If so, then its a HUGE success for Samsung as well. Those displays are beautiful.

57. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just go look it up. Lots of articles on how it is not doing as good as apple would like.

98. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You mean it's not doing as good as analyst think in their imagination? Im pretty sure Apple is very happy with X sales. Apple currently have 3 new iPhones which are three best selling phones in the world by big margin. iPhone X is only one of these phones.

97. sgodsell

Posts: 6588; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Strategy analytics is a paid research firm. Hmm, so who paid them? Oh let's all guess....

25. pravin.n15

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Kinda echo the same sentiments as you both (Ninja and RoboEn) I assumed smartphones will bring about a new era of personal computing and here we are hearing comments like a $1000 phone is best 'coz of better Emojis. I bet techie and computer users across the globe will agree, well mostly with what I think as below: 1. Smartphones cannot be interconnected with other devices as easily as laptops or personal desktop computers can be, with most of the devices just not possible. With almost 2 decades of smartphone evolution, this is a major disadvantage in spite of all the Android and chip-set revolutions. 2. If the screen is damaged, there is no way we could have an alternate way to run the hardware with an external bootable OS like Linux or even retrieve crucial data on the internal memory. 3. Modular computing like a desktop PC is still a dream. This leads to the issue of forced upgrades every 2 years by OEMs and even Google, not to mention at tremendous costs compared to PC prices. An ongoing waste of money scheme. Pushing us against the wall. 4. Unlike the PCs, cannot run any smartphone hardware with an OS of choice (Linux, Windows), this also gives rise to issues with inter-connectivity between Windows or Linux based computers when it comes to cohesive computing leading to more computing power or at least being able to share hardware or server resources. 5. We end up spending money for fancy stuff we don't really need rather than functionality we really do need. This all is just a humble personal opinion. I have nothing against people who want to spend $1000 for a smartphone only to upgrade it in the next 12-24 months, with another $1000. Personal choice after all. I just hope OEMs and Google-Microsoft alike, focus on more practical applications of mobile computing and inter-connectivity concepts.

79. Furbal unregistered

On #3 also huge harm to the environment. Phone components are not friendly and upgrading as often as we are with very little recycling is pretty damn harmful(I'm no green but we should still minimize impact).

85. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

If you buy a phone on monthly payments and you upgrade the very next year, then you NEVER actually pay $1000 for it. Do the math. I prefer using the monthly because I get to own 2 phones in 2 years for a total price of one phone. That's being smart.

34. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1261; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Had Google done it first it would have been labeled a "stupid gimmick". I guess calling animoji users horse face or poop face is now not only acceptable but cool!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30488; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

In my short time with it, it was far from perfect, but still good. My Note 8 isn't perfect either, and the X is far short of the Note 8.

4. bucky

Posts: 3764; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

In your opinion.

8. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Amazing how its an opinion when you don't agree. So when you agree with someone's opinion, is it then a fact? Anyways, I upgraded from an iPhone 7+, to the iPhone X 256GB in Silver. I can say it was a very pretty device and it was a nice change, after seeing the same design for 4 years. I also had the 6S. My issues, was similar. The fact that when you watch a movie letterboxed, the display size was then no larger than the base iPhone model. The notch could have been done another way, like making the bezel thicker at the top. Having it in the display area is plain stupid. I have apps that hadn't been updated since the iPhone 4. Not my fault or Apple's. Lazy devs! But they were all working perfect up to iOS 10.x. Then in iOS 11 they all were broken. I don't see what differences their are between the 2. I did read Apple's changelog. What's funny is, I played with the beta for 11 and many of those apps were still working until the final beta. I was hoping it was just a temporary thing. The phone is small, but comfortable. If the devs fix the apps I need so they work, I will repurchase. If not, I have to now go and purchase an older model. I will probably just get a 5th Gen iPod Touch, as I only need access to the apps, I don't need cellular. I think the phone is awesome overall and I accept PA's rating of a 9. But it isn't worth $999, considering what's missing. No premium headphones, no fast charger in the box, stolen features (Animoji) and only catching up to older Androids who had most features since 2013. If the Galaxy S7 Edge wasn't worth $800, how is the iPhone X worth more with still even less?!

18. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"The notch could have been done another way, like making the bezel thicker at the top. Having it in the display area is plain stupid." That would have been very bad design decision. Unbalanced design would have been very bad decision. Snapchat doing exactly that, they hide the notch with their messaging section and it doesn't look good. Notch make the screen feel lot bigger. About your app situation, apps needed to be 64 bit with iOS11, If devs doesn't care to support it, they propably don't care their app anymore so you wouldn't get updates. I think that was actually very good call from Apple, now so many useless and old apps got deleted from appstore, If dev cares their App they would update it to support iOS11 64bit apps.

31. cmdacos

Posts: 3651; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Do you even believe the crap you write? It would have been unbalanced to not have the notch??? Wtf? Is it balanced with the notch? Lmao

56. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

The screen is equally far from down and bottom. Bigger top bezel would make it look very bad

87. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What? The viewing area on the iPhone X is not symmetrical, because the top dives into the viewing area, the bottom does not. Please take a look at the Sharp Aquos Crystal. The display has a frame totally free of obstruction and simply has a larger bezel on the bottom. Just turn it upside down to get an idea of what I said. But it doesn't have to be thick. It only need to be as thick as needed. They also could have made the bottom the same equal thickness. The reason they didn't is because, the iPhone would have looked like the Galaxy S6 without a home button and thinner bezels. Then you consider all the icons that use to be displayed at the top, are now gone. Now you have to hold the phone with one hand, and take the other and reach up to pull down the control panel, which use to come from the bottom. How dumb is that? But yet you are the same people who keep talking about one handed phone usage, which went out the door with the iPhone Plus model. You Apple fans will excuse anything Apple does. Yet you posted the FPS location of the S8 and Note 8 are terrible? Sure it is, but at least it has one and at least it isn't blocking my display. Samsung eliminated one hand usage with size that grew gradually. Apple eliminated one ha d usage, thorough poor UI gestures on a device that is small enough to be used with one hand.

51. BigBoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2017

I haven’t wben thought about the notch!

86. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Wait. You calling what I said a bad design decision, yet the present design is a bad design decision? OMG. The Note 8 and S8 prove what I said is a smarter design decision. No obstruction in the viewing area. Let me give you an example. YOUR EYES. If while your EYES are wide open, your eyelashes were in the field of view, blocking what you see; are you saying that is better than having a full clear viewing area? OMG! Wait I'm not even gonna let you drag me to your level. I'm not even gonna waste time arguing logic with a person who is obviously lacking the least of common sense.

28. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Agreed 100% @makatijules

30. RoryBreaker

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

thanks @makatijules for a fair & honest post

9. aegislash

Posts: 1425; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Bucky, what is even the point when people respond with this....when clearly it is his own opinion? Post #8 hit the nail on the head....it's only an opinion because Darkk didn't drool over the iPhone X in his comment. Had his post been all praise, you'd have stayed silent.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30488; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said man. I don't have any issues that make me not like the 10. It's just not good enough to replace my Note 8, and far too expensive to keep as a backup phone...so I returned it. I spent my $1243 on it, not bucky's. All of this, is just an opinion if you really think about it. We decide to buy, or not, based on our opinion.

12. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Dude do you have Note 8 tattoo already? It's just mobile phone which you don't need to praise like god or something. I would pick iPhone X over Note 8. Do you know why? Because size matters :D :D :D But I won't get it, because I think that its not worth so much money and I was waiting for S9, but that 4 GB of RAM (according to leaks) it's just a joke.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30488; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have that same right to comment as you do. If you don't like what I post, feel free to scroll right past.

39. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Sure you do. Also I have right to comment your comment :D I was thinking of you as unbiased person, but now I see everywhere in your posts things like "Note 8 is the best" etc. It looks like you are trying to troll or you became typicial fanboy or even Samsung is paying to you :D And don't get me wrong. In my opinion Note 8 is the best device with big screen. If you wanted to everyone know that it's the best device for you. Don't be worry we all know it :D

43. fyah_king unregistered

Note 8 is the best!! What competes with it? Name one?lol

47. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lol I just wrote: "In my opinion Note 8 is the best device with big screen" in post that you commented :D But for some people too big screen can be disadvantage thats why I don't own Note 8. If S8 would have 6 GB of RAM like Note I would get it. Also I would consider iPhone X, but I think it's not worth the money. So concluding in my opinion Note 8 is the best device with big screen and iPhone X is the best device with dimmensions allowing you to use it in one hand.

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