Results: despite its price, the iPhone X is grabbing hearts

So, Apple announced three new phones — as expected —, and two of them were reiterations of the 4-year-old design — as expected —, while the third one was the radical all-screen iPhone X... as expected. Man, these leaks really kill the excitement of such events, don't they?

In any case, a lot of the rumors about the iPhone X turned out to be untrue. It doesn't have a Touch ID sensor embedded in the glass, it doesn't have a “control strip” at the bottom, it doesn't shoot lasers, and can't make you a latte. Some would say it's basically an animoji machine with a large display.

But is it really? We thought we'd check excitement levels — would you go for an iPhone 8 that has most of the same hardware as the X, but a lower price tag, or would you shell out for the “futuristic” iPhone X? Well... here's how that poll went:

iPhone 8 / Plus or iPhone X?

iPhone 8 / Plus is good enough for me
iPhone X all day every day!

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...and soon enough they'll grab their hard earned money too.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2702; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Rigged poll. PhoneArena is nothing but an Apple Swamp that's run by crooked Apple employees that should to be drained ASAP. Despite the negative press covfefe... I mean, coverage of Note 8, The fake news Phone Arena and the whole MSM know that Note 8 is winning but they're just too dishonest to accept it, sad! There was a big crowd of many many supporters outside my local Samsung Store, believe me, and it was beautiful. I was tremendously pleased to see that. Whereas Apple Event was a complete disaster but the dishonest MSM won't accept it. Oh well, MAGA!

9. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Greenman! G'Day Mate! Typically you provide some interesting comments that the community here enjoys, so we all thank you for that. As of late, you have been a little piece of sh!t. You thoughts and statements have been pure trash, full stop. Take yourself and your fake Australian accent to another blog before you cause more eye-bleed to anyone in this great community. thx

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Just goes to show how even the most staunch former Apple fans like DarkJ or greenman seem to have realized the ridiculousness of Apple's BS. The bias towards Apple in the media is obvious as well now. If you want an invite, you have to put out for Apple.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So basically when he comments anti-Samsung or pro-Apple, his comments are interesting, now that he is commenting anti-Apple, he's a little piece of sh!t and his statements are trash? Wow, you've got some classic retarded fanboysim right there. I don't agree with what he said though.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He just tells his feelings, like everyone does. If he doesn't like something he tells it, doesn't matter what phone it is. But since it's apple this time you don't like it.

35. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

How is the fps on the X working out for ya?


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

And you are full of s**t.... Now that the iPhone cost 999.00 let's talk about the new Android features that make it so much of a futuristic phone. Oled screen by Samsung, notice screen swipe up from blackberry already an Android feature for years adaptive screen by Samsung for years, no bezels from Android, and a revolutionary new cut out. Sounds like a lot of old Android/Samsung features for a whole lot of money to me.

41. miketer

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

If this is a great community, you will not be using such words to disrespect an other. Because this is a lousy community with lousy moderators, nincompoops like you get away with it. This community has a pedophile commenting on someone daughter, an Apple fanboy insulting someone's mother just for a stinking phone, a bunch of idiots including a BlackBerry enthusiast correcting peoples grammar to insult them and score a point, an other moron who"ll risk the life of his family due to his love for Note 7....and you call this a great community. PA is allowing punks like you all just for the sake of traffic. So all of your presence doesn't meant that you guys are great and doing something fruitful for this so called community. You can call this a colorful sadistic community, leaving a chosen few who really are interested and comment on the tech aspects.

51. GreenMan

Posts: 2702; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

You described it beautifully, mate. It's indeed a sad world we live in. Here's what happens when you get a little technical in a Blackberry article. Read my comment at #2: People outright insult you instead of being logical or reasonable. They never try to engage a valid argument but keep insulting you from various fake accounts and that's why I just ignore them. I'd never wade in that low gutter of insult and mockery and besides, what's the point? I hate to say it but people like them clearly have issues. Why else even a slightest word of criticism of their beloved product is enough to derail their humanity and make them go absolutely ballistic & INSANE? Ignore them, laddie. They are fanatical lunatics who are in dire need of medical help. Their are geeks and then there are freaks. The moment I start to suspect that I'm becoming a freak, I'll quit using PA. Good Day.

13. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

the grabbing hearts part caught me LOL. nice one iphonearena!

14. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

As always, there will always be buyers of iPhone8/plus/X. Likewise, there will always be buyers of Note 8. Even Note 8 is arguably with better ID than than iPhoneX, Apple will always command a cult followers/buyers until enough people realize that they were ripped off by being over-charged. My only surprise is: Apple dares to charge people top dollars ($699) for the iPhone8 when all the other high-end smartphones at the same price level offer resolution more than twice or three times better resolution!

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the prices are based on screen resolution? I mean, from what the Android crowd say, using an iPhone is like playing Minecraft, but it's actually perfectly decent resolution, the screens are very good and accurate, bright etc. I've never thought "Oh no, I need more pixels to be happy with this".

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Only the highest levels of Android fanboys say that you NEED very high res displays, which of course is obviously false. To be fair, higher res is objectively better, and it is a nice bonus. But yeah, it isn't necessary for a great smartphone experience.

36. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

So don't buy the iPhone X!!! Apple sheep's don't need higher res, you don't need oled cause those are things android fanboys like. Sheep's don't care about that so prove it. Don't buy the X get the standard 8

39. Xilam unregistered

Hey if I was to buy an iPhone X - IT WOULD BE ABSOLUTE ZERO REASON DUE TO ITS RESOLUTION BUMP!!!! My old 5s was sharp, the iPhones are sharp, contrast is great, colors are much more enjoyable. I have no issues or complaints about the screens on iPhones and I have never met anyone complaining about pixel density, resolution, sharpness, etc. I would only buy the iPhone X for its screen to body ratio - the iPhones have the worst screen to body ratio today!

54. sgodsell

Posts: 7624; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I will correct you, because you are wrong. The iPhone X is the first iPhone that has a high enough resolution for a good AR/VR experience. Plus it's OLED, so you get the higher contrasts compared to any IPS LCD display. There is even new AR headsets for Disney Star wars, and another AR headset from Mira. These AR headsets split the display in 2, just like VR headsets. This gives you the 3d effect needed to add some realism. Btw both of these had articles on PhoneArena. So an iPhone 8 only gives you a resolution of 667x750. Where as the new iPhone X will give you a resolution of 1218x1125. Which of these two iPhones is going to give you a better and more real looking AR experience? I don't think you need to answer that, we already know. It's also one of the reasons why Apple never supported VR in the first place. Apple has crappy resolution displays. This is 100% a fact.

31. slow00

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 08, 2017 the next apple poll iphone arena will have a question like: "is the iphone x the 8th wonder of the world?" ..With the single option to vote "yes it is" Iphone arena never cease to amaze us!

45. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Why are you complaining about the poll? It simply asked Apple fans if they would buy the iPhone 8/8 Plus or the iPhone X. What is wrong with that? Its a valid question, and if it doesn't apply to a person, then that person just doesn't need to worry about the poll. Trolls and haters never cease to amaze me with how immature and idiotic they can be.

49. KParks23

Posts: 748; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

The sheep are in a single file line to get this

53. Greenmule

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Apple corporate motto: When we have our users by the genitalia, their hearts and minds will follow.

2. thxultra

Posts: 475; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Not surprising. You lose out on all the big upgrades with the 8/8 plus. No face id, no oled screen. The 8 and 8 plus should be a 7s and 7s plus they are just small upgrades over the iphone 7. Apple did a awesome job on the processor in these phones. I think you will be able to walk into the store next Friday and get the 8 and 8 plus no problem and the X will be hard to get when it comes out on November 3rd.

3. haruken

Posts: 311; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Obviously the iPhone X would win, when your only 2 options in the poll are the obsolete iPhone 8 vs the overpriced iPhone X. Things would have been different had there been a "none" option, iPhoneArena.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Or had the poll been about which you would actually buy. I voted X but I'm not buying that POS, no FP scanner or home button GTFO!

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The "none" option is there, it's called "ignore the poll and carry on"

28. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That is true but, what is funny is they always put a "none" or some other choice in any other phone poll but not this one since it's apple.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

There wasn't a "none" option on the Note 8 vs Note FE poll.

4. Shubham412302

Posts: 594; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It can grab the hearts but what about pockets???

48. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Skip the pocket and hearts.. It will grab your kidney..

5. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

If I like something it doesn't mean i'm buying it :)

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