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klinger1108's review of the Apple iPhone X

original version, submitted Nov 11, 2017, 9:08 PM:

I had such high hopes and expectations

I bought this device on launch day at my local VZW store. 4 days later I returned it and went with the iPhone 8 Plus. While this phone did have some great ideas I felt as though it left a lot to be desired. I love all iOS has to offer and how stable it is. Here’s my breakdown: PROS: - stunning display - outstanding camera - exceptional build quality - audio volume on dual external speakers are the loudest I’ve heard on any phone - facial recognition worked 99/100 times - A11 chipset handles everything you can throw at it CONS: - gestures become redundant and excessive to perform many tasks such as closing apps, or pulling down from the corners to access the control center - screen size is actually less then that of the plus models - keyboard is noticeably smaller and harder to use (compared to + models) - the narrower screen makes the font on websites and apps smaller and harder to read (again compared to + models) - the price is ridiculous Overall if you like the non-plus models you’ll probably like this phone. I’ve had the 6s+ and 7 plus which I enjoyed very much. The wider screen aspect ratio makes reading and watching videos much easier and enjoyable. After using the gestures I found myself asking why was so little thought put into this function? A home button and others like those used by the Note 8 would have been so much more user friendly. I like the direction Apple is going but for those of us who like a bigger phone there is a lot of room for improvement. There’s a reason more people buy the 7/8 plus models. I like a big, wide phone.

edited Nov 11, 2017, 9:14 PM to the current version:

I had such high hopes and expectations

I bought this device on launch day at my local VZW store. 4 days later I returned it and went with the iPhone 8 Plus. While this phone did have some great ideas I felt as though it left a lot to be desired. I love all iOS has to offer and how stable it is. Here’s my breakdown:
PROS:
- stunning display
- outstanding camera
- exceptional build quality
- audio volume on dual external speakers are the loudest I’ve heard on any phone
- facial recognition worked 99/100 times
- A11 chipset handles everything you can throw at it

CONS:
- gestures become redundant and excessive to perform many tasks such as closing apps, or pulling down from the corners to access the control center
- screen size is actually less then that of the plus models
- keyboard is noticeably smaller and harder to use (compared to + models)
- the narrower screen makes the font on websites and apps smaller and harder to read (again compared to + models)
- the price is ridiculous

Overall if you like the non-plus models you’ll probably like this phone. I’ve had the 6s+ and 7 plus which I enjoyed very much. The wider screen aspect ratio makes reading and watching videos much easier and enjoyable. After using the gestures I found myself asking why was so little thought put into this function? A home button and others like those used by the Note 8 would have been so much more user friendly. I like the direction Apple is going but for those of us who like a bigger phone there is a lot of room for improvement. There’s a reason more people buy the 7/8 plus models. I like a big, wide phone. No zoomed view on the home screen was another lost feature which makes no sense.

 

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