iPhone X First 24 Hours with my X

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  1. nickosbad macrumors regular

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    Had my X for a little over 24 hours now and have some very mixed views so far....

    The camera is fantastic, exactly the upgrade I was looking for over my 8 (especially portrait mode)

    The screen is nice and vibrant and looks great until I open an unoptimised app....wow those look bad, just like going back to my 8

    Face ID so far is a massive let down, on my 8 the screen was I locked and open before it even reached my face as I could unlock it blind from in my pocket, now I need to raise it to my face and wait for it to unlock before having to swipe...plus it’s not great at unlocking from an angle

    13 days left to get used to it!! In hindsight I should have got an 8+ on launch instead to get the better camera but it just felt too big
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    All you got to do is look at your phone and swipe up. I never wait on my X to unlock, in fact, I forget that FaceID is even unlocking the phone.
     
  3. callihan_44 macrumors member

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    my first experience with ipx has been a let down, though i do have some issues ironed out now. The iphone 8 and 8+ is not an option for me, the ipx size is perfect for me and do not want larger or smaller
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I guess it depends on how you use your phone. I never unlocked mine blind in my pocket and I've found that Face ID is more reliable then Touch ID. With Touch ID after awhile it sometimes needed 2 or 3 scans before it would unlock. I'd go through the process of setting it up again and it would great for a few months before starting to fail again. Rinse and repeat. I haven't had to rescan my face yet.
     
  5. blairh macrumors 68040

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    Face ID fails for me far more often than Touch ID ever did. It also requires me at times to tilt the screen towards me closer than I would like to. I also can't unlock off a flat surface and that really annoys me. I believe Face ID will get better over the years with improved technology but for now it's more frustrating day to day versus Touch ID in my experiences.
     
  6. raqball macrumors 68000

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    faceID fails at about the same rate for me as touchID did.. However, for me faceID is the winner as I cycle daily and when wearing full finger gloves I can still unlock the phone without removing them. With touchID I always had to take a glove off to unlock.

    Other than that, fail rate is about the same. My only gripe with faceID is the need to swipe up afterwards. I hope Apple updates this in the future. No notifications? Unlock right to home screen. With notifications? Give an option of swipe or not in the settings..
     
  7. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    You can just pick up your phone and swipe up it will unlock faster, no need to wait for Face ID to open the lock.
    Most apps will soon be optimized so it will just be a matter of time, the same happened with the 4S to 5 and 5s to 6/6 Plus.
    In my opinion getting an 8+ is a mistake since the X is the new design language of iPhone from now on and the 8+ will just look like an outdated brick next to the X and the newer iPhones.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Apple offering the iPhone 8 was brilliant, regardless of what you consider is outdated in looks. It still offers Touch ID and at a lower price point for the consumer, being the iPhone X is not for everyone. The iPhone X definitely looks more refined and is the future of the iPhone, but the 8 is a safe bet for those who were unsure or disinterested in the iPhone X.
     
  9. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    It was brilliant because they knew not everyone would accept the X's price so they could still get profit from a cheaper "iPhone 7S". I think most are disinterested now because it's "shocking" in 2 years those who choose say an 8 Plus and get the next iPhones will look at their 8's with horror at how outdated it is.
     
  10. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    This happens to me as well. FaceID will fail and I need to tilt the phone towards me. I really wonder if this is an issue with the Truedepth camera, and I have a defective unit. With all the folks claiming that FaceID is flawless, one would believe that everyone would have encountered such an issue at least once.
     
  11. blairh macrumors 68040

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    We don't have defective units. It's simply how Face ID currently works. I have many X owning friends who have said the same thing.
     
  12. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    You are wrong. My Touch ID never failed to work. Face Id fails regularly.
     
  13. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    That's good news since mine failed almost 90% of the time, not to talk about having to wash my hands and clean the home button before unlocking otherwise wouldn't work.
     
  14. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    then you had a broken one and not a typical one.
     
  15. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    Touchid works 60% of the time for me on every iPhone I’ve owned since the 5S. I work with my hands and even when registering multiple fingerprints of the same finger or even different fingers the results are the same. Faceid works 95% for me which is a huge reason why I’ll never go back to Touchid. Your blanket statement doesn’t apply to every situation, maybe you should consider that
     
  16. BR4DOKYBrazil macrumors regular

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    I really enjoyed the change from TouchID to FaceID. FaceID is so magical that, for many times, I do not even remember that it exists. I get the impression that I went back in time with devices without passwords.
     
  17. vhl71 macrumors 6502

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    I think FaceID works flawlessly on iPhone X. I almost never notice that it even exists. Whenever I want to use the phone it just unlocks. Only time it failed was once I was at a drive through and the Apple Pay failed to recognize my face as I was in the car

    Most likely all other phones will follow this in the future. I’ll be surprised if any of the flagship phones have touchID in a year.
     
  18. bopajuice Suspended

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    You guys crack me up. Before the X was announced everyone loved their iPhones. Never heard a peep about how it looked outdated. Samsung and others were already doing OLED and minimal bezels. Not until the X was released did everyone start dissing the other iPhone models.

    To me the X reminds me of the original iPhone with rounded edges and chrome bezel. Not my cup of tea.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 20, 2018 ---
    Brick? The 8 and 8 plus are thinner than the X. So it's a bezel that makes a phone a brick?
     
  19. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    I seriously doubt the average consumer really thinks about the appearance of the 8 or 8 Plus and considers them dated at this point in time. There’s far more older iPhones in circulation for this to be some kind of fashion faux pas.
     
  20. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Yeah but your broken iPhone is hardly a fair representation of the reliability of touchID. Failing at a rate of 90% is well beyond the realms of defective and having filthy hands constantly is also not a failing of the technology.
     
  21. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I would say FaceID work for me 98% of the time. The other 2% is in bed tries or not raising it high enough when sitting down etc. It works better for me than TouchID did.
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I tried to explain to you that your FaceID camera/sensor might be bad and at the time you said it was not possible. Glad to see you open up to the possibility!
     
  23. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    ?? When did I say it was not possible? I claimed it was never user error.
     
  24. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Neither does yours.
     
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    Everybody’s situation and needs are different.. My response was far from a blanket statement, it says in my situation, touchid doesn’t work well so faceid is a welcome improvement..
     

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