iPhone X I’ve had an x for about 3 days and it’s disappointing

Knockoutjosie

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I’m on iOS 11.3 and the battery is terrible.
It’s always overheating and the phone last me a good 6 hours.

With my 8 plus my battery was awesome and I was also running 11.3 and it was great ! Would last me about 8-9 hours
 

The Game 161

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I’m on iOS 11.3 and the battery is terrible.
It’s always overheating and the phone last me a good 6 hours.

With my 8 plus my battery was awesome and I was also running 11.3 and it was great ! Would last me about 8-9 hours
Sounds like a faulty unit. I get a full 24 hours before charging and about 10-12 hours usage.

Certainly shouldn't be getting warm like that.
 

nburwell

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I easily am able to make it through the day on my X and I consider myself a moderate to heavy user of my phone. It definitely seems like something is up with your device. I would take it to Apple to look at. Or since you've had it three days, exchange it.
 

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I don’t know how representative 3 days of usage is, but if it keeps being disappointing like that you should just contact support or return it.
 
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Relentless Power

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I’m on iOS 11.3 and the battery is terrible.
It’s always overheating and the phone last me a good 6 hours.

With my 8 plus my battery was awesome and I was also running 11.3 and it was great ! Would last me about 8-9 hours
Your thread title seems to be misleading/confusing from How you’re describing this. You’re saying iOS 11.3 and the battery is ‘terrible’, but what exactly is disappointing about the _iPhone X itself_ aside from overheating? Which when you say “Overheating”, is it to the point where you can’t hold it or are you getting an alert on your iPhone? Are you using an Apple MFI cable and charging brick?

Perhaps Something else is contributing to the battery drain, have you checked your battery usage under settings? If Your iPhone is defective, exchange it for a new one and then reevaluate from there. You’re not listing any of the features that’s causing the iPhone X to be a disappointing experience, it appears this could be something related directly to the battery.
 
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Raist3001

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Sounds like a bad unit. My X that I have had since 12/17 lasts me thru my day. Check your battery stats to see what may be happening or just have your X swapped out by apple.
 

srminton

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In my eyes it is not worth the price. Curious what they bring this fall.
If someone got a Samsung Note and said the battery was not lasting more than 6 hours and the phone was running hot, you probably wouldn't say: "In my eyes it it not worth the price." You'd probably wonder why it conflicted with your own experience, and suggest they either return the phone or review their apps.

(I mention Samsung because you have previously said that you currently use a Samsung Note and are considering a Samsung Galaxy for your next upgrade, so I'm assuming you're pretty satisfied with the performance of Samsung phones).

Or to put it another way - judging whether or not the iPhone X is "worth the price" (which it may not be) has nothing to do with this one person's experience of the phone which is clearly an outlier. If every iPhone X was running hot and burning through the battery in 6 hours, we would have had Congressional hearings by now.
 

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I’m on iOS 11.3 and the battery is terrible.
It’s always overheating and the phone last me a good 6 hours.

With my 8 plus my battery was awesome and I was also running 11.3 and it was great ! Would last me about 8-9 hours
Sounds to me it is broken. But if you do not like it, I would go back to your 8 plus. I had one and it is a great device. My X lasts all day long. If your is getting hot, it is either broken or you are playing games or watching videos.
 

blairh

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The 8 Plus has better battery than the X.

What do you mean overheating?

What are you doing so your phone only lasts 6 hours?
 

aakshey

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The battery should last 8-10 hours or so of usage over 16-36 hrs standby.
 

Knockoutjosie

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Sounds like a faulty unit. I get a full 24 hours before charging and about 10-12 hours usage.

Certainly shouldn't be getting warm like that.
It’s always warm. Near the top camera

What do your battery stats say about what is using the most battery?
YouTube , Twitter and Instagram. It all says background activity
Your thread title seems to be misleading/confusing from How you’re describing this. You’re saying iOS 11.3 and the battery is ‘terrible’, but what exactly is disappointing about the _iPhone X itself_ aside from overheating? Which when you say “Overheating”, is it to the point where you can’t hold it or are you getting an alert on your iPhone? Are you using an Apple MFI cable and charging brick?

Perhaps Something else is contributing to the battery drain, have you checked your battery usage under settings? If Your iPhone is defective, exchange it for a new one and then reevaluate from there. You’re not listing any of the features that’s causing the iPhone X to be a disappointing experience, it appears this could be something related directly to the battery.
over all this phone is disappointing
The 8 Plus has better battery than the X.

What do you mean overheating?

What are you doing so your phone only lasts 6 hours?
mostly just safari , Instagram , Snapchat and Spotify
 

AceFernalld

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It’s always warm. Near the top camera
Being warm is not overheating. Sometimes the first few days they're slower / warmer / get worse battery life because they're indexing. But 3 days in that should not be a problem anymore. I've had my X since it came out and I love it.

Edit: I came from a 7 Plus and the X definitely doesn't get as good battery life but I can still make it last a day. If you remain dissatisfied over the next week you may want to return it and wait for the 'X2 Plus,' which should have a bigger screen and a bigger battery
 
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If someone got a Samsung Note and said the battery was not lasting more than 6 hours and the phone was running hot, you probably wouldn't say: "In my eyes it it not worth the price." You'd probably wonder why it conflicted with your own experience, and suggest they either return the phone or review their apps.
You took the bait :)
 

960design

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I’m on iOS 11.3 and the battery is terrible.
It’s always overheating and the phone last me a good 6 hours.

With my 8 plus my battery was awesome and I was also running 11.3 and it was great ! Would last me about 8-9 hours
My X only acts like that when I'm mining crypto. Definitely should get it checked out.

Good news! You still have 12 days to return it, no questions asked.
 

rugmankc

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You bought an X in December. Why are you buying another one and just realizing it is disappointing--Just Curious
 

woodynorman

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He had an X in November as well.
The OP sounds like he/she might be a chronic complainer
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Sold it , bought an 8plus , bought another x, handed it down to my sister , bought another x to give it a try. Overheats
You already bought 2 X's before this. You should know by now the phone is a disappointment. I knew right away when I bought my second one that the phone wasn't for me
 

Dodgeman

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If someone got a Samsung Note and said the battery was not lasting more than 6 hours and the phone was running hot, you probably wouldn't say: "In my eyes it it not worth the price." You'd probably wonder why it conflicted with your own experience, and suggest they either return the phone or review their apps.

(I mention Samsung because you have previously said that you currently use a Samsung Note and are considering a Samsung Galaxy for your next upgrade, so I'm assuming you're pretty satisfied with the performance of Samsung phones).

Or to put it another way - judging whether or not the iPhone X is "worth the price" (which it may not be) has nothing to do with this one person's experience of the phone which is clearly an outlier. If every iPhone X was running hot and burning through the battery in 6 hours, we would have had Congressional hearings by now.
You took the bait :)
Its no bait and it is still not worth the price battery issues or not. ‍♂