iPhone X iPhone X is easily the best phone ever made.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nStyle, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    Seriously, I very much doubted it to feel as good as it does now - but after owning it for a few weeks, I am convinced that there is no going back. Picking up an iPhone 8 feels heavily dated now. The screen is just so good. Face ID has worked flawlessly under nearly every condition for me thus far and is just more convenient and faster (for me) than Touch ID. True Tone is a true luxury. Blacks are actually black. Eliminating the home button just feels so natural now. Apple has always been the king of gestures, starting with MacBooks, so it just makes perfect sense. I never thought the notch would be a problem but I'd rather it be there than not if it meant having a taller phone or compromising in any other way. Plus I'm confident that it's size will shrink and eventually be eliminated. Either way, I don't care, it doesn't bother me as is.

    I am not brand-loyal. If there was a better phone, I'd be using it. I gotta say, the (smaller) Pixel 2 is also a really great phone. If I cared about saving money but still getting an excellent phone, Pixel 2 all the way. But it's so plain and still feels like Android felt five years ago for the most part. And the XL variant has noticeable screen issues. The S8 is an impressive phone as well but it still just doesn't have the polished software experience that the Pixel has (and IMO the X trumps both of them by a long shot in the polish department). While the Pixel has come incredibly close in what it would take for me to switch from iOS to Android, it's just not there yet. The X just set the bar even higher for fluidity between hardware and software.

    I don't know who or what this thread is for. Maybe it's for someone on the fence of whether $1K for a phone is worth it. If you're GOING to buy an 8 or 8 Plus and you plan on keeping it for 3-5 years, don't - get the X. The extra amount of $ is worth it for a phone you're going to keep a long time anyway. Obviously if you're in over your head already in consumer debt and are bad with money in general, don't be buying $500+ phones. But for those who were going for a "flagship" phone anyway and it makes sense for them - trust me, the X is that much better. I'm personally coming from a 6, and I keep my phones for 4+ years, so the 8 didn't feel like that much of an upgrade.
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I really enjoy using my iPhone X. Best iPhone I have ever had next to the iPhone 4s.
  3. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    If the X and 8+ were both $800, I'd still get the 8+. It feels better to me. I don't care about any of the common complaints on the X. Don't mind the price, notch or face id. I just like the feel of the 8+ in my hand, and the fact that it gets better battery life. I admit it looks very dated with the bezels, but mine is space grey so they're not as noticable.
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Agree. I don't think Apple has got nearly enough credit for how well they did with the X. It's just phenomenal, and the underlying tech still blows me away.

    If someone told me a few years ago that I'd soon have an iPhone in my pocket that could recognise my face with near-perfect accuracy and reliability - even in the dark - I'd have laughed and called them crazy. Yet here we are...
  5. anitak1982 macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2017
    West Central Ohio
    Completely agree. I don't think I would ever be happy with the bar at the top and bottom now that I am use to the iphone X
  6. raqball, Feb 25, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2018

    raqball macrumors 68000

    Sep 11, 2016
    As to the OP post, I agree! The X is the best phone I've ever owned as well and well worth the price of admission.
  7. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    Subjective. I think its a great device but the 8+ is more polished and refined, IMO.
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I agree, it’s the best phone made.
    However, ymmv.

    I laugh at the pissing contests.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 25, 2018 ---
    No it’s not!!!!
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    I love my X. I still have my 6S for backup and it seems dated when I mess around on it now. It would be hard to go back.
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Personally, I prefer the 8 Plus for the wider display, better battery, and yes, the home button and TouchID.
    But yeah, the X is really good too.
  11. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I love my iPhone 6s Plus because of one reason: headphone jack.
    iPhone X is a great device but the notch is ugly. It also obstructs the view. Accepting something does not mean it is good.
    Face ID is still not good enough, even though I can already see its superiority over Touch ID.
    Glass back is prone to shatter or crack. But the feeling is unique and comfortable than aluminium.
    I'd rather have an iPhone without the notch, with front-facing camera, with Face ID, and bezeless. Hide every sensor under the screen.
  12. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    Home indicator line is still awful. Maybe iOS 12 will let us hide it.
  13. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    Agreed, he X is pretty much perfect. I don’t blame folks for balking at change-people always do-but Apple really nailed it with the X.

    The negativity towards it generally comes from biased mindset, not experience. The notch “kills” the experience? Oh, please....
  14. PBz macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
  15. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
  16. wickkedd macrumors member

    May 22, 2014
    To add a bit of humor: iPhone X users have a "bending " problem. They are willing to bend over and pay Apple any price Apple demands lol
  17. Kram Sacul macrumors 6502

    Kram Sacul

    Jan 10, 2018
    Southern California
    The notch is very distracting and ugly. It’s not as big as my 7+. It’s too skinny. The camera hump makes the phone wobble on a table and ruins everything. I don’t like Face ID because I have to turn my head a few degrees and actually look at the phone. Animojis are stupid.

    Okay, I covered all the stupid complaints people that have never used the phone bring up. Back to the thread.
  18. Bruce Banner, Feb 25, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018

    Bruce Banner Suspended

    Bruce Banner

    Feb 14, 2018
    I got a new 4S yesterday! It's my favorite iPhone design to date. I also use X as my daily phone.

    My brand new 4S lying on my X, both my favorite design
  19. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    I honestly feel the iPhoneX is the best phone I've had since the original iPhone purchased back in 29 Jun 2007. Still have the first iPhone and the original receipt and box. Bought the bluetooth headset and charging stand as well.
  20. Bruce Banner Suspended

    Bruce Banner

    Feb 14, 2018
    Do you plan to upgrade in the future?? And how is your iPhone 6S Plus holding up??
  21. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    It’s the best phone on the market but also the most painful iPhone yet.
  22. rkuo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2010
    The edge to edge screen is the only thing that really mattered. The aspect ratio is too tall, Face ID fails several times a day for me because I’m not looking at it in just the right way, and it’s real damn expensive to boot.

    I love it for the screen, the battery life, and the wireless charging is pretty nice. It’s still a flawed phone in many ways.
  23. Relentless Power, Feb 25, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Valid point. The iPhone X is the first iteration of a brand new series for the iPhone. Just like the iPhone 8, obviously every year it will improve and refine with the technology through a maturity process. I also think there are many who are holding out for 2018 and see what the iPhone X will be like for version two.
  24. Breezygirl, Feb 25, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018

    Breezygirl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2011
    I think it’s the best iPhone made so far.

    But for me personally for it to be perfect it would have the power button or whatever they call it now on top again and not across from the volume buttons. As well as perhaps a small home bar like Samsung’s for fingerprints as I am constantly having to type in my password as Face ID doesn’t work as I use my phone on my lap or on a table a lot and Face ID rarely works then, also don’t like the double press to download apps but it comes down to the button being across from the volume buttons. And software, yawn.
  25. Coolpher macrumors regular


    May 8, 2008
    Usually the second generation of a body style is polished and the third is just unnecessary just a personal opinion nothing else

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