Mr Mobile's initial review of the iphone X, not a fan of Face ID

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Deeds500, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Deeds500 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    His initial review, main points to note.

    Re Face ID:

    gets worse over time

    less convenient than touch ID

    doesn't work as well as touch ID

    no quicker than the Note 8 equivalent

    the fact you have to swipe the screen is an annoyance given that it has already detected you

    Re new gestures:

    the software button is too thin, can be hit and miss, compared to the home button

    not as seamless as he thought it would be

    Re the notch

    you'll get over it in an hour (though I can't see myself ever getting over it, it's a cut out of the screen)

    Re the screen

    good but no where near as good as the Note 8 screen

    Re the Anamojis:

    no f.a.r.k.s given


  2. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I have not watched this review, but I am just guessing from a pure Google search this is what OP is referring to?

  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    No way, I can't believe this! Not Mr. Mobile. :(

    He's so well revered in the industry. If he doesn't like it... boy, this really is gonna be a flop.

  5. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    Apparently you didn’t actually watch the video. I did.

    1. He didn’t say that Face ID gets worse over time. He said that other versions of the same thing from other manufacturers did.

    2. Mr. Gadget is also Mr. Moron, from what I heard.
  6. Deeds500 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    I posted the link to the vid in my op.
  7. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    Mr. Mobile needs to retire. Wow. He complains about having to swipe up and appears to be completely oblivious to the fact that it exists this way for a reason: lock screen notifications.
  8. Deeds500 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    I watched the vid. I was trying to be brief. I said Face ID gets worse over time. It was not directed at the iphone version, but to face id in general. Still, face id getting worse over time is still face id getting worse ovee time. The jury is still out on this. Time will tell. It's gotta live up to something which in no way was broken. You know the saying right, don't fix what ain't broken.
  9. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    spent minutes trying to get reachability right? He makes the gestures awkward because he doesn't really seem like he understands the phone well.
    He should probably review in a month when he understands it more.
  10. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Maybe we need a MrMobileX
  11. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    You once created a thread saying you hate the iPhone X with a passion. Now, here you are, creating a thread for the purposes of posting a “review” video from a person who doesn’t know an iPhone from iPod. Seems suspicious...
  12. snatefinch macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Face ID is Face ID, there is only one. You cannot say Face ID in general as Face ID is specific to the iPhone X. Saying that it gets worse over time is complete conjecture.
  13. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    I'll toss in JMo's video on here as well like I did in some previous threads. Face ID has only a one face scan limit which could be concerning for people who live in cold weather or women under Muslim laws.

    If you cover your eyes, nose, mouth, it's a no-go. Michael Fisher on the other hand feels all facial recognition is great in the beginning but tends to get worse and less convenient over time. We will just have to wait and see.

    The lockscreen messages integration with our face scan is a nice touch though. Very Apple-esque. Just think of Face ID as Touch ID Gen 1. Probably improves by 2019.
  14. pl1984 Suspended

    Oct 31, 2017
    Sometimes you do in order to move forward. I can't say whether Face ID will be better than Touch ID but I'm willing to see how it goes.
  15. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    You’re on a roll Deeds! If you don’t like the phone, don’t buy it and stay away from it....why would you actively seek out negative stuff in your life?
  16. felixroqu3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2012
    New York, NY
    Who? Mr. Mobile?

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  17. USC_Gamecock macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2004
    I'm starting to think OP is Mr. Mobile :D
  18. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2013

    This post makes the video sound much more negative towards the iPhone X... folks watch the video for yourselves if you can.
  19. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    No no no...don’t do that to people! Haha the guy in the video is horrid.
  20. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    Steve Jobs would've slapped whoever said that.

    Apple is not a "don't fix it if it ain't broke" company.
  21. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    Mr. mobile is well respected in the tech industry from being the reviews editor for Pocketnow. He's since branched out on his own.

    I don't think he was negative just stating his impressions. Even he said he'll have a better opinion once he uses it for a full review. He was pretty positive about the 8 plus reviews btw.

    If anything him referencing Rene Ritchie should tell you he's not biased against Apple
  22. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    he just doesn't like facial recognition thats fine

    just his first impressions.
  23. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Ok so this one dimwit didn't like the virtually unknown tech, which he knows nothing about, and why am I even posting here?
  24. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    Well, he came across as being less than informed and a bit obnoxious.

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