I reluctantly upgraded from what I feel is the best iphone Apple made, the 6S, to the X. Some observations. I dislike facial recognition. For me it's slower, less reliable, and less convenient. I can't turn my X on lying on my desk. I have to either key in the passcode or pick it up for facial recognition to work. It won't work with my surgical mask on, I spend two days a week in the operating room. Won't work. It feels no faster than my 6S. I don't play games, but I have been using every app I commonly use as well as imessaging, email, and safari/chrome, and it feels no different. I love wireless charging but it's laughably ridiculous that a wireless charger is not included at this price point. Not even a fast charger, apple? Guess that trillion dollars stashed in Jersey isn't enough. The notch. Not a big deal for me. The screen is wonderful. Size and form factor is nice, but the screen ratio is odd. Animoji. I think it's fine but embarrassing that apple chose to highlight this as a major selling point of the phone. It's a teenage girls gimmick at best. Watching gray haired men on stage excited about it was head-scratching. All glass design is beautiful but I would prefer apple focus more on ruggedizing the phone and less on making it look like a museum piece. Overall, I kind of wish I kept my 6S. Gave it to my daughter.