With the iPhone X, Apple
But how does the phone stand up to customer review? Is it worth the $999 (or $1,149, if one opts for the 256GB model over the 64GB) price tag? So far, consumers appear to be impressed by the phone's new functions, even if some mourn the loss of some of the line's tried-and-true features. One of the most commented-upon aspects of the iPhone X is its speed. One customer reviewer has stated, "Everything on this phone happens instantly...or somehow faster than instantly. It would be fun to use the first iPhone...just to compare how blazing this really is." The camera is likewise praised, especially for its mush-advertised portrait mode, which can generate photos and videos (recorded in 4K and in slow motion at up to 240 frames per second) that resemble those taken using more professional tech. The 5.8 inch OLED display has also inspired rave reviews: it is, according to TechRadar, "quite simply, by far the best thing Apple has ever crammed into an iPhone. It's leaps ahead of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for so many reasons: the sharpness, the quality, the fact that it fills the whole front of the phone, and the color reproduction."
However, while few dispute the fact that the iPhone X is aesthetically pleasing, some are opting to call it a beautiful mess. Facial recognition, while intriguing in theory, can be quite annoying in practice. Individuals that change the way their hair falls over their face have reported having problems with the feature. It additionally will not recognize users' faces if they are at an angle (for instance, looking over the phone when the phone is resting on a surface). The iPhone X also comes with a glass panel on its back, which lends the device an elegant look at the expense of potentially expensive repairs-the panel, if cracked, costs $549 to replace. Yet despite these complaints, iPhone users have overall given the device a positive review. "After a week with the phone, I've grown to like it, flaws and all," writes Mike Murphy of Quartz Media. "I assume I'll eventually get used to all the user interface changes that Apple made somewhat arbitrarily, and I'll learn how to perfectly place the phone on wireless charging pads so it actually charges, and I'll remember to move my hand away from my face every time I want to unlock it." For those consumers accustomed to an iPhone, the iPhone X is an agreeable step forward.