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The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The iPhone X is the most radical change to the iPhone formula ever, and despite some concerns, Apple has built a seriously impressive machine. We love its build quality and comfortable design, not to mention its expansive screen and great performance. The makeover here is drastic, though, and it'll take some time to really get used to Face ID and life without a home button. Stick with it and you'll find that the iPhone X is a surprisingly easy device to live with. Of course, since this is a first-gen device, it has its flaws. Not everyone will love the notch, the interface could use a little more polish, and a bigger battery would've been nice. Suffice to say, the iPhone definitely isn't right for everyone right now -- still, it provides a strong foundation for the iPhones of tomorrow to build on.

Pros
  • Impeccable build quality
  • Face ID generally works well
  • Great performance
  • Good main cameras get even better
Cons
  • The lack of a home button takes some getting used to
  • Not all apps use the whole screen
  • Portrait selfies are hit-or-miss
  • Battery life could be better
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

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Mike_F
Best phone I've ever used. Great battery life, amazing camera, beautiful display,...read more
60
Adityan
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
100
JakeHouse
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

100
 

Display

96
 

Battery life

82
 

Camera

98
 

Ease of use

85
 

Design and form factor

90
 

Portability (size / weight)

90
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

83
 

How It Stacks Up

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88
 

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81
 

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90
 
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