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Apple iPhone X

from  $1190+
90
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

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

100
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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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
5.822
Internal memory
641
Camera
Yes
Model
64GB

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (12 megapixels) (f/1.8) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 ac)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Edge) (UMTS / WCDMA) (EV-DO rA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 5 850MHz, 7 2600MHz, 12 700MHz, 13 700MHz, 17 700MHz, 18 800MHz, 19 800MHz, 20 800MHz, 25 1900MHz, 26 800MHz, 28 700MHz, 30 2300MHz, 40 2300MHz, 41 2500MHzMHz)
Subscriber identity
Nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.8 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2436x1125)
Pixel density
458 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
None

Hardware

Processor make
Apple (Other)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
256GB

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes (12 megapixels) (f/1.8) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
256 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 ac)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Edge) (UMTS / WCDMA) (EV-DO rA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 5 850MHz, 7 2600MHz, 12 700MHz, 13 700MHz, 17 700MHz, 18 800MHz, 19 800MHz, 20 800MHz, 25 1900MHz, 26 800MHz, 28 700MHz, 30 2300MHz, 40 2300MHz, 41 2500MHzMHz)
Subscriber identity
Nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.8 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2436x1125)
Pixel density
458 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
None

Hardware

Processor make
Apple (Other)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes