Apple's 10 year celebration of its most iconic product ended with the announcement of the iPhone X, which turned out to be the best iPhone we have ever used.
It may not be the cheapest iPhone available, but one look at that stainless steel and glass body will win you over. The biggest departure from previous iPhones is the new 5.8-inch screen, which now stretches nearly edge-to-edge and boasts a pin-sharp resolution. It's OLED too, rather than LCD, so blacks are deep and inky. Watch an HDR-enabled movies from iTunes on this screen and you'll be immersed.
The glass back enables Qi wireless charging, while the IP67 water-resistance rating means you'll be able to use it without worry in the rain. There's still no headphone jack though, but at least the bundled Lightning earpods are passable.
Apple's updated camera system features dual sensors and takes fantastic photos, plus the Portrait mode gives you that silky blurred background effect. Then, of course, there's Face ID; the facial-recognition feature that replaces the fingerprint scanner. It's reliable and gets better the more you test it, but it'll still take some adjustment.
Battery life is good, but the endurance can't match the iPhone 8 Plus, and we still feel it's too delicate to use without a case.
- Room for software improvements
- No fast-charging plug included
- Cheaper iPhones available
- Stunning screen
- Much-improved camera
- The best-looking iPhone ever
- Face ID is so much better than a fingerprint sensor