Apple's thrown everything it could into the iPhone X, and it's the best phone they've made to date. However, at its premium price it's not a handset for everybody.
- Great processor performance
- Sharp display screen
- Fast camera
- Face ID is very cool technology
- Animoji are fun (for a while)
- The notch is an annoying intrusion
- FaceID needs refinement
- No headphone jack
- iPhone 8 Plus has better battery life
- Very high asking price
The iPhone X is the best iPhone Apple has produced to date, but it's not the iPhone most people should buy this year.
On the whole, Apple is a very conservative company. Once it has fixed its position on a particular feature (or lack thereof) it takes significant pressure for it to make substantive changes.
Substantial change is precisely what the Apple iPhone X sells itself on, because in many ways it is a radical re-imagining of the iPhone platform, and a very clear signal of the direction Apple intends to take its mobile platform into the future.
That being said, if you're looking to buy an iPhone X right now, you need to know if it's worth Apple's hefty asking price.
- The "notch" isn't for everybody
- The glass body is gorgeous, though you'll probably want to protect it in a case
- The best iPhone camera yet
- Selfie portrait mode can work really well thanks to the FaceID cameras
- The best iPhone for performance, but not a massive advantage over the iPhone 8
- Lack of buttons mean new gestures require some getting used to
- Battery life not as good as iPhone 8 Plus
- Qi wireless charging is handy, but slower than competitors
- For most people wanting an Apple phone, the iPhone 8 Plus is a better option
- A good indication of Apple's future, but too expensive for most users
Pricing and availability
Apple iPhone X
Apple's most advanced smartphone
The iPhone X is Apple's vision of what the future of smartphones looks like. Get yours today, available outright or on a contract from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.
- Apple sells the iPhone X outright for $1579 with 64GB of onboard storage, or $1829 with 256GB of storage.
- You can also hunt for a better deal by comparing prices on the iPhone X from Australian retailers.
- The iPhone X is also available from Telstra, Vodafone and Optus on contract plan terms.
Compare Apple iPhone X plans
Apple iPhone X specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.8 inches|
|Resolution||1125 x 2436|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||458|
|Rear camera megapixels||12MP + 12MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/1.8 + f/2.4|
|Front camera megapixels||7MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.2|
|Dimensions||143.6mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm|
|Network category speed||Category 12|
|Operating system||iOS 11|
|External storage support||Up to N/A|
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