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.
- The iPhone X is also available from Telstra, Vodafone and Optus on contract plan terms.
|Display size (inches)||5.8|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2436 x 1125|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||458|
|Battery size (mAh)||2,716|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/1.8|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||7|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.2|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 12|
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