Apple iPhone X review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X
  • Display

    5.8 inches

    1125 x 2436

  • Storage

    64GB, 256GB

  • Battery size

    2,716 mAh

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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.

The good

  • Great processor performance
  • Sharp display screen
  • Fast camera
  • Face ID is very cool technology
  • Animoji are fun (for a while)

The bad

  • 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

  • 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.

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Apple iPhone X specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

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
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 7MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 143.6mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm
Weight 174g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor A11
Operating system iOS 11
Internal storage



External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 2,716mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi

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