Apple iPhone X review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.8 inches

Display size

1125 x 2436px

64GB, 256GB

Internal storage

12MP + 12MP

Rear camera

2,716 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

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
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor A11
RAM 3
Operating system iOS 11
Internal storage

64GB

256GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 2,716mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,579
Launch date2017-11
Apple iPhone X

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


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.

Design

  • The "notch" isn't for everybody
  • The glass body is gorgeous, though you'll probably want to protect it in a case
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Camera

  • The best iPhone camera yet
  • Selfie portrait mode can work really well thanks to the FaceID cameras
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Performance

  • 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
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Verdict

  • 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
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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.

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  • 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

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

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
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor A11
RAM 3
Operating system iOS 11
Internal storage

64GB

256GB

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

Latest iPhone X news

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