“I’m a total gadget nerd, and it’s been five years since a new smartphone made me nod to myself with the understanding that, ‘Yes, I need that thing more than I need air.’ But the buzz around the iPhone X has had me a little more hyped than usual,” Alex Cranz writes for Gizmodo. “I should know better than to fall for the hype, but after spending nearly a week with the device, I’ve actually convinced myself that spending $1,000 on a phone seems like a good idea.”

Cranz writes, “If you hate me for saying that, that’s okay, I hate me too.”

“Over the last few days, I’ve spent hours fiddling with the front-facing ‘TrueDepth’ setup that makes the Face ID magic possible. It’s by far the most technologically innovative aspect of the phone,” Cranz writes. “This camera gets me, and I don’t even have to hold it up directly in front of my face. As long as the camera is pointed in my face’s direction, and I’m looking at it, the phone will open.”

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“The reason you buy the iPhone X is because of that too luxurious design, and that audaciously hedonistic display, and that super cool depth-sensing selfie camera,” Cranz writes. “I don’t need the $1,000 iPhone X, but after spending the last few days with it, boy do I want to go buy one.”

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Ars Technica reviews iPhone X: Easy to recommend if you want a glimpse at the future – November 3, 2017
iMore reviews iPhone X: The best damn product Apple has ever made – November 2, 2017
TechCrunch reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘Like using the future of smartphones, today’ – November 1, 2017
Tim Bajarin’s first impression of Apple’s iPhone X: Face ID worked flawlessly – November 1, 2017
The Verge reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Clearly the best iPhone ever made, despite being marred by its ugly notch – November 1, 2017
Above Avalon’s first impressions of Apple’s iPhone X: ‘An entirely new iPhone experience’ – October 31, 2017
The Independent reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘This feels like the future’ – October 31, 2017
David Pogue reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘The best thing is its size’ – October 31, 2017
Forbes reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Opulent, gorgeous, classy; the best iPhone yet – October 31, 2017
CNBC reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘The best smartphone on the market’ – October 31, 2017