Apple iPhone X still excites one month in: More powerful than an iPhone Plus in a killer form factor

“After the iPhone X announcement, I was more than satisfied with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and didn’t even consider an iPhone X,” Matthew Miller writes for ZDNet. “However, thanks to the new T-Mobile Jump On Demand switch every 30 day program, giving the Apple iPhone X a trial was a quick and easy process.”

“Last month, I passed the 10 day period and my excitement for the device remained high. Now, 30 days later I continue to enjoy the daily experience with the phone and I will not be visiting T-Mobile to swap out for another phone,” Miller writes. “It feels like $1,000 phone should and gives me iPhone Plus level battery life and a big display experience in a small iPhone form factor. I cannot express enough how impressive the form factor is.”

“The Apple AirPods work seamlessly with the iPhone X. The Apple Watch Series 3 is clearly the best smartwatch for iPhone users and both work very well together,” Miller writes. “When you have family and friends using iPhones, iMessage and Find My Friends are superb experiences that have no equal on Android.”

Apple's iPhone X. Say hello to the future.
Apple’s iPhone X. Powered by the amazing A11 Bionic. Say hello to the future.

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MacDailyNews Take: For us, our first month with iPhone X has proven to be the longest an iPhone has offered excitement since the original iPhone. It’s fun to use and notably powerful every day and we don’t expect this feeling to wane soon, if ever (well, at least until we get our iPhone X Pro units next year)!

A month with the iPhone X: What I love (and hate) – December 1, 2017
M.G. Siegler reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Certainly the best smartphone I have ever used, despite the weird and awkward notch – November 21, 2017
Terry White reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Worth the wait – November 20, 2017
Computerworld reviews Apple’s iPhone X: The smartphone on the market today and the one best one for business, too – November 17, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S9 benchmarks leak and Apple’s iPhone X thoroughly nukes them – November 16, 2017
Apple’s iPhone X destroys Android’s very best smartphones; makes Samsung Galaxy Note 8 seem obsolete – November 15, 2017
Forbes reviews Apple’s iPhone X: So refined, it will convert the most devout Android user – November 14, 2017
Android Central reviews Apple’s iPhone X – November 13, 2017
ZDNet reviews Apple’s iPhone X: The best smartphone – November 13, 2017
ZDNet’s Miller: After 10 days with Apple’s iPhone X, it’s clear its the best smartphone. Period. – November 13, 2017
Michael Gartenberg: iPhone X is the best smartphone you can buy today, and likely tomorrow; Apple is now a full generation ahead of their competitors – November 10, 2017
T3 reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Brilliant, five stars, 2017’s best smartphone – November 8, 2017
DisplayMate: Apple’s iPhone X has the most color accurate display we’ve ever measured; it is visually indistinguishable from perfect – November 8, 2017
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
iPhone 8’s Apple A11 Bionic chip so destroys Android phones that Geekbench creator can’t even believe it – September 30, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip is by far the highest-performing system on the market; totally destroys Android phones – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X leaves Android phones choking in the dust – September 18, 2017
The inside story of Apple’s amazing A11 Bionic chip – September 18, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei – September 18, 2017
Apple accelerates mobile processor dominance with A11 Bionic; benchmarks faster than 13-inch MacBook Pro – September 15, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus on par with 2017 MacBook Pro – September 14, 2017


  1. My iPhone X started to crash about every 20 seconds after the security update. I restarted several times, but it kept crashing.

    Fourtanitly, the latest update to 11.2 resolved this issue and I am much happier now.

    One thing that I hate is full-screen videos being marred by that stupid notch. That notch also obscures important control buttons in Lux DLX – one of my favorite games. I sure wish I could control how full-screen is handled on my phone. I would like to ignore the notch obstructed pixels in favor of a narrower full-screen experience.

    I don’t miss the home button much, but it did work better for me in the middle of the night when I use a c-pap machine. Face recognition still doesn’t work with that, but maybe I can train it to work. I still have a bit of hope in that area.

    Battery life was 4 hours and 40 minutes on my first day of playing with it constantly to try everything out. It is much better now, but not as good as I would like.

    Overall, it is better than my iPhone 7 plus, but I really don’t like the notch interfering with the full-screen experiance.

  2. “…and gives me iPhone Plus level battery life and a big display experience…”

    Big display experience until you’re watching a video and need to zoom out to hide the notch, in which case the crop shrinks the video to nearly the same size as a regular iPhone.

    Us iPhone 8 Plus users don’t have to worry about that, though.

  3. What jaded lives people must have if excitement after a month is even a subject for discussion. I let go of the link between my happiness and THINGS at a very young age. I highly recommend it.

  4. Ever notice how some people expect others to validate their consumer electronic devices purchases. It seem that these people aren’t content with their purchases unless you applaud their decision.

    1. Ever notice how some people expect others to validate their consumer electronic devices non-purchases. It seem that these people aren’t content with their decision not to purchase unless you applaud their whining.

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