Apple’s iPhone X ‘isn’t as good as iPhone 8’, tests find

Rob Waugh
Contributor

If you’re tempted to splash out on Apple’s luxurious – but ultra-expensive – iPhone X, you might want to read this.

American consumer bible Consumer Reports conducted rigorous tests on the £999 device – and concluded that you’re better off with an iPhone 8.

The magazine said that the phone’s display and camera are impressive, but it’s let down by a highly breakable screen and poor battery life.

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The magazine said, ‘The iPhone X is an innovative device with a fantastic camera and beautiful display, but other phones are tougher and can operate longer on a charge.’

The magazine recommends that any users buying the phone should invest in a case, after the phone’s screen cracked in a ‘tumble test.’

It’s not the first test to highlight the breakability of the handset’s screen.

Consumers were anxiously awaiting the new flagship.

Tests by Squaretrade led to the organisation claiming that iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone ever.

SquareTrade tested the phone using robots, and found that it shatters easily after a simple drop to the floor.

It’s also alarmingly expensive to repair, with bills of up to £569, SquareTrade said.

The testers said, ‘On its first drop, SquareTrade saw the iPhone X shatter, its screen become unresponsive, and its widely touted facial recognition feature fail completely.

 

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