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.
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.