The Good, The Bad of iPhone X - A final review

CNET Review

The Good: A great blend of handheld comfort and a big, gorgeous OLED screen. Rear telephoto camera outshoots the 8 Plus in low light, and the front camera snaps impressive portrait selfies. Face ID generally works fine.

The Bad: New interface and no home button mean major adjustments, and key features such as the Control Center are harder to reach and use. It’ll take time for most apps to be optimized for notched screen. The phone is hella expensive.

The Bottom Line: iPhone X is an overdue and winning evolution of the iPhone, but you’ll need to leave your comfort zone to make a jump into the face-recognizing future.

9.0 Overall
9.0 Design
9.0 Features
9.0 Camera
10.0 Performance

Engadget Review


  • Impeccable build quality
  • Face ID generally works well
  • Great performance
  • Good main cameras get even better

  • The lack of a home button takes some getting used to
  • Not all apps use the whole screen
  • Portrait selfies are hit-or-miss
  • Battery life could be better
Score: 90/100

Video Review:

The Verge Review

Good Stuff:

  • Excellent screen
  • Face ID is simple and effective
  • Stabilized zoom lens is great
  • Animoji are super fun

Bad Stuff:

  • Very expensive
  • Early adopters will deal with unoptimized apps
  • No headphone jack

The Verge Score: 9/10