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iPhone X Review - Battery life and Verdict Review

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iPhone X Battery life – How does it compare to the iPhone 8 series?

During my time with the iPhone X, I’ve found that it sits between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of endurance. It hasn’t quite matched the two days I can get with the 8 Plus, but it can comfortably get through the day without a worry.

Considering Apple seemed coy about the battery life when it introduced the X, only saying it will deliver two more hours than than the old iPhone 7, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with it. It’s nice to see Apple finally make a small phone that doesn’t hit the red following only a day at work – something that has constantly annoyed about more recent iPhone models.

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The iPhone X still uses the Lightning port

The iPhone X joins the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as the first Apple phones to support wireless charging. For Android users this is nothing new, but it’s still a really handy addition. The iPhone uses the open Qi charging standard and that means the X can be powered up via a host of pads; not just one made by Apple. Wireless charging maxes out at 7.5W fast wireless charging, which is less powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S10

More irritating is the fact that Apple hasn’t seen fit to include in the box a means to actually fast charge the device. The phone itself does support a form of fast charging, but the charger supplied is the same 5W wall plug that’s shipped with all previous iPhones – this finally changed with the iPhone 11 Pro. To get any form of faster charging you either need to charge using an iPad charger or buy a MacBook USB-C plug and USB-C-to-Lightning cable. For a phone costing £1000, this just isn’t good enough.

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Why buy the iPhone X?

If you can find the iPhone X for a good price it remains a good phone that’s still supported by Apple with the new iOS 13 update. It’ll also work perfectly well if you pair it with the new Apple Watch 5.

if you want a slightly new, faster iPhone that might even be available cheaper then I would suggest the iPhone XR. This doesn’t quite have the same screen as the X and lacks the OLED tech, however, it comes in a variety of colours and has an improved single rear camera. There’s also the iPhone 11, which has a much better camera array and far better battery life.

Verdict

The starting point for the new look of the iPhone range.

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Score in detail

  • Performance 10
  • Camera 9
  • Design 9
  • Battery Life 8
  • Software 7
  • Calls & Sound 8
  • Screen Quality 10

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