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iPhone X: worth the wait and the risk?

iPhone X: worth the wait and the risk?

After the [very] long wait, it’s finally here! And the reviews are in too!

One of the biggest risks Apple went with for their anniversary phone is switching to Face ID from Touch ID. Plus concerns were raised. Was it worth it though?

 

Is the new phone worth denting your wallet over? Not to worry as we’ve got more info to help you out!

 

Pros of the phone?

 

Going back to the Face ID...overall it has good reviews so far! It works well when this reviewer brought it to Disneyland for a test run. While another did several face cover-ups and experiments and got good results. We tried ours out in the office with different hats and sunglasses and (so far) no issues! For many, this has been considered as a fine and perfectly workable replacement to the Touch ID (even better for many others!).

 

Another new feature we see is the OLED Display. The 5.8-in screen shows great black levels and color. Its 2,436 x 1,125-pixel resolution is also razor sharp. The iPhone X is by far the best screen on an iPhone.

iPhone X

While it’s also comfortable in the hand compared to the iPhone Plus phones. Overall, quite a perfect size with edge to edge screen.

 

There’s also the popular Animojis! It uses the iPhone X 3D-mapping sensors and ARKit with surprising accuracy and they are super fun.

iPhone X animojis

As advertised, the cameras are also better as they let you do much more than previous versions  with the 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with an f./1.8 aperture and the 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture.

 

What’s not so great about the new phone?

 

With an ultra-fast processor and several new features and gestures, the battery does take a hit. On battery life, 1 charge would just last you around a single day. (TA Note: we’ve got powerbanks and chargers to help you out there!)

 

Some may find the notch on top where the True Depth, 3D-sensor cameras are found a bit distracting with the whole screen experience (especially when using non-native apps that haven’t been adjusted for the screen yet).

 

And yes… obviously, cost! The iPhone X is expensive in every sense possible. The 64GB capacity costs $999 while the 256GB is priced at $1,149. Plus, if you break it, Apple can charge you around $549 for repair!!

 

And folks the iPhone X can easily break.

 

This review mentioned the chrome frame seems destined to get scratched and dinged, while CNET’s first drop test already showed a VERY visible (and painfully expensive to repair) damages on the phone. That’s just from pocket height or 3 feet. SquareTrade rated it as the most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to repair iPhone, ever. Their face down drop test at 6 feet showed OLED screen malfunction, shattered and loose glass in the phone. And that’s just 1 drop.

iPhone X drop

And to put the icing in the cake, many people have already broken theirs in less than a few hours of having it.

 

I think the iPhone X is for me but the possible damages are SCARY.

 

If you want to go with the iPhone X, you never have to worry about drops and scratches as Tech Armor has you covered! Sure, you might have put down a little extra money for Apple Care or another insurance plan, but if you break it you still have to be without your phone while it’s being repaired. Why not shield it from drops and scratches?

 

You’re all set with us as we rolled out our Ballistic Glass Screen Protector and FlexProtect case to keep your new phone safe!

 

Installation Hack!!

Last week when the phone was launched, we received feedback from many people about challenges installing our Ballistic Glass. We get it, there’s no speaker cutout AND no home button anymore, so how can you possibly line this up correctly?? Not to worry, we created a new instructional video with an easy tip that will have your iPhone X screen protector lined up perfectly.

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Sources:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/04/a-closer-look-at-the-capabilities-and-risks-of-iphone-x-face-mapping/?utm_medium=TCnewsletter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFHDtlmrXFs

https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-x/review/2/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/31/16579748/apple-iphone-x-review

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/apple-iphone-x-review/#/4-2

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/iphone-x-review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_pCkfSzhvk

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-x#00,12,31

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/how-much-does-it-cost-to-repair-the-iphone-x.html

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iphone-x-drop-test/

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/06/iphone-x-breakability-drop-tests/

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/iphone-x-release-apple-smash-screen-display-features-price-buy-store-shop-a8035701.html