April 2, 2020

Is the iPhone X Still Good In 2020?

It’s Still a Great Buy If You Want All The Features

Specs

  • 5.8 inch OLED 
  • A11 Bionic chip
  • Dual 12MP Wide & Telephoto Cameras
  • IP67 Rated ( 1 meter up to 30 minutes under water)
  • LTE 
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • 64GB & 256GB Models
  • HDR Display
  • 625 nit max brightness

What’s Included?

  • The Phone
  • 5 Watt Power Adapter
  • Lightning to USB cable

Design 

  • Glass Back & Stainless steel all around
  • OLED 

Features

  • Face ID
  • Up to 4k60 FPS Recording
  • HDR, HDR10, Dolby Vision
  • Apple Pay
  • 3D Touch

Like

  • Display
  • Face ID
  • Performance improvement from 6S (Device still good)
  • Fast Charging
  • Wireless Charging
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Battery Life
  • Software

Dislike

  • Face ID

Would I use daily?

Yes. I bought this phone in August 2019 upgrading from my 6S, but did not want to pay a thousand for the new iPhone 11 dropping in September. The improvement from the 10S and the regular 10 were not that big, so I decided to just get the 10 at a lower price point. It took me about half a day to get used to Face ID & gesture controls, but once you get it down, it feels more natural in terms of fluidity. I was anti-notch but it does not bother me anymore after about a week. Face ID is consistent…most of the time. Activities such as running, I can pull my phone out and have it unlocked rather than try multiple times with a sweaty hand, only then to be prompted to type in my pin. Same applies if it’s raining, Face ID is great. I have most problems when I wake up in the morning, touch ID worked all the time. My morning face doesn’t get recognized in bed, so I have to properly adjust my face for the phone to unlock. When the phone is flat and I don’t want to move/lean over to give my phone the full attention or pick it up, is also another case where Face ID is annoying versus Touch ID. Hopefully, Apple might decide to add a built in fingerprint sensor or on the side to give users either or. Staring at my screen however for autofilling username and passwords is great, rather than having to initiate my fingerprint instead. In terms of performance, the 10 is fast for MY needs and the only real improvements I see from the 10S & 11 is camera and battery. Battery is important I will admit, but the pictures and videos look wonderful to me on my 10.

Should you buy?

If you own an iPhone 6 or below,  I consider the iPhone 10 to be a huge improvement for you. 

If you own an iPhone 6S & 7, the iOS 13 the performance improvement makes your device almost feel brand new, but if you want to move up but don’t want to spend a lot on the newest hardware, the iPhone 10 is a great buy.

If you believe you can’t live without Touch ID, iPhone 8 is also a great buy. 

If you want the latest and greatest tech, stay with the iPhone 11 and iPhone forever plan. 

If you don’t care about the latest and greatest, but still want a majority of the features from the new phones from a lower price, the 10 is the perfect option for you. The iPhone 10 256GB starts at $699.99 refurbished by Apple on their website. I would compare this to the iPhone 11 Pro rather than the iPhone 11. The naming scheme has been weird from Apple in terms of their phones the last couple of years. The display is closer to the iPhone 11 Pro despite the XDR Display. Both screens are OLED with HDR displays with high contrast ratios. If you look around the web, you can find an iPhone 10 256GB for less than $699.99. 

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