Consumer Reports: ‘The iPhone X is Not as Good as Samsung’s Newest Smartphones’


Consumer Reports recently released its full review for the $1,000 device, and it concludes that the latest smartphones of Samsung, and even the cheaper iPhone 8 series, are much better options for most people.

Consumer Reports stated: “Taken as a complete package, this phone ranked a bit lower than Samsung’s S8, S8+, and Note8, mainly because of their superior battery life. But many longtime iPhone users aren’t interested in switching to Android, so the real question for them is whether to save a few bucks — or, actually, a couple hundred — and go with an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus instead.”

Consumer Reports evaluated the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus with the highest in the firm’s rankings, each with a total overall score of 81 out of a possible 100. The Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, iPhone X and LG G6 were each given a total overall score of 80.

Consumer Reports said that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were “more resistant to breaking” in its tests compared to the iPhone X, and added that users would appreciate the “familiar Home button.”

The iPhone X was given praise for Face ID, which worked well in the tests of Consumer Reports, as well as the advanced display and cameras.