Thursday 3 January 2019

New Year, New Phone? iPhone X Review

I have pretty much been an iPhone person for the better part of a decade; almost ten years ago I traded in my Blackberry for an iPhone 3G and that was that, there was no going back.
You can only imagine my excitement when I was recently asked by Three if I would like to review the new iPhone X - I jumped at the chance straight away. I had only just upgraded to an iPhone 8 so wanted to see how it compared. When it comes to phones, I like something that is easy to use, good battery life and a good camera, so I was intrigued with the iPhone X.

The main thing for me; camera quality. The iPhone X camera quality is insane. I fell in love with the portrait mode and wish I had chosen an iPhone model with this feature for my most recent upgrade. One of my favourite photos taken with the camera is of Aoife in the pumpkin field; that alone shows how much detail the camera picks up and looking at it, you would never guess that the photo was taken on a phone.
 The iPhone X is almost all screen; for me this has its advantages and disadvantages. Of course, who doesn't want a bigger screen? Much easier to navigate etc. However, I did miss the home button. Alot. Another thing for me which was minor, was the fact that if I set an alarm for the next morning, the alarm clock icon doesn't show like other versions. I found myself constantly checking my alarm settings to reassure myself.
The Face ID option is amazing and I felt like I was a spy in a movie, although I did find that Touch ID works faster.
You also are given the option for wireless charging too; it does cost a bit extra but it is much less hassle especially if you forget to bring your charging cable with you.
Along with the iPhone X we were sent a Tech21 clear phone case too; these cases have been tested rigorously to make sure that they can withstand two metre drops. This was music to my ears as I am awful for dropping my phone or having it fall out of my pocket.
So, would I opt to upgrade my contract to an iPhone X? Yes, but I have just renewed my contract so it looks like it will have to wait another year or two.

*Disclaimer* I was sent the iPhone X and Tech21 case in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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