Consumer Reports published the results of its iPhone X
The phone performed well in almost every category
except durability, where it did not hold up as well as the
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
After tumble tests, two iPhone X devices had
"malfunctioning displays" and a third device had a
"significantly cracked" back.
The iPhone X is not the best iPhone you can buy, according to
On Tuesday, the publication published its results from
testing the iPhone X's display, camera, battery life, and
durability While Consumer Reports called the phone an
" innovative device with a fantastic camera and beautiful
display, "the iPhone X lost to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in a full
comparison of the phones due to the X's durability.
While the phone made Consumer Reports' list of top 10
smartphones, the iPhone 8 proved "hardier" when it came to drops
The iPhone X performed well in the
initial drop tests, but it did not fare so well after more
Here's what Consumer Reports found:
"We tumbled three samples of the iPhone X. The first was fine
after 50 drops, but the glass on the back was significantly
cracked after 100. The other two phones ended up with
malfunctioning displays after 50 drops. Though the front glass
did not crack, several bright green bars stretched across the
screens from top to bottom. "
The iPhone X performed about the same as two other flagship
phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 +, Consumer Reports
findings differ from other iPhone X and iPhone 8 drop tests.
In drop-test videos by EverythingApplePro, PhoneBuff,
and JerryRigEverything, the iPhone X was
found to be more durable than the iPhone
8 . And drop tests published right after the iPhone 8 and 8
Plus released in September showed that the phones were more
durable than Samsung's flagship phones, but still prone to easily cracking and
shattering when subjected to drops or tumbling.
Plus, as the first all-glass phones Apple has made since
2011, all three new iPhones are likely to be more prone to
breakage than their aluminum-bodied
But it's not all bad news for the iPhone X: While its
battery life is much shorter than the Galaxy S8 and 8+ (19.5
hours versus 26), it still gets about an extra 30 minutes of
battery life compared to the iPhone 8.