10 April 2018
The Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 series lagged behind the Samsung Galaxy S8, in a battery of tests conducted by Consumer Reports.
The report revealed that the iPhone X which is powered by a 2716 mAh battery had a life of just 19.5-hours which is higher than the iPhone 8, but much lower than the 26-hour life of the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the 21 hours of the Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8 is backed by a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 Plus is backed by a 3500 mAh battery.
The Galaxy S8 topped the series, followed by S8 Plus on the second spot, in the Consumer Reports list. Apple's iPhone 8 Plus was in the third spot, followed by the iPhone 8 on the fourth spot.
The company’s 10th anniversary phone the iPhone X came in ninth on the list, as it fared poorly in the tumble test. Out of the three devices tested, one of the iPhone X that the group had on staff had major back-glass damage after 100 unprotected tumbles, while two handsets got screen damage after 50. Consumer Reports recommends that iPhone X owners should buy protective gear for the device, to prevent accidental screen damage.
The iPhone X had the best camera in the series, followed by the iPhone 8. Consumer Reports adds that even though the iPhone X performed a little less on some scales, it is still one of the best phones out there.
Lot of people would argue that the iPhone X represents the future of smartphones. It boasts the best overall camera results in CR’s testing and one of the best displays we’ve ever seen on a phone. And while you don’t get the familiar Home button, you pick up a decent amount of screen space in a phone that’s significantly smaller than the 7 Plus and 8 Plus. It’s easier to hold and use, not to mention lighter to carry.
And Face ID works very effectively. The phone seems to unlock as soon as you pick it up and even think about making a call. Its gesture system takes some getting used to, but it’s not overly cumbersome or difficult to use.