31 January 2018
It's a never-ending debate of Samsung vs Apple and Android vs iOS. It's an individual choice really, but some aspects can sometimes be debated subjectively. Consumer Reports, the influential publication that gives unbiased product reviews, has published its first, full review of the iPhone X, and has declared the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 devices to be a better deal when considering the whole package.
The iPhone X scored high in many areas, but fell short in the battery department, especially against its Galaxy competitors. Furthermore, it scored less than the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices as well, which cost much less.
Obviously this does not mean that the iPhone X is a worse device. On the contrary, it is a huge leap forward for iPhone users, who now have features such as an OLED display (which comes from Samsung but has a higher quality than the one on the Note 8). One of the main factors going into consideration was obviously the price, and the iPhone X's is pretty high.
Among the major highlights of the Consumer Reports review was the iPhone X's camera, which - according to them - was the smartphone camera they have ever tested. Face ID was also remarkable, and got a "very effective" rating.
Besides the price, the reason the iPhone X scored lower than even the iPhone 8 was due to its fragile nature.
The Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus all have a score of 81 out of 100, whereas the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 have a score of 80.