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Consumer Reports releases test results of iPhone X

Posted December. 07, 2017 08:18,   

Updated December. 07, 2017 08:53


Consumer Reports has published its 2017 iPhone comparison on Tuesday. “The iPhone X is an innovative device with a fantastic camera and beautiful display, but other phones are tougher and can operate longer on a charge,” the magazine said.

After conducting the test on Apple’s new flagship model, the non-profit magazine said the iPhone X's big strengths are its camera, display and Face ID biometric security, while citing durability through its drop test as a small part of the recommendation decision.

“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,” Consumer Reports said. “The other two phones ended up with malfunctioning displays after 50 drops. Though the front glass didn’t crack, several bright green bars stretched across the screens from top to bottom.”

The test results found that the iPhone X can last up to 19.5 hours, the iPhone 8 and SE for 19 hours and a staggering 21 hours for the iPhone 8 Plus.

Consumer Reports has not revealed the ranking of the iPhone X, but according to “Appleinsider,” Apple's new flagship smartphone ranked at the 9th in the Consumer Reports recommended list. In October, the organization ranked Samsung Galaxy S8, the S8 Plus and the Galaxy S7 as the top three devices when it comes to performance, while rating the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus at 4th and 5th, respectively.

Sung-Gyu Kim sunggyu@donga.com