Consumer Reports rates the iPhone 8 and 8Plus higher than the iPhone X…

I’m glad i picked up and 8 Plus…NOT a X….

Consumer Reports today shared its final iPhone X testing results, and while the site has given the iPhone X a recommendation, Apple’s new flagship smartphone has been ranked below the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus in the Consumer Reports recommended list.

The iPhone X did make the Consumer Reports list of top 10 smartphones in the number 9 slot, but the site says it did not beat out the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus because of its poor performance on a durability test. Both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus better survived a tumble test for emulating real-world drops and fumbles of about 2.5 feet that can result in device damage, despite the fact that all three devices have glass bodies.

After 50-100 tumbles, one iPhone X model suffered serious body damage, while two others had screen defects. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ended up with just a few scrapes after the test. Front displays for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus all came away unscathed, and the iPhone X did well on scratch tests and water resistance tests….


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  1. ….The iPhone X’s innovations haven’t resonated with some longtime iPhone customers. Ifé Meedolson, a 27-year-old financial analyst in London, bought one and returned it after a week, in part because he had trouble with the facial-recognition system.

    “I just felt very underwhelmed,” said Mr. Meedolson, an Apple loyalist who owns an iPad Pro, two MacBooks, an iMac and iPhone 7.

    Others, like Angel Lovera in Bakersfield, Calif., have embraced the new design. The 22-year-old likes that the display makes photos more vibrant and shows more website content than his iPhone 6s Plus.

    “I’ve held a friend’s iPhone 8 and been like, ‘Oh my God. Where’s the rest of your screen?’ ” Mr. Lovera said.

    As of early December, the iPhone X accounted for 4% of all iPhone models in use globally, while the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus accounted for​6.3%, estimates Localytics, which analyzes apps across 2.7 billion devices and can detect which models are being used. The combined share of 10.3% is less than the 12.5% the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus claimed at the same point in 2016….

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