The Consumer Reports’ take on Apple’s newest iPhone X is finally in, and, after perusing it for a while, the renowned testing grounds for all things capitalist and consumerist, came in with the verdict: “meh.” We kid, but, while they praised the camera and the display, the folks at Consumer Reports found a few flaws that prevented the iPhone X from taking the top spot in the smartphone ranks.
Chief among those were durability and battery life. While most folks would put a case on a $999 phone, Consumer Reports still found it guilty in failing its tumble test of simulating continuous drops tens of times, but so did the Galaxy S8, for instance, as can be expected from all-glass phones.
Battery life was found to be inferior to Samsung’s latest flagships, though, and that is mostly why the iPhone X was slotted behind those in the top 10 rank. The iPhone X was actually ranked lower than both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, too. Thus, the top three places in the all-important Consumer Reports recommendations are occupied by the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and S7, followed by the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8, and only then come the Note 8 and iPhone X, mainly on account of Samsung and Apple going wild with their pricing.