About iPhone X - Review, Specs + more 2017 was a great year for Apple in terms of iPhones: firstly with the 8 and 8 Plus launching, the iPhone 7 was pretty much fully updated, and the iPhone X came out (as can be seen from the different types of titling - the "X" stands for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone series). And Apple continues to push boundaries: The iPhone X requires a big budget - but also rewards with outstanding technology. Unfortunately, the Apple iPhone X is not available in all capacity/variants: there are only two different storage capacities (64 and 256 GB) and two colour versions (Space Grey and Silver) as of writing. Indeed, Apple has stopped making the iPhone X in recent months, but you can still buy it. The question is, should you, or should you go for the model that replaced it? Let's find out... What's special about the Apple iPhone X? Its feel and ease of use, for sure. The Apple iPhone X was, for the first time since the iPhone 6 (which appeared in September 2014), a fundamentally new design: Now it feels like the competition of Samsung is having an effect on the Cupertino company and they're copying it from the Galaxy S10 - an XXL display that occupies almost the entire front of the smartphone. The iPhone X also has casing made of the robust Gorilla Glass 5, and is held together by a narrow metal (reinforced aluminium) frame in glossy finish. The phone weighs a mere 174g and is just 7.7 millimeters thin - it is just fantastic in the hand. The workmanship is top class - the iPhone X is a real flatterer that you always want to pick up. The operation is, as always with Apple, very simple and easy to use. However, the usual home button has been removed, so that the operating concept feels a bit different - after a short settling time you have become accustomed to the novel operation but guaranteed. The iPhone X has a fantastic display It is impossible to talk about the iPhone X, and not to rave about the display: Here we are at least dealing with the largest display that has been installed in an iPhone so far. Whole 5.8 inches is the screen size large. The resolution is 2,436 x 1,125 pixels. So far, Apple has always put on IPS displays, the iPhone X is now the first time an OLED display has been used. As a result, rich contrasts are even richer and the black levels improved - but still everything is still very realistic. The True Tone technology uses a sensor to adjust the image to the colour temperature of the environment, resulting in a more realistic result. Only at oblique angles, the colour scale shifts towards blue, as this reviewer found (with photos). Also integrated is a strong dual camera. The main camera on the back of the iPhone X has two lenses arranged vertically; the resolution here is 12 megapixels. The quality of the captured pictures and videos is excellent, new features like the portrait mode convince all along the line. Of course, a front camera with 7 megapixels is installed for selies and this doesn't disappoint. Superfast and ready for anything The fast processor and generous memory are both great. The integrated A11 Bionic processor does its job extremely well: The fantastic work speed is accelerated by 3 gigabytes of memory and a co-processor called "Apple Neural Engine" a lot. With 64 or 256 gigabytes of memory is really enough capacity available. Unfortunately, the iPhone X has been known to weaken lightly during the recharging process and can be brought to its knees in less than 10 hours, which has since been improved upon by the iPhone XR model that launched later. Wireless charging is supported, as well as fast charging technology - but this requires additional investment in wires and adapters, somewhat disappointingly. Speaking of wires: Who still has a headphone with cable, this can no longer connect directly to the iPhone X? If you have, you're out of luck as this works only with a (fortunately enclosed) adapter. I am sure most people use Airpods 2 nowadays. Apple relies fully on wireless Bluetooth technology, the headphone jack has probably gone forever. :( Verdict - iPhone X Although Apple discontinued the production, you can still buy the iPhone X if you don't want to spend the extra on the iPhone XS. The iPhone X moves things on in terms of design, at last, drawing level with Samsung in terms of pure aesthetics, introducing what is a genuinely innovative and effective means of accurately recognising faces and unlocking the phone. Overall it's a great phone but is seriosuly overpriced, indeed the iPhone X represents the very first time Apple has hit the £1,000 mark for a base-model iPhone. The question is, who’s going to spend this much money on a phone? Only the most technically-minded nerds. Price for iPhone X in the UK The good news is that iPhone X price has dropped significantly. You can now buy iPhone X for £22 a month from Vodafone, or about £499 (if you can still find it) as a handset-only.