Mike Timmermann, Clark.com
If you’re thinking about paying $1,000 for Apple’s iPhone X, Consumer Reports says you may want to take a closer look at the iPhone 8 instead.
The trusted consumer resource has just released its final iPhone X test results — and there were some surprises!
iPhone 8 tops iPhone X in Consumer Reports testing
Apple’s anniversary edition phone still made Consumer Reports’ list of recommended phones, but it was edged out by the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as several Android devices.
Here’s the top 10 list from Consumer Reports:
- Samsung Galaxy S8: 82
- Samsung Galaxy S8+: 81
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 81
- Apple iPhone 8: 81
- Samsung Galaxy Note8: 80
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: 80
- Samsung Galaxy S7: 80
- LG G6: 80
- Apple iPhone X: 80
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: 79
iPhone X pros and cons
Consumer Reports says Apple shoppers will face a tough decision between the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Here are a few headlines from the new review:
iPhone X strengths
- Testers praised the phone’s beautiful display
- iPhone X boasts the best overall camera results in CR’s testing
- Face ID also received excellent marks
iPhone X weaknesses
- Damage in CR’s durability test put iPhone X behind iPhone 8
- iPhone X’s comparatively low battery-life also knocked it down a few spots
The phones on CR’s top 10 list are separated by just a few points on a 100-point scale, so they’re all great devices. Which is best? That’s going to depend on the features most important to you.
To see full smartphone reviews, consider a one-month subscription ($6.95) to Consumer Reports.
Trying to save money on a new Apple phone? CR said the iPhone 7 — priced at $549 on Apple.com — remains a good option because it has many of the same features as an iPhone 8.
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