Although Consumer Reports has given the iPhone X a recommendation following its final testing results, it has ranked Apple's latest flagship smartphone below the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus because of poor performance on its durability and battery life tests (via MacRumors).
According to the report, both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have survived better in the tumbler test. Tumbler is a rotating chamber that repeatedly drops a phone from a height of about 2.5 feet to test the damage made by the drops.
Regardless of when it will come to fruition, there isn't that much time to wait, as January is just around the corner and before you know it, March will be upon us.
It's pretty likely the next LG flagship, the LG G7, will also rock the Snapdragon 845, and later on in the year a potential next-generation Google Pixel phone will have the chipset. Comparing either the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, or Note 8 with Apple's iPhone X ends in a fairly safe conclusion: they're all top-tier phones with standout features that, for many consumers, fully earn their premium price tags.
The phone performed well in almost every category except durability, where it didn't hold up as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone X has succeeded in taking a spot on the Consumer Reports list of top 10 smartphones.
After tumble tests, two iPhone X devices had "malfunctioning displays" and a third device had a "significantly cracked" back.
Another rumor claims that the Galaxy S9 will have at least one thing that the iPhone X does not offer: a purple color option. "In fact, if you combine the performance scores for stills and video, this is the highest-rated smartphone camera Consumer Reports has tested". The technology is not yet ready for mass production so it probably won't be ready in time for the S9 launch. The other two similar smartphones suffered screen damage after 50. SamMobile last week spotted a patent application by the company that would allow users to scan the palms of their hands to view hints for forgotten passwords.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are priced at $700 to $800 respectively.
That's an interesting result, considering several other outlets have found that the iPhone X was actually more durable than the iPhone 8. With the iPhone X, that lowers the monthly payment from $41.67 to $22.22.