Watch: Hands-On Review Of iPhone X, Face ID & The Home Button-Free Design

By Mikelle Leow, 01 Nov 2017

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The iPhone X was highly raved about even before it reached fans’ hands. Now that some people have it, you might be curious to know if it lives up to its hype.

Scott Stein, the senior editor at CNET, had the privilege of testing the high-end phone ahead of its release.

In a video review, Stein details the phone’s overall design, how intuitive it is to relearn gestures and maneuver the home button-less iPhone, and of course—if Face ID works as well as it is advertised.

Stein has taken great lengths to test the accuracy of Face ID. Besides getting a haircut, he also shaves off his well-grown beard and puts on several kooky disguises. There are a few hits and misses here, and hopefully Apple will smooth the kinks of the new TrueDepth technology in time.

Separately, the “results so far are very, very encouraging to fans,” CNET concludes. Watch the review below.



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“Face ID is supposed to work with your face when you make casual changes… [it] has its limits, but it mostly worked.” Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background video screenshots via CNET

“It’s a lot to get used to right away [with the lack of a home button]. Some of the gestures aren’t always one-hand friendly for quick on-the-go access.” Video screenshot via CNET

“Selfies can get portrait mode, which adds depth effect to headshots. It looks really good! But the portrait lighting so far—which adds a studio-style lighting—looks like it still needs work.” Video screenshot via CNET

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