The iPhone X is set for a release on the 3rd of November, which means that following that date, we expect that there will be a slew of reviews of the upcoming phone. However if you can’t wait that long, not to worry because it looks like the first hands-on impression for the iPhone X is now live (unless you count that particular viral video that cost an Apple engineer his job).


Published in WIRED by Steven Levy (via 9to5Mac), this is an early hands-on impression of Apple’s latest flagship that gives us a brief idea of how the phone performs. It should be noted that Levy was one of the four journalists who reviewed the original iPhone back in 2007 when it first came out, which is why Apple decided to give Levy the chance to review the handset earlier.

Levy’s review is quite comprehensive as he puts the phone and its key features through its paces, and if you’re wondering how Face ID performs, it seems that there is a bit of a learning curve. He notes that the feature appears to be pretty secure and that it couldn’t be tricked into unlocking by someone else or using a photograph of his face. However like we said, there is a bit of a learning curve involved in order to figure out how to get it working smoothly.

He also touches on the camera of the phone, which he claims is a major upgrade, along with the better battery life which allowed him to get through a full day of usage, although we suppose your mileage may vary here. In any case the full review can be found on WIRED’s website so head on over if you want to know more about the handset.

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12 MP
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  • OIS
2716 mAh
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  • Wireless Charging
  • A11 Bionic
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