IPhone X Vs. IPhone 11: All The Specs And Which To Buy In 2020
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Apple's iPhone X (2017) dumped the home button and replaced it with gestures and dumped the fingerprint scanner and replaced it with facial recognition.
When the [/reviews/apple-iphone-x-review/ iPhone X] was unveiled to the world in the fall of 2017, [/apple/ Apple] CEO [/tags/tim-cook/ Tim Cook] called it "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." That's partly because at the time, the iPhone X was Apple's largest phone yet, complete with an overhauled design. Gone were the thick bezels and the physical home button of its predecessor the [ ] and virtually all previous generations of iPhone. Instead we got a bar-raising phone that featured a near edge-to-edge display and for the first time we were introduced to Face ID.
The iPhone X also set a new bar in terms of price, starting at $1,000. Two years later, https://osderby.com/wiki/World_Cup_Betting_-_Can_Brazil_Do_It_For_The_6th_Time in 2019, the iPhone 11 was announced as follow-up to the [/products/apple-iphone-xr/ iPhone XR]. It's not the most innovative phone ever, but it is, as Apple billed it, the iPhone for (nearly) everyone.
[ iPhone 11]
[ More affordable all-arounder]
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Compared to the iPhone X, [ ] features a better camera, improved battery life, and better durability, but it doesn't come with nearly the same level of upgrades. In fact, Apple made some calculated compromises like using an LCD display instead of an OLED to help drive costs down, allowing the iPhone 11 to start at $699. It's also missing a telephoto lens, which you can find on the iPhone X, the [ ]. Even with those trade-offs, the iPhone 11 is the all-around better phone. It's also the iPhone I prefer because of its longer battery life, better cameras and solid durability.
[/reviews/apple-iphone-11-review/ Read our Apple iPhone 11 review].
[ $699 at Apple]
[ $699 at Amazon]
[ $700 at Best Buy]
[ iPhone X]
[ Raising the bar, but you'll have to pay for it]
The iPhone X was an industry leading smartphone back in 2017, and it's still fantastic in 2020. The iPhone X has a premium OLED screen, great cameras and is powered by Apple's robust A11 processor. But it isn't durable, cracking at a single three-foot drop during CNET's drop tests. It's also much harder to come by since Apple discontinued it. You can buy refurbished phones, but it'll set you back at least $599.
[/reviews/apple-iphone-x-review/ Read our Apple iPhone X review].
[ $900 at Boost Mobile]
[ $900 at Sprint]
iPhone X is stainless steel, but the iPhone 11 is nearly drop-proof
The iPhone X is a thing of beauty that is worth appreciating based on its aesthetics alone. Its sleek, nearly all-screen appearance looks elegant and helped set new design standards for iPhones. In fact, even though it's older than the iPhone 11, it's arguably more modern in look and feel. That's because it's lighter, thinner, and smaller than the iPhone 11. (For specific numbers, you can scroll down to our specs chart below.)
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It's also crafted out of stainless steel, which is typically one of the design hallmarks of a premium phone. The iPhone 11, meanwhile, uses an aluminum frame with glass on the front and back. But for all its minimalistic beauty, the iPhone X is not a durable phone and should absolutely be used with a good case. Yes, it does have an IP67 rating, which means the phone is fully dust protected and can also withstand being submerged in 1 meter (about 3.3 feet) of water for up to 30 mins. That's lower than the iPhone 11's IP68 rating, but it was the drop tests that were the big letdown.
The iPhone X cracked at a single three-foot drop. The iPhone 11 withstood [/news/iphone-11-and-pro-drop-test-most-durable-smartphone-glass-ever/ eight different drop tests on hard concrete], including a drop from 11 feet high (though the cameras didn't survive). This seemed to back up Apple's claim that it has used the most durable glass ever built into a smartphone on the front and back of the iPhone 11. [/news/iphone-11-and-pro-drop-test-most-durable-smartphone-glass-ever/ The glass was custom-made for the iPhone by Corning], the American company behind Gorilla Glass.
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iPhone X has a smaller, sharper, more premium display
Another key difference between the iPhone X and iPhone 11 is screen technology. The iPhone X is the clear winner in this category because it has a higher resolution display with better build quality. While the iPhone 11 dons a larger LCD display, the iPhone X features a more compact OLED display with a 2,436x1,125-pixel resolution, which is higher than the iPhone 11's resolution (1,792x828). In general, OLED displays serve up better image quality with blacker blacks and whiter whites, but they're also more costly. When I compared the iPhone X and iPhone 11 screens side by side, however, I didn't notice a difference in quality, in both dark mode and normal.