THE Consumer Reports it has a history there with Apple. Although many Ma products are evaluated and praised by the vehicle, some others have generated great controversies, such as the iPhone 4 (#antennagate), the iPhones 6/6 Plus (#bendgate) and the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (#batterygate). That is, of course, speaking of the specific evaluations for each product.
THE CR it also usually makes rankings related to product categories. In them, normally Ma computers have a very positive performance, while smartphones do not usually look good, no. So it was with the iPhone 5, with the 5s / 5c, with the 7 Plus and now with the X.
O flagship Apple did receive the benefit of CR. Incidentally, the magazine stated that the device is one of the best that you could buy today the best rear camera ever tested by CR; Face ID and the OLED screen were also highly praised. The big problem with it, according to the vehicle, is the durability and battery life.
The strength test of CR it involves placing the device inside a rectangular (apparently steel) structure that rotates 100 times, simulating the impact of the phone falling from a considerable height.
Incredible as it may seem, even though the iPhones 8/8 Plus also have a glass case very similar to that of the X, they performed much better (either in the durability of the rear window or in the ability of the screen to continue working after several falls). Of the three iPhones X tested, one had a completely damaged back and two had problems with the screen (even though the front glass was intact).
In terms of battery, the CR uses a robot which performs some tasks on the device in order to simulate the continuous use of a user (taking pictures, surfing the internet, using GPS, making calls, etc.). And the iPhone X was far behind (19.5 hours) from competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S8 (26 hours) and the iPhone 8 Plus itself (21 hours).
Taking this into account and knowing that the device costs from US $ 1,000, the iPhone X ended up only in 9 place in the ranking of CR, including brothers 8 and 8 Plus.
Had it not been for the damage in this durability test, the iPhone X would have been ahead of the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus.
Richard Fisco, head of smartphone testing at Consumer Reports.
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The Galaxy S8 and S8 + continue to occupy the first two positions of the ranking (mainly due to the performance of the battery), followed by the iPhones 8 Plus and 8. Although the iPhone X is only in 9, the difference in the score itself between them it wasn't that big.