iPhone X – Is It Worth the $1000 Price Tag?

The iPhone X is now available for sale, and since Apple unveiled the it on September 12th, a lot of attention has been given to the included features. There have been numerous comparisons between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 (see our comparison chart here), and even phones offered by competitor brands. Perhaps the biggest question people are asking is, “Is it worth the price?”

Here are a few reasons why the iPhone X is worth the $1,000 price tag.

Apple’s most advanced cameras

The iPhone X is the first iPhone to feature dual optical image stabilization (“OIS”) on its two rear lenses. OIS comes with the power to create better and brighter low-light images and makes your videos much smoother. Although the iPhone 8 also has two rear lenses, it only offers single image stabilization. The iPhone X also offers Portrait mode and Portrait lighting on the front facing camera.

Face ID

Apple has also upped the security mechanism used on the iPhone X as they got rid of the previous Touch ID security system in favor of Face ID. Face ID is backed by a complex algorithm that scans through your face to enable the phone to recognize you and unlock the screen. Per Apple, the system is so secure that there is only a one in a million chance a stranger can dupe the security system. The facial recognition technology offered by other brands like Samsung cannot rival the one applied on the iPhone X.


For the first time in the history of the iPhone, Apple has built an all-screen model, the iPhone X. This was achieved by getting rid of the home button and ensuring the screen is stretched to the extremes leaving tiny bezels. With this display configuration, you can enjoy a better streaming experience and it provides sufficient room for navigation. It also makes the phone sleek and beautiful.

Contrast, aspect ratio, larger display

When you compare the display of the iPhone X to that of the iPhone 8, which is 40 percent cheaper, the iPhone X offers a better display configuration. Its predecessor offered a contrast ratio of 1,400:1 while the iPhone X comes with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. The display size is also larger at 5.8 inches with 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 pixels per inch), the highest resolution ever in an iPhone. The screen-to-body ratio of the iPhone X is 82.9 percent while the iPhone 8 courts a mere 65 percent.

Stylish compact design

The design of the iPhone X feels and looks futuristic, which makes the previous iPhone models to appear antiquated. Although the iPhone X comes with a larger screen, Apple shifted the design convention to make it clean and sleek by ensuring it is slimmer with an all-screen design. Check out these comparisons.

iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus iPhone 8
Screen Size 5.8 inches 5.5 inches 4.7 inches
Height 5.65 inches 6.25 inches 5.45 inches
Width 2.79 inches 3.07 inches 2.65 inches
Depth 0.30 inches 0.30 inches 0.29 inches
Weight 6.14 ounces 7.13 ounces 5.22 ounces

Many users of the iPhone think this is a milestone as more companies had opted for a clean design system that is more focused on the display while including fewer buttons.

Improved image signal processor

Apple confirmed that the iPhone X will come with a better image signal processor that will be able to detect elements around a scene like motion, people, and lighting conditions to help in the optimization of photos before you take them. This also comes alongside a wide color aperture, an advanced pixel processing system, and faster autofocus.


The iPhone X has brought more fun in messaging with the animoji feature, which is basically emojis that are generated from your facial expression. The phone uses the infrared scanner to take detailed images and mimic expressions.

iPhone X Marks Ten Years of iPhone History

Apple has done a good job in keeping us confused on iPhone model numbers throughout the years. Some models saw a “S” version while last year, the models number went right from “7” to “8”. But one thing is clear, the iPhone X is intended to recognize the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. While some people may think, it will be a collector’s item, others will want it because it is part of our history. With many people saying initial supplies will be limited, the laws of supply and demand dictate that iPhone X will command a premium price.

The Bottom Line

Whether it’s the added features, the all-screen design or the bragging rights that will come from owning the 10-year anniversary edition of the iPhone, there are plenty of reasons to justify the price.

Do you want your own iPhone X, why do you think it’s worth the $1,000 price tag? Why not joint the conversation and leave a comment below.


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About the Author

Alissa Davis is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast. You can see more of her writings at alissabdavis.com

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