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‘Consumer Reports’ ranks iPhone 8/8 Plus higher than iPhone X

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A report by 'Consumer Reports' has ranked iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus better than iPhone X on battery and durability standards.

In an interesting development, independent research agency ‘Consumer Reports’ has rated iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus higher than iPhone X. The findings of its latest report are based on a number of parameters and one of the major reasons behind iPhone X lagging is a small lag in the battery performance.

A number of media reports have already ruled out the findings stating that the parameters used by Consumer Reports might not be applicable in the real world and that not every consumer has the same using pattern when it comes to their mobile device.

The report does include drop test to determine durability of the smartphone and adds

We tumbled three samples of the iPhone X. The first was fine after 50 drops, but the glass on the back was significantly cracked after 100. The other two phones ended up with malfunctioning displays after 50 drops. Though the front glass didn’t crack, several bright green bars stretched across the screens from top to bottom.

One of the counterpoints presented for this includes the fact that all the 3 phones in question, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X use glass on front and back. This means, there will not be a significant change in the life of the smartphone. Also, most of the users do use tempered glass and back case with their smartphone, which acts as a savior in most of the cases when the smartphone is accidentally dropped.

Consumer Reports also conducts a battery test, which examines the battery of smartphone on a number of grounds.

To find out exactly how long a phone’s battery can go, Consumer Reports uses a robotic finger programmed to put the phone through a range of tasks designed to simulate a consumer’s average day.

The robot browses the internet, takes pictures, uses GPS navigation, and, of course, makes phone calls. We run all smartphone battery tests with the display set to 100 percent brightness. If you use any phone’s auto, or adaptive, brightness, the battery should last longer.

The above test results show 19.5 hours of battery time for iPhone X. iPhone 8 and iPhone SE give 19 hours, whereas, iPhone 8 Plus gives 21 hours of battery time performing the above-mentioned tasks.

According to the above findings, if battery remains the sole criteria, iPhone 8 Plus comes to be the best contender. However, if a large screen is something you will not want to have, iPhone X comes with better and more advanced features.

The findings do take us to a conclusion that iPhone 8 or 8 Plus are worth if you are looking for a flagship without thinking to spend too much for iPhone X. iPhone 8 Plus does provide the best battery, but iPhone X comes with revolutionary features like Face ID and a better screen performance.

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