need a new phone, tell me about iPhone X Face ID

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  1. Tim

    Tim I am....an Enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    First, let me get a couple obvious issues out of the way:

    1. I require an iOS device for work (I write software for Apple users), so don't go there.
    2. I'm not asking about the potential implications of a Big Brother all seeing/all knowing invasion of privacy and security implications; I'd just shut it off.

    My question is for iPhone X owners...how reliable is the Face ID? Does it get tripped up with beards, glasses, hats, etc.? I'd prefer to go with the latest and greatest for a number of reasons that mostly have to do with work, but if Face ID is unreliable I may just go with an iPhone 8 and the fingerprint scanner.



    Over all impression of the X series phone?
     
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    ncav8tor Lifetime Charter Member Charter Life Member

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    I’m quite happy with my iPhone X. The extra screen size over the 7 is great. I tried the iPhone 8 for a while but it is just too honking big especially to stick in my pocket.

    The iPhone X face ID has worked really well. The only time it has problems is if you are outside and the sun is right overhead or behind your face. In that case, you might have to type in your security code to access the phone.

    I wouldn’t go back to a regular iPhone at this point. I use my iPhone heavily for work as well.


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    Works for me 99% of the time. Works with sunglasses, regular glasses, hats etc...

    Only time it doesn’t work is when I am holding it at a bad angle or too much sun. Love the iPhone X.
     
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    What kind of society are we creating when a simple question has to be prefaced with these caveats?
     
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  5. Tim

    Tim I am....an Enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Well, I'm setting up the new iPhone XS. Heck of a nice machine. Glad I didn't spend my money for it! Holy crap, I've had cars that cost less than this thing.
     
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    skiles Reloaded Charter Member Supporting Member

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    No regrets with my iPhone X. IMO, much better (intuitive) than previous platforms.
     
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    Face ID even works in the dark...


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    You can turn the Face ID part off.

    It still allows you to sign in with a passcode.

    Wife has had no qualms with the Face ID
     
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    ^^This is what I do with my X
     
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