iPhone X FAQs

The iPhone X is a great option for a modern iPhone at a good price point. We kind of see it as the oldest “new” iPhone. The updates made to the design of the iPhone X from the iPhone 8 generation are significant. The iPhone X has an improved camera and display with higher resolution. The display on the iPhone X saw the removal of the home button and top and bottom bezel which gives the X a much better screen to body ratio.

The iPhone X introduced Face ID for Apple. The sides of the phone are constructed out of surgical grade stainless steel and the front and back are extremely durable glass. As far as looks go, the iPhone X appears polished and sleek and is similar to many of the most current Apple iPhone models.

Apple produces modern products so even though features evolve and some materials change, the iPhone 8 Plus holds up as a quality device. An important consideration in your purchase of an iPhone will be what you intend to use the phone for. Overall a second hand Apple iPhone X offers trusted and modern iOS features at a cheap price. If you’re looking for more information on the specific features check out more of the questions below. 

Yes, the iPhone X supports Qi wireless charging. This model features a glass back designed for wireless charging.

The dimensions of the iPhone X and XS are the same. However, people have noted that the camera bump on the back of the XS is just a little taller (25.50 mm) than the iPhone X. Apple never marketed the phone cases for each model as compatible with the other but often you can get away with using a case from one model, for the other. The dimensions of the iPhone XS are below: 

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in) (HxWxD)

The iPhone X received a significant update in both design and functionality. The display on the iPhone X saw the removal of the home button and top and bottom bezel which gives the X a much better screen to body ratio. The TrueTone OLED display on the iPhone X also has a higher pixel density that makes for a clear and crisp viewing experience. The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 both feature the same A11 bionic chip so are comparable in power and performance. 

Dimensions for each model are below: 

iPhone X - 5.8-inch 18.5:9 True Tone OLED, 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi), 82.9% screen-to-body ratio

iPhone 8 - 4.7-inch 16:9 True Tone LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio
On the iPhone X, the addition of a front facing camera that features TrueDepth enables Face ID for biometric security and let’s you take better quality selfies. 

If price is your top priority, the iPhone 8 still offers a great experience but if you want to leap into the iPhone category that allows you to experience some of the latest features, still at a reasonable price point, the iPhone X is a great place to start.

Whether or not the iPhone X is worth it, really depends on what you want to use your phone for.

If you want to upgrade from an older model and experience some of the more contemporary iPhone features for a good price, the iPhone X could be perfect for that. If you’re willing to pay just a bit more for a phone that’s more powerful and better for creating digital content, you could look at the iPhone XS Max or iPhone 11.

If price is your top priority some of the older models could still do the trick for you.

The iPhone X was launched on November 3, 2017.

The iPhone X has a better display with higher pixel density which gives more clarity. 

The resolution on the XR is lower but the screen is actually larger (6.1 inches).

The iPhone X has 2 rear facing cameras (great for zoom) while the XR only has 1.

The iPhone X and iPhone XR both have FaceID.

The iPhone X has a standard nano SIM while the iPhone XR features dual SIM which means it has a nano SIM and an eSIM. An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano SIM.

iPhone X is powered by an A11 bionic chip but the XR was upgraded to the A12 so it shows an improvement in performance.

Can the iPhone X get iOS 14? Yes, the iPhone X supports iOS 14. iOS 14 is compatible with the iPhone 6s and later.

While there is no “Plus” version of the iPhone X, there is an iPhone XS Max which is one model up from the iPhone X.

The iPhone X is a good deal. It strikes a decent balance between a leap into the more modern iPhone series and a cost savings. Other phones that you could consider that would be in the same realm would be the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone XR.

Yes, the iPhone X does use Facial ID. The iPhone X was the first iPhone model to introduce facial recognition.  

No, the iPhone X uses a nano SIM and does not have eSIM.

The iPhone X comes in 64GB or 256GB.

The iPhone was released in Space Grey and Silver.

The iPhone X is not waterproof. Generally iPhones are built to withstand some water penetration but won’t always survive a drop in deep water or or being submerged for an extended period of time. Read...some intense rain might be okay...the toilet, you might not be as lucky. Don’t go swimming with your iPhone.

The iPhone X does have a level of dust and water resistance. Apple has noted that this resistance is not permanent and may decrease with time. The water resistance might improve slightly with a case but the iPhone X  is not technically waterproof.

You should always let your iPhone dry out completely before inserting any cables or trying to turn it back on.

Battery on the iPhone X is apparently similar to the iPhone 7 which will last approximately 10 hours depending on how you are using your phone. If you tend to use your phone more for audio playback and phone calls than internet browsing you can expect more out of the battery.

Keep in mind that the more recent iOS versions tend to use more power too. The battery life on When you purchase a refurbished iPhone the battery has likely been slightly depleted but at Frank We guarantee our batteries retain a minimum of 80% of their original capacity (which Apple has declared sufficient for efficient battery performance).

Apple's lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, this will vary depending on the product.

Yes, the iPhone X has the ability to screen record. If you don’t see the record button on your home screen you can enable it. Go to settings > control center > customize controls > and scroll down to add screen recording. You can then access it via your main screen by swiping down on the top right corner of the display.