The publication published its results from testing the iPhone X's display, camera, battery life, and durability.
While Consumer Reports called the phone an "innovative device with a fantastic camera and beautiful display" the iPhone X lost to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in a full comparison of the phones because it was flimsy.
The iPhone 8 proved "hardier" when it came to drops and damage. The iPhone X performed well in the initial drop tests, but it didn't fare so well after more extensive testing.
Consumer Reports found: "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."
The iPhone X performed about the same as two other flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Consumer Reports said.
The Tame Apple Press has rushed to defend their favourite overpriced toy. After all many of them have already bought the expensive turkey.
They say that Consumer Reports' findings differ from other iPhone X and iPhone 8 drop tests. In drop-test videos by EverythingApplePro, PhoneBuff, and JerryRigEverything, the iPhone X was found to be more durable than the iPhone 8. And drop tests published right after the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus released in September showed that the phones were more durable than Samsung's flagship phones, but still prone to easily cracking and shattering when subjected to drops or tumbling.
However, Consumer Reports has considerably more status than EverythingApplePro, PhoneBuff, and JerryRigEverything. The last time Consumer Reports complained about something, Apple actually did something about it.
There is the serious matter that the iPhone X is hugely more expensive than its predecessors. You should, in theory be getting more for your dollar or kidney, not less.