When the iPhone X was released, many people were quick to point out that its pricing made it a “luxury” device. However, with a starting price of $999/£999/AU$1,579, the iPhone X is still cheaper than many high-end gaming laptops – and it turns out, it’s capable of running some pretty demanding games too.

One Redditor, who goes by the name of u/harritaco, put the iPhone X to the test by trying to run the newly released Battlefield 1 on it. Surprisingly, the game was not only playable, but it looked pretty good too.

Of course, the game wasn’t running at max settings – and it did need to be scaled down to fit the smaller screen – but considering the game was running on a phone, it looked impressive.

The obvious downside to playing Battlefield 1 on an iPhone X is the lack of physical buttons. The game does have on-screen controls, but they’re not ideal for a fast-paced shooter like Battlefield 1.

Still, if you’re looking for a way to play the game on the go, the iPhone X is certainly capable of running it. Just don’t expect to be able to compete with the PC and console players.

IPhone X vs. Xbox One

When it comes to performance, the iPhone X is closer to an Xbox One than it is to a high-end gaming PC. Both the Xbox One and the iPhone X have Apple A11 Bionic processors, and while the iPhone X has a better GPU, the Xbox One has more RAM.

So, how does the iPhone X compare to the Xbox One when it comes to running Battlefield 1? Surprisingly, the two are pretty evenly matched.

The Xbox One runs the game at a resolution of 1080p, while the iPhone X is able to hit a resolution of 1440p. However, the Xbox One has an advantage when it comes to framerate, as it’s able to hit 60fps, while the iPhone X is limited to 30fps.

Still, the fact that the iPhone X is able to come close to the performance of the Xbox One is impressive.

IPhone XS and XR

With the release of the iPhone XS and XR, Apple has made some improvements to the hardware that make the devices even more capable of running demanding games.

The iPhone XS features an upgraded A12 Bionic processor, and while it’s still limited to 30fps, the increased power does allow for some games to run at a higher resolution.

The iPhone XR, on the other hand, is limited to 1080p, but it does have a higher framerate, making it a better choice for gaming.

So, if you’re looking for a phone that can handle demanding games, the iPhone XS and XR are worth considering.


The iPhone X is a powerful device, and it’s capable of running some demanding games surprisingly well. However, it’s not a replacement for a gaming PC or console, and it’s not going to be able to compete with the players who are using those devices.

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