Here's what representatives of the two sides had to say about the nearly borderless design of Apple's new smartphone:
Wired's Steven Levy loved that the design allowed Apple to devote more room for the iPhone X's screen.
"The iPhone X is a big screen in a compact form factor," he wrote. He continued: "I found the display a noticeable, and greatly pleasurable, advance over my 'old' iPhone 7, whether watching 'The Big Sick,' streaming a live football game, or simply swiping through Instagram."
But for The Verge's Nilay Patel, the iPhone X's bezels weren't narrow enough.
"Less ignorable are the bezels around the sides and bottom of the screen, which are actually quite large," he wrote.
For Business Insider's Ben Gilbert, the phone's near-borderless design made the iPhone X uncomfortable to hold:
"With the iPhone X, the lack of a bezel not only means that I'm more likely to accidentally push something, but I also worry about dropping this phone. Instead of gripping the phone, I'm more likely to cradle it, so as not to hide the screen with any of my fingers."