My iPhone X works great, 4G LTE, TMobile plan with a US number, via online Apple store delivered in USA. I got it about 6 months ago. 4G hotspot works great in SJC when telecable goes down. Apple has over 1 billion users with better customer satisfaction than any other smartphone manufacturer. The people who attack Apple users as a cult that have been dooped in some way are misguided. Google and Apple have both won the mobile era, they are merely consumer choices. There is no one correct choice for everyone. Price is just one factor in an individual’s buying choice. It’s like cars, many choices available and all are likely to do their intended job. Pick the one you like, are comfortable with and can afford.