iPhone X, Apple’s most ambitious phone ever is just out. It literally pushed everyone of us literally to the wall. From a solid full screen design that dumped the signature home button to the a soaring price tag making it the most expensive phone in the market, iPhone X deserves the loudest uproar, if not applause. After nearly repeating big screen design of iPhone 6 subsequently for two consecutive years, with iPhone X Apple gave us a device to inspire awe.
Apart from the all-screen look, iPhone X packs a bounty of never before features for the users and deliver the smartest experience you can ever expected from an iPhone. Naturally, all these packed into an ambitious new Apple phone cannot cone without a hefty price tag. Whether the eye popping price of the iPhone X is justified or not, we would like to reveal with our review here.
iPhone X Specifications
Screen: 5.8in Super Retina HD (OLED) (458ppi)
Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
RAM: 3GB of RAM
Storage: 64 or 256GB
Operating system: iOS 11
Camera: Dual 12MP rear cameras with OIS, 7MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, Bluetooth 5, Lightning and GPS
Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
Let’s Look At 3 Recent iPhones Side By Side
This year we have seen the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as well. So, for a clear comparison of the look, design and screen size it is not unwise to look at them side by side. Well, as far as the ratio of screen size versus device length is concerned, iPhone X excels with far less and almost negligible bezel and fuller screen.
Both iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have glass made backsides with the exception of the later sporting a more vertical camera setting. Among the two, the later also weighs much lighter. When talking about the frame material, iPhone X dumps old fashion aluminium for a more sophisticated and tough stainless steel.
Processor Alone Doesn’t Says It All
As far as the processor is concerned, iPhone X is powered by the A11 Bionic processor, the latest processor that Apple used in its iPhone 8 Plus as well. The processor performance is quite robust and lighting fast but the processor alone doesn’t explain the top of the line functionalities that sets it apart from all contemporary iPhones and other devices in the market.
Best In Class Battery Life
The battery life of iPhone X is impressive but once again it comes at par with the iPhone 8 Plus. But with the common standard of battery life in most top of the line smartphones to consider, it simply bowls out our expectations with more than a full day of running capacity while the device is extensively used for listening music, web browsing and mailing, watching video on Amazon Prime, making calls and getting notifications.
A long journey lasting one and half day can just see your iPhone alive and running before you can reach to a place with a charging socket. That’s pretty impressive but again, iPhone X in this regard just equals iPhone 8 Plus, not excels over it.
Finally, with iPhone X apple scrapped the fingerprint scanner with new Face Recognition technology. If you do not know already, it allows you to unlock the phone and many other apps just by looking at the front camera on the top of the device. With your face imprint registered through an infrared camera for all future authentication procedures, your device security gets ultimate boost besides offloading the entire bulk of complexities. Most tests confirmed that it even works great for people with their glasses on.
Full iOS 11 Bucket
Well, you can argue over this and we are aware of the fact that iOS 11 is available for all modern iPhone devices presently in the market including even the sufficiently backdated iPhone 5S. But, the gamut of features and the bounty of UX elements that the new iOS 11 comes with doesn’t serve every iPhone the same way. As the top of the notch devices iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have a better share of the iOS 11 experience.
More fluid experience keeping complete sync with the new iPhone X features is something you can expect from iOS 11. Besides evaporating the home button, it tweaked a little with the control centre display and the floating keyboard for a smoother typing experience. The only disheartening thing of the new screen display is we play several status icons at the top and instead they are nestled inside the new control centre.
Camera And Imaging Features
If you have seen a few commercials featuring iPhone X, the all new powerful camera and imaging technology is likely to have made an impression. Yes, more than anything Apple worked really well to deliver a camera system that nearly outperforms all other smartphones. iPhone X has a dual camera system with the rear ones arranged vertically on the back of the phone.
Both cameras are equipped with 12MP sensors. While the one with wide-angle has f/1.8 lens, the other one dubbed as “telephoto” camera has a lens of f/2.4. Apart from delivering crisp and detailed image output, the telephoto lens works great in low light as well.
But the real fun of the new iPhone X camera lies with the new Portrait Lighting mode that by recognising faces helps simulating a variety of lighting effects to tweak with the depth, shadow and light. It can be felt gimmicky but it is entertaining nevertheless for the selfie obsessed audience.
When it comes to capturing selfies, the TrueDepth camera helps with portrait modes to help capturing great selfies with minutest details and colours. To add some spice, the same depth hunting selfie camera can also help you create animated emojis dubbed as ‘Animoji’ by Apple. They are like animated facial expressions based on your selfie image. It is indeed a funny idea to make use of selfie camera.
• Expensive As Hell
iPhone X is fairly the most expensive handheld Apple has ever built. With £999 for 64GB and £1,149 for 256GB of storage, few people can grab it without a second thought.
IPhone X represents a breakthrough and paradigm shift in the ecosystem of smart handheld devices called iPhones that are running the smartphone market for nearly a decade. Just when every subsequent iPhone launch was looking lustreless with repetitive design and no noteworthy innovations to talk about, Apple once again flunked off the competition with iPhone X. Whether we can afford it or not, most of us invariably crave for it.