Apple iPhone X
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to do an In-depth review of iPhone X. This is iPhone 10, not X, not to be confused with Xbox One X or OS X which is actually OS 10. With an all-new edge-to-edge 5.8-inch Super AMOLED retina HDR display, it’s iPhone 10 or iPhone X because it’s the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. 10 years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone stage at Macworld 2007. Apple announced the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs theatre at their new Apple park campus.
So, what’s new with new iPhone, it’s got Face ID instead of using touch ID because there’s no longer a home button on the iPhone X. You use your Face to unlock your phone hopefully you weren’t too attached to that touch ID because your Face is now the replacement. And the full front edge-to-edge AMOLED screen sacrifices had to be made. So, let’s start-
Design & Build: –
The iPhone X is an impeccably built machine from the seamless way the front and back glass are joined to the body to the extra reassuring weight of the stainless-steel Apple used to build the frame. The iPhone 10 just feels right that’s no surprise though is it if there’s one thing you can count on Apple for it’s for them to build a high-quality device. It is, however, a little weird to use if you are coming from an old iPhone. There’s no home button, no touch ID and the 5.8-inch Super OLED screen stretches almost all the way across the iPhone X space.
It’s a very different design decision than Samsung curving the screen to eliminate the bezel. Apple’s highlighting what little bezels remain. Apple gave us the White and Silver model of the iPhone 10 to review and although Apple says the band on the outside is better than surgical grade stainless steel. I wouldn’t expect this new iPhone to remain flawless if you don’t have a case. Aside from the removal of the home button and a larger screen. The rest of the iPhone X looks a lot like the iPhone 8.
There are the mute switch and volume buttons on the left. The sleep/wake or power button on the right and a glass back with a camera bump. The camera bump is huge, it’s actually bigger than the bump on the iPhone 8 Plus on a smaller body. Apple leaned into it and try to make it a design element which you’ll either love or hate. There’s no headphone jack which sucks on every single phone that emits it.
There’s no getting around it, there’s no point in pretending, it’s not there. But I’m going to tell you after a few days it’s fine. It’s not great but especially in portrait you just learn to ignore it. It’s a definitely annoying and landscape though especially when you’re watching the video. If you zoom, the notch will definitely cut into the side of what you’re watching and I don’t love browsing the web and landscape either. This is a phone designed to be used in portrait.
Apple iPhone 10 is using a 5.8-inch Samsung manufactured Super AMOLED display which it says a custom design for the iPhone X. It’s a bigger number than the iPhone 8 Plus is 5.5-inch display but it’s a taller, thinner aspect ratio so it’s actually not as big and there’s no tabs or other features of old iPhone here. It’s definitely more of a bigger iPhone 8 than a smaller iPhone 8 Plus. I keep saying the iPhone LCD is the best and most accurate phone screen out there and it looks great. It’s way brighter, super vibrant and it basically looks like Pixels directly under your fingers.
It doesn’t have a crazy neon-colours of Samsung Smartphones. iOS just does better colour management than Android which is just starting to do it and I think you can see it. The display uses a diamond pentile pixel layout which means every pixel on the screen shares red, green and blue subpixels with the other Pixels around it. That’s different than like the iPhone LCD which has dedicated RGB subpixels for every pixel on the screen.
Now, a lot of people don’t like Pentile screens and to be honest I have not liked them in the past either. But you can’t really tell with the iPhone 10 unless you’re using a really tight macro lens. Apple says it’s doing a bunch of custom, anti-aliasing and sub-pixel rendering to make this display work better than other Samsung pentile LEDs and honestly it shows. The screen really does just look great.
The main of the iPhone 10 has two optically stabilized 12-megapixel cameras one with a F/1.8 wide-angle lens and the other with a f/2.4 telephoto that’s an upgrade from the iPhone 8 Plus which has a F/2.8 non-stabilized telephoto lens that stabilized telephoto lens is great. These are probably the best zoom photos I’ve ever taken on a phone. The two rear cameras allow for portrait mode which works as well as portrait mode on the iPhone 8 Plus and also supports portrait lighting.
Shooting with the wide-angle view that set by default is almost identical to shooting with the iPhone 8 Plus wide camera and that’s not a bad thing. I still think the Pixel 2 is the best all-around smartphone shooter but the iPhone 10 wide camera is excellent.
The big changes, however, were made to the telephoto camera which now has optical image stabilization and a wider f/2.4 aperture in bright conditions. This thankfully makes the telephoto camera almost as good as the wide one. The real gains come in the dark though images appear noticeably brighter and crisper compared to the iPhone 8 Plus. Though the iPhone 10 struggles to focus at night.
The iPhone X rear cameras definitely produce better portrait mode in the Pixel and the Pixel definitely produces better portrait photos from the front camera.
Front camera: –
Sometimes you can now also use the 7-megapixel front camera to take portrait mode selfies thanks to all the technology that makes Face ID possible. It definitely works but it’s not ideal. This very shallow depth of field also means that if you’re trying to take a group portrait selfie. Other people will almost certainly get blurred unless you’re all huddled together just right. The front camera supports portrait mode and portrait lighting, regular photos from the iPhone 10 are fine and some of them are even great but I think the Pixel 2 takes more evocative photos with better contrast.
Performance & Memory: –
The iPhone 10 performs better than the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus because it doesn’t. They all share the same Hexa-Core A11 Bionic chipset and like the iPhone 8 Plus, this phone uses 3 GB of RAM. This is the bad thing either the A11 is a very powerful chip and it handled everything I threw at it from frequent multitasking to playing pretty augmented reality games without trouble. I’ve put the iPhone X through the ringer this week. I’m convinced that it has more than enough power to handle your daily routine.
The iPhone 10 runs on iOS 11 but it packs two features that people have not been able to stop talking about Face ID and an EMOJI. Once you look at that new screen and unlock the iPhone 10 with your face. Well, you are using iOS. Apple says they didn’t want to make any drastic changes the main iOS experience because they thought the removal of the home button was enough. You’re gonna have to learn a whole bunch of new gestures just to navigate this phone. Once you get used to swiping up to unlock the phone. It’s easy to get used to swiping up to go back to the Home screen, you have to swipe from the bottom. So, if you’re playing temple run or something and you swipe from the middle you’re gonna be fine.
If you want to switch apps you have to swipe along the bottom of the screen or swipe up and hold. You’ll get a little haptic bump in the app switcher will show up. It took me a minute to figure out how to do that more consistently and a little bit longer to figure out how to consistently use reachability. Which is the feature on iPhones that brings the top of the screen down to make one-hundred usage easier? Once you’ve brought the UI down you can swipe on either top corner to open a Notification Centre or the Control centre which is nice. The control centre is supposed to be an always there widget and Notification Centre is supposed to be another screen that slides down.
Since there’s no home button you open Siri by holding side button. You take a screenshot by holding the top volume button on the side button together. And you turn the phone off by holding either volume button and then swiping to power off. It sounds complicated but it’s pretty easy to figure screenshots don’t have the notch just a big blank space. Where the notch is on the phone and that’s a pretty good metaphor for the screen. In general, there’s a lot of extra space at the top and generally, a lot of extra space at the bottom which means the usable area of apps is way closer to the iPhone 8 than you’d expect. In fact, apps that aren’t optimized for the iPhone 10 run with giant software bezels that basically make the phone look like an iPhone 8. You’ll run into a lot of unoptimized apps. Apple says, its helping app developers update and the tools make updating for the iPhone 10 a lot easier than the previous cycle for the iPhone 6 side screens.
Face ID: –
It works great, you look at your phone it unlocks. There are a couple of times when it doesn’t work just great and you’re gonna have to adjust to make it work better. You can point a cheap camcorder at night vision a Face ID to see it working and it’s pretty awesome when you do. The iPhone 10 has an IR light adopt projector and an IR camera all tucked into that notch at the top of the screen. When you wake up the phone the IR light goes off and if the IR camera sees a face the dot projector flashes a pattern of 30,000 dots the camera then takes a 2D photo which gets turned into a mathematical depth model which is sent to the Secure Enclave on the A11 Bionic chip and matched against the stored value and if it matches you’re in. This all happens really fast all of this means that Face ID works just fine in the dark. It’s shining, it’s own little IR flashlight on you that little flashlight is the blinking light.
When you’re using the iPhone 10 Face ID checks to see if you’re paying attention every so often which is what blinks that IR. If you are not paying attention the phone aggressively dims the screen and eventually goes to sleep to shave the battery. You also have to look at it pretty directly which means unlocking while the phone is sitting on a table is out unless you look over the phone. A lot of you also asked about how fast Face ID is and the answer is that it varies most the time in normal lighting conditions. It’s so fast that it’s almost like not having a passcode on your phone. You can also use Face ID for Apple Pay and it’s very easy, you just double click the side button authenticate and then hold the phone to the reader. For me, it actually makes more sense than touch ID.
This is the best feature of the iPhone 10. They are a joy, they work great and everyone I showed them to loves them. An Emoji work by lighting up the true depth IR camera and dot projector but it’s not nearly as hardcore as Face ID. There’s no depth map or security stuff, its just motion tracking 50 muscle groups on whatever face it sees the time.
The iPhone 10 has 2716 milliamp-hours battery. Apple says the iPhone X should get 2 hours more battery life than the iPhone 7 and while it’s been pretty hard to test. OLED screens generally draw less power than LCDs and I got great battery life with the iPhone 8 which shares the most the same components as the 10. The battery life is mostly just alright though I usually pulled the 10 off. It was usually down to around 15% that was enough juice to keep the phone alive until the next day on nights and don’t expect more than a day if used on a single charge. It supports Qi wireless charging.
Finally, this is the future of the iPhone and it’s a promising one. It probably the best iPhone ever made it’s thin, powerful, beautiful and full of really interesting ideas. Well, all these cameras on a phone are supposed to do. I think the super AMOLED display looks great but it’s still an iPhone. It runs iOS 11 pretty much the same as an iPhone 8 or even an iPhone 7. Siri to Siri, Notifications are still pretty basic and iMessage is still a beautiful prison.
Apple didn’t get everything right but the fact that the iPhone 10 generally feels as elegant as it does is impressive. On a technical level, this is the best iPhone, Apple has ever made but more importantly, it’s a strong foundation for the iPhones of tomorrow to build on.
Is iPhone 10 worth $1000 to you? So, It’s the most expensive iPhone ever made and I don’t think there’s an easy answer to that question if you love iPhones and you’ve got the money you should buy this phone. I think you’re gonna be really happy.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|iPhone X||Rs 89,000|
|iPhone X Fully Unlocked||$ 1268.37|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|BODY||Dimensions||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED, 1125 x 2436p, 19.5:9 Ratio (458 PPI)|
|Size||5.8-inch, 84.4 cm² (∼82.9% screen to body ratio)|
|Protection||Scratch Resistant Glass
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual 12-MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, PDAF, OIS, 2x Optical Zoom, Quad LED Flash|
|Front||7-MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|Features||geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8-MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama|
|Chip||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-Core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (3-Core Graphics)|
|MEMORY||Internal||64/256GB, 3GB RAM|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Face ID, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer, Barometer|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Hotspot|
|USB||2.0 Proprietary Reversible Conector|
|Others||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS & NFC|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker with Stereo Speakers|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2716 mAh|
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