Apple iPhone X Review
Apple iPhone X
- Excellent screen
- Premium, strong design
- Great performance
- Face ID is simple and effective
- TrueDepth camera is powerful
- The most expensive flagship phone around
- The lack of a home button takes some getting used to
- Metal rim can scuff without case
- Not all apps use the whole screen
- Battery life could be better
Apple iPhone X Review – The Super Retina Display.
With Apple iPhone X, the device is the display. An all‑new 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen fills the hand and dazzles the eyes. The display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design, all the way to the elegantly rounded corners. The first OLED screen that rises to the standards of iPhone, with accurate, stunning colors, true blacks, high brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.
iPhone X is the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. Surgical‑grade stainless steel. Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance.
|Dimensions||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||174 g (6.14 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass & stainless steel frame|
|- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant|
|- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes|
|- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|Display||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)|
|- Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant|
|- Wide color gamut display|
|- 3D Touch display|
|- True-tone display|
|- 120 Hz|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three-core graphics)|
|Internal Memory||64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps|
|Secondary Camera||7 MP, f/2.2, [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.|
|- Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery|
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At the end of the day, here’s what you’ve got to remember: this isn’t just an expensive, ambitious offshoot of the classic iPhone lineage. It’s the future of the iPhone itself. And to be clear, Apple didn’t get absolutely everything right. The notch is weird. The interface needs a little more polish. Unoptimized apps look, and will continue to look, disappointing. Still, the fact that Apple redefined what an iPhone is and got this much right is a big deal. It’ll probably be another year or two before the iPhone X’s design and software that runs on it will come into its own, and that’s alright. After my first taste of the iPhone’s future, I’m ready to buy in.
The Apple iPhone X is clearly the best iPhone ever made. It’s thin, it’s powerful, it has ambitious ideas about what cameras on phones can be used for, and it pushes the design language of phones into a strange new place. It is a huge step forward in terms of phone hardware, and it has the notch to show for it. If you’re one of the many people who preordered this thing, I think you’ll be happy, although you’ll be going on the journey of figuring out when and how Face ID works best with everyone else.
But if you didn’t preorder, I suspect you might not feel that left out for a while. The Apple iPhone X might be a huge step forward in terms of hardware, but iOS 11 runs the same on lots of other iPhones, and you won’t be missing out on anything except Animoji. Face ID works extremely well, although you should expect to have to move the phone closer to your face from time to time. And until your favorite apps are updated, you won’t be able to make use of that entire beautiful display.
All that adds up to the thing you already know: the Apple iPhone X is a very expensive iPhone. For a lot of people, it’ll be worth it. For a lot of people, it’ll seem ridiculous. But fundamentally, it’s a new iPhone, and that means you probably already know if you want to spend a thousand dollars on one. If you’re a huge iPhone fan and you have the money, you’ll love it. It’s a really nice phone. But if you have any doubts at all, stick with an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. You’ll get most of the same features, and you’ll wait out app developers figuring out how to use this new screen. Eventually every iPhone will look like the iPhone X, after all. The rest of us will just be using Animoji in the meantime.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first: the Apple iPhone X is not a phone for the Android fan. This is a phone for someone who’s entrenched in the iPhone ecosystem and doesn’t want to leave, but has become bored to tears by the same old design for the last four years.
The Apple iPhone X is the phone we’ve been willing Apple to make, partly so that we’ve got something new to write about, but also so that those who look forward to the arrival of a new iPhone actually have something to get excited about. ‘New Phone Day’ is one of the highlights in many people’s years, and the iPhone X is worthy of the excitement.
Apple has got things almost entirely right with the iPhone X, taking all it’s learned from its past handsets and fusing them together to make a device that’s like nothing else the brand has ever produced.
In our opinion, the greatest iPhone before the X was the iPhone 4, which elevated Apple from ‘poor specs but great user experience’ to a real smartphone contender, fusing strong design with decent performance.
But the iPhone X takes things in a whole new direction, offering users something they’ve never had before in the iOS world. We’re annoyed it’s taken this long to get an OLED screen on an Apple phone, but now that we’ve got one there’s not a lot to fault on the Apple iPhone X.
The selfie camera, the raw power, the all-new screen shape and the well-implemented Face ID combine impressively to create a new direction for the iPhone.
It’s interesting that Apple says the iPhone X is the future of smartphones, however, because many of its new features are already present on other handsets on the market. The X is not going to make waves in the same way the original iPhone did.
But in terms of the future of iPhones… well, this is it. Anything that’s not the iPhone X now just looks dated and slathered in bezel. The iPhone X is indeed the Apple handset of the future, and everything else it’s made is history.
I think about the iPhone 5 a lot lately. That was my first iPhone review for CNET five years ago. Back then, the 5 was for everyone. There was One New iPhone. And it was good! The improvements were all for the positive. You could upgrade or stay the course.
The X isn’t that way. It’s one of three — three! — new-for-2017 iPhones, and it’s not the choice everyone who wants an iPhone should pick. It’s an expensive top-end pick that aggressively moves design forward, but abandons some comfort zones ahead of the curve. And it makes some basic everyday tasks, such as unlocking the phone and reaching for quick settings,. It introduces fascinating new tech, but I’m not sure I’m completely ready for it yet. And I’m not sure iOS and the iPhone are either. It’s a bold leap.
For some, the moment to upgrade will be now. For others, it might be farther down the line, when Apple has perfected the new features and design X offers. Until then, taking the safe path of an 8 or 8 Plus is fine (and saves you some money). It’s not an easy decision. And it’s getting more difficult now that Apple has even more iPhones. I’m not thrilled with all the design decisions the X made. It some ways, it still feels like an experiment. But it’s growing on me.
It’s an iPhone, a special edition at that, so it will sell in millions, break records, and score some impressive revenue for Apple. And there is not a single test, video, review, or an opinion online to change that. Unless it battery starts exploding, the X is bound to be a blockbuster. Bound by blood if you will even.
Make no mistake, the iPhone X is an excellent iPhone. It has every technology breakthrough available right now and then some. It offers an enjoyable experience and the best specs on an iPhone yet. But it’s an imbalanced experience, one that’s not yet found the equilibrium between embracing the new and jettisoning the old. We guess, in due time we will get used to its UI quirks and content letterboxing but we’d rather not be beta testers – not at this price point anyway. As far as iPhones go, the iPhone 8 family delivers better value at a lower price point – not to mention a better choice of screen sizes.
So if the Apple iPhone X is indeed the start of a new generation of iPhones, we already can’t wait to see what’s next. That’s the thing about it – the unrealized potential and the promises it holds for the future are much more exciting than the product we have in our hands today.
We’re used to experiencing the iPhone as a service – something that just works, and you get to upgrade from time to time, enjoying a seamless boost across all fields like design, display, camera, performance, etc. The Apple iPhone X doesn’t exactly fit into this whole setup. It represents an unexpected plot twist that requires you to rethink the way you look at the protagonist. It both looks and works differently from what we’re used to, and it just so happens that the transition from the ‘classic’ to the ‘modern’ way of using an iPhone isn’t too smooth.
The gesture-based interface is nothing dfficult to wrap your head around; as a matter of fact, operating an iPhone like this feels quite nice – it quickly becomes natural. Even Face ID works surprisingly well, making sure that all of those who’re used to Touch ID will not complain too much about it.
The two really troublesome things right now are app optimization and the notch. As it currently stands, you can enjoy most apps or games out there on the full, 5.8” display, as they first need to get updated for the new aspect ratio. Even Apple’s way of running many of those “classic-style” apps right now feels a bit odd, with tremendous black bars and frustrating ‘swipe-up-to-go-home’ lines taking up precious space. It’s just not a very good experience at the moment. Then comes the notch, which is not only strikingly odd, but also happens to prevent you from truly enjoying the large display, even if the application you’re running is optimized for it. Whatever you do, there’s always going to be that strange, black shape biting into your content, never completely permitting you to become completely immersed in whatever’s on screen. Perhaps with time, we’ll get really good at ignoring it, forgetting that it’s there at all, but this just isn’t the way we feel right now. And as far as we’re concerned, the most anticipated (and most expensive) phone of the last few years should only fascinate us, not require us to adapt to its weird ways.
The Apple iPhone X is probably not the best iPhone you can buy right now, but it sure is the most exciting one. And if you’ve been watching the iPhone space, waiting for something new to finally happen, you know what that means. The main purpose of the iPhone X is to show us the future of the iPhone, the next chapter in the iPhone story. It feels like a prototype for Apple’s next-year phone. Aside from $1000 bucks, there’s nothing else stopping you from getting a taste of that future, today, but you’ll have to put up with the compromises that come with this privilege.
iPhone buyers believe – and we concur for the most part – that Apple offers an experience that’s still worth the premium, but for most people, a Rs. 1 lakh iPhone is a bridge too far, and the choice should probably be between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. And if you are willing to look beyond Apple’s walled garden, there are plenty of good options to consider. Samsung released a solid trio of flagshipsthis year, and you could pick one that best suits you ergonomically and be extremely happy with it, while saving a fair chunk of cash compared to the newest iPhone models. Google’s Pixel duo has its fans as well, and while it’s probably the best camera inside a phone right now, this year’s models seem to have the same reliability issues that plagued their predecessors, which stops us from making a serious case for the Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL.