The iPhone X, which the tech world is pronouncing as the iPhone 10, has arrived to quite a fanfare. Indeed, its temptations are hard to resist.
Notice and Feel the Difference
The iPhone X is a phone that impresses when you pick it up. It’s fairly large, with a 5.8-inch OLED screen; yet it remains light at 6.14 ounces. It also feels and looks good. There’s glass front and back, complemented by stainless steel, and a choice of color: silver or space gray.
With the iPhone X in your hand, you then notice the lack of a button along the bottom. This is because the iPhone X does not have touch ID, as with the iPhone 8; instead, your face gains you access. This Face ID feature is secure enough for you to use it for every personal aspect of the phone, including Apple Pay.
What’s more, there’s no need to worry about any changes to your appearance, such as wearing glasses or (although we may not like to admit to this) ageing. The iPhone X has a machine-learning capability that accounts for such differences.
Compared with previous iPhones, the lack of a button on the iPhone X means that you are more reliant on swipes for navigation. However, swipes, gestures, and taps are now a familiar part of using technology. So, a button-less approach is a natural development.
The screen of the iPhone X has some notable specs. The resolution is 2436 by 1125 with 458 pixels per inch and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio. For comparison, it’s worth checking out the specs of your current phone. For example, the screen of an iPhone 7 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch and a 1400 to 1 contrast ratio.
What these comparisons mean is that the iPhone X has an exceptional screen. You can expect sharply defined images and vibrant colors.
With such a screen, you can take great pictures and videos. The iPhone X has wide-angle and telephoto lenses, together with a 10x digital zoom for your photos and a 6x digital zoom for your videos. Advanced lighting effects, filters, and dual optical image stabilization also enable you to produce creative images.
Of course, these developments require an operating system to match. Apple has addressed this challenge and produced a system that incorporates new gestures. It has also placed the A11 Bionic chip in the iPhone X. This chip, apart from ensuring rapid all-round performance, gives the phone the capacity for augmented reality games and apps.
Normally, such features are likely to drain the battery fast. Apple has fortunately considered this. A new controller and battery design mean that the iPhone X gives you the power you need for an extra two hours more than the iPhone 7. And when you need to charge the battery, you do so wirelessly.
In sum, the iPhone X is at the front of the latest smartphone technology. If you’re thinking of upgrading your current phone, then it could be time to buy the best that’s available. The iPhone X is priced at $999.