On September 12, Apple has introduced their latest flagship devices; the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The latter is a $1000 smartphone that the tech giant is primarily attempting to advertise as gadget from the future, only it arrived a little early.
The iPhone X (it’s ten not ex) is Apple’s boldest and priciest iPhone that the company has ever produced, so far. It tops the latest iPhone 8, (which cost $699) and the iPhone 8 Plus in a few certain ways.
The iPhone X is the very first iPhone to boast a 5.8-inch screen Super Retina display and ultra slim bezels. It is larger than the display of the iPhone 7 Plus and it is slightly bigger than the iPhone 7 by 0.21 (vertically) and 0.15 (horizontally) inches. It occupies the entire front screen except for the little sliver at the top that holds the front-facing camera, other hardware, and tiny bezels on its side.
The iPhone X is also Apple’s only device to shoot a portrait mode with Portrait Lighting feature that produces a very impressive studio-quality effects. The 7-MP front-facing camera also features a portrait mode. It is also the first to boast an Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature for both the rear 12-MP camera lenses.
It is the very first iPhone to feature an OLED screen, a more stunning display than the traditional LCD panels. Because of this OLED display, the black edges stand out as they blend perfectly in the physical body of the iPhone X. The display resolution of the iPhone X is 2436 x 1125 at 458ppi, which is very remarkable. It also shoots 4K video, though the display is not actually 4K. It uses a true HRD display or the High Dynamic Range, which allows you to watch videos in HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
The iconic home button and its associated Touch ID feature were no longer there due to the near-full-face display. This means, you cannot login using your fingerprint, instead, Apple is offering the Face ID feature to unlock your phone or make payments. The tech giant claims that the facial recognition will be essentially more secure.
Another exciting feature of the iPhone X is the Animoji, an animated emoji that will use the face-scanning feature through the TrueDepth camera to create custom emojis based on your facial expressions. It comes pre-installed with the iMessage app and it will instantly pick up your facial expressions and animate them accordingly.
It is powered by a very powerful A11 Bionic CPU (Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also sport the same chipset). The iPhone X comes with an embedded M11 motion co-processor and a Neural Engine. It features a 6-core CPU design that includes two performance cores, which are 25% faster and four efficiency cores, which are 70% faster than the A10 fusion.
The iPhone X is also an all-glass device that enables wireless charging solution, which works seamlessly with the Qi ecosystem. It has two wireless charging mats: one from mophie and the other one from Belkin, which you can purchase at the Apple Stores.
Apple announced that the pre-orders for iPhone X will start on October 27 and the shipping will commence on November 3. It will be available in 64GB and 256GB with a starting price of $999.
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