iPhone X Review: The Best iPhone Yet?

Released alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone X is a device created by Apple inc to celebrate iPhone’s tenth anniversary.

In true Apple’s fashion, this device is a high-end device which has taken the spotlight as the company flagship.

Also known as the iPhone 10, this device is positioned as premium model with ground breaking features at the helm of this device.  The phone incorporates wireless charging,  improved dual rear cameras and a face recognition unlock system.

This is the first time an iPhone device gets launched without the home button. To use the phone, you swipe up from the bottom of of the screen.

Check out the swiping feature: 

In fact, Apple shifted from its paradigm screen design by incorporating the OLED screen.

There are small changes to how you can use this device. For example the Touch ID, has been replaced by Face ID meaning you’d have to use your face to unlock the device.

Overall, the iPhone X comes with revolutionary features, a type of phone consumers have fantasized on. Apple 10th anniversary has just brought those fantasies to life.

Let’s just say Apple has toyed with every idea their fans had wanted on their device.


PROS

Face ID: Features a revolutionary Face ID feature to unlock your phone using your face.

Uses an OLED Screen for crisp and more realistic colors.

Extremely fast: The Bionic Chip promise 70 percent faster performance.

Dual cameras:  Apple stepped up its camera by using  a telephoto lens for improved optical stabilization and better low light photos and videos.

The X is the future of iPhones, no doubt.


CONS

It’s the most expensive Apple smartphone to date. It’s even surpasses the massive Galaxy Note 8 price.

Although the device supports fast charging, you’d have to pay extra for a USB – C power Adaptor.


General Specification and Price of the Iphone X

Internal Storage: 64GB / 256GB

RAM: 3GB

Sim: Single SIM (Nano SIM)

OS: iOS 11.

Price  : $999 (64GB ROM variant) / $1,149 (256GB ROM variant).

Fingerprint: No

Price –    Buy The Phone Online


Display

Type: OLED Super Retina HD touchscreen

Screen: 5.8 inches with 2436 * 1125 pixels (458 PPI)

Dimension: 143.6 * 70.9 * 7.7 mm.

Weight: 174g.

Colours: Silver & Space Grey.


Hardware

Chipset : A11 Bionic 64-bit Processor with M11 motion co-processor.

CPU : Hexa-core.

GPU : Three-core GPU.


Connectivity

WLAN : WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth : 5.0

GPS : Yes

USB : Apple Lightning port.


Camera

Rear Camera : Dual 12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto lens. 4K video recording@60fps, Slow motion video recording@240fps, Optical Zoom.

and Up to 10x digital zoom.

Front Camera:  7MP Camera

Front Flash: Retina Flash.

Features : f/2.2 aperture & 1080p video recording.


Battery

Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Capacity:  2900 mAh

Special Features: Qi wireless charging & Fast charging.

Battery Life:

Internet usage: Up to 12 hours.

Talk time: Up to 21 hours.


Design & Display

iPhone X shifts from the typical Apple phones. And that’s true as the phone increased the screen to body ratio.

The phone slims down the bezels while they’ve removed the home button which has featured on iPhones for a decade. Apple fits in a 5.8 OLED display screen into this device.

With that being said,  Apple has replaced the aluminum frame with a glass back. It still retains the curved edges made of medical grade stainless steel.

Despite, Apple saying the glass is very durable, the glass is fragile and you can break your display and the rear as well. If you are the a bit clumsy, it’ll be better you purchase a protective case.

The X is the first iPhone device to use OLED Display. The result is a bump in richer colours and improved screen resolution. This means the phone is potentially exciting for media consumption.

On paper, this phone has the best screen resolution. Whilst the design is out of this world.

Camera

Indeed, the iPhone X has the best camera iPhone device.  It’s setup with a superior f/2.4 aperture making it better than the iPhone 8 and 8 plus.

Straight out of the box, one of the lens features a wide field of view that’s suitable for optical zooming, and other depth of field effects.

At the back of the device,  iPhone X fits in a 12MP wide angle and 12MP telephoto lens.  While a 7 megapixel camera is positioned up front for killer selfie pictures.

Processor X Software

Under the hood, the X combines a six core A11 system chip, which is made up of four low power core and dual performance core essentially boosting performance and battery life.

That said, the phone boosting performance makes is 25 percent faster in performance and 75% faster on energy efficiency than the iPhone 7.

Breaking up with Imagination has seen Apple take lead as its own Graphics processing GPU developers. The result is astonishing,  you’d be surprised by the crisp and the rich color display.

Coming down to software. Apple has tied its new iOS 11 to the iPhone X.  The new software supports Apple payment, improved lock screen, Notification and control center have a revamped design.

What is FaceID?iPhone

The best part is that the iPhone X innovation depth sensing camera can verify between your face and a picture. It can’t be bypassed like the Samsung Note 8 sensing features can.

APPLE iPHONE X PRICE IN NIGERIA

For now the iPhone X isn’t available but you can pre –order the phone for an excess of $1000. The naira equivalent price of the iPhone X is within the range of  N360,000 – N372,000.

However, the price varies as the 64GB variant starts retail at $1000 and the 256GB variant will go beyond the $1,000 price.

Plus, the Geo-location you purchase the phone from will affect the price of the phone. So it’s possible the phone will go beyond or less than the stipulated price.


Conclusion

So all this thread of reviews and perks leads us to the question I asked in the beginning.

Is the iPhone X the best Apple Phone?

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Moses Dzarmah
 

A Die Hard Game of Thrones Fan.

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