After yesterday’s debate on iPhone X and TECNO Camon X: Which is better?, I decided to dig dip into the Apple’s iPhone X. As we all know that the iPhone X comes with the A11 Bionic chipset with Hexa-core 2.39GHz processor, internal memory that is based on two models which are 64GB and 256GB, a front camera of 7MP with no LED flash which comes with a sensing capability for its face recognition feature and a lot of other quality features. After reviewing the iPhone X, I’m convinced that it actually represents a bold step into the future, the iPhone X is worth the hype but it’s not for everyone. Here are some highlights from my review:
- The notch is not a nuisance, unfortunately, most apps are not optimized for it.
- The new swipe-based user interface makes the home button take some adjustment.
- The Face ID is not perfect but it works pretty well.
- The A11 Bionic chipset processor makes the iPhone X blazing fast.
- Portrait Lightning isn’t fully active yet but the Portrait mode is awesome.
- It is the most expensive mainstream phone on the market. The iPhone X costs $999(N375,000), 999 Euros or AU$1,579 for the 64GB model making it the most expensive iPhone ever. The 256GB model costs $1,149(N470,000) 1,149 Euros or AU$1,579.
iPhone X Key Specs
Size: iPhone X has a height of 5.65 inches, a width of 2.79 inches and a depth of 0.30 inch.
Display: 5.8-inch(diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display featuring 2436 x 1125-pixel screen resolution at 458ppi. HDR display, 3D Touch, 625 cd/m2 max brightness, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, true tone display, wide color display, supports display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously.
Battery: 2716mAH battery. Reports claim that the iPhone X’s battery lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7.
Weight: 174 grams.
Camera: 12MP wide-angle telephoto rear(Wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture; Telephoto: f/2.4 aperture) camera and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera which is also compatible with Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting (beta). The back camera has an optical zoom feature and a digital zoom feature which can zoom up to 10x it’s distance. Dual optical image stabilization, Six-element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Panaroma (up to 63MP), Sapphire crystal lens cover, Backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus with focus pixels, tap to focus with focus pixels, live photos with stabilization, wide color capture for photos and live photos, improved local tone mapping, body and face detection, exposure control, noise reduction, auto HDR for photos, auto image stabilization, burst mode, timer mode, photo geotagging and image formats captured are HEIF and JPEG.
Face ID: Facial recognition is enabled by TrueDepth camera.
Video recording: 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 6 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps. Optical image stabilization for video, optical zoom (6x digital zoom), Qual-LED True Tone flash, Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps, Time-lapse video with stabilization, Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), continous autofocus video, body and face detection, noise reduction, takes 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, playback zoom, video geotagging and the video formats are HEVC and H.264.
Resistance: The iPhone X is rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 which means that it can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. This device is also dust resistant.
Chip: A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, Neural engine embedded M11 motion coprocessor.
iPhone X with 3GB ROM and 256 GB RAM costs $1,149(N470,000) while iPhone X with 3GB ROM and 64GB RAM costs $999(N375,000)
Why you should get the iPhone X
If you are ready to go for a dramatically great phone experience or insist on having the best phone that money can buy, go for the iPhone X. If you are looking for a less expensive phone, you can go for the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8+. With that noted, you can also go for one of the older models that Apples still have: the iPhone 7, iPhone 7+, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. But I guarantee you that if you go for the iPhone X you won’t regret it.
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