The iPhone X is iPhone we have been waiting for. Tim Cook announced the swanky new phone as a ‘One More Thing’ at Apple’s big September 12 launch event, after the far more modest unveiling of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – and it stole the show. It might cost a small fortune, but we want one.
iPhone 10 — is the most impressive iPhone
It’s chock full of new features that you should know about, especially as you weigh whether to upgrade to the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X
- The iPhone X is loaded with new features that consumers will probably love.
- Here are five of them.
Processor: The iPhone X is powered by Apple’s own A11 processor. It has six cores. Two of these cores are high-performance cores. They are up to 25 percent faster than the high-performance core in the A10, which powers the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, says Apple. Then there are four other power-efficient cores that are 70 percent faster compared to similar cores in the A10.
RAM: Apple has not specified how much RAM there is inside the Apple X. But leaks noted that it is going to be 3GB. And because the iPhone X has a higher-density display, that is indeed how much RAM it will come with.
Internal storage: There are two variants of the iPhone X. One of them comes with 64GB internal storage. The other one has 256GB storage.
Variants: As we noted, two variants. Both are different only in their internal storage. Everything else is same.
Screen: 5.8-inch resolution of 2436X1125 pixels. The Apple X uses OLED panels.
Rear camera: 12-megapixel shooter with dual-tone flash. Also, F1.8 wide lens.
This is one camera. There is a second camera too in the iPhone X. This one uses a telephoto lens with F2.4 aperture.
Front camera: 7-megapixel with F2.2 lens.
Weight: 174 grams
Software: iOS 11
Battery: Not specified yet but lasts 2 hours longer than the battery life of the iPhone 7, which is not surprising given the fact that the iPhone 7 is a much smaller phone.
NOW we are discussing the great features of iPhone 10
THE FRONT-FACING CAMERA IS MORE POWERFUL
Hidden inside the small notch cut out at the top of the iPhone X is a significant number of new camera parts and sensors that do more than just transpose your face onto an emoji cat or scan it to unlock your phone. The front-facing camera module now contains an infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity scanner, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone, 7-megapixel camera, and dot projector. All of that together combines into what Apple calls its TrueDepth camera, used for Animoji, Face ID, and a number of cool camera tricks.
Apple’s new edge-to-edge display on the iPhone X means you’re getting a larger screen in a smaller package, at least compared to the iPhone 8 Plus. If you take a look at the dimensions, you’ll see that the display, measured diagonally, comes to 5.8 inches. That’s actually bigger than the height of the device itself, which comes in at 5.65 inches.
The iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, has those signature giant bezels. That means it has only a 5.5-inch screen, at a lower 1920 x 1080 resolution and 401 ppi, in a device that stands 6.24 inches. If you’re someone who treasures screen real estate for everything from movies to games to reading the news, the iPhone X’s screen is in every conceivable way a superior piece of hardware.
THE LOSS OF TOUCH ID
You can embrace the bold, 3D mapping future promised by Apple’s new Face ID while at the same time bemoaning the loss of Touch ID. While it may not work on the edge-to-edge OLED display of the iPhone X, at least not yet, Touch ID has grown over the years into one of the fastest, most secure biometric unlocking system of any modern smartphone, if not the best. Losing it will be an annoying compromise for many X buyers who must now contend with a new, unproven system. The verdict’s still out on whether Face ID will seamlessly work for users of all colors and ethnicities, a severe bias hurdle tech companies, which are primarily white and male, have fallen victim to in the past. (Apple says the tech will work in the dark and adapt to changes in your appearance, like the inclusion of hats and glasses, over time.)
THE EDGE-TO-EDGE OLED SCREEN IS GORGEOUS
The most obvious standout feature of the iPhone X is the OLED screen, which the lucky few who’ve held it say is probably the most stunning smartphone screen they’ve ever seen. The edge-to-edge display is copied from past Android devices, starting more or less with the Xiaomi Mi Mix last year and making its way to global mainstream prominence in the Samsung Galaxy S8 back in April. But the lack of originality hasn’t stopped Apple from manufacturing a beautiful piece of hardware.
There are some weird quirks to contend with, like the controversial rectangular “notch” cut-out at the top of the screen, where Apple has stored a bevy of the camera and sensor parts to perform tasks like Face ID and Animoji recordings. But Apple’s proprietary advantages include the coloration and brightness-adjusting True Tone display tech and a new Super Retina moniker that means the iPhone X sports a 2436 x 1125 resolution at 458 ppi across 5.8 inches of real estate. It’s also Apple’s first smartphone to come to HDR-ready. All this adds up to an impressive display that is clearly the top differentiator between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. Whether it’s worth the extra $200 or so is a harder call
No Home Button
We knew this one was coming, of course, and Apple has replaced all of the home button’s functionality with gestures. For example, a swipe up from the bottom brings you to the home screen. Or, you can swipe up from the bottom and pause to open the app switcher. Ditching the home screen allowed Apple to produce a phone with an all-screen front, and it’s a welcome change.
Fiiiiiinally. Apple’s new iPhone X supports Qi wireless charging so it works with just about all the equipment that’s already out there. On top of that, however, Apple has a new charging mat that’s capable of charging an iPhone X, an Apple Watch, and AirPods (with an optional new wireless charging case)… all at the same time on one mat!
This ties into facial recognition but is fun enough that it deserves its own spot on the list. Apple developed new “Animoji” that allows you to create short clips of your own emotions and send them off as emojis to friends and family. Maybe you’ll make a silly face with the pig emoji, for example, Apple’s facial recognition tech will help the emoji resemble the exact expressions you’re making
You can register your face with the iPhone X so that it automatically unlocks when you look at it. We’ve seen this before in phones such as the Galaxy S8, but Apple says its face unlock uses 3-D imagery that’s even more secure. It says the new tech can’t be fooled by even a professionally made mask of your face and is more secure than fingerprint locks.