Apple iPhone X
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About the Phone
The Space grey Apple iPhone X is gorgeous and we’ve never seen anything like it by Apple before. The iPhone X is the first Apple phone to have an AMOLED screen of 14.73 centimetres (5.8-inch) with 2436×1125 pixels. It runs on iOS v11.1.1, with a 1.3GHz Apple A11 Bionic hexacore processor. It also features 3GB Ram and can have up to 256GB storage. It is by far the best that Apple has had to offer in a long time! A 2716 mAH lithium-ion battery, which provides a talk-time of 21 hours and lasts a total of 74 hours, is the backbone of this device.
Along with a slew of new features, the iPhone X also comes with a huge price tag. An AMOLED screen and incredible camera specifications make it a cut above the rest,
That said, the phone is definitely in a class of its own. If you don’t mind paying a small premium for the best flagship Apple has had to offer in years, iPhone X can be the perfect choice for you!
|OLED Display is Jaw droppng||Very high asking price|
|Face recognition works like a wonder||There’s a learning curve with the gestures|
|New lighting effects with portraits|
The new iPhone is finally here and it brings many fun and exciting things to the table. However, it might not be everything that Apple and iPhone fans have been dreaming of. The iPhone X space grey (64 GB storage, 3GB RAM) comes at a high price tag of Rs 82,999 and is a step into the future according to the manufacturers. Despite flaunting unique new features, of which the most prominent is losing the home button, it fails when it comes to giving a wholesome experience for the customer. The new flagship smartphone from Apple comes equipped with a 12+12 MP dual rear camera which is able to capture ultrawide shots. It also lets you record video in 4K, which none of its competitors is able to do. The iPhone X comes with an all-screen design with a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display with HDR and True Tone.
Apple iPhone X Price in India
With iPhone X, Apple changed the complete iPhone series with brand new design and this flagship device costed a bomb around its launch. Launched at around Rs.89,999, now iPhone X price in India is Rs.69,999 for the 64GB storage variant, listed on Flipkart and Amazon, but otherwise, this model is discontinued officially by Apple. It is also available in another variant with 256GB storage.
The Apple iPhone X is a handsome phone. The design has a premium touch but it is quite niche – there is nothing starkly beautiful about it. It fits comfortably in the hand and the buttons are ergonomically placed. It is not very hefty either.
The new bezel-less screen design is among its most striking features. It is the first smartphone Apple has released with an OLED display and it comes with all the perks you’d expect from them, including and not limited to great contrast, HDR video support, and good colour accuracy. The colour shifting is also down to a minimum when looking from an angle.
The diagonal of the screen is 5.8 inches, but don’t let that number fool you. With its tall aspect ratio, you’re getting a smaller screen surface than the 5.5 inches of the iPhone 8+, and that’s discounting the fact that iOS doesn’t utilise screen space properly. This is primarily due to the notch which houses the front camera and the sensors for the face ID. The screen spills around it at the corners, creating an area which a lot of apps do not use. This is especially noticeable when using landscape mode. Instead of an edge-to-edge screen, you get a letterbox with black bars on either side. Even when holding it normally, a pretty large bottom bar tends to show up in order to visually balance out the notch. It seems like the OS came out a bit rushed and the UI design doesn’t fit the architecture of the display properly. That said, the iOS 11.1 runs beautifully – thanks to Apple’s 11 bionic chipset and the 3 GB of RAM!
With the home button gone, the iPhone X has to rely heavily on gestures and swiping. This can be frustrating at times due to so many functionalities that get compromised. It’s a lot of swiping which is not easy to do with one hand, making it feel very strange. Every missed swipe or accidental closure makes you wish that Apple was adapting to it is customers and not the other way around.
On the iPhone X, Apple has done away with touch ID, opting instead for the face ID. The facial recognition software uses numerous infrared beams to map the shape of your face. It does so every time it has to unlock your phone, even in the dark. Face ID is surprisingly accurate – it can recognize you with sunglasses or a hat on – and it will even adapt to gradual changes like hair growth. But that’s not to say that it doesn’t come with its issues. You can’t unlock it from an angle or while it’s lying somewhere since it has to be kept in front of your face to unlock. This also takes much longer than the fingerprint readers in a lot of other new devices. You may certainly find yourself missing the touch ID!
The face ID software is used to access Animojis on the iPhone X. if you’ve ever wanted to turn your face into a chicken or a talking poop, now you finally have your chance! The mapping makes the emojis lifelike and they’re a wonderful alternative to reaction gifs.
Talking about the dual camera setup, it is overall quite similar to the one on the iPhone 8+, with one 12MP wide angle lens and one 12MP telephoto camera. However, on the iPhone X, the telephoto lens comes with a brighter F2.4 Aperture and an OIS akin to that of the wide angle lens, yet while clicking low light photos the telephoto camera is not used. The phone chooses to stick with a cropped photo from the wide-angle camera instead and ends up experiencing a drop in the quality of the low light photo.
In good lighting the iPhone X brings the best that Apple has to offer: there’s great dynamic range, loads of details, and the colours are pleasant without being oversaturated. Portrait mode creates an artistic-looking shot with a blurred background behind your subject. After clicking the shot, you get multiple artificial lighting modes to play with. Through these, you can accentuate different aspects of the picture you’ve clicked.
As for video, the iPhones remain the only smartphones to be able to shoot in 4k at 60fps
The battery life on the iPhone X is decent, with a 2700 mAH battery. It won’t win many awards for this rating, but it does earn a respectable 74 hours on the life endurance.
The Flagship phone by Apple leaves us with mixed feelings. The iPhone X certainly brings a great OLED screen and a fresh new design, the Face ID is unique, and as in previous iterations, the performance and the camera specs are the best. However, for such a huge price, a smartphone shouldn’t feel rough around the edges. The UI rearrangement around the notch doesn’t look great and the swipe gestures are a bit clumsy as well. Despite this, the steps taken by Apple to try something new are highly commendable and we eagerly await next year’s version, expecting it to improve heavily on this one.