iPhone X: What to expect?

It’s almost November and the long awaited iPhone is going to hit the stores soon. In less than 2 weeks you might be able to get your hands on it (or not). The demand for this phone is quite a lot and Apple is not able to meet the demand rate at this point. Although the production of the iPhone X will grow substantially within the next couple of weeks, you might not even be able to get your hands on it.

Also, this phone is competing with the smartphones of the bezel-less era and is expected to nail it in the market.

Specifications:

The specifications of the phone goes as follows-

  • 5.8 Inch SuperRetina OLED Display With 3D Touch
  • Hexa-Core Apple A11 Bionic Processor
  • 3 GB RAM With 64/256 GB ROM
  • Force Touch Technology
  • Dual 12 MP iSight Camera With OIS
  • 7 MP Front Facing Camera
  • Face ID
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • LTE Support
  • Water & Dust Resistant
  • Animoji

The Super Retina display is claims to be a much brighter and better display than it’s competitors. Agreeably, the display on the iPhone X saturates at balances temperature of each pixel according to the lighting around you which gives a truer tone and hence, it’s called “True Tone” display as well. But, Apple just entered the OLED market whereas Samsung has been perfecting this technology since a long time. Will the display be good enough? Only time can tell.

Apple’s new A11 Bionic Chip is what turned every head in the market. It beats every other smartphone processor by a huge margin, something which was expected to happen in, let’s say, 2019? The A11 Bionic has six processor cores — two high-performance cores (25% faster than the ones in the A10 Fusion) and four high-efficiency cores (70% faster than the ones in the A10 Fusion), and all six cores can be used simultaneously. The phone now has a much bigger battery with a capacity of 2716 mAh. This is slightly lesser than it’s predecessor which had a capacity of 2900 mAh. But, the new A11 Bionic is more battery efficient and hence will give a better battery life. The phone has fast charging and wireless charging. But these chargers are sold separately.

Camera and Face ID:

The camera on this phone is getting all the hype right now. The key feature is the new front facing camera which offers a portrait mode like the rear camera (True Depth).

Primary Camera: 

  • Dual 12 MP
  • f/1.8 & f/2.4
  • Phase detection Autofocus
  • OIS
  • 2x optical zoom
  • Quad-LED (dual tone) flash

Secondary Camera:

  • 7 MP
  • f/2.2
  • 1080p@30fps
  • 720p@240fps
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama

iOS 11 includes a new animated emoji feature known as “Animoji”. This responds to facial expressions via the iPhone X camera, to animate various 3D animated emojis. Animoji does not replace any existing emoji support in iOS and works exclusively as an iMessage app.

The most important feature of this camera is Face ID. Apple decided to discard the Touch ID. Normally, phone use iris scanner to use face recognition. But, Apple uses a 3D modelling mechanism for your face.

To sum it up…

The iPhone X has a very unique design but with a very hefty price tag (Starting from Rs. 89,000). The phone has a glass back which is prone to damage. But, there’s finally wireless charging! The Face ID option might be a better and more convenient mode of unlocking your phone but the removal of Touch ID might have been a disappointment to some of the customers.

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