iPhone X Review :With the iPhone X, Apple has completely redesigned the phone after ten years and that’s where it demands the top prize. Do you get value for money or are you better off with the iPhone 8? You read it in this iPhone X review.
The iPhone X is the most revolutionary new iPhone since the first. A radically new design with an almost border less screen, operation without a home button and you unlock it with your face. If it is up to Apple, this is an iPhone from the future – that you can already buy.
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Because the home button is gone, you have to master the new operation of the iPhone X. To go to the home screen, you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, for multitasking you use the same gesture, but you stop halfway. Alternatively, swipe from the bottom left of the screen to switch directly between apps. It works so well that we do not miss the home button with the X after a few minutes.
iPhone X iPhone 8 differences
In terms of size, the iPhone X features seems the perfect mix between 8 and 8 Plus. It is with 143.6 x 70.9 mm but slightly larger than the 8 (138.4 x 67.3 mm) and significantly smaller than the Plus (158.4 x 78.1 mm). However, the screen diagonal of the X is the larger of all three: 5.8 inches compared to 4.7 (8) and 5.5 (8 Plus). The iPhone X is almost as handy as the 8 but in terms of screen size similar to the 8 Plus.
The new screen format brings back an old, familiar problem. While proprietary apps like Safari and Maps look great and take up the entire screen, many third-party apps are not yet optimized for the big screen and show black bars. Even big names like Google Maps were not updated a week after the release, how long would it take for apps from small developers?
The most striking element on the screen of the iPhone X, however, is undoubtedly the notch at the top. This houses the parts for the face recognition and this ‘notch’ (the English word for notch) was already in for a lot of online discussion before the launch. From ‘disturbing’ to the ‘failing design department of Apple’.
At first glance, the notch looks a bit weird indeed. The solution of manufacturers like Samsung, to the front camera in a slightly thicker edge above to build, feels more logical. But we have to confess that when we started using the X, the notch did not notice us very soon. In addition, the recess also gives the iPhone character again – just like the home button before. Without a ‘notch’, the iPhone could just be a Samsung or Huawei phone. We find it almost unfortunate that you cannot see the notch when you switch off the screen.
Face ID flicked
In that notch, Apple has managed to cram a lot of technique. This is where the other revolutionary new feature is located: facial recognition, Face ID. The first six iPhones unlocked you with a number code since the 5s you do that with your fingerprint (Touch ID). You only have to look at the X. For this, he uses the so-called True Depth camera system, which consists of an infrared camera, a raster projector, and an infrared lighting device. Using these three sensors, combined with the A11 Bionic processor, the iPhone X recognizes the face of its user in all three dimensions.
The most striking and fun-filled Face ID application is the Animoji’s. In Apple’s Message app, you give a number of emoji (such as the cat, robot and even the crap) your own facial expression. In clips of ten seconds, you can leave a message, your eyes blink, your eyebrows frown, and the Animoji will copy your mouth movements and mimicry exactly. Then you send the clips or you save them for use in another app.
True Depth camera
The best thing that the Face ID camera at the front allows is the improved selfies. The front camera still has seven megapixels, but the True Depth system now supports the portrait mode we already know from the iPhone 7 and 8 Plus. This provides a depth-of-field effect that we normally only know from SLR cameras. However, that effect does not have to do with the lens – Apple simply applies smart software tricks to the acquired 3D image of your face. In most cases, this works fine.
The double camera with a 3D sensor
When talking about iPhone x camera specs Just like the iPhone 8 Plus, the X has two cameras at the back, but with the X they are even better. Here both lenses have optical image stabilization. In addition, the telephoto lens (for zooming in) is slightly more light-sensitive than on the 8 Plus (aperture f / 2.4 instead off / 2.8). In low light, the zoomed-in photos of the X become slightly sharper; zoomed-in videos are less affected by unintended movements. We could film out of hand and descend a staircase without seeing the wobble on the film. If you film in 4K, it works less well, because the whole sensor is used and there are no reserves for stabilization.
Is the iPhone X the promised revolution? It is and remains an iPhone: a very cool one, thanks to the new design, but it is not very much better than the iPhone 8. It is the first time an iPhone where functions work differently than we are used to. There is Face ID, which makes the way we unlock our phone a bit more useful. Then there are the intuitive new sweeps that show that we did not really need the home button all these years. To experience the future of the iPhone, you should buy this amazing phone. iPhone x price is slightly higher than iPhone but its worth.