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Release Date: Nov 2017
The Apple iPhone X is the newest creation by apple and has proved hugely popular across the globe. The Apple iPhone X has a massive 5.8 inch Super Retina screen that ‘fills the hand and dazzles the eyes’. The display has been designed to employ a wide range of innovative new techniques, with an OLED screen, high brightness levels, stunning colours, and a 1,000,000 to one contrast ratio.
According to Apple, their vision has always been to create an iPhone that is ‘entirely screen’, an immersive device where the screen creates a user experience unlike any other. The concept behind the new iPhone X was to design a device that is ‘so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance’. Undoubtedly, the sizeable 5.8 inch screen complete with 1125x2436 resolution that the iPhone X boasts is what makes it so appealing. While the large screen offered is nothing new on the wider market, for Apple it’s a brand new and much awaited feature. This new display means that you get a larger screen to play with, a screen that is much larger than any previous iPhone model has offered. This large screen makes the newest iPhone model look refreshingly new and surprisingly futuristic.
One of the downsides of this large screen is that not all apps are optimised fully for it, which means that some apps don’t display with a full screen. This is due to the screen’s unusual ration of 2:17:1. Of course, over time, as app developers update their apps to fit this new phone model, this should no longer be an issue.
Apple state that the iPhone X is a small device with big potential, housing some of the most sophisticated and complex technology that Apple has ever created. This includes the ‘Face ID’ feature that is completely new to iPhone, replacing the previously used ‘Touch ID’ feature. The new iPhone makes your face, your password. TrueDepth camera creates a detailed map of your face, featuring over 30,000 invisible dots that create a precise map of your face. This system is so secure that it’s enabled for any task, from app store purchases to making payments.
Not only is the TrueDepth camera is made for security, it also equips the device with an incredible front facing camera. Offering ‘Portrait Mode’ which is made to offer optimal selfie quality, complete with studio quality lighting effects.
Animojis is another feature that the iPhone X proudly boasts. This feature is designed to mimic your facial movements and transform your image into an animoji created by the TrueDepth camera which is capable of mimicking more than 50 different muscle movements.
The dual 12MP cameras that the iPhone X is fitted with are designed to simplify photography. With a built in colour filter, improved pixels and a new telephoto camera.
The iPhone X features the ‘most durable glass ever’ on both the front and back, complete with surgical standard stainless steel incorporated into its design. The design is also water and dust resistant, just like the iphone 7.
One of the biggest changes that the iPhone X offers is the lack of a home button. What this change has meant is that the screen could be designed to be larger, which is one of this flagship phone’s most appealing features. One big change that this design edit has meant is that the side buttons get used a lot more, from summoning Siri to screenshotting.
Only available in two colours - space grey and black - the iPhone X lacks a wider range of colours, including the classic white model that Apple is famous for. This lack of colour choices has put some users off of buying the new iPhone X.
Weighing in at 174 grams, the iPhone X is a fairly heavy phone model. However, it does weigh less than the iPhone 8 Plus. The thickness of the X is larger than the iPhone 8 Plus. The heavier weight than previous iPhone models combined with the steel frame, make the iPhone X feel stronger and more durable.
One of the downsides of this design is the integrated charging port and headphone jack, which means you can’t charge your phone and listen to music at the same time. However, wireless charging is an option, so you could technically charge the iPhone X wirelessly and listen to music at the same time.
As usual, a new iPhone generation means a new processor, this year it’s the A11 Bionic. This has six cores instead of four - two made for performance and four for efficiency. The X has 3GB of RAM. It runs 80 percent faster than its predecessor too.