The Apple iPhone X dropped in October 2017. The iPhone X is set to have the biggest impact on Apple’s smartphone direction.
Apple is calling it the future of the smartphone, an embodiment of what it’s been trying to achieve. The iPhone X is all about premium parts and an all-new experience. The iPhone X is the Smartphone we’ve been demanding from Apple for years. To the extent that to most Nigerians, when you mention “iPhone X” someone will reply “Legbegbe!”
Here’s a review of this much talked about iPhone.
Design and Display
Firstly, let me talk about the design of this phone.
The iPhone X is surrounded by a Front & back glass with a stainless steel frame. The device also comes with a 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in) dimension. With a weight of about 174g.
The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels, it also has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio (~458 ppi density).
The iPhone X also comes with an IP67 certification. In addition, the iPhone X is dust & water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins). The screen is protected by a scratch-resistant glass, and an oleophobic coating.
Other features of this display include Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliance, Wide color gamut display, 3D Touch display and True-tone display.
Hardware and Software
The iPhone X smartphone comes with iOS 11.1.1, although its upgradable to iOS 11.3.
The iPhone X is powered by an Apple A11 Bionic chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with a Hexa-core processor that clocks at 2.39GHz.
Furthermore, it uses an Apple GPU (three-core graphics) for graphics handling.
This amazing smartphone offers 3GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt memory in its first variant, or 3GB RAM and 256GB of inbuilt memory in its other variant.
Meanwhile, there is no Memory card slot in the iPhone X.
Other features of this device are Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, and Apple pay.
Camera and Battery
The iPhone X features a dual 12MP rear camera with phase detection, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash. The 12MP camera has a f/1.8, 28mm & f/2.4, 52mm aperture respectively.
Other features also include Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video, and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama).
Upfront, there’s a 7MP TrueDepth camera with a f/2.2 aperture. This camera is one of the best selfie-taking cameras on the market. This is due to the fact that it takes amazing selfies even in low light conditions.
Finally, As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery.
The price of the iPhone is about 1000 EUR, which is equivalent to N428,700. The price may vary though.
Here are the full specs of the iPhone X
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released in 2017, October|
|Body||Dimensions||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||174 g (6.14 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, stainless steel frame|
|– IP67 certified – dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|Display||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating|
|– Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display
– True-tone display
|Platform||OS||iOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 11.3|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic|
|CPU||Hexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (three-core graphics)|
|Internal||64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video, and 8MP image recording, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps|
|Secondary||7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm), [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Features||Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
– Qi wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery (10.35 Wh)|
|Talk time||Up to 21 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 60 h|
|Misc||Colors||Space Gray, Silver|