Apple Inc. is the world’s most famous smartphone maker. After slipping to the third position as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, losing its 2nd position to Huawei, the company is putting in all of its efforts at regaining their position from the Chinese giant. In order to fulfil this wish, the company launched three different iPhones on September 12 - the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iPhone X the special edition iPhone that marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the iPhone by Apple in 2007. The phone is said to be among the best iPhone models ever imagined and created at the company’s R&D center.
The iPhone X is different looking than the iPhones that we have seen so far. The phone will have an array of sensors on the front panel, on either sides of the speaker. The volume control and power buttons is placed on one side, and the dedicated silent switch on the other. There's no fingerprint sensor and the phone instead uses face recognition technology that can recognise the face of the user in all conditions. On the back, the phone will have a Dual-lens camera module, aligned vertically, with the Apple logo at the center of the back panel. Rest of the back panel appears to be more or less blank. The phone measures 143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 7.7 mm and weighs 174 grams.
The display of the iPhone X is expected to be OLED type bezel-less edge to edge display. Whether or not it will be curved like the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not revealed. The size is 5.8 inches across diagonally, and is protected ion strengthened glass. The top panel will have mulitple sensors that will enable to phone to make a note of the face of the owner by scanning contour points, eyes and other unique features a human face has. Apple has claimed that the probability that some else can unlock yur phone by trying to impersonate is 1/1,000,000, making it practically impossible for anyone else to unlock the phone, even if using a mask.
The OLED display offer an amazing contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
Apple’s devices are always great at performance. With amazing coordination between software and hardware, there are never any instances of lags and glitches. The iPhone X is powered by the A11 (possibly Hexa-Core) chip set built on the 64-bit architecture. The device has 3GB of RAM under the hood with 64GB/256GB storage options. The storage, as usual will not be expandable.
The phone will be running on the latest iOS 11 that was revealed some time ago. Also, the iPhone X will carry just one SIM card slot, which will accept a nano SIM. Other than that, there would be no slots for any other cards. The phone will of course be 4G supportive and will conform to 4G VoLTE standards and will support all network bands. With the best in industry features and massive upgrades to the existing features, the iOS 11 is the best operating system a phone could run on.
The camera of the iPhone X is a sight to behold. The phone sports a 12 MP + 12 MP (f/1.8 & f/2.4 dual lens), that will allow for 2x optical zoom, 5x digital zoom and a total of 10x zooming allowed. Apple Inc. has a long history of producing phones with the best of the cameras. Surely the phone will give you a great capture of images and memorable moments. The camera will obviously be capable of what other iPhones are capable of. It will have features such as simultaneous image and video capture, Noise reduction, geotagging (both image and video).
The front camera has been dubbed as the TrueDepth Camera and will have a resolving power of 7 MP with a f/2.2 aperture value, AF and face detection features. The front camera will take beautiful selfies in a wide angle so that everyone in the group is captured in the photo. Apart from that, the front camera will be capable of replicating facial expressions in real time, snap or record them in the form of customisable and animable emojis (called 'Animojis') and send them as message over the iPhone. The TrueDepth Camera is capable of much more than any other front camera in the entire smartphone world.
On the video recording part, the iPhone X’s camera will be capable of 4K video record @ 24/30/60 fps, 1080p video record @ 30/60/120/240 fps. The front camera will record Full HD 1080p videos @ 30fps.
For multimedia, the phone will support all the popular audio and video formats. Apple has once again ditched the 3.5mm jack in all the new iPhones. So you'll have to rely on the lighting to 3.5mm converter for listening to music. Also, you cannot charge your phone and use the wired earphones simultaneously. The best course of action would be using AirPods.
iPhones have never been good at providing great battery backups. The iPhone X is no exception and hosts battery that will last the day on light usage. Apple says the phone's battery provides a talk time of 21hours on 3G networks and upto 60 hours of mmusic playback. With these battery specs, You’ll have to carry your charger around. Interestingly, Apple was rumoured to be planning to introduce the USB-C into the iPhone X. However, that turned out to be false alarm, and we still have the lighting connector. The phone will support wireless charging as well as fast charging; with charge capability of upto 50% level in 30 minutes.
On the connectivity part, the Apple iPhone X will be connecting to wireless networks using the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac protocols. The phone will also have a Bluetooth v4.2 or later hardware (will not be able to transfer files to other operating systems though), GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou support for navigation, will support 4G LTE, 3G HSPA and 2G EDGE bands in UAE.
The iPhone X has a Backside illumination sensor, Face ID, Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and an Ambient light sensor. With the wide range of sensors, the iPhone X will be a great device to work with.
The true advantages and disadvantages of the phone are balanced out. However, the expert review inclines towards favouring the phone completely.