To mark iPhone’s tenth anniversary, Apple released the iPhone X, X being the roman number equivalent of ten. The phone was released on 3rd November 2017 in many countries. iPhone X was announced in September 12th and fans allover eagerly waited as Apple stated that this smartphone will showcase the technology of the future.
iPhone X comes in two colors, silver and space gray with black front panels. It is built using surgical grade stainless steel at the front and back making it very durable. This smart phone is both dust and water resistant.
The new feature that got a lot of people talking is the face ID which replaces the touch ID. This means that to gain entry the phone has to scan your face with your eyes opened. The face ID can detect you in the dark or with a hat, glasses or anything else that may block your face. This is a strong measure introduced to increase phone security.
The iPhone X has 2 back cameras each at 12 megapixels. The camera is wide with an f/1.8 aperture. At portrait mode the camera produces pictures with specific depth of fields as well as lighting effects. The front camera is 7 megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture. It also has the animoji which are animated emoji’s that appear on the users face according to their emotions.
Another unique feature is the use of OLED screen which is a first in the history of iPhones. The OLED screen main difference from the previously used LCD screens is that the OLED creates light within every pixel making every image pop out with great contrast – the contrast ratio is 1,000,000:1. With this screen the phone can stay on always displaying the time, date and battery percentage without eating into the phone power. The screen runs from edge to edge and top to bottom. The screen supports HDR, wide color, 3D touch and true tone. There is no space for home key and hence the face ID.
- Very clear display
- Dual camera hence amazing pictures
- Uses wireless charging
- 2 hours extra of battery power
- Large screen for great display
- Very expensive
- Can get too cold and therefore become unresponsive
- Leaves a faint trace of old images even after the new one appears, this is a major drawback of OLED screens
Apple have really lived up to their word by creating a phone that is indeed futuristic. It is a unique phone, very close to perfection and, as such, the price certainly has its justifications.