The Apple iPhone X is the new device from the Cupertino company. The US brand brought for the first time a terminal capable of rivaling Samsung's strong competition, especially in terms of design. Its performance already equaled and surpassed much of the competition.
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Just read this title to know that my opinion of the Apple iPhone X will be mostly positive. However, I believe that if you are thinking of investing in this smartphone you should take into account all the paragraphs of this review.
It hit stores a month after the iPhone 8. This Apple iPhone X has created waves that don't normally shake. Apple terminals have always sold well because of their overall quality and ecosystem. However, this iPhone X goes a step further, the handset is finally a piece of hardware that makes it enjoyable in your pocket. Let's even call it a piece of art.
Design and build quality
Design is always a subjective matter. There are people who will love the way the American brand approached iPhone X design. Others will believe they could have done better. I personally believe that there is (always) room for improvement.
Here, there are two things that would change without thinking twice. First we have the hump in the back chamber, that slight annoying protrusion. It is simply too big and impossible to ignore.
Like the iPhone 8 Plus (or 7 Plus), iPhone X gave us an unpleasant hump. Most of the time you will have no problem, however, if you write or interact with the device lying on a surface you will find that the smartphone is constantly "bouncing". The instability of its design jumps to the physical plane.
Then we also have the notch, as I like to call it. Samsung has taken a slightly more orthodox approach to the Galaxy S8 and this one from iPhone X does not seem the most pleasant. Much because when viewing content on the full screen there is always a piece of image behind that huge black bar.
Everything else is in my opinion perfect. The device has a glass construction that allows us to enjoy wireless charging, a premium touch and the side metal also gives it, in my opinion, a glam above average.
The screen of the Apple iPhone X?
This is the best part of iPhone X without a doubt. The cracked apple smartphone decided to use an OLED screen built by Samsung and developed by itself. The contrast is just perfect.
While on iPhone 7 I mentioned that the LCD screen left a bit to be desired compared to direct competition, this new iPhone offers the screen you always wanted to see on an iPhone. Simply spotless.
Please note that "True tone display"is not exactly the most enjoyable, however, you can simply turn off the feature in the settings and enjoy an OLED as it should be.
What about the Apple iPhone X cameras?
These cameras are certainly one of the best in the market. In this sector Apple faces strong competitors. Google, Samsung, LG or even Huawei have significantly improved their camera terminals. In short, this iPhone was ahead of heavyweight competitors.
Here, the Apple iPhone X managed to surprise me by the positive. The photographs are full of color, brilliant and the right tones without any overexposure. Imperfections are hard to find. However, they do exist.
With the same processor as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone X will exceed your expectations. The terminal gives us quick multi-tasking, everything runs smoothly and all applications work as expected.
Augmented Reality Applications heat your smartphone in an unusual way, yet you won't be slow to use it. Nothing here leaves anything to be desired. Once again, impeccable.
Your specifications at a glance:
- 5.8 ″ inch OLED (AMOLED) display
- FHD resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels
- Apple A11 Bionic 2.39GHz Processor
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB / 256GB internal storage
- 2716 mAh battery
- iOS 11
- 12MP + 12MP Rear Camera
- 7MP front camera
The User Interface (UI) of this iPhone X (currently iOS 11.2) does what you are asked to do. With some issues with previous updates, the new iOS is here to fix anything and everything.
Still, iOS 11 is far from being designed for iPhone X. Downloading notifications in the center and the right-hand control panel simply has no logic. The new learning curve with swipes is quick to adapt and does not seem to me to be a hindrance to your purchase.
Extras to consider
The new iPhone X also has the new Face ID technology. This technology works quickly and efficiently but it should not have completely replaced the Touch ID. I had a hard time unlocking the device using sunglasses with darker lenses, otherwise it works perfectly.
Your way of interacting with iPhone will change for sure. I came across the unlocking code every morning when my face was still crumbling on the pillow.
But Face ID is the future and this is made explicit by Apple. Although not perfect these days, I believe it is faster and simpler than people fear. My adaptation was quick and I don't feel a serious need for Touch ID.
The new Apple iPhone X device is also IP67 water and dust resistant. Diving with the device in the pool in summer will not be a problem. Something very welcome, especially on a smartphone with this retail price.
The columns stereo they are the best you can find on a smartphone and everything else like calling, GPS or even wireless charging works just as expected. What more could we ask for? A good autonomy?
The battery of the iPhone X arrives perfectly for a day of use and given the screen size is extremely acceptable.
In conclusion …
This Apple iPhone X is the future. The new Apple terminal won me over. The interaction and symbiosis of the ecosystem is perfect and I look forward to seeing what the competition will be for this new Apple terminal.
The iPhone X is expensive. For € 1179 you can buy a thousand and one gadgets, but if you want the best smartphone Apple has to offer, this is the price right now. I don't think it's worth spending so much money on a smartphone, but I'm sure if you spend it you'll be happy.
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