Apple iPhone X – First Impressions

By Rajracing | Last Updated: November 19, 2017- 10:44 pm
The first impressions of the iPhone X

In the first glance, the screen comes across as the most striking feature of the iPhone X. It's big, beautiful screen, which is stretched upwards, is both clean and crisp.

Apple latest flagship product, the iPhone X has been launched worldwide on November 3, 2017. This premium offering from the smartphone giant is being viewed as an important launch as it marks the advent of ‘what will come next’ in iPhones.

In the first glance, the screen comes across as the most striking feature of the iPhone X. It’s big, beautiful screen, which is stretched upwards, is both clean and crisp. And although the screen may not qualify as the most colourful option offered by a smartphone, it does not reflect major changes in colour when you move it in every possible direction. In fact, even the small outgrowth from the top for the front camera does not come in the way of a ‘good experience.’

As for the body, the handset’s back glass finish is very classy and sturdy but the steel finish across the rim does take away a bit of the premium. Also, there are very high chances of the edges getting scratched and faded. However, if you happen to be an iPhone 6 onwards user, then the phone won’t give you any problem as you will know how to handle your new fragile device.

Also Read: The iPhone X full review


A Bezel-Free Design

Apple’s latest handset has no bezels keeping in tune with the current trend of ‘a bezel-free design.’ It comes instead with a navigation system based on gestures, a Face ID, and the TrueDepth camera system. The result is a 5.8-inch OLED display which is perhaps the best feature as it is way ahead of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of sharpness, quality, and color reproduction. The iPhone X’s Super Retina display offering a resolution of 458 pixels per inch, is crisper when compared to the iPhone 8 Plus as well as the iPhone 8 coming with a resolution of 401 pixels per inch and 326 pixels per inch, respectively. Plus, the inclusion of OLED technology for the first time in an Apple iPhone ensures that you will get perfect darker shades of black as well as whites. In other words, everything ranging from websites to photos will look better.

The iPhoneX has quite a few features which are similar to the iPhone 8, which was launched in October 2017. Both the smartphones come with an A11 Bionic processor. The Portrait Mode as well as Portrait Lighting are also an integral part of the rear camera. Moreover, these handsets offer inductive charging, wireless radios with the same speed and two storage options of 64 GB and 256 GB.

The sleek design of iPhone X

However, what the iPhone X does not have in common with the iPhone8 is a Touch ID and a Home button. To unlock your phone, you have to swipe up. And this does need getting used too especially if you are an iPhone user. Also, switching between multiple open screens and closing the screen is a bit tedious as compared to using the home button on the iPhone8.

In the iPhone X, you can access the control centre through a drop down from the top instead from the bottom. Besides this, you can now access Siri by holding the button on the right of the phone instead of holding the home button in earlier versions. Animoji is one of the most interesting features on the iPhone as it makes sending emojis to other users fun. And with third party apps coming in, this feature ‘which transforms faces further’ is expected to become better with each passing day.


TrueDepth Camera System and Face ID

The iPhone X comes with an infrared camera, a flood illuminator, a dot projector as well as a  7-megapixel selfie camera. Moreover, the smartphone sports a microphone which offers ambient noise, an ambient light sensor and a speaker. These imaging portions comprise what Apple calls the TrueDepth camera system.

TrueDepth supports the smartphone’s signature feature, the Face ID.  This feature allows users to unlock their phones by using their face as an authenticator. There were ample speculations regarding the performance of Face ID. However, this feature works well and does the job of protecting your phone. In fact, unlocking the phone with your Face ID is smooth with a onetime set-up.