Talking about Apple, the company is known to add features once they get old. But the new iPhone X changes this statement. First of all, this is an expensive phone. The phone is going to be above $1000 and believe me there at this price range, you get a whole range of phones at this price range. So you don’t want to make a wrong decision. No problem, we present you the Apple iPhone X Review that will help you make a decision.

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DESIGN 

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The 2017 smartphone design is getting rid of small bezels. The design of the iPhone X revolves around the same design code. The phone looks great with the screen going edge to edge. I would say that this design will change who you used your iPhone years ago. There is a notch at the top of the phone that comes in the way when the screen is turned on, but Apple has tweaked the iOS little bit to adjust that.

believe or not but this reminds me about the essential phone

Well, that was the front of the phone, let us take a look at the back. The back is covered by the glass on the Aluminium frame which kinda looks like Samsung’s design code but this one is for the wireless charging, so it is acceptable. There is a little capsule like frame that holds the two cameras and a flash. This time, Apple decided to make this frame vertical instead of horizontal. The reason is that this kind of design allows the camera to capture more depth and details while capturing. Resulting is better portraits.

The sides are made of metal. Power Button, which is placed on the right side of the phone is having increased length hence making it easier to reach. The left side is pretty familiar with the other versions of iPhone. The bottom looks pretty familiar to the iPhone 7 and for those who are wondering, there is no headphone jack.

ROUNDED CORNERS PLAY A BIGGER ROLE

The rounded corners of the phone are the thing that allows you to reach all the 4 corners of this huge screen phone. So that is a plus point here.

DISPLAY

There were a lot of hypes about the Apple importing OLED Display panels from Samsung before the launch of this phone. And that’s true! Apple has used those Display Panels in the iPhone X.

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Now you can finally see deeper blacks and sharper whites from your very own iPhone display. The thing which I like about this one is those covered corners which would not be possible without the addition of that OLED Display panel.

Talking about the resolution though, this huge 5.8 inch OLED Display panel can show you the resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels with the aspect ratio of 19:5:9. Apple has also joined the game of freaking out our maths.

Anyways, the glass used here is told to be scratch resistant, which means that it will be protecting your display from getting some unknown scratches. But I have got some scratches on mine. Apple is telling a lie.

There are also some of the technologies that make the display look more attractive and following are those.

DOLBY VISION

Dolby has played a key role in the development of HDR for both commercial cinema and home theatre applications. From a home entertainment perspective, the company’s most important contribution has been the advanced form of HDR, known as Dolby Vision.

Dolby Vision has the potential to improve consumers’ viewing experience by constantly optimising the way their TVs deliver HDR pictures. It also gives content producers more control over how their HDR programming appears on TVs. And it’s coming to smartphones and tablets, too.

WIDE COLOR GAMUT (WCG)

This is the technology used in Televisions due to which they are able to show more accurate colors. It increases the “bit depth,” or how many steps of each color a TV has available. As in, more shades of light pink to deep burgundy. With more shades of each color come more colors in total. With HDTV roughly 16.7 million colors were possible. With WCG, over 1 billion colors are possible — and that’s still not as much as your eye can see!

3D TOUCH DISPLAY

3D Touch is multi-touch made multidimensional. With it, you can press deeply to launch actions instead of apps, reply to notifications, preview messages, and links, switch keyboards, switch apps, animate Live Photos, vary stroke width, and more. It’s like a wormhole through iOS that lets you move around faster than ever. And with iOS 11, 3D Touch lets you do more than ever.

TRUE TONE DISPLAY

It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating system found in the iPhone’s camera flash, allowing the iPad or iPhone screen to determine just the right percentage and intensity and temperature of white light you need. The idea behind the whole concept is that whites tend to look different under different light, but with True Tone enabled, the iPad can shift how the display looks no matter the lighting.

PLATFORM AND PERFORMANCE

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The iPhone X is a premium iPhone with premium insides. So we should talk about this right? The iPhone X is running iOS 11.1 out of the box. The iOS user-experience is made smoother with the help of Apple made A11 Bionic chip. All your tabs are kept open with the help of Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral). Also, don’t forget that the Games you will play will be made smoother by the Apple made GPU.

Performance wise, this phone is the best one you can buy *Among iPhones*. I have played many heavy games on this one while other apps were open in the background and the performance was flawless. I would say that this is the best iPhone Apple has ever made but if you still can buy other androids included the all-new Google Pixel 2. But for the die-hard iPhone lovers, this should be your choice.

CAMERA

This phone is having a dual camera just like the iPhone 7 Plus and talking about the capturing modes, they are also somewhat same. Apple iPhone X is having 12 Mega Pixels dual camera with 2x Optical Zoom. Now you know how much the camera shakes when you zoom. But here Apple has provided you with the Dual Optical Image Stabilization just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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Now Apple is not the first company to bring this in a smartphone but when Apple does something, it tends to get into consideration. Anyways, talking about the camera performance, this is not the best camera in the world but I would say that this is the best iPhone camera ever. The camera tends to lack behind showing off reds but otherwise its good. I think the new color filter added by Apple is not working perfectly but I am confident that this will get better with Software Updates.

STUDIO LIGHT

This is a new mode added by Apple and is available in iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. This basically adds overlays to the photo such as black background and much more. Here is the example of one photo taken using different studio mode.

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The black background mode seems to make your hair black too but again will get better. According to me, this is a good mode.

Talking about the front camera though, it is the same sensor as the last year’s iPhone 7’s front camera. So there is nothing much to talk about here.

FACE ID

This year, Apple ditched Touch ID for Face ID and the sensor for the same is placed in Notch. This is as secure as the Touch ID was. Face ID is something

Much of our digital lives are stored on iPhone and it’s important to protect that information. In the same way that Touch ID revolutionized authentication using a fingerprint, Face ID revolutionizes authentication using facial recognition. Face ID provides intuitive and secure authentication enabled by the state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system with advanced technologies to accurately map the geometry of your face.

With a simple glance, Face ID securely unlocks your iPhone X. You can use it to authorize purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and payments with Apple Pay.Apple iPhone X Review Developers can also allow you to use Face ID to sign into their apps. Apps that already support Touch ID will automatically support Face ID.

Advanced technologies

The technology that enables Face ID is some of the most advanced hardware and software that we’ve ever created. The TrueDepth camera captures accurate face data by projecting and analyzing over 30,000 invisible dots to create a depth map of your face and also captures an infrared image of your face. A portion of the A11 Bionic chip’s neural engine — protected within the Secure Enclave — transforms the depth map and infrared image into a mathematical representation and compares that representation to the enrolled facial data.

Face ID automatically adapts to changes in your appearance, such as wearing cosmetic makeup or growing facial hair. If there is a more significant change in your appearance, like shaving a full beard, Face ID confirms your identity by using your passcode before it updates your face data. Face ID is designed to work with hats, scarves, glasses, contact lenses, and many sunglasses. Furthermore, it’s designed to work indoors, outdoors, and even in total darkness.

To start using Face ID, you need to first enroll your face. You may do this during the initial set up process, or at a later time by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. To unlock your iPhone X using Face ID, simply glance at it. Face ID requires that the TrueDepth camera sees your face, whether your iPhone X is lying on a surface or you’re holding it in a natural position. The TrueDepth camera has a similar range of view as when you take a photo or make a FaceTime call with the front camera. Face ID works best when the device is arm’s length or less from your face (25-50 cm away from your face).

The TrueDepth camera is intelligently activated; for example, by raising to wake your iPhone X, tapping to wake your screen, or from an incoming notification that wakes the screen. Each time you unlock your iPhone X, the TrueDepth camera recognizes you by capturing accurate depth data and an infrared image. This information is matched against the stored mathematical representation to authenticate.

Security safeguards

Security is important to all of us to protect information on our devices. We have done some important things to safeguard your information, the same way we did with Touch ID. Face ID uses the TrueDepth camera and machine learning for a secure authentication solution. Face ID data – including mathematical representations of your face – is encrypted and protected with a key available only to the Secure Enclave.

The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID). As an additional protection, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before a passcode is required. The statistical probability is different for twins and siblings that look like you and among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed. If you’re concerned about this, we recommend using a passcode to authenticate.

Face ID matches against depth information, which isn’t found in print or 2D digital photographs. It’s designed to protect against spoofing by masks or other techniques through the use of sophisticated anti-spoofing neural networks. Face ID is even attention-aware. It recognizes if your eyes are open and looking towards the device. This makes it more difficult for someone to unlock your iPhone without your knowledge (such as when you are sleeping).

To use Face ID, you must set up a passcode on your iPhone. You must enter your passcode for additional security validation when:

  • The device has just been turned on or restarted.
  • The device hasn’t been unlocked for more than 48 hours.
  • The passcode hasn’t been used to unlock the device in the last six and a half days and Face ID hasn’t unlocked the device in the last 4 hours.
  • The device has received a remote lock command.
  • After five unsuccessful attempts to match a face.
  • After initiating power off/Emergency SOS by pressing and holding either volume button and the side button simultaneously for 2 seconds.

If your device is lost or stolen, you can prevent Face ID from being used to unlock your device with Find My iPhone Lost Mode.

Privacy

Privacy is incredibly important to Apple. Face ID data – including mathematical representations of your face – is encrypted and protected by the Secure Enclave. This data will be refined and updated as you use Face ID to improve your experience, including when you successfully authenticate. Face ID will also update this data when it detects a close match but a passcode is subsequently entered to unlock the device.

Face ID data doesn’t leave your device and is never backed up to iCloud or anywhere else. Only in the case that you wish to provide Face ID diagnostic data to AppleCare for support will this information be transferred from your device. And even in this case, data isn’t automatically sent to Apple; you can first review and approve the diagnostic data before it’s sent.

If you choose to enroll in Face ID, you can control how it’s used or disable it at any time. For example, if you don’t want to use Face ID to unlock your iPhone, open Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Use Face ID, and disable iPhone Unlock. To disable Face ID, open Settings > Face ID & Passcode, and tap Reset Face ID. Doing so will delete Face ID data, including mathematical representations of your face, from your device. If you choose to erase or reset your device using Find My iPhone or erasing all content and settings, all Face ID data will be deleted.

Even if you don’t enroll in Face ID, the TrueDepth camera intelligently activates to support attention aware features, like dimming the display if you aren’t looking at your iPhone or lowering the volume of alerts if you’re looking at your device. For example, when using Safari, your device will check to determine if you’re looking at your device and turns the screen off if you aren’t. If you don’t want to use these features, you can open Settings > General > Accessibility, and disable Attention Aware Features.

Within supported apps, you can enable Face ID for authentication. Apps are only notified as to whether the authentication is successful. Apps can’t access Face ID data associated with the enrolled face.

Safety

iPhone and the TrueDepth camera system have been thoroughly tested and meet international safety standards. The TrueDepth camera system is safe to use under normal usage conditions. The system will not cause any harm to eyes or skin, due to its low output. It’s important to know that the infrared emitters could be damaged during repair or disassembly, so your iPhone should always be serviced by Apple or an authorized service provider. The TrueDepth camera system incorporates tamper-detection features. If tampering is detected, the system may be disabled for safety reasons.

When viewed through certain types of cameras, you may notice light output from the TrueDepth camera. This is expected as some cameras may detect infrared light. Some may also notice a faint light output from the TrueDepth camera when viewed in a very dark room. This is expected in extremely dark settings.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an integral part of Apple products. Users with physical limitations can select “Accessibility Options” during enrollment that doesn’t require the full range of head motion to capture different angles and is still secure to use but requires more consistency in how you look at iPhone X.

Face ID also has an accessibility feature to support individuals who are blind or have low vision. If you don’t want Face ID to require that you look with your eyes open at iPhone X, you can open Settings > General > Accessibility, and disable Require Attention for Face ID. This is automatically disabled if you enable VoiceOver during initial set up.

SHOULD YOU BUY ONE?

Coming over to the final question which is on everyone’s mind now, should you buy the Apple iPhone X. Of course, this is a $1000 phone this question is obvious. And my answer yes, only if you are a die-hard iPhone fan. If not, then go to Google Pixel 2. Talking about myself, I keep two phones always. The one is always iPhone and another one is Android and iPhone X has already taken its place in one of my pockets. Repeating again, buy this only if you are a die-hard Apple fan.

 

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