iPhone X Design
The iPhone X presents the first new design that Apple has introduced since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were launched in 2014 with new screen sizes. With the iPhone X, Apple has introduced a screen that extends from edge to edge and from top to bottom with a minimum of setting for a full-screen design. In addition to a thin frame that fits the edges of the device and a front notch that houses the front camera, speaker and sensors, the screen is the only thing you see when looking at the iPhone X. There is no frame lower, no and without a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. With the elimination of the bevels, Apple has managed to include a 5.8-inch screen on a body that is not much larger than the iPhone 8. The iPhone X measures 143.6 mm high for 70.9 mm of width and has a thickness of 7.7 mm.
Comparatively, the iPhone 8 measures 138.4 mm in height, 67.3 mm in width and 7.3 mm in thickness, while the iPhone 8 Plus is 158.4 mm high, 78.1 mm wide and 7.5 mm mm thick. As you can see, the iPhone X is larger than the iPhone 8, but smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. However, it is more often than the two devices, but can be kept comfortably and used with one hand. The slightly rounded edges of the iPhone X screen merge into a polished, stainless-steel frame of surgical grade which in turn flows into a new glass body for a continuous surface from the front to the back.
The glass is more fragile than the aluminum used in the latest iPhone models, but Apple claims that the front and back glass of the iPhone X is the most durable that has been produced. However, it has been shown that the iPhone X is prone to breaking the collision tests and has been nominated by the SquareTrade warranty website as Apple’s “fragile iPhone”. The iPhone X is available in Silver and Space Gray, with both colors offering an almost crisp finish thanks to a seven-layer ink process that allowed Apple to introduce precise shades and opacity.
An optical reflective layer is added to the glass to enhance the two colors and an oil repellent coating means stains and fingerprints can be easily cleaned. The steel frame, designed to reinforce the iPhone X, is made of a special alloy designed by Apple that is purer for a longer life and in each device, the frame matches the color of the body. The almost invisible bands of the antenna cut the steel frame at the top and bottom of the device to ensure a correct signal.
The left side of the device contains the standard mute switch and volume buttons while the right side has an extended side button with new features to compensate for the removal of the Start button. On the back of the iPhone X, there is a two-lens rear camera arranged in a vertical orientation, the first on an iPhone. The camera continues to protrude slightly from the body of the device, and between the two lenses, there is a quad-LED flash and a microphone. The lower part of the device has a traditional Lightning port for charging, as well as six holes for the speakers on each side.
iPhone X Camera
A tiny space houses some of the most sophisticated technology Apple has ever developed, including the cameras and sensors that enable Face ID.
Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, check quality
7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm), 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR
iPhone X Face ID
The iPhone X has a new design in full screen. Face ID, which makes your face your password. And the most powerful and smart chip of a smartphone. I have used the Samsung face unlock and iris scanners a bit, and have never been particularly impressed with speed or accuracy. It was therefore important that the Apple Face ID still work. And I must say that I was very impressed by Face ID; Not once did I want the Touch ID instead. It works exactly in both light and darkness; he can not be deceived by pictures or masks; and it works even if you wear glasses. There have been reports that the twins have cheated on him, and Apple told me that some sunsets blocking the IR would not work, but these are limited scenarios. Note that you must be “actively conscious” to make it work – you can not just push it into someone’s face and wait for it to break.
Face recognition is not perfect, but contact identification is not either; the fingerprint scanner was bad if his fingers were slightly greasy or wet. It’s not a problem now. However, I have found that Face ID is fighting if my eyes are a mess, usually the first thing in the morning, and if the phone is not near my face. If you’re the type of person trying to view your notifications with your handheld, then you’re unlucky. Applications that previously used Touch ID as a means of unlocking will automatically be replaced by Face ID without the need for an update and, of course, they can also be used for Apple Pay payments.
Inductive Wireless Charging
Apple chose glass for the body of the iPhone X to enable inductive wireless charging. Apple is using the Qi wireless charging standard that is also available in many Android phones, which means the iPhone X can charge wirelessly using any Qi-certified inductive charging device.
Inductive charging requires the body of the iPhone to be placed against a charging mat, with the iPhone X charging at a maximum of 7.5 watts. Though there are already many Qi wireless charging accessories on the market, companies like Belkin and Mophie created charging accessories designed specifically with Apple’s iPhones in mind.
iPhone X Battery life: 8, 8 Plus or X?
You probably already know the drill with new iPhones and battery life: for the most part, year after year, they don’t tend to make massive gains. In fact, the 2017 iPhones (8 Plus, 8) actually have smaller batteries than their 2016 counterparts (7 Plus, 7), albeit the exact same battery life expectations (per Apple) because of the newer models’ more efficient chips.
Indeed, Apple never claimed marathon battery life for the iPhone X, either. Its published battery specifications are equal to that of the iPhone 8 on Internet use (12 hours) and wireless video playback (13 hours), while the 8 Plus is rated for an hour more on each task. Meanwhile, the X and 8 Plus rank considerably higher than the 8 on talk time and wireless audio playback (21 and 60 hours on the larger iPhones versus 14 and 40 on the iPhone 8, respectively).
In our video playback test, which accompanies a video in airplane mode, the iPhone X had the worst performance. The iPhone 8 Plus has a slightly better battery life of 8, but it’s really a subtle increase. In all cases, iPhones were significantly lower than other top-level Android phones on similar tests.
Note that tests conducted by Tom’s Guide and Wall Street Journal showed that the X battery fell directly between 8 and More. We continue to test the battery life on these iPhones as part of a longer wireless download scan. update our scores if we see any visible changes.
In real life, we are not continually disconnected, watching a non-stop video. Anecdotal daily use tells a different story. I discovered that the battery of the iPhone X was good for a full day of use, and at least as good as the iPhone 8. But I also found that I had to load at noon to be sure. The same applies to a certain extent, even with the 8 and 8. I still do not think the iPhone can last more than a day, or even a whole day without a higher charge. In short: I would like the next iPhone to work better.
Also note that it does not charge quickly with the included 5 watt charger: it took about 90 minutes to charge between 20 and 75%. If you want more quickly, invest in a more robust charger.
iPhone X Specs
– 5.8in Super Retina (2436×1125) OLED edge-to-edge display
– New ‘all-glass’ design with IP67 certification
– 143.6×70.9×7.7 mm, 179g
– Wireless charging support
– Apple A11 chip with Apple-designed GPU
– Face ID
– iOS 11 with improved Siri, P2P payments
– Vertical 12MP dual cameras with OIS, 7MP front-facing camera
– Support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps
– Wireless charging/fast charging support
– Battery life quoted at 21 hours of talk time
– 64GB/256GB storage
iPhone X Issues
Some iPhone X users have discovered that the iPhone X can become unresponsive in the cold, refusing to recognize some touch input. Apple says there is a bug in the software causing the problem, and the issue was addressed in the iOS 11.1.2 update. Customers experiencing this problem should update to iOS 11.1.2 or later to fix it.
Green Line. A small number of iPhone X users have seen a green line appearing on the display of the OLED device. The issue causes a bright green line to show up on one side of the device, seemingly at random. It’s not clear what’s causing the line to appear, not whether it’s a hardware or a software issue, but Apple has been replacing affected units. This appears to be an issue that’s only affecting a limited number of iPhone X owners, and Apple has not yet commented on it.
Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8″, 64 GB – Silver Used & new