iPhone X, Is it still the best Phone on the market!?

by Rana VS Fezah

Monday, June 25, 2018

iPhone X is the latest big technological jewel released by Apple on November 3, 2017. Although the hype and buzz about it have subdued, it’s still one of the best smartphones on the market. The new iPhone is a game-changing device with revolutionary concepts embedded in its core. It still remains the phone at the top end of the price ladder but is it still really the best?



The size of the iPhone is 5.65 * 279 * 0.30 inches which are slightly bigger to its closest competitor, Samsung Galaxy S9. It weighs 174 g, 11 g more than Samsung Galaxy S9. iPhone X has a 5.8 inch Super Retina AMOLED display compared to 5.8 inches Super AMOLED display of the S9. This means that they use different display technology with iPhone X  working better indoor and negligibly less well outdoor compared to S9. iPhone X has a resolution of 2456*1125 pixels (458ppi) which is among the best in the industry. On the storage aspect, iPhone X has the 64GB and 256GB versions, although the latter is  150 dollars more expensive. This iPhone has no external storage with no MicroSD card slot which certainly isn’t a big issue, especially with the 256 GB version. Most new technological devices are made water resistant to adapt to all environments and certainly iPhone X is one of them and has an IP67 rating which is slightly less than the S9(IP68 rated).

What’s New?!

Face ID and Price

Firstly, the price, the new iPhone is very expensive and even for an iPhone. The 64 GB version is priced at 999 dollars and the 256 GB version is priced at 1149 dollars. Along with the price tag, Apple has tried to remodel the basic concept of iPhones and made this phone a template for the iPhone of the future. One novelty is the biometric authentication. Apple has completely scrapped the fingerprint system and introduced the Face ID authentication. “The obvious question is how, and does it really work?” The simple answer to that is that is that it mostly works. Facial recognition unlocks the phone. The system for Face ID sensing is provided in the notch found at the top of the phone. The notch is equipped with an IR camera and a dot projector. The dot projector projects 30000 dots on the face. This takes data of distances relative to the face and the sensor. The data is compared to stored values for authentication. This technology works better with low light intensity, and in bright outdoor daylight, it may be required to bring the phone closer to the face.




This technology found in the notch has also helped create the animoji. The front camera analyses facial expressions and translates it in a cartoon image reproducing the exact same gestures which are really cool and authentic.

No Home Button

Furthermore, the introduction of the notch has completely removed the concept and use of the home button in this new phone. The old functions have been migrated to other locations. The sleep/wake button has been replaced by the Face ID. Other functions such as to get back to initial home screen: swipe up. To access the control centre: swipe down on the right corner. To access notifications: from anywhere else, swipe downwards. This can be complicated at the start but iPhone users must get used to it because this is the likely model for the future. Lastly among novelties, is the shocking absence of a headphone jack. This is considered as a down point for this new gem of a smartphone.

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Camera and Resolution

iPhone X has a SuperSpeed Dual Pixel 12 megapixel front camera. This is a notable upgrade from the 8 Plus having F/2.8 non-stabilized telephoto lens. Videos up to 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 240 fps can be recorded.


Portrait mode is allowed with Dual rear cameras. This works on a similar level to that of the 8 Plus and it supports also portrait lighting. Portrait Lighting and Portrait Mode is also supported by the front cameras which is a noticeable upgrade. Normal pictures are cool with iPhone X with them having tremendous detail compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Zoom pictures are however incredible and completely on a new level to existing competitions.

Processing Power and OS

With a processor of A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M11 motion co-processor, iPhone X is easily above most other smartphones. iPhone X has a 3 GB RAM. The competition namely Samsung Galaxy S9 operates with the new Snapdragon 845 processor and has a cool 4GB RAM. This makes the S9 able to handle the heaviest and latest games, and with seamless ease allows apps switching. On the other hand, apple rules with the A11 Bionic chip of iPhone which is striking fast and has excelled in all categories of benchmark tests. 3 GB RAM of iPhone X may seem less but IOS handles the management of memory in a different way than Android so this does not translate to a performance of inferior level for multitasking. In a nutshell, iPhone X just edges the Samsung Galaxy S9 in terms of overall speed and management.



Design and Aesthetics

iPhone X is certainly the most aesthetically pleasing smartphone on the market. It is basically a screen and can be single handed and used. The design is simply sublime. iPhone X  has the 5th screen-to-body ratio with 82.9 percent of the phone being the 5.8 inches screen. This clearly shows how the new iPhone has minimized bezel to almost perfection. The nudge at the top certainly is very essential to all the promise that this smartphone holds but some people just hate it. Landscape mode looks not good at all with the nudge. Many users have even manually removed the nudge and installed a home button.

This is the new smartphone for the future. It certainly has its critics for all the technological discomforts that Apple has caused by blending bold revolutions in this 5.8 inches screen. It doesn’t take long to adapt to the new stuff, and it certainly is the best smartphone to ever exist. It is available in Space Gray and Silver, and certainly worth grabbing one as it is head and shoulders ahead of the last generation smartphones.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

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