The iPhone X was a game-changer for Apple. With top-tier specs, an amazing screen, brilliant cameras, and impressive security features like facial recognition - it's still a superb smartphone.
iPhone X at a glance
With Apple’s tenth anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X, the Californian tech giant was clearly trying something new. But did the gamble pay off?
Well, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus follow a similar design to previous models, the X has a radically different design to those handsets, with a distinct look and some unique - and rather brilliant - functionality.
Take the screen, for example…
It's bigger, brighter and better than previous models. It's AMOLED, with a 1125x2436 pixel resolution. Indeed, not only is it inanely sharp, it's also huge - 5.8 inches - and spreads right to the edges of the front.
And, brilliantly, because there's almost no bezel, the phone itself doesn't feel oversized - it's comfortable to hold in one hand for most people.
Under its glossy exterior, the handset features the hexacore Apple A11 chip and 3GB RAM. It’s not Apple’s latest chipset, but still a powerful bit of kit.
The iPhone X’s camera boasts dual 12MP lenses on the rear, one a telephoto lens capable of 2x zoom. On the front, is a 7MP camera, which is capable of taking some surprisingly high quality selfies.
Moreover, thanks to the camera’s TrueDepth mode, you can also use the front camera to record your voice and facial expressions and supplant them on an emoji – including animals and faces.
There’s good news if you record videos on your phone, too. The iPhone X comes with 4K video recording - which means four times clearer image quality than standard High Definition.
Battery and wireless charging
Unsurprisingly, its battery is bigger even than the one in the supersize iPhone 8 Plus and should last a full day for most users.
This time around, Apple has done away with Touch ID fingerprint security and opted for Facial recognition security instead. As the name suggests, Face ID technology lets you unlock your handset or pay for things with your face, plus a lot more.
For example, you can also use face ID too turn the volume down on your phones ringer, and even maintain screen-brightness.
When it comes to storage, the X comes with up to 256GB. Two internal memory options are available too - 64GB and 256GB. That's plenty of room for photos, apps and messages. And don't forget, you have free iCloud online storage too.
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iPhone X specs
|Release Date||01/09/2017 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||70.9mm x 7.7mm x 143.6mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||5.8 inches|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1125 x 2436 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||458 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||7 MP|