Previously we talked about the iPhone 8. We talked about the new performance upgrades, refreshed glass design, pretty much everything. Getting all those improvements was a step up but we must accept that it was not up to the standards for the Flagship of 2017. It is true that the design is not bad but it is also two generations old (Since iPhone 6).Fortunately, Apple acknowledges this thought. Along with iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, Apple also introduced true flagship beast a.k.a iPhone X.
The new iPhone X definitely has the most appealing design that Apple has made till date. Apple used their Industrial design expertise (from iPhone 4) and smashed it with the iPhone 6’s iconic design. With the iPhone X, Apple introduced a display that stretches from edge to edge and top to bottom with minimal bezels for an all-screen design.
The new iPhone X pushed all glass design at both front and back with stainless steel sides. And the display of the iPhone X has a small notch at the top where the sensors, camera, and speaker lie along with virtually no bezels on all 3 sides of the phone.
iPhone X also follows the same footprint of Its previous generation iPhone 7 and it does not have a headphone jack. Along with that change Apple also radically removed the iconic Home Button/Touch ID sensor.
Display(First iPhone with OLED Screen)
The new iPhone X now comes with the “Super Retina” Display. “Super Retina” display is the first high dynamic range(HDR) OLED Display Apple has ever used. This display brings vivid, more true-to-life colors, deep blacks, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000 to 1.
According to Apple this revolutionary Display also supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, Wide Colour Gamut and Advanced Colour Management techniques for giving the best color accuracy “in the industry.”
The iPhone X’s Display is 5.8 inches with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels(458PPI) which is the highest resolution iPhone screen we’ve ever seen.It also offers True Tone technology, which uses an ambient light sensor to adjust the white balance of the display to match the ambient lighting in a room. This reduces eyestrain and makes for a more paper-like reading experience.
Face ID(New Way To Unlock iPhone)
You must be thinking that how you would unlock your iPhone if Apple ditched the Touch ID. Well, Apple also introduced a new way to securely unlock your iPhone via new 7MP TrueDepth front-facing camera and an infrared sensor that can scan your face.
Face ID is somewhat similar to Galaxy S8 which also has an Iris Scanner and scans the user’s eyes. But opposed to Samsung Apple opted to scan the user’s whole face.
It seems like setting up Face ID is very similar to the Touch ID setup process. Just head into Settings and then security. The camera and infrared sensor will scan your face as you move around. It’ll work with glasses, and even if you have hats and scarves on, according to Apple.
Like Touch ID, Face ID isn’t just for unlocking your phone. It can also be used to authenticate purchases from iTunes and we assume devs will be able to build it into their apps. You’ll also be able to use it for authenticating payments.
The iPhone comes packed with the ultra-fast Apple A-11 BionicChip, Apple claims this as the fastest SOC(System On Chip) present in the market. A-11 Bionic is six-Core, 64 Bit Processor.
The six-core A11 Bionic has two high-performance cores and four power-efficient cores and is apparently the most powerful so far because it can use a combination of all six at once.
The phone also comes with 3GB of RAM which is more than sufficient to fire-up different applications at once.
With the combination of high-performance processor and capable RAM, this just takes on anything that is available in the app store.
iPhone X Cameras
TrueDepth Front Camera
The iPhone X includes a 7MP TrueDepth front Camera Along with the Infrared Sensor which powers the Face ID technology. This TrueDepth Camera also doubles as Portrait Mode Selfie Camera. The Camera has an f2.2 aperture which supports wide color capture, 1080p HD video recording, auto image stabilization, Retina Flash using the display, and auto HDR.
Shallow depth-of-field of Portrait Mode is normally a feature reserved for DSLRs, but Apple uses TrueDeph camera, machine learning, and intensive software processing to mimic the effect.
The rear iPhone X camera features a dual-lens arrangement in a vertical orientation, a first in an iPhone. There’s a standard f/1.8 aperture 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a f/2.4 aperture 12-megapixel telephoto lens.
The Pixels are larger and the Image Signal Processor (ISP) is much faster. Apple promises 83% more light in the photos and 36% more light for the second rear sensor.
The Second rear camera of the iPhone X allows both optical zoom in photos and Portrait Mode. It also has Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
Between the two camera lenses is a Quad-LED True Tone Flash with a new Slow Sync feature that combines a slow shutter speed with a strobe pulse for a brighter foreground subject and properly exposed background in low lighting conditions.
The flash also delivers more uniform illumination for better performance all around.
iPhone X also includes a new feature in Portrait Mode called Portrait Lighting, Portrait Lighting also works in both Front facing and Rear-facing camera. This feature is designed to add Studio Quality effects to your Portrait Images.
According to Apple, Portrait Lightning uses sophisticated algorithms to calculate how facial features interact with light, using the data to create unique lighting effects like Natural Light, Studio Light (lights up your face), Contour Light (adds dramatic shadows), Stage Light (spotlights your face against a dark background), and Stage Light Mono (Stage Light, but in black and white).
The TrueDepth camera also enables a fun new feature called “Animoji”.
Animoji’s are 3D animated emoji characters that you control with your face. To create Animoji, the TrueDepth camera analyzes more than 50 muscle movements in different areas of the face, detecting movement of the eyebrows, cheeks, chin, eyes, jaw, lips, eyes, and mouth.
Wireless Fast Charging
The glass body of the iPhone X enables an inductive wireless charging feature, which is new to Apple’s iOS device lineup.
Apple has also packed wireless charging on the iPhone X. This is Qi compatible which means you will be able to use any Qi charger you might already own, although Apple also announced it’s own pad: the Airpower.
The AirPower charging mat will charge the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3, and the AirPods in a new wireless AirPods case.
Qi charging is inductive, which means the iPhone X must be placed on a charging mat.
Apple has designed with augmented reality apps in games in mind, with the A11 Bionic chip handling world tracking and scenes while the GPU renders realistic graphics.
A new image signal processor handles real-time lighting estimation, the cameras have been calibrated for augmented reality with 4K 60 fps support.
It has improved on low-light capabilities, while a new gyroscope and accelerometer enable more accurate motion tracking.