iPhone X Review: is it worth having in 2019.

iPhone X Review

The iPhone X (pronounced ‘ten’) was released internationally in November 2017. The phone launched as the most expensive and costly Flagship Mobile phone on the market then, but iPhone users where more likely than most to look past costs.

Pro Con
Wireless charging No 3.5mm audio jack
Edge-to-edge OLED screen No Memory Card Support
Great camera hardware and software Expensive

 

The iPhone XR, XS and XS Max replaced the iPhone X. Apple discontinued the device to focus on the newer iPhones.

Design

The design of the X is outstanding. Overall, it has a premium feel with a glass and stainless steel finish, an edge-to-edge OLED screen, Face ID, wireless charging, slim bezel, and front notch.

There is no bezel at the bottom, no home button, and no fingerprint sensor for touch identification. The iPhone X is ultra-slim with a 7.7mm body thickness.

When compared with the iPhone 8, the iPhone X is larger than the iPhone 8 but smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus.

The mute switch on the left side sits above the volume buttons while on the right side features a button with expanded functionality to compensate for the removal of the Home button. Holding down on this button activates Siri while pressing the side button and the volume up button takes a screenshot.

iPhone X ReviewIt has a dual-camera at the back, LED flash, and a front camera.

At the bottom of this device are six speakers on each side of the USB-C port.

Unlocking the iPhone X is done with a Face ID facial recognition system.

Display

The iPhone X has a 5.8 inches colour super AMOLED screen (16M colours) and comes with a super-sharp 1125 x 2436 pixel resolution with 458 pixels per inch and a 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.

The iPhone X display screen features a scratch-resistant glass, with an oleophobic coating screen protection and also has support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, wide colour gamut, and advanced colour management techniques.

  • PPI ~ 463 PPI (pixel density)

Camera

The iPhone X has three cameras, Dual Camera 12 MP + 12 MP cameras at the back with autofocus, Quad-LED flash, and one front camera 7 MP for taking selfies.

iPhone X ReviewSome of the features of the camera are Face detection, Smile detection, Geo-tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus, 1080p HD video recording, auto image stabilisation, Retina Flash using the display, and auto HDR.

Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
Front camera: 7MP

The iPhone X can capture up to 60 frames per second for 4 K video and up to 240 frames per second for 1080p slo-mo video.

Apple also added a video encoder for maximum performance in real-time image processing and native support for HEVC encoding for the same quality of video with smaller file sizes.

Face ID

Face ID is a facial recognition technology that replaces the fingerprint Touch ID sensor used in earlier phones for authentication purposes. Face ID uses a facial scan instead of a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone X; grants access to third-party apps, authenticate Apple Pay payments etc

Face ID is part of the setup process when you get an iPhone X, much like the Touch ID. You will use Apple’s tutorial instead of applying a fingerprint to the phone to generate a simple 3D face scan that’s transformed into a series of data points.

When measured side by side with Touch ID, Face ID is slower than Touch ID.

Performance

iPhone X runs iOS v11.1.1 operating system, upgradable to v12 and 2.39 GHz, Hexa Core Processor with an Apple GPU (three-core graphics). It runs on the Apple A11 chipset. The iPhone ten comes with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage without support for Memory Card.

Additional core results in better parallelism, making it possible to perform more tasks simultaneously without slowing down the user interface.

The iPhone X is IP67 water and dust resistant

For water and dust resistance, The iPhone X has an IP67 rating, which means that it will last half an hour of swimming in 1.5 m of water.

Excellent Performance — the X User interface is smooth, and switching between apps is fast.

Our iPhone X benchmark score

  • AnTuTu: 206,010
  • Geekbench 4 CPU: 4,231 single-core; 9,877 multi-core

Battery Life

The iPhone X comes with a non-removable 2716mAh Li-ion battery with fast charging going from 0% to 50% in 30 min. The battery talk time is 21 hours on 3G while the music playback time 60 hours.

For inductive wireless charging, Apple has chosen glass for an iPhone X body. Apple uses the Qi wireless charging standard, which is also available on many Android phones, which means that the iPhone X can wirelessly charge with any Qi-certified inductive charging device.

Connectivity

3G, 4G, VoLTE support

The iPhone X features LTE for data transfer speeds of up to 450 Mb / s. It supports more than 20 LTE bands that make working with networks elsewhere more likely.

WiFi, WiFi Hotspot (Tethering) support

Bluetooth v5.0 support

Bluetooth v5.0 allows you to use Bluetooth headsets to listen to music and calls wirelessly.

GPS, NFC support

Should You Buy iPhone X?

The iPhone X is worth having even in 2019, two to three years after its launch. It’s one of Apple’s best phone ever, it has an incredibly good display, but I can’t recommend it to anyone in 2019 when there are other iPhone phones, if not better, in some respects except you’re on a budget.

The current price of the iPhone X on the market still puts it on the expensive side, but better still you can go for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. Apple discontinued the X to focus on the newer iPhones.

Apple iPhone X Specifications

General
Sim Type Single Sim, GSM
Dual Sim No
Sim Size Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone
Release Date September 2017

Design

Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight 174 g

Display

Type Color Super AMOLED screen (16M colours)
Touch Yes, with Multitouch
Size 5.8 inches, 1125 x 2436 pixels
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
PPI ~463 PPI
Features Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Screen Protection
Notch Yes, Small Notch

Memory

RAM 3 GB
Storage 64 GB
Card Slot No

Connectivity

GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes 1 Mbps Download
4G Yes
VoLTE Yes
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
USB Yes, Proprietary v2.0
USB Features USB on-the-go
Wireless Charging Yes
IR Blaster No

Extra

GPS Yes, with A-GPS Support
Face Unlock Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
3.5mm Headphone Jack No
Extra NFC
Water Resistance Yes, 1 m up to 30 min
IP Rating IP67
Dust Resistant Yes

Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP + 12 MP with autofocus
Features Face detection, Smile detection, Geo-tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus
Video Recording 4K @ 60fps UHD
Flash Yes, Quad-LED
Front Camera 7 MP

Performance

OS iOS v11.1.1, upgradable to v12
Chipset Apple A11
CPU 2.39 GHz, Hexa Core Processor
GPU Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
IP Rating IP67
Java No
Browser Yes, supports HTML5 (Safari)

Multimedia

Supports MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Commands
Email Yes, with Push Email
Music MP3, WAV, AAX+,
Video MP4, H.265
FM Radio No
Document Reader Yes

Battery

Type Non-Removable Battery
Size 2716 mAh, Li-ion Battery
Fast Charging Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
Talk Time 21 hours, 21 hours on 3G
Music Playback Time 60 hours

 

Please note that while we attempt to provide as accurate specs as possible, we are not guaranteeing that they are 100% correct.

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