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 Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X REVIEW

It is safe to say that the iPhone X has been the most talked about technology product of 2017. The iPhone's apprehension for the tenth anniversary began last year, well past the usual time to turn on the iPhone rumor mill. However the launch itself could also be without many surprises - thanks to a generous number of leaks, the biggest from Apple - that doesn't stop the iPhone X from grabbing everyone's attention, not least because it costs Rs.100,000 phones a reality.

The iPhone has never been about specifications, and this is no more true than with the iPhone X, which shares most of its internal with the iPhone 8 Rs.23,999 and iPhone 8 Plus ₹ 34,999, but not any other iPhone. Is not like - new or old - in terms of design or how you interact with it on an everyday basis. With Face ID and a UI pattern re-added without a home button, Apple says the iPhone X is the "future of smartphones".

The first time we saw the iPhone X from behind, it reminded us of older iPhone models, especially the iPhone 3S with clearly rounded corners and the usual 'chunkiness'. No, the iPhone X is nowhere near as thick as the iPhone 3GS - thankfully - but at 174g, it is substantially heavier than any iPhone model that did not feature the 'Plus' moniker. If you are moving from iPhone 7 at Rs. 24,999 or earlier to the iPhone X from 'regular' size models, you will definitely notice the extra weight.

The glass back is a giant fingerprint magnet, and, again, like the other two new iPhone models, the iPhone X is prone to sliding surfaces that are a bit slippery or even slightly tilted. Be sure to protect your 'precious' in some sort of case, or you may end up with a repair bill that rivals the GDP of a small nation. Dual rear cameras are placed vertically on the iPhone X, as opposed to horizontally on plus-size models. We found the mute button on the iPhone X to be stiffer than expected, requiring more force than usual to toggle on the two separate units we tested.

The iPhone X is available in two colors - Silver and Space Gray. As members of the Black Forever Black 'Club, we loved our Space Gray unit, but we believe that for the first time, Apple would have come up with a white finish that rivals - and perhaps even surpasses - Black's Appeal. The white and chrome finish on the Silver iPhone X looks great, and the fact that there are no white bezels on the front only adds to its appeal.

Apple has made some design options that give the iPhone X its distinctive look. First of all, it does away with the home button, meaning the screen now goes all the way to the bottom edge. This enables the iPhone X to be packed into a display that is larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, despite a smaller body, a trend that has been seen in the Android world for over a year.

The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch AMOLED panel, the first for any iPhone. AMOLED panels are known for their power efficiency and for offering darker blacks, making them a choice of ists purists' who demand the ultimate visual experience. Unlike Samsung, Apple has tuned its AMOLED display to offer significantly more natural color tones. Like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X display supports Apple's True Tone technology, and can also display HDR content of choice for Netflix and Apple's own iTunes movies. Overall, the iPhone X display is great, and we are arguably the best on the smartphone.

The lack of a home button and an all-glass front and back means that apart from the camera bump on the rear, both sides of the iPhone X look quite similar in the hand. Consequently, on more than one occasion we found ourselves holding our unit upside down or withdrawing from our pockets, or picking up from the desk in the dark. However, if you use your iPhone X with a case - as you probably should - it may not be a real problem for you.

Like most phones, the area near the top of the iPhone X is reserved for an array of sensors and the sensor has its own fair share in the most expensive iPhone ever - a bit higher on them - it's Apple's decision to wrap up the display It is around this array of sensors that gives the iPhone X its most distinctive design element. We are, of course, talking about 'notch', the technological world equivalent to The Royal Wedding in terms of the amount of discussion that arose in 2017.

While notch may seem like a big thing, it completely disappears when you spend a few hours with the phone. As with most daily tasks, you haven't really noticed it, especially when using the iPhone X in portrait mode. What you will see over time is how the entire iOS UI has been redesigned around it.

Until now, iPhone models sometimes existed (unless you're in full-screen mode) bars have been used to display all kinds of important information since that time, to signal power, and Also your location information to indicate if an application is using it. With the iPhone X notch, there is little room for all this information - the left side is completely taken over by the clock, while the right side only has the signal strength indicator, 3G / 4G / Wi-Fi indicator and There is room for battery icon.

You no longer see things like network names, which may not seem like a big disadvantage, but there are two other compromises that will likely be more annoying to most users. The battery percentage and Bluetooth connection status now only appear when you swipe down from the right side of the notch, and there's always no way to make them visible. If you use Bluetooth devices such as AirPods, speakers, or in-car units, you can no longer tell if your phone is connected at a glance.

Notch will annoy you in full-screen games and videos, or if you use your phone in landscape mode. By default, the aspect ratio of the iPhone X's display means that most videos will play with enough black bands on the left and right, with the notch being mixed without problems. However, if you choose to zoom in using the pinch-to-zoom in the YouTube application, for example - you bring the notch into play, even the video is cropped like any other device. We regularly watch zoomed-in videos and it doesn't bother us a bit, but your mileage may vary.

On the other hand, we have preferred some changes, which result in the presence of the notch. One of our favorite iOS features is the ability to tap and scroll the bar at the top of any list or page. However, if an app is using your location in the background, or if a device is connected to a hotspot on your phone, this functionality breaks down as tapping on the bar, then you need to use your location in the background or hotspot. Leads to the app using. Settings, as the case may be. With the iPhone X, location / hotspot alerts are limited to the "ear" on the left, meaning you can still tap the notch or right ear to scroll to the top of any list - that's right, The notch does not recognize your tap.

We've spent a lot of time talking about notch, but if you're wondering what exactly it is, then this little section is for you. With the iPhone X getting away with the home button - and with it the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, Apple needed a new way for us to quickly and securely log into our devices and authorize payments. The solution is Face ID, and the notch includes front cameras and 3D sensing sensors that make this technology possible.

The three main components here are infrared camera, flood illuminator and dot projector. Subsequent projects on your face are "more than 30,000 invisible dots" to create a 3D map that can be used to identify you. The Flood Illuminator makes it possible by emitting invisible infrared light in the dark, and the infrared camera reads the dot pattern. The infrared image is sent to the secure enclave in the A11 Bionic chip - a special area used to store biometric data on the chip that powers the iPhone X - to confirm a match. Like Touch ID, Apple states that no biometric data actually leaves the device at any point, meaning that your privacy has been assured.

The day the iPhone X was announced - and before we spent any meaningful time with it - we said that Face ID felt like a compromise, that it could never be as fast as Touch ID, and that That Apple will go back using fingerprint. As soon as scanners can figure out how to embed them in the glass fronts of their phones. For a few months using the iPhone X, it's safe to say that Face ID may not have the raw speed of Touch ID, but one step away from Face ID will not happen due to any significant loopholes in the technology.

It works seamlessly on most occasions, and as reliably as we thought it would go into our review. It is almost as if there is no passcode or security feature on your device. For many people this change may not happen - despite manufacturers' warnings during the setup process, we find that a significant number of people continue to use their smartphones without a passcode - but for everyone else, Face ID is your Reduces the extra step of unlocking the phone before you can use it. Most of us have grown so accustomed to using fingerprints that it never felt like an "extra step", but now, most of the time, you can just pick up your iPhone X and trust it. Face ID is authenticating you in the background.

For all practical purposes, it feels like using a phone without a passcode. This is especially great when you are interacting with information. Before the iPhone X, tapping on a notification - say, to read an email - required using a Touch ID on a locked device or entering a passcode to unlock before proceeding. With Face ID, the extra step is removed, and you can now basically interact with notifications.

Going into our review period, we had questions on Face ID's ability to operate in the dark. In our testing, we found that there were no problems on that front. Although some people have described it as problems for working under bright light, we have no such problem.

We only encountered problems during the initial few hours, and we later set it down to use the 'unnatural' angle when setting up Face ID. In our experience, when setting up Face ID, it is important to keep the iPhone at an angle that you would normally use the phone, and in our case that should have held it well under our chin. Instead, we set up Face ID, holding the phone well above our vision. To be fair, it still works on most occasions, but the miss rate was higher than we would have liked. Apple says that Face ID continues to improve with every successful unlock, so in theory it gets better over time, but we found the Face ID setup easy to recreate and we still don't have any issues after that. 

Face ID worked as expected with various combinations of eyewear and headgear, which we tried, even recognizing a Sikh friend with and without his turban. Now to be clear, Face ID is not quite right. If you are using your phone too close to your face, you may find that it does not work as reliably as the phone must be at least 10 inches away for the technology to work. It only works in portrait mode, and won't work if you're keeping your iPhone X upside down. 

Another scenario in which Face ID is not ideal is when your phone is lying on a table. Earlier, it was enough to just move your finger to unlock the phone, but now you have to be consistent with the phone for your face to unlock automatic unlock. Thankfully, we found the iPhone X quite forgivable in terms of the angle needed to unlock it. Face ID works even when your face does not correspond to the iPhone.

Finally, the biggest factor that makes Face ID inconvenient to use in certain scenarios is something that Apple has noticed as attention. First, why is it in the first place. Detecting attention ensures that no one can unlock your iPhone X by pointing the device at your face when you are not looking. The iPhone X tries to ensure that your phone is intended to be unlocked. Now in most situations, this is great, because everything basically works and what you get in return is an extra layer of protection.

For example, on the lock screen, the contents of all your notifications are hidden by default (see image above), until Face ID authenticates you, until they appear automatically. This is a great privacy feature in most scenarios, ensuring that no one can see your private messages. However, many times, when you want to use your iPhone, when you are half distracted, it can also be a problem. Ideally you should not look at your phone while you are driving, but if you get a notification on your phone and want to steal a quick glance when you are in a traffic light, you no longer do so Can. Setting up the iPhone X and "detecting attention" even if it is to see if the notification is important for further action. If you find this to be a problem, you can disable focus detection via the Accessibility Settings and see if it improves your experience.

Like Touch ID before it, Face ID can be used by third-party apps to authenticate you, although they need to be updated to add support for new APIs. Only Face ID slowed us down when we tried to use it within third-party apps. We're not sure if it's only down to the animations used or if the Face ID unlock process itself is slow all the time and Apple has done a great job of hiding that when the phone is unlocked, but we would like to see it Addressed through a software update.

As we mentioned earlier, the Home button seen on all iPhone models before this has been removed, meaning that Apple will have to reimagine the way it interacts with your phone. So you swipe up from the bottom edge of the display to go home from any point. It works across all apps, even full-screen apps such as games and landscape mode - the iPhone X shows a home indicator to highlight the area where you can start swiping, though once You won't when you start using the phone. This visual cue needs to be trusted. Thankfully, similar to the on-screen playback control, the pointer goes away when you are watching full-screen video, and automatically detects when it detects that it is trying to interact with the phone. Will reappear from.

We've also considered most other gestures quite natural - you can swipe up from the bottom edge and show the app switcher, or if you're already in an app, and you can quickly turn your thumb to the right And throw it directly to the previous app you are using. This is a very good - and indeed, useful - way to switch from one app to another. What's more, you can also go the other direction to alternate between apps, giving the equivalent of Command + Tab (or Alt + Tab for our Windows brothers) on your smartphone. 

Some other gestures are a bit harder to trigger. Reachability - an iOS feature that lets you double-tap to move the home screen down completely, making the upper corners easier - provides a new gesture in itself, although it is disabled by default. While enabling reachability is as easy as flipping a switch in a setting, it requires much greater accuracy to trigger.You must swipe down from the middle of the icon in the dock and do so without tapping on any icon. This took some practice but eventually we were able to detect it. This is extremely useful, although the iPhone X is certainly more usable than the plus-size iPhones, you still can't reach all corners of the screen with one hand.

 This brings us to our biggest complaint with the iPhone X UI - the awkward placement of the Control Center. The Control Center is certainly Apple's small shortcut area that can be used to quickly access Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and flashlight, and even music playback controls, among other things. Traditionally, this has been done by swiping up from the bottom edge, but with this gesture now reserved for more important tasks, Apple had no choice but to find another location for it.

Unfortunately, the one it chose - the top-right corner - is as far as humanly possible to reach when using the iPhone X with one hand, meaning that software experience as central to implement Control Center as central It is impossible to do anything without triggering.Reagent first - which is difficult in itself - or at the risk of taking the phone in your hand and leaving it. Swiping down on the notch or in the area to the left of it turns on the notification center as before.

 The ability to easily launch Control Center is particularly remembered on the lock screen, and to make up for it, you get two new shortcuts - for the flashlight and the camera app. Unfortunately, simply tapping on these icons does nothing, and you need to force them to trigger actions, which seems unnecessarily complicated, but probably done to avoid accidental triggering. We would love the ability to customize these apps, especially since one of them seems unnecessary when you can swipe the lock screen to the left to launch the camera app.

Another big attraction with the iPhone X is that we kept triggering accidental screenshots. The home button is now gone, the way you trigger Apple Pay and Siri is with the side button, which is now larger than we've seen on earlier iPhones. It is probably down to this large size, but we took continuous casual screenshots of ourselves by pressing this button and the volume up button at the same time. We also found some of the new aspects of iOS a bit strange, such as the need to press this side button to complete an App Store purchase.

iOS 11 redesigned the notification center, which looks like a lock screen, and before the iPhone X was released, we struggled to figure out the logic behind the move. It became clear that the iPhone X was a few weeks in use. With Face ID, as we mentioned earlier, you're not really looking at a 'lock' screen, because the unlock process is already happening in the background. In this sense, there is no real difference between viewing notifications in the notification center or on the lock screen on the iPhone X. Now, aesthetically this still doesn't seem like a great idea to us - especially on devices other than the iPhone X - but at least functionally we can understand what prompted Apple to make this change.

In addition to Face ID, the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera enables a cool new feature called Animoji, which lets you choose an emoji and animate it using your own facial movements to send an audio-video message to iMessage is. Apple says that its technology is capable of tracking the movements of 50 different facial muscles, although it does not track certain movements like your tongue. Beyond our initial experiments, we are not really excited to use this feature, although, again, your mileage may vary. Although third-party applications have tried to replicate this functionality outside of iMessage, we think that if Apple has opened it in its Clips app, for example, or ideally third-party apps like Facebook and Instagram On opening it for you will get the facility to adopt it. Use Animoji within your favorite apps. 

Depth information captured by the front camera and its companion sensors also enables portrait mode with a selfie, and as soon as the feature debuts, the results are good - for the most part - with a handful of cases , No pun intended - where things might be a bit of a mixed bag. The portrait lighting feature that we saw in our iPhone 8 Plus review is also available for selfie on the iPhone X, although it is still in beta.

The second difference in terms of cameras is with the secondary rear lens. For the first time on the iPhone, you get optical image stabilization on both lenses, and the telephoto lens is now rated f / 2.4 compared to f / 2.8 on the iPhone 8 Plus. As you would expect, this makes for slightly better performance, especially in low light, but the difference is unlikely to be seen by most people. Overall, like the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X takes great photos in almost all scenarios - colors are accurate with great details, and low-light performance is significantly improved compared to last year's iPhone models.

The iPhone X can also capture 4K at 60fps - a feature absent from the 2017 Android smartphone - and if you're someone who shoots a lot of video, the phone remains to get the iPhone. With still photography, the iPhone X is an excellent overall artist, and with the pair of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Google's Pixel 2, one of the top contenders for the best camera phone out there. Compare our in-depth camera to Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy Note 8, along with the camera capabilities of the latest iPhone models, then read our review of the iPhone 8 Plus to see how it compares to other flagship cameras. Phone.

Like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X is powered by Apple's own A11 bionic chip, which has two high-performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the iPhone 7's Apple A10, and four high-efficiency cores that Up to 70 percent faster than the energy-efficient core in the A10. In the real world this means great performance with everyday tasks as well as graphics intensive workloads like gaming and AR. Stereo speakers on the iPhone X are great, and like the other two new iPhone models, you get support for wireless charging - which can now provide up to 7.5W of power - plus fast charging, but no faster charger in the box No, which is a big disappointment. The battery life on the iPhone X was somewhere between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, but so good that it lasted us full work days without any worries, even on occasions we had to use the phone  was lying than more usual.

As we mentioned earlier, the iPhone X has shared its features with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and instead of repeating everything here, we can give you more information about new and different ways Encourage you to read our review.

Which brings us to the price tag. The iPhone X is now priced at an astronomical Rs. 92,430 for the 64GB variant, and a reliably Rs. 1,05,720 for 256GB variants; Both prices have increased marginally since the phone made its debut a few months ago. It's easy to understand why the iPhone X costs a premium - some components are priced at an all-time high, and like other flagships, it has the latest technology that costs millions of dollars. Although Apple may not be the first company to ship edge-to-edge displays, the 3D face mapping feature in combination with sensors is truly unique. With Face ID, Apple has once again taken a technology that everyone was skeptical about and implemented it in such a way that it just works. A few weeks into using the iPhone X, it is clear that it is the best example of the technology when it is implemented well.

So who is the iPhone X for? In short, early adoption with deep pockets. If you can buy the iPhone X by all means, then go for it. With the A11 Bionic chip and Face ID, it has some advanced technology money can buy today, backed by top-of-the-line hardware that won't be won anytime soon, and a camera that Google and Samsung have Wins the best rivals. But if you can't afford to buy one - and most of the world's population fall into this category - as we have said before, there is nothing wrong with that. If your budget "only" allows you to buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus - then the price of admission to that club is now Rs. 66,120 - You can be sure that you are not missing something that will revolutionize your life.

What is a reasonable amount to spend on a smartphone is part of a larger discussion, and 2017 has shown us that Rs. 20,000 You can buy a phone that is sufficient for 100 percent of the needs of more than 90 percent of the world population. But Apple has continued the trend, and has actually gone ahead to introduce three new iPhone models that are more expensive than the ones launched by the company last year.

iPhone buyers believe - and we agree for the most part - that Apple offers an experience that is still worth the premium, but for most people, Rs. 1 lakh iPhone is a bridge too far, and the choice should probably be between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. And if you're willing to look beyond the walls of Apple, there are plenty of good options to consider. Samsung released a solid trio of flagships this year, and you can choose the best suit you get ergonomically and are very happy with, saving a good chunk of cash compared to the latest iPhone models. Google's Pixel Pair has its fans as well, and while it's probably the best camera inside a phone, this year's model has the same reliability issues that plagued their predecessors, giving us one for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Prevents making a serious case. 

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