iPhone 8 and iPhone X launched in the market at the same time. Both have iOS 11 processor and many similar features. Here question arises then why the company launched 3 models at the same time? The initial thing that makes it odd amongst the others is that it is launched especially on the 10th anniversary of iPhone. Therefore, iPhone X has come out from its ongoing trend and is present with a radical change to offer a whole new world of smartphones.

There are many new things to explore and a lot more to start with:

Physical Outlook and External Features:

The physical design changes every few years such as the initial design had a rectangular stone-like appearance which changed with the launch of iPhone 4 series which came up with glass sandwich. Similarly, iPhone 6 series came up with a sleeker design with a metal body. iPhone X has a sleek body but unlike its previous versions, it doesn’t come up with a home button. It’s a complete touch phone which has not a single button on its screen. The dimensions are 5.65 inches by 2.79 inches by 0.30 inch with a weight of 6.14 ounces.

How to unlock or operate?

If there is no home button, then how to ON the screen? Now, not only your camera but your iPhone X will also adore you from all the angles. Its 5.8-inch display scans the complete front face with the front camera at the top to unlock the screen. Therefore, this feature makes it highly secure, as the owner contains all the right to unlock the screen.

Swipe your finger from the bottom of the screen upwards to turn it ON. To unlock it, the TrueDepth FaceTime camera is available. If you go the halfway up on the screen and hold it there, the screen provides you a card-based multitasking display. Dual window multitasking is available in iPad though.

Additional Features:

The back side of the iPhone has a glass with a bump to support the rear 12-megapixel cameras. Cameras detailed description is present later in this article.

It’s water and dust resistant so you can carry it without any worries. But still, don’t test it under the swimming pool. The water resistance quality makes it more special.

Like Apple, Samsung Galaxy S8 has also used OLED screen panels. Apple is using its wide P3 color gamut and True Tone white balance technology which delivers more colors with proper whites in different lightening.

At the bottom of the screen, Control Center is available which is now customizable. To know more about Control Center customization, Screen Recording or other apps, click here.

Internal Features:

The internal features consist of the processor, modem, battery and the camera.

Processor:

iPhone X uses the Apple A11 Bionic Processor. This small design has 6 cores for the efficient performance. Out of 6, 2 are high-performance cores and 4 are efficiency cores with an all-new GPU design. These 6 cores are capable of delivering 70 percent greater performance for multi-threaded workloads. GPU with a 3-core design provides 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous versions. This has opened new doors to a great experience of machine learning, AR apps, and 3D games.

Modem:

iPhone X comes with two models having different modems for the network support.

The iPhone X A1865 has Snapdragon X16 LTE modem (Qualcomm modem) and the iPhone X A1901 comes with the Intel XMM 7480 modem. Although the Qualcomm modem is superior gives a faster performance and covers more cellular brands than Intel, still it can provide a maximum bandwidth of 600Mbps while smartphones like Samsung and LG use Gigabit LTE with a peak bandwidth of 1,000 Mbps.

Battery:

It lasts up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7. It contains built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which offers fast charging.

Different applications utilize the battery accordingly. Below is the battery life as per usage:

  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours
  • Internet: Up to 12 hours
  • Video Playback: Up to 13 hours
  • Audio Playback: Up to 60 hours

It comes up with a new feature of Wireless Charging. Availability of lightning jack is also available which offers wired charging through USB. It shares a common jack for headphones as well as charging like iPhone 7 series.

Camera:

The most attractive feature of smartphones is the camera. The TrueDepth front-facing camera is specially designed for the perfect facial recognition as it is responsible to unlock your screen. The camera is not only responsible for a better picture quality but the sensors working simultaneously as well. Below are the features responsible for a better front picture:

  • Infrared Camera
  • Flood Illuminator
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 7MP Camera
  • Dot Projector to hit 30,000 points on your face
  • Speaker
  • Microphone

It offers wide color capture, auto image stabilization, exposure control and portrait mode for Selfies.

With the help of the TrueDepth camera, your mask filters will be more realistic now as it captures the image from all the 3 dimensions with the help of 30,000 dot projections of an infrared camera.

The back/rear cameras are 12MP with dual optical image stabilization feature. The 2 different cameras are for the different purpose: One takes a wide angle with f/1.8 aperture while the other is for telephoto with a longer focal length of the f/2.4 aperture. Optical Image Stabilization is used by both the cameras to get clearer and more focused shots even in low light or in motion.

It offers new Animojis and mask filters like Snapchat but it is capable to provide more realistic experience than Snapchat. These Animojis (animated emojis) change their expressions as per the user’s facial expression. The sensor works so well that even the slightest eyebrow raise can be detected. These can be delivered through iMessages to the other iPhone user.

Side Buttons:

They are non-movable and multifunctional. So, the user can customize them as per the need.

Default Functions:

  • Click and hold: Invokes Siri
  • Double click: Invokes Wallet or Apple Pay
  • Pressing Power and Side button simultaneously: Sends emergency SOS.
  • Click Side buttons 3 times in a quick succession: Accessible the Shortcuts.

How to Power Off iPhone X?

As the pressing and holding of the side button invokes Siri, then how one can turn it off? Well, there is no particular button to Switch Off the device, instead, iOS has added a Shut Down option in the settings menu.

Settings -> General -> Shut Down

Pricing:

  • It’s available in 2 colors: Silver and Space Grey.
  • iPhone X offers 3GB RAM.
  • iPhone is offering 2 models with different storage capacity: 64GB and 256GB (non-expandable).
  • Both the models offer different prices:
    • 64GB: INR 89,000
    • 256GB: INR 102,000
  • Accessories such as leather or silicone cases in a range of different colors will be available from INR 3500.
  • iPhone X Leather Folio price: INR 8600.

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Authored By :

I am an Analyst, currently working with HCL Technologies. Blogging is my passion. Apart from writing, I prefer reading in my spare time.
I have done my M.tech in EPDT (Electronics Product Design and Technology) and have completed my research work on Multiband Antennas.

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