Apple iPhone X – Final Review

Apple has released their newest so-called “smartphone for the future” and they call it iPhone X. Apple uses Roman letter to name this smartphone so you should not confuse yourself if there are some people calling this smartphone iPhone 10 or iPhone Ten. This smartphone was released along with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, if we compare the specifications, it’s obvious that iPhone X is much more sophisticated than the two-previously-mentioned smartphones. Just with a glance, you can see how great this smartphone can actually be. For instance, the screen of iPhone is bezel-less. There’s only a tiny bit space left on the top part of the smartphone to attach many sensors and also front camera.

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The specifications of Apple iPhone X are totally neck-and-neck with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which was also launched almost at the same time with iPhone X. Those two smartphones are believed to compete in attracting the people’s interest. However, to tell you the truth, if I’m allowed to state my opinion, I prefer iPhone X because the appeal is more futuristic. And it’s not only that, the performance is also better because it has used Apple A11 Bionic chipset which is combined with Hexa Core 64-bit processor. Therefore, the smartphone does not really need big RAM to support the performance. iPhone X only has 3GB of RAM but the performance is already stunning.

As for the price of this smartphone, it is about $999 and such price is for the 64GB variant. If you want to get the 256GB variant, the price is about $1,149. Alright, enough with the price. Let’s talk more about the specifications and the features. iPhone X is a kind of smartphone that has 5.8 inch of screen and uses OLED panel with 18:9 ratio. The resolution is 1125 x 2436 pixels.

Apple calls the screen of iPhone X with the name of Super Retina Display because the sharpness of the screen has gone beyond what’s offered by the mere Retina Display like what can be found in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The use of OLED screen makes the quality of the color looks even more accurate and it can give deeper black color. The screen has 458 ppi and has supported Dolby Vision and HDR10 technology.

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Apple has promised the consumers the whole new level of gaming and video which can’t be found in any other smartphone. This greatness can’t be separated from the use of True-Tone Display technology which works side-by-side with Wide Color Gamut Display. The contrast of the screen of iPhone X is 1million to 1 which makes the visual quality is even more optimal. Then for the body, frame stainless steel covers everything and the back case is completed with glass cover. The dimension of this smartphone is 143.6 mm for the length, 70.9 mm wide, 7.7 mm thickness, and 174 gram of weight.

The screen is spread from end to end and only a little bit of space left behind to put proximity sensor, ambient light, front camera with 7 MP quality, microphone, speaker, dot projector, and flood illuminator. There’s no physical button on the front part of iPhone X. This is the reason why Apple got rid of the fingerprint sensor and replaced it with face sensor called FaceID. The ability to scan the face in iPhone X is claimed to be much better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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This is also thanks to the inclusion of flood illuminator which makes it possible for the smartphone to scan the face even in dark situation. Then there’s a technology called Dot Projector which can scan 30.000 points on the face. Therefore, FaceID can still be used even when the user is wearing hat or there’s a pimple on the face, or if there’s moustache or even beard.

Then, moving on to the chipset, Apple A11 Bionic which has been integrated with Hexa Core processor with 64-bit of architecture are chosen. In addition, there’s a technology called Neural Engine and Motion Coprocessor M11. This is the secret why iPhone X only has 3GB of RAM or just half of the RAM offered by Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with its 6GB of RAM. However, even so, the performance of iPhone X can still compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 8. And not only that, Apple also optimizes its OS so all games and applications can work smoothly. For more info, you can see the video below.

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