Design and Construction.The iPhone X doesn’t just stand as Apple’s flagship for 2017. It also represents the company’s 10th Anniversary iPhone since it first debuted in 2007. It’s a beautiful, shiny device with a glass front and back panel surrounded by a polished stainless steel frame. The metal frame reminds us of the 2007 iPhone which has the same accent around the bezel. We believe this design was implemented as a nod to its predecessor.
The front panel gets a major overhaul as it is dominated by a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display, replacing the thick bezels found in older iPhone models. The first thing that was dropped was the fingerprint scanner so say goodbye to Touch ID.
In its place are a new camera (7MP) and sensor module as well as the earpiece/loudspeaker, placed at the top of the display. It’ is often referred to as “the notch”. Some may find it ugly and distracting but that depends on one’s preference.
Display and Multimedia.This is the area where the iPhone X is different from all other iPhones before it. At 5.8-inches, it’s shorter and narrower than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. The Super Retina HD OLED display has a 2436 x 1125 resolution which equates to 458ppi pixel density. It has True Tone which adapts the display’s color based on the ambient lighting conditions, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and supports HDR and 3D Touch.
In other words, the iPhone X sports one of the nicest displays on an iPhone. The images and texts are crisp and clear while the colors are accurate and punchy. All in all, it’s a fantastic display. The only downside we see here is the notch as it gets in the way when viewing photos or watching videos.
When it comes to audio, the iPhone X has two speakers, one at the earpiece and another bottom-firing speaker, for stereo audio. Quality is good, it’s crisp and clear with a hint of bass, which is good for watching videos, casual listening to music, or hands-free voice calls.
OS, UI, and Apps. Running the software department is Apple’s iOS 11 which we upgraded to 11.1 before we started the review. If you have read our review of the iPhone 8 Plus, the layout and apps are pretty much the same except for the top part as the clock was moved to the upper left while the signals and battery levels are on the upper right.
Beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina Display with iPhone X, the device is the display. An all-new 5.8-inch Super Retina display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design. The OLED screen delivers accurate, stunning colours, true blacks, high brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio. The OLED screen delivers accurate, stunning colours, true blacks, high brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.
Face ID. When you buy an iPhone X, your face is now your password. Face ID is a secure new way to unlock, authenticate and pay. Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. Face ID is so secure you can use it with Apple Pay. And check out with just a glance.
iOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 12.1