The best iPhone Apple has ever made. This is the iPhone X, released on the 10 year anniversary of the original iPhone, you’ll be struggling to find anyone that genuinely doesn’t like or want it. It’s beautifully designed, extremely powerfully, packed to the rim with tech and the OLED display is stunning to say the least. The latest smartphone from Apple brings much change to the device we’ve been used to for so long, so let’s see what’s what.
Starting with the design; Apple haven’t applied any major change to the design of the iPhone since the iP 6, but with the X plenty has changed. As you can see in the huge amount of pictures, it does not look like previous generation iPhones, it looks futuristic, simplistic and stunning. It is slightly slimmer than the 8 Plus, but slightly taller than the iPhone 8/7/6 – it is the best balance you’ll find, and the best feeling device you’ll hold. And considering it has a large 5.8 inch screen (iPhone 8 has a 4.7”), you couldn’t ask for anything more from this design. As we saw with the iP 8 (and Plus), Apple has applied a glass rear here too with stainless steel sides – a welcome change. However, as the device has been out for a while we can see long term use without cases have resulted in the stainless steel and glass rear to be prone to scratches and minor kinks, but nothing is indestructible after all – and if you’re paying this much for the iPhone X you should be wrapping it in a case anyway.
The screen is easily the first thing anyone looks at on the iPhone X, because for the first time since it’s released there is no home button. As we continually see with Apple (previously ridding of the headphone jack) they are innovating as much as they can, in every area. Since they removed the Home Button, they have pushed the display to the edges – and the result is as expected superb. Now there is also no Touch ID, Apple have also for the first time introduced Face ID, all the components for this and the front camera are found in the ‘notch’ at the top of the screen. Everyone will have heard of Face ID by now, but just to reiterate, it is by far the best security mechanism/software to be found on any smartphone available so far. It is faultless.
The next big change to be found is the screen, which is for the first time now OLED – switching from LCD. Many other big smartphone manufacturers have already been using OLED for a while, so it’s again a smart move. The OLED screen is brilliant, and benefits from Apple’s True Tone, which alters the screen temperature depending on your surrounding environment – reducing blue shifts on the screen. It is by far the best screen Apple has used so far.
The iPhone X is by far the best all round smartphone, albeit in the pricier hierarchy of smartphones.
- Screen – 5.8” Super Retina HD Display with True Tone feature
- 3GB RAM
- 12-Megapixel f/1.8 wide-angle with f/2.4 Telephoto
- 8-Megapixel front camera
- Wireless and Fast Charge capable
- Water, dust and splash resistant