In pre-order since the 27th, the iPhone X will be officially released in the United States and other countries this Friday (3). But Apple was conveniently careful to cede some units to specialised vehicles so reviews could fuel even higher expectations.
Just like the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X has Bionic A11 processor, 64 GB or 256 GB of internal space and IP67 certificate, for example. But the similarities do not go much further. The 5.8-inch screen that occupies almost the entire front and features like Face ID promise unique experiences. Will it be? Let’s take a look at what the first analysis says.
The screen is sensational.
It’s the first time Apple puts an OLED panel on the iPhone. In The Verge, Nilay Patel points out that this type of screen favours the creation of thinner smartphones, on the other hand, leaves the component more susceptible to inconsistencies (such as affects the Pixel 2 XL ).
But the fear of serious trouble soon passes. Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch and Patel clarify that the iPhone X panel was manufactured by Samsung (Pixel 2 XL uses an LG display) based on parameters determined by Apple itself. Overall, the screen delivers excellent results thanks to high brightness, excellent contrast, vibrant colours and excellent sharpness. Both agree that True Tone technology does an excellent job at adjusting the color temperature automatically.
Nicole Nguyen of BuzzFeed makes a similar speech. She points out that OLED panels have the most notable characteristics of brightness and contrast levels, and points out that thanks to these details, the iPhone X can be more interesting than other Apple devices in reading texts, playing video or simply on the screen when there is direct sunlight.
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The problem is that “fringe” at the top. I mean, it’s not a problem in the strict sense, but you may need some time to get used to it. First, because many applications have not yet been upgraded (such as Google Maps, Slack, and Spotify), in many cases black bars appear at the top and bottom edges. It’s a contradiction: the screen itself has more use of space, but many applications do not.
In contrast, apps already upgraded to the new format can provide a good experience, though that depends a lot on the way the adaptation was made. Instagram’s stories, for example, do not fill the entire screen; Netflix has worked harder to exploit, although it is still possible to notice dark bands.
In general, it is a matter of time for strangers to “get the fringe” to get used to it. Panzarino points out that with a few days of use, the nuisance will pass. It’s always like this, right?
Show your face.
There is no space left in front of the iPhone X for the start button that has characterised the line for years. Consequently, there is no room for the fingerprint reader. Only instead of throwing the component back, Apple put Face ID in place. As soon as the appeal was revealed, everyone became suspicious.
This is the type of resource that requires several weeks to be evaluated under the most different circumstances. No one has had enough time to spend enough time with the iPhone X. But the initial impressions are positive, though not free from caveats.
In The Verge, Nilay Patel states that Face ID works well because it basically does a mapping of thousands of tiny dots that make up your face. This is not a simple image capture, therefore. Because of this, the technology ends up providing some flexibility: you can unlock even if you have glasses or a bandage on your face, for example.
In her BuzzFeed review, Nicole Nguyen reports an unusual situation: she was stung by a mosquito close to her eye the day before she went to Apple’s headquarters to remove the iPhone X. As a result, she ended up configuring Face ID with her face swollen Nguyen thought he would have to do another scan after the swelling subsided. It was not necessary.
But you may be surprised at some things, at least in the early days. Patel reports that in certain environments, you’ll have to adjust the distance of the iPhone X relative to your face for identification to work – Apple recommends something between 25 and 50 centimetres. In addition, some inconsistencies may arise when there are variations in brightness.
Nguyen noticed that when you’re out of glasses, the Face ID (in the default setting) requires you to look directly at the screen during unlocking without undoing. In addition, the ID may fail if you make certain movements, such as yawning. But they are details, not necessarily problems.
Camera slightly better than the iPhone 8 Plus
The dual camera of the iPhone 8 Plus have pleased. In the first impressions, the camera of the iPhone X also, because both are very similar: the two have 12 megapixels, there are basically some differences in the lenses.
Here’s the effect: In good lighting conditions, you can barely notice any differences between the two models’ cameras, including saturation, which seems to be stronger in the new generation. At TechCrunch, Matthew Panzarino comments that the OLED screen of the iPhone X can make the photos appear to have even more colour intensity and contrast, but in practice, there is little variation compared to the iPhone 8 Plus camera.
Still, according to Panzarino, differences are more noticeable in adverse conditions. The stabilization feature, for example, will help you make more interesting shots when there is less light in the environment. But again, only with more tests will we know all the details of the iPhone X in the question photography.
Do you know a novelty that was highly praised in the reviews? Surprisingly, animojis, those animated emoji that have earned up memes during the presentation of the iPhone X. Not only is it something that can yield great moments of fun, but because it has so much technology behind it.
Panzarino highlights the way the front camera can precisely map the face and, with the combination of masks and effects that follow physical patterns, create truly fun experiences.
As far as performance goes, no one was really drawn to that simply because the Aion Bionic is a sensational processor that takes care of everything – and also because everyone needs more time to analyse.
Nicole Nguyen apparently managed to stay with the iPhone X for a longer time and, well, she points out that the battery can stand a day away from the socket with moderate use. More than that is difficult. Not surprising, right?
Anyway, the initial impressions put the iPhone X as an incredible smartphone. Patel, for example, ranks the model as the “best iPhone ever made.” But you do not have to run to get one. None of the new features are indispensable. It’s as if the iPhone X is paving the way for a new and promising phase. Maybe the successor models can be considered unmissable.
It is worth saying that, in Brazil, the iPhone X has no date to arrive, maybe in December. But official prices have already been revealed :
64 GB: R $ 6,999;
256 GB: $ 7,799.
This is a guest post by Anshumaan. Anshumaan Vishnu is a social media enthusiast and passionate blogger. He blogs at Dropout Dudes