We have always imagined an iPhone made of only a screen. An object so involving that makes you immerse in what you see. And so clever that he can respond to your touch, a word, even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision becomes reality. And the future can start.
SCREEN AND DISPLAY
On iPhone X the absolute protagonist is the screen: a brand new 5.8 “Super Retina display, perfect in the palm of the hand and beautiful for the eyes
The screen is built with new methods and technologies that allow the display to perfectly follow the curves of the phone up to the elegant rounded corners.
The first OLED display at the height of the iPhone, with faithful colors and spectacular, absolute blacks, a contrast of 1,000,000: 1 and great brightness.
- Super Retina HD
- 5.8 “all-screen multi-touch OLED (diagonal)
- HDR display
- 2436 × 1125 pixels at 458 ppi
- Contrast (typical) 1,000,000: 1
- True Tone display
- Wide color range display (P3)
- 3D Touch
- Maximum brightness (typical) 625 cd / m2
- Impression-free oleophobic coating
- Supports simultaneous display of multiple languages and character sets
A very small space contains some of the most sophisticated technologies we have ever developed, starting from the lenses and sensors that make Face ID recognition possible.
- Height: 143.6 mm
- Width: 70.9 mm
- Thickness: 7.7 mm
- Weight: 174 grams
What’s in the box:
- iPhone X
- Charger 5W
- Lightning cable
- Lightning headphones
- Lightning-Jack adapter
- User Manual
Contrary to other times where I speak of numbers, specific tests and more, I simply want to tell you about my experience with iPhone X in recent weeks, as I see it much more useful and personal than an insignificant list of numbers.
Let’s immediately discover this long-awaited iPhone X:
Certainly a very interesting aesthetic, even if, to tell the truth, I changed my mind.
Initially, the vertical camera was just a punch in my eyes, I did not like it at all. With time, slowly, I began to fall in love with all the design of the iPhone, starting from the finish (which I already loved) to then get to the Notch and the camera.
Surely the choice to insert materials such as polished aluminum on the edge (which attracts many fingerprints and scratches) and glass in the back (which attracts even more fingertips) is excellent at the aesthetic level but, it is practically a bad idea.
Recommended use of a cover
CHARGING and BATTERY
Excellent battery life as it normally allows us to get to the end of the day with a remaining 10/15% or even 35/40% depending on our use.
However in the end everything is much improved even in the previous 7 Plus.
As for the recharge I can say that with the right accessories we can recharge it partially or totally in absurd times, in fact with the charger of my MacBook USB-C and the appropriate USB-C / Lightning cable I managed to charge 50% in little more than half an hour and this is fabulous considering that allows us to get home with the phone draining and time to take a shower and we are ready for the evening.
This iPhone integrates (as well as the 8 and 8 Plus) Wireless charging and this does not displease at all because it allows us to conveniently place our iPhone on an IQ basis, without having to connect any cable to our iPhone (after drinking a little, surely this method prevents us from damaging the shiny body when we try to connect the Lightning).
iOS 11 runs great on iPhone X (you say, of course it is its basic operating system) although many apps, however, are not yet optimized for iPhone X and then you come to check the same problem that was created with iPhone 5 at the exit, that is when we launch an app instead of being Full Screen is cropped to the size of an iPhone 8, about 0.5cm at the top and 0.5cm at the bottom.
In addition to this I can say that with iOS 11 was also introduced the ability to configure a new iPhone from one of our old iDevice, thus avoiding to waste too much time to redo the iCloud log-in, to re-enter the passwords of Wi-Fi and other.
Surely the OLED Display makes the difference with the other iPhones, both in terms of definition and the various colors.
After a while, I noticed that:
The blacks are beautiful deep, as only the OLED Display have, and the various colors that, even according to the inclination of our device do not vary much.
The whites unfortunately, as they say is typical of OLED, but tend to vary in color and go to tend on blue / blue depending on the inclination.
The display is NOT 4K, but has excellent resolution, perfect for Film (also in HDR) and more.
Perfect Face ID almost always, as it is always very precise and accurate. Obviously it will not always be unlocked on the first try, but soon our device will be Unlocked (of course it is to be considered that this technology was introduced recently, same situation in 2013 with the first Touch ID on iPhone 5S).
I have performed several tests, both with me and with some friends and relatives. Polarized sunglasses and not (to tell the truth I was afraid that with my RayBan P does not work while it works great), eyeglasses, sunglasses mirror, hat, scarves (obviously not covering the face), …
Everything works perfectly both in the sun and at night, so SUPER APPROVED.
PS: For all those who say that Touch ID is better, I can guarantee you that this unlocking technology is often more convenient
Honestly I expected it to be much more invasive than it really is, that is almost 0.
During use in springboard and in the app (mail, social, …) not at all boredom, the only “boredom” that can give is while watching a movie or playing as a mini-part is cut (nothing serious ).
GESTURE and FEATURES
The Animoji definitely not the news of the year, in fact I often find myself without iPhone as everyone wants to try. These brand new Animoji work very well and recognize a good 80% of the movements of our face
As for the iPhone’s own gestures, I can say that:
The swipe up to get out of the app, I think it’s the most comfortable
The extended swipe to access multitasking is not very convenient as it takes a few seconds. The fact that we have to keep the screen pressed to close the app is not that I like it very much to be honest
Swipe right and left on the virtual Home button to switch between apps is quite convenient, sometimes much more convenient than multitasking
The swipe from the top to the bottom right allows us to pull down the curtain of the commands to which normally (on the other iPhone) it was accessed through a swipe from the bottom up
Well, it’s definitely a matter of habit, but come on, you get used to it very easily.
Excellent camera that, this time did not disappoint at all.
Apple is now attached to 12Mp and then also on this iPhone we find a dual camera like that, with an aperture of f / 1.8 and f / 2.4 that allows us to take great pictures in low light conditions.
Also excellent front camera that, only in this model of the iPhone, allows you to shoot in Portrait mode.
Is it worth € 1200/1300? Well certainly not, but considering the materials, the software, the features and the features that it integrates, I can say that it is not so wrong to opt for a product like that.