iPhone X is the most advanced iPhone from Apple. With a treasure trove of features completely new to the iPhone lineup, he rightfully deserves the title of an innovative leader.
With a lot of talk about new features and exciting new items on board, you can easily get lost in all the improvements that Tim Cook, Craig Federigi and Phillip Schiller demonstrated on stage. Therefore, we suggest in order to get acquainted with the main innovations of the device.
Return to the sources: metal and glass in the case
Apple returned to the basics with the design of the iPhone X … in theory. Just like the iPhone 4 a few years ago, the new brilliant smartphone comes in a glass case with an aluminum frame. But on this majority of similarities ends. The glass underwent a 7-layer staining, the purpose of which was to highlight the colors of the body. In addition, the glass itself was reinforced with an internal steel and copper frame, which is said to make it the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone. We believe that many people will want to make a test for the fall of this phone for $ 999 as soon as possible.
With an exceptionally high screen to front panel ratio of 81.23%, the iPhone X is in line with other frameless smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30, the Essential Phone and the exotic Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. Despite its large 5, The 8-inch screen, the iPhone X is not much larger than the usual iPhone 8/7 / 6s / 6, which is an achievement.
The “home” button with the fingerprint scanner went into oblivion, and for its disappearance there were quite valid reasons. iPhone X is now fully controlled by gestures, allowing you to unlock the smartphone and perform other actions without using the buttons. To return to the main screen, it’s enough to swipe from the bottom up.
iPhone got a larger and faster 12-megapixel rear camera sensor, accompanied by a new color filter, as well as enlarged pixels. An additional telephoto camera also received an optical stabilization system for the first time after such an option appeared in the Galaxy Note 8. The main wide-angle camera has aperture F / 1.8, whereas the telephoto lens has a F / 2.4 aperture.
Also, improvements have been made to the ISP (image processor), which is able to detect elements in the scene that you are about to capture. It also provides quick pixel processing, wide color capture, faster autofocus and better HDR photos.
What does this mean for the average user? Most likely, the improved quality of photos and video from the camera, as well as an increase in the level of convenience, thanks to new additions to the application for the camera. With 4K video at up to 60 frames per second and ultra-low 240 FPS Slow-Mo at 1080p, the iPhone X doubles the cinematography capabilities of previous Apple iPhone, making the novelty a noticeable and quite expensive device for beginner videographers who want to easily capture cinematic shots while traveling .
Updated portrait mode
In portrait mode, the “portrait lighting” function allows you to artificially change the lighting of the image that you made, even after you captured it. This function uses algorithms for determining the depth of the image provided by the A11 Bionic chipset. She intelligently “cuts out” the face of the subject and, manipulating the lighting, emulates stage lighting, contour lighting, and other modes. There are also many new filters that you can use to create your own content.
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
Meet the A11 Bionic, the new six-core Apple chipset, which is set to promote the iPhone X (and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) to invisible performance heights. With four energy-efficient processor cores and two high-performance cores, it is said to be 70% faster than the A10 chip inside the iPhone 7. We can not wait to check it and see if it’s true. This improved performance is exactly what Face ID allows you to do your magic.
The lack of a physical “home” button and a fingerprint fingerprint reader, TouchID, prompted engineers to implement in iPhone X a completely new biometric system, called FaceID. Using a combination of sensors from the front, it creates a face depth map using more than 30,000 points on the face. Possessing a low level of errors, FaceID promises to be more accurate than the TouchID ever was. You can also use it with Apple Pay.
Better than Retina – only Super Retina
5.8-inch (although Apple does not deny that the useful area is slightly smaller) OLED-display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, wide color coverage in accordance with the P3 standard, high resolution 2436?1125 pixels, contrast ratio 1,000,000: 1 and HDR? It sounds very tempting and promising.
Loud stereo speakers
iPhone X also received a pair of stereo speakers, as in last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But the producer worked on the sound component and increased the maximum volume by 25%. This is very good when it comes to consuming content, and not to miss a call in a noisy place will help.
New features in AR
The functions of augmented reality are not exclusive to the iPhone X, but they should be mentioned. Augmented reality is going to capture the world by storm when iOS 11 arrives. Thanks to this, things like animated emoji, colloquially called “animoji” and a bunch of interesting applications and games, are likely to quickly fill the App Store.
Using Bluetooth of the newest generation, the iPhone X is capable of transmitting data twice as fast as devices with Bluetooth 4.2 support, and from long distances, which is unequivocally great news, no matter how you look at it. It remains to wait for the mass appearance of accessories that work with this standard.
Cordless charging Qi
You can easily charge your iPhone X with a wireless charger that is compatible with the Qi standard. Apple is configured to work with several manufacturers of Qi chargers to promote their accessories in the Apple Store and makes them available to the general public. A special charging pad for Apple AirPower is scheduled for early 2018. It can be used to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
At last it happened. Now you can get 50% of the battery capacity in about 30 minutes of charging, which means that you no longer have to wait several hours for your mobile device to fill up with new forces.