40 facts about the iPhone X

About prices

1. iPhone X - very expensive

In addition to the fact that the iPhone X in general is the most expensive iPhone in history, in Russia it also costs more than anywhere else in the world. Unless the Brazilians were less fortunate than ours. In Russia, a 64-gigabyte version costs 80 thousand rubles, and a 256 GB model - 92 thousand. It can be compared with the "original" prices: in the US, the smartphone is sold for $ 1,000 and $ 1,200 (58 and 71 thousand, respectively), except for the sales tax, which is usually small and in some states it is also zero.

 

About the title

2. iPhone X - "iPhone 10", not "Hayfon X"

By the way, Mac OS X is also Mac OS Tan, not Mac OS X. However, that OS has already been renamed to simply macOS, and the versions are assigned personal names: Sierra, or here's High Sierra. Perhaps, and Aphona will continue to give beautiful names of animals, reserves and mountain ranges?

 

About the screen

3. For the first time the iPhone screen is frameless

Not Apple began the trend of reducing the frames around the screen, but many people were waiting for it to join it. The screen of the iPhone X is inscribed in the front panel borders, especially nice and nice looking rounded corners near the corners (for this "Ten" even caught respect from our guru smartphones Eugene Kharitonov). Manufacturers measure each other with the percentage of the area occupied by the display, and in such figures, the iPhone X is not a leader. But if you compare it with the iPhone 8 / Plus, then the question arises: "Why ?! Why do these senseless strips of plastic around the screen, if you can just like that ?! "

 

4. Top on the screen - black notch

The center of the top edge of the iPhone X screen is occupied by the front camera module and the face scanner. Users of all kinds of Androids amuse themselves over the iPhone buyers: they say, they even cut a piece of the screen, but they are still pleased and even praised. On the one hand, the "bang" looks really strange, and positive estimates can be the result of the Stockholm syndrome or simply the adoption of the inevitable. Well, otherwise: iPhone X - the best of the iPhone. There are no options, so we will live with this and try to have fun. On the other hand, the top part of the screen in iOS is used only for a few indicators, so the loss is really small. Again, the boundaries of this notch (bangs, monobles) are neatly rounded. There is another version that with this design Apple returns the recognition to the iPhone in the crowd. All smartphones have become similar to each other. A smartphone with a bang - one.

6. Most of the applications are not ready for the "broom"

How the existing application will work on the iPhone X, depends on the diligence of the developer. In all built-in iOS programs, the interface elements are noticeably removed from the top edge, sometimes it's not very nice. Most third-party software looks on the iPhone X normally, some programs have small problems due to the sticking of buttons at the very top to the edge of the display, it's hard to get them to work. The wonders of all at first looked Telegram - he put his interface directly under the clock and the indicator in the "ears", but soon there was an update - someone found the strength to read the recommendations on the design from Apple. In general, on my iPhone, software updates are falling every day, among which are the "Support for iPhone X" among the innovations.

 

7. The screen iPhone X produces Samsung, but it is configured better than in smartphones Samsung

Samsung - the leading manufacturer of OLED-matrixes, it is no wonder that behind the display for "Ten" Apple went to the Koreans. But if you compare the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 +, then the first wins as a screen setting. In addition, on the "Ten" you can unscrew the brightness to 694 nits, and S8 + for this is only capable in automatic mode under very bright light, and not for long. By the way, on the screen of iPhone X, the "same" Pentile is used (more precisely, here is Diamond Pixel) - a special configuration of subpixels of different colors, from which the points are added. People are divided into two types: those who do not see the pentyle, and those who think they see.

8. The iPhone X screen burns out, but you will not get it

OLED-matrices have been used in smartphones for many years, and their features have long been known in comparison, for example, with IPS. Yes, OLED-screens burn out - the brightness of emitting dots, tiny organic light-emitting diodes decreases. And subpixels of different colors burn out at different speeds, the blue dots die faster than others. But the good news is that the speed of this degradation is so low that your smartphone (iPhone or any other device with OLED) will simply die or appear in the box before its screen fades. If you use a mobile phone 10 hours a day (this is a lot), then for a year the operating time will be 3650 hours. A decrease in the brightness of the pixels becomes noticeable after tens of thousands of hours of operation. But in general - yes, OLED-matrixes burn out. And the IPS-matrix burns backlight. Nothing is eternal.

 

9. iPhone X the size of the iPhone 8, and its screen is larger than that of the iPhone 8 Plus

 

Framelessness is not only beautiful, but also compact. Huge screen in a small casing. The diagonal of the iPhone X display is 5.8 inches, and the iPhone 8 Plus has "only" 5.5. "True, the" Ten "has a slightly different aspect ratio, and its screen is narrower than that of" Plus. "

 

10. On the frost, the iPhone X screen is no longer buggy

Apple released iOS 11.1.2, in which this bug is completely fixed. In just a week!

 

11. The screen does not flicker

Even at the minimum brightness. Even if you look with your side vision. No, the iPhone X screen does not flicker.

 

12. At an angle the screen "bluish"

This is true, and this is a feature of OLED-matrices. All of them at a significant angle change the shade to a colder one, than if you looked at the screen at a right angle.

 

13. There are no "bangs" in the screenshots

If you take a screenshot, then it will not have a black notch, this area will be flooded with the same background as the "ears".

About design

14. There are only two colors, but both are excellent

iPhone X is available in black and white colors (if in Russian), or in colors "gray space" and "silver" (if in Apple style). Black much more noticeably zalyapyvaetsya, but in this version, the shiny side faces look more harmonious, and in general the device looks more solid. White color is more practical if you carry a phone without a case. And with the case, they do not differ from each other at all - a thin frame around the screen on the front side of both versions - black. I really want the red iPhone X PRODUCT (RED) - it would be a bomb.

15. There will no longer be any discrimination in the size of the hands

There is no iPhone X Plus - there is no big and small iPhone, as it was with models 6, 6s and 7, when girls (well, or men with short fingers) had to choose: either comfortably and fits in your hand, or a cool camera with a portrait mode. Now only one iPhone X - in full forcemeat.

 

About management

16. Instead of the Home button, now screen gestures

In all, the iPhone X has three buttons: power, volume up and volume down. To collapse the application, you need to swipe your finger from the bottom edge up.

17. Gestures are more convenient than the Home button

Unexpectedly, but yes. Sometimes they even speed up the work - for example, flipping the screen to another application is very convenient and fast. And here to deduce "cards" of the started programs double pressing on Home faster, than to drag a finger from below upwards and to be late in the middle. I prefer to flip through this a few times.

 

About iron

18. iPhone X - the fastest smartphone in the world

God knows how this works for Apple, but the guys made the most powerful mobile processor themselves. Chip A11 Bionic breaks its main competitor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. MediaTek last week decided to withdraw from the upper segment, and the recent Huawei / HiSilicon Kirin 970 proved to be weaker than its competitors (the company justifies this with attention to artificial intelligence - it's supposed to level the gap of the chipper).

19. Supports wireless charging

It's terribly convenient. I do not understand why the manufacturers of Android-smartphones then give flagships support charging without wires, then they refuse it.

 

20. Supports fast charging on the wire, but you need an expensive adapter

Everything is exactly the same as with the iPhone 8. It can be charged very, very quickly with high current and high voltage, but you need a special charger - from a MacBook, with a USB-C port.

 

About Face ID

21. The front camera is larger than the camera

With some stretch, we can say that Apple has shoved a whole Kinect from the Xbox into the iPhone X. A set of sensors, including an infrared emitter and sensor, builds a three-dimensional head model of 30,000 pixels. Not a flat picture or even a picture in the invisible range for the eye, namely a three-dimensional view.

22. Face ID can really be fooled

Apple promises that an accidental person will be able to unlock your iPhone X with a probability of 1 to a million, but stipulates that the likelihood of errors for relatives and children is higher. We checked Face ID with two twins. Their parents are not sure that daughters are identical twins. Girls are very similar, but it's not so difficult to discern them. We scanned the smartphone face of one of the sisters and gave it to the second - the device was unlocked. The reverse experiment also gave a positive result.

 

23. Face ID is fast, but you need to look at it

Face recognition works very quickly. Lift the smartphone, pointing the screen at you, slide your finger from the bottom edge upwards - and at this time the magic has time to start and end, the lock on the display opens right under your finger. But! As an additional protection against unauthorized access, Face ID requires you to look at the screen while unlocking. If you are kidnapped and want to dig into your iPhone X, just do not look into it. Do not make faces, just pay attention to the study of the ceiling. Okay, this is a little -real, fortunately, script. But life, this protection steals a little time, literally a fraction of a second. And it also makes you distracted from the road, if you are driving. Yes, you can not use the phone while driving, but everyone does it.

 

24. Face ID works in the dark

I will repeat that Face ID uses not a photo, but a three-dimensional model, shot by an infrared scanner. It does not matter how dark the room is and how bright the screen is burning. iPhone X still sees the face.

 

25. All applications that worked with Touch ID, work with Face ID

When you first launch an application on your iPhone X that allows you to authenticate with a fingerprint via the Touch ID, the smartphone will prompt you to deceive it a little and switch to Face ID. The program can be old and do not know anything about scanning faces, everything takes on iOS. Ideally.

 

26. Safari does not fill the password field on the site until Face ID triggers.

Previously, the passwords remembered by the browser were automatically entered into the authorization fields on the sites. Convenient, but not completely safe. On the iPhone X this substitution of account data from the "Keychain" occurs on the fly, but only if the smartphone is in the hands of its owner.

 

27. You can not score two faces for Face ID

In Touch ID it was convenient that in the smartphone it is possible to write down some fingers - not only the, but also, for example the wife (husband). Or the nose. There was even a lifhak: in order to speed up unlocking, write down one finger a few times, so the Touch ID is faster. Face ID remembers only one person. Probably, this is due to the resource-relatedness of face recognition: the processor can not touch several faces to compare with what looks to the camera.

 

28. Face ID is more convenient than Touch ID

I used the iPhone X for three weeks, and before 2 years I put my finger on the iPhone 6s button, and I can confidently say: Face ID is more convenient. Perhaps, face recognition works a little slower. But the Touch ID worked very poorly with wet or dirty fingers, I had to wipe them on my pants, and still the smartphone often did not recognize the pattern on the cushion. And my face is always very dry and clean, with him there are no such problems.

 

29. Applications do not have access to a face image

Paranoidov I will hasten to calm: all this exact card of the person with the detailed information on each morshchinke and mimic muscle which can tell about you so much, is inaccessible to third-party applications. In general, the impression of the Face ID is stored in a secure "enclave" (this is the term of Apple itself) and is not even loaded into the cloud.

About the repair

30. Replacement of the screen is very expensive

 

Replace the screen in the official service center costs about $ 500. Third-party repairers, who usually have difficulty accessing spare parts for new models, estimate the replacement of the display at about $ 740.

 

31. Replacing the rear window - not

The Moscow authorized service centers we interviewed do not even have a paid replacement of the back panel. But there is another option ...

 

32. You can replace your smartphone with a new one

It costs $ 870 - about half the price of a new one. In this case, you need to remove the "Find iPhone" protection (it can be done from another device tied to the same Apple ID), and the damage should not be (quote) "catastrophic". The employee of the service center could not give a full definition of catastrophic damage, but called the sign: the details should not fall off.

 

33. The global warranty on the iPhone X has nuances - exactly the same as with the previous models. In Russia, you can repair smartphones bought in Russia, Europe, some countries of the Middle East and Asia - model A1901. The North American A1865 and the Japanese A1902 will have to be repaired for money. By the way, buying an iPhone X in Russia is not only a minus in the form of a high price, but also a significant plus: the second year of warranty. The distribution of models for specific countries can be found on the Apple website.

About the cameras

34. The main camera is one of the best

DXOMark - one of the most authoritative sites about the camera in any manifestation - put the iPhone X in second place after Google Pixel 2, assigning 97 points out of 100. And its camera is even better than the iPhone 8 Plus: also 12 megapixels, also optical and digital stabilization, also a twofold optical and tenfold digital zoom, also a video recording of 4K at 60 frames per second, but in the "Tens" diaphragm f / 2.4 versus f / 2.8 in "Eight".

 

35. Self-camera is able to make portraits with scenic light, and it's beautiful

Portraits in the iPhone - this is a special mode in which smart algorithms and a neural network are highlighted in the image of a person, and the background is blurred. The result is a picture, like on a mirror with a very wide diaphragm. The portrait mode was already on the iPhone 7 Plus (but not the iPhone 7). In the iPhone 8 Plus, he was supplemented with scenic light - the face is highlighted from different sides, or, on the contrary, everything is plunged into darkness. Both Apple and other smartphone makers are using dual cameras to get the camera information on the volume. The exception is Google Pixel 2, this device relies only on the strength of artificial intelligence. The front camera iPhone X also can do portraits, working in tandem with a 3D scanner.

 

36. The camera bulges, but there is one way

The camera module protrudes from the case of the Aiphons still from the 6/6 Plus model, now the borders have become coarser, clinging. But above, I already wrote, how much will it cost to repair or replace the iPhone X, so my advice is: wear the phone in the case. In it, the camera does not bulge.

 

37. About the camera, we'll talk

Instead of describing the camera of the iPhone X, we compare its photographic capabilities in other flagships: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

About Animodzi

38. iPhone X allows you to turn into a talking turd (and you'll like it)

iPhone X is able to impose a three-dimensional model of the face on emoji: you are grimacing before the smartphone, and on the screen the piglet repeats all the movements of the face. Or the chicken. Or the poo. Come on, for the sake of the last, and all was started! In total there are 12 animated emoji in the gallery, and the maximum duration of the message is 10 seconds.

 

39. Maybe animoji could work on the iPhone 8. But no.

The fact is that if you close something with an opaque infrared camera of a 3D scanner, which is only for iPhone X, the animoji continues to work without any apparent deterioration in quality. The users have a version that the smartphone still uses the exact face map stored in Face ID, but ... No, even if the Face ID profile failed, the animoji work. Apple, are you cunning?

However, if you look at the iPhone X through a camera that does not filter the infrared radiation (we used LG G6), you can see that the projector of the control points is really working at that time. Nobody, except for Apple itself, knows what is happening in the "brains" of the iPhone, but we can assume that the smartphone actually uses a volume camera if possible, and if it does not work out, it costs a normal picture.

 

40. Animoji can be sent to anyone, not only in iMessage and not only for those who have an iPhone X

Here everything is slightly tricky. You can create animoji in the pre-installed application for iMessage. But after sending such a message, you can save it to the gallery as a video and send it via any channel: at least in WhatsApp, even on VKontakte, though, sorry, through Viber. To whom should I first send the speaking shit? For example, yourself.

Apple iPhone X Review

  • Total superiority

The future of smartphones has already come. The new boundless Apple iPhone X - the embodiment of unprecedented productivity and innovative features. Absolute protection of your personal data thanks to Face Face recognition system. Completely reinterpreted design. The case is made of brand new glass, protected from water and dust according to IP67. Enhanced dual camera, taking out the quality of photo and video shooting to new heights. Apple iPhone X - your total superiority in terms of uncompromising modernity.

  • Unlimited OLED-display
  • To see the world in an entirely new perspective

The display occupies the entire face of the iPhone X, allowing you to completely dissolve into what is happening on the screen. Thanks to the new 5.8-inch Super Retina display, made on technology OLED, your opinion about the quality of the image will change dramatically. The screen supports a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels - admire the details that you might have previously missed. Ideal color reproduction under any lighting conditions is provided by True Tone technology and HDR support.

  • The design is rethought

The elegant flagship, made of brand new glass and reinforced with a stainless steel frame, blurs the boundaries between reality and the virtual world. Multi-stage color application process, perfectly verified faces, dust and moisture protection standard IP67 - choose the best that modernity can offer. You can purchase an innovative iPhone X in two colors: black and silver.

  • Face ID
  • New security standard.

Evaluate the benefits of the new Face ID recognition system, which includes an infrared camera, a point projector and an IR emitter. The TrueDepth camera system projects tens of thousands of elusive points on the face, creating its unique map. The data is sent to the Secure Enclave module, where it subsequently checks for compliance. Just look at the smartphone to unlock and confirm Internet payments. Intuitive and easy gestures instead of mechanical pressing - just swipe your finger across the screen to return to the desktop.

  • Intelligent Processor
  • The most powerful iPhone ever created for the iPhone

The unprecedented speed of the iPhone X is provided by the 6-core A11 Bionic processor. Its performance increased by 25%, and energy efficiency - by 70% compared to the previous version. Apple's graphics processor is 30% faster. Thanks to the use of neural networks, the new iPhone more quickly copes with complex tasks and saves battery power when superpower is not needed.

  • Advanced Dual Camera
  • Open the world of photography again

The 12 MP double camera has received enlarged and faster sensors, which allow to achieve perfect quality of photos in any scenario of use - a sunny day and starry night, outdoors and indoors. Make expressive photos in portrait mode and use proprietary settings to achieve the effect of studio light. Both sensors are equipped with optical image stabilization - forget about the effect of "smearing" during the shooting of video clips. The camera records 4K video at a rate of 60 frames per second. It is possible to shoot slow motion video with a resolution of 1080p and a frequency of 240 frames / second.

  • TrueDepth camera
  • Expressive and clear shots

As in the studio Selfie, made in the "Portrait" mode, now look as if a professional photographer has worked on them. Surprise your subscribers with expressive photos with a perfectly blurred background. Thanks to special light effects, you can create real photo masterpieces. The TrueDepth camera will completely change your ideas about communication. Create Animoji - animated emoji based on your emotions.

  • Wireless charger
  • Ideal for the modern world

Apple's advanced technologies are embodied in the new iPhone X, which fits perfectly into the wireless world. The flagship does not need a charging cable - it's enough to put the mobile device on the proprietary AirPower station or use any other with the support of the Qi standard. Charge the new iPhone in hotels, airports, cafes and cars, enjoying absolute comfort.