Review: Apple iPhone X

X-tremely impressive iPhone

Apple is back on the throne with the first iPhone in years that feels revolutionary.

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Facial recognition that actually works. Brilliant display and excellent camera. Great to use without the home button.
Very pricey.
Specifications

Operating system: IOS 11

Screen: 5.8” OLED 2436 x 1125 (458 ppi)

Processor: 2,5 GHz hexacore Apple A11 Bionic

Memory: 3 GB / 64 or 256 GB

Camera: 2 x 12 Mp F1.8/2.4 OIS + 7 Mp F2.2

Wireless: 4G LTE, Wifi ac, BT 5.0, (NFC)

Dimensions/Weight: 144 x 71 x 7.7 mm/174 grams

Battery: 2716 MAh, 21 h call time

Website: apple.no

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Apple iPhone X

For several years, iPhone models have come that have certainly been better than the previous year’s model – they have been a little faster, had a slightly better camera and a little better screen. But it’s a long time since one said, “Wow, why hasn’t anyone done this before?” But now, an iPhone has arrived that doesn’t look or works like other mobiles phones — iPhone X.

For the first time, Apple has taken the step from an IPS panel to OLED. However, it does not imply that the display is exactly similar to Samsung’s. It has more controlled colours, partly because of True Tone, and a brightness that actually works in sunlight. The FaceID feature replaces the fingerprint reader. One registers a 3D model of the face by drawing a circle with one’s nose. After that, your phone unlocks as soon as you hold it up to your face. And it works every time, even if you put on a hat, or take off your glasses. It even worked in a bumpy car during nighttime darkness. Very impressive.

Camera

Looking only at the numbers, one may think that it’s the same cameras as in iPhone 7. But Apple has been working on quality instead. iPhone X has a new and faster sensor with less light leakage between the sensor points. New filters to improve colour rendition. And that the image processing is taken care of by the new processors. The result is more frames per second when filming, better compensation for shaky hands and faster autofocus.

http://www.lydogbilde.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/iPhoneX-Camera-Close_PR-PRINT_33287-655x452.jpg Telephoto lens and natural colour characterise iPhone X pictures.

 

One noticed at once that the processor analyses the subject better and adjusts all parameters. Both in facing light and in situations of great light variations, where HDR comes into its own, one gets significantly better results. Colours are more saturated, but without being exaggerated. And in poor light there is less noise, but with details preserved as well as with more natural colours. The telephoto lens has gained both a brighter optic than iPhone 8 Plus and finally image stabilisation. This allows for both sharper images at long distances, and that one gets brighter and sharper images are given in low-light conditions, even when using the telephoto lens.

http://www.lydogbilde.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/view_tele_iphone_x_33433-655x491.jpg (Photo: Manufacturer)

 

Conclusion

The reason that Apple is not always first on the field with new features is because they do not release anything until it works 100 percent. Others have tried with facial recognition that works sometimes, Apple’s works always. Others have removed the home button and replaced it with virtual buttons. Apple finds gestures that work better. With iPhone X, Apple has made an uncompromising futuristic mobile that triumphs where others stumble. But it is expensive to be on top.

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Top quality at low price

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No headphone jack. Smooth back. Pictures taken in the dark are not in top of the class.

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The new king of cameras

Huawei shoots wells, sweeping aside the competition.

The absolute best camera on a phone to date. Super fast facial recognition, very good battery, hug and beautiful display.
No SD card slot. Greasy and slippery back. No wireless charging.

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