After months of anticipation and speculation, Apple finally released the iPhone X, and from what we have seen so far, it was definitely worth the wait.
The first thing that stands out when you see the new iPhone is the design change, which is the most significant design change the company has made so far.
The home button, which iPhone users have been using since the first model, has been done away with, meaning the iPhone X doesn’t use Touch ID anymore. With the Touch ID gone, the phone now has a nearly all-screen design, which will take some getting used to.
In place of the Touch ID, Apple added the new Face ID, which means instead of unlocking your iPhone with your fingerprint, you now have to unlock it with your face, which seems pretty cool at first.
However, upon using the new Face ID, some might prefer Apple going back to the Touch ID because the Face ID slows down the process of unlocking your phone, and sometimes, it doesn’t even work at all.
When Apple first introduced the Touch ID, there were a few glitches, but they were able to sort them out in the subsequent releases, so I expect the same to happen with the Face ID.
Now that we have dealt with the biggest issue people have with the phone, it’s time to take a look at some of the things that work. The iPhone X comes with the extremely fast six-core A11 Bionic processor, and is also water resistant.
The phone also comes with two rear cameras, which are even better than the cameras in the iPhone 8 Plus, which have been called the best smartphone cameras. The iPhone X can also be wirelessly charged, and comes with the glass-backed design that enables it.
Like the previous edition, the iPhone X doesn’t have a headset jack, but that shouldn’t be a big deal for people that have the iPhone 8 because they are used to not having one by now.
When it came to the drop test, the iPhone X didn’t perform very well and the screen cracked after a small drop. Because of this, it is highly recommended that you not only buy a case to protect the phone, you should also consider getting insurance or a third-party warranty, like AppleCare Plus, to save yourself some money if the screen ever cracks.
With the hefty price tag that comes with the phone, you definitely don’t want to pay the manufacturer’s price if anything happens to the phone.
With a 5.8 display screen, the iPhone X has the biggest display, even bigger than the 5.5 inch screen the iPhone 8 Plus comes with.
The price tag may scare a few people off, but after using this phone for a few weeks, I can honestly say it is the best iPhone ever made, and definitely the best smartphone available right now.