2. iPhone X – “iPhone 10” (as in number 10), not “iPhone X” (as in letter ‘X’).
By the way:
Mac OS X is also Mac OS Ten (the #), not Mac OS X (the letter).
However, that OS has already been renamed to simply macOS, and personal names are assigned to its versions: Sierra, or High Sierra.
Perhaps, they should start giving beautiful names of animals, reserves and mountain ranges to iPhones too?
(Yeah, I’m joking).
3. For the first time the iPhone screen is bezel-less.
It wasn’t Apple which began the trend of reducing the bezels, but many people were waiting for it to join the club.
The screen of the iPhone X is inscribed in the front panel borders, especially nice and nice looking neat rounding near the corners.
The truth is:
Manufacturers measure each other with the percentage of the area occupied by the display…
… And based on the figures, iPhone X is not a leader.
But if you compare it with the iPhone 8/Plus, the question arises:
“Why?! Why do these senseless strips of plastic around the screen, if you can make it bezel-free?!”
4. A black notch on top of the screen.
The center of the top edge of the iPhone X screen is occupied by the front camera module and the face scanner.
On one hand:
The “bangs” look a bit strange, and positive iPhone X reviews can be the result of the Stockholm syndrome or simply the adoption of the inevitable.
After all iPhone X is the best of the iPhone (for now).
There are no options, so we will have to live with this and try to have fun. 🙂
Let’s face it:
The upper 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 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.
Whereas smartphone with “bangs” is the only one out there.
5. In the status line, there is even less (unnecessary?) information.
iOS, unlike Android, does not keep a million annoying notification icons in the status bar and does not allow third-party applications to enter this clean zone.
There are (were) only:
a network indicator and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
a headset charge indicator,
the operator’s name,
a battery icon,
and optional, a battery icon with the remaining power in percent.
Now with iPhone X subtract the operator, Bluetooth, headphones and battery percentages (see below).
With the latter, it is definitely not easy.
To estimate how long the iPhone X has to live, you need to go to the notification center and swipe to the right, and there will be information on the batteries of everything that is connected to the smartphone.
Not very convenient, but it disaccustoms to fill your head with all these numbers.
6. Most apps are not yet optimized for iPhone X.
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 too cute.
Most third-party software looks OK on the iPhone X, some programs have small problems due to the sticking of buttons at the very top to the edge of the display, so it’s hard to get them to work.
In general, on my iPhone, software updates are coming in everyday:
“Support for iPhone X” is among their improvements.
7. Samsung produced the screen for iPhone X, but it is configured better than in Samsung smartphones.
Samsung is the leading manufacturer of OLED-screens, so it is no wonder Apple went to the Koreans to get that display.
But if you compare the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8+, then the first wins at a screen setting.
In addition, iPhone X can produce brightness up to 694 nits, and S8+ is only capable of doing so of automatic mode under very bright light, and for a short while.
By the way, on the screen of iPhone X, the very PenTile is used (more precisely, here is Diamond Pixel) – a special configuration of sub-pixels of different colors, from which the points are added.
People are divided into two types: those who do not see the PenTile, and those who think they see it.
8. The iPhone X screen burns in, but you will not get to see it.
OLED-screens 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 in – the brightness of emitting dots, tiny organic light-emitting diodes decreases.
And sub-pixels 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 (which is a lot), and use it for a year, then the combined time will be 3650 hours.
A decrease in the brightness of the pixels becomes noticeable after tens of thousands of hours of operation.
Nevertheless, Apple released a memo “Me and my friend OLED-screen” with simple recommendations:
update operating system on time
use automatic brightness adjustment
don’t turn up the brightness to the maximum when it’s not necessary
don’t twist the brightness to the maximum when displaying a still image
In life, it’s not always possible to follow only the last point:
If a smartphone is used as a navigator in a car, then on the part of the screen for a long time the static part of the interface will be displayed.
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 body.
The diagonal of the iPhone X display is 5.8 inches, and the iPhone 8 Plus has “only” 5.5 inches.
Though the “X” has a slightly different aspect ratio, and its screen is narrower than that of “Plus”.
10. iPhone X is now doing just fine in the cold.
In the beginning, the screen would simply cease to respond to pressing if you were to go out into the cold.
Apple then recognized the problem and promised to fix it programmatically.
As a result, Apple released iOS 11.1.2, in which this bug was 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 is “blueish”.
This is true.
And this is a feature of OLED-screens.
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 make a screenshot, then it will not have a black notch, this area will be the same background as the “ears”.
14. There are only two colors, but both are excellent.
iPhone X is available in black and white colors (in our language), or in colors “space gray” and “silver” (n Apple language).
Black gets noticeably spotted, but in this version, the shiny side corners look more harmonious, and in general it 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 is black.
I think the red iPhone X PRODUCT(RED) would’ve been bomb.
15. No more hand-size “discrimination”.
There is no iPhone X Plus.
There is no big and small iPhone, as it was with models 6, 6s and 7, when girls (or men with small fingers) had to choose:
either the iPhone comfortably fits in your hand,
or a cool camera with a portrait mode.
Now only it’s one iPhone X.
The whole package.
16. Intuitive gestures instead of the Home button.
In all, the iPhone X has three buttons:
volume up, and,
To collapse the application, you need to swipe your finger from the bottom edge up.
To switch to another program – flip over the bottom edge.
Watch the video below to see exactly you use iPhone X, now that there is no Home button:
17. Gestures are more convenient than the Home button.
Unexpectedly, but yes.
Sometimes they even speed up the work.
Flipping the screen to another application is very convenient and fast.
About iPhone X Parts
18. iPhone X – the fastest smartphone in the world.
God knows how this works for Apple, but the guys again made the most powerful mobile processor.
Chip A11 Bionic outranks 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 amazingly convenient.
I don’t understand why the manufacturers of Android-smartphones give flagships the ability to charge without wires, and then they refuse it.
20. Supports fast charging with 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.
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