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Immensely amusing Animoji characters in messages

"One of my favorite features of the iPhone X is the ability to record and send animated Animoji (3D emojis) that mirror your facial expressions and.."

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Camera

75% user satisfaction score (12 votes)
Pros
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The 'Scenes' feature is one of my favorite videos features of the iPhone X that works for the front-facing camera. It uses the TrueDepth camera system that can identify the person in the scene and replace the background with a completely new scene, as well as stylize the entire video at the same...

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Hardware-optimized noise reduction

Noise reduction is not supported by the hardware not just software so you get much better looking low light shots with lots of sharp details and much less digital noise.

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I was blown away by the iPhone X image quality after viewing the first official camera samples. It's hard to judge the sharpness because those are scaled down camera samples, but we can clearly see that the dynamic range and color saturation are really impressive. Based on the chosen shots, it seems...

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The iPhone X comes with a larger sensor size (for the rear camera) compared to the iPhone 7. The exact sensor size isn't listed on the official website, but some suggest that the iPhone X comes with a 1/2.0-inch format sensor. I think people just try to calculate the size based on the size of the...

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The iPhone X features 12MP dual-camera setup, one camera features an f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens and the a second f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens. This makes the iPhone X more versatile for photography. I compare it to carrying a DSLR camera with two interchangeable prime lenses, what I used to do...

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Six-element lens for better optical performance

The iPhone X rear cameras use six-element lens for better optical performance, means less distortions and better sharpness.

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Features slow-mo video recording

The fast processor of the iPhone X allows Full HD slow-mo video recording at 120 fps and 240 fps.

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Dual OIS

The iPhone X features an optical image stabilization (OIS) for both the wide-angle and the telephoto zoom lens, making sure your photos and videos at sharp and help improve low-light performance.

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Slow front camera aperture lens

The front camera features a relatively slow f/2.2 aperture lens compared to the competition, which obviously will impair its low-light capabilities.

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Aperture not as fast as the competition

We've already seen phones like the LG V30 with f/1.6 aperture lens camera and many with f/1.7 ones, so it's disappointing to see the iPhone 10 camera, at least, not matching that.

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f2.4 lens for the telephoto camera

The second telephoto lens of the iPhone X rear camera has a relatively slow f/2.4 aperture lens. Just in comparison, the wide-angle has an f/1.8 aperture. This means that the low light performance will suffer because of this, although the OIS should compensate to some degree.

Performance & Hardware

75% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Apple's A11 Bionic chip has already passed through GeekBench 4 benchmark test and achieved remarkably high results and beating its competitors the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5 by a large margin. The iPhnoe X achieved 10,069 score in the multi-core benchmark test (Note8: 6784). The iPhone X...

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Very powerful processor

The iPhone X features Apple's most powerful processor to date, the A11 Bionic that supports the phones neural engine for face recognition and sets the grounds fo its advanced machine learning algorithms and other advanced features.

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Very secure face authentication

The Face ID is more secure than the touch ID for accessing your phone with 1:1,000,000 compared to 1:50,000 for random person can access the phone.

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Does the iPhone X have TouchID? The short answer is no, it does not. The iPhone X has no TouchID. Apple removed it in order to remove the bottom bezel. Instead, Apple put a FaceID feature that suppose to serve as a good alternative to the TouchID feature. Apple also mentioned that the FaceID is even...

Display

85.7% user satisfaction score (8 votes)
Pros
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High 82.9% screen-to-body ratio

The Apple iPhone 10 has a 82.9% screen-to-body ratio, considerably higher than the iPhone 8 that has a 65.6% screen-to-body ratio. This means that most of the front side is consumed by the large display, rather than other (probably) unnecessary hardware party.

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Highest pixel density for an iPhone to date

The iPhone X boasts 458 pixels per inch pixel density, which is the highest pixel density for an iPhone to date. This means super sharp visuals and even better VR experience using compatible VR headsets.

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Large display for better viewing experience

The iPhone X comes with a large 5.8-inch display which elevates the viewing experience and makes every experience like like watching videos, viewing photos and browsing the web look and feel better.

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Dolby Vision and Dolby HDR10 for better viewing experience

The iPhone 10 supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10, the best standards for making your photos and video content look great and superb for watching movies captured using one of these standards..

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Gorgeous edge-to-edge display

This is the first iPhone to come with an edge-to-edge display that looks really gorgeous. Great to see Apple following the latest trend.

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Brand new Super Retina Display

This is Apple's best display, that supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, 1:1,000,000 contrast ratio, great color accuracy, 3D touch and tone display.

Cons
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Significantly lower screen brightness compared to the competition

The iPhone X screen maxed out at 625 nits brightness, compared to the Galaxy S8 that maxed out at 1,240 nits. There is definitely room for improvement here, hopefully in the next iPhone. You want higher brightness for better outdoor visibility.

Design

52.9% user satisfaction score (17 votes)
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Cleaner back look with less text

The back of the iPhone X looks cleaner than the last year's iPhones with just the word iPhone and Apple logo at the back and that's it, no unnecessary text.

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The iPhone X looks completely different than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Now it might seem strange to you, but many people do want their new iPhone to look different. Why you ask? because they want other people to gaze at their latest iPhone and this will make them feel great. They are the ones...

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One of the most amazing design aspects of the iPhone X is its size. It might not get to you the first time you see it, but in fact, the iPhone X is significantly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus. Now listen to this: the iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch display and the iPhone 7 Plus features a smaller...

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Very good ergonomic design

The edges of the iPhone 10 aren't sharp but folded, which feels very comfortable to hold the phone in the hands. This is especially important when using the phone for a long period of time.

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Glass blends seamlessly with the metal frame

It's beautiful to see how the front glass blends with the metal frame. Something that is done really poorly in many phones is done so perfectly on the iPhone X, a great attention to fine details.

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Slim phone

It's not the slimmest smartphone out there, but the iPhone X is still a very slim and elegant phone nonetheless..

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Sapphire crystal lens cover

The rear camera has a sapphire crystal lens cover to protect the rear camera's lens from scratches.

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IP67 water and dust protection

The iPhone X comes with splash, water and dust resistant. 6 means complete protection against contact and 7 means that the phone can be submerged up to 1m in water for up to 30 minutes without being damaged.

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Stunning all-glass front and back

The all-glass front and back looks amazing. It gives the phone its unique premium and sophisticated look and feel. This is also the more durable glass use on an iPhone to-date.

Cons
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Water-resistance lower than the competition

The iPhone 10 has IP67 rating, whether phones like the Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8/S8+/S8 Active, LG G6 and others come with IP68 rating. This means they can be used in higher depth up to 1.5m compared to IPx7 which is limited to up to 1m. So lesser water protection for the iPhone X.

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All-glass body is prone to break

The iPhone X is made of glass instead of metal to make the wireless charging work, but it's still glass and it more prone to break compared to aluminum. The being said, Apple did mention that it's the strongest glass on any smartphone. I'm sure some will put it to a test.

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The iPhone X isn't as bezel-less as the other edge-to-edge full-screen smartphones out there. Based on the schematics that I've seen online prior of the iPhone X announcement, the bezels measure 4mm (source). Of course you now don't need that exact measurement, you can just look at the iPhone X...

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One of the worst things about the iPhone X is that ugly cutout at the top of the screen. That cut out areas accumodated many of the iPhone X sensors, including the infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone, front camera and dot projector. The...

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Limited color options

I was expecting more cool colors, but the iPhone X, at least as of the time of writing, comes only in Space Gray and Silver colors. Hope more colors will come soon.

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Camera protrude quite a bit

I don't really like the protrusion of the camera at the back, makes the back much less streamlined.

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Awkward front camera and sensor placement

The front part of the screen is cutout to include the front camera and other sensors of the iPhone X, but it really make the front look really awkward..

Audio

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
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Stereo speakers for more immersive audio experience

The iPhone X comes with dual speakers, one on each side, which leads to a more immersive audio experience, whether you are playing videogames, watching a movie or listening to music.

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I'm still troubled by the fact that the iPhone X lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and I am forced to use an adapter to use my headphones. I do leave with the idea that we'll never going to see this connector in future iPhones as well. There are two main reasons why I personally would have preferred...

Software/Apps

100% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
Pros
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One of the most noticeable features of the iPhone X is its compatibility with ARKit. The iPhone X like other iPhones and iPads with A10 and newer chips, can run apps developed using ARKit, Apple's Augmented Reality framework. This framework allows developer to create AR experiences, including...

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Pre-installed iOS 11

The iPhone X comes with iOS 11 pre-installed straight out of the box. This phone is optimized for this OS and you don't need to make an update, just enjoy all the great features of this latest OS straight out of the box.

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One of my favorite features of the iPhone X is the ability to record and send animated Animoji (3D emojis) that mirror your facial expressions and voice. This is an ingenious idea, and I think this is one of the reasons why Apple was so proud of it and gave so much attention to it. Let me tell you,...

Cons

Connectivity

25% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
Pros
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Supports the latest Bluetooth 5.0 specifications

The new iPhone X supports Bluetooth 5.0, which is compatible with previous versions, but consume less power, has longer range and higher data transfer speed.

Cons
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No Gigabit LTE support

The iPhone X does not support Gigabit LTE, which is the latest and fastest wireless network. The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note8, LG V30 and HTC U11 among others do support it.

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No Band 71 support

The iPhone X lacks support for T-Mobile's 600MHz network / Band 71. I'm sure many iPhone X customers would be really disappointed because of this.

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Proprietary connector

The iPhone X has a proprietary connector and doesn't come with USB-C like many of the latest phones nowadays, this is one of the iPhone X demerits.

Usability
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
Pros
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No support for dual-window multitasking

Dual-window Multitasking is a nice feature that helps you become more productive, as you can work on two apps at the same time. The iPhone X lacks this.

Battery

50% user satisfaction score (6 votes)
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Supports fast-charging

The iPhone X supports fast battery charging, which can charge the battery up to 50% charge in 30 minutes.

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Wireless charging support

Due to the type of glass, the iPhone 8 now capable of Qi wireless charging, so you can charge your phone by just placing it on the wireless charging plate.

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Battery lass 2 hours more than iPhone 7

Apple has improved the battery life of the iPhone X, not it lasts two hours more than the iPhone 7!

Cons
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The iPhone X comes with the 5 watts USB power adapter, which allows you to charge the phone in slow speed, not that fast speed that the iPhone X is capable of. To take advantage of the fast-charging capability of the iPhone X (or iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for that matter), you'll need to purchase...

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With Samsung's devices, you have support for both Qi and PMA wireless charging, whether the iPhone X only supports Qi wireless charging protocol. Qi and PMA are the most widely supported wireless charging standards.The good thing about having support for both PMA and Qi is that you don't need to...

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No removable battery

For me not having a replaceable battery for the iPhone X is a deal breaker. A superb multimedia device like this will consume lots of batteries, which means lots of charges and battery will lose its strength relatively fast. Paying for a replacement battery will cost a lot.

Other

25% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
Pros
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One of the main benefits of owning an iPhone in general and iPhone X in particular is that it comes with great hardware and software that will be supported for years to come. When you buy an iPhone you know that it will benefit you in the future. You know that you are going to get frequent updates,...

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The new iPhone X, Apple's most advanced iPhone ever made lacks innovative features that will really make it stand out from the competition . With all the best and whistles in the launch event, I was left very disappointed. As we know Apple throughout the years, it was always innovating, coming up...

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Slows down other models

This new so called iPhone X model is just slowing down the other models, so Apple can sell more of its iPhone X premium smartphone for a higher price. We've already seen that the iPhone 8 and 8+ really don't innovate a lot, while the iPhone X is, in a way.

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Very high price

The iPhone 10 carries a premium price of $999, a premium price, but you obviously get a premium phone with very advanced features, still, it's a very expensive smartphone.