Apple started to sell the most expensive and high tech phone, the iPhone X in the past days. We have heard and told a lot about this phone and it is time for listening from someone who used to have iPhone 7 Plus.
The screen is incredibly beautiful
It is obviously easier to read as if a layer is missing. The difference of the OLED screen is visible. The readability is much higher compared to iPhone 7 Plus. The colors are quite lively and the resolution is higher. Ghosting can occur when you scroll at a certain speed because the text is OLED. But, it does not bother much. Considering the benefits of being a brighter, more vibrant, integrated phone screen, I do not think this is a very big problem.
Camera does not show much improvement
I cannot say iPhone X is much better than the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s nice to have a 1080p 240fps slo-mo video. When it comes to 4k 60fps, it has been a disappointment. Probably because of it’s low bitrate, it’s certainly a low quality than expected.
Yes, the resolution is 4k, Yes it is 60fps, but in bitrate and dynamic range, I guess (I have not confirmed) chroma subsampling at 4: 2: 0. Briefly, do not get very excited when you see the 4k 60fps, as it has a format that will not be used in everyday life. Portrait mode lights of the front camera is interesting but not so special. I am sure third party developers will do better. Especially the stage lighting that darkened the backdrop was a failure when ever I tried it. I’m sure it will evolve over time, but it now deserves its beta position. If you’re shooting lots of photos and especially 4k videos, do not buy a 64GB model, definitely get a 256GB. (there is no 128 model)
Face ID is excellent
Face ID works perfectly and smoothly. I have not had the slightest problem. It does not only work from remote and different angles, but I can say it works 100% successfully when considering normal handset usage. Briefly: this is it. Unlike what is written on the Internet, it’s fast. The contents of the notifications do not appear when someone else reads it, it says ‘new notification’, but it turns out to be real content as you look. The light is on as long as you are looking at the screen while reading something, but if you start not to look at it, it will close the screen after a while. These little details in the background make the face ID even more beautiful.
Long story short: if you have money, get it. You will not regret.