Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Will the iPhone X be your next companion?

When Apple announced their new flagship with much fanfare, almost everyone who is anyone had something to say about the new iPhone X

Powered by a Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) CPU processor with 3 GB RAM, the device has a 64/256 GB internal storage and 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1125 x , 458 ppi) display.

It comes power packed with features never before seen in an iPhone device, with wireless charging and face recognition unlock feature, amongst others.
Some may say that iPhone X features are not entirely new, but while that may be so, there are still others out there that swears by Apple products. After all, once an Apple user, always an Apple user.

With the ever changing trends in technology, everyone’s requirements of what they want in a mobile device is constantly changing. Everyone wants something different and each device offers a different user experience.

What are my first thoughts on the iPhone X?

I had a look at the device when the iPhone X dropped in Malaysia last week, and my first impression is that the device has a very plasticky back frame. Apparently, it’s to support the wireless charging function, but that frame itself brought down the quality look and feel of the device (for me at least).

The Camera lenses are also vertically arranged, compared to horizontal arrangements like most mobiles. Its primary lens is 12MP, with a 7MP secondary lens.

They’ve done away completely with the home button, and it is now bezel-free which gives more space for the screen. The removal of the home button gives way for gestures, so if you’ve been relying on home buttons to take you directly back to home screen, get ready to make some changes if you decide to get an iPhone X.

To get back to home screen within an app, users will need to swipe up from the bottom of the phone. I’ve tried this, and it takes a while to get right, and once you get the hang of it. It is pretty easy to accomplish. Switching between apps will require you to swipe left or right at the bottom of the screen, but I find that this gesture is a little harder to get used to, considering it always confuses my intention whenever I want to scroll to the left within the same app.

What’s important for me would be the battery life, and with a non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery, I’m a bit concerned that this won’t last a full day. But of course having said that, le bb’s iPhone has a much considerably small mAh battery capacity compared to mine, but his phone has a standby time that can match mine, so I would say it’s fairly efficient?

Is the iPhone X something you would consider?

If you’re an Apple user, I would say that perhaps this is the phone you have been waiting for, but as I pointed out above, a lot of it depends on what you actually want in a phone. If you’re a person who appreciates the finer details in life (read: screen vibrance and details), then you should check it out. But if you’re someone who prefers using the home button as opposed to gestures, then maybe not so much.

iPhone X Malaysia’s price tag is RM 5,149 (64GB) dan RM5,899 (256GB), effectively making it the most expensive iPhone in Malaysian history. However, having said that, it also features their very first Super Retina Display (basically an OLED Display) and according to Low Yat, this HDR display is the most colour-accurate it’s made.

The device comes in two different colorways: Silver and Space Gray.

Will you get it? Let me know what you think!

Til the next time, stay beautiful!


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