Apple iPhone X 256GB  +1 variation

price₹ 94,800 onwards

launchOct, 2017

88.4

excellence score

50.9

value for money score

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Design

  • Exquisite design and materials, in-line with the price of the phone - the iPhone X is a piece of desire
  • The steel construction is of a gorgeous surgical steel, up to the highest standards of industrial design
  • The back of the iPhone X is protected by ultra-hard glass (the same Corning custom blend that backs the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) with a smudge-resistant oleophobic coating on the outside - touching the smooth glass exterior and looking at the steel-and-copper-plate frame underneath, the iPhone X feels like a beautiful contradiction
  • You can of course opt for the significantly cheaper iPhone 8/Plus, but you'll lose the design and the screen on the iPhone X, which make for an experience in themselves
  • The metal rim can scuff without a case

Display

  • Measured diagonally, the iPhone X screen is the largest on any iPhone ever made, yet the device fits comfortably in your hand - thanks to the bezel-less display
  • And of course, there is no home button, just a stunning 5.8-inch screen that hugs the edge, reaching for the silver band that’s just millimeters away - the iPhone X is a looker
  • The display itself is simply gorgeous - in addition to being Apple’s first OLED display on a phone — the 5.8-inch screen is the highest-resolution smartphone display Apple has ever made - the 2436 x 1125 resolution screen has a whopping 458 pixels per inch - the iPhone X display also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), which means you see a greater contrast range and more colors than on non-HDR screens - this is simply the best iPhone display ever - you have never seen such bright, touchable colors or inky blacks on an iPhone handset, nor have you ever seen an iPhone screen hug the virtually bezel-less edge and corners of a device the way the iPhone X does

Software

  • The big change all this results in of course is the absence of the home button - we’ve been tapping, pinching, swiping, and gesturing on phones for a long time now - the iPhone X takes that strategy to its logical conclusion, relying on a combination of facial-recognition technology and gestures to engage with the iPhone in ways no one ever has before
  • One of the first results of that is a highly effective iPhone X unlocking routine, based on FaceID - unlike pressing and holding the home button, accessing the iPhone X feels like a single gesture - it is also super accurate and extremely difficult to fool
  • The other function of the home button - to get you to the iPhone home screen - is replaced by system-wide intuitive gestures - they will take a couple of days to get used to - but once you do, they are pretty seamless
  • Apple Pay and Siri also now live under the now substantially longer sleep/lock button - it takes a double press to access Apple Pay - pressing and holding down the side button activates Siri
  • With the new home-button-less interface, you will need to learn a new gesture based approach to navigation (although, in fairness, it is pretty intuitive, and shouldn't take more than a couple of days to learn)

Performance

  • The Apple iPhone X runs the exact same CPU as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - the A11 Bionic chip is super powerful and impressive with killer benchmark scores and significant, built-in AI power - expectedly, it runs silky smooth, and responsive, whatever you throw at it

Camera

  • Like the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X has a dual-camera system (one wide-angle lens and one 2x telephoto) on the rear camera (though it is interestingly turned 90 degrees to align with the long edge of the device, adding to the iPhone X's distinctive looks)
  • Among the current top crop of flagship phones - the Galaxy Note 8, the Pixel 2, and the iPhone X - it's a close contest for the best camera, but they are all really really good
  • Video recording performance is top-notch too, with excellent stabilisation
  • Low-light photography is excellent too - and again comparable to other top cameras like the Galaxy Note 8
  • The front camera takes things up another notch with "TrueDepth" - the same technology that helps with FaceID - unlocking some fascinating and often entertaining use cases
  • Firstly, the 7-megapixel camera is now a Selfie Portrait Mode camera - relying on TrueDepth to create the bokeh effect, even with a single front camera - given the right light, the results are truly impressive
  • The TrueDepth camera is also responsible for animojis - another of Apple's innovations - adorable animated heads that can move in sync with your mouth, head and facial expressions - Animojis tracked virtually every head turn, nod, wink, smile, eyebrow raise, and furrowed brow - and integrate seamlessly with iMessage
  • The TrueDepth camera will also take third-party apps to new places - Snapchat for instance is already developing new 3D skins that take advantage of the TrueDepth camera

Audio

  • Very good call quality
  • Best in class speakers

Battery

  • Very good battery life - comparable to the excellent iPhone 8 Plus - should comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Also supports wireless charging and works with any Qi-compatible charging base
  • Fast charging is supported too
  • Fast charging is supported but you will need to buy new accessories for that

More

  • On the whole, the camera performance is a little bit better than the already amazing iPhone 8 Plus camera, especially in low light - and comparable even to professional stand-alone cameras
  • On the whole, while there are similarities between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, but the way the iPhone X looks, feels and, most importantly, works, puts it on a different plane
  • The iPhone X changes everything - and takes you on a trip that is as refreshing as perhaps the very first iPhone was
  • All considered, this is right now the best smartphone (a lot of) money can buy - and if you find yourself on your phone more than you do on your computer, constantly staring down at it, then it might make sense to get the best one out there
  • While, mostly, new phones are iterative upgrades to last year’s model, this, the iPhone X, feels like the future - this is the closest to smartphone perfection Apple has ever got

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  1. The iPhone X excels in design and build, it has one of the best smartphone screens, unmatched performance, and top-notch camera experience....Apple did great in picking and packing the hardware for the iPhone X.
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  2. iPhone X is an overdue and winning evolution of the iPhone
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  3. The iPhone X is the most radical change to the iPhone formula ever, and despite some concerns, Apple has built a seriously impressive machine
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  4. The iPhone X is the first iPhone since that one that feels genuinely new and different
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  5. It's impossible to give a perfect score to something that costs this much - but this is the closest to smartphone perfection Apple has ever got.
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Apple iPhone X 256GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSApple iOS 11, Upgradeable to 12Expected update to next Apple iOS version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.8 inches
Screen Resolution1125x2436 pixels (~ 463 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • OLED
  • Super Retina HD Display
  • HDR Display
  • True Tone Display
  • Wide Colour Display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Support for Display of Multiple Languages and Characters Simultaneously
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Face ID
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor2.39 GHz, Hexa Core, A11 Bionic with Neural Engine and M11 Motion CoprocessorRanked #1 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUApple GPU
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2716 mAh
Battery Talktime21.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time: upto 12 hrs
  • Video Playback Time (wireless): upto 13 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time (wireless): upto 60 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight174 gm
Thickness7.7 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP)
  • Wide-angle: F/1.8 Aperture
  • Telephoto: F/2.8 Aperture
  • Dual Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 6P Lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Hybrid IR Filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels
  • Portrait Mode
  • Portrait Lightening
  • Optical Zoom
  • Live Photos with Stabilisation
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos
  • Improved Local Tone Mapping
  • Body and Face Detection
  • Exposure Control
  • Noise Reduction
  • Auto HDR for Photos
  • Auto Image Stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Geo-tagging
  • Full HD Video Rec. at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slow-motion Video: 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse Video with Stabilisation
  • Cinematic Video Stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous Autofocus Video
  • Take 8MP Still Photos while Rec. 4K Video
  • Playback zoom
Secondary Camera7.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Retina Flash
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting
  • Animoji
  • Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Body and Face Detection
  • Auto Image Stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure Control
  • Timer mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO + QZSS
CompassYes
TV OutYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreApple App Store
Water ResistantYes
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Wireless Charging (works with Qi chargers)
  • Siri
  • Fast Battery Charging: Upto 50% Charge in 30 mins
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 Content
  • AirPlay Mirroring
  • Photos and Video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video Mirroring and Video Out Support
  • Lightning Connector
  • WiFi Calling
  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Centre
  • Handoff
  • HomeKit
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Multitasking
  • Night Shift
  • Notification Centre
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music Memos

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