The iPhone X release date, price and features guide

The Apple’s 10th anniversary edition iPhone x was finally launched yesterday- Nov 3 and pre-orders opened on Firday 27 October. It’s now being delivered to the earliest and luckiest pre-orderers, and is theoretically available to buy in shops (supply is very limited, Please stand in que at the earliest).

You can place an Order for the iPhone X from here: Order iPhone X

iPhone X

iPhone X design

Instead of the aluminium casing used in last year’s iPhone 7, the new iPhone X has an all-glass enclosure and is available in Silver or Space Grey. It’s waterproof and dust-resistant just like other iPhones. It has an IP 67 rating, which means the phone can be 1m (about 3.3 feet) under water for 30 minutes, according to Apple’s tests.

iphone x waterproof

iPhone X will have expansive 5.8 inch edge-edge screen but the size is actually smaller than plus sized iPhone. If we have a look at iPhone X dimensions, it has shorter height of 5.65 inches and smaller width of 2.79 inches. It weighs lighter 174 grams.

iPhone x features

No More Home button

You won’t find a physical home button on the iPhone X, or any home button at all. Apple’s all-screen design doesn’t have room for it or the fingerprint sensor. Having no home button and Touch ID sensor is going to be the biggest change that long-time Apple users will have to get used to the new iPhone controls.

iOS 11 has been redesigned to replace to Home button’s functions. You’ll now raise to wake the iPhone X, or tap the display. And to go back to the Home screen, you just swipe up from the bottom. Swiping up and pausing before letting go will open the multitasking screen, and pressing and holding the side button will launch Siri (as will saying Hey, Siri as usual).

Face ID

To unlock the iPhone X, you can use the new Face ID feature. Apple has promised that it’ll just work, but when Apple’s Craig Federighi tried it in the live demo he had to go to his backup iPhone X because the first one didn’t recognise his face properly. Whoops! The backup iPhone X worked brilliantly, though, and it sounds like Apple has used some serious tech to make sure that Face ID doesn’t recognise photos or masks.

iPhone x FaceID

Apple says that Face ID is much easier and safer, with a one in a million chance of someone being able to access your phone, rather than one in 50,000 for the Touch ID. However, Apple has since made the recommendation that children under the age of 13 shouldn’t use Face ID as their faces are still developing and “distinct facial features may not have fully developed”. Apple also warned that a brother or sister – and obviously an identical twin – may be able to unlock your phone.

People who cover their face, such as a burkas, niqab or balaclava wearer, also won’t be able to use Face ID, although if you have a beard, hat or glasses Face ID should still work.

Face ID means that there’s no need for the Touch ID fingerprint sensor – which is a good thing as there isn’t one. Everything that Touch ID did is now done by Face ID, including Apple Pay and access to secure apps.

iPhone X specs

The iPhone X sports the A11 Bionic chip, which has six cores and is the most powerful chip yet in a smartphone, according to Apple.

It works with the Apple-designed GPU, which has three cores and is capable of powering AR at 60fps, as well as enabling new machine learning and 3D games.

it’s set to be available with storage of 64GB or 256GB, but there’s no microSD card slot (as with all of Apple’s iPhones) so you’ll need to choose wisely when you buy.

iPhone X dual-lens camera

iPhone X Dual camera

Rear camera of iPhone X having dual lens set-up, with both lenses 12MP and both offer optical image stabilization. One has an aperture of f/1.8, and the other f/2.4. It’s paired with a new quad LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync, which is designed to offer a more natural light.

On the front of iPhone X is the 7MP TrueDepth camera that Apple has developed for FaceID but will also help to capture great selfies.The TrueDepth camera is made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator for advanced face mapping.

Wireless charging

The iPhone X can charge wirelessly, and Apple has made a new charging mat which has room for the Apple Watch Series 3 and your AirPods, too. Apple calls this charging mat AirPower, and it’ll be launching in 2018. If you don’t want Apple’s charging mat, others that work with Qi will be compatible with the iPhone X.

air power

iPhone X battery life

Apple gave us a big headline at the iPhone X launch: it will last two hours longer than the standard-sized iPhone 7. It’ll amount to all-day battery life, depending on usage. You can easily pare down battery consumption with low-power mode in iOS 11 to have it last even longer.

Apple hasn’t said the actual size of the battery, but according to TENAA (a Chinese regulatory agency) it has a 2,716mAh one – that’s bigger than the 2,691mAh iPhone 8 Plus, but not by much.

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