Yesterday, Apple revealed its three brand new smartphones; iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus at an event in Cupertino, Calif. The most awaited phones have wireless charging and the advanced unlocking feature that uses facial recognition software. Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its mobile devices with these advanced phones, featuring the radical redesign and newer technology. Let’s have a look at some of the exciting features of these 3 brand new smartphone:
iPhone X (10) will be shipped on Nov 3 and priced at $999 – the most expensive iPhone model ever. It has come up with the newer screen technology which is known as OLED, which is lighter, thinner, and brighter. The 5.8-inch OLED is claimed to have better color accuracy and contrast than its past models. With this launch, Apple has also ditched the physical home button which has been a signature feature of the iPhones. So now, it has an edge-to-edge display which takes up the entire face by eliminating the borders around the screen. The home button is replaced by the facial recognition software which is called Face ID. It will be used to unlock the phone, authenticate Apple Pay and customize the new animoji.
With the $999 model, Apple entered into a new and extended level of pricing. The iPhone X will cost $200 more than the iPhone 8 Plus and $300 more than the iPhone 8. While this price is too expensive for most people, Apple claimed to define a new era of the smartphone with iPhone X. “The device will set the path for the next decade because Apple would likely come up with some of the iPhone X’s most striking features, including wireless battery charging, infrared facial recognition, and advanced camera effects.” – Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive.
- Too expensive
- Lack of Iris Scanner (Samsung Galaxy S8 has Iris scanner)
- The display cut at the top doesn’t look good
The iPhone 8 Plus is the first ever phone from Apple to come up with a glass back which is claimed to be the most durable glass in a smartphone category. Apple didn’t reveal what glass shield it uses. It will be available in three colors silver, space gray, and gold. The design language of iPhone 8 Plus is very similar to 7 Plus except for the glass back. The phone doesn’t have the headphone jack, but it doesn’t look thinner than 7 Plus. The new phone consists A11 Bionic chipset which runs 25% faster than the A10 in the iPhone 7 Plus. Though, Apple hasn’t revealed how much RAM will be used in the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 Plus will be available in two variants 64GB or 256GB storage. With the 5.5-inch display, The iPhone 8 consists dual 12MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. The camera output has almost similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, but it has a few upgrades. All these new phones now have optical image stabilization.
- Lack of exciting features (while comparing to 7 Plus)
- No available Iris Scanner
The iPhone 8 is quite similar to iPhone 7S but has small upgrade to the feature and upgraded hardware. It also has the A11 Bionic chip inside which make it faster than 7S. With the 4.7-inch display, iPhone 8 is Full HD and having AR capability. The iPhone 8 series also came up with upgraded stereo speakers, which are claimed to have 25% louder and deliver deeper bass. With iPhone 8, you get the Apple’s tried-and-tested 12MP rear camera, so nothing is new. But, it is surprisingly capable of taking good pictures.
- Similar design
- No dual camera,
- No Portrait Mode
Quick Comparison between iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus and 7 Plus
|iPhone X||iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone 7 Plus|
|OS||iOS 11||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|5.8-inch; 2436×1125 pixels||4.7-inch; 1334×750 pixels||5.5-inch; 1920×1080 pixels|
5.5-inch; 1920×1080 pixels
|Memory||64/256GB, 3GB RAM||64/256 GB, 2GB RAM||64/256GB, 3GB RAM|
32/128/256GB, 3GB RAM
|Vertical 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras;|
7MP front-facing camera
|12MP rear camera;|
7MP front-facing camera
|Vertical 12MP rear camera;|
7MP front-facing camera
Dual 12MP rear camera;
|Lasts up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7||1960 mAh battery||2900 mAh battery;|
2900 mAh battery;
|wireless charging||wireless charging||wireless charging||wired charging|
|Price||64GB: $999||64GB: $699||64GB: $799|
Should You Buy iPhone X in 2017/2018?
Apple hits the occasion with the launch of its iPhone X. Though, the iPhone has improved a lot since its inception. The iPhone X is ready to compete with its opponent companies Samsung, HTC, and LG. All these companies have come up with their latest phones that can compete with the iPhone X in terms of power, features, and design. We’ve listed the iPhone X against some amazing smartphone smartphones out there:
APPLE iPHONE X
|GALAXY S8||LG V30|
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches
|5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches||5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches|
6.06 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches
174g (6.14 ounces)
|155g (5.47 ounces)||158g (5.57 ounces)|
169g (5.96 ounces)
|5.8 inches (147.32mm)||5.8 inches (147.32mm)||6.0 inches|
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
|Screen resolution||2,436 x 1,125 (458ppi)||2,960 x 1,440 (570ppi)||2,880 x 1,440 (537ppi)|
2,560 x 1,440 (534ppi)
|Super Retina OLED||Quad HD+ AMOLED||Quad HD+ Full Vision P-OLED||Quad HD Super LCD 5|
|Battery||Up to 21 hours talk time||3,000mAh||3,300mAh|
|64 / 256 GB||64GB||64GB|
64 / 128GB
|7MP TrueDepth, f/2.2||8MP||5MP, f/2.2|
|4K at 60fps||4K||4K|
Now, you can better decide what should be your next phone in 2017 or 2018. Before making any decision, it’s vital to compare all those above mentioned features and pricing.
Users’ reaction to the new iPhones will have a significant impact on the company’s profits and stock price. Right now, critics are predicting the slow uptake of these brand-new phones due to their high price and production delays. But if they turn out to be a surprising achievement, like the iPhone 6 Plus and 7 Plus, the Apple’s revenue and stock price could grow.