iPhone X’s First, Basic Hands On Review At Apple Campus Promises Seamless Face ID Performance & Brilliant Display

Ramish Zafar

Now that the iPhone X is out, it's time to take a look at what the device looks like in real life. Honestly speaking, the smartphone is a big hit only due to a handful of features. Namely Face ID and an amazing edge to edge Super Retina HD display. While the latter is common throughout the Android world, Apple takes the ball away with Face ID. Facial recognition on a smartphone is unparalleled and the iPhone X plays well to this advantage. That being said, let's take a look at what the device looks like in the flesh.

The Apple iPhone X First Impressions - A Handful Of Beautiful OLED And Highly Responsive Face ID

Days prior to yesterday's event, it became common knowledge that the iPhone X will feature facial recognition. Rumors of the feature were floating around for quite a while and along with them a disconcerting thought, i.e 'Will Face ID be as reliable as Touch ID?'. The latter is integrated throughout Apple's ecosystem primarily because it's so simple and easy to use. A touch and voila, your phone/tablet/notebook unlocks.

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Now, folks over at Slashgear and Engadget provide imortant details. According to their initial impressions, Face ID isn't very slow. Using the feature is as easy as simply looking at your iPhone when it's lying down on the table. However, while on paper the iPhone X stands out due to Super Retina HD and Face ID, real life is a completely different story.


The smartphone is beautifully designed, blending smooth elegance with a simple approach - Apple's trademark. The display accentuates iPhone X's aesthetics. As Chris Davies from Slashgear puts it, "You’re too busy marveling at Apple’s OLED screen, really. We’re used to bright, color-rich panels from OLED technology but the iPhone X takes it to another level, text and graphics looking like they’re embedded into the toughened glass that protects the phone front and back. It’s pleasingly smear and lag-free, even in fast-paced augmented reality games, too."

Still, if you ask us, color reproduction is the iPhone X's tertiary strength. Face ID comes second. What's first then? It's the size. Say what you want, but bigger form factors are too clunky and difficult to hold. They end up negating the benefits offered by more screen estate. The iPhone X, like its design, solves the problem beautifully. Instead of making the device bigger, Apple increased the screen size. Now we're wondering whether those rumors of a two-pieced, L-shaped motherboard were true. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

News Sources: Engadget, Slashgear

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