Is The New iPhone X Worth $2K?

iPhone X - Ania Klaudia Kats

โ†ง I N F O โ†ง Watch my full iPhone X unboxing in 4K, read my post unboxing review, and check out my suggested links at the bottom of this post๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Unboxing the iPhone X

*Notice* Prior to filming I had not watched the Apple event ๐Ÿ, or read any iPhone X reviews, features or specs ๐Ÿ’ป. This is a completely fresh reaction to the iPhone X and discovery ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ  of its' features. Be sure to read the post-unboxing review below to see how much my opinion changed after a few hours with the iPhone X๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป.

iPhone X Review

iPhone X vs. iPhone 7 Plus ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Compared to my iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X is definitely a step up!...I guess ๐Ÿค“... The overall size ๐Ÿ“  and weight โš–๏ธ  of the iPhone were decreased, while the display actually became larger๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. #Innovation๐Ÿ•ฏ  #BTWThatsSarcasm

Height: iPhone X = 143.6 mm, iPhone 7 Plus = 158.2 mm ๐Ÿ™„

Width: iPhone X = 70.9 mm, iPhone 7 Plus = 77.9 mm ๐Ÿ™„

Depth: iPhone X = 7.7 mm, iPhone 7 Plus = 7.3 mm ๐Ÿ™„

Weight: iPhone X = 174 grams, iPhone 7 Plus = 188 grams ๐Ÿ™„

Display: iPhone X = 5.8" Super Retina HD, iPhone 7 Plus = 5.5 Retina HD ๐Ÿ™„

Boring?

Agreed. The major innovation in this phone isn't anything to do with these specs. It's all about the next few features belowโ˜๐Ÿป.

Animojis

Everyone know's how big of a fan I am of emoji's ๐Ÿค“ (just check out my first ever YouTube video, and have a good laugh!๐Ÿ™Š). So I'm sure you can guess my favourite thing about the new iPhone X: animojis!

Apple has put the 3D mapping technology ๐ŸŽ› in the front facing camera to amazing use, by allowing me ๐Ÿฆ„ to send voice messages to friends giving them a real-time view of my dog ๐Ÿถ, monkey ๐Ÿ’, fox ๐ŸฆŠ, unicorn ๐Ÿฆ„, or panda ๐Ÿผ self.

Wouldn't you love to receive a message like this from me? Completely worth it, right?!...

iPhone X Camera ๐Ÿ“ธ 

So, at first glance, I was absolutely blown away by the camera and new portrait, studio lighting, and selfie options ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿป in the iPhone X (see my reaction in the iPhone X Unboxing and Review video starting at 8:56).

Apple has definitely succeeded in making a phone that allows just about anyone take a great portrait photo, even of themselves ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ.

My criticism? After playing around with it some more, I started to feel like I was just using my iPhone 7 Plus with an updated software, because the same problems came into play:

  1. If you don't have studio lighting set up๐Ÿ’ก, or place your object with a good amount of natural light โ˜€๏ธ on it, the image quality will really be poor, pixelated, ๐Ÿ‘Ž and forget about using the portrait modes which blur out or black-out the background.
  2. If the background is too similar in colour to your focus object, or if there are other objects near your focus object, forget the portrait modes. The software will have a hard time ๐Ÿ™… figuring out what you want to have blurred out, and you'll end up with a pretty silly looking photo, like this one ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ:
iPhone X - Portrait Fail - Ania Klaudia Kats

iPhone X Facial Recognition

Alright, this works extremely well, and I am still absolutely crazy about how great it is. High five, Apple ๐Ÿค!

I thought it would be weird to operate a smartphone without a home button, but Apple definitely got all the gestures and features right ๐Ÿค› to make the switch easy and natural.

Now when I unlock my iPhone 7 Plus I'msecretly cursing how long and inconvenient it is to have to hold my thumb to be scanned (and rejected 80% of the time because of hand cream or cold hands from the weatherโ˜ƒ๏ธ, or a drop of water๐Ÿ’ง).

Final thoughts

What are my final thoughts after getting to play with the new iPhone X a bit, and testing out the camera? It's definitely impressive, and I wouldn't mind upgrading my own iPhone 7 Plus to it, but is it worth the steep price tag?

I'm not entirely convinced.

I think there is still a ways to go with the camera in the phone because the portraits don't come out all that clear if you don't have the right set up of lighting and distance and colour to the background.

I will definitely be checking out what competitors are releasing in the coming months to see how they stack up to the iPhone X *cough* Samsung *cough*Maybe this apple product girl will switch over... But probably not! ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐Ÿ”ฎBefore You Buy

If you're waiting for your iPhone X to be shipped, or considering buying, be sure to buy these two items that will protect your beautiful purchase without adding too much bulk:

  1. Tempered glass iPhone X screen protector: http://amzn.to/2hScTfx
  2. Soft clear jelly iPhone X silicone protective case: http://amzn.to/2yfZxzP
  3. Wireless charger for iPhone X: http://amzn.to/2ymW2Ye

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