Is The New iPhone X Worth $2K?
↧ I N F O ↧ Watch my full iPhone X unboxing in 4K, read my post unboxing review, and check out my suggested links at the bottom of this post👌🏼
Unboxing the iPhone X
*Notice* Prior to filming I had not watched the Apple event 🍏, or read any iPhone X reviews, features or specs 💻. This is a completely fresh reaction to the iPhone X and discovery 🕵️♀️ 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 X👩💻.
iPhone X Review
iPhone X vs. iPhone 7 Plus 📱
Compared to my iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X is definitely a step up!...I guess 🤓... The overall size 📏 and weight ⚖️ of the iPhone were decreased, while the display actually became larger👍🏻. #Innovation🕯 #BTWThatsSarcasm
Height: iPhone X = 143.6 mm, iPhone 7 Plus = 158.2 mm 🙄
Width: iPhone X = 70.9 mm, iPhone 7 Plus = 77.9 mm 🙄
Depth: iPhone X = 7.7 mm, iPhone 7 Plus = 7.3 mm 🙄
Weight: iPhone X = 174 grams, iPhone 7 Plus = 188 grams 🙄
Display: iPhone X = 5.8" Super Retina HD, iPhone 7 Plus = 5.5 Retina HD 🙄
Agreed. The major innovation in this phone isn't anything to do with these specs. It's all about the next few features below☝🏻.
Everyone know's how big of a fan I am of emoji's 🤓 (just check out my first ever YouTube video, and have a good laugh!🙊). So I'm sure you can guess my favourite thing about the new iPhone X: animojis!
Apple has put the 3D mapping technology 🎛 in the front facing camera to amazing use, by allowing me 🦄 to send voice messages to friends giving them a real-time view of my dog 🐶, monkey 🐒, fox 🦊, unicorn 🦄, or panda 🐼 self.
Wouldn't you love to receive a message like this from me? Completely worth it, right?!...
iPhone X Camera 📸
So, at first glance, I was absolutely blown away by the camera and new portrait, studio lighting, and selfie options 🤳🏻 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 💁🏼.
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:
- If you don't have studio lighting set up💡, or place your object with a good amount of natural light ☀️ on it, the image quality will really be poor, pixelated, 👎 and forget about using the portrait modes which blur out or black-out the background.
- 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 🙅 figuring out what you want to have blurred out, and you'll end up with a pretty silly looking photo, like this one 🤦♀️:
iPhone X Facial Recognition
Alright, this works extremely well, and I am still absolutely crazy about how great it is. High five, Apple 🤝!
I thought it would be weird to operate a smartphone without a home button, but Apple definitely got all the gestures and features right 🤛 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 weather☃️, or a drop of water💧).
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! 😜
🔮Before 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:
- Tempered glass iPhone X screen protector: http://amzn.to/2hScTfx
- Soft clear jelly iPhone X silicone protective case: http://amzn.to/2yfZxzP
- Wireless charger for iPhone X: http://amzn.to/2ymW2Ye
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