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iPhone X Does Feel Like ‘The Future Of The Smartphone’ [Hands On]

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Starting at a whopping $1319 CAD for 64GB model, the all-new iPhone X is set to hit the stores later this year with a beautiful 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED Super Retina display. And although it may sound over-priced, the folks over The Verge, who were lucky enough to get an early iPhone X hands on at the Apple Park today, believe the device is totally worth the hefty price.

Hands on

Here’s how Nilay Patel describes it:

“The X is an extremely beautiful device, with a stainless steel band and glass back curving into a 5.8-inch OLED display that stretches all the way across the front of the phone. It’s a bigger display than the 5.5-inch Plus-size iPhones, but a much, much smaller body. Those bezels — turns out they’re huge. Happily, the X is also a little thicker and less slippery than the iPhone 7.

Apple’s calling this a “Super Retina Display” with 1125 x 2436 pixels of resolution, making it the highest-density screen on any iPhone. It’s super sharp to look at and punchy and vibrant as you’d expect from an OLED screen. It has all of Apple’s signature tech, too, including 3D Touch and TrueTone automatic calibration.

The iPhone X doesn’t arrive until November, and based on what we’ve seen in our brief impressions, it’s going to be quite popular when it does. Even if it does start at a thousand dollars”.

Check out the early hands-on video of the iPhone X and share your thoughts in the comments section:

Update: here’s an awesome video of iPhone X by MKBHD:

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  • lol, security concern – being forced to look at your phone to unlock it.
    “Look at your phone! LOOK AT YOUR PHONE!”

  • I’m going to super glue my eyes shut in this case.

  • JB

    The rounded screen corners and notch out of one side (in landscape mode) make for a pretty weird UI experience, especially for devs supporting multiple resolutions already.

  • This is definitely a valid concern. Any law enforcement with physical power over you can force you to look at your phone.

    Unless you have your eyes tight shut, in which case you wouldn’t be able to see what’s actually happening around you. Great for blind people such as myself, scary for the sighted who mostly depend on their sight.

  • OliChabot

    wouldn’t they be able to just force physical power on you and take your finger on ayn other iphone ?

  • Not as easily as FaceID. 5 unrecognized attempts at Touch ID and a passcode is required to unlock iPhone.

  • FragilityG4

    You know, criminals might do this as well… not just law enforcement.

    Police hatred continues…….

  • FragilityG4

    Are you kidding? Forcing someone to use their fingerprint is much easier than forcing someone to open their eyes and stay still for a second.

  • FragilityG4

    I wished in video mode the notch would be blacked out… it will happen in the future for sure.

  • *Justified* law enforcement concerns. More worried about law enforcement forcing me to unlock a phone than a criminal.

  • FragilityG4

    Media driven concerns.

  • If I didn’t personally know individuals who have been victims of racial profiling by the police, I’d agree with you.

  • Si2k78

    Concern, yes. But like others have stated, technically easier to get some ones finger print. And if your geneiunly concerned, turn off face ID and just use numerical password.

  • FragilityG4

    And when did racial profiling become forcing someone to unlock their phone?

  • Ned K.

    Screen looks too small. I don’t think the battery will last as long as iPhone 7/8 Plus. This totally seems like some test driving iPhone version. I will wait what they come up with next year.

  • Ned K.

    iOS’s unification that Android does not have is disappearing. Should have made the new iPad Pro rounded if they were determined to use the rounded edges. This X version is definitely a testing unit.

  • lostcanadien

    Battery lasts 2 hours longer than the 7

  • lostcanadien

    Overcharging by $100 on the conversion ????

  • Ned K.

    Yeah so basically going back to typing password is the FUTURE of SMARTPHONE, right?

  • KBlazer07

    Think it’s time to sell the stock. Price increase doesn’t justify the “innovation”. First time I’ve been disappointed in the release/value.

  • Nick

    Isn’t the new unlock going to be annoying as hell when wearing sunglasses? The Touch ID is way better in that situation. Was that addressed at all?

  • Si2k78

    No, unless you’re the type pass judgement on something you haven’t used yet, let alone demoed. I think this is definely something that people need to try out at the Apple Store in person to get a sense of its benefits as well limitations.

  • Si2k78

    Still more secure than someone using a photo of you to unlock your phone. How Samsung got away with that for so long, and calling it a security festure, without fixing it, confounds me.

  • FragilityG4

    Just saw a hands on video that shows that you can watch video in its native aspect ratio (no notch overlap) or in full screen (with notch overlap)

  • JB

    That’s cool — though I’d argue rounded corners are pretty foolish. It’s not a slight rounding either, it’s significant. It wouldn’t be hard for tiny UI elements to get cropped out.

  • FragilityG4

    The dev makes the image greater than the screen and the UI crops it. Problem solved ????

  • JB

    … because no apps exist yet, and everything will be written fresh for a new device ????

  • FragilityG4

    Hahaha well let’s put it this way, it’s Apple, they consider all possibilities.

  • NoOneCares

    There is a quick shortcut to disable FaceID for just this reason. Added in iOS 11 and applies to TouchID as well.
    Edit:this is actually in reply to thebruce0

  • NoOneCares

    There is a quick shortcut to disable FaceID for just this reason. It is added in iOS 11 and applies to TouchID as well.

  • biggy1000

    Although I agree the touch ID is better they did say it would learn your face so it works with glasses/beards/ in the dark etc.

  • Damou

    2 hours longer than the 7 not the 7 plus ;-P

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