Apple iPhone X Release Date: Face ID & Animoji Hands-On Review

Apple officially iPhone X unveiled! Here's everything you need to know including release date, preorders, price, availability, new features, specs and more.4 min

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Apple has just entirely revamped its tremendously popular smartphone product line with the futuristic iPhone X flagship smartphone. Alongside the iPhone X, Apple also announced the not so exciting iPhone 8 and 8 Plus which other a minor upgraded versions of last cycle’s handsets.

Having celebrated its first decade anniversary this flagship top-of-the-line smartphone has been given its most drastically radical redesign to date with a complete new look and feel as well as new name and a plethora of new and exciting features concealed inside its stainless steel frame and all-glass casing.

[agg-ad id=”442″ align=”center”][agg-ad id=”438″ align=”left”]The Cupertino-technology giant company unveiled its all-new iPhone X at its new Apple Park with the special media event taking place in the the state-of-the-art Steve Jobs Theater.

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The brand new iPhone trenches out the bezels and now includes a edge-to-edge top-to-bottom all display which covers almost the entire front panel of the handset. This all screen display sports the latest OLED technology making it more brighter and sharper than anything in the mobile industry will have seen before.

iPhone X OLED Display

And its intelligently unorthodox design means user gets a much bigger screen display in a smartphone that won’t blow out pockets.


On the heart of the iPhone X, you’ll find Apple’s very latest A11 Bionic processor which the company claims is 35 percent faster than the A10 Fusion. The new generation CPU sports a 64-bit design, six-cores, two high-performance processors that are 25 percent faster than the predecessor and four high-efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than that of the iPhone 7. The graphic processing unit is 30 percent faster.

Apple iPhone X Wireless

The firm has also included a Qi-certified inductive wireless charging capability for the first time in its smartphone line which means the iPhone X can now get a recharge by laying down the device onto the pad without plugging in a lightning USB cable charger.

The battery life of the device, according to Apple, lasts is a couple of hours longer than the iPhone 7. Apple will also release a new wireless charging pad accessory called AirPower, a larger charging pad that allows owners charge their iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods and its charging case all at the same time.
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In 2016, the Cupertino opted to ditch out the 3.5mm audio jack port and for this year Apple completely ditches away the conventional home button forever.

Apple iPhone X owners will now use their face, facial contour and eyes to unlock the smartphone, thanks to the Face ID biometric system.

Users can wake up the iPhone X by raising it up or tapping any part of the display. To close a certain app, user can simply swipe up from the bottom of display and throw it away. Additionally, users can also access Siri virtual assistant by simply saying “Hey Siri” or by pressing the side physical button.


Given that the home button has traditionally been primary to the iPhone’s security, the successor comes in the form of a depth-sensing True Depth Camera System that will simply unlock the flagship by scanning the user’s face. Apple is claiming that new Face ID facial recognition is far more secure than the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

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iPhone X will know what your face looks like from any angles and can easily unlock the device while it’s, according to Apple, lying on a flat surface. According to Apple, the chances that a someone can compromise the Face ID and break into your handset are one to million ratio, while the Touch ID has weaker security with 1 to 50,000 chances.

“You’re wearing glasses, or wear a hat, or do it up any way you want to do it…” Face ID still works, both day and night, according to Philip W. Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and a member of Apple’s executive leadership team.

Apple iPhone X Depth sensing FACE ID

Apple’s Face ID security system is enabled by a True Depth Camera System, equipped with an infrared sensor, flood illuminator, dot projector and more all packed into the top notch of the iPhone X. The Face ID scans users unique facial geometry and creates an incredibly detailed 3D map of your face with 30,000 invisible dots and analyzed by a neural engine in the A11 Bionic chip, which is first of its kind.

Apart from unlocking the iPhone, the Face ID feature is also used for Apple Pay just like the Touch ID security, as well as a new fascinating feature called Animojis for messaging app.


As for camera, an updated vertical dual-lens camera system on the back panel of the device improves the photography and brings more mesmerizing augmented reality experience to the phone.

Apple iPhone X CAMERA

Apple elevate the competition in the camera phone department, the iPhone X i loaded with an all-new 12-megapixel sensors, with dual-lenses at f1.8 and f2.4 apertures (which is brighter than the 7 Plus telephoto lens). The rear camera comes with dual-image optical image stabilization quad-LED TrueTone flash.

Apple also unveiled Portrait Mode Lighting, bringing dramatic studio lighting effects to iPhone X, allowing users to capture jaw-dropping portrait images with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five lighting styles. These aren’t filters, but rather a real-time lighting effects can be added before and after the photo is captured from the telephoto camera. Video can be captured at 60FPS in low-light condition, with faster frame rate and 4K shooting support. Slo-Mo videos shots are now supported at 1080p with 240 FPS.

[agg-ad id=”438″ align=”left”]As far as the front-facing camera is concerned, the Portrait mode and Portrait lighting are also accessible using the front-facing camera. The new Portrait Lighting feature, allowing users select their desired lighting effects.

Pricing & Configurations

For retail pricing, an unlocked iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64GB base model, with a larger 256GB storage capacity configuration priced at whopping $1,149.

iPhone X Price

Release Date

Apple iPhone X pre-orders kicks off at midnight of October 27 and the release date or the flagship phone’s official regular sales starts on November 3, just in time for the Black Friday 2017 and Christmas holidays season. — The Velvetiere/

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