iPhone X Review

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– [Matthew] The iPhone 10 is packed to the gills with risk Dozens of new technologies, new input mechanisms, several manufacturing firsts, and an incredibly aggressive timeline to launch

It's clear that Apple needs this to go off right, but how did they execute? Most iPhone reviews are done like technically-savvy writers put them in through their paces locally or in a lab My thesis was this just wasn't how most people actually use their phones, that it created a focus on the wrong things Instead, what if you took an iPhone to a place where millions of people travel every year and use the absolute crap out of it for several days straight? That, I thought, would lend itself to a much more accurate through line between me fiddling with an iPhone for a few days and what the average buyer might be able to divide about how it works for them So, I took the iPhone 10 to Disneyland I'll get right to the point

Most of you probably wanna know whether Face ID works, it does Face ID works very, very, very well It worked the vast majority of times I tried it, it never once unlocked using a picture of myself or another person's face And the failure rate seemed to be about the same as Touch ID, aka, almost never The Face ID also enables some other cool things, one prominent example of the way that Face ID enables this, is that you get notifications, text messages, and apps that are private by default

But when you look at the phone, it expands them out so that you can see the contents of what you're looking at It's super cool, a way to balance privacy and convenience based on context and identity As far as the camera goes, once again, top-notch effort from Apple Very similar hardware to what you'd find in an iPhone 8, with some improvements, including stabilization in the telephoto lens, and the new 3D camera on the front side, allowing for portrait shots in selfie mode So I found myself to defaulting to 2X mode a lot more, cause it allowed for some great captures inside rides at a zoom level that wasn't possible

And shooting portraits in open shade, and dimmer lighting conditions, because I had that confidence of that stabilizer And it turned out some great shots And in the selfie camera, with the 3D mode on it, turned out some pretty amazing portraits for a pure selfie shot And yes, the depth of field is a little narrower than you would see on a normal portrait mode, but it still turned out pretty good across the board Apple's version of an OLED screen is manufactured by Samsung

But it's not an off the shelf Samsung part, it's custom-built, diamond-patterned OLED array which is built to Apple's own specifications What this means, is that the colors are bright and saturated without blocking up, and they're incredibly, incredibly easy to see in direct sunlight, which proved to be really handy when walking around the parks Now, about that notch, it's caused a lot of consternation and I completely get why people hate it They view it as a compromise, and it is Apple deeded the camera and sensor package in there and this is how it chose to implement it

Overall, using the iPhone 10 well takes some time It's a big change from a physical home button to a completely swipe-based interface But it's fast, fluid, and a ton fun once you get used to it Before you know it, you'll forget you ever had to wack a home button to get things done There are some rough edges here and there, the notch isn't for everyone, and the screen does have some color issues at extreme viewing angles

But overall, Apple bet enormously big on a bunch of technologies all at once, on the iPhone 10 and it delivered almost across the board It really is like using the future of smartphones today – Da-da

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