It has been 3 years since the day Apple Warm up the tech market with the template smartphone iPhone X – Completely complete exterior design with predecessors. In those days, the iPhone X was like a breath of fresh air blowing into the hearts of many iFans all over the region, near or far. And even though it’s now 2020, let’s join us reevaluate iPhone X and answer the question: ‘Does this model still have a lot of appeal?’
iPhone X White version with you model.
Note: I used the iPhone X version 3 GB RAM with 64 GB storage memory. This iPhone has now been updated to its latest operating system, iOS 13.5.1 with the current battery status of 100%.
It’s been 3 years, the camera of iPhone X is still attractive when it comes to full image quality
Despite being 3 years old, the iPhone X still owns a camera cluster not inferior to the smartphones launched in 2020. I will take a quick look at the hardware specifications of the dual camera cluster on Apple iPhone X:
- Wide-angle lens: 12 MP resolution, f / 1.8 aperture, 28 mm focal length.
- Telephoto lens: 12 MP resolution, f / 2.4 aperture, 52 mm focal length.
Photos taken with iPhone X in bright enough conditions using auto mode.
If you are a photo editing lover, you should choose Apple iPhone because these models for true photo quality. If Android phones are bright and vibrant, the iPhone is a different story. Many people will not like iPhone photos, but I still like and appreciate the authenticity of the photo.
I used the iPhone X to take a series of photos in automatic mode and without any editing. The set of photos below I took in a classic theme with the dominant color is white. These photos are all taken with the light in the house. The photos come out with good details, without losing much detail.
I always like simple things and simple tones.
I like this photo for its simplicity but still its elegance.
This is a picture of me taking the floors using automatic mode.
Photos of foreign books with depth.
I love the quaint, that’s why I have a set of photos with the iPhone X.
Of course, I didn’t just shoot with auto mode, but also made a set of retouched photos. I want to change the atmosphere a bit and want to make the photo more rich with the taste of the decade so 90s. IPhone X camera set (through retouch):
In low light conditions, although there is no night shooting feature, the iPhone X still produces rich images with high contrast. Of course the image quality will be noisy and slightly dark because the device is over 3 years old already.
Screenshot of the sunset with iPhone X.
The 3-year-old Apple A11 of iPhone X still gives high performance
Before evaluating the performance of Apple iPhone X, I would like to briefly summarize the hardware specifications of this device:
- CPU: Apple A11 Bonic.
- RAM: 3 GB.
- Internal memory: 64 GB.
- OS: iOS 13.5.1.
iPhone X has an Apple A11 chip, with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory.
With this configuration, I’m still very confident in the performance that iPhone X brings. A few months ago, I evaluated the iPhone 8 Plus after 3 years of launch, not beyond my expectations when the machine gave the class power even though the Apple A11 was not new. The world technology platform is changing day by day and we have also welcomed potential rookies like Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990, … but Apple A11 still shines and proves that: “Performance is temporary, Class is forever”.
I used some familiar software to measure the performance of iPhone X, AnTuTu and GeekBench 5.
- GeekBench 5: As you can see, the iPhone X has a single core score of 918 points, while the multi-core score is 2,365 points.
- AnTuTu: This software gives the iPhone X an average score of 203,215 points, with a CPU reaching more than 76,000 points and a GPU reaching over 60,000 points.
iPhone X’s single core (left) and iPhone X’s multi-core (right) through GeekBench website.
Measure the performance of Apple iPhone X using AnTuTu software.
Besides testing the performance through the scoring software, I also directly experience the reality to evaluate as objectively as possible. I immediately fought two of the popular titles: Lien Quan Mobile and PUBG Mobile.
The first is in Lien Quan Mobile game, the FPS works smoothly at the maximum FPS of 30. With Apple A11 you can confidently turn on high FPS (maximum of 60), because the frame is not only stable but also ranges from a high of 59-60 FPS. Thanks to that, I was confident of balancing my team and accepting 2 or 3 opponents at the same time.
Test the performance of iPhone X through the game Lien Quan Mobile.
In PUBG Mobile, the iPhone X allows me to turn the graphics to HDR and the frame rate to high. Without any support teammates, what we need is simply a smartphone with high stability and a gun with critical damage.
Test the performance of iPhone X through the game PUBG Mobile.
After experience on the iPhone X, I feel that the iPhone X is still very stable and eliminates many performance worries. But when playing continuously over a long period of time, the iPhone X suddenly heats up and affects more or less on my experience. The hottest part of the device is the Apple logo that bites. In return, the iPhone X has optimized the display interface, such as the rabbit ears are not duplicated on the map (Maps) in Lien Lien Mobile and create more depth.
iPhone X has optimized the display interface, providing a more comfortable experience.
The screen is full of beautiful borders, but I often get mistakenly touched on the content inside. Because the size of the device is only 5.8 inches, you will have many difficulties when multitasking on the phone or touching hidden buttons on the screen.
The design is too old, but holding the iPhone X still brings a lot of indescribable emotions
First, I will talk about the overall design of the iPhone X. It must be acknowledged that the design of the iPhone X still brings an indescribable beauty when processed by luxurious metal material, creating a feeling. elegant and make it difficult for users to take their eyes off. I myself have used a lot of different phones on the market, but somewhere iPhone X still brings its own charm, style.
The overall design of the iPhone X.
What do you think of the luxurious and glossy metallic material of the iPhone X? It is this material that exalts the hidden beauty of the device and scores points in the eyes of the fans. By the time Apple launched the iPhone X, thousands of fans were excited because they could no longer see the old design of the iPhones, with thick top / bottom edges and touch ID.
The luxurious beauty of iPhone X.
Shiny metal is there, but the iPhone X is too fragile and fragile like a glass cup. I just accidentally bumped the corner of the machine with the wall door, suddenly the corner was chipped off. This is a very sad thing and the metal material should be stronger and stronger than that. Anyway, the iPhone X has been a phone for three years now and it’s no wonder that many of the good old days of the device no longer stand out.
Design of the back of the iPhone X version White.
The version I use to evaluate the white color enhances the beauty and elegance of the iPhone X. White is the color of pure gentleness, the color of peace and clarity. I firmly believe that this color scheme will suit many different users. On the back you will see the device is covered with a glossy toughened glass, with the familiar Bitten Apple logo and the words iPhone. The upper left corner has a dual camera cluster and the image quality is still “dainty peach”. The back is beautiful but it’s easy to stick with your fingerprints.
The version I use to evaluate the white color enhances the beauty and elegance of the iPhone X.
Because of the small size, when holding it, it feels very comfortable and neat. Although the majority of smartphones on the market are increasing in size every day to provide the best experience, but I still like small phones for ease of use with one hand, convenient to remove. pocket and carry with you.
The feel of holding the iPhone X is very compact and fits comfortably.
The iPhone X screen used to make iFan flutter
That day, iPhone X made iFan extremely hesitated when put on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus scales. Owning the same Apple A11 Bonic chip and having the same dual camera cluster, but one of the biggest changes is the notch. Combined with increasing the screen size to the maximum thanks to the thin edges, the iPhone X’s screen has a feeling of using hands and refreshment.
The iPhone X’s compact screen
Although the screen size of the iPhone X is only 5.8 inches, I do not feel any disappointment at all. The iPhone X offers a crisp display space thanks to the integrated OLED panel, with black depth. The big advantage is that the sewing size is not too big, so you will not feel the phenomenon of graininess on the screen and feel the brilliant scenery encapsulated in the Apple iPhone X.
iPhone X owns 5.8-inch screen, HD + resolution with beautiful OLED panels.
However, if used long, the iPhone X screen will appear streaks that affect more or less the experience. You should use a little carefully and avoid colliding iPhone X with other sturdy objects, lest the device have problems and have to take it to the store.
The iPhone X also features True Tone display technology, which makes it possible to adjust the color temperature on its own.
iPhone X also features True Tone screen technology that helps the device to adjust the color temperature and brightness according to its surroundings. This technology is no longer new, but it still brings significant benefits, such as True Tone to help the screen become softer and minimize blue tones on the LCD screen.
But … the battery is the main problem on the iPhone X
Battery is a drawback on Apple iPhone! This is not really true because the iPhone 11 Series devices give you enough battery life to use during a long, dynamic day. However, that story does not take place on the iPhone X, when the device only has a 2,716 mAh battery. But remember that this is a phone that was launched three years ago and the explosion of the 5,000 mAh battery has only been happening for more than a year.
Battery life is a weakness on the iPhone X.
Note: The iPhone X I use is rated at 100% battery status, so if the device you are using has a lower battery status, the performance will be worse (depending on the level of battery status).
Practical experience like? I have started testing the actual battery, with the following conditions:
- Experience 4 rotation tasks: Battle of the Army (max setting), watch YouTube, surf Facebook and use the browser (Chrome).
- Each task takes 1 hour.
- 100% backlight.
- Turn on the True Tone display.
- Plug in wired headphones throughout.
- Do not turn on battery saving mode or adaptive screen.
- Open WiFi and notifications from social networks.
- Do not turn on GPS, Bluetooth and NFC.
- Measured from 100% to 0%.
So after 6 hours 54 minutes, iPhone X has run out of battery. I would like to remind you that to get this result, I turned on the brightness to the maximum, used continuously and did not turn on battery saver or adaptive screen at all. Therefore, with the weight of applications like Facebook or Lien Quan, iPhone X has consumed too much battery life.
For an iPhone user like me, I understand the weakness comes from battery capacity. Therefore, by habit, I use the phone with a relatively low screen brightness and turn on battery saving. Using a phone with low brightness will help the iPhone’s battery last longer, but that habit accidentally causes you sore eyes, which can lead to nearsightedness. Therefore, you should not use your phone with a dark screen and use it smartly.
iPhone X – Is it still worth buying now?
Phone X is no longer sold at Mobile World, but you can buy Apple iPhone X overseas and bring it to Vietnam. These devices are quite bargain prices and with the performance, the camera is still so good, surely the iPhone X will be a good choice for those who prefer small screens and rabbit ears.
Three years have passed, but the value of the iPhone X is still there and is still being sought by young people. It also proves that the new level is the core and makes users choose to buy the Apple iPhone line. How do you feel about iPhone X? Leave your comments below and let me know.