According to incomplete statistics, on the 12th of September, in the underground of Steve Jobs Theater, the average time for iPhone X was 1 hour. Last night, the domestic media site was 1 hour, plus a 24-hour evaluation cycle… How do I say that I am not targeting Who, everyone here includes me, as long as you see this point, there is one, one is half cloud evaluation (smile).
However, in the face of the “middle-age greasy” hot text on the full screen, is this different from the previous insulation cup? So if you write reviews, you still have to learn one more. Don’t always rush to get a big review. Experience the mobile phone and follow the basic law! So OK, this iPhone X review is about less than 24 hours of experience for everyone, just to say that I feel temporarily.

1. Appearance: Liu Haier does not hide

Although many people can’t accept Liu Haier’s design, iPhone X still fully represents Apple’s top industrial design. In fact, the biggest change and challenge in appearance is on the screen, and Apple wants to create a device that “the outer shell and the display are integrated”. So let’s put the full screen separately in the next chapter description, first look at the rest of the design.

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Can not ignore the bangs

The front and rear glass panels + stainless steel middle frame structure is similar to the iPhone 8/8 Plus, but more refined. 50% thickening glass and 7-layer dyeing process make the silver or deep gray ash different in gloss. Surgical instrument grade stainless steel middle frame two colors are different, silver is very bright metallic silver, deep gray ash is closer to metal ash, so the latter’s integrity will look more comfortable. Apple said they used a process called “physical vapor deposition” to ensure that the stainless steel middle frame is the same color as the glass.

This structural design brings IP67 waterproof and dustproof levels, but never soak your iPhone X in the water. Although the OLED material screen is used, the thickness of the iPhone X 7.7mm is not too thin, and the weight of 174g is a bit heavy in the hand. However, the size of the iPhone X (143.6mm*70.9mm) is very handy in the hand, especially for those of us who have been used to the 4.7-inch screen iPhone, but only expanded by three or four millimeters.

Middle frame color contrast

In other details, the physical buttons of the middle frame and the position of the card slot do not change much. The bottom of the Lightning interface and speaker opening, obviously several times higher than the iPhone 8/8 Plus. The Lightning interface looks almost integrated into the body, and the speaker opening has a denser metal mesh. The camera is still raised, but the flash and noise reduction holes are integrated.

At least the information conveyed in appearance will make me think that this should be a X that should be more expensive than the regular iPhone. Drinking the strongest wine to ride the fastest horse, the most expensive iPhone in history also brings the most exquisite craftsmanship in history.

2, full screen: breaking the Jobs bottom line

From 3.5 inches to 4 inches to 4.7/5.5 inches, the iPhone’s screen has always followed some basic method. This basic method was formulated by Jobs. However, as the demand for large screens increased, the bottom line of the Basic Law of Appearance was constantly adjusted. Finally, on the iPhone X, this bottom line has to be completely broken.

It is said that when the iPhone 5s launched Touch ID, Apple engineers have an ideal inside: to create an iPhone with a full screen. Today, while breaking Jobs’s bottom line, this ideal screen will be implemented on the iPhone X.

Stunning full screen design

The iPhone X is equipped with a 5.8-inch rounded irregular OLED full screen that supports HDR and original color display technology. In fact, if measured according to a standard rectangle, the diagonal length is 5.85 inches. This size is larger than the 5.5 inch of the Plus model, and the 2436*1125 resolution (458ppi) also reaches the super retina level. Although there are anti-staining and anti-fingerprint coatings on the front and back, if you are a Virgo, you may still have to wear a piece of glasses cloth.

From a look and feel, the iPhone X screen with a full screen ratio looks longer. However, the full screen border distance is still relatively large, basically the same as the border of the iPhone 8, the rounded design curvature is consistent with the rounded fuselage. If it is not necessary to vacate the bangs area, this is really the ideal screen for Apple engineers.
Full screen border is slightly wider

In fact, this could have been a perfect full screen, but it came out sooner or later, and the iPhone X was sanctioned by Touch ID at the moment of killing the physical Home button. Abandoning the Touch ID to replace the Face ID means that Apple must vacate the bangs area to the lens and sensor of the original deep camera.

3, face ID: perfect relay Touch ID

If there is a method copy for fingerprint recognition, then based on the face ID of the original deep sense lens, almost no one can imitate my face. The original deep-sensing camera with more technical attributes than the full screen is also the real behind-the-scenes black-handed “kill” Touch ID.
Eva, you are too much.

The process of registering the face ID is also very simple, just need to turn the circle to the original deep camera. It should be noted that the Touch ID can be entered with multiple fingerprints (even other people’s fingerprints are also available), and the face ID only supports one entry and continuous learning. I entered the face ID with the glasses on, and I can still recognize my face even if I take off my glasses or put on my hat.

In fact, as long as the face ID is easy to use and secure in the two scenarios of unlocking and paying, it can completely replace the touch ID. Unlocking experience I think it is enough to improve the speed is also very fast, Apple Pay side of the Jingdong payment and WeChat red envelopes are no problem, the feeling of paying for a face has a feeling that he is really God. In terms of security, Apple claims that the probability of being unlocked is only one in a million. As for the twins, there is no need to worry too much unless Evil Twins, but the identical twins may have the possibility of accidentally unlocking.

From a hardware perspective, the original deep camera contains a series of lenses and sensors. Combined with the A11 biomimetic chip, it realizes iPhone X’s unique functions, such as face ID and Animoji. It is worth mentioning that the mobile expression is stored in a 10-second video format (including sound recording), which means you can share to WeChat conversations or circle of friends.

In the dark back row I probably tested a hundred face ID unlocks, most of which are instantaneous. When I got home and turned off all the lights in the bed, the iPhone X could even unlock the ID with the screen light. I think this scene is already at its limit. However, in the past, Touch ID recognized the fingerprint and then directly pressed down to enter the main screen. Now, after the face ID is recognized, you have to swipe up again. Here, Apple may consider some scenes that are accidentally unlocked.

In the case that the fingerprint is not mature under the screen, it is impossible for Apple to put the Touch ID on the back, so the face ID is the best choice at present.

4, taking pictures: the original deep sense front support portrait light effect

The iPhone X front-end camera is 7 million pixels f/2.2 aperture, which can also achieve the portrait light effect mode that was previously only available for the iPhone 8 Plus. The implementation principle of this part must of course rely on the A11 Bionic chip. Personally, it is estimated that the sensor of Liu Haili is responsible for collecting light information. The support of front portrait mode and portrait lighting makes the iPhone X more attractive to women, but for them, it is the correct self-portrait algorithm.

Self-portrait portrait light effect

The rear is similar to the iPhone 8 Plus with a dual 12-megapixel dual-camera (wide-angle + telephoto scheme), including a wide-angle lens f/1.8 aperture, a telephoto lens f/2.4 aperture, and dual OIS support for optical image stabilization. Two dog-like lenses are arranged vertically, and the 4-LED flash is located between the two lenses. The parameters on these hardware are made to bring functions such as Live Photo anti-shake to iPhone X.
Portrait light effect (photographer lighting; contour light; stage light; monochrome stage light)

Careful, I found that compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X’s dual shot is slightly different on the telephoto lens (except for the OIS outer aperture). As for the vertical vertical arrangement of the lens will not bring any changes, compared with the iPhone 8 Plus proofs and night shots, due to the time relationship, a single open later. Please continue to pay attention to Phoenix Digital WeChat: ifengdigi

5, performance: A11 is no longer a cold binary

In the previous iPhone 8/8 Plus review, we have been shocked by the performance of the A11 processor. But the significance of this chip is far more than a single-core sling of multi-core bursts, and more importantly, a neural network engine developed specifically for machine learning.

Performance experience, not a simple run point can be explained, so here is no longer analyze GeekBench running points. The emergence of A11 Bionic brought the processing of the iPhone to the intelligent era to a certain extent. In the future, the parameter information such as the main frequency is no longer the only criterion for evaluating a SoC, and the processor will enter the stage of supporting machine learning.

For example, support face ID to learn your face, even if your face has changed over time, the face ID will adaptively identify learning adjustments. The phone or processor is no longer a cold binary, and the A11 allows the iPhone to perceive humans, which may be more revolutionary than any interaction in the future.

In addition to deep learning in optical information, the iPhone 3’s augmented reality experience is also immersive enough to work with the new three-core graphics processor. Like the idea of ​​9.12 in the United States, I still expect Apple AR to break out in the game field. At present, everyone can experience the app of IKEA off the bench and bench.
In fact, I don’t know how to summarize the performance of the iPhone X, because the iPhone 8/8 Plus is also equipped with the A11 Bionic processor. It can only be said that the full screen and face ID have more potential to tap the potential of this chip, and this way seems to There is also more temperature.

6, interaction: familiar with familiarity is OK

I have to admit that the iPhone is facing the next decade of losing physical home keys, which is somewhat contrary to Steve Jobs’ original idea. The existence of the whole face of Home Health is to provide a simple and intuitive way of interaction. Especially for those who have started to touch the screen for the first time, if you don’t know where the screen is, just press the Home button.
Multitasking interface

iOS 11 on iPhone X can be said to have created a separate set of interaction logic to handle the full screen gestures that lost the physical Home button.

Home screen: Swipe up from the bottom to return to the home screen. (This may be the most frequent operation in the future)

Multitasking: Swipe up and pause to show the app that was opened. (This operation requires special pause skills at the beginning)

Control Center: Swipe down from the top right corner to open the Control Center. (The original action was swiped up from the bottom…)

Siri: Hold down the right button and ask Siri to ask questions. (After all, there is no Home button for you to press and hold)

Apple Pay: Double-click the right button to use the card at any time. (Before this double click belongs to the main screen button)

It’s a bit uncomfortable to experience this gesture at first, but you will get used to it quickly. After all, the “swipe up” action is smooth, and more complicated click operations are also transferred to the right button.

In fact, the interaction of these gestures is still good, familiar and familiar. I am more worried about the adaptation of many third-party apps, mainly the adaptation on the interface. For example, although WeChat is already compatible with the face ID, there are still missing corner pixels in the left and right corners of the dialog interface. The proportion of the king’s glory is compressed very small, Tencent video can not adapt to full-screen viewing, and both will retain a horizontal bar at the bottom as a gesture operation reminder in the horizontal screen state.

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