Reviews - 22/06/2020

Apple iPhone X price in Kenya and features

Apple iPhone X review

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

Depending on storage option, Apple iPhone X smartphone price in Kenya is in the region of 65,500 to 75,500 shillings. The phone runs on iOS v11.0.1 operating system. iPhone X is powered by Hexa Core (2.39 GHz, Dual core, Monsoon + 1.42 GHz, Quad core, Mistral) processor. It runs on the Apple A11 Bionic Chipset. It has 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.

When it comes to their iPhones, Apple takes its time before changing things up with new radical designs and features. This has been met with criticisms through the years as competitors take advantage of this time to innovate with their own devices. This year, they have finally delivered. We review Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone, the Apple iPhone X.

iPhone X Price in Kenya specs and price in Kenya

Price

KSh65,500KSh75,500

Display5.8″ inch Super Retina OLED touchscreen
Processor2.39GHz Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
Sim CardSingle (Nano-SIM)
Connectivity4G
Operating SystemiOS 11.1.1, up-gradable to iOS 13.3
RAM3GB
ROM64GB
Memory Card SlotNo
Rear Camera12MP(wide)+12MP(telephoto)
Front Camera7MP(standard)+SL 3D camera
3.5mm JackNo
USB Port2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Face idYes
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge)15W: 50% in 30 min
Wireless ChargingQi wireless charging
ColorsSpace Gray, Silver

 

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Design

It’s an elegant, shiny new design with glass panels, both front, and back. Which is then surrounded by a polished stainless steel frame, which is reminiscent of the 2007 iPhone. Instead of the thick bezels found in previous versions, we get a 5.8 inch Super Retina OLED display that eats up the almost entire front panel. This however also means that we bid a due to the physical home button, as well as the touch ID feature that came with it.

Located at the top of the display is what is referred to as the notch, which is where the front camera, sensor modal, earpiece, and loudspeaker are located thumb. On the left side are the silent switch volume rocker and incentive bands. While the right side house is the power/lock button, nano-SIM card slot, and more antennae bands. Down at the bottom of the phone or two sets of pinholes for the main microphone and the loudspeaker. Between these sets, the lightning port.

Build

Looking at the back we have the dual 12 megapixel rear cameras, one wide-angle, and one telephoto. They are accompanied by a quad-LED flash and microphone. The entire camera modal protrudes, such that the device doesn’t rest completely flat on it’s back. With his choice of premium materials, curved sides and rounded corners, the iPhone X feels really good in the hands. It’s smooth and cool to the touch feeling seamless. The Apple iPhone X also has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. On the downside, due to its shiny metal frame and glass surfaces, it is very fragile.

The display is where the iPhone X differs from all previous iPhones. At 5.8 inches. It’s shorter and narrower. The super retina HD OLED display has a resolution of 2436 x 1125, which makes for a pixel density of 458 PPI. It has a true tone, which adapts a color temperature based and ambient lighting conditions, a 1000000:1 contrast ratio, HDR support, and 3D touch. To sum it up. The iPhone X has one of the nicest displays on an iPhone to date. Everything is super crisp and callers are accurate and punchy. The notch can get in the way of watching videos in landscape orientation. But all in all, it’s still an amazing display.

Apple iPhone X Software

The software department is Apple’s iOS 11. If you’ve seen a review of the iPhone 8 Plus you’ll see the layout is almost the same. The big change here is how you navigate through the UI. Now that the home button has been removed, swipe gestures are game. This new way of navigation gives the iPhone 10, and overall, a steeper learning curve that may not appeal to everyone, and definitely, it takes away some of the iPhones trademark use or friendliness. As for storage, the iPhone comes in 64 gigabytes and 256-gigabyte variants. This unit is a 64-gigabyte version, which has a total of 62 gigabytes of usable space, which is good enough for light to moderate users.

Apple iPhone X Camera

The Apple iPhone X has a 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Almost the same setup as the 8 plus the aperture is where they differ as dual optical image stabilization, two-times optical zoom, 10 times digital zoom, quad lead, True tone flash was closing. For yourself, the portrait needs the front camera as a 7-megapixel shooter with an aperture of F 2.2 and comes equipped with retina flash. As expected for an iPhone of this caliber quality is very good with lots of details, good contrast, and accurate colors.

Auto-focus is also very fast even in low light images. The same goes for the front cameras. Special in-camera features include some staples, but now we also get new portrait mode for shots with a different studio-like effect. As for video recording, the iPhone X can record videos up to 4K@24/30/60fps or 1080p@30/60/120/240fps for slow motion. Do note that iOS 11 uses UHGIS and HEVC formats for photos and videos, but you can still choose JPEG.

Security

Another feature unique to Apple iPhone X is Face ID and its true depth camera. The two things are basically why we have the notch. Face ID replaces the fingerprint-based Touch ID. And as the names adjust, use this your face for biometric security. It only works when you’re looking directly at the phone and it works quickly and is almost always accurate. It also takes advantage of the true depth camera system and analyzes these more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions on 12 different emojis. It’s fun to use.

Performance

Powering the Apple iPhone X is an Apple A11 Bionic chipset with a neural engine, embedded M11 motion Hexa core processor, and 3 gigabytes of Ram performance is great as a tandem. Everything we threw at it, including prolonged camera use gaming, multitasking, and it was right through our synthetic benchmarks. See also Apple iPhone 11 Pro review.

Our highest and Tutu score was previously held by the iPhone 8 plus but now belongs to the Apple iPhone X. We were surprised to see this as the two phones have the same internals, but we can attribute this to the iOS 11.1. The Apple iPhone X packs 4G LTE, WiFi Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with a reader mode, a location services for different regions. So far, we didn’t encounter any problems with any of the mentioned connectivity features. Call quality is loud and clear and LTE and WiFi are easily picked up.

Battery

Apple iPhone X has a 2716 mAh battery which is slightly larger than the iPhone eight plus, 2,691 mAh. However’, that doesn’t equate to longer battery life as our video loop test yielded eight hours and 14 minutes. We recall on the OLED display could have helped with battery optimization. But perhaps the larger display size was taking a toll on the battery. This isn’t to say that the Apple iPhone X battery life as bad as it was able to last for about nine to 10 hours for moderate usage charging the phone from empty to full takes a little over two hours using the included charger.

Conclusion

The Apple iPhone X is Apple’s most exciting smartphone today we are sure of it. It’s not just a note to the original iPhone but serves as a blueprint for the future iPhone designs. It’s got a premium new look with a large, almost bezel, less high-resolution display, powerful internals, and great camera capabilities. It does come with some compromises though. Like the lack of fingerprint scanner as the steeper learning curve of navigating iOS, fragile build, and the notch. Yes, it does bring something new to the table, but not so much that it keeps the excitement going. We hope Apple keeps introducing new features that take advantage of the true depth camera system – Website.

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