iPhone X specs

Weight: 174g
Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
OS: iOS 11
Screen size: 5.8-inch
Screen Resolution: 1125x2436
CPU: A11 Bionic
Storage: 64GB / 256GB
Battery: 2716mAh*
Rear camera: 12MP+12MP (both OIS)
Front camera: 7MP


iPhone X Price and release date

  • Released on November 3
  • The most expensive flagship phone on the market
  • Comes in 64GB and 256GB options

It’s almost pointless to discuss the price of the iPhone X – it’s the most expensive flagship phone on the market, but iPhone users are more willing than most to look past cost. 

But, while the focus here is going to be on the technology, we still need to at least mention the price and release date.

The iPhone X costs $999 / £999 / AU$1,579 for the basic, 64GB model. If you want the larger 256GB model it’s going to cost you $1,149 / £1,149 / AU$1,829 for the privilege.

If you want to buy the iPhone X you can already pre-order it – the window for doing so opened on October 27. We mention that because while the iPhone X release date was November 3, you probably won’t be able to get one for weeks or months now… that ship has sailed.


  • By far the best screen on an iPhone
  • Clear, vibrant colors
  • Notch at top slightly irks, but doesn’t get in the way

The first thing you’ll notice about the new iPhone is hard to miss: the new screen blazes into your eyes the second you pick up the handset.

The 5.8-inch OLED display is, quite simply, by far the best thing Apple has ever crammed into an iPhone. It’s leaps ahead of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for so many reasons: the sharpness, the quality, the fact that it fills the whole front of the phone, and the color reproduction.

It’s also using a new, longer, screen, but while it looks larger than the iPhone 8 Plus’ 5.5-inch display on paper, it’s only marginally bigger in terms of actual screen real estate – it’s just stretched upwards.

The stretched screen is a completely different experience on the iPhone X

OLED technology means you’re getting deeper blacks and more blinding whites, so everything from websites to the photos you take will look a little better. 

Some will point to the fact that Samsung has been using OLED screens on its phones since the first Galaxy, but Apple counters that by saying it’s only now that the technology is good enough for its phones.

On the face of it that sounds defensive, but when you use the iPhone X you can see it’s a screen that’s incredibly, well, Apple. It’s not the sharpest or most colorful screen on a smartphone, but it’s clean, crisp and doesn’t suffer from terrible color shifts when you move it around. It’s a great screen to look at, and that’s what you want on a phone.

The term ‘bezel-less’ has been bandied about for the iPhone X, but that doesn’t really tell the right story. Yes, there are slight bands around the edges of the screen, but they don’t mar the experience – they give the fingers something to land on, preventing accidental touches of the screen.

Apple could reduce these further in the future and offer a more visually-appealing iPhone, but on the X the experience is still striking.

Talking of visual appeal, the notch at the top of the iPhone X is something that’s going to divide opinion, and that’s fair. Apple has taken this little chunk out of the top of the screen to house the new TrueDepth camera, and it encroaches on the display.

In portrait mode it’s hard to notice it’s there, and the way the notifications bar spills around it is nice. However, place the phone in landscape mode and it’s far more noticeable; it’s an irritant when you’re watching movies, as if we wanted to expand them to fill the screen (one of the real beauties of having a longer display) elements of the action were cut out by the notch.

While we’re talking about that longer screen, the 18:9 format is something we’ve seen on a number of other phones this year, and in the Android world the apps are largely encoded to fill the display just fine.

On the iPhone X, however, that’s not the case, with 99% of the apps we used packing massive black bars above and below the display, and those that were taking advantage of the aspect ratio displaying some glitches – Twitter, for instance, blocks out elements of your tweets.

Native apps have a space below the keyboard where the home button would have gone

The issue with apps using the black bars is that it makes the iPhone X look like any other handset from Apple – the screen is the main visual differentiator on this phone, and you want every app to fill the display nicely.

Yes, the iPhone X is only just out on the market, and developers will likely quickly code for the new device, but right now it’s just a bit disappointing to look at – it looks more like an iPhone 3GS than a 2017 model.

The new display on the iPhone X also showcases a new feature for Apple: HDR playback. The phone can show movies encoded in the HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats, and combined with the OLED display the images offer so much more depth and realistic color reproduction.

If you’re watching a scene with explosions in it, the effect is incredible on the iPhone X – much like with all OLED screens.

However, it’s inherently harder to make out detail in darker scenes in HDR movies – that’s something you’ll need to adjust to. Compared to the LCD screen of the iPhone 8 Plus, there are times when you can see less of the action, but compare them side by side and you’ll see that the overall richness, depth and quality for watching movies is just higher on the iPhone X.

Like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the X uses a True Tone display, which mimics the lighting conditions around it and will adjust the white balance accordingly. It’s not a reason to buy the phone on its own, but it’s a really premium little extra that you’ll grow to like.


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아이폰8 아이폰7 비교해보니

새로운 아이폰 출시는 늘 전 세계의 이목이 집중되는 이슈입니다. 저도 많은 관심을 갖고 있는 애플인데, 제 기대감이 컸던 탓인지 요즘은 '소문난 잔치에 먹을 것 없다'라는 말이 생각날 만큼 아쉬움이 많이 남는 것 같습니다. 특히 이번 아이폰8은 말이죠. 오늘은 아이폰8과 아이폰7의 차이점을 간단히 살펴보겠습니다.


실버, 스페이스그레이, 골드
블랙, 제트블랙, 실버, 골드, 로즈골드
저장 용량
64 / 256GB
32 / 128GB
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 / 148g
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 / 138g
4.7형 Retina HD 1334x750 / True Tone 기능
4.7형 Retina HD 1334x750  
A11 Bionic 칩, M11 모션 보조 프로세서
A10 Fusion 칩, M10 모션 보조 프로세서
전면 카메라 
700만 화소, F2.2
700만 화소, F2.2
후면 카메라
1200만 화소. F1.8, OIS,
슬로 싱크 기능을 갖춘 쿼드 LED True Tone 플래시
1200만 화소. F1.8, OIS,
쿼드 LED True Tone 플래시

이번 포스팅에 사용된 제품은 아이폰8 골드와 아이폰7 레드입니다. 두 제품을 전면을 보면, 상단의 전면 카메라 및 수화구, 조도 센서부터 4.7형 디스플레이, 홈버튼까지 동일한 모습입니다. 디테일하게는 가로 0.2mm, 세로 0.1mm의 크기 차이가 있지만 육안으로는 확인이 불가능한 수준이죠.

아래 사진상으로는 잘 표현되지 않았지만, 아이폰8에 새로 적용된 True Tone 기능을 활성화해 두면 전체적으로 디스플레이가 살짝 누런빛이 돌 때가 있습니다. 주변광에 맞게 화이트 밸런스를 조절해준다고 하나, 솔직히 크게 실용적이라 느껴지지 않고, 누런 액정을 좋아하는 사람이 별로 없을 것 같네요.

전면에 이어 측면의 버튼류도 동일한 모습은 마찬가지입니다. 아이폰8이 0.2mm 더 두껍고, 10g 더 무겁지만, 결국 두 제품의 케이스가 호환될 정도로 같다고 보면 됩니다. 케이스마저 사용한다면 더욱 구분하기 힘들겠네요. 분명 신제품을 사용하고 있는데, 남들이 보기에 이전 모델과 같아 보이는 것만큼 속상한 일도 없죠.



아이폰7을 사용하면서도 적응하기 힘들었던 이어폰 단자의 부재. 아이폰8도 그대로 이어졌습니다. 대신 물리 홈버튼도 그대로 유지했다는 점은 그래도 불행 중 다행이라 생각합니다.

그나마 아이폰8, 아이폰7을 확실히 구별할 수 있는 큰 차이라면 후면 디자인입니다. 글라스 재질을 적용한 아이폰8은 상/하단의 띠가 사라지고 iPhone 아래 이런저런 표기도 사라져 한결 심플해졌습니다. 기능적으로는 무선 충전도 가능해져 편리해졌구요.


아이폰8, 아이폰7 카메라는 스펙상 1200만 화소(F1.8)의 동일한 성능을 가지고 있습니다. 다른 점이라면 플래시 정도인데요, 실제 각각의 카메라로 촬영한 사진을 놓고 봤을 때는 생각보다 차이가 나더군요.


전반적으로 아이폰8 카메라로 촬영한 결과물이 더 풍부하고 깊은 색감을 보여주었습니다.



아이폰8 아이폰7을 비교해보니, 디자인 면에서는 후면 재질과 절연띠 부분의 차이, 그로 인한 무선 충전 기능의 유무, 성능적인 면에서는 True Tone 기능과 약간 향상된 카메라 성능 정도로 볼 수 있겠네요. 아이폰7 사용자라면 굳이 아이폰8을 구입할 메리트는 없다는 결론입니다. 그럼 이만, 모두 모두 행복하세요:)



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  1. 박지현 2018.12.20 08:59

    나 샀는디!!!😟

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