sa11oum, 03 Nov 2017It's still smaller than the 5.5 16:9 no matter by how much, and the unconventional aspect rati... moreIt's exactly the same (that's why they chose said size). "Dimension Calculator" rounds up/down to make the slight difference.
For the things people that most people do (instagram, messaging, FB) this aspect ratio is immensely bigger a.k.a. holds more information than a 16:9 screen.
So yes, they're the same in square inches, but it would feel bigger in actual use... especially as more apps gain support of it...
Think of iphone 7 plus. Now think bigger when messaging or instagraming. Because that's what this screen is for, late 2010s crows... iPhone 7 and 7 plus were thought off for early 2010s needs...
Now if you don't message and depending on your use (say watching a lot of youtube videos) it would feel smaller ... that is until more apps (including youtube) gain support of it.
SwaggyP, 03 Nov 2017Yea, the whiskey part must have played some role. Nope, same screen area as the iphone plus... moreIt's still smaller than the 5.5 16:9 no matter by how much, and the unconventional aspect ratio is a downside, believe me, I've tried it out on Samsung Galaxy phones. The device is narrower and taller and it's pretty awkward. Anyway, the iphone X as a device is small, as small as an iPhone 7 almost. Not good for someone like me who's used to bigger phones. Just my opinion anyway
sa11oum, 03 Nov 2017I'm drinking whiskey but that's really beside the point. Yeah the diagonal is 5.8", but simple... moreYea, the whiskey part must have played some role.
Nope, same screen area as the iphone plus (5.5, 16:9): https://i.imgur.com/4MIsexF.png
But actually bigger in things that tall matters, like Netflix, (soon) games (controls would be out of screen center) and messaging.
Quite smaller in 16:9 content though (which is ever dwindling, even youtube would support 21:9 content as well)
SwaggyP, 03 Nov 2017At 5.8 inches it's one of the biggest out there. 6.4 inches is just about the max you can get.... moreI'm drinking whiskey but that's really beside the point. Yeah the diagonal is 5.8", but simple geometry tells us you can't compare diagonals when the aspect ratio is different. A 5.8" 18:9 screen has about the same surface area as a 5.2-5.3" 16:9 display. Look it up or calculate it yourself, it's not very hard using Pythagorus' theorem
sa11oum, 01 Nov 2017This device is amazing, I got to play with one today. The materials are unmatched on any phon... moreAt 5.8 inches it's one of the biggest out there. 6.4 inches is just about the max you can get...
What are you drinking? This is the largest screen ever existed on an Apple phone and finally closer to the android average without making the phone unseemly (like those darn androids that you cannot pocket).
This device is amazing, I got to play with one today. The materials are unmatched on any phone especially the stainless steel band just oozes quality. The only problem is this is a small phone, the screen and the device itself are just too small for an iPhone Plus user or someone who used any 16:9 5.5" phone. I hope a Plus model will come sooner rather than later.
Jack Hobbs, 31 Oct 2017You have just replied to six comments with very defensive replys,first of all you need to wind... moreWind yours back jack, before it snaps off. There's a difference between opinion and lies about something. What you getting so worked up about it then, you hypocrite.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017You might wanna do a google on "samsung iris scanner tricked" ;) Yes, it can be tricked by an image.And you can google "unicorns dancing on the stars" and still it will give you hundreds of links to believe..
Why is everyone losing their minds about the phone with this price tag? Someone pays this money for a chair or a shirt.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017All the android phones are the same as well, now what are you going to do??? How about you go... moreYou have just replied to six comments with very defensive replys,first of all you need to wind ya neck in, everyone is entitled to an opinion whether you like it or not,and by the way I'm typing of a tin and piece of string which is much better and reliable than cr@pple and at a bargain price,so chill fella !
Jack Hobbs, 30 Oct 2017Apple Co-Founder Thinks iPhone 8 Is 'The Same As The Seven, Which Is The Same As The Six'
C... moreAll the android phones are the same as well, now what are you going to do???
How about you go back to using two tins and a piece of string between them?
Kate, 30 Oct 2017The lateral bezels are as big as the old ones. But not a deal breaker. The deal breaker is tha... moreThen stop clicking on the iPhone X articles then, problem solved. You just can't seem to get enough can you?!? ;p
-NEOPHYTE-, 30 Oct 2017No. Manufacturers will IMPROVE the facial recognition that has been on Android for years and t... moreBlinded by hatred for Apple you say Android has facial recognition but it is not the same thing. It's completely different tech and what apple is using is unique in the mobile phone industry and way way ahead of anything on Android at the moment.
Putting many different types of biometric authentication systems on a phone would just increase the price of the phones unnecessarily.
notin, 30 Oct 2017Wow you need permission from Apple to do preview. Are we still living in communist country? Of... moreNonsense, what rubbish you talk. The phone isn't out yet so they will be getting an iPhone X from Apple to review before the release. After the release you can buy your own and review it to your heart's content, hate it, blend it or whatever you wish.
XXX13, 30 Oct 2017The selling point is face ID which is facial recognition that I have on my phone three years a... moreAgain, someone who talks rubbish. You did not have the same face recognition system as Apple has on their iPhone X 3 years ago. It is completely different technology.
pramod5774, 30 Oct 2017Most of the times I do not pick up my OP5, I just put my finger on sensor to unlock, see notif... moreThat's too much effort wasted there man, you just need to take it easy and chill... ;p