Apple and Samsung were two of the last companies to hold the physical home button when everyone else adopted on screen buttons, this year both companies decided to get rid of home buttons in their flagships and what we got to know about each one's approach.
Samsung removed the home button but tried to keep the overall experience same for its users. The back button on right side tho it can be changed to left now. A recent apps button and a 3d touch always on home button which wasn't seen in any phone till now, iPhone 7 had it but it wasn't embedded in the display itself. So a Samsung user coming from older models like S5, S6 or S7 will get almost the same experience. The fingerprint sensor was put to back this time but the phone can still be unlocked the same way, press the always on home button without waking up the phone while looking at the display and the phone will be unlocked in no time by the iris scanner giving an impression of inbuilt fingerprint sensor. The bottom navigation panel with back home and recent buttons can be hidden easily by two taps tho the home button will still be functioning on pressing the area where it's embedded giving the same experience of physical home button while watching videos, playing games and using any app. The overall experience was enhanced by options like swipe down anywhere on display for notification panel and swipe up anywhere for apps, these settings can be changed according to taste.
The other one is Apple which being the first company to bring 3d touch and a 3d touch home button in iPhone 7 strangely couldn't implement an always on 3d touch home button in display in their most premium phone till date. What they came up with is a swipe up line which is a user nightmare. To ruin it more there are things like swipe down from left of notch for notification, from right of notch for control center. The experience is no where near what people are used to and what they'll be using in future when inbuilt fingerprint sensor will come. The unlocking takes more time now due to the swipe even after face verification. Apple's rushed software approach for an anniversary edition makes an arrogant image of Apple. They are saying like'' if you want a phone which has demanded features samsung's display and bezel-less design then you'll have to pay extra and will have to accept unfinished non practical software. Otherwise keep buying what we are giving you from years and don't complain ''. I think and everyone thinks that iPhone x was supposed to be the main device of the year, they could name it as iPhone 8,X or anything but it was supposed to in the place of iPhone 8 as the next iPhone. It's a direct competitior to S8 which is a usual successor of previous device not an anniversary edition sold at premium price. Apple + amoled and unfinished software can't make it a more expensive device than the current iPhone of the year. I'm sure iPhone 8 and 8 plus users who will spend a flagship amount will be left with a device which even the company doesn't approve as their current flagship. IPhone 8 wasn't supposed to come this year. IPhone x was supposed to be the main device.
ApplePen, 10 Nov 2017OP for stealing data?still invalid, all OEM's are stealing data and apple is not excluded on that thing.
opt, 10 Nov 2017non sense
did you know that androids have different phones to chose from? if you are looking ... moreXiaomi had the excellent Mi Mix 1 and replaced it with a downgraded Mi Mix 2. There's definitely milking going on on the android 'verse as well... As long as I'm not seeing enough bashing about android makers milking , I won't accept the allegations against Apple; I mean I hate it, but I don't see why Samsung, LG or Xiaomi should get a free pass...
BTW OnePlus is progressively upping the prices each generation despite posting less and less upgrades (each gen), so it's not as if Oppo/OnePlus is out of this...
ApplePen, 10 Nov 2017you hit the spot right there
enough to make the android fans realize that they are the one... morenon sense
did you know that androids have different phones to chose from? if you are looking for affordable phone with tough build quality hardware and software theres OP, Xiaomi etc where as iphone only had one choice. your statement is invalid ninja rep.
AnonD-711468, 10 Nov 2017Not really, when everybody else produced worse phones than 2016 (S8 is worse than S7 in pretty... moreyou hit the spot right there
enough to make the android fans realize that they are the ones whose being milked.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2017Overpriced.Not really, when everybody else produced worse phones than 2016 (S8 is worse than S7 in pretty much everything, G6 from G5, etc) Apple produced a phone that was twice as good as their last one.
They only priced it as highly because they can. Because the rest has dropped the ball. I mean Note 8 costs almost $1000 and is worse than Note 4 in certain central things FFS ... Obviously Apple would price their phone as highly.
Blame Android manufacturers who try to milk the consumers (Apple tries to too, but at least gives you value).
"it doesn't matter who did it first but who did it right"
apple may be late to implement those features, but lets take a look who did it first ,and then what happened? MESS
apple don't rush things like those half baked android features.
apple is innovation
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2017This phone takes overpricing to a whole new level. As consumers, we should not be telling thes... moreIt will reach the point when enough is enough...
But in the meantime, If X is still selling at fast rates, it's not your business to complaint about.
There's always law of demand and suppy, And perhaps in your opinion it is overpriced, keep it to yourself.
If you can't afford it, or you can afford it but you think it's crazy bla bla...you have a freedom not to buy, as others also have a freedom to determine for themselves.
This phone takes overpricing to a whole new level. As consumers, we should not be telling these bloodsucking companies that yes, your pricing is reasonable, we will buy your phone no matter the price as long as the tech is the best. A clear message needs to be sent that enough is enough, prices have headed northwards for quite a while and there is a limit to how much you can overcharge us.
jtrogr, 09 Nov 2017Nah. Its just funny that to see people bash all the time.
First the screen was ugly and had l... moreSo you are saying the iPhone X is like a Ferrari and that Android flagships are like a Honda/Toyota? You are seriously wrong! Here's a better comparison: iPhone X is like a fancy, gold plated nail trimmer, made of stainless steel that looks gorgeously expensive, but actually costs less to produce being
also made in China but is well promoted as status symbol by celebrities and priced sky high with the impression it is 'US made'. Android flagships are like stainless steel Swiss Army knives that don't only trim or cut nails but do many other functions as well because of flexibility and a whole lot more useful features to boot. Now Android users don't care if iphone buyers want to waste money on a status symbol iphone. It's when iphone owners claim that the iphone is worth the price and that it is the bestest phone in the entire world/universe in all aspects (photo, video, battery life, etc.) that you expect a heated response. Deal with it. The truly rich do not have time and don't care about the negative comments in gsmarena. For them, an iPhone X is a status symbol and they would even be happier if the price increases some more so as to separate the truly rich from the pretending to be rich (who by the way, are the most vocal iphone defenders in gsmarena).
Hoffmann, 09 Nov 2017Except the processor, other things are just OK!Yeah, every phone has a mini-kinect installed on top. Every phone has the capacity of "sight navigation" ... oh wait no phone has that and once Apple would enable you to control your phone with your freaking eyes everybody else would be holding their d*ck...
What an underwhelming release, iPhone X is, it merely starts the second wave of smartphone craze
(btw it reminds me how lukewarm was the acceptance of the original iphone, yeah it started the current era of personal computers, but techies of the time had no idea, such short-sighted people)
Verne, 09 Nov 2017The revolution is not having to deal with the tangle of wires.
There are many times when I ... moreYeah. Revolution is buying $150 earphones that have batteries you need to recharge every 5 hours of use wasting more electricity (and likely self-discharge when not it use), and when they're no longer able to hold a charge you throw them out creating more e-waste.
Compare that to wired earphones that only use electricity when in use, and will last longer than Airpods if taken care of properly.
So what's the actual screen size, resolution, and PPI then? The spec sheet has the official stuff but not what it actually is in reality.
The only things donÂ’t like it about iPhone X the size kinda small for hope Apple next year make it 6 inch at least other than that best iPhone to date.
[deleted post]Gsmarenas score is pretty inaccurate for real life use, more of a score than an expectation. The sliders is there to put in your use, but should be extended past 4 hours.
This is good for varied use with no web browsing, but include that and it'll fall towards small iphone 8 longevity according to phonearenas test.
If you browse mainly, 8+ is better.
Bbm, 09 Nov 2017Do you blackberry os? The first and best swipe-systemNot a mass-market release. Nobody I know knows what a blackberry OS. Very few use one.
In that sense I too had gesture control in my basement (using GMD gestures). Apple is the first mass market company to do it ... peace.
One of your team could have read or searched about sync-flash to just understand how it works. It is not that the X has a low power flash.
The X, seemingly has a low powered flash, is trying to balance the light from the flash to the background. Most of the time, it will be low power unless there is a spotlight or sun behind your subject.
If the the LED flash will be set at full power, there will be so much light to your model that the camera will close its shutter so soon that the background or other light sources will appear dark in the photo.