The iPhone 10 Is Here – Initial Thoughts

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Apple unveiled the iPhone 10 (also dubbed as the iPhone X) along with the iPhone 8 line up. Well, the iPhone 8 wasn’t spectacular, but the iPhone 10 surely marked a huge makeover in the design language and the hardware of an iPhone in years.

iphone 10The iPhone 10 is impressive but not necessarily the best out there. Of course, it is the best iPhone we’ve ever come across but it is not going to just beat the likes of LG V30 & the Galaxy Note 8 anytime soon.

Now, let us take a look at our initial thoughts on the iPhone 10.

  • Price

    The iPhone 10 starts at $999 –¬†for the 64 GB storage variant. For now, we have no confirmation on the price for the 256 GB storage variant. However, $1199 could be a safe bet.

    But, is it a smartphone worth $1000? Yes!

    Are there alternatives to the iPhone 10 at this price range? Yes!

    If you want options to choose from a stack of smartphones at the same price range, the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30 would be the best options out there. The LG V30 outshines the Note 8 by winning the highest number of awards at IFA 2017. However, if you want the mighty S-Pen, the Note 8 will be the king.

    So, iPhone 10 isn’t definitely something which would make you say – “Shut up! Take my money!” – unless you hate Android. You have options to consider even if the iPhone 10 reaches the $1000 price tag.

  • Design

    With the Mi Mix 2, LG V30 & the Note 8 being one of the best designs currently, it is hard to argue that the iPhone 10 is the only one. Well, in my opinion, the iPhone 10 looks darn good, but the ugly cutout at the top of the screen – which isn’t unique (similar to the one we saw on the Essential smartphone) wouldn’t appeal to every consumer.

    The status bar isn’t appealing to me at least. The positioning looks weird. Here’s an image to depict that:

    iphone 10 cutout
    The all-glass back was a great choice to support wireless charging – which we always wanted in an iPhone. With a bezel-less OLED display, iPhone 10 is now in the race of smartphones with an amazing display.

  • Convenience

    iphone 10
    With the home button gone forever, you will have to get acquainted with the gesture to navigate when going back to the homescreen. You just have to swipe up at the bottom of the screen to head to the homescreen.

    It shouldn’t be an issue but it will depend on your personal preferences whether you want a physical home button or just go with the gesture.

  • No Touch ID – Behold The Face ID

    Face ID is seriously nothing new to brag about. However, with the A11 Bionic chip, the face recognition on the iPhone 10 could possibly beat the face recognition technology on Android smartphones.

    Sadly, at the event when¬†Craig Federighi tried to do it the first time – it failed to unlock the device. Well, nothing’s perfect for sure. But, with the Touch ID gone, it wasn’t so promising. It worked when he tried another unit of iPhone 10.

    The iPhone 10 will be available from November 3, 2017. So, you could hope that they figure out the problem. Nevertheless, I’d advice not to get your hands on it as soon as it is available to buy (wait for sometime)!

  • Exciting Features

    iphone 10The portrait lighting is a great new addition to the iPhone 10 and the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Also, the animoji on the iPhone 10 is super awesome if you happen to use iMessage to communicate with your friends or colleagues.

Wrapping Up

Overall, the iPhone 10 is a great device. If you happen to look for alternatives, you have the LG V30 and the Note 8. The cutout may seem ugly to some. With a great display and few exciting features added, the iPhone 10 is exciting!

The Face ID isn’t promising for now!

What do you think of the iPhone 10 (or the iPhone X)? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Lg v30 is a decent choice against the backdrop of $1000 range but still apple has managed to drop a promising futuristic phone although it isn’t upto brand expectations .
    And this is a nice articulation of facts .
    Enjoy up there . Good luck .
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