The first truly bezel-less smartphone is here (never mind the Essential Phone). The iPhone X’s pioneering design is truly exciting but just as intriguing are some of its nifty features related to photography. The iPhone has always been known for producing exceptional photos and what we will discuss below will set it apart from the competition, which Apple will be hopeful that you will shell out US$999 for it.
No home button? No Touch ID? No problem. The iPhone X will recognise you by the way you look. To do that, the phone will perform a 3D scan of your face. But that’s not all as it is equipped to learn more about the way you look, such as after a quick snip or a clean shave.
Ever walked into a boutique with intense florescent lighting and noticed that your phone’s display turned bluish? With True Tone, the iPhone X adjusts the screen colour output by adapting to ambience conditions, thus the screen is also easy on the eyes.
The Quad LED True Tone flash is now equipped with the Slow Sync feature available on many standalone digital cameras. What it does is that the iPhone X’s camera captures more of the background with a slower shutter speed while illuminating the immediate subject in front with a brief flash, thus producing a photo with a balanced lighting of both the background and the subject. It eliminates harsh photos with overexposed subjects and underexposed backgrounds.
The selfie camera is now upgraded to a 7MP unit. But the biggest improvement lies in the algorithm. The camera now senses depth and separates the subject and the background, resulting in a beautiful portrait-like selfie with blurred-out background.
After the success of the Portrait Mode, Apple has included the Portrait Lighting to make portraits even more attractive with the studio-lighting effect.
The iPhone 7 can record up to 120fps at full-HD resolution, but Apple has doubled the frame rate on the iPhone X. Water droplets have never looked this interesting.