When it comes to Apple Inc. products anywhere in the world, few of the common things that come to mind are its realness, expensiveness and the features that follow. iPhone X (correctly pronounced iPhone ten) stood as the smartphone of the year when it was launched in 2017.
It was the face of all iPhones because it commenced the future of Apple smartphones. Its elegance led to a launch price of $999 for the 64GB variant and $1149 for the 128GB variant, which is an equivalent of ₦349,650 and ₦402,150 respectively. But upon the involvement of exchange rates and tax rates, it was said to be up to ₦390,000 and ₦450,000 in Nigeria.
However, after its launch announcement on the 3rd of November, 2017, it was not fully available in Nigeria until December of the same year.
As much as it is well known that iPhone products rarely go into extinction in Nigeria, its sale was officially discontinued by Apple in September 2018 after the announcement of its successors. Hence, making it the iPhone with the shortest tenure on sales amongst all iPhones. However, it has been picked up again in 2019 and it now features more upgrades which include a larger memory space and an upgraded iOS.
iPhone X was preceded by iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus
iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Design and Display
Apple assumes to have made the strongest phone in iPhone despite it being made of glass. It weighs 174 grams which makes it feel heavy in the hand, but in a positive way. It is also resistant to dust and water (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
The first attractive thing upon picking iPhone X is its screen. It sports a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED display, which was the best iPhone has ever had on its screen until iPhone XS because of its quality, sharpness, colour accuracy and its edge-to-edge feature (except for its bezel area). It features a resolution of 2,436 by 1,125 pixels.
iPhone X comes with no home button despite its brilliant display and a very little bezel. The heavy steel rim on the outside balancing with the curved glass round the phone creates an expensive feel when you hold it. Hence, it is very easy to handle with one hand.
The notch on top houses two cameras — one 7MP and infrared, a MIC, speakerphone, ambient light and other sensors, while the bottom of the phone consists of the microphone grille, lightning port and a speaker that can make the phone reverberate with bass when audio is played without EarPods. The back of the phone features a protruded dual-camera that makes it unbalanced when placed on a flat surface. The right side has the power button and the Siri button and a single nano-SIM slot, while the left side of iPhone X has the volume adjusters and the ringer toggle key.
The back of the phone features a sophisticated glass that makes the wireless charging ability possible, just like it is for iPhone 8.
It is key to know that iPhone X doesn’t model the 3.5mm jack audio, unlike many android smartphones. Hence, it only outright supports AirPods for headphones.
The silver Apple logo and iPhone logo stand at the top half of the back of iPhone X and the bottom half, respectively.
Also, the iPhone X only exists in just two colours; space grey and silver.
Camera and Face ID
One of the signatures of iPhone models is its picture quality and amazing filters.
The selfie TrueDepth camera sports 7MP with f/2.2 aperture, making it one of the truest selfie-taking camera. It also offers some amazing features that enable 3D tracking.
The iPhone X offers a dual-lens camera of 12MP each on the rear — a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens — with a quad-LED flash placed in between the two cameras. The lenses feature an aperture of f/2.4 and an optical image stabilization which implies that you can take stunning pictures under low light. The general speed of snapping on iPhone X and the quality it produces is attributed to the A11 Bionic chip in it.
The video potentials of iPhone X has an outstanding reputation in the market of smartphones. It supports a 4K recording at 60 frames per second (60FPS), which implies clear, stunning images which will take up your memory space.
Apple adopted Face ID to replace Touch ID (fingerprint scanning). Just like you register for Touch ID, iPhone X allows you to put your face in view at the start and then turn around your head a couple of times to register your Face ID. Based on the fact that the selfie camera is truly deep into facial recognition, it can easily detect your face whether in low light or on the move.
iPhone X Performance
iPhone X was launched with iOS 11, which was upgraded to iOS 13.3 on the 10th of December, 2019. This added features like group FaceTime, personalized memoji, additional animoji and emoji.
Swiping up from the bottom of the screen now serves as a “return to home” button. Also, to shut down previously used apps, it’s no longer a swipe but a press, then a swipe. While the Control Center now resides on the right side of the notch at the top of the phone, and the notifications panel on the left.
iPhone X sports a non-removable, Li-ion battery of 2,716mAh which lasts up to 21 hours of talk time and 60 hours of music. But under heavy usage, iPhone X will last up to 18 hours.
It features a fast-charging of 50W which charges up to 50% in 30 minutes, but you’d have to buy the USB-C type. It charges fully from dead for 2 hours 15 minutes and also supports Qi wireless charging.
iPhone X has a 3GB RAM and 64GB internal memory or 128GB internal memory based on the variant you’re going for. If you’re a heavy user of space or loves the 4K recording, you’d better go for the 128GB variant.
Other Specs and Features of iPhone X
- Apple Pay
- Apple Maps
- 4G LTE — up to 1Gbps
- Scratch Resistant Glass
- WiFi, Wifi Hotspot
- Bluetooth v5.0
- Music Player
- Video Player and Streaming
- Image and Video Editor
- Document Editor
iPhone X Current Price in Nigeria
iPhone X price in Nigeria at the time of its launch seems to be a reason behind the hype of the phone and less of its purchase. But in recent times, such seems not to be the case again as a number of people now have access to it.
Apple has gradually reduced the price of iPhone X over the years
iPhone X price in Nigeria on Jumia is between ₦229,000 for the 64GB ROM and ₦369,000 for the 128GB ROM variant.
iPhone X price in Nigeria on Konga is between ₦305,000 for the 64GB ROM and ₦340,000 ROM variant.
While on SLOT, Nigeria, you can get it between ₦310,000 and ₦355,000 for the 64GB ROM and 256GB ROM variant respectively.
While on a retail outlet like Jiji, where the UK/fairly used ones can be purchased, you can get the 64GB variant for as low as ₦205,000 and that of 256GB variant for ₦250,000.