Smartphones: iPhone X sets out to conquer the local market

The iPhone X has been on the local market for a few days. Mauritius Telecom and Emtel were the first to offer it for pre-order. Will you succumb to it? The answer in several points.


Apple opens a new era with the iPhone X or rather ten to mark the first decade of the iPhone. It is a borderless smartphone and uses the OLED as a screen. It is not for nothing that it is the most expensive iPhone manufactured so far. Moreover, the unlocking is done through facial recognition, the FaceID.


It is very fine with well-worked curves and a screen that takes all or almost the front of the smartphone. This is a terminal larger than the iPhone 8 and 8+, but less wide. The glass of the two facades and the steel hanger are intimately linked. The iPhone X is a break with the design of the past. At the back, there is a glass surface occupied only by two prominent photo modules. Their orientation has changed, the place being occupied at the top by the Face ID components.


It is a small revolution of size. Apple abandons the LCD for OLED. This 5.8-inch screen occupies 82% of the device. The slab is, by definition, very contrasted, much more than its competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S8. The definition of the screen is 18: 9, much longer and slimmer than its competitors. It is compatible with HDR10 and Dolby Vision technologies, perfect for watching rasterized iTunes movies or HDR photos. The screen is also equipped with the P3 module, it is a codec program that can support the contents of iMac Ultra HD and iPad Pro.


Apple offers a new efficient processor known as the A11 Bionic. The A11 Bionic has two high-performance cores, which are 25% more powerful than those of its predecessor, the Apple A10 Fusion, and four low-power cores, which are 70% more powerful than the two low-power cores. ‘A10 Fusion. This chip ensures the iPhone X excellent performance, even on particularly demanding tasks. The processor of the iPhone X is equipped with only 3 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and runs as many applications and services.


The iPhone has built an internal storage of 64 GB and 256 GB for the iPhone X. You should know that there is a price difference between the two storages. Also the iCloud allows to have a backup in case of loss or damaged phone.


Apple reviews the positioning of the camera which is more eccentric. Despite being a new iPhone, the X inherits the dual photo sensor of the iPhone 8 Plus. The telephoto lens opens further, ie f / 2.4 vs f / 2.8 as the two 2017 models. The f / 1.8 wide angle lens and zoom are optically stabilized. The 7 Megapixel front camera is clean.


Touch ID was a good companion. His second generation made it very fast and easier to use. But the disappearance of the home button, which hosted it, pushed Apple to offer another solution for biometric authentication, namely Face ID. The Face ID is supposed to revolutionize the way to unlock your smartphone without using the biometric fingerprint.


The iPhone X is one of the most enduring terminals in terms of battery. The manufacturer promises two hours more than the iPhone 7 Plus. However, it turns out that the device can last up to two days, depending on the use.


This department is very well supplied with USB lightning, Bluetooth 5.0, Wifi module with MIMO technology, NFC and LTE Advanced connection with a connection up to 450 Megabits per second (Mbps)

Availability and prices

The iPhone X is in pre-order phase in Mauritius. Mauritius Telecom and Emtel have started registrations since last week. Its price is around Rs 49,990.

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