The latest iPhone X sure looks nice and was announced last week to the public. It is arguably one of the biggest leaps in hardware features that Apple has introduced in a new iPhone.
It is not to say that you have never seen that tech in other phones. Check out the technology that Android phones already have (some of which has been around since 2013):
Apple took its time with this one. Android smartphone makers have been using OLED displays for years now. Until the iPhone X, Apple has been using LCD displays and eventually the better LCD IPS display, or "Retina" display, with the iPhone 4 onward. The IPS displays are nice, but not as nice as OLED, which produces better colours and gorgeous contrasts. They also help with battery life, by consuming less power overall than LCD displays.
Andoird phones have been using Qualcomm's QuickCharge technology since 2013, and Apple recently introduced its own "fast charging" feature with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
Better late than never, but there is a catch with Apple's fast charging; you need to buy separate accessories to use it (OBVIOUSLY). You need to spend an additional $49 on a 29W USB-C power adapter – or the USB-C power cable that came with the USB-C MacBook laptops – and a $25 USB-C-to_Lighting cable.
Android phones with QuickCharge have been included with the necessary power adapters and cables for users to quick-charge their phones right out of the box.
The first smartphone to use wireless charging arrived in 2013, and they were Android phones. It is now 2017 and the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are the first Apple iPhone's to feature wireless charging.
Android smartphones have been designed with narrower borders and higher screen-to-body ratios than iPhones for a few years. Many Android smartphones, even earlier ones from around 2013, had ratios above 70%, like the LG G3 and Galaxy S4.
Meanwhile, Apple iPhones have remained under the 70% mark until the iPhone X, which is estimated to have a screen-to-body ratio of about 83%, according to GSMArena. With the iPhone X, it costs $1,000 for the privilege of an iPhone with a ratio above 70%, too. The $700 iPhone 8 and $800 iPhone 8 Plus still have a ratio of about 65%.
Samsung introduced facial recognition to unlock the Galaxy S8 when it came out in April. Fast forward a few months and Apple introduces FaceID. It uses Apple's so-called True Depth camera system to register your face to unlock your iPhone X securely.
We have yet to see how well the iPhone X's Face ID works out in the wild and away from Apple's demo room. But seeing as Face ID is replacing Touch ID and our fingerprints to unlock the iPhone securely, I'm hoping it's just as good or better.