There are 10 "industry first" features in Apple's iPhone X

The original Apple iPhone was the pioneer of the smartphone industry, a leader that set an example for all others to follow. It scored a ton of 'industry first' features that changed the landscape and now the Apple iPhone X, ten years after that original, comes in the spotlight packed with features.

And while it's not the ground-breaking change that the original was, there is one thing you cannot deny about it: Apple went all out and stuffed with 'industry first' achievements.

We take a look at all these unique features and functionalities that make the iPhone X the industry leader that it is right below.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. airoid

Posts: 129; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

ifans: it does not matter who does it first ;.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2933; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You have any problem with those that have such an opinion?

86. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No, but it's funny to watch.

119. sgodsell

Posts: 7437; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The true tone display. That is rich, especially using Samsung's AMOLED displays. Like Samsung's displays don't offer such a feature. Give me a break. Also Sony has 960 fps slow mode on some of their newer smartphones.

138. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

960fps at 1080p? If it's at 1080p I'll be impressed but I am doubting it is. I don't know of any other phone that does 240fps at full 1080p. If there is, please enlighten me

159. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013 Here it is, 960fps at 1080p on the Sony XZ.

171. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The XZP does 960fps at 720p not 1080p. I would still take that over 240 at 1080 though.

207. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

As someone says below and I checked on, the 960fps is only recorded for less than 1 second. PhoneArena even had an article about it. It records like 1/5th of a second which is not even comparable to sustained 240fps


Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Don't be, Sony phones can only record 0.182 seconds (less than one second) at a time at 960 fps "720p" and you do so by pressing a botton while filming the video, this means that if you didn't pressed it at the exact moment when the action was happening your video is nothing but a hot mess, the second slow motion mode can only record 120fps not sure about the resolution of this one though. In a more positive note they can shoot 4k 30fps using H.265 video format which is great saving storage.

143. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

True tone display? Do you remember the Adoptive Display with RGB light sensor and auto colour balance since Galaxy S4(2013)? which also using a AMOLED screen.

148. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I still have my Galaxy S4 and I definitely remember that! Kudos for pointing it out to those who are getting hyped that it's an industry first in the iPhone X.

161. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Hey Trojan if some iSheeps says that iPhone X is 1st with such a display technology, I do understand that. But the Irony is notable tech site like PA said that which is like WTF..

185. TBomb

Posts: 1566; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It's the first with true tone display. tell Samsung they should have named the technology if they wanted to be first. iPhone is also the first industry phone to have 'super retina display"... same screen has been around or years, just not given TM'd name. I agree with you. just saying.

216. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Agreed. I give Apple all the rest with the exception of this and the animojos things. For some reason Thought the adaptive feature setting on their Amoled screen did this already. the aninmojo thing ? Come on this is a gimmick you will use it for a couple of days and get never use it again

28. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Most of them aren't even first... What a joke...

79. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

No, all of them is the 1st in industry... source: iPhonearena /s

98. maherk

Posts: 6950; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

True tone is basically Adaptive Screen mode that has been on Samsung devices for years now. Face ID is basically IRIS scanning with a new Apple's marketing term. I saw plenty of videos about the iPhone X, and all of them mentioned that you need to have your eyes open for the scanner to work. But I believe it was in The Verge's video, when the Apple employee was showcasing the feature to the reviewer, he mentioned that you need to open your eyes so that the sensor would scan your IRIS in order to unlock your device.

102. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nothing to do with iris.....get your facts straight.....

105. maherk

Posts: 6950; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Then why it doesn't work with your eyes closed? And where did you get your facts from, Apple's keynote? Lol

183. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Apple said that only if you are paying attention to the phone, it will unlock. So If you are not looking at it, it will not work. That's why faceID needs eyes open so that it knows you are looking at the phone. And of course the security. If FaceID works with eyes closed, when you are sleeping someone could unlock your phone by bringing the phone to your face. But with this approach that can not happen. No one could unlock your phone even if you are dead. I know. You fandroids just can't even process that Apple Ace'd it with FaceID.

187. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Aced it wow.. That's sloppier than the IRIS scanner on the Note 7... Just check out the videos..

198. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

so no one can unlock your phone when you are sleeping! Just a guess!

128. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

yes i talked to samsung about this last week and they told me the face unlock only works with iris scan so it sees your retina and face

130. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Which means Face ID is actually Iris scanning like on the Galaxy S8... That's nothing new at all. What kind of article is this? SMH

141. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Don't think that's what it means at all. Obviously there is more going on than it just scanning ur iris, it 3D maps your FACE. But I guess you can believe the troll above saying he spoke to Samsung about apples faceid tech last week and they definitely know absolutely everything about it, so wonder why they didn't do it? Hmm..

149. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It mixes Iris scanning with 3D mapping of the face... not exactly new.

163. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Funny part is, Apple is hiding the speed of Face ID unlock under the Animations. I mean Samsung Iris works really really fast no doubt & also it will straight away goes to homescreen.. but Face ID is like read your face wait till unlock shows on screen & then swipe the screen out WTF..

139. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

You talked to Samsung about apples faceid last week huh? Riiiiight. I don't suppose you have any proof of this? I didn't think so

166. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Wrong! Truetone display is nothing like adaptive display. Adaptive display just change the color temperature of the display according to the TIME, but trutone display changes it according to the AMBIENT LIGHT. That's why it is much more advanced and better. Butthurt??

173. nique0201

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

That's is not what adaptive display is. It adjust the color for what is being viewed on the screen and for the ambient light setting. Has nothing to do with the time.

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