I just received my iPhone X in Sydney Australia!!! First impressions

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  1. Boardiesboi macrumors 65816

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    I just received my iPhone X in Sydney Australia!!! First impressions

    It’s 10.05am here in Sydney Australia and I just had my iPhone X Silver 64GB delivered to work an hour ago

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    *First impressions*

    **Design** – Coming from a 7+, this thing is sooo small! It feels hefty in the hand and is definitely thicker - The thickness gives it a sturdy and premium feel. The stainless steel frame is very similar to my SS Apple Watch and might scratch but I have the Cape Cod cloth for buffing it up when needed.

    **Screen / Notch** – It feels a bit surreal that the phone is smaller than my 7+ but the screen seems infinitely bigger. The OLED screen is amazing the colours are more vivid and sharp. I personally don’t mind the notch at all – I forgot about it once I started scrolling through websites and the reduced status bar icons in the left and right ears feel streamlined and not as intrusive.

    I also watched short videos on YouTube in full screen mode and I don’t notice the notch at all – It’s in the place where I would normally hold the phone anyway.

    **Face ID** – OMG it’s fast. Set up was super easy and it has not failed me yet (I’ve unlocked it maybe 30 times or so). Raise to wake and swipe up and it’s unlocked. I’ve tried different angles of unlocking including it lying flat in front of me on the desk, tap to wake and it’s unlocked. I do not miss Touch ID one bit.

    **Gestures** – I used to jailbreak my 6S+ and used Activator frequently so this feels very familiar. It took me maybe 5 to 10 mins to get used to the gesture based navigation. Swiping up to close an app or go to the home screen is intuitive and responsive. Swiping left or right on the home bar feels fluid and very convenient. Even swiping up and holding to open app switcher isn’t as slow as some of the reviews make it out to be. I don’t miss the home button one bit.

    Happy to answer any questions. I’m at work now but will try and respond as quickly as possible
     
  2. RedRabbits macrumors member

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    Awesome!!! Congrats. Looks great!
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    How would you describe the silver back? As far as color. I realize color is probably the only thing impossible to describe in words... but what other Apple products or things does the color resemble?
     
  3. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    Gosh that silver iPhone is gorgeous ! Can't wait for mine tomorrow morning !
     
  4. larzy macrumors regular

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    Cool first impressions and beautiful wallpaper
     
  5. Boardiesboi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not as white as I thought it'd be. A slight greyish tone.
     
  6. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    Silver like Apple said?
     
  7. Boardiesboi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's one of the three live wallpapers that came with the phone.
     
  8. born2runak macrumors regular

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    My biggest concern, as I’m sure many others, is coming from a plus model, do you feel like you are losing anything? Does watching 16:9 video in standard view ( hiding the notch) feel restrictive?
     
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  10. Boardiesboi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not silver at all. Just white / greyish white
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    Not at all. It's not a step down from the 7+ that's for sure. Watch full screen and don't hide the notch - You forget about it very quickly.
     
  11. CatalinApple macrumors regular

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    It's killing me to see this post knowing that my iPhone X won't arrive sooner than November 20-27th. It looks amazing. I can't wait to get mine.
     
  12. Detailmylifeaway macrumors regular

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    Omg I love the silver , it looks really good in the pictures you posted. It looks white every other picture or video I’ve watched.
     
  13. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Are there any new dynamic wallpapers exclusive to the iPhone X?
     
  14. Boardiesboi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There are 7 dynamic wallpapers, which are different to the ones I have on my 7+

    They are of black background with different colour circles floating around.
     
  15. naturalstar macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your review, especially on the angles for unlocking. Enjoy!
     
  16. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Interesting. Can’t wait to see those tomorrow!
     
  17. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    Looks really nice, the screen looks good even in the photos.
     
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    Does the live wallpaper with the colors moving around shown in the online commercial come with the phone. I thought it may be just a video.
     
  20. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

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    First few days will be like honeymoon and then...
     
  21. TedJustAdmitit macrumors 6502

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    So maybe smoke colored?
     
  22. Boardiesboi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No they are similar to the ones used in the marketing by Apple.
     
  23. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

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    Are the gestures reversed on the Australian model? :D
     
  24. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like my last relationship. ;)
     

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