Apple has been hard at work to wow their users with every generation of smartphones they release. With the latest design features of the upcoming flagship model iPhone X, they seem eager to surpass expectations. Some sources even call the model the future of smartphones.

The most noticeable thing about the iPhone X (supposed to be pronounced "iPhone 10") is its asking price. At $999, there's no denying that this really is an expensive phone. However, a review from The Verge tells us that when you actually got the phone in your hands, if would feel like every penny spent was worth it.

Now that we got over the fact that it's a pricey model, we can look at some of the features that set it apart from other phones.

High resolution and new gestures

Apple equipped the iPhone X with a "Super Retina Display." This display has a resolution of 1125x2436 pixels. Within previous iPhone models, this is the highest density of pixels packed on one screen.

And that is a good thing, because the screen is where it all happens. Gone are the days when users navigate with the home buttons at the bottom part of the phone. Home buttons are gone in favor of a bezel-less screen.

Users have to perform new gestures to get to the parts they used to access with the home button. For example, tapping the screen wakes the phone up. Swiping up would take users to the home screen. Swiping down from the top-left edge will get you the notifications screen, and swiping down from the top-right edge will get you to the Control Center.

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There are a lot of these new gestures to learn, but we figure it will feel more natural the more we get used to the phone.

Improved FaceID

The iPhone X also has the improved FaceID feature, which relies completely on the impressive front camera. FaceID is a technology that uses facial recognition for security. It scans the owner's face, and it unlocks the phone when it recognizes the owner.

What's impressive about this are the sensors and the foolproof features that Apple integrated in the phone. The front camera has an IR depth feature that can project 30,000 infrared dots on your face. It records these points, and every time a scan is made, there will be comparisons done via the neural network processing built-in on the phone.

It has also been reported that it would not be an easy matter to fool FaceID. For one, it will not work if the owner is not paying attention. This means that, for example, FaceID will not unlock for another person who points the phone to the owner's sleeping face. We are also told that the phone cannot be fooled by photographs.

The iPhone X has a steep asking price. But based on these features that they showed off and more, it seems very well worth it.