The iPhone X is ranked #2 on TIME’S “Top 10 Gadgets of 2017”

Surpassed only by the Nintendo Switch for the #1 spot on their top 10 list, TIME magazine wrote a raving review about the iPhone X. The main reasons for this are the new facial recognition system called Face ID which works hand in hand with Snapchat and Warby Parker as those apps rely heavily on face mapping technology to place realistic masks over the eyes and faces of the app users. “That”, they write, “combined with a sharp camera, long battery life, and a large screen packed into a more palatable size, make Apple’s iPhone X a top pick.”

What makes the iPhone X special?

They call it the iPhone 10 in place of theĀ  letter X. According to Apple, the iPhoneX represents the biggest technological leap forward since the introduction of the very first iPhone, introduced 10 years ago. Apple’s aim was to create an iPhone that’s all display and no buttons on the surface, creating less space between the physical object and the digital experience. The iPhone X sits in a highly polished stainless steel casing and the surface area of the display measures 5.8″ on the front screen. The two available color options are Space Gray & Silver with a black front panel. The edge to edge design also takes advantage of Apple’s newest OLED screen technology called “Super Retina” and it doesn’t disappoint. The screen features true-to-life colors and deep black pixels, previously not seen in Apple smartphones before. It also features a resolution of 2436 x 1125 with 458 pixels per inch. Those type of specs were rarely available on high end computer gaming monitors just 2-3 years ago. The iPhone also supports HDR, wide color, 3D Touch, and True Tone for adjusting the white balanced to match ambient lighting in the environment where the iPhone X is being used. At 5.8″ measured diagonally, this is the largest display that has been introduced on any iPhone at the time this article is written.