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Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: Here are all the specs differences

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Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: Here are all the specs differences

The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are now official, following months of numerous leaks, enticing rumors, and gossip. As usual, new iPhone releases are not only the highlight of the year for fans of everything Apple, but for almost all other smartphone geeks out there, who simply can't wait to praise, or on the contrary - heavily criticize Cupertino and just about anything that gets shown on stage.


In what's quite possibly the largest iPhone release so far, Apple has not only updated its flagship iPhones, but also introduced a whole new 10th anniversary edition that is easily one of this year's head-turners.

But how does it differ from the more regular and traditional iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus? What sets it apart except for the obvious design difference? Here's what you need to know:

Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Design
OSiOS (11.x)iOS (11.x)iOS (11.x)
Dimensions5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
Weight6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
MaterialsMain body: Glass; Accents: Stainless steelMain body: Glass; Accents: AluminumMain body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Features Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

IP 67IP 67IP 67
Display
Physical size5.8 inches4.7 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1125 x 2436 pixels750 x 1334 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

459 ppi326 ppi401 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

OLEDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

82.35 %65.34 %67.47 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness625 cd/m2 (nit)625 cd/m2 (nit)625 cd/m2 (nit)
Camera
Camera12 megapixels12 megapixels12 megapixels
FlashQuad LEDQuad LEDQuad LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F1.8F1.8F1.8
Optical zoom2.0 x 2.0 x
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Dual-camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video lightOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Front-facing camera7 megapixels7 megapixels7 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A11 BionicApple A11 BionicApple A11 Bionic
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Hexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nmHexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nmHexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nm
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Apple M11Apple M11Apple M11
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM2 GB RAM3 GB RAM
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

256 GB256 GB256 GB
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

 1821 mAh2675 mAh
Fast ChargeYesYesYes
Wireless chargingBuilt-inBuilt-inBuilt-in
Talk time 14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1247 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1247 min)
Music playback60.00 hours40.00 hours60.00 hours
Video playback13.00 hours13.00 hours14.00 hours
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Wireless screen shareWireless screen share
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
LTE (TDD)Bands 38, 39, 40, 41Bands 38, 39, 40, 41Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
DataLTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTSLTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
Connectivity
Mobile PaymentApple PayApple PayApple Pay
Availability
Scheduled release

Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

03 Nov 201722 Sep 201722 Sep 2017
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 1149$ 849$ 949

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posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:21 7

1. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 413; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave after seeing that notch become official.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 23:18

19. theunspoken (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Jul 2017)


hahaha, he will be back from dead like the undertaker.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:22 2

2. abdoualgeria (Posts: 816; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


"The first OLED display great enough to be in an iPhone."

DisplayMate : say what ??

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 20:29

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 6702; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Sheeple detected!

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:22 4

3. fyahking (Posts: 1016; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


The iphone x black borders is so annoying. Why are you putting up the iphone 6 and 6s on here?:)

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:25 1

4. LikeMyself (Posts: 464; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Agreed
The black borders are fugly. They look like big bezels & ruin the design

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:27 2

6. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1355; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


I can't believe they don't at least turn the notches black while watching a video. That is ridiculous and looked quite dumb on stage. Very dumb infact

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:34 1

9. Saioofi (Posts: 292; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Man sit yo ass down literally every android fanboy mocked the iPhone for having big bezel and once Apple decides to minimize the bezels to this extent to make it stand out, you keep mocking it? Blindass fanboy

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:08

20. P-YWS (Posts: 95; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Since the "black borders" was signed off by Sir Jonathan Ivy, you may consider taking a class on ID Design at the Royal College of Art in London. This will allow you to align your viewpoint same as those of Sir Ivy. Lol

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:26

5. abdoualgeria (Posts: 816; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


These phone share the same design :
iPhone 6 , iPhone 6+ , iPhone 6s , iPhone 6s+ , iPhone 7 , iPhone 7+ , iPhone 8 , iPhone 8+
Omg

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:34 2

10. Saioofi (Posts: 292; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Imo the iPhone 8 is more of an S upgrade. It should've been called iphone 7S

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:11

21. P-YWS (Posts: 95; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Didn't anybody notice that the iPhone8's screen resolution is still the antiquated 750x1334. I am curious if such pitiful resolution is going to lead to excessive insurance claim because the buyers are going to have degenerated eye-sights. Lol.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:27 1

7. cnour (Posts: 1624; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Samsung and the others: game is over.....

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:33

8. Sammy_DEVIL737 (Posts: 151; Member since: 28 Nov 2016)


Yaa Apple's. Right??

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:04 1

11. drunkenjay (Posts: 1100; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


its kind of funny how it still has a lower body to screen ratio than samsungs. that black bar is all the bezels combined.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:43 1

13. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1033; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Stop it - everyone can compete. People have choices. This is not going to put the other OEMs out of business it illogical since Apple is sourcing major components ( screen, flash memory etc) from Samsung and LG. If they all went out of business then the X , as it is now, would also fade out of existence since there would no components from these OEMS. No the resources ( money ) just trade hands that's all.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:54 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 25528; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOOOO! Now that...is funny.
Dude how? Please explain, and please don't say sales...we know it'll sell more.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 18:18

17. sissy246 (Posts: 4189; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LMFAO
The iPhone 10 will sale good, but your stupid if you think the game is over.
A11 chip is nice, yeah it will open apps 2 seconds fast BFD.
Everything thing else Samsung already hadand you are just now getting.
And the phone is not bezel-less, hell even my old note 5 has less side bezels.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:10

12. Ozsikhs (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Sep 2015)


Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529, not IP68

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:46

14. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1033; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Really? I am not questioning you just not really astute on these matters. So are you saying that the new iPhones are iP67 and Apple said they were IP68 or that PA is reporting it as such?

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 16:44

16. Brewski (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


http://www.enclosurecompany.com/ip-ratings-explained.php

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