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

Display

Display size

5.8 inches
4.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1125 x 2436 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9
16:9
16:9

Pixel density

459 ppi
326 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

OLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

82.35 %
65.34 %
67.47 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
7 megapixels
7 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 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)

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Apple 3-core GPU
Apple 3-core GPU

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x)

Battery

Capacity

2716 mAh
1821 mAh
2691 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

 
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Music playback

60.00 hours
40.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
13.00 hours
14.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 1149
$ 849
$ 949

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21 Comments

1. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

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

19. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

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

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

"The first OLED display great enough to be in an iPhone." DisplayMate : say what ??

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Sheeple detected!

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

4. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

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

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

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

9. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 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

20. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 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

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

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

10. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

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

21. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 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.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yaa Apple's. Right??

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

13. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

17. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

12. Ozsikhs

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529, not IP68

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 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?

16. Brewski

Posts: 691; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

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