Here is the Apple iPhone X screen-to-body ratio


We've just told you about how the 5.85-inch display on the Apple iPhone X is actually smaller than the 5.5-inch one on the iPhone 8 Plus, and now, we've also calculated the screen-to-body ratio of the tenth anniversary iPhone.

When you take into account the curved edges of the phone, the cutout of the display and the curved edges of the screen itself, you arrive at a screen-to-body ratio of 82% for the iPhone X.

How does this compare to the older iPhones? Well, here is how:


Display InfoiPhoneXiPhone8iPhone8 Plus
Aspect ratio2.17:116:916:9
Display size5.85 inches4.7 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1125 x 2436 pixels750 x 1334 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen area(in points)296,724 points250,125 points304,704 points
Screen-to-body
Ratio
82%65.7%68.2%
Pixel density458 pixels per inch326 ppi401 ppi
Scaling3x 'true' Retina2x 'true' Retina3x 'true' Retina
Disclaimer: Notice that in our specs page, the screen-to-body ratios are slightly different. That's due to the fact that curved edges are not included in those calculations.

Put simply, the iPhone X display takes 16.3 percentage points more of the whole front than the screen on the iPhone 8, and 13.8 percentage points more than the screen of the iPhone 8 Plus.

So there you have it, the iPhone X is indeed a big leap forward in terms of its screen-to-body ratio, and now we now the exact number.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

And the Galaxy S8 has 84% Was really expecting the number to be higher than 82

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know... something simply does not sound right about 82%... From the sound of it, they're measuring the curve of the phone all the way to the halfway point on the side of the device. For me, I would be more interested in what the screen to body ratio is from a user's visual perspective, meaning, taking a picture of the front of the device and measuring the visual bezel in relation to the screen on a 2D plane, which I imagine would be a significantly higher percentage.

22. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

It got fat side bezel..

28. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

It's actually 80.9% if you go with the active part of the screen, rather than fake renders of a larger screen. https://tweakers.net/reviews/5701/apple-iphone-x-oled-van-rand-tot-rand.html

27. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

The notch accounts for 10%.

30. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

galaxy s8 does not have 84% ratio, they say 84% because they dont take the bezel on the left and right into account, due to the screen slighly bending there. If that is taken into account, s8s have less than 84% actually. http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_x_screen_to_body_ratio_compared-news-27264.php

33. MattL

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

is there a reason you posted a link to an article that has no information an s8 screen to body ratio lol. The only thing I can find on gsmarena for the S8 gives it a 83.6% ratio... so yeah slightly less than 84% but still better than an iPhone X. The side bezels on the S8 no matter how you measure them are very small.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice S2B ratio. You've arrived Apple, now take advantage of that screen for crying out loud.

8. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

And take advantage of the power that lives inside this phone! We don’t need an A11 for writing emails, surfing the web oder watching a video. We need it for real multitasking, picture in picture and a full scale OS.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Android has a lot of those cool features in Oreo... Sadly my Nexus 6P is really starting to show its age and isn't performing as well as I would like it to. Hopefully, Apple takes some inspiration from Android in that regard.

21. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I would, but I never bought the warranty... next time, I most certainly will.

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

They may give you a one time warranty exception as a customer courtesy. Try it, worse they can say is no.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

True... I think I'll give it a shot, one thing is for sure though, I will not downgrade in storage capacity though.

13. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Then you have to wait until Apple let you multitask.

3. h4ck3d

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Worse than V30, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, Mi Mix and all others all screen phones as your choice...

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yup, and I still plan to get a Pixel 2 regardless of it having an even lower screen to body ratio than all those phones you listed... why? Because for some people, bezel size is an irrelevant metric when determining what makes a phone great.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

84% for the s8 and 82% for the iPhone X and yet when you browse all the tech sites they talk about how the iPhone has a superior screen to body ratio compared to the s8 and note 8.......more biased junk from tech site. Why didn't phonearena mention Samsung in this? I'm damn sure they would have if the s8 had an 80% screen to body ratio.

5. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can someone confirm if they're using 18:9 aspect ratio? It would be funny if they are, since we all know how much Apple trolls on this site hated this screen resolution.

17. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

They aren't. They are using a 2436x1125 display, which roughly equates to 19.5:9. If you discount the top thingy, it's an 18.5:9 display, which shouldn't be surprising since it's using Samsung panel. What I'm interested about is whether it's a PenTile or an RGB display.

31. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It is supposedly a Super AMOLED which means it will be PenTile... if so, it is another disappointing characteristic, though I would say not a major issue on today's dpi

32. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Super. AMOLED has no relation with being PenTile. It's just that the latest few super AMOLED have been PenTile, but the technology just means the display and glass are fused.

20. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Hey Maherk as per GSMARENA, iPhone X is using a 19.5 display along with that notch (PA also mentioned it having 1:2.17 seems correct contrary to gsmarena). If we remove the notch area completely along with those bull horns, then it is 9:18.5. So now they took even one step above 9:18.5 of Samsung flagships. Its hilarious as no1 is commenting now :D

25. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Of course they won't comment about it now, they love the new aspect ratio, just like they now love wireless charging, OLED technology, face recognition, and plenty more.

6. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Holy crap 65%? That's awful. What are Sony phones?

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Big screen, small screen. And now big bezel, small bezel. Too much choice, apple fan is even more confused now.

9. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

What if you only include 'unobstructed screen'?

14. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

by the way, $412.75 is the production cost estimation.. info via gsmarena. So not anymore high price due to samsung panels.. but this we knew already.

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Samsung charge them 80 $ for the display lol .... Sammy is making 80 $ in every iPhone X solde .... Funny

19. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

actually, they make more they also supply the ram and memory

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