iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: Which one is for you?

Apple finally introduced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus along with the 10th anniversary edition, the iPhone X. At first look, there are significant differences with each other. While there is marginal difference between the iPhone 8/ 8 Plus and its predecessor, the more striking design leap is reserved for the iPhone X. Aside from its aesthetics, what sets it apart is the price, which is in fact a new territory for an iPhone as it breaches the 4 figure mark for an already expensive devices.

Either way, these newly introduced iPhones are definitely going to perform like a champ. Each will use a Hexa-core A11 Bionic chipset which will bring a benchmark beating performance across the board. They are also compatible with augmented reality which can potentially catapult the technology into the mainstream. A much requested feature has finally made it to these devices- a wireless charging capability. It is also the reason why a rear toughened glass is a feature for each iPhones to enable it charge wirelessly. It is compatible to other Qi wireless chargers so that will really come in handy due to their availability.

If you are in the market for the a new iPhone and having a hard time deciding which among the latest IOS devices is your best bet, then check out the pros of each model. Though in the end, the iPhone X is going to be a no-brainer for any Apple fan who wants the latest and greatest Apple product that is packed with bleeding edge tech, hefty price notwithstanding.

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X comparison table

 
iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Display Size 4.7 inches 5.5 inches 5.8 inches
Panel LCD LCD Super AMOLED
Pixel Density 326 ppi 401 ppi 458 ppi
CPU/Chipset Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic Hexa-core Apple 11 Bionic
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 3 GB
Storage 64 GB or 256 GB 64 GB or 256 GB 64 GB or 256 GB
Camera Main:
Single 12 MP, f/1.8, IOS
Main:
Dual 12 MP
(f/1.8, OIS & f/2.8)
Main:
Dual 12 MP
(f/1.8, OIS & f/2.4)
Selfie:
7 MP, f/2.2
Selfie:
7 MP, f/2.2
Selfie:
7 MP, f/2.2
Camcorder 4K@60 fps
1080p@240fps
4K@60 fps
1080p@240fps
4K@60 fps
1080p@240fps
Stereo speakers Yes Yes Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack No No No
Water Resistance Yes
IP67 certified
Yes
IP67 certified
Yes
IP67 certified
Biometric Front Mounted Fingerprint Scanner Front Mounted
Fingerprint Scanner
Face ID
Price $699 $799 $999

 

Key Differences

iPhone 8 – the standard version is going to appeal for fans of one-handed phones. At 4.7 inch, it is going to be considered small form factor but performance-wise, the A11 Bionic chipset is going to be at par with its bigger siblings. The single lens camera features an ƒ/1.8 six‑element lens, OIS, and a faster 12MP sensor. It is also the more cheaper in the family which starts at $699.

The iPhone 8 Plus  design-wise, it looks a bit dated already for such a big screened phone but updated features still makes it a compelling choice. The dual lens of the main camera now have optical image stabilization with f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures for less blurry portrait shots. A nifty software effect known as the portrait lighting mode allows you to play with different effects as would in a studio setting. The price will set you back a hundred bucks more from the standard iPhone 8.

The top-of-the-line flagship of the bunch is the iPhone X, and consequently the most pricey. It is a leap forward for Apple in terms of phone design as it deviate significantly from its predecessor, namely an almost-bezel less aesthetics, Super AMOLED for the display, and the highest resolution ever for an iPhone. Gone is the fingerprint sensor, instead a TrueDepth sensor takes over the biometrics for unlocking the device. Dual camera system is in place for capturing portrait with blurry background effect. Meanwhile true depth system for the front camera also allows it have a Bokeh effect for portraits. Another exclusive feature of the iPhone X is the Animoji which captures facial expression of in-built emoji.