Apple’s flagship devices, especially iPhones tend to differ from each other slightly. This time, Apple made a significant change. They ditched the iPhone 7S and jumped straight to iPhone 8, something we didn’t expect. The surprises didn’t stop there as they also launched a special 10th-anniversary celebratory device, iPhone X.
While iPhone X seems to have dominated the headlines due to its powerful features, iPhone 8 and 8 plus are still strong players in the market, boasting great improvements from iPhone 7 and should command their fair share of the market.
You may be excited about the new and powerful features that iPhone X boasts, but at the same time wondering whether you need to pay up the $1000 it’s going for while iPhone 8/8 plus can still give you the features that you want the most. Well, here is how the two flagships match up.
When it comes to the screen size, iPhone 8 and iPhone X are worlds apart. The iPhone X boasts a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display while iPhone 8 and 8 plus have a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD display respectively. Though significantly bigger, iPhone X has been criticized as it features a notch at the top of the screen as you can see from the picture below.
If we were scrupulous, the screen visible on either side of the notch is n’t exactly going to be usable.
iPhone X uses Apple’s superior OLED technology in its 2,436 x 1,125 pixel screen, which allows the device to produce darker colors. The iPhone 8 uses a 1334×750-pixel retina HD display as in the previous iPhone 7, but then it gives you a fuller picture as it lacks the indent at the top of the screen. The iPhone 8 plus has 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Face ID vs Touch ID
With iPhone X, Apple has debuted its Face ID feature, where the user looks at the phone, then the phone scans them using infrared and unlocks. The lack of the fingerprint scanner will, however, be missed by many users, who prefer it to the face scanner. The iPhone 8/8 plus still have this feature where we like the simplicity of just touching the home button and unlocking the phone.
Augmented Reality & Emoji
iPhone X beats iPhone 8 here, with the new animoji, the new emoji that mirror’s owner’s facial expressions. This is made possible by its front camera and infrared scanner.
Both iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 plus have a 12 MP rear camera, but iPhone X and 8 plus have dual, which combine to create the stunning portrait shots with the blurred background that other phones can’t take. However, we still love the portrait shots of iPhone 7, so iPhone 8 is not badly off.
Both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 flagship devices are powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic processor, a feature that makes both phones lightning fast and enables smooth performance.
For the extra cash, iPhone X packs a significant upgrade from iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. With great features such as an all-screen display, facial recognition, dual focus camera etc. it could be worth to get one. However, iPhone 8/8 plus flagship is an advancement of iPhone 7/7 plus, and most people tend to love what they know. It has a bonus of Touch ID and home button, for those who love the current technology.
Since there were shorter queues at the iPhone 8 outlets, let us know in the comments which device do you prefer.