This thread is for all those on the fence about the iPhone X vs the iPhone 8. Let me break it down for you. iPhone 8 256GB is $849.99 iPhone X 256GB is $1149.99 That's a $300 dollar price difference (not $400). So the question is what are you getting for $300? Is it worth it? Think about what your actually getting here: Face ID (and all the hardware with the projector depth mapping, etc.) Animojis Dual Optical Image Stabilization in both cameras on the rear of the iPhone X (the 8 and the 8+ only have one camera with OIS) this means less blurry photos, and the X will be better for darker lighting conditions Full size OLED high resolution "Super Retina Display", better colors, resolution, you can get more than 11 inches closer to the screen and it'll still look good Telephoto Portrait lens on the iPhone X's dual camera has a better aperture than the iPhone 8+ (f/2.4 vs. f/2.8) Everything in the 8+ is packed in a "very close to 8" form factor - 21 hours of Battery Life (Talk Time) instead of 14, this is equivalent to iPhone 8 Plus - Bigger than 8+ display - 2 Rear cameras instead of the 1 on the 8. This means no portrait mode, and pictures will not look as good. Looking at the 8+ vs 8, there is a $100 price difference. (that gives you a bigger phone with better stuff [8 to an 8+]) 256GB iPhone 8 is $849.99, and the 256GB iPhone 8+ is $949.99. Say if were willing to pay another $100 to give you everything in the 8+, but in the same size phone as the 8 (or very close to it). Then you are left with thinking whether the remaining $100 is worth having the following (aside from what the 8+ has): - Face ID w/Animoji's - Better Aperature Camera with OIS on the 2nd rear camera too unlike 8+ - Full size OLED Super Retina Display bigger than 8+ while almost the same size hardware-wise to the 8 If so, then yeah the X is worth it otherwise, you can get the 8. The only plus side 8 has over the X is that it's got Touch ID, but given that what Apple said was the Touch ID API is exactly the same as the Face ID API for authentication, it's the future, all the execs are using it and haven't missed it, your not missing out much at this point. Whether they bring it back is a whole different story, but instead of guessing the uncertainty, if you look at what is actually there on paper that Apple is trying to sell you... you determine if the value proposition is there. Personal Opinion I am biased towards having a small phone I can handle comfortably with one hand. Some say 8+ is easy, but no matter how you cut it, the 8 will be easier because it is smaller. That said, with a 6, I've been missing out on all the OIS which leads to blurry photos. I love photography, I really do. So for me, the better cameras are always a plus, but the main selling point is the form factor and the battery life in the size of the phone. Sure, Better Camera, OLED, Face ID are great, and Animojis, but the Form Factor and Battery Life are I think the biggest advantages of the iPhone X that make me want to switch. To me, my initial impressions are iPhone X appears really expensive on paper, and it really is, but if you break it down and think about it from a different perspective, it could actually end up feeling cheaper.