I've been using the 8+ for the past month and received my iPhone X. After a few days of using it I'm starting to wonder if the differences between the 8+ and the X are worth someone laboring over which phone to get. I really liked using the 8+ and would have been perfectly happy using it for the next year. When I received the iPhone X, the "wow" factor pretty much wore off after the first day and I was still left with how well iOS was working. Both phones have great cameras, great screens, and are fast. With that said however the facial recognition is pretty nice when unlocking the phone and unlocking certain apps that previously used Touch ID. I would definitely recommend the X to anyone coming from the iPhone 6 or before but I think that most would be perfectly happy with the iPhone 8. I certainly wouldn't tell someone NOT to get the iPhone 8. I mean, lets get real here, the 8 is definitely no slouch. It's a classic design that has been almost perfected. Alas, after all is said and done, I'm a techie at heart who must have the latest and greatest. I will sell off my iPhone 8+ and happily use the X at least for the next year. I just wanted to convey my thoughts about how people really shouldn't get too wrapped up in the differences between the two phones. Both are great no matter how you look at it.