iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Display Sizes, Cameras, Battery Life, Face ID vs. Touch ID

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple on Tuesday hosted its first-ever event at Steve Jobs Theater, where it unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.


    iPhone X is Apple's new flagship smartphone, with a stainless steel frame sandwiched between a nearly edge to edge OLED display on the front and glass on the back. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also received a glass-backed design, but otherwise the devices look virtually the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

    iPhone X starts at $999 in the United States, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus start at $699 and $799 respectively.

    If cost wasn't a factor, the iPhone X is undoubtedly the better smartphone in more ways than one. But the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are very capable smartphones as well, so when there is at least $200 or $300 in savings to be had, it's worth considering which of the three smartphones best suits your needs. Find out ahead...

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  2. Agit21 macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2016
    N1 apple.
    Since the EUR gained value to the USD how is 799€ justified for the LCD iPhone? Like I said, I'll be a happy S8 owner soon. Goodbye iOS.
  3. Aussi3 macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2012
    Facesticks on the App store
    iPhone X thanks! That screen looks beautiful! Can’t wait
  4. Jmausmuc macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2014
    Not sure if I will buy any of these but if I do it will be the iPhone X.
    I am not going to pay this much money for a phone that looks almost the same like the iPhone 6 I replaced last year.

    I am a little disappointed they relaeased another iteration of the same big bezel design we have had for such a long time without even reducing the price.
    The internals are great, sure but I it just doesn’t get me emotionally at all.
    I could however see myself having no other option but to buy a iPhone X after I’ve held it in my hands...
  5. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    That list of what's different for your $/£200 doesn't make great reading.

    I'll wait another year for an upgrade on the upgrade.
  6. fizzyfizz macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2010
    TQ12 - UK
    I'll stick with the 8. I can't get past that notch overlapping photos and videos.
  7. Shaun, UK macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    When you go full screen in landscape mode to watch a film for example the top cut out looks really annoying. I hope they automatically crop the picture so you get a solid black line instead.
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Good write up, thanks. The iPhone x seems totally underwhelming compared to the 8. "What's different" is an alarmingly short section of the write up given the two or three hundred dollar difference. Also, although edge to edge screen is beautiful, I consider the loss of the home button and touch ID to be pretty severe negatives.
  9. MrGimper macrumors 601


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Whist all 3 phones support P3, from the Apple comparison page it appears only the X supports HDR.....
  10. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
    Bye have fun with the S8.
  11. cmaier macrumors G3

    Jul 25, 2007
    Doesn’t do that unless you tell it to. You can choose letterbox or full zoom.
  12. i.mac macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2007
    Recently I went to a baseball game which cost so much that I wonder how people can afford doing this on the regular bases.

    One of many things ha can be done with $200 extra dollars...

    1. Buy more beer at a baseball game (and go pee more often)

    2. Buy one jersey at the same baseball game and some food...

    3. Upgrade to first class seating when going to that baseball game...

    4. Donate the money instead of going to said baseball game...


    5. Donate some money AND spend an extra $200 dollars and get a better iPhone to take to the baseball game.

    I'm taking the latest option except that I'm not going to another baseball game in a good while. That's how I'm saving money and still enjoy iPhone X for the next two years.
  13. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    I do love the design of the iPhone X, I don't really mind the "notch" all that much but it do look silly at times, especially in photos but I bet it wont feel the same when you actually use it.

    There are still bezle's though. I don't really understand why they couldn't make the display panel stretch at tad bit more in every direction. It looks like it has a black outline around the panel between the panel and the stainless steel edges.
  14. miniyou64 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    I have serious concerns about the practicality of Face ID security in situations where it's needed the most. I think its going to fail very quickly...
  15. BMcCoy macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    I'll stick with my SE.

    I like: squared, not curved, screen corners,
    no notch cutout in my videos
    A home button with TouchID
    a headphone socket
    A sensible price
  16. kidaje, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017

    kidaje macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Is the camera upgraded on iPhone 8 from iPhone 7?
  17. B.A.T macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2009
    If you shoot video in 4K it can shoot at 60fps vs 30fps which helps for slow motion. You can also shoot 1080p video at 240fps vs 120. For photos I don't think you'll notice a difference. I'd wait for reviews to come in if you can and make a decision then.
  18. RichTF macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    London, UK
    Are you sure about that? From reading around, it seems like you press-and-hold that side button to activate Siri. Double tapping is reserved for triggering Apple Pay.
  19. Tiltasauras macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Would be nice if someone could calculate the actual screen real estate of the 8+ and the X and compare them. The X having a 5.8” screen is a bit misleading because it’s so skinny. On paper it’s huge but in reality it’s likely still smaller looking.
  20. macTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2016
    People always complain because people want everything they dream of at a price they want.

    This is an amazing lineup, quality phones at every price point. Sorry you can't afford the best one, or don't like the brand new design of the cheaper ones, but too bad.
  21. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I'm buying the iPhone X because I wanted some of the features of the Plus in a smaller form factor. The display also looks amazing! One thing the article missed though when it comes to new gestures: You can slide your finger along the home button handle to more quickly switch between apps full-screen. And not completely new but different: You can swipe down on the time tab to bring down notification center and swipe down on the wireless/battery tab to view control center. I'm actually a bit upset about that because it's going to be so hard to reach control center, which I use all the time with my AirPods, AppleTV, flashlight, etc. At least there is a flashlight button now on the lock screen. But is there no sort of reach-ability now? Seems pretty weird since the display is taller than ever.
  22. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    I wish they’d put the X in stores to demo early so we could make a decision between that and an 8+ before going all in on one. Waiting isn’t too bad, just annoying.
  23. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    If true, they really should have done letterbox for all their demos. I guess if they did that though the marketed screen size would be confusing: full screen with notch vs letterbox with no annoying cut out.
  24. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    Was not aware of that - thanks.
  25. testcard macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    Useful comparison of the three new models - thanks.

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