Is the iPhone X screen bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus screen?

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  1. AyeKay15 macrumors member

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    Whenever I see the two iPhones side by side I kinda get confused because the iPhone 8 Plus looks bigger but the iPhone X supposed to have a bigger screen. What's the confirmation on this?
     
  2. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 8 plus is wider, while the X will be taller.
     
  3. ScottC7, Sep 17, 2017
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    It's quite confusing, I agree. While the X may be bigger in terms of a diagonal measurement, if you eliminate the notch spaces and the rounded corners, that X screen becomes smaller. I'm not convinced the useable area of the two is much different (admittedly, that's an unscientific answer).
     
  4. psac macrumors 6502a

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    It's this. The total screen of the X is bigger than the plus, but the usable screen area is only a little bigger than the 8, and definitely smaller than the 8 plus.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I think the difference between the two (as far as usable screen space) is a matter of millimeters.
     
  6. BlueRevere macrumors member

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    The difference is negligible. The X is a bit larger but has round edges and a caviat at the top.
     

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    Did you create that picture? The iPhone X center arrow is not centered on the screen like the iPhone 8 is.
     
  8. BlueRevere macrumors member

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    >>Did you create that picture?
    Yes, from a screenshot of the Apple website.

    >>The iPhone X center arrow is not centered on the screen like the iPhone 8 is.
    Yes, I wanted to show how much wider the screen of the 8Plus is. But the arrows are the same size on both sides.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  10. ScottC7 macrumors regular

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    Great visual - thanks.
     
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Thank you this is exactly what I was thinking. You can plop an HD screen (iPhone 8 1,920 x 1,080) in the middle of an iPhone X's screen and still not worry about that notch. I'm talking pixels not physical dimensions. I think people are under the assumption they are loosing something when the reality is they just aren't gaining as much as they would have liked.
     
  12. mmomega macrumors 68040

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    so would you choose a 60" 1080 TV over a 55" OLED 4K HDR?
     
  13. Vermifuge, Sep 17, 2017
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    I have a better chance of fitting the 55" in my pocket.

    This is not an accurate comparison however. Think of it as comparing a 16:9 Full HDTV vs a 21:9 HDTV. That 21:9 has a little more room that can be used under special circumstances, however for the majority of the media out there (composed for 16:9) that extra space will go unused.
     
  14. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    This is perfect, if u could swap the arrows on the X and make it aligned like the 8 plus that would be great.
    Ps: I hate the misaligned arrows lols
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I don't remember what thread this was in, but I screenshot it last night. Because of the notch, you can easily make an argument that the Plus has more usable space.

    IMG_1567.jpeg
     
  16. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    This is good but this is comparing physical dimensions and not actual pixels. I wish someone would like this and take the pixel density into consideration.
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    What does pixel density have to do with larger screen usablility?
     
  18. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    because of this
     

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    I'm still confused. There is physically more usable space on the Plus than the X. Pixel density increase the amount of content that can be displayed, but if we are talking strictly screen real estate, Plus wins. If the X didn't have the notch, the X would win.
     
  20. mmomega macrumors 68040

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    It wasn't meant to be a true to the millimeter/pixel/special circumstance, accurate comparison.
    It is simply A comparison.

    Enjoy your evening.
     
  21. Vermifuge, Sep 17, 2017
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    Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    NOPE. Screen real-estate typically refers to how many pixels you have on screen. A 22" screen at 1920 x 1200 has more "real-estate" than a 27" screen at 1440x900.

    A. If you are talking pixel for pixel you can fit the screen on the iPhone 8 plus neatly inside the iPhone X and still have plenty of room to spare avoiding the notch all together.
    B. If you are speaking purely of dimensions the iPhone 8 has a little more physical screen width (In portrait orientation) compared to an iPhone X and still less vertical height (even when accounting for the notch)

    Effectively your apps are going to reside in that 1920x1080 screen area of the X. How far you need to reach with one hand isn't greatly impacted. It may even be a little easier to reach the corners. However the downward swipe may be a little difficult.
     
  22. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020

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    I made a spreadsheet of almost any spec you may want to know on the size of the 8/8+/X iPhones.

    I originally made it to compare the screen area between the 8+ and X and how difficult the X would be to use one-handed compared to the 8. The area on the X will end up being slightly smaller when accounting for the notch and rounded corners. The X will be as impossible to use one handed as the plus.
     

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  23. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I said physically... I’m talking about the physical screen.
     
  24. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    You started off by saying usable space.

    i think were just describing different sides of the same coin.
     

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