Photo/Video: How Better is the iPhone X vs the iPhone 8 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MichaelMidnight, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. MichaelMidnight macrumors regular


    Feb 20, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I know it's hard to really answer this since we only have the 8 Plus in the Wild and only a handful of reviews of the iPhone X from the event, but I'm wondering how much better is the X vs the 8 Plus in terms of photography and video.

    Mind you, this too is subjective for each person, but at least for me, I rarely zoom in on my pictures or video and I'm interested mostly with the 4K 60FPS. I'm also curious about the bigger battery size but as with the screen, I'm more interested with ACTUAL battery life duration and usable screen size. And I know the best thing would be to wait but I have some events and trips coming up that I'm thinking of using pictures and video for.

    Thanks for any thoughts!
  2. roeiz macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2010
    well, the X has OIS on the tele lens which is hugely important for anything you do on the camera including 4K stuff.
    anyway for me that's the biggest difference.
  3. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Its hard to tell until it is released the Iphone 8 Plus is great as is if you need anything better investing in an actual camera would be a better option instead of another phone.
  4. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    On the backside it's the exact same hardware as the 8 Plus with the exception of OIS in the telephoto lens.
  5. Compote macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2016
    "How is it better" / "How much better is it", but not "how better is it", OP ;p

    Basically the screen.
    OLED, without the defects of OLED (we shall see whether that's true)
    - True blacks (no light)
    - Vivid colors (sometimes too vivid) and great contrasts
    - Battery efficient
    - Still usable outside in bright sunlight, super bright.
    Higher resolution (yes, it does make a difference on videos, and yes, 1080p on a 5.5in phone in 2017 is a joke)
    Is huge in a smaller form factor when compared to the iPhone 8 Plus.

    My take on this is I'd rather have touch ID, and I feel that X creates more accessibility problems, because Siri isn't efficient enough that people can rely on voice command alone.
    Face ID is cool, but ditching touch ID was a mistake.

    I could totally go for iPhone 8 Plus, if only to save 230-260€.
    But what I'd get for that would be a lot of frustration. No Touch ID, not getting the best, the pice not being so different...

    With former generations, regardless of options, you still got the best iPhone, the only one there was.

    Apple are frustrating their users with too much choice and never letting them think they're having good value for the price, except if they go for the top of the line.

    So, there's always the third option, to keep 1000 euros richer for another year, which makes great financial sense.
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    actually, the telephoto lens on the X is not the same. it's not just OIS.

    X: ƒ/2.4 aperture
    8+: ƒ/2.8 aperture
  7. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    What difference do you think that will make?
  8. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    i'm really no expert in that area, so i'll just leave a quote:

    (and let me just mention this, because it might cause confusion: smaller number = larger aperture )
  9. Duncanator macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2016
    Well it depends on your usage. Each individual is different. I love Touch ID hence why I got the iPhone 8+. I will probably buy the X as well to be able to better assert my opinion on things but I until then there is no saying which is better. Very difficult to compare a device that is out vs a device that is not even available for pre-order yet. Make the comparison and such once the X reaches the hands of consumers.
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    To me, the only advantage that matters is, iPhone X has the screen size of 8 plus, but the device size of an 8, roughly speaking.

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