Apple just unveiled three flagship smartphones at the Steve Jobs Theater. There are iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X, which is a great upgrade to the iPhone line. Tim Cook called the iPhone X ‘an epic smartphone’ and ‘the future of smartphone’. You may wonder how iPhone X is different from iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus.
Since there are three new flagships arriving right away. Also for the purpose of this article. Let’s go over the major differences between iPhone X and iPhone 8.
The most noticeable and seductive difference between the iPhone X and iPhone 8 is the display. The iPhone X is a 5.8-inch, 2,436 x 1,125 display with the edge-to-edge screen and lack of a home button. While the iPhone 8 is 4.7-inch, 1,334 x 750 screen with home button. They are both IP67 rated, have glass backs for wireless charging and no headphone jack. iPhone 8 has three colors are available to choose, silver, gold and space gray. While iPhone X only provide black and silver.
What’s more, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus use LCD display, while the iPhone X uses the new OLED display, which offers much deeper blacks than LCD.
Touch ID and Face ID
Touch ID is instead only available on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. One of the major design of iPhone X is discarded the home button. This means the iPhone X does not have Touch ID anymore. The iPhone X features face ID instead, an infrared technology that project and analyze more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face. With Face ID, The user can unlock the phone easily by looking at it. It can be used for Apple Pay and some other Touch ID-compatible applications.
As iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, the iPhone 8 equipped a single rear camera sensor. It’s a 12-megapixel lens with optical image stabilization and an aperture of f/1.8. iPhone 8 plus is an enhancement, combining a couple of 12-megapixel cameras. One is a f/1.8 aperture, the other is a f/2.8 aperture and a telephoto sensor with optical image stabilization.
iPhone X equipped with the redesigned dual camera, it combines a pair of 12-megapixel sensors, Both sensors also have optical image stabilization. They all have a new function, Portrait Lighting, which can change the light effect around the subject.
In addition to the difference of design, face ID and camera and so on between iPhone 8 and iPhone X. What’s the important difference to the consumer? Yes, definitely is the price.
This is not a cheap price. The iPhone 8 will start at £/$699 for the 64GB model and £/$849 for the 256GB model. However, the iPhone X will start at £/$999 for 64GB and £/$1,149 for 256GB, which is much more expensive to iPhone 8. The consumer really needs an overall consideration before making the choice.
There is no doubt iPhone 8 runs a distant second to iPhone X after the comparison. Apart from the difference of price, iPhone X is worthy of the name ‘the future of smartphone’.