The iPhone 8 is currently on sale, but you and I will have to wait a bit for the launch of the iPhone X as the latest in iPhone’s new series. But how different iPhone X vs iPhone 8 ? Well, read on as we dissect all the key points.
The iPhone X is 7.7m thick and measures 143.6mm by 70.9 mm while iPhone 8 is 7.3mm thick and measures 138.4mm by 67.3mm. From the above measurements, the iPhone 8, compared to iPhone X, is smaller and thinner. In truth, the half-millimeter difference in depth isn’t really noticeable.
However, the difference in weight between iPhone X and iPhone 8 is about 26 grams with iPhone X and iPhone 8 weighing 174 grams and 148 grams respectively.
While iPhone 8 and iPhone X may be somewhat identical regarding size and weight, but they differ when it comes to screen size. The iPhone X boasts a 5.8-inch Super Retina screen while iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD screen.
IPhone X wins it here with its massive display on the front of the phone, although this comes at the expense of the Touch ID recognition.
Moreover, both iPhones also use contrasting display technologies as iPhone X uses True Tone OLED while iPhone 8 employs True Tone LCD. In effect, iPhone X enjoys a higher resolution and pixel density, which is miles ahead of that of iPhone 8.
Where the iPhone 8 is identical to the iPhone X is the fact that it can also support True Tone technology, which automatically fine-tunes the white balance of your screen depending on your environment.
Despite the differences between iPhone 8 and iPhone X on the surface, they almost deliver the same performance internally. Both phones run iOS 11 and feature Apple 11 Bionic chipset, M 11 motion coprocessor, six-core CPU, and GPU.
Moreover, they also boast of an internal memory of 3GB. With such specs, I do not doubt that the performance of both these phones is industry leading.
Another area of sharp contrast between iPhone 8 and iPhone X is their cameras. The iPhone X features a 12-megapixel dual-lens camera, which allows superior digital zooming up to 10x. Furthermore, it possesses a faster aperture and optical image stabilization, which enables brilliant portrait shots.
While the single camera of iPhone 8 is also 12-megapixels, the fact that it is just one camera featuring a ƒ/1.8 aperture means it cannot take stunning portrait shots. Moreover, it can only zoom up to 5x. I love taking shots of family and loved ones so the iPhone X camera would serve me well. However, if optical zoom and Portrait Mode do not excite you, iPhone 8 might still match iPhone X for you.
No Home Button
The trade-off for a more extensive display screen on the iPhone X is the absence of the Home Button. It’s now gone. This means that potential buyers of iPhone X would need to learn new techniques on how to navigate the interface. For some, the change may be welcomed while for others it may be frustrating. However, change is always good. It just depends on how one is willing to adapt.
The iPhone X comes with Face ID rather than the typical Touch ID. This means I can unlock my iPhone by looking straight at it. Based on Apple’s claims, I think the move to incorporate Face ID is even more secure. To date, facial recognition employed by other phone companies has been found wanting.
However, the Bionic chip in conjunction with new sensors fitted on the front of the iPhone X can effectively map the user’s facial features in 3D. In fact, it can’t be hacked by photographs. Depending on your opinions about fingerprint versus facial recognition, either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X is the clear victor here.