Key Differences between iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 - iPhoneHeat

Key Differences between iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8

Apple has finally launched the much-anticipated three new iPhone models called iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iPhone X (pronounced as iPhone 10) is the 10th-anniversary model of the company, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the successor of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus respectively. These three new handsets from Apple might share some internal and external features, but they also differ from each other in various aspects. Hit the jump to learn the key differences between iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone 8.

differences between iPhone x and iPhone 8 plus

There is a reason why Apple prices iPhone X at $999 for the base model while the other two models start at $699 and $799. It is not just the bezel-less OLED display of iPhone X for which the company is charging a premium price. There are some magical new features exclusive to the iPhone X that are not available on other two models. So, let’s see how better the iPhone X is when compared to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Differences Between iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8

Here is the list of differences between these three new iPhone models. Other than these, almost all the features are common across the three iPhone models.

Design Differences

Front: The iPhone X pretty much differs from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of design. While all these iPhone models are made up of glass, the iPhone X features a full-screen OLED display on the front side without the iconic Home button.

Home Button: iPhone X does not have Touch ID Home button. The front of iPhone 8 and iPhone Plus is exactly similar to the previous iPhone 7 lineup. These two models still have the Touch ID Home button.

Dimensions & Weight: Despite having a larger display, Edge-to-edge display of iPhone X makes it smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have the sizes identical to older siblings.

  • iPhone X: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, 174 grams
  • iPhone 8: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm, 148 grams
  • iPhone 8 Plus: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm, 202 grams

Colors: The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes in three color options; Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. The iPhone X comes in two color options; Silver and Space Gray.

Display Differences

Display difference iPhone X iPhone 8

iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch LCD display with 750p resolution and 326 ppi density.
iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution and 401ppi density.
iPhone X has an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED display with 1125 x 2436 resolution and 458 ppi density.

The display on the iPhone X has rounded corners, while on the other two models, the display corners are squarish.

The OLED display of iPhone X supports HDR10 standard and Dolby Vision. The other two models do not have such features.

Hardware Differences

biometric differences in iPhone 2017

Chipset: All three new iPhone models are powered by Apple A11 Bionic Chipset. It contains a 6-cores processor, a dual-core Neural engine, and M11 motion coprocessor.

RAM: Both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus have 3GB RAM while the iPhone 8 comes with 2GB RAM module.

Storage capacity: All three iPhone models are available in two storage options; 64GB and 256GB.

Biometric Verification: iPhone X has Face ID for facial recognition but no Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus does not have Face ID but still retains the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Camera Differences

camera differences iphone

Sensor: The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus features a dual 12MP camera setup on the rear side. While the iPhone 8 has a single 12MP shooter on the back.

Aperture: The telephoto lens on iPhone X features a f/2.4 aperture with OIS. But the same lens on iPhone 8 Plus has a f/2.8 aperture without OIS.

Alignment: The main dual camera of the iPhone X is vertically aligned as opposed to the iPhone 8 Plus’ horizontally aligned camera.

Front-facing Camera: On the front side, iPhone X has a 7MP True Depth camera, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus continues to have a FaceTime HD camera just like their predecessors. The front camera of iPhone X is capable of Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting for selfies. The same is not possible on other two iPhones.

Battery

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offers the same battery life as their predecessors. The iPhone X offers two hours of additional battery life compared to iPhone 8.

Price & Availability

iPhone 8 is the cheapest 2017 iPhone model with a price tag of $699.
iPhone 8 Plus comes as a second cheaper option with $799 price tag.
iPhone X is the premium option and costs $999 for 64GB and $1,149 for 256GB capacity option.

The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 will go up for pre-order on September 15
The iPhone X pre-order will start on October 27

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are all set to hit the shelves of retail stores on September 22.
The iPhone X will be available in stores on November 3.

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8 – Specs Comparison

Here is a detailed show down of the hardware specs of iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone 8:

iPhone XiPhone 8 PlusiPhone 8

General

AnnouncedSeptember 12, 2017September 12, 2017September 12, 2017
ReleasedNovember 3, 2017September 22, 2017September 22, 2017

Body

Dimensions143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight174 grams202 grams148 grams
ColorSpace Gray, SilverGold, Silver, Space GrayGold, Silver, Space Gray
MaterialGlass, Metallic frameGlass Metalic BezelGlass Metalic Bezel
Water & Dust ResistanceRated IP67 under IEC standard 60529Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529

Display

Display TypeOLEDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen Size 5.8-inch5.5-inch4.7-inch
Resolution1125 x 2436 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels750 x 1334 pixels
Pixel Density458ppi401 ppi326 ppi
Display FeaturesTrue Tone Display, Wide Color Display, 3D Touch, HDR display, All-screenTrue Tone Display, Wide Color Display, 3D TouchTrue Tone Display, Wide Color Display, 3D Touch

Hardware & Software

ChipsetApple A11 Bionic (64-bit)Apple A11 Bionic (64-bit)Apple A11 Bionic (64-bit)
GPU
RAM3GB3GB2GB
Internal Storage64GB / 256GB64GB / 256GB 64GB / 256GB
External StorageN/AN/A
SIM CardNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
NFCApple PayApple PayApple Pay
SensorsFace ID (Facial recognition)
Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Barometer, Three-axis gyro,
Accelerometer,
Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Barometer, Three-axis gyro,
Accelerometer,
Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
OSiOS 11iOS 11iOS 11

Camera

Main Camera12MP Dual:
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
4K - @24fps, @30fps, @60fps
1080p - @30fps @60fps @120fps @240fps
720p - 30fps
12MP Dual:
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
4K - @24fps, @30fps, @60fps
1080p - @30fps @60fps @120fps @240fps
720p - 30fps
12MP with ƒ/1.8
4K - @24fps, @30fps, @60fps
1080p - @30fps @60fps @120fps @240fps
720p - 30fps
Front Camera7MP - ƒ/2.2 aperture
1080p HD video
Portrait Lighting
Animoji
7MP - ƒ/2.2 aperture
1080p HD video
7MP - ƒ/2.2 aperture
1080p HD video
Camera FeaturesOptical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Portrait mode
Portrait Lighting
Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Portrait mode
Portrait Lighting
Digital zoom up to 5x
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion batteryLi-Ion batteryLi-Ion battery
Battery Capacity
FeaturesWireless Charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-RemovableWireless Charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-RemovableWireless Charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable

Connectivity

Wi-Fi802.11ac Wi?Fi802.11ac Wi?Fi802.11ac Wi?Fi
Bluetooth5.05.05.0
USBLightningLightningLightning
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