Having confusion on what to buy; An Apple iPhone X or iPhone 8? Don’t panic; you are not alone. A lot of people around the world are excited to upgrade their old mobile phones with these latest iPhone models. With this, a new topic for debate has emerged among people- which is better purchase: Apple iPhone X or iPhone 8?
This article provides a comparison of these two latest iPhones to identify their pros and cons. So, let’s begin to look at the differences that will help you decide what to purchase in the iPhone X versus iPhone 8 according to your needs and preferences.
This is an obvious point to consider while planning to purchase a new iPhone. You will surely prefer the one that you can afford. Your budget may really be the decisive factor for you.
The recent price range for a brand new iPhone X is £999 to £1,149 in the UK, however, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus can be purchased with a price range of £699 to £949. That means the iPhone 8 series are quite reasonable than the iPhone X. Well, if you don’t have memory concerns and want to buy an iPhone X then you can consider 64GB model instead of 256GB. The price of an iPhone with low memory is pretty less.
Still, if you are looking for a budget-friendly option, you can simply search for refurbished iPhones online.
Display screen size is another important factor to consider while going to buy a new iPhone because you may like to have an iPhone with a small screen or with a larger one.
The iPhone X features a biggest 5.8 inches Super AMOLED screen display as its highlight. The phone has a high resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels and has a 458 ppi density and a True-tone display feature without a home button as well. On the other hand, iPhone 8 possesses a small HD Retina screen size of 4.7 inches with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels and 326 ppi density. Hence, you can consider a large size iPhone 8 Plus if you can’t buy an expensive iPhone X but want a bug screen; the HD Retina display screen size of the iPhone 8 Plus is 5.5 inches.
The Design of Phones
This is something else that you need to consider before purchasing a new iPhone. The iPhone X looks completely different, modish, and appealing as compared to iPhone 8 models. The impressive design of the iPhone X features a 5.8 inches bezel-less Super AMOLED screen with multiple advanced capabilities including HDR video support, True Tone adjustment, 3D touch, and wide colour gamut. Furthermore, the iPhone X’s dimension is 143.6mm by 70.9mm, weighs 174 g, thickness 7.7 mm, front/back glass with stainless steel framing.
On the other hand, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus own a traditional look as they have HD Retina-displays with a home button which are smaller in comparison to the iPhone X. When it comes to iPhone 8, the dimension is 138.4mm by 67.3mm, it is 7.3mm thick, weighs 148 g, and features Front/back glass with aluminum framing as well.
Both iPhone X and iPhone 8 are blessed with rear camera for capturing clear and lively pictures. Hence, the iPhone X’s camera is superior to the iPhone 8’s camera as the X model has a dual rear camera of 12 Megapixels, while iPhone 8 has a single 12 Mega Pixel camera.
Another difference needs to consider in their camera feature is that iPhone X owns a slightly faster aperture (f/2.4 compared with the iPhone 8’s 1.8) and optical image stabilisation on both lenses. These additional factors make the iPhone X capable to capture photos with more depth and sharpness.
Though the plus model of iPhone 8 also features a dual 12 MP camera, it still lacks in advanced capabilities as compared to the iPhone X.
iPhone X is technically enriched with a bigger screen missing the home button and audio jack, as well as, having Face ID feature. The Face Recognition sensor is the key highlight in X iPhone model, which lets you unlock your iPhone with Face ID, so in this way, it ensures maximum security and privacy. This model also supports some other kinds of sensors including accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer.
Nevertheless, iPhone 8 series have traditional display design with home button but they lack in Face ID feature; both 8 models possess fingerprint sensor for unlocking. As well, these phones support accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer sensors as same as iPhone X does.
iPhone X boasts a Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery that offers a talk time of 21 hours on a 3G network while the music playback time is up to 60 hours.
Conversely, the iPhone 8 supports a Non-removable Li-Ion battery of 1821 mAh capacity and it supplies power up to 14 hours for talk time on a 3G network and for Music play, it runs up to 40 hours. However, the 8 plus model owns a Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery which supports talk time up to 21 h on 3G network.
Additionally, keep in mind that all three iPhone models support Qi wireless charging.
iPhone X is available in Space Grey, and Silver colours, while iPhone 8 and 8 Plus can be found in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, and Red as well. Choose the one which you like the most.
iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have some common features such as A11 Bionic chipset, True-tone display, no audio jack, 64/256 GB storage space, Wi-Fi, safari browser, water-resistant, Mail, app store, iTunes store, Apple Pay, Siri, Maps, search, accessibility, keyboard and ibooks etc.
So which iPhone is better? Well, for me, it’s easy. The iPhone X’s design is on a world of its own. The bezel-less glass screen without home button will definitely give you a mind-blowing experience, in contrast to the iPhone 8 series, which looks very traditional.
Nonetheless, the iPhone 8 gets a good point when it comes to price; the iPhone X is really expensive phone, therefore, iPhone 8 is a better option for those looking for a high-end iPhone at an affordable price. Now, the choice is yours and, in my opinion, choose the one that suits your needs, preferences, and budget too.