Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8: Which is the Better?

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In the Apple Launch Event, the company has launched latest smartphones series which are iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.  The company gave more limelight to the iPhone X, preferably because it is a new product in comparison with iPhone 8.

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Comparison

But, how better is it in terms of features, memory, storage and processing power? And, will the users like it more than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus? That’s a question on the mind of most people.

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Specifications:

Comparison Description iPhone 8 iPhone X
Launch Announced 2017, September 2017, September
Body Dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm

(5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

(5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)

Weight 148 g (5.22 oz) 174 g (6.14 oz)
Water Resistant up to 1 meter & 30 minutes up to 1 meter & 30 minutes
Dust Proof IP67 certified IP67 certified
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 5.8 inches
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Multi-Touch Yes Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleo-phobic coating Scratch-Resistant Glass
Platform OS iOS 11 iOS 11
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-Core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) Hexa-Core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Three-Core Graphics (GPU) Three-Core Graphics (GPU)
Memory Internal 64/256 GB, 2 GB RAM 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
Card Slot No No
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Sound Loudspeaker Stereo Sound Stereo Sound
  3.5mm Jack No No
  Noise Cancellation Yes – Active Yes – Active
  Adapter Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
Comms NFC Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes (Apple Pay only)
  USB 2.0, Reversible Connector 3.0, Reversible Connector
Other Features Sensors Fingerprint Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  iCloud Service Yes Yes
  Wireless Charging Qi Wireless Charging Qi Wireless Charging
Battery Fast Charging 50% in 30 min 50% in 30 min
  Talk Time Upto 14h (3G) Upto 21h (3G)
  Music Play Upto 40h Upto 60h
Misc Colors Silver, Space Gray, Gold Silver, Space Gray, Sivler
  Price About 800 EUR About 11500 EUR


Let’s talk about the display of both devices first. The iPhone X is a 5.8inch smartphone with True Tone OLED display and screen resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels.

iPhone X OLED Display

On the other hand, we have iPhone 8 with 4.7inch screen, True Tone LCD Display, having 1334 x 750 pixel resolution with a 65.6% screen-to-body ratio.


iPhone 8 LCD DisplayThe iPhone X is obviously bigger in looks and provides better screen resolution. But the iPhone 8 isn’t far behind with its LCD display, which isn’t as better as the first one but still outnumbers other Android based smartphones and provides stunning visual display.

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Display

There is another reason why Apple iPhone 8 doesn’t feature the OLED display. And that is associated with the RAM memory. This point will be discussed in greater detail in the performance section. For now, just understand that OLED display is far greater and provides a contrast ratio of greater contrast ratio (1,000,000:1 vs 1,400:1) with more power savings.


On paper, the iPhone X is far greater than the iPhone 8’s performance hardware, but in reality, both will provide almost the same speed. The iPhone X an iPhone 8 feature an Apple A11 ‘Bionic’ Chipset that comes with a six core CPU and three core GPU processor, with M11 Motion coprocessor.

Apple A11 Bionic Chip

The iPhone X has 3GB of RAM while the iPhone 8 has 2GB of RAM. The extra RAM feels important but due to a lower resolution display, and a single lens camera on the iPhone 8, both smartphones will have almost the same real world performance.


The iPhone 8 has a single lens 12MP camera while iPhone X has a dual lens 12MP camera with f/1.8 and f/2.4. Both the smartphones feature Auto-Focus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash. Users can capture some high standard photos through both the camera smartphones.

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 CameraThe faster aperture size on iPhone X, however, will provide better light conditions and even more options in the portrait mode.

Charging & Battery Life: The Crux

Apple hasn’t made any tangible improvements in iPhone 8 sadly and its battery life is sickening. The iPhone X on the other hand is said by Apple to last 2 hours longer than iPhone 7. We don’t actually know how true their claim will be, but Apple shows the two battery boosting features are the talk time and the audio playback.

Charging and Battery Life

The exciting thing here is the wireless charging feature, which is implemented in all Apple Smartphones. The iPhone 8 works with a Qi charger that charges a little slower in comparison with the iPhone X which charges 50 percent of the battery in under 30 minutes.

Other Features that Matter:

We discussed earlier that Apple iOS 11 is called the ‘Bionic’ OS. But why? The reason it is being called Bionic is because it can process 600 billion operations in a second. It can learn when a user is wearing glasses, hat, or if the user is actually showing his face or a photo through its Face ID facial recognition feature.

Apple iOS 11 Bionic

The Face ID feature takes three dimensional scan of the face to observe the details and store an image in its memory. These neural networks then combine to match the image with the face on display to unlock the smartphone.

iPhone Face ID Feature

Apple claims the facial recognition technology is faster, smarter, and secure and of course error-free – but only time will verify the last part. Where data is the key to the future, Apple promises the facial recognition data will remain on the smartphone. How well their claim holds is a matter of time, though.

Apple iPhone X Face IDThe iPhone 8, on the other hand, doesn’t feature face ID. It has the same Old Touch ID, which the iPhone 7 users will love.

Compare Prices:

The good news is that iPhone 8 is already available for purchase for just $50 more on the iPhone 7’s price. The bad news is that you will have to wait two months to get your hands on the iPhone X.

The price of iPhone 8 is $699 for the 64GB version and $849 for the 256GB version.

iPhone 8 Price

The price for iPhone X is $1000 for the 64GB version and $1150 for the 256GB version.

iPhone X PriceThe latter is available for $300 more for features such as wireless quick charge, facial recognition, larger screen with OLED, more portrait mode features and many other small features that will have some impact in your life.

Verdict for iPhone X vs iPhone 8:

Some of the best smartphones of this year have already been released. Now, it is just a matter of choice. The iPhone 8 will suit those users who have already used iPhone 7 and don’t want to experience a design change.

Verdict for iPhone X vs iPhone 8The iPhone X will suit users who want to move with the Apple wave and see what they are offered from one of the finest, design conscious, smartphone makers on the planet.

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