iPhone X vs iPhone 7

Which one is best for you?

While iPhone 7 was very similar in appearance to iPhone 6s, Apple’s new premium model, iPhone X, is instantly recognisable as a newer model. If you want your friends (or fellow commuters) to see you with the latest must-have gadget, iPhone X won’t disappoint.

For starters iPhone X has dropped the home button in favour of a home bar incorporated into the screen. At the top of the screen, there’s a small section for the front-facing 3D sensors which does take up a little screen space. Thanks to a change in technology, it has thinner lighter screen that takes up the whole front of the phone and features curved edges, too.

But there’s more to the iPhone X than appearances. The new 3D sensors make face recognition more accurate, so you can instantly unlock your phone just by looking into the camera. They’ll also help you create stunning selfies, and even create ‘animojis’, where your expression is mapped onto personalised 3D emojis.

It’s new six-core A11 chip is faster than and more efficient than the A10 – so you get smoother performance and an extra two hours between charges. It even boasts machine learning, so Face ID can adapt to changes in your appearance over time.

iPhone X has an improved rear-facing camera, too, with optical image stabilisation in both of the rear-facing lenses for clearer action pictures and videos.

iPhone 7 certainly still has plenty going for it. It’s a top-spec device, and some will prefer the classic design. It’s back-lit screen, though less efficient than the new iPhone X screen, is also better in strong sunlight. But if you want the latest, fastest and most feature packed phone – iPhone X is the clear winner.

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    iPhone X

    • Experience realistic colours and crystal clear images on the 5.8-inch True Tone display

    • Take close-up shots with the dual lens camera and use the Portrait lighting feature to seriously up your selfie game

    • Explore new worlds with a range of dedicated augmented reality apps

    • Unlock your phone securely with ease thanks to intelligent face recognition

    Buy the iPhone X
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    iPhone 7

    • Take pictures like a pro with a 12-megapixel camera, and optical image stabilisation that keeps images steady when on the move

    • Express yourself and match your phone to your outfit with a choice of four colours

    • Relax, and use your phone without a worry, with its splash and water resistant design

    • It’s twice as nice – 2x faster chip than the iPhone 6 and twice as loud as the 6s

    Buy the iPhone 7
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Display 5.8 inches (diagonal)
4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 grams
Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 138 grams
Rear camera 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
12 MP
Front camera 7 MP
7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Battery 2716 mAh 1960 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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