iPhone X vs iPhone 8

Which one is best for you?

Pitting iPhone 8 against iPhone X is no easy task, as they’re two of the latest, most technologically advanced Apple offerings.

They both operate using powerful A11 processors, both have high quality 12-megapixel cameras, and have adopted wireless charging capabilities. Dust and water resistant, and tricked out with a super-strong, super-sleek glass exterior, these phones do still boast a few key differences.

iPhone X has all the new upgrades that iPhone 8 does, with a few extras. While iPhone 8 comes in three colours and iPhone X offers just two choices, iPhone X has a larger screen, better display, more powerful cameras and a longer lasting battery.

The two phones also differ in the looks department, with iPhone X ditching the home button in favour of a new facial recognition feature. This allows users to unlock their phones with Face ID rather than Touch ID, and enables a new animoji feature which allows users to map their facial expression and turn it into an animated emoji.

While the tech is impressive, there will be plenty of people who prefer the more classic iPhone design of iPhone 8, and would rather keep the home button. It’s also worth considering that all of X’s extra features will mean that it comes with a larger price tag than iPhone 8.

So it comes down to whether or not you want access to every single one of Apple’s latest features. If so, then iPhone X is the right choice. If you’re attached to the classic home button, and can live without turning your face into an animoji, then you’ll do just as well with iPhone 8.

  • Apple

    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
  • Apple

    iPhone 8

    • Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode

    • Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 has the most durable glass ever used previously

    • The sophisticated all-glass design lets you effortlessly charge your phone wirelessly

    • Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the faster six-core A11 chip

    Buy the iPhone 8
Name iPhone X iPhone 8
Image note 9
note 9
Display 5.8 inches (diagonal)
4.7 inches
Size and weight Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 grams
Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 148 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 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 2716 mAh 1821 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes