iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

Spoilt for choice

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.

Spot the difference

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 iPhone 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.
 

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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
64GB
256GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
Super Retina HD display with 3D touch 
5.8 inches (diagonal)
2436x1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 138.4 mm (5.45 inches)
Width 67.3 mm (2.65 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 148 grams (5.22 ounces)
Height 143.6 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 70.9 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight  174 grams (6.14 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes Yes

Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP camera

ƒ/1.8 aperture


Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos


Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync

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Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture Telephoto: f/2.8 aperture

Dual optical image stabilisation

Optical zoom, digital zoom up to 10x

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
 

Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps


Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Playback zoom
 
4k video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fps


Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Playback zoom

 

FaceTime HD Camera 7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face and body detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

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7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face and body detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Animoji
 

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