iPhone X vs iPhone 7

Instant bragging rights

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.

Adding an extra dimension

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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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
32GB
128GB
256GB

Display Super Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.8 inches (diagonal)
2436x1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
Retina HD display with wide colour gamut and 3D Touch 
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1134x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 143.6 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 70.9 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 174 grams (6.14ounces)
Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 7.1 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 138 grams (4.87 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes Yes

Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A10 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: f/2.4 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

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)
 
12MP camera

f/1.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital Zoom up to 5x

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

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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

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 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

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

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

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

Body and Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Animoji
 
7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

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