Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X, which one you should buy

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Apple launched three smartphones this year (2017), iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (reads as iPhone 10). Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have IP67 water resistance certification, latest iOS 11 software, very powerful Apple A11 bionic chipset, faster Hexa core processor, and Apple (three-core graphics) GPU. These iPhones support fast plus wireless charging option and are available in 64GB and 256GB variant, and as always, miroSD slot is absent.



Size, Display, RAM and Performance, Camera, Biometric Security, and Battery are the main differences among iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Below we mentioned these differences with detail.


4.7" vs 5.5" vs 5.8" (Size)


Apple iPhone 8 has 16:9 ratio 4.7-inches screen, 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm dimensions, and 148 grams weight. Coming to the iPhone 8 Plus, it is biggest in size but sports 16:9 ratio 5.5-inches screen, and measures 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm dimensions. It is weighing at 202 grams. The Remaining iPhone X houses 18:9 ratio 5.8 inches screen, 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm dimensions and 174 grams weight.



The iPhone 8 size is smallest among its siblings and in this modern age larger screens are mostly demanded by public. Only a few people loves small size screen otherwise most people like big size screen.

The iPhone 8 Plus sits between iPhone 8 and X in the comparison of size. The iPhone 8 Plus has 5.5 inches screen size which is slightly smaller than iPhone X’s 5.8 inches screen that is easier to grip and perfect match for your hands.


LED display vs Super AMOLED


Apple iPhone 8 sports LED-backlit IPS LCD (16:9) display and 750 x 1334 pixels resolution. The iPhone 8 Plus has the same LED-backlit LCD (16:9) display but 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. And the iPhone X comes with better Super AMOLED (18:9) display and 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution.



The iPhone 8 provides 663 nits maximum brightness and 3 nits minimum brightness. The iPhone 8 Plus gives 567 nits maximum brightness and 2 nits minimum brightness, whereas, the iPhone X offers 640 nits of maximum brightness and 2 nits minimum brightness. The result is that the iPhone 8 gives best maximum brightness, however, the resolution power of iPhone 8 is the lowest but its capability to provide sharp and bright pictures is the highest.

Apple iPhone X is best for animated pictures and videos due to its Super AMOLED display. It provides more saturated colors and makes your animations perfect. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are also good but they don’t provide the colorful result such as the iPhone X.


2GB vs 3GB RAM


Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X both have 3GB RAM and almost same gaming performance. The iPhone 8 has 2GB RAM which is also good but doesn’t provide the faster and smooth gaming experience like the iPhone 8 Plus and X. On the other hand, if you look at the overall performance then you will come to know that the iPhone 8 is best because it runs at lower resolution with a smaller display. Antutu 6 grants 202645 scores to the iPhone 8, 188766 scores to the iPhone 8 Plus, and 185147 scores to the iPhone X.



It means the iPhone 8 is on the top and the iPhone 8 Plus gets second place while the iPhone X is on the third place for its overall performance.


Camera Comparison


Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have 7MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture) with face time, and the iPhone X has the same aperture 7MP camera but with True Depth feature, portrait mode, Face ID, and with the ability to create animated emojis called Animojis. It means the selfie results of the given iPhones are similar but the iPhone X’s front camera provides additional features.



In terms of Primary Camera, the Apple iPhone 8 comes with a 12MP rear snapper having f/1.8 aperture, OIS (optical image stabilization), and 5x digital zoom. The iPhone 8 Plus has dual 12MP back camera lenses (horizontally-mounted). One is wide camera for brighter pictures and has f/1.8 aperture, while, the second camera is telephoto and has f/2.8 aperture to defocus the image background and change the perspective of the image. Apple iPhone 8 Plus also brings OIS with optical zoom but with up to 10x digital zoom. Apple iPhone X sports the dual 12MP rear cameras same as present in the iPhone 8 Plus but in the iPhone X both lenses mounted vertically and has dual OIS along with same optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have almost the same shooting performance and both are better than the iPhone 8 for photography.


Fingerprint security vs Face ID


Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available with fingerprint biometric security which is absent in iPhone X. For the iPhone X’s security, Apple has given Face ID which is also known as facial recognition. The Face ID is completely a new biometric security option in the iPhones portfolio.



Face ID scans your complete face in order to unlock device. It is very tough to fool Face ID. Though the facial recognition takes longer time than fingerprint sensor but it is reliable such as the fingerprint.




Apple iPhone 8 is powered by 1821mAh battery and the iPhone 8 Plus is backed by 2621mAh battery while the iPhone X boasts a 2716mAh battery.



Battery wise, Apple iPhone 8 Plus is best. It achieves 81 hours endurance rating. Apple iPhone X is second and gets 74 hours endurance rating. The Remaining iPhone 8 gets third place and has 64 hours endurance rating.



Apple iPhone 8 Price is $750 and the iPhone 8 Plus Price is $800 whereas the iPhone X Price is $1000 which means the iPhone X is the most expensive smartphone of the Apple.




If you have no budget problem then we recommend you to buy iPhone X to enjoy new and advanced technology like Face ID and Animojis but if you can’t afford iPhone X then you can go for iPhone 8 Plus which also gives you the dual camera advantages. Apple iPhone 8 is small, having only single camera, 2GB RAM, only 1817mAh battery, and slightly cheaper so don’t waste your time on iPhone 8. We preferred iPhone 8 Plus which is the combination of both iPhone 8 and iPhone X’s features for a reasonable price.

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