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iPhone X vs. iPhone 8: The Big Feature Comparison

Karen Haslam, Ole Leitloff

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have some serious differences, but they also have a lot in common. Our comparison overview helps you to find the right iPhone.

EnlargeWe'll show you the relevant differences between iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Apple released three new iPhone models in the fall: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Anyone thinking about buying a new phone will wonder which of the three is the right device.

If you value a larger screen, you can ignore the iPhone 8: You have to weigh up between the expensive iPhone X and the larger and heavier iPhone 8 Plus. However, if you are not keen on a large device, you can choose between the 8 and X models. Both are smaller and lighter than the iPhone 8 Plus.

You may be wondering whether it is really worth paying over 1000 euros for the iPhone X and its exclusive features or whether the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus might be enough. This article is intended to help you make a decision and weigh the differences between the three devices.

iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 at a glance

Here is a brief overview table of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Then we continue with a detailed comparison.

iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X

iOS

iOS 11

iOS 11

iOS 11

Colours

Gold, silver, space gray

Gold, silver, space gray

Silver, space gray

Display

4.7 '' Retina HD (1334x750, 326ppi) IPS

5.5 '' Retina HD (1920x1080, 401ppi) IPS

5.8 '' Super Retina Display (2436x1125, 458ppi) OLED

CPU

Apple A11 Bionic, M11 co-processor

Apple A11 Bionic, M11 co-processor

Apple A11 Bionic, M11 co-processor

Storage

64GB / 256GB

64GB / 256GB

64GB / 256GB

Rear camera

12Mp, f / 1.8, 5x digital zoom, quad-LED flash

12Mp wide angle, f / 1.8, OIS + 12Mp telephoto, f / 2.8, optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, portrait lighting, portrait mode, quad-LED flash

12Mp wide angle, f / 1.8, OIS + 12Mp telephoto, f / 2.4, OIS, optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, portrait lighting, portrait mode, quad-LED flash

Front camera

7Mp FaceTime HD, f / 2.2, 1080p video

7Mp FaceTime HD, f / 2.2, 1080p video

7Mp FaceTime HD, f / 2.2, 1080p video

Video recordings

4K at 24/30 / 60fps, 1080p slo-mo with 240fps

4K at 24/30 / 60fps, 1080p slo-mo with 240fps

4K at 24/30 / 60fps, 1080p slo-mo with 240fps

biometrics

Touch ID

Touch ID

Face ID

Wireless charging?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waterproof

IP67

IP67

IP67

Dimensions

67.3x138.4x7.3mm

78.1x158.4x7.5mm

70.9x143.6x7.7mm

Weight

148g

202g

174g

price

€ 799 / € 969

€ 909 / € 1079

€ 1149 /  € 1319

Buy (without contract)

Apple

Apple

Apple

Availability

When the phones first hit the market, availability may have been a deciding factor: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were available earlier than the iPhone X and were available in sufficient numbers. The iPhone X did not go on sale until November 3rd and the existing devices sold out quickly, so that the delivery dates were postponed by days or even weeks. In the meantime (at the end of March), however, all iPhone models can be delivered within one working day or in stock in the Apple stores.

price

The different prices of the three iPhones are probably the deciding factor and your own budget is therefore the decisive purchase criterion. It is worth pointing out that the large price difference is most noticeable when you buy the devices directly from Apple. If the rates are spread over a two-year contract with a mobile operator, the monthly price difference may be less significant.

Read here: The best tariffs for the iPhone X.

You should also note that the price difference between a model with 256 GB of storage and the next higher device class with 64 GB of space is not too great. For example, the iPhone 8 Plus with 256 GB costs only 70 euros less than the iPhone X with 64 GB. So you have the choice between the top model or additional storage space.

The iPhone 8 is available from Apple for 799 euros (64 GB) and 969 euros with 265 GB. If you want to buy the iPhone 8 with a contract, you will find numerous offers from all network providers. The iPhone 8 Plus costs € 909 for the 64 GB version and € 1,079 for the 256 GB version.

For the iPhone X, Apple is asking for a price of 1,149 euros (64 GB) and 1,319 euros for 256 GB. This corresponds to a price difference of 350 euros compared to the iPhone 8 with 64 GB of storage. It can be argued whether this premium is really justified. Compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X costs 240 euros more.

size

As mentioned earlier in the article, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus (and the other Plus models.)

Here is the size comparison of the iPhone X and iPhone 8:

The iPhone X measures 143.6mm x 70.9mm and is 7.7mm thick.

The iPhone 8 measures 138.4mm x 67.3mm and is 7.3mm thick.

The iPhone 8 Plus measures 158.4mm x 78.1mm and is 7.5mm thick.

As you can see, the iPhone 8 is smaller and thinner, if only slightly. The difference is half a centimeter in height and even less in width. And you won't notice the half a millimeter difference in thickness.

EnlargeThe iPhone X is only slightly larger than the 8 Series, but its screen offers even more space than that of the 8 Plus.

So if you want to choose your new iPhone based on size and shape, you won't find much difference here. However, when it comes to weight, things are different:

The iPhone X weighs 174 grams

The iPhone 8 weighs 148 grams

The iPhone 8 Plus weighs 202 grams

So here the iPhone 8 wins - with a difference of 26 grams. A teaspoon of sugar weighs around 4 grams. That is about six to seven spoons, enough for a very sweet cup of tea, but that will hardly matter. The iPhone 8 Plus is a decent bit bigger and heavier - which was at least the price for a larger display until now - until the introduction of the iPhone X.

Summary: dimensions and weight

If you are looking for a small iPhone, you do not have to decide between the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, the difference is small - it is not worth ignoring the iPhone X because of a few millimeters and 26 grams.

But if someone wants a really small iPhone, they should consider another model. The iPhone SE is Apple's smallest iPhone: Read our review of the iPhone SE here. The iPhone SE measures 123.8mm x 58.6mm and is 7.6mm thick. It weighs 113 grams. There was some speculation in spring 2018 about a successor to the four-inch model released in 2016 and equipped with more memory (32 GB / 128 GB) in 2017, but an iPhone SE 2 does not seem to be on Apple's plan. Instead, three new models could come in the fall, with a 6.1-inch LCD model as an entry-level device. The form factor of the iPhone SE may have outlived itself.

The screen size

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 may be almost identical when it comes to size and weight, but there is one huge difference: the size of the display.

The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display

The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display

The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch Retina HD display

When it comes to screen size, there seems to be a clear winner: the iPhone X. However, the 5.8-inch diagonal is a little deceptive. If you measure the height and width of the displays, the following comes out:

iPhone X: The display measures 62 x 135 mm

iPhone 8 Plus: The display measures 69 x 122 mm

iPhone 8: The display measures 59 x 105 mm

So there are worlds between the display of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but compared to the iPhone 8 Plus the difference is only 13 mm in height and 7 mm in width.