For the first time, Apple has not just two sizes of its newest iPhone, but two distinctly different iPhones. There’s the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, which keep the same form-factor we know and love sầu, Retina display, Home button, và all. And then there’s the new hotness, the bleeding-edge iPhone X, with an OLED display and a TrueDepth camera that unlocks the phone when you look at it.
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You’ll notice that Apple didn’t điện thoại tư vấn the iPhone X the “iPhone Pro,” khổng lồ match the naming scheme of the Máy tính bảng iPad & MacBook lines. That may be because inside, the iPhone X & the iPhone 8 Plus are really pretty similar. They vày have sầu some key differences, however. So, which one should you buy? Without further ado, here’s a complete comparison between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Size
The iPhone 8 Plus is the bigger phone physically, even though the iPhone X’s display is actually larger when measured diagonally.
The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen, but it’s surrounded by a bezel with the FaceTime camera on the forehead and the traditional trang chủ button on the chin.
The iPhone X features a 5.8-inchSuper Retina HD HDR display.
Apple completely changed that with the iPhone X. It has an edge-to-edge OLED display, which gives it a much higher contrast ratio and support for HDR video. It’s got a higher resolution (2436×1125) & pixel mật độ trùng lặp từ khóa too—Apple’s even calling it “Super Retina.”
When comparing these phones side-by-side, the iPhone X is the clear winner by far.The colors are rich và pop, text looks clean and sharp, & the blaông xã is so deep that we find it mesmerizing. This is the best screen we’ve seen on an iPhone.
iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Performance
Inside, the differences aren’t so stark. Both phones paông chồng the same processor, Apple’s 64-bit A11 Bionic system-on-a-chip with an embedded M11 motion coprocessor. Both also have a dedicated neural engine to lớn let AI processing happen on the device.
Apple’s own AirPower charging station is coming in 2018.
Both phones also support fast charging if you spring for one of Apple’s USB-C power adapters và a USB-C to Lightning cable. It’s speedy, though: Up lớn 50 percent charge in just half an hour.
And of course you can always charge up the old-fashioned way too: A standard Lightning cable & USB power briông chồng are still included.
Further reading: Apple AirPower nguồn wireless charging pad: Everything you need to know
iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Rear camera
The iPhone 8 Plus still has an edge over the regular iPhone 8 when it comes lớn camera features. But the iPhone X has the same dual-lens camera on the bachồng as the iPhone 8 Plus, và the same video clip recording features too.
Phil Schiller describes the sensors và emitters in the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X.
The iPhone X has all of those same features, but its TrueDepth camera goes a lot further. Since you log in khổng lồ your iPhone X with the new Face ID feature, the TrueDepth camera has special sensors that assist in this secure facial recognition. They include an infrared camera to lớn see you in the dark, a proximity sensor, a flood illuminator, và a dot projector that helps make a 3D maps of your face to make sure you’re not a photo.
You’ll mix up Face ID much in the same way you phối up cảm biến ID, by scanning every angle of your face.
Around iOS, Face ID works lượt thích cảm biến ID. You vị have sầu khổng lồ be looking at the iPhone. You can temporarily disable Face ID by squeezing the Sleep and a volume button at the same time. Or you can turn off Face ID for various features (unlocking your phone, for example) in the Face ID & Passcode section of the Settings phầm mềm.
On the iPhone 8 Plus, it’s cảm ứng ID as normal. The Touch ID sensor is crazy fast, too, và less likely lớn be fooled, if you’re worried about that. Specifically, Phil Schiller joked onstage at the iPhone X unveiling that an “evil twin” (identical twin, natch) could potentially fool Face ID—but even identical twins have different fingerprints.
In the real world, it all comes down to lớn preference—at this point, cảm ứng ID feels lượt thích second nature, but after a few days of using Face ID, it feels like a more seamless experience. Face ID does have sầu its flaws, however—for example, it doesn’t work when your phone is flat on a table or desk, sometimes low-light environments trip it up, & you may have to lớn remove your sunglasses khổng lồ use it outside. But when it works, it works impressively well.
Further reading: Face ID on the iPhone X: Apple releases Face ID trắng paper và tư vấn document
iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Price and storage
This probably isn’t a surprise, but the iPhone X costs more. After all, the TrueDepth camera is brand-new lớn Apple, and the edge-to-edge OLED screen must be more expensive sầu and difficult to lớn manufacture.
In fact, if you only know one thing about the iPhone X, it’s probably, “That’s the iPhone that costs $1,000.” And it does—it’s $200 more than the iPhone 8 Plus, và $300 more than the iPhone 8.
The iPhone 8 Plus is $200 less than the iPhone X, và should be easier lớn find too.
To be (a little bit) fair, iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are Apple’s two most expensive handsets. All the way at the low over, the iPhone SE starts at $349 (buy from Apple), & Apple still offers the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, và iPhone 7 Plus at various price points in between.
iPhone 8 Plus:
iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Availability
Both iPhones are technically available now, but the epilogue to this story is this: The iPhone 8 Plus is a lot easier lớn find. Although wait times are getting shorter, the iPhone X is in high demand and short supply, and will probably continue to be somewhat scarce in stores, being first-generation technology & all. If you try lớn buy an iPhone X at the Apple store today, you’re faced with a 1 to lớn 2 week wait time. If you’re shopping with a holiday purchase in mind, you’ll find more giao dịch & sales involving the iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8 (as well as previous years’ models) than the iPhone X, too.
This isn’t to lớn ding the iPhone X, but some shoppers might wind up going with the iPhone 8 Plus because they can buy one, rather than dealing with the hassle of tracking down the iPhone X in the right color, capađô thị, & carrier.
iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Which one should you buy?
After spending ample time using both the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, it’s hard lớn pichồng a clear winner: Both devices offer a top-notch user experience & paông chồng high-over features. You truly can’t go wrong with either device. It all comes down khổng lồ which features are the most important lớn you.
Go for the iPhone 8 Plus if:You’re coming from an iPhone 6 or older—many of the iPhone 8 Plus’s features, like the camera, will be brand-new to lớn you.You’re more price-conscious.You really lượt thích Touch ID và have no interest in Face ID.You want a familiar user experience in a faster device, & want to skip the learning curve it takes to nail new gestures.You lượt thích the large kích thước of the Plus models.
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Go for the iPhone X if:You want the lathử nghiệm & greademo công nghệ.You have sầu khổng lồ have sầu OLED and/or Face ID.You want a new interface & user experience, but want lớn stay in the Apple ecosystem instead of switching khổng lồ Android.You’re on a yearly upgrade plan lượt thích Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program—the monthly cost difference is reasonable & it’s a good way khổng lồ try new tech without a complete buy-in.You’re less concerned with cost and are willing lớn pay for Apple Care or shell out the big bucks if it breaks.