The iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

The iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

2017 has been a spectacular year for the tech industry. Many gigantic strides have been made, proving again that the sky is the limit for tech. Apple has managed to reaffirm this further with the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, two of the three phones they released this September. You are guaranteed to be blown away with their unequivocal ingenuity. Because the phones are both amazing, it is difficult to easily pinpoint their differences. It takes an in-depth analysis of the phones to distinguish them. This article does just that.


There is no difference between the processor contained in the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Both the phones have an A11 Bionic chip which performs 70% faster in everyday tasks like email and messaging and 30% faster in gaming.


Even on storage you are not missing out with an iPhone 8. Both the phones come in either 64GB or 256GB options providing a ton of space for you to store your music, games and photos.


When it comes to RAM however, you will be disappointed to hear that the iPhone 8 only has 2GB RAM as compared to the iPhone X that has 3GB. While this shouldn’t have any noticeable effect on the iPhone 8’s performance, it just means that you won’t be able to pack on those background apps.


There is a striking difference in the appearance of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. Firstly, the most distinctive feature or lack of that can be used to identify an iPhone X is its lack of the iconic home button, a feature that has been synonymous with iPhones since their genesis in 2007. Taking up its space is an edge to edge screen which makes the iPhone X all display and simply stunning. The lack of a home button does not however eliminate the home button’s functionality which has been replaced with a swiping movement. The iPhone 8 on the other hand looks no different from its predecessors. It still has a home button and the traditional bezels.

In spite of this, the iPhone 8 and X remain similar in the back since both have glass backs.

Screen size

While the phones are almost identical in size, they have a very conspicuous difference in screen size. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch screen while the iPhone X has a 5.8 inch screen.


Accompanying the 5.8 inch screen in the iPhone X, is an OLED screen which has better resolution and pixel density than all its predecessors’ screens  including the iPhone 8 which still has a LED screen. However, in spite of this, the IPhone 8 still supports the Apple True tone technology which allows it to have more accurate colour balances against ambient light.


Even though their rear cameras are 12 megapixels, f/1.8 aperture camera with OIS and their front facing camera 7 megapixel, f/2.2 aperture, there remains a stark difference in the cameras in the iPhone 8 and X. The iPhone 8 doesn’t have a telephoto lens which is great for zooming while the iPhone X does.

Charging and Battery-life

When it comes to battery life, iPhone 8 disappoints since it makes no significant strides in conserving battery life and remains similar to its predecessors. The iPhone X however breaks ranks with its battery life that is 2 hours longer than its predecessors.

Fortunately on charging, both devices allow for wireless charging.

Recognition System

While the iPhone 8 lacks the exciting new facial recognition technology which introduced to the iPhone X, it still has the fingerprint recognition system.  iPhone X on the other hand bids goodbye to the fingerprint ID.


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