For the very first time, Apple released not only two sizes for the newest addition to their iPhone lineup, but two completely different iPhones have been introduced to the market. There is the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that boasts of the same form factor everyone is familiar with, and then, there is the bleeding-edge and totally hot iPhone X. In this article, let’s take a quick look at the differences between the iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus to help you decide which one you should get.
8 Plus features a battery with 2,691mAh, while a 2,716mAh pack backs up the power needs of X. It means that X has better capacity, although it isn’t really playing out that way. Apple coyly describes the X as boasting of two hours more battery life compared to iPhone 7. It could mean that the X’s added features use enough life to decrease the difference with 8 Plus. However, these added features are what make X the preferred pick.
iPhone X is relatively smaller at only 5.65 by 2.79 inches, and its thickness is at 0.3 inches. On the other hand, iPhone 8 Plus is at 6.24 inches by 3.07 inches with just the same thickness. As far as weight is concerned, 8 Plus is at 7.13 ounces while X is much lighter at 6.14 ounces.
X’s rear camera seems to be almost the same on paper with that of 8 Plus although there are several subtle differences you might want to know. The most obvious one is that the lenses have been set in vertical arrangement instead of horizontal. A less visible alteration, something which could have an effect on your photos, is that X’s lenses have optical image stabilization, while 8 Plus only the wide-angle lens have this feature.
If the 8 Plus features a screen of 5.5 inches, X improves it to 5.8 inches. This is the screen extends all the way to the bottom and top, which means there are more room for any content. iPhone X also has more pixels. If 8 Plus has 1920×1080 pixels at 401ppi, X comes with 2436×1125 at 458ppi.
The pricier device can also play back a high dynamic range content in all its glory, whether it is from HDR10 or Dolby Vision standards. Compatible films will also shine through on iPhone X, offer better array of colors.
X also went for OLED-screen as a replacement for LCD screen. It means that it can display far deeper black, ensuring that objects on black background will seem like floating right in the middle of your device. If the contrast ratio at 8 Plus is 1,300 to 1, X has a ratio of 1 million to 1. This is very nifty, which explains why Apple refers to it as the Super Retina Display.
These are just some of the differences of iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus. Which of these two do you think works best for you and your needs? Check also our article about iPhone X vs iPhone 8.