The iPhone 8 has a 4.7″ screen, while the iPhone X boasts a 5.8″ bezel-less screen. The resolution of the two phones is different from one another. The iPhone 8 offers a 750 x 1,334 resolution and pixel density of 326 PPI (pixels per inch). But iPhone X features a 1,125 x 2,436 resolution and 326 PPI.
The iPhone 8 has an LCD display, while the iPhone X has an AMOLED one. The use of AMOLED display means that the iPhone X shows richer colors and deeper blacks as well as HDR content, something that iPhone 8 cannot offer. Both phones support True Tone technology, so these devices can automatically adjust the white balance based on the surroundings.
There’s not much difference between the iPhone X vs iPhone 8 when you look at the side or back of both devices. Both have a metal frame and glass back, but flipping the phones over will tell you just how different they are from each other. The iPhone 8 is equipped with large bezels below and above the display. The lower bezel also houses the home button as well as Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The Apple iPhone X, on the other hand, features a screen-filled front with only a small indentation housing the phone’s new camera. The iPhone X doesn’t have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
The iPhone X weighs 174g and measures 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, while the iPhone 8 weighs 148g and measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm. The former is thicker, longer, heavier and wider than the iPhone 8. Both phones are water and dust resistant and IP67 certified, so these devices can be dip in water up to one meter deep for up to thirty minutes.
Power and Operating System
Both phones run iOS 11, but the way you interact with the devices is a little different. The iPhone 8 has a physical home button, while the iPhone X has gesture controls. The former has 2GB of RAM, while the iPhone X has 3GB of RAM (as suggested by reports).
The iPhone 8 is equipped with a 12-megapixel single-lens camera. While the iPhone X features a 12- megapixel dual-lens camera with a telephoto and wide-angle lens. Both devices have a quad-LED flash, 7- megapixel f/2.2 front camera. On the main cameras a aperture of f/1.8 and optical image stabilization. Thanks to the additional lens on the iPhone X, it can zoom and use Portrait Mode. This mode supports Animoji, an animated emoji that is based on your mouth movements and facial expressions.
The iPhone 8 uses the Touch ID fingerprint scanner to unlock the device. While the iPhone X utilizes facial recognition using Face ID.
The iPhone 8 has a 1,821mAh battery, while reports suggest that the iPhone X has a 2,716mAh cell battery. The operational time of iPhone 8 is almost the same as the iPhone 7. According to Apple, the iPhone X can last up to two hours longer than the operational time of iPhone 7.
Choose the one that suits your needs and of course, your budget. See also iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8 – A Head To Head Battle to compare iPhone X features to Samsung Galaxy S8.