iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X

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Although they share many of the same internals, upgrading to the iPhone X gets you a more modern user experience. Thanks to its gesture-driven UI, the iPhone X is able to do away with physical buttons and deliver an all-screen front face. Despite being a more compact phone overall, the iPhone X actually has a larger and higher resolution, 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display. In addition, the iPhone X offers a higher maximum storage capacity, an improved dual-camera setup with 2x optical zoom, and Face ID authentication. Finally, the iPhone X gives you improved build quality, thanks to its stainless steel frame.

Price Comparison

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X Pricing

iPhone 8 Plus prices start at $144, which is cheaper than the iPhone X low price of $188.

Specs Comparison

A key difference between the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus is the use of Face ID and Touch ID. The iPhone X uses Face ID, and the iPhone 8 Plus uses Touch ID with a home button. But aside from this difference, these two phones share many of the same features. For example, they both offer 4G LTE connectivity, a dual 12MP rear camera with a telephoto and wide-angle lens, an Apple A11 Bionic chip, a glass front and back, and an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. Otherwise, the iPhone X features a 5.8” HDR display and up to 256GB of storage, and the iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5” display and up to 128GB of storage.

Size

Size iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Width 78 mm 3.1 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 202 g 7.1 ounces 174 g

The display size on the iPhone X is larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, at 5.8 inches versus 5.5 inches. But overall, the iPhone X is much smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X measurements include a height of 5.65”, a width of 2.79”, a depth of 0.30, and a weight of 6.14 ounces. The iPhone 8 Plus measurements are as follows: 6.24” in height, 3.07” in width, 0.30” in depth, with a weight of 7.13 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 None

The rear camera on the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X is very similar. They both feature a dual 12MP camera array with a wide and telephoto phone. Features include a True Tone flash with Slow Sync, Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, Auto HDR for photos, 1080p HD video recording, and 4K video recording. A notable difference between these two setups is the aperture. The iPhone 8 Plus offers an f/1.8 aperture on the wide, and f/2.8 on the telephoto lens. In comparison, the iPhone X offers an f/1.8 aperture on the wide, and f/2.4 on the telephoto lens.

Screen

Display iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Resolution 1080x1920
Screen Size 139 mm 5.5 in
Pixels Per Inch 401 ppi None ppi

The iPhone X features a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, a PPI of 458, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. In comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch Retina HD (LCD) display with IPS technology, a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a PPI of 401, and a contrast ratio of 1,300:1. Some of the shared display features include a 625 nits (typical) max brightness, wide color (P3), and True Tone.

Battery

Battery iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Capacity 2675 mAh mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning None

The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X both offer similar battery life. The iPhone 8 Plus battery can provide up to 14 hours of video playback time, and the iPhone X battery can provide up to 13 hours of video playback time. Both are capable of offering up to 60 hours of audio playback time. Otherwise, the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are fast-charge capable and support Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
CPU Apple A11 Bionic APL1072 / APL1W72 (T8015)

Color Choices

iPhone 8 Plus

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver

Which iPhone 8 Plus color should you buy?

iPhone X

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone X is the most popular?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X Colors

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X share two colors: Silver and Gray. However, the iPhone 8 Plus does away with Red and Gold, previously seen on the iPhone X.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 8 Plus has three color choices, and the iPhone X has two color choices. The iPhone 8 Plus is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The iPhone X is available in Space Gray and Silver.

Storage Options

iPhone 8 Plus

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 8 Plus storage should I buy?

iPhone X

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone X is the most popular?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X Storage

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone X does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the iPhone 8 Plus.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X offer a 64GB storage option. The iPhone 8 Plus also has a 128GB option, and the iPhone X also has a 256GB option.

Reviews

iPhone 8 Plus

159 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone X

192 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X Reviews

Users rate the iPhone 8 Plus with 4.8 stars, compared to the iPhone X with 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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