iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

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Although the iPhone 8 and iPhone X share similar specs, the iPhone X offers a more modern user experience thanks to its gesture-driven UI and all-screen front face. The iPhone X features a larger and higher resolution 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED with HDR support. It also offers a higher maximum storage capacity, Face ID authentication, and an improved dual-camera setup with 2x optical zoom. Finally, the iPhone X offers improved build quality, thanks to its stainless steel frame.

Price Comparison

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X Pricing

iPhone 8 prices start at $99, which is cheaper than the iPhone X low price of $199.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone X has a larger display and uses Face ID for device security, whereas, the iPhone 8 has a smaller display and a home button with Touch ID. Key specs for the iPhone X include a 5.8” display, up to 256GB of storage, a 7MP TrueDepth front camera, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. The key specs for the iPhone 8 include a 4.7” display, up to 128GB of storage, a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera, and a single 12MP rear camera with a wide lens.

Size

Size iPhone 8 iPhone X
Width 67 mm 2.7 inches
Height 138 mm 5.5 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 148 g 5.2 ounces 174 g

The iPhone X is larger in size and weight and has a larger display size than the iPhone 8. Details for the iPhone X include measurements of 5.65” (H) x 2.79” (W) x 0.30” (D), a weight of 6.14 ounces, and a 5.8” display. Details for the iPhone 8 include measurements of 5.45” (H) x 2.65” (W) x 0.29” (D), a weight of 5.22 ounces, and a 4.7” display.

Camera

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

On the front, the iPhone 8 has a 7MP FaceTime HD camera, and the iPhone X has a 7MP TrueDepth camera. The iPhone X front camera has several features not available on the iPhone 8, such as Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, and Animoji and Memoji. The rear camera setups include a dual 12MP array on the iPhone X with a wide and telephoto lens and a single 12MP wide lens on the iPhone 8. Both models support 1080p HD video recording and 4K video recording using the rear camera.

Screen

Display iPhone 8 iPhone X
Resolution 750x1334
Screen Size 120 mm 4.7 in
Pixels Per Inch 326 ppi None ppi

The iPhone X features a larger and more advanced display as compared to the iPhone 8. The iPhone X has a 5.8” 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 has a 4.7” Retina HD (LCD) display with a resolution of 1334 x 750, a PPI of 326, and a contrast ratio of 1,400:1. Shared display features include True Tone, wide color (P3), and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 8 iPhone X
Capacity 1821 mAh mAh
Longevity 12 hours hours
USB Lightning None

The iPhone 8 has a battery capacity of 1,821 mAh, and the iPhone X has a battery capacity of 2,716 mAh. These batteries are rechargeable lithium-ion and support Qi wireless charging, and are fast-charge capable providing a 50% charge in 30 minutes using a Lighting cable and 20W wall power adapter. Battery life estimates for the iPhone 8 are up to 13 hours of video playback time or up to 40 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone X battery is able to provide up to 13 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

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

Color Choices

iPhone 8

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver

Which iPhone 8 color should you buy?

iPhone X

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone X is the most popular?

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X Colors

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

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are available in Silver and Space Gray. The iPhone 8 is also available in a third color, which is Gold.

Storage Options

iPhone 8

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 8 storage should I buy?

iPhone X

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone X is the most popular?

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X Storage

Both the iPhone 8 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.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 each offer a 64GB storage configuration. Aside from this common storage configuration, the iPhone X also offers a 256GB option, and the iPhone 8 also offers a 128GB option.

Reviews

iPhone 8

241 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone X

192 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X Reviews

Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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