iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xs

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The iPhone XS offers a number of key improvements to speed and overall user experience. Thanks to its completely gesture-driven UI, the iPhone XS does away physical buttons, allowing for a larger and higher resolution, 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED. The iPhone XS features the A12 Bionic chip, Face ID authentication, improved water resistance, up to 4 times the maximum storage, and an improved dual-camera setup with 2x optical zoom. Finally, the iPhone XS also offers superior build quality, thanks to the stainless steel frame.

Price Comparison

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xs Pricing

iPhone 8 prices start at $103, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs low price of $175.

Specs Comparison

Key specs for the iPhone 8 include a 4.7” display, a home button with Touch ID, an Apple A11 Bionic processor chip, up to 128GB of storage space, and a 12MP wide-angle rear-facing camera. In comparison, the key specs for the iPhone XS include a 5.8” display, Face ID, an Apple A12 Bionic processor chip, up to 512GB of storage space, and a dual 12MP wide and telephoto rear-facing camera.

Size

Size iPhone 8 iPhone Xs
Width 67 mm 2.7 inches 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 138 mm 5.5 inches 144 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 148 g 5.2 ounces 177 g 6.2 ounces

The iPhone XS is larger and heavier than the iPhone 8. The iPhone XS measures 5.65” (H) x 2.79” (W) x 0.30” (D) with a weight of 6.24 ounces. The iPhone 8 measures 5.45” (H) x 2.65” (W) x 0.29” (D) with a weight of 5.22 ounces. Otherwise, the iPhone XS display size is 5.8 inches and the iPhone 8 display size is 4.7 inches.

Camera

Camera iPhone 8 iPhone Xs
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

The iPhone XS has a more advanced camera with several features not available on the iPhone 8. The iPhone XS has a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens, and the iPhone 8 has a single 12MP rear camera with a wide lens. The extra features include Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting. The iPhone XS also has dual optical image stabilization and Smart HDR for photos. In comparison, the iPhone 8 has optical image stabilization and Auto HDR for photos.

Screen

Display iPhone 8 iPhone Xs
Resolution 750x1334 1125x2436
Screen Size 120 mm 4.7 in 149 mm 5.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 326 ppi 463 ppi

The display on the iPhone XS is larger, and of higher quality as compared to the iPhone 8. Details for the iPhone XS display are as follows: 5.8” Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and a PPI of 458. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7” Retina HD (LCD) display with a resolution of 1334 x 750, a contrast ratio of 1,400:1, and a PPI of 361. Common features for these two displays include True Tone, wide color (P3), and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 8 iPhone Xs
Capacity 1821 mAh 2659 mAh
Longevity 12 hours 12 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone XS has a battery capacity of 2,658 mAh and the iPhone 8 has a battery capacity of 1,821 mAh. The battery capacity of the iPhone XS is able to provide up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time. In comparison, the iPhone 8 is able to provide up to 13 hours of video playback time or up to 40 hours of audio playback time. Both models support Qi wireless charging and are fast-charge capable with a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter.

Processing

Processor iPhone 8 iPhone Xs
CPU Apple A11 Bionic APL1072 / APL1W72 (T8015) Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPhone 8

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver

Which iPhone 8 color should you buy?

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xs Colors

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

The iPhone 8 and iPhone XS are available in three colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

Storage Options

iPhone 8

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 8 storage should I buy?

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xs Storage

The iPhone Xs introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 8: 512GB. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone Xs share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone Xs does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the iPhone 8.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone XS offers more internal storage. The iPhone 8 has two storage options, which include 64GB and 128GB. The iPhone XS also has a 64GB option, but skips the 128GB level, and goes to 256GB or 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone 8

241 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xs Reviews

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

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