We will shed light on some of the subtle advantages of using an iPhone X over an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in this article. Although we personally recommend picking up the X over the 8 Plus, it’s fair to highlight the advantages of the later over the former.
Cool features of iPhone X
iPhone X contains Apple’s first-ever edge-to-edge display. The 5.8-inch Super Retina display gives users the clearest picture yet.
Classy look of home button:
Aesthetically, one thing that’s super different about the iPhone X is its all-glass look and feel — sans home button. Apple bid the familiar button adieu to make room for the phone’s powerful new interface, but the tech company kept it in place for the iPhone 8. On the iPhone X, a series of “fluid gestures” replaces traditional home button taps.
The Camera quality:
The iPhone X has Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting enabled on the front-facing camera in addition to the rear-facing one. This means that selfies taken on the iPhone X have the potential to look professional AF.
The Face ID Technology:
Because the iPhone X has such a powerful front-facing camera with True Depth technology, it’s the only Face ID-enabled device. Here’s how Face ID works, according to a press release posted to the Apple Newsroom.
“Face ID projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots. The IR image and dot pattern are pushed through neural networks to create a mathematical model of your face and send the data to the secure enclave to confirm a match, while adapting to physical changes in appearance over time. All saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy.”
The Animojis cool feature:
Just like Face ID, Apple’s brand new interactive emojis — known as Animojis —work on the iPhone X thanks to its True Depth front-facing camera. Animojis mimic your facial movements and bring emojis as we know them to life. There are 12 to choose from on the iPhone X, and though the iPhone 8 isn’t compatible to make them, it can receive the 10-second clips in the form of iMessage. Phones that aren’t iOS or Mac devices can receive Animojis via MMS or by a .MOV file.
The Wireless Charging:
Good news if you’re still on the fence about which device is right for you: Both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 can be charged wirelessly. Apple plans to release its very own charging pad, Air Power, sometime in 2018, but for now, their newest phones are compatible with similar mats from Belkin and mophie.
We have listed some Pros and cons of iPhone x over iPhone 8 to get more clear idea.
Pros and cons:
iPhone X – Pros
The bleeding edge – If having the coolest, most-cutting-edge technology in your iPhone matters to you, the iPhone X is your only choice. It’s the only current iPhone that offers things like facial recognition and an edge-to-edge OLED screen.
It’s the biggest and the best – The iPhone X is the top of the line model. It’s got the largest screen—5.8 inches—which makes for terrific gaming and multimedia.
It’s got the best screen – Only the iPhone X has an edge-to-edge screen that covers the full face of the phone, uses superior OLED technology, and delivers highly detailed, vibrantly colorful HDR images.
Improved camera – The camera on the X is virtually the same as what you’ll find on the iPhone 8 Plus and 8, though the 8 Plus and X are the only ones that offer improved Portrait Lighting features.
Face ID – The iPhone ditches the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system used to unlock the iPhone and confirm Apple Pay transactions. In its place is the Face ID facial recognition system, which no other iPhone offers.
Wireless Charging – Along with both iPhone 8 models, the X sports wireless charging using the Qi standard. Forget having to plug your iPhone in; just rest it on a charging mat to repower the battery.
3D Touch screen – The screen on the X can detect how hard you’re pushing on it. As a result, it can respond in different ways to different kinds of touch. Not only does this enable eye-catching features like Live Photos, it also opens a whole host of new user-interface options.
NFC & Apple Pay – The X includes support for NFC (Near-Field Communication), the wireless standard that is used for transactions with the Apple Pay mobile payment platform.
Newer processors – The latest, fastest, and most capable chips show up in the iPhone X, with the new A11 Bionic chip offering up to 70% better performance for computing and a new graphics chip with up to 30% faster performance.
Apple Watch and AirPods compatible – Every phone on this list works with all generations of the Apple Watch and Apple’s wireless AirPods earbuds.
Size – Despite having a 5.8-inch screen, the iPhone X is actually smaller than the 8 Plus and not that much bigger than the 8.
iPhone 8 Plus – Pros
Pretty close to the iPhone X – The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are similar in many of the most important ways. Almost everything in the list above applies to both the X and the 8 Plus. See the cons section below for the few things that don’t.
Touch ID fingerprint scanner – Apple’s 2nd generation fingerprint scanning technology is built into the 8 series, so entering passwords and making purchases is as simple as pressing your phone’s Home button.
Less expensive – Buying an iPhone 8 Plus will be easier on your wallet. The introductory 64GB model costs $799, $200 less than the equivalent iPhone X.
iPhone 8 – Pros
Nearly identical features to the 8 Plus – Almost every feature of the 8 Plus is also present on the 8 (for a list of the ones that aren’t, check out the cons below). The two phones are identical when it comes to storage options, processors, wireless charging, 3D Touch, Touch ID, support for NFC and Apple Pay, and Apple Watch compatibility.
Big screen – The iPhone 8 offers a 4.7-inch screen. While that’s not as huge as the 8 Plus’, it’s a good deal bigger than the 4-inch screen on the iPhone SE. The 7 and 6S series both have the same options for screen sizes as the 8.
Best Value – Each model of the iPhone 8 costs less than the equivalent iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.
iPhone X Cons
Premium price – All the amazing features noted above don’t come cheap. The iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever, with prices of US$999 and $1149, for the 64GB and 256GB models respectively.
No headphone jack – Like the iPhone 7 series before it, and the iPhone 8 series, the X doesn’t include a standard headphone jack, instead requiring either wireless earbuds like Apple’s AirPods or an adapter for connecting traditional headphones. (AirPods, thankfully, are very easy to set up and use.) This isn’t a very big deal, but it may irk some people.
iPhone 8 Plus Cons
No Face ID – The iPhone 8 series uses Touch ID, rather than the Face ID system. You can’t get facial recognition and everything that goes along with it (including Animojis) on the 8 Plus.
Lesser screen – While the Retina Display screen on the 8 Plus is amazing, it’s not as good as the screen on the X, since it doesn’t use OLED, isn’t edge to edge, and doesn’t support HDR. The 8 Plus also has a 5.5-inch screen, compared to the 5.8-inch screen on the X.
Larger and heavier – The 8 Plus is about a half inch taller and an ounce heavier than the X. That may not sound like much, but it can change how the phone feels in your hand or pocket.
iPhone 8 Cons
No cutting-edge features – You won’t find Face ID or the OLED/HDR/edge-to-edge screen on the 8. The 8 also lacks some of the advanced photo features of the 8 Plus and X, such as Portrait Lighting.
Smaller screen – The iPhone 8’s screen is about three-quarters of an inch smaller than that on the 8 Plus, and more than an inch smaller than the X, so if you need the biggest screen possible, check out the other models.
Lesser camera – The camera on the 8 doesn’t include the wide angle, telephoto, and high-end depth-of-field effects, so photos in some circumstances may not be as nice as those taken with the 8 Plus or X (for the everyday photographer, though, the difference probably won’t be noticeable).
More expensive than 7 – Because it’s one of the latest models, it’s more expensive than the earlier generations.
No headphone jack – Like the 8 Plus, the 8 doesn’t have a traditional headphone jack.
We have concluded that if you’re already convinced on spending $799 on an iPhone 8 Plus, you should just spend some more and get the $999 iPhone X.
So, No matter which phone you choose, the dedicated people who camped out for the iPhone X deserve a round of applause from all of us. Cheers to a phone that’s costlier than some people’s monthly rent!