iPhone 8 was shown in September 2017. Along with the familiar model, Apple introduced One more thing … named iPhone X – its first frameless smartphone with a cutout in the screen for the front camera along with a face scanner.
iPhone X began to sell only after a couple of months, and from the shelves of certified stores removed after ten. The iPhone 8 was more fortunate – it has become an up-to-date replacement for the iPhone SE, which you can officially buy even today.
Live classic and prototype of modern Apple smartphones: iPhone iPhone 8 vs iPhone X – we figure out which one is worth taking today. First, the differences are brief:
❶ 4.7-inch IPS-screen in iPhone 8 versus 5.8-inch OLED-screen in iPhone X. The black color of the latter is as deep and realistic as possible.
❷ Touch ID finger sensor in iPhone 8 versus Face ID scanner in iPhone X – both options differ in both advantages and disadvantages.
IPhone The iPhone 8 and iPhone X have comparable sizes – only the first is made of glass and brushed aluminum, and the second is made of polished steel glass.
❹ Both smartphones are powered by the Apple A11 Bionic processor – the iPhone X has 1 GB more RAM: 3 GB instead of 2 GB for the iPhone 8.
❺ Instead of one 12 MP camera with aperture of ƒ / 1.8, which is also used in iPhone 8, the iPhone X also has a second one – a telephoto with an aperture size of ƒ / 2.4.
❻ The official iPhone 8 is available in two versions: 64 and 128 GB (you can search for 256 GB in balances) – iPhone X may be 64 or 256 GB, but it’s not officially sold.
Further all the differences in detail.
IPhone 8 Screen Density – Classic for IPS 326 PPI
iPhone 8 – the heir to the iPhone 7 with a no less high-quality 4.7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1334 × 750 pixels. It supports the wide color gamut of P3, its brightness reaches 625 cd / m² (this is enough for a bright summer sun), and the contrast is 1400 to 1.
The main innovation of the iPhone 8 screen at the time was True Tone technology, which adjusts the white balance to the surrounding lighting. It is needed so that the white color looks like a sheet of paper under the same conditions. It’s so much nicer for the eyes.
IPhone X OLED density reaches 458 pixels per inch
iPhone X – The first Apple smartphone that uses a 5.8-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels and company calibration. The colors on it seem no less realistic than on IPS. It has the same brightness, and the contrast reaches an incredible value of 1,000,000 to 1.
Of course, it also supports True Tone. But the main drawback of OLED screens in the iPhone is considered to be a barely noticeable pink tint, which you can pay attention to only with direct comparison with IPS. But it can hardly be called critical.
The screens of both the first and second smartphones support 3D Touch. Nevertheless, Apple has already managed to abandon it in favor of Haptic Touch in iOS 13, so this is not so important.
The fingerprint on the iPhone 8 is not always read if the skin on the hands is very dry or, conversely, wet
iPhone 8 uses Apple’s standard Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which has undergone several revisions since the introduction of the iPhone 5s. It works quite accurately and quickly, and many even like the face scanner more because of the ability to use, despite the gadget.
The iPhone 8 does not have a face scanner, so it is devoid of the main drawback of current Apple smartphones: it does not have an unfortunate cutout in the screen. It is a pity, there is no key virtue – not even a hint of framelessness.
IPhone X face scanner does not work in landscape orientation and in the sun
iPhone X Apple’s first gadget to receive a Face ID face scanner. Competitors still have not been able to repeat it for safety and ease of use. Full support for this type of authentication appeared only in Android 10 and only in Pixel 4 – well, this is a topic for another discussion.
Face ID doesn’t matter how clean your hands are. However, he will not recognize you if, for example, you are lying on the bed on your side, and part of the face is covered with a pillow. And iPhone X will not see you if it is on the table, and you are sitting at it.
Dimensions iPhone 8 138.4 × 67.3 × 7.3 mm, weight 148 g
iPhone 8 – This is a sandwich of their two glass panels in front and behind with a layer of aluminum frame between them. Over the years, the smartphone has proven its practicality on the market, and there are no questions about it. It can be silver, gold and in the color “gray space”.
iPhone 8 is protected against moisture and dust according to the IP67 standard. It will turn out without consequences to be immersed in water to a depth of one meter for a period of up to 30 minutes.
Dimensions iPhone X 143.6 × 70.9 × 7.7 mm, weight 174 g
iPhone X claims a more premium format. Instead of brushed aluminum, surgical-grade steel on its sides. It shines and attracts more attention. It can be covered with small scratches, but few people care.
iPhone X can be silver or in the color “space gray” – there is no gold. The moisture protection of this smartphone is the same level – IP67.
The iPhone X is taller, wider, thicker and heavier than the iPhone 8. However, in real use it does not feel much larger in size and weight.
iPhone 8 without recharging works about the same as the iPhone 7 – up to 40 hours of continuous audio playback
iPhone 8 runs on an Apple A11 Bionic processor with a first-generation Neural Engine system. It is imprisoned for the use of software based on neural networks. RAM 2 GB.
The smartphone does a great job playing sound. It imitates the stereo effect using a spoken speaker, and it obeys more than that.
The average battery life of the iPhone X is about 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7 – up to 60 hours of audio playback without interruption
iPhone X runs on the same Apple A11 Bionic. However, the smartphone has a higher screen resolution, so it can work a little slower. But the RAM is one and a half times more – 3 GB.
The smartphone has no less excellent sound. Like the iPhone 8, it can be charged using Power Delivery technology. To use it, you need a Lightning cable to USB-C and a suitable power supply – 18 watts is enough for power.
The main camera module of the iPhone 8 is no different from the same in the iPhone X
iPhone 8 got one 12MP main camera with ƒ / 1.8 photosensitivity, 4K video shooting at 60 frames per second and optical stabilization.
The front camera of the smartphone is 7 megapixels with an aperture size of ƒ / 2.2 – for less frequent selfies it will be more than enough.
In low light conditions, the iPhone X uses the main camera rather than the telephoto zoom
iPhone X has a module with two cameras. The first is wide-angle, and it does not differ from that installed in the iPhone 8. The second with a fast aperture of ƒ / 2.4 received a telephoto lens for a twofold optical zoom.
Due to the impressive size of the True Depth module, it seems that the front camera in the iPhone X should be out of the ordinary. But in reality, it does not differ from that installed in the iPhone 8.
The main advantage of the iPhone X in the context of the camera is the “Portrait” mode, which makes it possible to take pictures with blurring the background – it imitates the use of a professional SLR camera.
256GB iPhone 8 is not officially sold, but it can be found in someone leftover
iPhone X today is no longer officially sold, but it can be found in options for 64 GB for about 50 thousand rubles. and 256 GB for about 55 thousand rubles.
Apple still sells the G8 in two flavors:
On the iPhone X side are premium body materials, a higher-quality screen and a Portrait mode that comes in handy when shooting people. iPhone 8 may work a little faster, it is smaller in size and can be gold.
Which one to choose is a question that only you can answer.