There are three variants of Apple’s smartphone that recently issued, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. What’s the difference between the theme? Let’s check it below
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus brings aluminum frame and rear casing material from the glass. Color options provided include silver, space gray and gold.
iPhone 8 is lighter and smaller. Dimensions 38.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm with a weight of 148 grams. The iPhone 8 Plus is larger and certainly more severe. Dimensions 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm and weight 202 grams.
The back of the iPhone X is made of glass but the frame is from stainless steel surgical grade. It only has two colors, silver and space gray. With dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm with a weight of 174 grams.
All variants have speakers and lightning ports on the bottom , the volume on the left, the power button on the right, and no one has 3.5 mm for headphones. iPhone 8 has a single camera lens, while iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X has dual cameras. The difference is, dual cameras on iPhone 8 Plus is horizontal and on iPhone X is vertical.
By design, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus a bit like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and still carry TouchID. While iPhone X has full screen and remove the TouchID, replaced by FaceID.
iPhone 8 screen is 4.7 inch LED-backlit Retina with HD resolution (1.334 x 750) with 326ppi. iPhone 8 Plus spans 5.5 inch LED-backlit Retina HD resolution (1920 x 1080) pixels with 401ppi.
iPhone X has the largest screen, 5.8 inch OLED (2436 x 1125) with 458ppi. Make it look the brightest and sharpest.
All three embedded True Tone technology that can adjust the brightness and 3D Touch. iPhone X compatible HDR and Dolby Vision, which are not owned by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 has a single 12 megapixel camera aperture f/1.8, OIS and 5x digital zoom. Then the iPhone 8 Plus has dual rear cameras with horizontal format one the back, both 12 megapixels. There is a wide angle aperture sensor f/1.8 and f/2.8 aperture telephoto sensor. Included OIS, digital zoom, and optical zoom.
Same with iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X has dual rear cameras too but with vertical format. The specs are more or less the same as the iPhone 8 Plus but with dual OIS.
All three variants have a flash called Quad-LED True Tone. Front camera on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is 7 megapixel with f/2.2 aperture. iPhone X is also the same, but there are advantages can recognize faces for FaceID.
All new iPhone can make 4K video up to 60fps and slow motion up to 240fps. While the front camera can record up to 1080p resolution.
Hardware and Software
All models powered by brand-new processor A11 Bionic plus M11 companion processor. No information about RAM, but reportedly iPhone 8 2 GB then iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X 3 GB.
All three internal memory options are 64 GB and 256 GB. All of them also carry the capability of wireless charging and fast charging. The battery capacity has not been announced.
From the software side, all three run iOS 11. There are several advantages of iPhone X such as FaceID and Animojis feature. But in general, all three offer identical user experience.
iPhone 8 is the cheapest among the three, with prices starting at $699 for 64 GB version. Followed the iPhone 8 Plus where the official start of $799. And not surprising that the most expensive is the iPhone X, sold from $999.