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Apple has always cool smartphones, and therefore they are always in great demand, despite their price. In 2017, the company released several regular flagships – 8, 8+ and X (10). They still do not hand over positions, remaining one of the best phones. But which iPhone should you choose, 8 or X? Is there any difference other than visual? An overview of the main features and a description of the differences between both devices will help to make a decision.

Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone X

The appearance of the flagships

The appearance of gadgets is very different. So, if the design of the iPhone was almost unchanged, starting with the sixth and eighth, then with the iPhone X everything is different: Apple finally decided to please users with the updated external model.

Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 10 looks

The main difference is the framelessness of the “dozens”. The flagship received a 5.8-inch display, which almost completely covers the front of the smartphone. Rounded edges allow the gadget to look neat. The iPhone 8 and even Plus versions have smaller diagonals: 4.7 and 5.5 inches. At the same time, X does not look cumbersome against their background.

In addition to the “monobrow”, about which they have already had time to gossip, at first glance at the tenth iPhone it becomes clear that the Home button, the convenience of which was so flattering to users, has disappeared.


Smartphone cameras

Both devices received seven megapixel ди / 2.2 aperture self-cameras, Retina Flash flash and the ability to automatically enable HDR mode when taking photos. Both devices can shoot as 1080p. 
But if the iPhone 8 is equipped with a FaceTime camera, then X is running TrueDepth. Thanks to this technology, the Face ID function is better implemented in the 10th iPhone. But you can learn more about this in the section on functional differences. Also, Apple iPhone 10’s front-end camera has portrait lighting modes (5 options), which allows you to fine-tune the bokeh effect.

Single camera iPhone 8 and double - at 10

Now about the main camera modules. For both devices, they have a 12-megapixel resolution and an aperture of ƒ / 1.8, but the X wide-angle module has a telephoto lens (ƒ / 2.4). 10-ka also received a double optical stabilization.

Wins 10 iPhone and in terms of magnification: the eight supports only digital zoom (5 times), the Apple iPhone X – it is tenfold, plus there is a two-fold optical zoom. In addition, the same portrait modes are supported as in the front camera. There is a difference in the video, more precisely in the increase: the iPhone 8 has a digital zoom, 3-fold, and the X has a 6-fold digital and two-fold optical.

Note : all differences do not apply to Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. If you compare the cameras of these devices – they will be identical.



Both smartphones have received equally powerful proprietary processors A11, which have 64-bit architecture. Also, Apple models have equipped with the same RAM of 3 gigabytes. Both gadgets are pretty good in testing. However, it is interesting that instead of the expected because of the equal characteristics of iron, a draw in the battle of iPhone 8 vs iPhone X won the eighth. You can verify this by comparing the performance of single- and multi-threaded testing in GeekBench.

iPhone tests in GeekBench

Note : phones are available in 2 variations, differing only in different storage capacity. In Kiev, you can buy iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 10 with 64 and 256 GB of storage. The price, of course, will be different.


IPhone 8 and iPhone X Screens

Judging by the parameters, and the reviews, the flagships have simply wonderful displays. At iPhone 8 – 4.7-inch Retina (IPS). The tenth model has a larger diagonal – 5.8 “. However, as mentioned above, this does not harm the compactness and ease of control of the device with one hand: the whole thing is frameless.

Overview of the features of device screens:

  • Apple iPhone 10 has a Super Retina ( OLED ) matrix , a higher resolution (2436 × 1125) and a pixel density (458). However, the image quality of the G8 does not lose, since its parameters (1334 × 750 pixels, 326 pixels per inch) are sufficient for such a diagonal.

displays Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 10

  • True Tone – a technology that automatically adjusts the white balance to the current lighting conditions, both gadgets have. Smartphones also have the same brightness and a 3D touch function.
  • Characteristics of the display of the iPhone 10 show a significantly greater contrast compared to the eight. You can compare yourself: a million to one against 1400: 1.
  • Also, a dozen appeared new chip – HDR. 


Functional differences flagships

Description of the differences between iPhones 8 and 10 is mainly related to True Depth technology. So, a dozen are equipped with a special sensor of the touch type, which, in combination with the information provided by the front camera, creates a full 3D image. What is in it:

1. Improves the face recognition function, and also allows you not to block the phone when the user simply views the active screen.

2. The manufacturer claims that “crunched” – a user neural network – is capable of performing up to 600 billion operations in an instant. Due to this, the camera is able to notice the shape of the face and unique contours even with time, and therefore if the user changes haircuts, hair color, makes a piercing or grows a beard, the smartphone recognizes the owner in it.

Face ID


Note : Apple confirms that this technology provides greater security than Touch ID. So, the odds for a stranger to unlock an iPhone with a fingerprint are 1:50 000, and with a Face ID – one in a million.

3. Helps create Animoji. This is a fun feature with which you can create individual animated messages through self-cameras that use the user’s voice and emotions.

Other differences X from the 8th iPhone:

  • no fingerprint scanner;
  • There are Dolby Vision and HDR10 in their own color spaces for video. It gives a more colorful and natural image.




To make it easier to compare the parameters of the devices, you should pay attention to the table of characteristics.

iPhone 8 iPhone X
The size 5.45 in x 2.65 in x 0.29 in. 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in.
Weight 148 g 174 g
Display 4.7 “Retina HD 5.8 ”Retina HD
1,334 × 750 pixels (326 ppi) 2,436 × 1,125 pixels (458 ppi)
Storage capacity 64, 256 GB 64, 256 GB
NFC Yes, only Apple Pay Yes, only Apple Pay
CPU A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 coprocessor A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M10 coprocessor
operating system iOS 11 iOS 11
Ram 3 GB 3 GB
Connection 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA +, 802.11a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA +, 802.11a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi
Cameras 12 megapixels main, 7 MP front Dual 12 + 12 megapixels main, 7 MP frontal
Video recording Up to 4K at 60 frames per second, 1080p at a speed of 240 frames per second Up to 4K at 60 frames per second, 1080p at a speed of 240 frames per second
Bluetooth Yes, version 5 Yes, version 5
Fingerprint sensor there is No, face scanner
Other sensors Barometer, 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor Depth sensors, barometer, 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Protection class IP67 IP67
Battery 14 hours talk time; 21 hours talk time;
12 hours on the Internet; 12 hours on the Internet;
13 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback. Fast charging allows you to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. 13 hours of video playback and up to 60 hours of audio playback.
Wireless charging (Qi standard) Fast charging allows you to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Wireless charging (Qi standard)
Body colors Golden, Silver and Gray Silver and gray

Any smartphone from Apple 2017 is good. That the iPhone 8, that 10 have a powerful iron, a good supply of internal memory, as well as amazing cameras that will help you to take great photos, and a decent video to record. Fans of compact phones and those who miss the “home” button can be advised to buy an iPhone 8. Connoisseurs of frameless screens and advanced camera technology can be safely recommended 10.


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