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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: What are the differences? Which is better?

It is the Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X on this episode of the show. Both were launched in September 2017. They share some similarities, including network support, operating system version, dust/water resistance, Apple A11 Bionic processor and GPU, RAM, cameras, stereo speakers, and fast battery charging, among others. But they also have differences.

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We pitch the two phones against one another to help you have a clear picture of what they offer and which is your preferred option. Let’s go!

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iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X Comparison

Display: The iPhone 8 Plus has a smaller display (5.5 inches, IPS) than the iPhone X (5.8 inches, Super AMOLED). In addition, the X has a higher screen resolution as well, so all in all, you have a better display on it. That does not mean the iPhone 8 Plus display is bad. Far from it. It is a great display. The X is just better.

Size And Design: While the iPhone 8 Plus has the smaller display of the two, it is bigger than the X. It is taller and wider. The reason for this is clear: the iPhone 8 Plus has the traditional iPhone design, with a Home button that houses the fingerprint scanner. The iPhone X has an edge-to-edge display and has no Home button. Of course, the iPhone X is the better looking of the two devices.

Biometrics: The iPhone X has only Face ID, but no fingerprint scanner, while the 8 Plus has the traditional iPhone front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Does iPhone 8 Plus have Face ID? No; it does not have Face ID.

Battery: The X also has a slightly larger battery capacity – 2716 mAh, while the Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a 2691 mAh battery. But this might not be the advantage you think it is, when you remember that the display of the iPhone X is slightly bigger and packs more pixels, and so drains more power than the display of the iPhone 8 Plus. Reviewers say that the iPhone 8 Plus has the better battery life of the two.

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: Which is bigger, iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus?

iPhone 8 Plus is the bigger of the two devices.

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: Which has a better camera, iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus?

Both devices were released at the same time and use the same camera modules, so performance is actually similar. However, there is a distinction: the iPhone X has optical image stabilization (OIS) for both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, wile the iPhone 8 Plus has it for only the wide-angle lens. Its telephoto lens does not have OIS. At the end of the day, the iPhone X is better for all-round photography.

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: Is iPhone X better than 8 plus?

The iPhone X has a batter display, better camera, and better design than the 8 Plus. Pound for pound, the iPhone X is generally the better phone, unless you really must have Touch ID (fingerprint scanner), battery life is really important to you, or budget is a constraint.

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: Last Words

Apart from cost, Touch ID, cost is likely the only other reason why you will opt for iPhone 8 Plus over iPhone X. Whichever you choose to go with, this is a great time to make your purchase, as they are both available at bargain prices now. Ready to upgrade? You should check out the iPhone XS and XS Max.

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