Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Who’s at the Front Foot?

After the months of rumours and leaks, Apple finally released the next generation of its iPhone at the Apple Campus, in Cupertino, California. The new iPhones are dubbed as the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. All three smartphones run on the latest iOS 11 and support wireless charging.

This time, Apple has offered a tenth-anniversary edition of the iPhone called as the iPhone X which is the most expensive iPhone device ever launched in the past 10 years. Interestingly, the Apple iPhone X model has an upper hand over the iPhone 8. Let’s explore the main differences in between these smartphones and find out which one is the best among them.

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Design

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Who’s at the Front Foot?

All three latest Apple mobiles have significantly different design language and overall appearance. The front panel of the iPhone X flaunts almost bezel-less display. This is the first iPhone to have an edge-to-edge display. Moreover, iPhone X has a 5.8-inch display, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with a 4.7- and 5.5-inch display respectively.

The iPhone 8 series has an all-glass body and wireless charging feature. There is a notch on the top of the front panel of iPhone X which comprises a front camera, infrared camera, and speaker setup. The iPhone X will be offered in Silver and Gray colour options, whereas the iPhone 8 will come in Silver, Blush Gold, and Space Gray colour options.

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Who’s at the Front Foot?

The Apple iPhone X has OLED display with 1125×2436 pixels resolution. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 has retina HD display.

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Processor

The Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 both have the same chipset under the hoods. All three models come with the latest Apple A11 Bionic SoC which makes processing at lightning speed. Moreover, the new chipset ensures the smoother performance and offers superior battery life.

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Authentication

Apple has introduced the Face ID feature in iPhone X which is claimed to offer highly advanced biometric authentication function. The company has touted the phone as a ‘virtually impossible to hack device’. Using the infrared technology, the phone can scan the user’s face and unlock the device within a fraction of a second.

Alternatively, the iPhone 8 models have retained the iconic Touch ID feature which is advanced biometric authentication method as well. It’s up to the users whether to go for Face ID or Touch ID as both will serve high-level security features.

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Augmented Reality

Apple iPhone X Vs Apple iPhone 8: Who’s at the Front Foot?

One of the coolest features of iPhone X is the ability to make animoji. Animojis are basically newly customised emojis derived when mirrored the owner’s facial expressions. This new feature is not available in iPhone 8.


The Apple iPhone X will cost Rs 89,000 for the base variant in India. The pricing for iPhone 8 will begin at Rs 64,000. So, the iPhone X is approximately over Rs 25,000 expensive than the iPhone 8 base model. Obviously, the features and specifications you will get in iPhone X are breathtaking and unique. Still, there is a huge price difference in between these two phones.

The all-screen display, facial recognition, superior camera offering and the other features make Apple iPhone X a better pick among these three phones. However, getting a combination of latest hardware and software is your need; iPhone 8 won’t disappoint you either. It is a personal choice which model of iPhone you should buy when it will be available in India.


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