Are you confused between iPhone 8 and iPhone X? Well, these two smartphones have few differences and as well as have a lot in common. Let’s take a comparison analysis between the two.

iPhone X  vs iPhone 8

On September 12, 2017, the Cupertino-based company, Apple launched the three new iPhones for its customers. The iPhones were iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, and iPhone X. The iPhone X is also pronounced as iPhone Ten.

If you are looking to buy an iPhone for yourself and wondering which of these models will suit you best, then you should read this blog. If you are a fan of a bigger screen then don’t go for iPhone 8. Pay little more and get iPhone X with a larger screen and bigger display.

In this blog, we will weigh up some dissimilarities between iPhone 8 models and iPhone X. The blog will definitely help you decide which one is best for you. You can buy any of these iPhones from Apple stores or via mobile phone selling companies, online.


The iPhone 8 models and iPhone X, were went on sale on different dates. This might be the deciding factor too. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale earlier than iPhone X. Apple had plenty of stock of its iPhone 8 models. On the other hand, the iPhone X went on sale after iPhone 8 models on 3rd November 2018. And after the launch of iPhone X, it went out of stock quickly due to its overwhelming demand.  Now you can order and get iPhone 8 and iPhone X from an Apple Store easily.


Price is probably the biggest divider between the iPhone 8 models and iPhone X. And the deciding factor is your budget. Also, note that there are few discrepancies between the prices of these handsets. If you buy directly from Apple or through a mobile network, you will feel a price difference. It is also to note that, there is less price difference between the 256GB version of one model and the 64GB version of the next model. For example, iPhone 8 Plus 256GB will cost you just £50 less than iPhone X 64GB.


In size, the iPhone X and iPhone 8 are both smaller than iPhone 8 Plus. Here are measurements for these models:

iPhone X = 143.6mm by 70.9mm, and is 7.7m thick

iPhone 8 Plus = 158.4mm by 78.1mm and is 7.5mm thick

iPhone 8 = 138.4mm by 67.3mm and is 7.3mm thick

As seen in the above-mentioned figures, the iPhone 8 model is slightly smaller and thinner than others and we think it’s not a big difference to notice while comparing the handsets.

If we talk about ‘weight’, the difference is noticeable.

Weight = iPhone X, 174 grams

Weight = iPhone 8 Plus, 202 grams

Weight = iPhone 8, 148 grams

According to above mentioned figures, the iPhone 8 wins.

Screen Size

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are almost the same in size and weight but the difference comes in the size of the screen.

The iPhone X and iPhone 8, both have Super Retina HD display with 5.8-inch and 4.7-inch screen sizes respectively. While the iPhone 8 Plus has a Retina HD display with a 5.5-inch screen display.

For many iPhone users, the iPhone Plus series are too big to hold comfortably. As far as screen size is concerned, we think it all depends on what you want. The iPhone X, no doubt, has the longest screen and looks cool in hands but it’s one disadvantage is that it’s no wider than iPhone 8.

The iPhone 8 Plus though has a large screen too but this is the reason that it is sometimes become uncomfortable to hold.


Processor speed plays a vital role in choosing the right iPhone for yourself but for these models, there is no much difference regarding the processor speed. These models use Apple’s A11 Bionic chip. In fact, speed tests showed that Geekbench scores of these three iPhone were practically identical. As per our thoughts, you can choose any iPhone from these models because the processor speed will surely not disappoint you.


Camera quality is also a common factor between these three iPhone models. The three flagship phones have a 12MP camera on their back. But there is some difference as well. The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, both have two rear cameras. Both models also offer optical zoom. On the other hand, iPhone 8 has only one 12 MP camera on the back with a f/1.8 aperture. One more difference in the cameras of these smartphones is that the iPhone X’s lenses have Optical Image Stabilisation, which helps the camera to take better pictures in low light. Some of the tests showed that pictures taken from iPhone X were better than iPhone 8 Plus clicked pictures. Maybe the OIS feature would be the reason behind this.

The Home Button

The home button may be the biggest difference between the iPhone X and iPhone 8 models. The iPhone X don’t have a home button, in fact, it has Face ID to unlock the iPhone. Apple did remove the home button from iPhone X with the help of some changes to its iPhone’s interface. So if you are going to buy iPhone X then you need to learn the methods to navigate the interface. Now it depends on you whether this feature suits you or frustrates you.


The above-mentioned differences may look huge to you but there are also some other big difference between iPhone X and iPhone 8 models in terms of specs.

Colour choices

iPhone 8 is available in: Gold / Silver / Space Grey / Red

iPhone 8 Plus is available in: Gold / Silver / Space Grey / Red

iPhone X is available in: Space Grey / Silver


iPhone 8 has: 64GB / 256GB

Phone 8 Plus has: 64GB / 256GB

iPhone X has: 64GB / 256GB

Battery life

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both have same battery life as iPhone 7

iPhone X has 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 7

Wireless charging

iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, all three have Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)