The iPhone X is way better than the iPhone 8. There you go. If price is not an issue and you just wanted to know the answer to which is better, now you have it. Amidst a lot of chatter about whether the iPhone X is appreciably better — or whether it’s worth the price premium — somehow the two phones get conflated. That’s wrong. iPhone X dominates. How could it be otherwise? iPhone X is the top of the line, and Apple knows a lot about what that means. Here are 3 reasons, plainly stated, why the iPhone X is better than the iPhone 8.
1) the larger screen makes a difference, plain and simple. The iPhone X is like the Kevin Durant of phones: leaner, taller, and more graceful looking than the rest.
2) the special OLED screen on the iPhone X delivers the “deep blacks” that make everything visually pop. For a quick summary of why OLED kicks butt (the iPhone 8 tech) check out this article: “iPhone’s OLED Screen — Amazon Explains OLED “True Black” Difference”
3) cameras win. Remember how in its IPO Snap claimed it isn’t an app, but a “camera company“? That’ll let you know that cameras are everything in mobile. And the iPhone X wins the camera battle. It takes portrait selfies, it has image stabilization, it enables facial recognition. As augmented reality increases its reach, the iPhone X TrueDepth camera system becomes not a luxury but a necessity.
And the reason it’s not better? You have to decide what you need. On the surface, the iPhone 8 may not appear appreciably better than your current phone. But it is better. The iPhone 8 as powerful as the iPhone X, with the same processors, the same iOS 11, the same wireless charging capacity. If you’re not someone who thinks a thousand bucks is cheap for a phone, then the iPhone 8 is very tempting. The iPhone 8 is $699 and the iPhone 8 is $799. It’s a pretty big leap from there to the iPhone X, starting at $999 and rising to $1149 for the 256 GB model. Take away price as a factor and the idea that if you like your current phone then the iPhone 8 will be an easy transition, there’s plenty to recommend the iPhone X over the iPhone 8. Two questions to ask yourself: How fast do you want to get to the future? (Because the iPhone X features are destined to appear on lower end models soon.) The second question is how much do you want to pay to get there? A thousand bucks for an iPhone is certainly way better than spending a thousand bucks to buy a Tiffany tin can. But the iPhone 8 is a nice phone, too.