Following months of speculation, Apple finally unveiled a new generation of smartphones this September: iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.
All three devices are similar in shape and share many of the traditional Apple features, but what sets them apart from each other? Let’s find out.
DESIGN AND SECURITY
The most obvious differences between Apple’s three new iPhone are visual, as iPhone X doesn’t look like your traditional Apple smartphone.
This ground-breaking new iPhone represents Apple’s first venture into OLED screens, ditching the traditional bezels for an all-new 5.8-inch Super Retina display which will allow for better quality photos and videos. Despite the edge-to-edge design, iPhone 8 Plus is still the biggest overall.
All three screens feature a blend of aluminium and glass that’s durable, IP67 water-resistant, and shock-proof. So you can worry less about accidents!
iPhone X doesn’t feature a home button, and instead uses a new feature called Face ID to unlock the phone via facial recognition. iPhone X is so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance of your face.
The two iPhone 8 devices continue to use the circular, fingerprint-scanning home button that’s become one of iPhone’s most recognisable features.
If colour options are important to you, iPhone X is available in Space Grey and Silver, whereas iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available in a new Gold edition.
BATTERY AND STORAGE
Both iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are almost evenly matched when it comes to battery life, whereas iPhone 8 won’t last quite as long.
Although they both offer over 21 hours of talk time, iPhone 8 Plus’ battery life is reportedly just that little bit better…
Wireless charging has now been introduced to iPhone, with all three new devices supporting it. This makes charging even easier!
In terms of storage, Apple has scrapped the 32GB version iPhone, and jumped straight to 64GB. That means all three smartphones offer plenty of storage space, either 64GB or 256GB.
Like iPhone X, both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have 12-megapixel camera lenses, complete with 2x optical zoom, new colour filters, deeper pixels and optical image stabilisation for photos and videos, which means no more blurry photos!
Unlike iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone X offers Face ID tech to allow for depth adjustments in your photos, also enabling a new feature called ‘Animoji’. This is best explained as emoji that mirror your expressions, even replicating your mouth movements as you talk.
There have been lots of exciting new updates on iOS 11. Not only have features been redesigned, the new software offers users the ability to do more with their iPhone than ever before.
A one-handed keyboard, new ways to pay contacts through iMessage, and a more intelligent and natural Siri are just a few examples of the new advances, all of which are available across all three new iPhone.
Another significant difference between iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is their price tag. iPhone 8 starts at £699, with the Plus model starting from £799. iPhone X is the highest valued handset with a £999 price tag.
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