During the presentation of the new iPhone, Apple has very quickly reviewed the characteristics of iPhone 8, before focusing on the Apple iPhone X. The latter justifies-t-it really his additional cost compared to the rest of the range?
The purpose of this comparison is to highlight the differences between the iPhone X whose price starts at 1170 $ and the torque of conventional iPhone, iPhone 8 from $850 and iPhone 8 Plus to $955.
Many new products proposed by Apple in 2017 are common to the three phones: they integrate all three the apple has11 Bionic, a screen true tone, charging wireless, at least 64 GB of storage and the same accessories. While they are the differences between the three products?
iPhone 8 vs iPhone X: same congestion, but large differences
Begins by a comparison between the basic model, the iPhone 8, and the most expensive model, the iPhone X. For many, the iPhone 8 is, in reality, an iPhone 6S, in effect, the mark has not fundamentally changed its design and merely of a few adjustments that would have been expected of an iPhone 7S, and as the iPhone 7 was itself a kind of iPhone 6s.
Ancient Design vs OLED screen edge to edge
The more evident it is the integration of the OLED screen 5.8-inch edge to edge of 2436 x 1125 pixels in the face of the IPS display Vieillot (even if very good quality) of 4.7 inches of 1334 x 750 pixels of the iPhone 8. Despite the use of a screen with a larger diagonal, the iPhone X is not really more cumbersome than the iPhone 8: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm against 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm for the iPhone 8.
Face ID vs touch ID: The animojis make a difference?
The use of a screen edge to edge on the iPhone X has forced Apple to review its solution of biometric identification. The iPhone X, therefore, uses a recognition of the face ID rather sophisticated, in place of the fingerprint sensor touch still ID used on the iPhone 8.
This means that to unlock an iPhone X it must be that your face is in his field of vision, while the iPhone 8 can be lit more discreetly, and more rapidly in your pocket. ID face could, however, be more transparent about the use and happen to forget, what is being asked for this kind of technology.
The difference will be finally on other functions permitted by the 3D sensor on the front panel used by Face ID. This sensor will unlock the uses of augmented reality on the iPhone X, who is absent on the iPhone 8. There is the talk of Portrait Lighting, Animojis and filters to the Snapchat.
The rear camera: the benefits of more in a compact body
The iPhone X incorporates a Camera to Two sensors similar to those of the iPhone 7 more and the iPhone 8 more. As the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 must be satisfied with a mono sound sensor and is therefore not compatible with certain functions such as the portrait mode.
In all cases, the sensors 12 megapixels used by Apple have changed between 2016 and 2017. The mark now uses the sensors “larger”, faster, and with a better treatment of the noise. The main objective is the same in the two cases, open to f/1.8 and with the optical stabilization. Finally, the Flash uses 4 LEDs in the two cases.
The difference comes so of course of the second sensor available on the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In the case of the iPhone X, the sensor is a 12-megapixel camera with a telephoto lens f/2.4 who has also the optical stabilization.
A little more battery and Ram on the iPhone X
it concludes this round of differences by the battery and the ram. The iPhone X benefits from 3 GB of RAM against 2 GB for the iPhone 8 and a better autonomy, after Apple, since the iPhone X would be able to hold 60 hours in audio playback, against 40 hours for the iPhone 8. The video playback and navigation on the Internet is identical to after Apple between the two products.
The iPhone X, an iPhone 8 Plus in the body of an iPhone 8
Ultimately, it understands that the OLED screen and the sensor face ID will be the two strengths of the iPhone X in the face of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.The use of an OLED screen edge to edge, similar to what Essential, LG, and Samsung propose, finally allows Apple to review the design of its phone.
The iPhone X is simply an iPhone 8 Plus slightly improved, with an OLED screen, but with the compactness of an iPhone 8. This advantage is made pay expensive since it will cost 251$ more than to acquire a “simple” iPhone 8 Plus.