Technology iPhone 8 or iPhone X: Which is better for you?

07:26  14 september  2017
07:26  14 september  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

4 reasons to choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X

  4 reasons to choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X As excited as I was about the iPhone X heading into the Apple event today, I walked away conflicted. There is no question that the iPhone X is one of the most fascinating phones the company has ever released, but its faults are significant and difficult to ignore. Below, I’ve come up with four compelling arguments for why, if you are dead set on upgrading your phone this year, you should choose the iPhone 8 instead.1.

For advice on the current iPhone range, read our iPhone buying guide and best cheap iPhone deals UK. Or, if you 'd like to look even further into the future, read iPhone 9 and beyond. Release date.

There's now a good chance the iPhone 8 release date may slip into October due to production delays, and the late September release date will be left to the 7S phones. But you 'll definitely have it by before Black Friday and Cyber Monday – if you can find it in stock before 2018.

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing talks about pricing for the new iPhone 8 Plus. © Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing talks about pricing for the new iPhone 8 Plus. On Tuesday, Apple unveiled not one, but three smartphones during an event held at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus in Cupertino, Calif.

All three phones — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X — will run iOS 11, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

But which to choose? It comes down to price, size and whether you really, really need to communicate in animated emojis.

Price

iPhone 8. The 64GB model starts at $699, while the 256GB model is $849.

What happened to the iPhone 9?

  What happened to the iPhone 9? Apple announced its iPhone X. It’s the new flagship iPhone that will be released in November, weeks after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale on September 23rd. Apple says you’re supposed to pronounce the iPhone X as “iPhone ten,” and it’s designed to mark 10 years of the iPhone. While the iPhone 8 is an iPhone 7S in all but name, the number jump across all the new iPhone models means we’re now officially missing an iPhone 9.Apple’s typical S naming is gone for this year at least, which isn’t entirely surprising.

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X announcement went about exactly as the rumors predicted. Really, there was only one surprise — the fact that all of the new models will support the Qi wireless charging standard.

The iPhone X is slightly better here as well , featuring what Apple calls a "TrueDepth" camera. Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, which are similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of design, retain Touch ID.

iPhone 8 Plus. The 64GB model starts at $799, and the 256GB model is $949.

iPhone X. The 64GB model starts at $999, and the 256GB model is $1,149.

Screen size

iPhone 8. 4.7-inch retina display.

iPhone 8 Plus. 5.5-inch retina display.

iPhone X. 5.8-inch 'super retina' display.

Key features

iPhone 8. It boasts an all-glass design, support for wireless charging (available through a charging mat purchased separately), the A11 Bionic chip that's about 25% faster than the iPhone 7.

iPhone 8 Plus. The big step up here is the larger screen with sharper resolution as well as the dual cameras. There's also Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting to enhance portrait style photos.

iPhone X. The screen is larger than the 8 Plus, yet the overall body of the phone is about the same as the 8. The Touch ID is replaced with a Face ID security feature. The resolution is even sharper than the 8 Plus. The front-facing camera will also support Portrait Mode and Lighting (it's only on the back for 8 Plus). Users can also activate animated emojis, which move with your face.

Availability

iPhone 8. Preorders start September 15, and launches September 22.

iPhone 8 Plus. Preorders start September 15, and launches September 22.

iPhone X. Preorders start October 27, and launches November 3.

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