On Tuesday, September 12, Apple introduced three new models of smartphones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X (which is pronounced as "iPhone Ten") at a special Apple event. The phones share many features, but are different in important ways:
1. Different Displays
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature LCD Retina displays with 1400:1 and 1300:1 contrast ratios, respectively, the iPhone X comes with an advanced OLED HDR Super Retina display with 1,000,000:1 contrast. All three phones feature wide, True-Tone HD color displays with 625 cd/m2 maximum brightness. "True Tone" matches the onscreen white balance with the light where you're using the phone. The displays on all of the phones can zoom, and they feature Apple's 3D Touch capability.
The phones have different screen sizes and resolutions — the iPhone 8 has a 4.7" display with 1334 x 750 resolution. The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5" display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, and the iPhone X has an amazing edge-to-edge 5.8" display with a whopping 2436 x 1125 resolution.
Rear (Main): The rear cameras on all three phones are very sophisticated, with six-element lenses and 12-megapixel, wide-angle, image-stabilized True-Tone color capture. There's also quad-LED True Tone flash. The additional telephoto capability is added to the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X due to those models having an extra rear camera (which enables photos — especially portraits — to have more depth). The iPhone 8 has 5x digital zoom, while the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have 10x digital zoom plus optical zoom.
Front (Selfie): The forward-facing, image-stabilized cameras with built-in flash on all three phones can record 1080p video or take 7-megapixel still images. The iPhone X has a unique "Animoji" front-camera feature which can let your face auto-animate different emoji characters.
3. Processor Speed
All three phones feature Apple's A11 64-bit Bionic four-core architecture chip with a neural engine and embedded M11 motion coprocessor.
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have built-in Touch ID security, the iPhone X uses brand-new, ultra-secure Face ID facial-recognition technology. All are optional to use.
5. Battery and Wireless charging
iPhone 8 has 14 hours of talk time, while iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have 21 hours. The three phones offer roughly 12 hours of Internet time or 13 hours of video playback. All three phones are capable of a "fast-charge" to 50-percent battery capacity in 30 minutes. The phones can charge either with a cable or wirelessly using a standardized "Qi" charger.
6. Size & Weight
The three models vary in size, with the iPhone 8 being 5.45" x 2.65", the iPhone 8 Plus being 6.24" x 3.07" and the iPhone X being 5.65" x 2.79".
The iPhone 8 Plus is the heaviest model at 7.13 ounces, while the iPhone X is 6.14 ounces, and the iPhone 8 is 5.22 ounces.
7. Physical Characteristics
All three models are rated for iPhone 7 water and splash resistance, which means they're completely dust-proof and waterproof to a depth of one meter. All three phones come in Silver and Space Grey shades; the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also come in Gold. The iPhone X is made with special surgical-grade stainless steel. All three models also have a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating over-improved, super-durable glass fronts and backs.