iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – What Are The Differences Between Them

Still wonder what the differences between iPhone 8 and iPhone 10, and have no idea of which one is suitable for yourself? Read this comparison guide to get every details of about iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2022

Couple days ago, Apple announced its the brand-new iPhone models: iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X. This time, Apple does not only bring us lots of improvements and much surprise with the device performances, but also with the price. The price of iPhone X (Apple calls it iPhone 10) with 256 GB is as high as 1,149 USD. And on September 15th, iPhone 8 (Plus) has already begun its pre-order.

After the Apple Event day, there are many iPhone fans starting asking “what differences on earth are there between iPhone 8 and iPhone X/10?” “Which one is better?” “Which one should I choose, and buy?” Troublesome and headache.

Don’t worry. In this guide, we will show you every single difference between these two new iPhone models, and help you easily make a choice.

Differences Between iPhone 8 and iPhone 10

Differences Between iPhone 8 and iPhone 10

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Display Differences

The first comparison between iPhone 8 and iPhone X, we will talk about, is their displays:

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone X come back to glass formulation. The most durable glass outfit enables you to easily clean out the smudges and fingerprints. They are both resistance from water, splashes, and dust, equipped with True Tone display, 3D Touch, etc.

While the first difference is that iPhone 8 is with 4.7-inch widescreen LCD, 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 PPI, screen coverage up to 65.6%, and iPhone X is with 5.8-inch all-screen OLED, 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 PPI, screen coverage up to 82.9%.

The other one is the iPhone X OLED brings a much greater contrast ratio than iPhone 8: 1,000,000:1 vs 1,400:1. So base on these stats above, iPhone X provides you with better visual enjoyment.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Size and Weight Differences

iPhone X measures 143.6mm by 70.9mm, and 7.7m thick, with 174g. While iPhone 8 is 138.4mm by 67.3mm and 7.3mm thick, with 148g. So iPhone 8 is 26g lighter than iPhone X. So if you prefer smaller and lighter iPhone, then there iPhone 8 is.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Rear Camera Differences

For photo-taking fans, this would be very focused. iPhone 8 is with just one 12MP camera. However, iPhone X has two cameras on its back: 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, which combine to make the interesting portrait mode with a blurred background; Besides the iPhone X optical zoom feature can digitally zoom up to 10x, while iPhone 8 is just 5x.

Another word for portrait mode, iPhone 8 Plus has it, too. This is just like iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. So if you have much interest in the portrait mode, then you need to choose the iPhone X.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Front Camera Differences

After talking about the rear camera, the front one is naturally the next topic we will focus on about iPhone 8 and iPhone X differences.

The biggest difference about their front cameras is iPhone X is with a TrueDepth camera, while iPhone 8 just with the regular FaceTime HD camera. What is the TrueDepth camera? It is the one, which brings the two most outstanding and eye-catching features for iPhone X: Face ID, and Animoji.

Besides, the iPhone X front camera also supports portrait mode, Apple calling it Portrait Mode Selfies. So not just rear camera, the front camera also can take photos with a sharp foreground and blurred background. So iPhone X front camera is more fun than iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Secure Authentication Differences

On previous iPhone models, Touch ID is always the way to help us unlock the device, pay the bill, start the app downloads, etc. We are kind of used to its simplicity and convenience. No surprise for iPhone 8 (Plus), and is still with the Touch ID function.

While as mentioned above, the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera brings us the new generation of iPhone secure authentication – Face ID. It means we need to look at the front camera to unlock the device. Even though Apple says Face ID is much more secure than Touch ID, people still have much concern about it. For the truth about it, we have to wait for iPhone X is available.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Battery Differences

We know the wireless charging is a big one of this generation iPhone highlights, with Qi technology. Also, USB charging is supported on all devices. But there still are some differences in their power and battery.

Compared to iPhone 7, iPhone 8 just lasts as same as iPhone 7, while iPhone X is 2 hours longer. iPhone X taking time is 21 hours, while iPhone 8 is 14 hours; As for audio playback, iPhone X is up to 60 hours, while iPhone 8 is 40 hours; however, they last the same time for internet browsing, and video playing.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 10 – Price and Date Differences

iPhone 8 is now available to pre-order, costing 699 USD with 64 GB, and 849 USD with 256 GB, and both delivering on September 22nd. You can have three colors to choose: Silver, Gold, Space Gray.

It is said that iPhone X cannot be pre-ordered until November, and extremely limited. It also has two types of storage: 64 GB with 999 USD, and 256 GB with 1149 USD.

So iPhone X is much more expensive than iPhone 8, with 300 USD. For saving money, iPhone 8 is the better choice.

Differences Between iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 – Comparison Table
iPhone 8 iPhone X
Display Retina HD display Super Retina HD display
4.7-inch widescreen LCD 5.8-inch all-screen OLED
1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
1400:1 contrast ratio 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Size and Weight 138.4mm by 67.3mm and 7.3mm thick, with 148g 143.6mm by 70.9mm, and 7.7m thick, with 174g
Rear Camera 12MP camera 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
ƒ/1.8 aperture Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture / Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
Optical image stabilization Dual optical image stabilization
Digital zoom up to 5x Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Front Camera FaceTime HD camera TrueDepth camera
Portrait mode No Yes
Portrait Lighting (beta) No Yes
Animoji No Yes
Secure Authentication Touch ID Face ID
Battery Talk time with 14 hours Talk time with 21 hours
Audio Playing with 40 hours Audio Playing with 60 hours
Price and Realse Data Pre-order available now, Released on September 22nd Released on November 3rd, Limited

The Bottom Line

Base on these differences between iPhone 8 and iPhone X, which one would you care about most? According to the one(s) you care about, make the wise choice suitable for yourself. If you have any other question about iPhone 8(Plus), and iPhone X, you can leave your messages in the comments below, and we will answer as soon as possible.

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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