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iPhone X SIM Free

The much-anticipated iPhone X SIM free is now available. The demands are huge for this phone thanks to its gorgeous design, edge to edge display with the first ever OLED display in a iPhone. Below, we will compare it to the iPhone 8, to see how different the two are, if there is much difference at all! We know the design is different, but what about the specs? Take a look below…

Apple iPhone X Vs iPhone 8

 iPhone XiPhone 8
Size & Wight143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm @ 174g138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm @ 148g
DisplayOLED 5.8 inch display5.7 inch display
Display Resolution1125 x 2436 Pixel resolution750 x 1334 Pixel resolution
Screen to Body Ratio82.9%65.4%
ProcessorApple A11 Bionic Hexa-core 2390 MHzApple A11 Bionic Hexa-core 2390 MHz
RAM3 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Storage64/256 GB64/256 GB
Main CameraDual 12 MP, f/1.8 + 12 MP f/2.412 MP, f/1.8
Front Camera7 MP, f/2.27 MP, f/2.2
Video Camera2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery, fast charging, wireless chargingNon-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery, fast charging, wireless charging
Talk TimeUp to 21hUp to 14h
Size & Wight

Considering the iPhone X has a much larger screen, it is not that much bigger than the 8. This is obviously thanks to its almost bezel-less design. It is not surprising that the X weighs a bit more than the 8.

Display

First of all, you get a larger display, it is 1.1 inches bigger. The X has much better pixel resolution, PPI density as well as having an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, which makes this phone taller and slimmer. The X also comes with a OLED display, which makes the colours bold, bright, the Blacks deeper and the whites a lot more true to life. The OLED technology makes the display screen a pleasure to view and a lot better than the technology in the 8.

Processor

Both phones have the exact same processor, Apples A11 Bionic. This processor has been getting rave reviews, it is setting incredible benchmark scores as well as showing real-life performance that is outstanding. This is currently one, if not the best processor on the market at the time of its release.

RAM & Storage

The storage options are the same in both phones. However, you get an extra gigabyte of RAM in the X, this should help the X multitask and perform that little bit better.

Camera

The main differences in the camera department between the two is that the X has two cameras on the back, whereas the 8 only has one. However, the two cameras on the X are slightly better as they have optical image stabilisation (OIS), OIS will give you much better low light pictures. You also get better digital zoom in the X, 10x instead of 5x in the iPhone 8.

Battery

You get a much larger capacity battery in the X, which will vastly improve the battery performance. Not only will the large capacity battery help it last longer, it will also help the phone to perform better as well.

Operating System

Both phones come with Apple’s latest iOS 11 operating system.

Other Information About The X

Face ID

The X comes with Face ID instead of a Touch ID (Button on front of phone to unlock the phone). Face ID allows you to unlock the phone with your face. You simply look at it, it scans your face and if it recognises it, it unlocks your phone.

Verdict

In terms of performance, there isn’t a big difference between the two as they share the same processor. However, in terms of looks and design the X is much better with it’s very thin bezels, edge to edge display and large display screen with OLED technology.

Is it worth paying more for the X? It depends on what reason you want it for? If it is for its unique design, then yes. However, if it is performance and photo capabilities, then it might be worth checking out the iPhone 8 Plus, as this has a dual camera and is cheaper than the X.

This is a very good phone, but a bit overpriced by Apple, currently over £1,000.00 in the UK. You can get a very good laptop for that amount.