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9 Reasons That Give iPhone 8 An Edge Over iPhone X

If you are obsessed with iPhone X, you need to reconsider it with iPhone 8.

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iPhone X did make a dominant impact on its launch. And why not, after all, it’s an Apple flagship product. But soon, industry experts were left disappointed due to the lack in addition of any major features, except Truedepth display and Face ID.

As per a recent report, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Q1 earning was reported to be more than what iPhone X is able to garner till now. This calls for some feature scrutiny between iPhone X and iPhone 8. In this article, I have mentioned few highlights that put iPhone 8 at par with iPhone X. In the end, you will be saving big on it.

1. Unchanged chipset

The chipset offered in the iPhone X is same as that in iPhone 8. This still remains one of the biggest downsides of iPhone X and we know Apple could have done much better than this. Sadly, Apple didn’t take it seriously. iPhone 8 and iPhone X are powered by the A11 Bionic chip, M11 motion coprocessor, and a neural engine. The only difference that iPhone X takes out is the use of this combination in Face ID. Rest, the performance is all undeterred.

2. The uncertainty of the “Notch Display”

The current display of the iPhone X is considered as the Notch display, which is hindered by the TrueDepth camera on the top of the device. And if call the display of new device as “edge-to-edge display.” it wouldn’t do any injustice to iPhone X. On the other hand, iPhone 8 doesn’t sport any interruption on its screen.

3. Reliance on Touch ID over Face ID

The concept of Touch ID made the debut with iPhone 5S and since then, every new device is stuffed with this feature, except iPhone X. Touch ID is always preferred over security features like typical passwords and pin. And Since 2013, Touch ID has proven its credibility. Unfortunately, Apple missed this incredible feature on its flagship device and rather came up with Face ID. Though the company has rated the new feature higher than the Touch ID found in the likes of iPhone 8 and other models. Apple further claims its reliability in the dark and changes like beard, glasses or some makeup wouldn't hamper its functioning. Face ID is still days behind before proving its dominance over Touch ID.

4. The verity of the back camera

The iPhone X is packed with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear, which has started becoming a standard feature in all the flagship devices. Apart from refurbishing the sensor and the addition of a new ISP (image signal processor), there is not much difference in the camera department. Though the new inclusion has made iPhone X picture capturing a bit faster and offers excellent textures in the picture quality. Still, the camera quality of iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus dual camera can be compared with much ease. 

5. The indifference in the front camera

The TrueDepth camera system of iPhone X made quite a sensation during its launch. The new technology boasted about such a picture quality that was never seen in the mobile industry. However, there is not much difference between the FaceTime HD camera of the iPhone 8 and that of iPhone X. Both these cameras are of 7-megapixel photos, with a ƒ/2.2 aperture, and films the video in 1080p. The only differences are the additional feature of “Portrait Mode” on the front-facing camera and Animoji, which is missing in all other models of Apple.

6. The comfort of wireless charging

Both, iPhone X and iPhone 8 supports Qi wireless charging standard by Apple. The new technology not only lets the user get rid of charging cables, but also offers the blessing of fast charging. To avail if the facility, the user has to buy extra accessories anywhere between $25 to $75 which includes a Lightning-to-USB-C cable and a USB-C Power Delivery-compatible charger. Apple has various Qi wireless charging pads that the user can go for. The sad part is, even after shelling $1000 bucks for iPhone X, you won’t be getting the wireless charging for free.

7. Easily available

With the recent launch of iPhone X, it may be a problem in some parts of the globe to lay your hands on this device. The reason may vary from place to place and the major one is high demand and short supply. And everyone focusing on iPhone X makes other models to take a breath of a sigh. On the other hand, iPhone 8 can be easily accessible and that too with much lesser price than the iPhone X.

8. The older case will work for iPhone 8

If you previously own iPhone 7 or 7 Plus by any chance, that may prove to be an advantage to you in terms of case cover. There is a very minimal difference in the dimensions of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Thus, your older case will work for iPhone 8 and that will let you save some bucks. But in case of iPhone X, the new flagship device doesn’t resemble with any of the Apple’s previous handsets. Hence, there will be no point of swapping your case cover on it.

9. The cost factor

The flagship device of any company can burn a hole in your pocket and everyone knows about the price range of Apple’s handsets. iPhone X is no different in this case. The new device is pegged at $1,000 and the current price of iPhone 8 is $700. This clearly implicates the saving of $200, which obviously is not a bad thing. 

Vikram Khajuria
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A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

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