Apple’s iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which one to get?

“For the first time ever, Apple has two new big-screen phones in its lineup, in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus,” Mark Spoonauer writes for Tom’s Guide. “These flagships have some things in common, including the record-setting A11 Bionic processor, dual rear cameras and wireless charging. But there are a lot of differences, too, in terms of design, display and battery life.”

“And let’s not forget the $200 price difference between the iPhone 8 Plus and the more expensive iPhone X,” Spoonauer writes. “So which device is right for you?”

Spoonauer writes, “The iPhone X wins this close contest with a score of 86 to 84, winning four out of eight rounds and tying in one.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’re Mac users. We always opt for the future vs. the past.

Computerworld reviews Apple’s iPhone X: The smartphone on the market today and the one best one for business, too – November 17, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S9 benchmarks leak and Apple’s iPhone X thoroughly nukes them – November 16, 2017
Apple’s iPhone X destroys Android’s very best smartphones; makes Samsung Galaxy Note 8 seem obsolete – November 15, 2017
Forbes reviews Apple’s iPhone X: So refined, it will convert the most devout Android user – November 14, 2017
Android Central reviews Apple’s iPhone X – November 13, 2017
ZDNet reviews Apple’s iPhone X: The best smartphone – November 13, 2017
ZDNet’s Miller: After 10 days with Apple’s iPhone X, it’s clear its the best smartphone. Period. – November 13, 2017
Michael Gartenberg: iPhone X is the best smartphone you can buy today, and likely tomorrow; Apple is now a full generation ahead of their competitors – November 10, 2017
T3 reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Brilliant, five stars, 2017’s best smartphone – November 8, 2017
DisplayMate: Apple’s iPhone X has the most color accurate display we’ve ever measured; it is visually indistinguishable from perfect – November 8, 2017
Ars Technica reviews iPhone X: Easy to recommend if you want a glimpse at the future – November 3, 2017
iMore reviews iPhone X: The best damn product Apple has ever made – November 2, 2017
TechCrunch reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘Like using the future of smartphones, today’ – November 1, 2017
Tim Bajarin’s first impression of Apple’s iPhone X: Face ID worked flawlessly – November 1, 2017
The Verge reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Clearly the best iPhone ever made, despite being marred by its ugly notch – November 1, 2017
Above Avalon’s first impressions of Apple’s iPhone X: ‘An entirely new iPhone experience’ – October 31, 2017
The Independent reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘This feels like the future’ – October 31, 2017
David Pogue reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘The best thing is its size’ – October 31, 2017
Forbes reviews Apple’s iPhone X: Opulent, gorgeous, classy; the best iPhone yet – October 31, 2017
CNBC reviews Apple’s iPhone X: ‘The best smartphone on the market’ – October 31, 2017
iPhone 8’s Apple A11 Bionic chip so destroys Android phones that Geekbench creator can’t even believe it – September 30, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip is by far the highest-performing system on the market; totally destroys Android phones – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X leaves Android phones choking in the dust – September 18, 2017
The inside story of Apple’s amazing A11 Bionic chip – September 18, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei – September 18, 2017
Apple accelerates mobile processor dominance with A11 Bionic; benchmarks faster than 13-inch MacBook Pro – September 15, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus on par with 2017 MacBook Pro – September 14, 2017


  1. Uhh go with iPhone X. This isn’t even a question unless your sole evaluation criteria is to “save” $200. Or you’re a hardware review site that does evaluations based on a spec sheet and not a vision of the future of where the puck is headed.

  2. Neither.
    I feel iPhones are waay too expensive/over priced, now, and have turned into status symbol devices for quite awhile now, starting pretty much with the iPhone 7.
    I rather pay the more expensive pricing for an iPad Pro than for a new iPhone 8 or X any day of the week!
    I feel like I get a better value for my hard earned cash for a larger, immenently more useful mobile device than an iPhone.
    I’ll stick to purchasing iPads and iPod Touches and get myself a cheap Android phone or “pay as you go” phone just for cell calls.
    I never go online with my Andoid phones ever.
    I just use my cheap smartphones as a phone.
    I consider myself an iPad user and NOT an iPhone user.

    1. You mean “eminently”. This is a weird, niche use case that doesn’t apply to anyone I know or have ever heard of. So you either never use internet on the go (the entire point of mobile computing) or you carry around an iPad with cellular, odd. I can understand people not wanting to pay $1000, but to virtue signal that iPhones are status symbols and not as useful as iPads, while you’re above it all, is lame.

  3. An LG V30.

    Give me a true wide angle lens (and hi-fi sound) on an iPhone and I’ll reconsider. In fact, I’d love to reconsider. (And no, having to affix an accessory lens every time I want to change perspective won’t work for me.)

    I’m not a pro and not selling my pix, but I love photography, and will settle for some deficits in algorithmic sharpening, low light etc., to get the whole other universe shots having wide angle opens up.

  4. Sticking with my iPhone 6S+ which just came off contract. As the phones become so much more expensive I try to get a minimum of 3 years in before upgrading. Might consider the next gen iPhone X (XS?) as Apple will have worked out the bugs.

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