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Should You Buy the iPhone 8 or Wait For the iPhone X?

The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 PLus has been recently released, and people are faced with a difficult decision. Do they buy the new iPhone 8 now or wait for the iPhone X? It seems a lot of people have decided to hold off on buying the iPhone 8 in order to buy the iPhone x, but that may not really be a good idea. The iPhone 8 starts at $699, the iPhone 8 Plus is $799, and the iPhone X is $999, and they each have differences but are they really worth the price differences? So if you can’t decide on what to get, then let us help you out.

They’re All Run By The Same Processor

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The iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8

Even though the 3 new iPhones have very different price tags, they are all basically run by the same processor. Look at it this way, they may be different cars, but if you look under the hood, they are all run by the same engine. They all have the new A11 Bionic chip, neural engine, and M11 motion co-processor which makes all 3 phones have lightning fast processing speed. They are all run by the same operating system, IOS 11, so basically anything the iPhone X is able to do, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus is also able to do.

Face ID Isn’t Yet As Well Established As The Touch ID

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The new Face ID system for iPhone X

When the Touch ID was first introduced in the iPhone 5s back in 2013, it was an instant hit. The Touch ID lets you use your fingerprint as a sort of password, and to unlock your phone. It was one of the very successful features that were Apple is known for, and it has been in the other iPhones since, but for the release of the iPhone X, they’ll be doing something different. They will be introducing the new Face ID system, which lets you use your facial features as a password and they claim that it can be usable in the dark, and recognize you even if your appearance slightly change (like if you grow facial hair or you wear glasses). It seems like an idea from a sci-fi movie.

They All Support Wireless Charging And Fast Charging

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The wireless charging station

All 3 phones are able to support the new Qi wireless-charging and fast charging systems. Apple has released many Qi wireless-charging pads that are able to work on your new phone, but the thing is you’d have to pay a little more for the new feature. The wireless charging equipment is priced somewhere around $25 to $75. Well, you’ve already spent a ton of money on a new iPhone so what’s a few more buck for this cool and nifty new feature, right? The new phones are also able to support fast charging, and for that, you will be needing a Lightning-to-USB-C cable and a USB-C Power Delivery-compatible charger.

Almost The Same Front and Rear Camera

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iPhone 8 rear camera

The newly released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both have a 7-megapixel front camera, that is capable of ƒ/2.2 aperture, and film video in 1080p, and have basically the same front camera with the iPhone X, with only a few exceptions such as the exclusive software features such as front camera Portrait Mode, Animoji which lets you send emojis based on your facial expression which can even speak with your own voice, and a Portrait Lighting feature which lets you remove background from a selfie.

The rear camera is basically the same for all 3 phones, and the only noticeable difference is the position of the iPhone X rear camera. The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X both have a second telephoto lens which will help improve image quality while zooming. The iPhone X will have the exclusive feature of optical image stabilization for wide-angle and telephoto shots which helps for sharper image quality during a low-light setting.

The iPhone X is More Expensive Than the iPhone 8

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Prices for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

The iPhone 8 is already an expensive phone at its starting price of $699, but it is actually the least expensive of the 3 phones. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799, while the iPhone X starts at $999. So even with the added and exclusive features of the iPhone X, we don’t think that it is worth the additional money. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already really great phones, so it might be a good idea to get them instead of the iPhone X. Well, at the end of the day, it’s still your call.


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