Bringing together the iPhone 7,8/8+ and the iPhone X for a comparison considering some major features especially those which supposedly make them stand out, draws a shocking result with a dare say negligible difference. Here are a few considered features such as:
Colours: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus comes in five colors: jet black, matte black (most preferred and best color), silver, gold, and rose gold mean while the iPhone 8 comes in three colors: silver, gold, and space gray. The iPhone X comes in just two colors: black and white.
Toughness And Smudge Resistance: Apple added glass to the backs of the iPhone 8 and the X so those phones can support Qi wireless charging, but as a side effect, those glass backs made them more susceptible to smudges and fingerprints, as well as fall damage. With the new iPhone 8 and the X, you’ll need to worry about both the front and the back of the phone cracking if you drop it.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 has the same aluminum unibody frame as the iPhone 6 line, which means you’ll need to worry about only the phone’s display cracking if you drop it. The metal backs on the iPhone 7 line are also more resistant to smudges and fingerprints compared with the glass backs of the iPhone 8 and the X.
Cost: The iPhone 7 price tag relative to the other new iPhones is cheaper. The iPhone 8 starts at $699 — $150 more than the starting price of the iPhone 7 for a very similar phone. The larger iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799, and the high-end iPhone X — if you can even find one when it becomes available on November 3 — will start at $999.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 starts at $549 — almost half the price of the iPhone X — and the larger iPhone 7 Plus starts at $669. Don’t get me wrong, these phones are still definitely considered “expensive,” but their prices are much more reasonable than those of the iPhone 8 and the X.
Extra Cost Accessories Required For iPhone 8 and X Qi wireless-charging: The iPhone 8 and the X support the Qi wireless-charging standard and fast charging for the first time, but you’ll need to buy Qi charging pads which are not exactly cheap and cost another $25 to $75 worth of equipment if you want to try fast charging while the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus use Apple’s standard Lightning cable, and that works perfectly fine.
Rear Camera: If you care at all about photography, you can consider the comparison table below showing how Apple broke down the rear camera specifications of the iPhone 7,8 and X. The rear cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus, the 8 Plus, and the X are nearly identical. The smaller iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are also great shooters, but the larger Plus models include a second telephoto lens so you can zoom without losing image quality. The only other difference here is that the iPhone X’s rear camera has optical image stabilization for both wide-angle and telephoto lenses — this helps with sharper images and video, especially in low-light settings. The iPhone 7 Plus and the 8 Plus have OIS for only the wide-angle lens, not the telephoto lens. But again, this doesn’t make much of a difference for the user experience; iPhone 7 owners won’t feel as though they’re missing anything
Front Camera: The iPhone X’s front-facing camera is complemented by an all-new TrueDepth camera system, which includes a set of sensors required to operate the new Face ID system to unlock the phone and make purchases via Apple Pay. But the front-facing cameras across the three iPhone models — 7, 8, and X — are almost identical. Again consider the table below showing the specifications of the front cameras of iPhone 7,8 and X from Apple.
So based on Apple’s data on the above table, the iPhone 7 and the 8 — as well as their respective Plus models — all have nearly identical front-facing camera systems. The iPhone X has a more sophisticated front-facing-camera system overall, which also helps achieve some of those newer features like Face ID, “portrait lighting,” and Animoji, but none of those exclusive features on the selfie camera is a must-have just yet.
The Same Operating Systems (iOS):
No matter which iPhone you buy, you’re getting Apple’s first-class ecosystem, its security and updates, and its App Store, which has the best selection of apps. Since all of these iPhones run iOS 11, they all perform and behave very similarly. You’d be particularly hard-pressed to notice the differences between the iPhone 7 and the 8.
But if you need to be further convinced, why not try out these considerations: The iPhone 8 is basically a slightly faster iPhone 7 with a glass back for wireless charging. Would you spend $150 for those changes, especially knowing the phone doesn’t come with a wireless-charging pad?
So having tried all that and considering that wireless charging is not worth investing in quite yet. And a Wait until charging systems are better, cheaper, and more ubiquitous — will be a much better market by this time next year, for instance.
Therefore in as much as the iPhone X is Lit by a slight difference, my question is this: Why? Sure, some of the features on that phone are exciting, but are they worth paying nearly double the price of an iPhone 7? A nd that is a question you’ll need to answer for yourself.
Consider this as well: By this time next year, we’re going to be talking about an all-new iPhone, meaning the iPhone X will be less expensive and more available than it will be if you’re trying to get a new iPhone before the end of this year.
Simply put, there’s no real reason to obsess over the latest phone when there’s nothing wrong with the iPhone 7, last year’s “all-new” phone. It has an excellent design, a gorgeous screen, and great battery life. And at $549 to start, it’s a steal.