The big Apple Event of 2017 has passed and we were introduced to three new iPhones this time. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. First the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are are similar to the iPhone 7 but with an improved camera, wireless charging and a few other tweaks. Now the iPhone X is definitely Apple’s new flagship phone. With the removal of the aging home button, we are introduced to a beautiful edge to edge screen with responsive gestures, a new TrueDepth front camera to unlock your device, and wireless charging.

iPhone 8, & Plus & iPhone X
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Below is a simple comparison chart of the latest iPhones.

 
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
Pricing
$699 / $849
$799 / $949
$999 / $1149
Storage
64 GB / 256 GB
64 GB / 256 GB
64 GB / 256 GB
Dimensions
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches
Weight
5.22 ounces
7.13 ounces
6.14 ounces
Resolution
1,334 x 750 (326 ppi)
1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)
2,436 x 1,125 (458 ppi)
Screen size
4.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.8 inches
Screen type
Retina HD IPS LCD
Retina HD IPS LCD
Super Retina OLED
Battery
Up to 14 hours
Up to 21 hours
Up to 21 hours
Rear camera
12MP, f/1.8
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.8
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4
Front camera
7 MP, f/2.2
7 MP, f/2.2
7 MP TrueDepth, f/2.2
Videos
4K at 60fps
4K at 60fps
4K at 60fps
NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v5.0
v5.0
v5.0
Apple chip
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic
RAM
2 GB
3 GB
3 GB
Wi-Fi
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
OS
iOS 11
iOS 11
iOS 11
Other features
Wireless charging, gyroscope & accelerometer, IP67 certified
Wireless charging, gyroscope & accelerometer, IP67 certified
Wireless charging, Face ID, gyroscope & accelerometer, IP67 certified

As I sit here with my little iPhone 6, I believe it is definitely time for an upgrade. I’m now a hardcore MOBA gamer, playing Vainglory daily, I would like more screen resolution and RAM for the intense matches.  The iPhone X looks great and has a nice but screen but it totally goes against my never buy a 1st generation device rule so I’ll likely be ordering the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 Plus will give me everything the iPhone X offers except for the new front-camera and tiny bezel so I’ll wait for the iPhone XXX.

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