iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8 [Camera Specs Comparison]

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With all three models, the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus unveiled, let us see to what extent Apple improved the optics of these mobile computing marvels.

iPhone X Gets All the Love in the Camera Department, the iPhone 8 Plus Comes Pretty Close With the iPhone 8 in Close Pursuit

The iPhone X is rocking a dual-camera lens, but it is vertically mounted instead of the horizontally mounted set up on the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 still features a single lens, and gets the least amount of love from the company though that does not mean it is not a worthy addition for a smartphone upgrade.

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The advantage of picking up the iPhone X later in the year is that it features optical image stabilization on both camera lenses and it also has a wider aperture value on the telephoto lens. What this means is that more light will be able to enter the lens, allowing for better photographs in varied lighting conditions.

Digital zoom for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus goes all the way up to 10x, but it is limited to 5x on the smaller, but very capable iPhone 8. If you’re looking for raw compute and graphical performance, then all three phones will perform equally on that front, though we have to say that the iPhone 8 might win the race since it will feature a lower resolution than its bigger brothers.

The iPhone X on the other hand features several Portrait features and with timely software updates, the optics experience on the 5.8-inch flagship will certainly be an enjoyable one for potentially millions of customers that intend to purchase the $999 device.

Which model would you end up purchasing if you were to strictly upgrade to a smartphone for the camera? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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Camera Specs ComparisoniPhone XiPhone 8 PlusiPhone 8
Dual-cameraYesYesNo
Total megapixels12MP (both lenses)12MP (both lenses)12MP
Aperture valuesWide-angle: F/1.8 aperture

Telephoto: F/2.4 aperture
Wide-angle: F/1.8 aperture

Telephoto: F/2.8 aperture
F/1.8
OISYes (Dual optical image stabilization)Yes (Optical image stabilization on single camera lens)Yes
Optical zoom functionalityYesYesYes
Digital zoom functionalityUp to 10xUp to 10xUp to 5x
LED flashQuad-LED True Tone flash with Slow SyncQuad-LED True Tone flash with Slow SyncQuad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Portrait modeYes (with Portrait Lightning in beta mode)Yes (with Portrait Lightning in beta mode)No
Video recording features4K video recording at 24FPS, 30FPS, or 60FPS

1080p HD video recording at 30FPS or 60FPS

Optical image stabilization for video

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120FPS or 240FPS

Time-lapse video with stabilization
4K video recording at 24FPS, 30FPS, or 60FPS

1080p HD video recording at 30FPS or 60FPS

Optical image stabilization for video

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120FPS or 240FPS

Time-lapse video with stabilization
4K video recording at 24FPS, 30FPS, or 60FPS

1080p HD video recording at 30FPS or 60FPS

Optical image stabilization for video

Digital zoom up to 6x

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120FPS or 240FPS

Time-lapse video with stabilization
Front camera official name and featuresTrueDepth camera

7MP photos

F/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Animoji
FaceTime HD camera

7MP photos

F/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording
FaceTime HD camera

FaceTime HD camera

7MP photos

F/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording
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