iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Screen Comparison

iphone x, iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus screen size comparison

iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus display size overlay comparison.

For the first time in history Apple has unveiled three different iPhone models during its annual September keynote. If you’re planning to upgrade your iOS device it might be one of the most difficult decision to make. To help you out, I’ll analyze perhaps the most important part of the iPhone, which is its screen. This year, to celebrate the 10th iPhone anniversary Apple has planned something special and designed and edge-to-edge OLED display that comes with the iPhone X. The other two iterations, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus maintain the form-factor of the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 models, along with the LCD display.

So, there are two major difference between the three 2017 iPhone models: size and type. Check out the image available nearby to make yourself a better idea about the display real estate differences between the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. Notice that “iPhone [ten]” has the tallest display of the three iOS devices, however the length of the “Safe Area” is identical to the iPhone 8 Plus display. That’s because the “ears” between the top notch and a small area at the bottom of the display are currently used by Apple only. This means that the iPhone X is only displaying edge-to-edge when running built-in iOS apps, full-screen videos and games. Third party app developers aren’t currently allowed to stretch within the “Safe Zone”.

iphone x safe areaWhen it comes to width the iPhone 8 Plus wins the comparison, while the iPhone X is just marginally bigger when compared to the iPhone 8. However, it’s worth mentioning that the bezel-free display makes the “iPhone [ten]” the most space-efficient device of the group. Total width and length of the actual case makes the OLED iPhone an one-handed smartphone with the screen real estate similar to the two-hand operated iPhone 8 Plus. Now let’s take a look at the actual figures and see how big the differences actually are.

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus Total Size & Weight
Width: 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) | 2.65 inches (67.3 mm) | 3.07 inches (78.1 mm).
Height: 5.65 inches (143.6 mm) | 5.45 inches (138.4 mm) | 6.24 inches (158.4 mm).
Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm) | 0.29 inch (7.3 mm) | 0.30 inch (7.5 mm).
Weight: 6.14 ounces (174 grams) | 5.22 ounces (148 grams) | Weight: 7.13 ounces (202 grams).

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus Screen Size
Width: 2.46 inches (62.4 mm) | 2.30 inches (58.44 mm) | 2.69 inches (68.41 mm).
Height: 5.32 inches (135.1 mm) | 4.09 inches (103.94 mm) | 4.79 inches (121.62 mm).

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus Resolution
Width: 1125 | 750 | 1080.
Height: 2436 | 1334 | 1920.
Pixel Density: 458 ppi | 326 ppi | 401 ppi.

OLED v LCD iPhone Benefits & Disadvantages
OLED displays come with a series of advantages when compared to LCD ones, however they also include an important downside. I’ve listed them out for you for a better look:
– OLED-based displays are more energy efficient because they don’t use a backlight panel that is always on. Each pixel can be lit up, only when necessary.
– They OLED display modules are also thinner. This allows Apple to build slimmer iPhones or to accommodate a larger battery, or other internals.
– OLEDs also manage to display darker blacker and brighter white colors.
– There are less suppliers of OLED panels. Samsung is the biggest producer and this delays the iPhone X availability. The manufacturing monopoly for such a large number of displays, required by Apple contributes to the iPhone X’s 4 figure pricing.

Has this comparison helped you out. Will you upgrade to a 2017 iPhone? What model do you intend to pick? Pre-orders are open!