iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus: What’s New, Specs, Price, Availability

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#Steve Jobs introduced the #iPhone, the first internet-connected #smartphone that put user experience above all, After 10 years , #Apple is finally executing on the idea of a full touchscreen handset. iPhone X, The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge OLED display (Super Retina) without home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging. It is made from stainless steel and comes in space gray and silver. And, by the way, it’s pronounced “Ten.” as leaked earlier.

iPhone X
iPhone X

Tim Cook also presented the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in addition to the phones, Apples announced the third generation of Apple’s smartwatch is the first that works independently from the iPhone. A cellular version of the device is available form $399 and can make phone calls and browse the web. 4K version of its set-top Apple TV box was unveiled as well at the event.

iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X

The iPhone X celebrates the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphone, featuring a radical redesign and new technology. The phone has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, which fills the entire front of the device. Apple has removed the iconic home button to make way for the display, replacing it with facial recognition software called Face ID.

iPhone X
iPhone X

Face ID works with the help of sensors on forehead of phone that contains 5 sensors including dot projector, speaker and camera. It can be used to unlock the phone, authenticate Apple Pay and cutomise the new animoji (The animated Emojis). The iPhone X Super Retina display supports 2046×1125 resolution, with 458 PPI, and HDR in both Dolby Vision and HDR.

iPhone Animoji
iPhone Animoji

Like the other two phones, the iPhone X runs Apple’s latest processor, the A11 Bionic, along with 3 gigs of RAM. It’s been years since the iPhone wanted for processing power, but the iPhone X might need all it can get. It has to power all that screen, for one thing, but Apple also seems to have created the iPhone X as a foray deeper into both artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Both require serious horsepower.

Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic

The iPhone X is packed with the new A11 Bionic processor: 64-bit design, six cores (HEXA-CORE), two high-performance processors that are 25 percent faster than the A10 and four high-efficiency cores (two more than the A10) that are 70 percent faster. The GPU is 30 percent faster.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple also announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, an upgrade to iPhone 7 a 4.7 inches and iPhone 7 Plus a 5.5-inch come with iOS 11 software, which will be available to download from September 19.

What is new for iPhone users

For iPhone users there are plenty of new thing to experience but those are not new for Android Users,

Camera

As far as cameras are concerned, the iPhone X is about as locked and loaded as one can get. The rear camera features a 12-megapixel sensor, with dual-lenses at f1.8 and f2.4 apertures (which is brighter than the 7 Plus telephoto). It comes with dual-image OIS quad-LED TrueTone flash.

iPhone Portrait Light
iPhone Portrait Light

Because of the combination of the new A11 Bionic and the enhanced camera, Apple is introducing a new Portrait Lighting, letting users select their lighting effects and these lighting effects can be added before and after the photo is taken.

Video is vastly improved, as well. Combined with that A11 processor, video can be captured at 60FPS in low-light mode, with faster frame rate support and 4K capture. Slo-mo videos shot in 1080p will have 240 FPS.

The front-facing camera is powered by that True Depth camera system that supports FaceID. But the big news here is that Portrait mode and Portrait lighting are now available on the front-facing camera.

iPhone X Camera Details Selfies Portrait Lighting
iPhone X Camera Details Selfies Portrait Lighting

The TrueDepth camera analyzes over 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji. Both rear cameras comes with optical image stabilization and fast lenses for outstanding photos and videos even in low light.

The wide-angle and telephoto cameras on iPhone X enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.

Additional Features

Tap to wakeup is used to turn on screen of iPhone X, there is no home button so slide up takes you to home screen.

Specifications

The iPhone X, as well as the other new iPhones announced, comes with wireless charging capabilities. Wireless charging is supported by Qi, which is considered as the standard in the wireless charging industry, so you may see some 3rd party chargers as well.

iPhone Wireless Charging
iPhone Wireless Charging

Apple claims, battery life is two hours longer than the iPhone 7, with most of the improvement coming by way of software enhancements. The wireless charging on the new iPhones is coming with a new accessory called AirPower. It’s a larger mat that lets users charge their iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods all at the same time.

Phone iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X
Price $699, $849 $799, $949 $999, $1,149
Size 5.5 x 2.7 x 0.29 inches 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches 5.7 X 2.8 X 0.3 inches
Weight 5.22 ounces 7.13 ounces 6.14 ounces
Screen Size (Resolution) 4.7-inches (1334 X 750) 5.5-inches (1920 X 1080) 5.8-inches (2436 X 1125)
CPU A11 Bionic A11 Bionic A11 Bionic
Capacity 64, 256 GB 64, 256 GB 64, 256 GB
Rear Camera 12-MP Dual 12-MP (f/1.8, f/2.8) Dual 12-MP (f/1.8, f/2.4)
Front Camera 7-MP FaceTime HD 7-MP FaceTime HD 7-MP TrueDepth
Unlocking Method Touch ID Touch ID Face ID
Colors Black, Silver, Gold Black, Silver, Gold Black, Silver

 

Price

The iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64GB version, going up to $1,149 for the 256GB model. It will be available to pre-order from October 27 and will ship on November 3.

The iPhone 8 starts at $699 for the 64GB version, and iPhone 8 Plus from $799 for the 64GB model. It will be available to pre-order from September 15 and will ship on September 22.

Are these really innovative features in any smartphone?

Wireless Charging: October 31, 2013 Google and LG launched the Nexus 5, which supports inductive charging with Qi.

Nexus 5 (First phone with Wireless charging Support)
Nexus 5 (First phone with Wireless charging Support)

Face ID: Facial Recognition was introduced by samsung called IRIS Scanner, currently Samsung S8 features it, first time it was introduced in Samsung Note 7 in 2016.

Also Read: How To Use Face ID unlock feature of iPhone X on any Android Phone

Samsung Note 7 (First phone with Face Recognition)
Samsung Note 7 (First phone with Face Recognition)

Quick Charge: 5V2A 10W was introduced by Qualcomm with Snapdragon 600 processor in 2013
Dual Camera: LG Optimus 3D and HTC Evo 3D were first phones to house dual camera setup, LG Optimus 3D launched February 2011 and the HTC Evo 3D launched in March 2011.

LG Optimus 3D (First Dual Camera Phone)
LG Optimus 3D (First Dual Camera Phone)
HTC Evo 3D (First Dual Camera Phone)
HTC Evo 3D (Second Dual Camera Phone)

Augmented Reality: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro introduced Augmented Reality in November 2016 powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 652, and Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL launched in June 2017 under Google’s Tango program

Lenovo phab2 pro - a Tango phone - Augmented Reality
Lenovo phab2 pro – a Tango phone – Augmented Reality

Watch Lenovo Phab2 Pro in action

Bezel-less Design: World’s first bezelless smartphone was Sharp Aquos Crystal launched in 2014

AQUOS Crystal 2014
AQUOS Crystal (First bezel-less phone)

Water Resistant/Waterproof: World’s first waterproof phone Casio Canu 502S launched in 2005, The first water resistant Android phone released by Motorola was the Motorola Defy in 2010, later Sony stormed the media with its waterproof Xperia Z in 2013.

Casio Canu 502S
Casio Canu 502S (First Waterproof Phone by LG & Casio)
Motorola Defy
Motorola Defy (First Android based water Resistant smartphone)
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z (Famed because of waterproof Capabilities)

Super Retina (OLED): Sony CLIÉ PEG-VZ90 was released in 2004, being the first PDA to feature an OLED screen, Nokia N58 & Samsung i7110 were first with AMOLED display launched in 2008

Nokia N85 & Samsung i7110 (First AMOLED display)
Nokia N85 & Samsung i7110 (First AMOLED display)

and all other features in latest iPhone of 2017 are not new other than personalized Emojis

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge enabled smartphones