Telecommunications are always in flux and evolving – Apple just announced their new iPhone Models: iPhone 8 series and iPhone X (pronounced 10). Much of the hype and media mostly showed the iPhone X, but what are the differences between these 2 new iPhones? After some education on our part and research through various articles, here is the basic breakdown:
|iPhone X – Release Date November 3rd, 2017, with a $999 starting price||iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Release date September 22nd, 2017, at a $699 starting price.
|Edge to edge screen||4.5 inch screen and a 5.5-inch screen for the Plus models
|No home button||Keeps the home button
|5.8 inch Screen with OLED Super Retina Display||Plus Model has portrait mode with lighting modification
|Facial Recognition: works in the day and night with Adaptive recognition (track facial changes)||Plus model has Zoom up to 6x for video and up to 10x for pictures
|Animogi’s: emoji’s that you can personalize thanks to facial recognition and can also input your voice to make the emoji speech.|
|Portrait lighting and portrait mode|
|Zoom up to 6x for video and up to 10x for pictures|
|Dust and Water resistant|
While both have some similar features, more specifically iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, they lack a traditional audio (headphone) jack – which seems to be the new norm – they both operate on iOS 11, have wireless charging capabilities and have upgraded the rear and front-facing cameras, just to name a few of the innovation and changes.
While Apple is more currently prevalent in the news, there are also new Android devices that have recently been announced. These include:
- Motorola Moto Z2 – Launched July 25th 2017
- Extended battery like and mods to extend it more
- 12mp rear camera and 5mp front camera
- Voice Control
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Launched August 23rd 2017
- Dual Lens Camera
- Water and dust resistant: Can be submerged up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes
- Iris Scanner
- Google Pixel 2 – Launching October 5th 2017
- While not much is being said at the time, information should be available soon.
Be your own judge on these new mobile smartphones as all will be available by the end of 2017. Watch the videos or read some of the articles highlighting these new buying options: