As Apple’s premium model, the iPhone X costs significantly more than the iPhone 8. The record £999 price tag for the iPhone X has divided consumers. Some say it isn’t too much to pay for a high-end device they will use every day, while others say they will be sticking with Android.
The iPhone 8 costs a more reasonable £699 for the 64GB version, which is £100 more than the entry level 32GB iPhone 7. Consumers interested in the iPhone 8 Plus will pay the slightly higher price of £799 for the 5.5-inch screen and dual-lens camera.
What about the iPhone 7?
The iPhone X is a significant step away from the iPhone 7. With wireless charging, a glass design and a full screen on the front of the phone, it is a radical departure.
The iPhone 8 is much more iterative upgrade than a whole new device. Yet it does keep many of the best features that made the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It has a super fast Touch ID and standard screen, but with a more powerful processor and better battery power packed in.
For the extra £200, the iPhone X offers a more significant upgrade and packs innovative features such as the all-screen display and facial recognition technology, which could be worth it if you keep the phone for two years.
The iPhone 8 is highly iterative of the iPhone 7, but it has the bonus of Touch ID and a home button for those that love Apple’s current technology.
If you have the money, the iPhone X offers the more exciting upgrade, while the iPhone 8 offers only modest improvements on the old device. Check back for a full review of the new products in the near future.