With technology being the most significant factor in our daily lives, companies such as Apple or Samsung often come out with cutting-edge technology such as the most recent ones, iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. That being said, between those two, the question of what consumers should purchase is often a topic of discussion lately.
In general, Apple had announced that the major difference between iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone 7/7+ will be that iPhone 8/8+ will have a wireless charging pad. However, not only is wireless charging slower, consumers also have to purchase the charging pad separately, which costs around $60, making it another pricey investment to add on to the cost of the iPhone alone.
However, the iPhone 8 will have much longer battery life than the iPhone 7 even when both are charged for the same amount of time. Additional features within the camera were released with the iPhone 8+, such as studio light, contour light, stage light, and stage light mono. The studio light gives a little more brightness to the picture while contour light shapes the focused object/person. The stage light is when the camera focuses on the object and turns the rest background to plain black so the main object would stand out. In addition to stage light, the stage light mono turns the focused object to black and white and also turns the background to black. However, the already released portrait effect will only be on the iPhone 7+ and the 8+.
If the only major difference between iPhone 7 and 8 is battery life and camera quality, what sets apart the iPhone X from the rest? Well first, the iPhone X’s camera lenses are set up vertically, and there is no home button. It may depend on the person whether they like a phone without a home button but with a slightly larger screen. But what really grabbed people’s attention was the face recognition. Originally, Samsung had announced the new feature of face recognition in the Galaxy 8/8+, but the feature being the first try, the facial recognition did not work well. Comparing to how Samsung’s facial recognition program was poorly made, Apple had announced that they have made an improved system. However, the price difference between 8+ and X is about $300.
Considering both prices and the features added, it would be best to either purchase iPhone 8+ or 7+ than iPhone X due to the fact that there is virtually no difference between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7 and the overpriced iPhone X. In the end, with both new iPhones sold out in stores, consumers are rushing in to purchase the latest technology. So, the final decision is up to you.