iPhone X vs. iPhone 8
Our experts debate the pros and cons of upgrading to Apple’s luxury iPhone X.
From Face ID to an OLED edge-to-edge display to wireless charging, the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X have a lot of new and exciting features. It's hard to know which iPhone to choose! Our CEO and publisher David Averbach and our senior web editor Sarah Kingsbury debate the merits of the new iPhones in hopes of swaying your decision. Whose side will you take?
Sarah: The iPhone X is the best device, and it's worth it. Having the biggest screen of any iPhone in a smaller phone is significant. And the quality of the Super Retina OLED display
is out of this world. With Face ID you don't even have to fuss with trying to get Touch ID to work, it just unlocks because it sees your face.
David: To me, that's actually an argument against the iPhone X, because we know Touch ID works well. We know the Home button works well. I'm worried about having to relearn a user interface that does not have a Home button.
Sarah: You're going to have to learn how to use the new interface sooner or later. These improvements are most likely coming to all the phones, eventually.
David: Yeah, but maybe I should wait until I don't have to pay so much for the privilege of learning it.
“The iPhone X is out of this world; it’s money well spent.”