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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Are the cameras of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus really so different?

Times change and technologies evolve, and lately they seem to be doing it faster than normal. With each generation of smartphones that passes, the camera becomes a more important point .

For this, today we bring you a comparison between the cameras of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus. Although both are magnificent and probably the best in the sector, we do not lose anything to see which one performs better in the general field. Here we go!


Despite appearing to be totally the same, the camera of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus are not as similar as we think .

While both terminals have a 12-megapixel rear camera , the camera of the iPhone X has an optical image stabilizer, that is, a mechanism that will move the camera when there are shakes on the phone to keep it stable. On the other hand, the telephoto lenses on the iPhone X are 52mm, while on the iPhone 8 Plus they reach 57mm, with an aperture of f / 2.4 and f / 2.8 for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus respectively.

In the front area we find a TrueDepth camera for the iPhone X. With it we can enter our device using our face, as well as being able to take beautiful photos with Portrait mode. In both terminals the camera should work the same , with the exception of the Face ID and the Selfie Portrait Mode that are not included in the iPhone 8 Plus.

Rear camera

In the wide-angle mode, that is, the one that opens by default when we use the camera, we could notice a few differences between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.

The most notable is the temperature and color of both photos, with the iPhone 8 Plus being a slightly warmer photo than its older brother. On the other hand, the iPhone X version seems to have a wider angle.
Portrait mode

The Portrait Mode of the iPhone is one of the functions that have attracted the most users, and that many other companies began to copy after the iPhone 7 Plus premiered.

Here, the photo is practically identical in both devices. However, as happened in the previous point, the iPhone 8 Plus tends to take images with a little more zoom .
Frontal camera

This point will probably be where we will find more differences between one device and another.

Although both terminals take almost identical photos with the front camera, according to AppleInsider, the iPhone 8 Plus tends to overexpose the photos a bit, which helps us to illuminate the face, but is counterproductive when we have a sky present in the background of our image .

On the other hand, the iPhone X has the Selfie Portrait Mode mode , which creates a blur effect in the background of our photo. Although this mode has to improve some things, such as the strange blur that appears in the hair and body, it is appreciated to have him. Both devices feature the Portrait Lightning feature, which creates a "studio light" in the palm of your hand.

Low light situation

This is another differential point , since the characteristics of both terminals are divided a bit, with an aperture of f / 1.8 (f / 2.4 for telephoto lens) and f / 1.8 (f / 2.8 for telephoto lens) in the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus respectively.

According to these specifications, we should see a better illuminated image on the iPhone X , and that's the way it is. While in both photographs you can see a slight amount of noise, the iPhone 8 Plus is a bit more noticeable. Of course, it is not to die either, both terminals give a result of scandal.


In the HDR aspect, both are exactly the same, or at least that seems at first sight. Of course, the new generation of cameras destroy the iPhone 7 in this aspect, offering us better final results, with more real colors and less overexposed images.


The terminals of the apple are known for recording videos in dazzling qualities. However, here we have been a little cold with the iPhone X.

The iPhone 8 Plus takes the palm in video recording, with a stabilization better than the iPhone X, in addition to offering colors a little warmer, as described in previous points. However, in telephoto mode, the iPhone X exceeded the iPhone 8 Plus in the stabilization, being quite remarkable the movement in the latter.

As for the low light in videos, we have to say that, although both offer a very clean video quality, the iPhone 8 Plus showed a little less noise .

Broadly speaking, there does not seem to be much difference between the two cameras. But as they say, the devil is in the details, and that is where we will find the small differences that will make users decide to opt for one or the other.

Personally, we believe that the camera of the iPhone 8 Plus is a bit more complete in some aspects, but it is not a difference that you are going to notice in the day to day.

Which of the two cameras do you think is best? Leave us your answer in the comments!

Via | AppleInsider 

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