We won’t know exactly how Apple’s new iPhones stack up with the competition until we get them in hand.
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But at least on paper, its new flagship iPhone X compares favorably with its rivals – at least if you can set aside its $1,000 price.
In looks as well as in specs, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent incremental updates from last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The most noticeable difference is that the backs of the new phones are made of glass rather than metal, allowing them to support wireless charging.
Some of the iPhone X’s components are similar to the iPhone 8’s. But it has an all-new design, an OLED screen that covers nearly its entire face, and a new facial-recognition system that’s used to unlock it. It will also support wireless charging.
It’s hard to tell exactly how the performance of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will compare with the competition. But in other areas, such as wireless charging and the new display, the new iPhones are catching up with premium Android phones.
Here’s how the specs on the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X compare with those of some of the top Android smartphones on the market: