- Business Insider
- The iPhone model with the largest screen is the iPhone X, which has a 5.8-inch screen measured on the diagonal. But despite its larger screen, the iPhone X is smaller overall than the iPhone 8 Plus.
Should you buy an iPhone X?
It’s a tricky question if you’re in the market – the iPhone X is pricey, starting at $999, and Apple’s other phones like the iPhone 8 are just as fast.
But there’s one big reason the iPhone X may make Apple’s other iPhones seem old and outdated: its screen.
The iPhone X actually features Apple’s biggest phone display, measuring 5.8 inches on the diagonal, which is even bigger than the display on Apple’s largest iPhone, the iPhone 8 Plus, which measures 5.5 inches.
It turns out that the iPhone X has the largest iPhone screen that Apple has ever made.
But because the iPhone X’s design stretches the display nearly corner to corner – except for the sensor housing at the top – the overall size of the iPhone X is smaller than that the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s closer in size to the iPhone 8.
There is one caveat: the iPhone X has taller proportions than the iPhone 8 Plus, so although it’s longer on the diagonal, the iPhone 8 Plus has slightly more surface area overall.
Here’s the iPhone X matched up against the iPhone 8 Plus, which is much larger despite its smaller screen:
- Hollis Johnson
Of course, Apple will also point out that the iPhone X screen uses a new technology for iPhones, OLED, instead of the LCD screens that other iPhones use. The iPhone X screen also has a higher resolution than the iPhone 8 Plus’, which helps make details look sharper when viewed close-up.
In a few minutes playing around with an iPhone X, I found the screen bright and colorful. It looked like a better screen than my iPhone 7. It’s a nice screen.
It’s also the biggest iPhone screen you can buy.