Battle of iPhone 8, X: Which is best for you?

Student thoughts on new Apple models

The announcement of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X has everyone talking.

With a $200 price difference between the two—the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus costing $799 and the iPhone X costing $1,000— it begs the question: Which should you get?

Read the thoughts of Franklin College students on the new models and some of their features below. 

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  • The phones come in 64 or 256 GB storage capacity sizes.

 

  • Although both models boast better battery life, they still don’t have headphone jacks.
    • “I’m cool with the 8, but the X just seems like a waste of money. I probably won’t get either one though because of no headphone jack.” — Andrew Burker, freshman

 

  • The phones feature improved cameras, including improved flash and 12 megapixel resolution quality.

 

  • iPhone X, releasing Nov. 3, uses face identification to unlock the phone, rather than a home button.
    • “The facial recognition, I feel, is getting too fancy. The thumb print is one thing, but I think the facial recognition is just going to cause more problems.” — Natalie Guffey, freshman

 

  • Both models have glass on both sides, instead of aluminum, to enable wireless charging.

 

  • The iPhone 8 and X models come with iOS 11, Apple’s newest operating system.

 

  • Some consumers are weary of the hefty price tag of the new models.
    • “Why would anyone pay $1,000 for a phone? I’d rather wait a few years and then get it at a reasonable price. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” — Alex Creamer, sophomore
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About Nicole Hernandez 4 Articles
Nicole Hernandez is the social media and web editor for The Franklin. She is majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in visual communications. Anyone who knows her, knows that she loves photography because she is or has been involved in various positions such as photographer and assistant photo editor for The Franklin and photographer for the college's communications office, TheStatehouseFile.com and WISH-TV as a summer intern. She also takes her Instagram account way too seriously. When she's not taking photos she's working at Starbucks (even though she doesn't drink coffee) or spending too much time shopping. This is Nicole's second year in a leadership role and her third year on The Franklin staff. She previously held positions as staff photographer and assistant photo editor.

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