iPhone X vs. Galaxy S8 vs. LG V30: how the phones compare

The iPhone X is here, and it might be the most dramatic update to Apple’s flagship smartphone in years. Gone are mainstay features like the iconic home button and Touch ID, replaced by a bezel-free OLED display and a new Face ID feature that relies on 3D face-scanning technology to unlock your phone and process Apple Pay purchases.

And that’s not counting other upgrades to the iPhone X — like the faster A11 processor, wireless charging, and a True Tone display for better color accuracy — that the device shares with the more modest iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models that Apple also announced today.

The iPhone X may be the most powerful iPhone ever, but compared to almost any other Android flagships, it’s hard to pick out a category where it leads the pack — at least on paper when comparing raw specifications. But if Apple has shown one thing time and again with every iPhone generation, it’s that optimization of hardware and software matter just as much — if not more — than the hard numbers of which phone has more RAM, which is why Apple’s phones tend to perform so well, even with comparatively weaker hardware.

That said, it is still informative when considering what phone to buy next to see how the numbers play out head-to-head, so we’ve put Apple’s newest devices up against the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, the Essential Phone, LG V30, and more to see which smartphone’s specs reign supreme.

iPhone X spec comparison

SpecificationiPhone XiPhone 8iPhone 8 PlusGalaxy Note 8Galaxy S8Galaxy S8 PlusEssential PhoneLG V30iPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusPixelPixel XLHTC U11
SpecificationiPhone XiPhone 8iPhone 8 PlusGalaxy Note 8Galaxy S8Galaxy S8 PlusEssential PhoneLG V30iPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusPixelPixel XLHTC U11
Display5.8 inches4.7 inches5.5 inches6.3 inches5.8 inches6.2 inches5.71 inches6 inches4.7 inches5.5 inches5 inches5.5 inches5.5 inches
Resolution2436 x 11251334 x 7501920 x 10802960 x 14402960 x 14402960 x 14402560 x 13122880 x 14401334 x 7501920 x 10801920 x 10802560 x 14402560 x 1440
ProcessorA11 BionicA11 BionicA11 BionicSnapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core)Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core)Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core)Snapdragon 835 (2.45GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core)Snapdragon 835A10 FusionA10 FusionSnapdragon 821 (quad-core)Snapdragon 821 (quad-core)Snapdragon 835 (2.45GHz, octa-core)
RAMTBATBATBA6GB4GB4GB4GB4GB2GB3GB4GB4GB4GB, 6GB
Storage64GB, 256GB64GB, 256GB64GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB64GB128GB64GB, 128GB32GB, 128GB, 256GB32GB, 128GB, 256GB32GB, 128GB32GB, 128GB64GB, 128GB
Rear camera12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide)12 megapixel12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide)12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide)12 megapixel12 megapixel13 megapixel, 13 megapixel (monochrome)16 megapixel, 13 megapixel (wide)12 megapixel12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide)12.3 megapixel12.3 megapixel12 megapixel
Front camera7 megapixel7 megapixel7 megapixel8 megapixel8 megapixel8 megapixel8 megapixel5 megapixel7 megapixel7 megapixel8 megapixel8 megapixel16 megapixel
BatteryTBATBATBA3,300mAh3,000mAh3,500mAh3,040mAh3,300mAh1,960mAh2,900mAh2,770mAH3,450mAh3,000mAh
Water protectionIP67IP67IP67IP68IP68IP68N/AIP68IP67IP67N/AN/AIP67
Weight0.38 pounds0.33 pounds0.45 pounds0.43 pounds0.34 pounds0.38 pounds0.41 pounds0.35 pounds0.30 pounds0.41 pounds0.31 pounds0.37 pounds0.37 pounds
Dimensions (in.)5.65 x 2.79 x 0.305.45 x 2.65 x 0.296.24 x 3.07 x 0.306.40 x 2.94 x 0.345.86 x 2.68 x 0.316.28 x 2.88 x 0.315.57 x 2.80 x 0.315.97 x 2.97 x 0.295.44 x 2.64 x 0.286.23 x 3.07 x 0.295.66 x 2.74 x 0.296.09 x 2.98 x 0.296.06 x 2.99 x 0.31
Starting price$999.00$699.00$799.00$930$749.00$849.00$699.00TBA (rumored $749.99)$649.00$769.00$649.00$769.00$649.00
Misc.Face ID scannerWireless chargingWireless chargingS Pen, Iris scanner, USB-CIris scanner, USB-CIris scanner, USB-CModular attachement systemQuad DAC for hi-fi audioForce Touch home button, no headphone jackForce Touch home button, no headphone jackGoogle Assistant, fast chargingGoogle Assistant, fast chargingSqueezable side function

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