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

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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

Specification iPhone X iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8 Plus Essential Phone LG V30 iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus Pixel Pixel XL HTC U11
Specification iPhone X iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8 Plus Essential Phone LG V30 iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus Pixel Pixel XL HTC U11
Display 5.8 inches 4.7 inches 5.5 inches 6.3 inches 5.8 inches 6.2 inches 5.71 inches 6 inches 4.7 inches 5.5 inches 5 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 2436 x 1125 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080 2960 x 1440 2960 x 1440 2960 x 1440 2560 x 1312 2880 x 1440 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Processor A11 Bionic A11 Bionic A11 Bionic Snapdragon 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 835 A10 Fusion A10 Fusion Snapdragon 821 (quad-core) Snapdragon 821 (quad-core) Snapdragon 835 (2.45GHz, octa-core)
RAM TBA TBA TBA 6GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 2GB 3GB 4GB 4GB 4GB, 6GB
Storage 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB 64GB 128GB 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 32GB, 128GB 32GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB
Rear camera 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide) 12 megapixel 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide) 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide) 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 13 megapixel, 13 megapixel (monochrome) 16 megapixel, 13 megapixel (wide) 12 megapixel 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide) 12.3 megapixel 12.3 megapixel 12 megapixel
Front camera 7 megapixel 7 megapixel 7 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 5 megapixel 7 megapixel 7 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 16 megapixel
Battery TBA TBA TBA 3,300mAh 3,000mAh 3,500mAh 3,040mAh 3,300mAh 1,960mAh 2,900mAh 2,770mAH 3,450mAh 3,000mAh
Water protection IP67 IP67 IP67 IP68 IP68 IP68 N/A IP68 IP67 IP67 N/A N/A IP67
Weight 0.38 pounds 0.33 pounds 0.45 pounds 0.43 pounds 0.34 pounds 0.38 pounds 0.41 pounds 0.35 pounds 0.30 pounds 0.41 pounds 0.31 pounds 0.37 pounds 0.37 pounds
Dimensions (in.) 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 6.28 x 2.88 x 0.31 5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.29 6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31
Starting price $999.00 $699.00 $799.00 $930 $749.00 $849.00 $699.00 TBA (rumored $749.99) $649.00 $769.00 $649.00 $769.00 $649.00
Misc. Face ID scanner Wireless charging Wireless charging S Pen, Iris scanner, USB-C Iris scanner, USB-C Iris scanner, USB-C Modular attachement system Quad DAC for hi-fi audio Force Touch home button, no headphone jack Force Touch home button, no headphone jack Google Assistant, fast charging Google Assistant, fast charging Squeezable side function

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