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iPhone 8 or iPhone X: Which is better for you?

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 13/09/2017 Brett Molina

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing talks about pricing for the new iPhone 8 Plus. © Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing talks about pricing for the new iPhone 8 Plus. On Tuesday, Apple unveiled not one, but three smartphones during an event held at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus in Cupertino, Calif.

All three phones — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X — will run iOS 11, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

But which to choose? It comes down to price, size and whether you really, really need to communicate in animated emojis.

Price

iPhone 8. The 64GB model starts at $699, while the 256GB model is $849.

iPhone 8 Plus. The 64GB model starts at $799, and the 256GB model is $949.

iPhone X. The 64GB model starts at $999, and the 256GB model is $1,149.

Screen size

iPhone 8. 4.7-inch retina display.

iPhone 8 Plus. 5.5-inch retina display.

iPhone X. 5.8-inch 'super retina' display.

Key features

iPhone 8. It boasts an all-glass design, support for wireless charging (available through a charging mat purchased separately), the A11 Bionic chip that's about 25% faster than the iPhone 7.

iPhone 8 Plus. The big step up here is the larger screen with sharper resolution as well as the dual cameras. There's also Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting to enhance portrait style photos.

iPhone X. The screen is larger than the 8 Plus, yet the overall body of the phone is about the same as the 8. The Touch ID is replaced with a Face ID security feature. The resolution is even sharper than the 8 Plus. The front-facing camera will also support Portrait Mode and Lighting (it's only on the back for 8 Plus). Users can also activate animated emojis, which move with your face.

Availability

iPhone 8. Preorders start September 15, and launches September 22.

iPhone 8 Plus. Preorders start September 15, and launches September 22.

iPhone X. Preorders start October 27, and launches November 3.

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