iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X - What are the new iPhones like?

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

Apple's announced three brand new iPhones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Here's a quick lowdown on the three, and how you can snap one up.

The iPhone 8 is the easy next step up from the old iPhone 7, and it's available in its larger form too - the iPhone 8 Plus has a display almost a full inch bigger. The iPhone X, meanwhile, is the all-singing, all-dancing, mega (and mega expensive) flagship of the three. Let's take a closer look.

iPhone 8

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Price: From £699, but contract deals are available.

Release date: On sale from 15 September, with phones shipping from 22 September.

Display: 4.7 inches; LCD; 750 x 1334px

Camera: 12MP

Storage: 64GB or 256GB

This is the main new iPhone. In most respects, it looks much the same as the previous iPhone 7 - the design is almost identical - but this time around, it's made with shiny glass and 'aerospace-grade' aluminium.

Why glass? Well, we'll tell you why: wireless charging, that's why. Get yourself a wireless charger, and you can fill the iPhone 8's battery simply by plonking it down on top.

Behind the helm, you'll find Apple's most powerful chipset yet, the A11 Bionic chip. It's hexa-core, giving the phone more welly than iOS has ever seen before.

However, most things about the handset are kept much the same. The 4.7-inch screen is unchanged, for instance - it's HD, though unfortunately it hasn't had that bump up to Full HD.

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iPhone 8 Plus

Price: From £799, though again, contract deals are available.

Release date: On sale from 15 September, shipping from 22 September.

Display: 5.5 inches; LCD; 1080 x 1920px

Camera: Dual-lens 12MP with 2x optical zoom

Storage: 64GB or 256GB

The 8 Plus basically the same as the regular iPhone 8 - only with a little something extra.

The display, for a start, has a bump in specs. It's a much larger 5.5-inch phablet affair, with a Full HD resolution to boot - meaning more space for you to use apps, play games, read books, you name it. And that higher pixel count makes it wonderful for watching Netflix on. Like the standard iPhone 8, it's HDR-ready too, so colours are super crisp when you watch compatible videos.

As well as that, the cameras are a step up. On the back, there are two lenses: one telephoto, and one wide-angle, both of which work in tandem to make your photos as stunning as possible, and can manage clever things like bokeh and optical zoom. Both are 12MP in size, so pictures will be richly detailed too.

Otherwise, its innards are much the same - you just get a couple more things for your money.

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iPhone X

iPhone X

Price: From an eye-watering £999. Contract deals will be available, thank heck.

Release date: On sale from 27 October, shipping from 3 November.

Display: 5.8 inches; AMOLED; 1125 x 2436px

Camera: Dual-lens 12MP with 2x optical zoom and OIS

Storage: 64GB or 256GB

The iPhone X is Apple's big and amazing phone, the iPhone that has finally broken the mould and given us some quite gobsmacking features.

The X, by the way, is meant to be pronounced as 'ten' rather than 'ex' - but mark our words, hardly anyone will be doing that.

So, here's what you get with the iPhone X. You get a heck of a screen, for a start: a huge 5.8-inch display, with a 1125 x 2436 pixel resolution. Like the Samsung Galaxy S8, it spreads all the way to the edges of the phone's front, meaning almost no bezel. Even the classic home button has been forsaken - you'll need to get used to few new (and thankfully easy to grasp) gestures instead.

It also comes with Face ID rather than Touch ID. Instead of a fingerprint sensor, the iPhone X has a face sensor. 'TrueDepth' lasers at the top of the phone scan your face, giving you the most secure way of unlocking your phone yet. Not as convenient as a fingerprint, sure, but certainly more secure.

The sensors also let you do cool stuff like plant your face on a cat emoji, if you're into that.

Like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, it's got that A11 Bionic processor, up to 256GB internal storage, and wireless charging. The cameras, meanwhile, are more like the ones on the 8 Plus - only you get optical image stabilisation on both lenses too.

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