[Updating] iPhone 8/X vs. Huawei P10 (Plus): Price, Features & Specs

Last Updated: September 18, 2017

As the 10th anniversary of iPhone, Apple has spared no effort to build a brand-new look iPhone to celebrate the meaningful occasion as well as shatter sales records. And Huawei, another cell-phone giant, unveiled its 2017 flagship smartphone, the Huawei P10 (Plus), at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 ahead of iPhone 8/X to further improve user experience of Huawei smartphone. Have iPhone 8/X made you surprised or is Huawei P10 good enough to take on the iPhone 8/X? In our Apple iPhone 8/X vs Huawei P10 comparison review, we compare price, designs, specs and features of the two handsets to help you decide whether to buy Huawei P10 or wait for the iPhone 8/X.

Apple iPhone 8/X vs. Huawei P10 (Plus) – Release Date

iPhone 8/X Release Date: It's the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and Apple plan to have big updates on its new iPhone so that the redesigned iPhone X may be unveiled a bit later. Rumors suggested that iPhone X would be released slightly later October or November 2017, but iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would date with you on time in September 2017 as every year Apple has unveiled a new iPhone in September since the iPhone 5 in 2012 that September iPhone launches have a pretty sure track record. Whatever, it deserve your waiting as long as iPhone X make you wow with the brand new look and powerful functions.
Updated: The new iPhone has been released on September 12. And there are 3 models: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Release Date: Announced in Mobile World Congress 2017 on Feburary 26, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus bring a solid mental construction with very impressive and reliable build quality. And the Huawei P10 started shipping in the UK on 31 March and in Australia on May 25. But Huawei has no plans to release the P10 in the US.

Apple iPhone 8/X vs. Huawei P10 (Plus)– Price

iPhone 8/X Price: Considering the increase in iPhone X components: the 5.8 inch OLED display will add $35 to the asking price, 3D sensing adds $20, better and faster NAND/DRAM memory adds $16 to $29, etc, Apple iPhone X handsets will be more expensive than the previous iPhone models. Supposedly, one of the model iPhone X handsets with 64GB of storage will cost $999 while the one with 256GB will set a value of $1149. This makes the new iPhone 8 at least $ 330 more expensive than Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. If iPhone X's price overruns your budget, you can buy iPhone 8 or 8 Plus which are priced at $699 and $799 in 64GB , and $849 and 949 in 256GB respectively.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Price: In Europe, the Huawei P10 costs €649, while the version of the P10 Plus with 64GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM is priced at €699. The version of the P10 Plus with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM will be sold for €799. In UK, all four major wireless carriers (EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three) will sell the Huawei P10, along with Carphone Warehouse, but the price varies from different stores. If you indeed want to buy Huawei P10, you should at least prepare £569.99 to get one.

Apple iPhone 8/X vs.Huawei P10 (Plus) – Features

iPhone 8/X Design Overview: The exposed iPhone X pictures show that the new Apple iPhone handset has an almost bezel-less design in the front panel featuring an edge-to-edge display like Samsung Galaxy S8 and housing a front-facing camera, microphone and speaker, which aligns exactly with previous leaks. And the rear panel features a vertical dual-lens camera and a separate protruding lens component, with no rear Touch ID in sight, in line with rumors suggesting Apple has indeed figured out how to build Touch ID into the display of the device. Furthermore, this Apple's 10th-anniversary smartphone surprises you with wireless charging tech and 3D sensing capacibilities for facial recognition instead of Touch ID to unlock the device. iPhone 8 Plus and 8 have continued the design of iPhone 7 Plus and 6 series respectively.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Design Overview: The newly released Huawei P10 is shiny and colorful, and has a great set of cameras, especially for selfie fans. The Huawei P10 is the successor to P9, but has a few subtle changes in design, including moving the fingerprint scanner to the front of the smartphone and preparing a wide range of colors. Similar to iPhone, Huawei P 10 (Plus) also has a dual-lens camera.

iPhone 8 vs Huawei P10

iPhone 8/X Display: The iPhone X adopts a 5.8-inch 2.5 OLED infinity display that is even curving off to the sides like Samsung Galaxy S8, and the top edge will be nearly flushed to the top to hide the home button, sensors and camera. Of course, the screen can offer different reponse when you use 3D touch. And iPhone 8 is like iPhone 7 Plus while iPhone 8 looks like iPhone 7.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Display: Huawei P10 adopts a full HD 5.1-inch IPS-NEO LCD display (1920 x 1080) with 432 ppi pixel density, while the P10 Plus will have a 5.5-inch IPS LCDdisplay (1440x 2560) with 534 ppi pixel density.

iPhone X/8 Camera: The most anticipated feature of iPhone X camera is that the front-facing camera may include 3D sensing capabilities to allow you to find the location and depth of objects in front of it, and enabling facial recognition. Plus, the front-facing camera may also contain two lenses with augmented reality features and a Portrait mode for selfies. Rumors also suggest that the dual camera will be in a vertical position for better photos.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Camera: The Huawei P10 (Plus) has a dazzling camera setup that is very suitable for photo lovers. The rear-facing camera has twin lenses, combining a 12Mp colour sensor and a 20Mp black-and-white sensor for better low-light performance, and offers a new Portrait Mode. The dual-lens setup features advanced facial recognition, and can identify and track 190 different facial points in a 3D space. And the front-facing camera has a new sensor that can identify whether you are taking a selfie or group photo, and adjust the angle accordingly.

iPhone X/8 iOS: As announced, Apple's next OS for iDevices is iOS 11. iOS 11 is expected to power the revolutionary iPhone X, iPhone 8/8S Plus and new iPad models – 12.9 inch iPad Pro & 10.5 inch iPad Pro. Comparing to A10 processor, the fastest chip A11 adopts the 10nm technology to deliver a doubling of transistor for a boost in performance and energy efficiency.

Huawi P10 (Plus) OS: The Huawei P10 (Plus) will run Android 7.0, and P10 comes with HUAWEI Kirin 960 CPU, Octa-core 4* Cortex A73 2.4 GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8 Ghz and P10 (Plus) comes with HUAWEI Kirin 960 CPU, Octa-core 4* Cortex A73 2.4 GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8 GHz.

iPhone X Battery & Charging: iPhone X/8 Plus will have a stacked logic board design that can shrink many of the components inside the chassis of iPhone X/8 Plus to make room for a larger 2,700mAh battery as well as faster charging speeds. And iPhone X/8 and Plus finally supports contact-based wireless charging through a compatible charging pad.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Battery & Charging: Huawei P10 (Plus) charging is still through the USB port 2.0. It takes Huawei's proprietary SuperCharge technology that can make Huawei smartphones charge as soon and safely as possible. Sadly, neither P10 nor P10 Plus has wireless charging.

iPhone X/8 Water Resistance: According to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with waterproofing and dust proofing features, Apple iPhone X/8 will also be water-resistant at least to a rating of IP67. Now it is proved that iPhone X/8 gains tougher IP68 water and dust resistance that this new device will stay submerged at 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Water Resistance: Though it might be a new trend and huge deal to some leading iPhone 7/7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 to make their devices water-proof, it's disappointed that Huawei didn't try to follow them. But there is still good news that Huawei P10 (Plus) can survive a serious splashing in a rainstorm.

iPhone X/8 Colour Options: Based on the news, iPhone X has two colors: Silver and Space Gray. iPhone 8 or 8 Plus owns Silver, Gold and Space Grey.

Huawei P10 (Plus) Colour Options: The Huawei P10 (Plus) is available in Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink, Dazzling Blue (blue) and Greenery (green).

Table of Specs about iPhone X/8/8 Plus vs. Huawei P10 (Plus)
iPhone X/8 Huawei P10 (Plus)
Release September 12, 2017 Feburary 26,2017
Price $999 ~ $1,149 (iPhone X)
$799 ~ $949 (iPhone 8 Plus)
$699 ~ $849 (iPhone 8)
£569.99~
Display 5.8in edge-to-edge AMOLED display, 5.5in/4.7in models using LCD P10: 5.1 inch FHD; 1920 x 1080; 16M colours, 432 PPI
P10 (Plus): 5.5 inch; 2560 x 1440 (2K); 16M colors, 540 PPI
OS Apple A11 quad-core, running iOS 11 HiSilicon Kirin 960 , running Android 7.0
ROM/RAM 64GB ~ 256GB P10: 32/64 GB ROM/4 GB RAM
P10 (Plus): 128GB ROM/4 or 6GB RAM
Camera Vertical dual lens 12MP, single lens for cheaper models Front 8MP, Rear dual 20MP+12MP
Battery 2,700mAh 3200 mAh (TYP)- P10, 3750 mAh (TYP) - P10 Plus
Charging Wireless USB C
Color Silver, Space Gray, Gold Arctic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold (P10 Plus doesn't have), Graphite Black, Moonlight Silver, Rose Gold, Greenery
Waterproof Yes No
Tips and notes

After comparision, you will find that Huawei P10 (Plus) is indeed not as impressive and attracting as Apple iPhone X/8. Whatever, it depends on your preferences to buy a smartphone.

Highlights of iPhone X vs. Huawei P10 (Plus):
iPhone X: ios 11 screen recording, 3D sensing, infinity display, wireless charging, Face ID
Huawei P10 (Plus): dual camera, a wide range of color options

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