Comparison between:
- Elephone S8
- Apple iPhone X
- Apple iPhone XR

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Elephone S8Apple iPhone XApple iPhone XR
Elephone S8
Prices
Apple iPhone X
Prices
Apple iPhone XR
Prices
Model alias-iPhone 10
iPhone Ten
A1865
A1901
A1902
A2105
A2108

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width80.7 mm
8.07 cm
0.26 ft
3.18 in
70.9 mm
7.09 cm
0.23 ft
2.79 in
75.7 mm
7.57 cm
0.25 ft
2.98 in
Height152 mm
15.2 cm
0.5 ft
5.98 in
143.6 mm
14.36 cm
0.47 ft
5.65 in
150.9 mm
15.09 cm
0.5 ft
5.94 in
Thickness8.6 mm
0.86 cm
0.03 ft
0.34 in
7.7 mm
0.77 cm
0.03 ft
0.3 in
8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
Weight195 g
0.43 lbs
6.88 oz
174 g
0.38 lbs
6.14 oz
194 g
0.43 lbs
6.84 oz
Volume105.49 cm³
6.41 in³
78.4 cm³
4.76 in³
94.81 cm³
5.76 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
Red
Gold
Silver
Gray
Black
Red
Yellow
Blue
White
Coral
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Stainless steel
Glass
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Certification-IP67IP67

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards211
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)--
--Embedded SIM (eSIM) support

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A1xEV-DO Rev. A
W-CDMAW-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
--
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE AWS (B4)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 800 MHz SMR (B27)
LTE 700 MHz APT (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 7.1.1 NougatiOS 11iOS 12

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCMediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T)Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Process technology20 nm10 nm7 nm
CPU2x 2.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A72, 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x Monsoon, 4x Mistral2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB128 KB + 128 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-8192 KB
8 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
CPU cores1066
CPU frequency2500 MHz2100 MHz2500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T880 MP4--
GPU cores434
GPU frequency850 MHz-1100 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB3 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4LPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channel-Double channel
RAM frequency800 MHz--
-M11 motion coprocessor
Neural engine
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
eMMC 5.1--

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSOLEDIPS
Diagonal size6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
6.1 in
154.94 mm
15.49 cm
Width2.94 in
74.72 mm
7.47 cm
2.43 in
61.77 mm
6.18 cm
2.56 in
64.99 mm
6.5 cm
Height5.23 in
132.83 mm
13.28 cm
5.27 in
133.75 mm
13.37 cm
5.54 in
140.65 mm
14.07 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.165:12.164:1
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1125 x 2436 pixels828 x 1792 pixels
Pixel density490 ppi
192 ppcm
463 ppi
181 ppcm
324 ppi
127 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area81.17 %81.4 %80.28 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Sharp
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5D curved glass screen
800:1 contrast ratio
260 cd/m²
Ion-strengthtened glass
Super Retina HD display
True Tone display
Force Touch
1000000:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide Color display (P3)
Liquid Retina HD display
True Tone display
Haptic Touch
120 Hz touch-sensing
1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide Color display (P3)

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX220 Exmor RSSony Exmor RS-
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
--
Sensor format-1/3"-
Pixel size1.155 µm
0.001155 mm
-1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Crop factor5.64--
ISO100 - 1600--
Aperturef/2f/1.8f/1.8
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.5 mm
19.75 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
3.99 mm
28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.25 mm
26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses666
Flash typeDual LED--
Image resolution5344 x 4008 pixels
21.42 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS24 fps60 fps60 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
-Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
OIS (#2)
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
1080p @ 240 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelSony IMX219PQ Exmor R--
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Sensor size3.67 x 2.76 mm
0.18 in
--
Pixel size1.124 µm
0.001124 mm
--
Crop factor9.42--
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.5 mm
32.98 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
2.87 mm
32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
2.87 mm
32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3088 x 2320 pixels
7.16 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
Video resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps60 fps
Features-Face unlock-
-720p @ 240 fps720p @ 240 fps

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Headphone adapterDolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Comaptibility
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
-MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.15.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-C--
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4000 mAh2716 mAh2942 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time-21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
3G talk time-21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
Charger output power5 V / 2 A5 V / 1 A-
Quick charge technologyMediaTek Pump Express Plus--
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Qi wireless chargingQi wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.87 W/kg0.99 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-0.97 W/kg0.99 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.09 W/kg1.13 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.17 W/kg1.16 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-A1865 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.870 W/kg; body - 0.970 W/kg
A1865 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.090 W/kg; body - 1.170 W/kg
A1901 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.920 W/kg; body - 0.950 W/kg
A1901 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.080 W/kg; body - 1.170 W/kg
A1902 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.930 W/kg; body - 0.990 W/kg
A1902 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.120 W/kg; body - 1.190 W/kg
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