Apple doesn’t make a habit of letting anyone get their hands on their new phones before release, except for a few reporters. That means many people are left making assumptions on the size of the new devices. So we decided it would be a good idea to make a few mock-ups for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X that you could print out in real life. That way you can compare the sizes and see which suits you best.

The iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus are almost exactly the same sizes as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, so we don’t have any surprises there. The real question is how the iPhone X fits into the lineup.

While everyone has been gushing about the screen of the iPhone X, or Face ID, I’ve been super intrigued by the size. The iPhone X is narrower than the Plus models, and shorter as well. Even though the screen is technically larger. In fact, it is almost the same size as the iPhone 7/8. To me it is incredible that you essentially get the Plus-sized screen in the smaller body. I love my iPhone 7 Plus but it can be a bit unwieldy at times, especially reaching left to right when holding one-handed.

You can check all the tech specs in Anthony’s full comparison, but in this situation, the main specs we are going to look at is the height and width.

  • iPhone X: 5.65 in x 2.79 in
  • iPhone 8 Plus: 6.24 in x 3.07 in
  • iPhone 8: 5.45 in x 2.65 in

Print your own

To print your own, download our template.

Now just open the file, and print. However, you need to make sure the document doesn’t scale when you print. On printer popup window, if Scale isn’t showing, hit the Show Details button. Now where it says Scale, make sure it is at 100%.

Wrapping it up

The iPhone 8 is about to launch, and the iPhone X is still a bit away. I hope that getting to try both phones in your hand, in some fashion, helps you to make a decision. If it turns out the X isn’t for you based on size, you don’t have to wait to find out, and can jump on the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Let us know what you think of the sizes down below in the comments.

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    No1 wants shitty iPhone 8

    • Stephen Hedger

      Isn’t an iPhone 8 an iPhone 7 with a £15 wireless charging case on? Lol

      Oh and can’t forget it’s “faster” woopeedoo

      • Andrew O’Hara

        There are a few things, but yeah. It is basically an iPhone 7s. The biggest differences are that yes, it has the new A11 Bionic, which is exceptionally fast. It has wireless charging. It has Fast Charge. It has slightly improved cameras by way of a bigger sensor that will do much better in low light, as well as hardware accelerated noise reduction which will help any grainy photos. It comes with the new Portrait Lighting modes too. The screen got a boost by way of being more color accurate and the inclusion of True Tone. Lastly, the speakers are better and now are 25% louder with more bass.

        All of these are smaller, internal changes, which is usually what the S series is. So it isn’t like it is a bad phone, but it of course looks relatively minor compared to the X.

      • therealjjohnson

        Its faster, has wireless charging, has better front and back camera, and has new software. Besides it looking the same (new color aside) what else does one need? Oh, louder speakers too! Only so many design options with the bar shaped phone. Maybe if they threw some extra curves on the side of the thing or gave it a weird shape people would be happy?

        Always thought that argument was strange. 2005 Dodge Charger and 2010 Dodge charge both looked the same. No one is picking the 2005 over the 2010.

      • Rowan09

        Exactly. As long as it looks different people think it’s an upgrade even if they keep the same internals.

      • Qiren

        So what were you expecting? Introduce a new feature to help you do the dishes or something?

      • efrds

        HAHAHAHAHA great one! hahahaha

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I’m waiting for X that’s the real upgrade

    • I would gladly take the iPhone 8 over the X any day. Essentially the X is simply the iPhone 8 with less features and an inconvenient screen that costs hundreds more. Literally the only two better features are the faceID and the OIS for both cameras.

      Even if I didn’t hate that notch at the top the lack of support for one handed use is a deal breaker for me. I use reachability all the time and will not pay that premium to loose such a big usability feature.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Ur delusional the x has more features than the trash 8 and a tiny notch where there’s useable screen on either side is way better than a full massive chin and forehead which just looks ugly

      • Lol, well it will be interesting to actually see the device first hand, but early reports and some statements from Apple indicate that landscape viewing of the home screen is not supported anymore on the iPhone X, many of the widescreen layouts that the plus supports in apps don’t work on the x either (which is a huge step back for plus users), you can only authenticate one user using faceID as opposed to several with touchID, and so on.

        At this point though you sound like someone who is more interested in picking a fight than having a rational conversation so I’ll probably leave it with this. Your initial statement was simply that no one wanted the iPhone 8. I only wanted to point out that some people (myself included) do. Whether you personally think the new design is more attractive or not doesn’t change that. Buy what you like, I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        It’s not a ‘new design’ it’s just new material choice

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Very few people want the 8 it’s the least successful iPhone ever first iPhone ever that doesn’t take 3-6 weeks to ship only 1-2 max

      • Hard to say if it’s the least successful iPhone ever since we have no idea what Apple’s stock is like. I don’t know how many models of their phones they can produce simultaneously, but assuming they aren’t producing all 3 models at the same time, perhaps they created more up front stock of the 8 then they have done in previous years too.

        It could very well be the worst selling iPhone ever, but until we know more I think that’s a bit early to say. Either way though, it’s selling and that means there’s at least some demand for it. Not everyone wants the X.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        iPhone 8 is just the same old trash not an upgrade pretty much at all

      • It has all the same components of the x. Or is the x just trash too but faceID and a new design worth so much to you?

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        The dual OIS is a big deal too and 8+ don’t got it

      • Didn’t say it wasn’t, personally I’d love to have that as well. But I’m not convinced that it’s worth hundreds of dollars for that one feature since it’s the only one of the 3 differences I’m interested in. If you do TONS of photography and that’s an essential upgrade then frats man. You got what you needed this year 🙂

        I’m just saying not everyone has the same needs or wishlist items. And given that not all the changes are desirable for everyone. Some of us would prefer the iPhone 8 over the X.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I’ve literally never seen anyone use reachability so why is it a problem?

      • Believe it or not, some people enjoy / need to use their device with one hand.

        And given the size of the device the top part of the screen is hard to reach without reachability (and the top right of the screen is impossible to reach without it). But pair that with the fact that the iPhone X now requires you to swipe down from the top right corner to access your settings this is simply not a one hand friendly phone.

        For that reason alone someone with accessibility needs may not even be able to use the iPhone X depending on their needs.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        U mean top left? Most people are right handed so hold with right hand

      • No I meant top left. Maybe the people I know are just different, but typically if you’re right handed you wear or hold the device in the other hand so you can interact with it in your dominate hand. But you’re right, if someone holds it in their right hand then the top left portion of the screen is un-reachable. (either way, the point still stands)

  • Saski’s Nerdtalk

    I clicked on a link to this article because I wanted to try the new iPhones out to review them on my blog (features, performance, battery life etc). When I read “try out” I thought you meant to test and experience them. Printing out an image won’t do that so please change the title of this post – if it mislead me it could mislead others too.

    • if you thoroughly had read the title “Try out the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X sizes in real life.” you wouldnt complain.

    • therealjjohnson

      My concern was that I was so used to holding the Plus in my hand and typing and Im afraid that the X will worsen that experience. Even though the phone has a bigger screen, the dimensions are smaller, which means had thumbs won’t rest on screen the same and the typing experience (for me) would suffer. Having a print out that is true to size, to try out, does allow me a better representation (albeit not 100% accurate) of what I can expect. The title doesn’t need to be changed. Possibly you specific scenario just doesnt fit.

    • Try out the *sizes*

      Not the actual phones, obviously.

      • Diego Milano

        Patience is a virtue, take a deep breath, and… hahaha. xD

  • Bacillus

    Ohh, so exciting !!
    Thx, I will cut out The Notch in black tape tonight and stick it onto my 6S screen. Sooo cute…

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  • Benedict

    This notch is already bugging me…

  • Boxman

    I think Apple will now ditch the phablet market. They will ditch the iPhone “plus” form factor. The idea being that all existing iPhone 5.5” “plus” users (and most of the current 4.7” users) will migrate over to the new “X” form factor with its 5.8” screen. That’s enough to please both camps, covering almost the entire Apple user base. But to capture the SE/5S crowd, the fans of small one-handed phones, they’ll make a compact version of the X, with a total chassis size somewhere between the SE and the 4.7” iPhones. This “iPhone X compact” or “Xc” would probably shoot for a total screen size around 5”. This would be a smart move, allowing Apple to recapture the smartphone market by appealing to everyone. It would also end the ridiculous phone size arms race by settling big phones around 5.7-6 inches. This will push a lot of people back into owning a small iPhone and an iPad, rather than trying to cover both needs with a “plus” phone.