Are the iPhone 10 and iPhone X the Same?

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When you hear people talk about the iPhone X and iPhone 10, you might wonder if these are the same device or two different phones entirely. This is a common case of seen versus heard. ‘X’ is the Roman numeral symbol for 10, so iPhone X reads ‘iPhone 10’. While many call it the X or the 10, there is no difference – they're the same phone, however the official name is iPhone X.

So, what’s the iPhone X all about? Released in 2017, it was the first update to the physical iPhone design since 2007. With no home screen button, the iPhone X offered Face ID for the first time. It also was the first iPhone to use OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology. OLEDs are often seen in handheld gaming consoles, tv screens, computer monitors, and more. The 5.8” Super Retina display paired with the Dual 12MP Wide and Telephoto cameras made the iPhone X a gamechanger, and it still exists as a popular option today despite the fact that is has been discontinued with the release of the iPhone 11.

Here is a quick breakdown of other notable features on the iPhone X:

  • Glass and stainless steel design
  • A11 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • TrueDepth front camera
  • Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Greater battery life than the iPhone 7
  • Water resistance to a depth of one meter (no longer than 30 minutes)
  • 64GB and 256GB storage capacities
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps

Though not Apple’s newest model, the iPhone X remains a popular choice. If you’re upgrading to an X from an older iPhone or a different brand, ensure you keep it protected at all times with a durable case. At i-Blason, we carry more than 70 options for the iPhone X, including designer phone cases, glass screen protectors, and fitness armbands. With us, you can find the right case for your new iPhone in minutes!