iPhone X vs iPhone 8

Apple held their big September press conference on September 12 in the Steve Jobs theater. They unveiled their premium iPhone the iPhone X. It’s starting price is 999 dollars. This new iPhone packs a punch, but is it worth the asking price. I would say yes, but it depends on what you use it for.

The iPhone X has a larger screen, Face ID, and the resolution is better. The iPhone X has 458 pixels per inch, the iPhone 8 has 326 pixels per inch and the iPhone 8 Plus has 401 pixels per inch. The resolution is substantially better on the iPhone X. The iPhone X also gets rid of the home button. The biggest reason to get the iPhone X  is if you need the extra screen real estate. The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 both have the same processor. They both have the A11 Bionic Chip. The X and the 8 both have 12MP cameras and 4K video recording. The iPhone X does have Animojis though! I recommend going with the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus unless you need the extra screen space.

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Apple: iPhone 8

Apple: iPhone X

-MT

 

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Nintendo Delivers

Nintendo had a bevy of announcements and updates today. They showed off what was new in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The game will have new forms, new areas to explore and new bonuses. Nintendo showed off more 3ds content than I expected. They announced a new Mario Party game collection that will include the top 100 mini-games. I think this is pretty cool, although it should be for the Switch. Playing Mario Party on the 3ds is fun, but the game is really built for the TV. They also showed off Kirby: Battle Royale, Yo-Kai Watch 2, Minecraft for 3ds, Metroid Samus Returns, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Fire Emblem Warriors for 3ds and a bunch of Atlas RPGs. It seems like Minecraft is on every system now. Nintendo also showed off their Pokemon 2DS and Orange 2DS. It’s great that Nintendo is still supporting the 3DS. What announcements did you like for the 3DS?

The star of the show was Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo showed us the new snow world and the power moons that you need to collect. They also showed us a bunch of new footage. I can’t wait to get my hands on this game when it comes out on October 27th. Nintendo also showed us a Switch bundle that includes Super Mario Odyssey.

Nintendo showed off a variety of other Switch titles. This included Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Octopath¬†Traveler, Rocket League, Fire Emblem Warriors, Skyrim, Doom, Wolfenstein¬†2, NBA 2K18, Fifa 18, WWE 2K18, Dragon Quest Builders, Pokken Tournament DX, and Kirby: Star Allies. I am looking forward to playing Rocket League on the go. I feel like it will suit the system well. Nintendo also announced updates for Arms and Splattoon 2. The new character Lola Pop is out for Arms. There weren’t any huge suprises in this direct, but I think it was a solid direct none the less. What are you looking forward to on the Nintendo Switch?

-MT