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How big is iPhone X? We made these pics to show you

Spoiler alert: It's nearly as small as a regular iPhone, but with a *bigger* screen than a Plus.

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Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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Normal-size iPhone. Super-size screen.

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The most striking thing about the new iPhone X isn't the way it looks in your hand. It isn't the return of the glass back and stainless steel band. It isn't even the notch

It's the fact that -- compared to your average iPhone today -- it's got so much more screen than any existing iPhone, even the iPhone 8 Plus. And yet, it's barely larger than the regular iPhone.

But it's one thing to tell you that, and another thing to show you what we mean. So we asked one of our graphic designers to whip up these images (they're to scale!) to give you a better idea. 

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We made this size comparison to scale, so you can see just how small the iPhone X is compared to the screen it holds.

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