iPhone 8 vs iPhone 6s

Record-breaking, forward-looking

Two years is a long time in phone technology, so the iPhone 8 was always likely to outclass the iPhone 6s. With its latest range, however, Apple is really setting out its vision for the future.
From the A11 Bionic chip at its heart to the wireless charging Apple has introduced for the first time, iPhone 8 is a clear leap forward. It may even have broken some records, with the California giant claiming the toughest glass and smartest processor of any smartphone.

Amid a number of advances, iPhone 8 has an improved camera with optical image stabilization and wide-colour capture – giving you better action shots and more realistic images. iPhone 8’s True Tone display outshines the Retina HD of its predecessor, allowing for improved viewing of 4K video content, another first for Apple’s latest range.

Throw in further innovations such as the new Portrait Lighting feature that creates stunning selfies and you have a device that clearly has the future in mind.

Which will you choose?

Judged purely on the specs, iPhone 8 is a better device than iPhone 6s. However, iPhone 6s is still a great phone and some will prefer its classic look, 3mm headphone jack and more modest price.

 

 

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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
32GB
128GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
Retina HD display 
4 .7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 138.4 mm (5.45 inches)
Width 67.3 mm (2.65 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29  inches)
Weight 148 grams (5.22 ounces)
Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 7.1mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 143 grams (5.04 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes -

Chip A11 Bionic  chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP camera

ƒ/1.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Wide colour capture for photos and live photos 

Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
12MP camera

f/2.2 aperture

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Digital Zoom up to 5x

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True Tone flash

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Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
 

Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

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Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

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FaceTime HD Camera 7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and live photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

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Burst mode

Exposure control
 
5 -megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

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720p HD video recording

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Face detection

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Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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