Smaller, but mighty

What iPhone 8 may lack in size, it makes up for in fantastic new features. But how do these features measure up against iPhone 7 Plus?

Firstly, you’ll notice the difference in appearance.  While, unlike iPhone X, iPhone 8 has kept the home button, iPhone 8 incorporates the same new, all-glass design, which Apple says is ‘the most durable’ glass they’ve ever used.

These designs come in the colours Silver, Gold, and Space Grey, while iPhone 7 Plus offers a little more variation, as it is available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black and Jet Black. The iPhone 7 Plus also has a 5.5-inch screen compared to the iPhone 8’s 4.7-inch.

Wireless charging, water resistance and more

Look past the sleek new design, and you’ll find some even bigger improvements to iPhone 8.

For starters, the phone’s glass back isn’t just nice to look at. It’s also specifically designed as a part of the new wireless charging feature, which means you’ll never have to plug your phone in again. While the battery life of iPhone 7 Plus offers more talk time, internet use, video and audio playback time, iPhone 8 charges much faster.

Both models are water and dust resistant, but while iPhone 7 Plus has a higher pixel resolution, iPhone 8’s new True Tone display offers greater colour accuracy and range.

iPhone 8’s new A11 chip puts it further ahead of iPhone 7 Plus in terms of hardware capabilities, as the A11 is a faster, more efficient upgrade on iPhone 7 Plus’s A10.

In the end, it largely comes down to whether or not you prefer a bigger screen or the very latest features. It’s down to you to decide.  

 
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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
32GB
128GB
256GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
Retina HD display with wide colour gamut and 3D Touch
5.5 inches (diagonal)
1920x1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 138.4 mm (5.45inches)
Width 67.3 mm (2.65 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 148 grams (5.22 ounces)
Height 158.2 mm (6.23 inches)
Width 77.9mm (3.07 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 188 grams (6.63 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes Yes

Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor

Camera 12MP  camera

ƒ/1.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Live Photos with stabilisation

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

True tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
All-new 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture; telephoto:f/2.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 2x; digital zoom up to 10x

Live Photos with stabilisation

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 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 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 6x

Quad-LED 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
 

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

Body and face detection

Auto Image stabilisation

Burst mode

Exposure control
 
7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Body and face detection

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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