iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 8 Plus

Which one is best for you?

2017’s plus-sized release was a popular phone in its day, but technology has moved fast in recent years, and its 2019 successor is a completely different proposition.

iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 11 Pro Max are almost exactly the same size, but iPhone 11 Pro Max’s beautiful OLED display is a full inch bigger than the LCD screen on the older model. This is because iPhone 8 Plus retains the old bezels which take up around 20% of the screen, while iPhone 11 Pro Max makes full use of the face.

iPhone 11 Pro Max is a much faster and powerful phone too – a bigger battery, an extra 1GB of RAM, and a super-quick A13 Bionic processor mean that it will outperform iPhone 8 Plus in any task you set it. The camera has seen a major upgrade as well – iPhone 8 Plus’s capable dual-lens camera has been replaced with a brilliant and versatile triple camera system, with Wide, Ultra Wide and Telephoto cameras ensuring you get the perfect shot in any conditions.

Add a 12-megapixel selfie camera that takes slo-mo selfies, and 4K video shot using several aspect ratios at once, and iPhone 11 Pro Max is a world away from iPhone 8 Plus.

Name iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 8 Plus
Buy the iPhone 11 Pro Max
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Buy the iPhone 8 Plus
Display 6.5-inch OLED
5.5 inches
Size and weight Height: 158 mm
Width: 77.8 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 226 grams
Height: 158.4 mm
Width: 78.1 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Weight: 202 grams
Rear camera Triple 12 MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras
12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front camera 12 MP
7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
4K video recording
Processor A13 Bionic chip
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 3500 mAh 2691 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes - IP68 Yes
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