iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus

Which one is best for you?

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.

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.

Name iPhone 8 iPhone 7 Plus
Image note 9
iPhone 8
iPhone 7 Plus
Buy the iPhone 7 Plus
Display 4.7 inches (diagonal)
5.5 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 148 grams
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 188 grams
Rear camera 12 MP
12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front camera 7 MP
7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps

1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps
Processor A11 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Battery Up to 13 hours video playback 2900 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 metre up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529 Yes
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