iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7

Bigger screen and wireless charging

If you’re looking to choose between iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Plus, the most obvious difference is the screen. While iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen, iPhone 8 Plus has the larger 5.5-inch display. It also has True Tone capability (adjusting colours so that it stays looking natural in different lights) so it’s easier on the eye and better for watching video on the go.

Another thing you’ll notice about iPhone 8 Plus is that it has a glass finish on the back. This it allows it to feature a new wireless charging system – compatible with the Qi wireless charging points that can already be found in some airports and hotels. A great feature of Apple’s own charging pads is that you can see the battery status of your Apple Watch and AirPods on the screen of your iPhone Plus alongside its own status.

Faster chip, better camera and more

iPhone 8 Plus also features dual 12-megapixel cameras that work together to give better performance in low light, create special effects and even allow 2X optical zoom. This means you can get closer to your subject without any loss of quality. It also features a new Portrait Lighting mode so you can create brilliant selfies.

And of course, iPhone 8 Plus comes equipped with Apple’s impressive A11 Bionic processor. With 6 cores working together, you’ll enjoy a smoother gaming experience than with any previous model. As for battery life, it’s on a par with iPhone 7 Plus, but now has the ability to charge more quickly – up to 50% in 30 minutes.

It’s no surprise that iPhone 8 Plus comes out better in a head-to-head against iPhone 7. If you’re not looking for a large format phone, iPhone 7 has plenty to offer – but for those extra luxurious touches (too many to mention here) iPhone 8 comes out on top.

 

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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
32GB
128GB
256GB

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

Size and Weight2 Height 158.4 mm (6.24 inches)
Width 78.1 mm (3.07inches)
Depth 7.5 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 202 grams (7.13 ounces)
Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 7.1 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 138 grams (4.87 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes Yes

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

Camera 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: f/2.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x

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

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)
 
12MP camera

f/1.8 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital Zoom up to 5x

Live Photos with stabilisation

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

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

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Optical zoom; 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
 
4K video recording at 30 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
 

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

Burst mode

Exposure control

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Animoji
 
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

Burst mode

Exposure control

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