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Excellent Comparison: iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7

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In 2017, Apple introduced a new range of smartphones including the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Although it was the first that attracted the most media attention, becoming the second best option.

While the iPhone X with Apple released an entirely new range of iPhones, the iPhone 8 was nothing but a natural evolution of the iPhone 7. But are they really different? Was the iPhone 7 prevented from being worth it?

The iPhone 7 and 8 are still on sale on Apple’s official website, so you can come here because you don’t know which of the two models to buy. Do not worry, in this article we will help you decide.

Next, we will compare between iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, analyzing the design, performance, specifications and price of each. Don’t forget to buy a case for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 once you’ve decided.

1. Price and availability

Unlike the iPhone X, as we mentioned, both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are still for sale on the Apple website. Not surprisingly, there is a price difference between the two models, of which 7 are the most affordable.

Thus, today the official price of iPhone 7 is € 529 (32 GB) or € 639 (128 GB), although you can get a discount if you deliver your old iPhone. You will also find it cheaper in online stores such as Amazon or Fnac.

On the other hand, the iPhone 8 is priced at € 689 (64 GB) or € 859 (256 GB). If you want something cheaper, you can wager on some reconditioned models or buy it through other electronics stores such as Amazon or Macniclos

2. Benefits

Processor and storage

The iPhone 8 uses a more advanced processor than the iPhone 7: the 64-bit A11 Bionic chip, instead of the A10 Fusion, and should be 70% faster. The A11 works alongside the M11 coprocessor, while the A10 works alongside the M10.

There are also differences in storage capacities in which it is available. Thus, the iPhone 7 can be purchased with 32 GB or 128 GB of space, while with the iPhone 8 these capabilities double: 64 GB and 256 GB.

The screen

The screens of both phones are quite similar. Both use a 4.7-inch HD retina panel with a 13-inch x 750 resolution and a density of 326 pixels per inch. The biggest difference in true tone technology is found exclusively for the iPhone 8.


The configuration of the cameras of both smartphones is quite similar. At the rear, both have a 12 MP lens (f / 1.8) with OIS, digital zoom and flash up to X5. Up front, they have a 7MP selfie camera (f / 2.2) with flash retina.

While the front camera’s video recording capability is practically the same (1080p video), the iPhone 8 can record high-quality video with the rear: 4K up to 60 f / s and 1080p up to 240 f / s .


As for the battery, Apple says that both the iPhone 7 and 8 have a battery that can last up to 14 hours in voice conversations, up to 12 hours of Internet usage, and up to 40 hours of wireless audio playback.

For practical purposes, this appears to be true. It also means that you should charge your iPhone at least once a day. Both devices operate with a Lightning charging port. If you do not want to run out of batteries, you must have a power bank.comparison iphone

Wireless charging

Of course, one of the main differences between the two models is the compatibility that the iPhone 8 has wireless charging. As we have said, this is achieved in part with the incorporation of the rear glass.

You’ll be interested to know that, even though it was only 5W at the time of launch, the cable charging with iOS 11.2 software update was as fast as it is now 7.5W when used with compatible accessories.

3. Technical specifications

 iPhone 7iPhone 8
iOSiOS 10 (release)iOS 11 (release)
ColorsSilver | Matte black | Gold | Pink goldSilver | Space Gray | Gold
screen4.7-inch HD Retina display
Resolution of 1334 x 750
326 pixels per inch
4.7-inch HD Retina display
Resolution of 1334 x 750
326 pixels per inch
True Tone
ProcessorChip A10 Fusion
Coprocessor M10
Chip A11 Bionic
Coprocessor M11
Storage32 GB | 128 GB64 GB | 256 GB
Rear camera12 MP (f / 1.8)
HDR camera for
Flash True Tone
photos Panoramic photos (up to 63 MP)
4K video at 30 f / s
12 MP camera (f / 1.8)
Auto HDR for
Flash True Tone
photos Panoramic photos (up to 63 MP)
4K video at 24, 30 or 60 f / s
Frontal camera7 MP camera (f / 2.2)
1080p video
Retina Flash
HDR for photos
Burst mode
7 MP camera (f / 2.2)
Video 1080p
Auto HDR flash for photos
Burst mode
Biometric securityTouch IDTouch ID
ConnectivityWifi 802.11ac with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Lightning charging port
Wifi 802.11ac with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Lightning charging port
Wireless charging supportDo notYes
Dimensions138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm138.4 x 67.4 x 7.3 mm
Weight138 g148 g

4. IPhone 7 or iPhone 8 ?: Our verdict

The iPhone 7 is still a fast smartphone with which you should have no problem while using it. With the iPhone 8, logically, you get a faster A11 processor, better video, screen and Bluetooth quality, and wireless charging.comparison iphone

It will be up to you whether you believe that these additional benefits are worth the € 160 difference between the two basic models. There is no doubt that if the iPhone X was introduced at any other time, the news of the iPhone 8 would have been more affected.

It is also true that, two years after the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple has already introduced new models. In particular, the “affordable” iPhone XS is one that you should consider if you have a tight budget.comparison iphone

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5. Design and manufacturing quality

With the iPhone X, Apple introduced an entirely new design, the iPhone 8 usually has the same appearance as the iPhone 7, and even the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. This is a design that has become a classic, but it looks outdated.comparison iphone

Although the design is already five years old, Apple has introduced small changes since 2014. The big news is definitely presented with the iPhone 8, which now has both front and rear glass.

In addition to giving it a much more premium look than the iPhone 7’s aluminum back, this change allows it to be compatible with wireless charging. Of course, there are those who worry that it can break easily.

According to Apple, the glass is custom designed and includes a layer at the bottom, which should help strengthen the iPhone’s body, next to the aluminum bed. However, it is worth mentioning that the 8 is less robust than the previous model and you will need a case.

Another small difference is that the iPhone 8 is somewhat larger than the iPhone 7, with dimensions of 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm compared to the previous model’s 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm. In addition, it weighs 10 grams more.comparison iphone

Unlike the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, neither one nor the other has a 3.5mm jack port for headphones. Another difference with the previous model is the new start button, which should have fewer problems than before.

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