Apple launched iPhone 7 Plus last year and iPhone 8 a few weeks back. iPhone 7 was last year Apple’s flagship device and iPhone 8 is this year’s flagship device. The starting price of Apple iPhone 7 Plus is $669 whereas the starting price of iPhone 8 is $699. So should you invest $30 more to get the iPhone 8? Well, to know about that keep reading this Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 :
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 : Design
Yes for a moment you may think the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 looks like exactly the same (except camera). and yes, you are quite right. They have not changed that much design with the iPhone 8. As they were more focused on iPhone X design which has a completely new design style. Anyway, the main improvement between iPhone 7 series and iPhone 8 series is on the back. They have added a glass back so they can implement the wireless charging system with this iPhone. So now you can charge and listen to music at the same time and no Apple has not brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack. Also, the iPhone 7 has a bigger screen.
iPhone 8 – 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm and 148g
iPhone 7 Plus – 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.1 mm and 188g
Apart from this, there is no big difference between this two devices.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 : Display
iPhone 8 has 4.7 inches 750 x 1,334 IPS display but this time Apple has included a new True Tone display. The new iPhone 8’s display is very accurate, but now also adjusts to the environment around you, by adjusting the colour tone. So iPhone 8’s colour accuracy will be better than iPhone 7 Plus. On the other hand, iPhone 7 Plus has a bigger 5.5 Inch screen and better pixels Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels). So if you are a guy who likes to watch movies and video and games on a mobile device then iPhone 7 Plus might be for you.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 : Performance
With iPhone 8 Apple has introduced to their new chipset call Bionic A11 which has Six-Core CPU, Six Core GPU, M11 motion coprocessor. The iPhone uses an A10 chip which has Quad Core CPU, M10 motion coprocessor.
The Ram size is 2GB RAM for iPhone 8. But the iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB of ram.
Apple claims its A11 chipset is 25% faster at top speed (when using high-performance cores) and up to 70% faster when idling (using high-efficiency cores). Graphics performance is also 30% faster and multitasking is up 70%, a crucial improvement given users are continually hopping between apps.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 : Battery
Apple finally has implemented the quick charge for iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. But for that, you have to a buy an adapter which will cost you $49 . And these chargers use a different (Lightning to USB-C) cable which isn’t bundled with the fast charger and costs $25 (one metre) or $35 (two metres). With is quick charge you can charge the iPhone 8 from 0-50% in 30 minutes. So if you are running low battery you can plug your device for 30 min and now you are ready to rock.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus has not this feature. Quick charge is definitely the good option so if you are looking for an Apple iPhone with the quick charge then buy iPhone 8 over iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 : The camera
Everyone knows that iPhones have one of the best mobile cameras. This time Apple did not improve the camera hardware that much. iPhone 8 features a single 12-megapixel f/1.8 camera, with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The iPhone Plus comes with the same 12MP camera and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.8. As the iPhone 7 Plus has the dual camera you can use the Portrait mode in iPhone 7 Plus. This time Apple has added a new type flash tone. They have called this flash as quad-LED True Tone flash which has slow sync. Useful for low-light imagery.
On paper, Apple has not improved the camera hardware but Apple promises major photographic and video improvements from the iPhone 8 due to the Bionic A11 chipset. They have claimed that iPhone 8 low light photography will be better. So let’s wait and see
The video department has a different story. Now you can shoot 4K @60FPS on the new iPhone 8. In iPhone 7 Plus you can shoot 4K videos @ 30FPS.
Apple iPhone 8 has a 7 megapixel, f/2.2 camera on the front which is identical to the iPhone 7 Plus.
So on paper, there are minor improvements but Apple has claimed major improvements so let’s wait and see the camera performance in real life.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 8 : Price
The price diffarence between iPhone 7 Plus and Apple iPhone 8 is only $30. The starting price of Apple iPhone 7 Plus is $669 whereas the starting price of iPhone 8 is $699.
Let us know which device you are going for in the comment section. Hope this article is helpful for you.