A week back Apple has launched their new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. We know that every year Apple launch one or two new iPhone but this time they have launched 3 iPhones. And all of them running same Apple Bionic A11 Chipset. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus looks like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. So is there any new improvements? Yes, definitely there are some improvements but there are few minor downgrades. But to know where are the improvements and downgrades keep reading the article “iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 : Improvements and Downgrades”

The design

Yes for a moment you may think the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 looks like exactly the same. 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 and iPhone 8 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 yea Apple has not brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPhone 8 gets 10GM heavier than the iPhone 7 which is weird. Also instead of getting slim the iPhone 8 got a little bit fat
iPhone 8 – 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm and 148g
iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm and 138g
Apart from this, there is no big difference between this two devices. What do you think about the design category is it an improvement or downgrade?

Beautiful Display

Just like the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 has 4.7 inches 750 x 1,334 IPS display but this time Apple has changed it a little bit. They have 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. Everything else is same as iPhone 7. iPhone 8 has the 3D touch but the colour accuracy is better this time.
This is definitely an improvement over iPhone 7.

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). This is the same camera that’s found on the regular iPhone 7. They have 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 which was 30FPS.
7 megapixel, f/2.2 camera on the front which is identical to the iPhone 7.
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.

Performance

this time Apple has introduced to their new chipset call Bionic A11 which has Six-Core CPU, Six Core GPU, M11 motion coprocessor. The Ram size is 3GB for iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus and 2GB RAM for iPhone 8. 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. This chipset can also recognise the face but iPhone 8 doesn’t come with face recognition or FaceID instead it comes with TouchID.
This is an improvement from sure

Battery

Apple claims that iPhone 8 will give you 2 hours of extra battery backup compared to iPhone 7. Well, we have to wait and see the battery life in real life performance. The power consumption of bionic A11 chipset is low. Apart from this, 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.
This is another improvement but to get the quick charge you have to pay some extra bucks. Let me know will you buy these things for the quick charge or not.

Colour

Are you looking for different or new colours in iPhone 8? Then you will be disappointed. iPhone 7 comes in five different colours: Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. and iPhone 8, 8 Plus comes in three colours: Silver, Gold and Space Grey. Again it is weird that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has more colour options.
Yes, It doesn’t sound it is an improvement. But you can purchase skins for your iPhone

Price

As Apple is upgrading everything they have also upgraded the Price. The iPhone 8 will be available from $699 for 32GB and $799 for 128GB. While the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799 for 64GB and $899 for 128GB.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 : Improvements and Downgrades : Quick View

  • Better Chipset
  • Better Battery systems
  • Less Colour
  • Thick compared to iPhone 7
  • Same display but better accuracy

These are the main Improvements and Downgrades of iPhone 8 over iPhone 7. If you have some more point to add feel free to contact or comment.

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