Sell Your So Whats The Difference Between The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8?

As you are aware, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 to its lineup of Sleek Smartphones. Presentation aside, there is an underlying question that that has been lingering on many Apple users minds.

What exactly is the difference between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8?

On the outside, the iPhone 8 looks similar to its predecessor with that addition of a glass back. Some would say that the redesign gives the iPhone 8 a more luxurious look and feel compared to the iPhone 7 that it is based off of.

Beyond the aesthetics, there must be some justification for upgrading to the iPhone 8 beyond its mere physical appeal.

The following is a breakdown comparison between the two siblings.

 

iPhone 7

iPhone 8

Display

Retina HD display Retina HD display
4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
1400:1 contrast ratio (typical) 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)

True Tone display
Wide color display (P3) Wide color display (P3)
3D Touch 3D Touch
625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical) 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)

Size and Weight

Height

Height

5.44 inches (138.3 mm) 5.45 inches (138.4 mm)

Width

Width

2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 2.65 inches (67.3 mm)

Depth

Depth

0.28 inch (7.1 mm) 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)

Weight

Weight

4.87 ounces (138 grams) 5.22 ounces (148 grams)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant

Yes Yes

Chip

A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture

Neural Engine
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

Camera

12MP Camera 12MP Camera
ƒ/1.8 aperture ƒ/1.8 aperture
Optical Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilization
Digital zoom up to 5x Digital zoom up to 5x
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Quad-LED True Tone Flash Quad-LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync

Video Recording

4K video recording at 30 fps 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Optical image stabilization for video Optical image stabilization for video
Digital zoom up to 3x Digital zoom up to 3x
Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilization Time-lapse video with stabilization

Front Camera

FaceTime HD camera FaceTime HD camera
7MP photos 7MP photos
ƒ/2.2 aperture ƒ/2.2 aperture
Retina Flash Retina Flash
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
1080p HD video recording 1080p HD video recording

Power and Battery

Lasts up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 6s Lasts about the same as iPhone 7
Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery

Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers3)
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Talk Time (wireless)

Talk Time (wireless)

Up to 14 hours

Internet Use

Internet Use

Up to 12 hours Up to 12 hours

Video Playback (wireless)

Video Playback (wireless)

Up to 13 hours Up to 13 hours

Audio Playback (Wireless)

Audio Playback (Wireless)

Up to 40 hours Up to 40 hours

Fast-charge capable

Up to 50% charge 30 minutes

 

Alas, after the lengthy list of specs comparing the two siblings with each other, we can come to a conclusion.

The iPhone 8 does have some features that iPhone 7 users desired would come with their smartphone, such as wireless charging and higher recording frame rates at 1080p.

But, I find that these minor detail enhancements do no constitute upgrading to iPhone 8 if you are currently an iPhone 7 user.

On the other hand, if you are upgrading from a model older than the iPhone 7, by all means, go for the 8 if the iPhone X is not financially justifiable. You will find that an upgrade from an older model will make you question how you even got by using your smartphone the entire time with the lack of features.

Thank you for reading my latest post on the difference between the Apple iPhone 7 and 8. Please check my other post providing tips on how to pay for a new iPhone 8 or X by sell my phone through a few avenues I touch base on!

 

 

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