In this review, we are going to compare Apple’s iPhone 8 against iPhone 7 in terms of design, features, specs, and value for money. Let us take a look at their differences and similarities
The coming of iPhone 8 has raised customers’ expectations. Here are details of the new iPhone 8 and its comparisons to iPhone 7. Apple has revealed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus as the successor for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.
4.7-inch Retina HD display
7MP front-facing lens
Available in 64GB, 256GB
Available in Gold, silver and Space grey colours.
The iPhone 8 has a new glass design offering wireless charging. It’s faster than ever, thanks to the new A11 Bionic chip, and now comes with 64GB of memory as standard. iOS 11 also brings some cool new features including augmented reality. But as ever, the price of owning the latest iPhone is higher than ever before.
Comparision between iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7
|Screen||4.7-inc LCD||4.7-inc LCD|
|Real Camera||12MP, f/1.8, OIS||12MP, f/1.8, OIS|
|Front Camera||7MP, f/2.2||7MP, f2.2|
|Battery||Not stated||1960 mAh|
|Display||1334×750 (326ppi)||1334×750 (326ppi)|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A10 Fusion|
In its overall form size, iPhone 8 is much similar to iPhone 7. The big changes have gone to iPhone X. iPhone 8 has rounded sides and a Touch ID button that is located below the display. However, iPhone 8 is visibly different to iPhone 7 because of the glass back that has replaced the 7000-series aluminium that was used in iPhone 7. The reason Apple has implemented this change is that it can implement wireless charging.
Further to its design, Apple decided to introduce an IP67 water-resistance rating that was introduced in iPhone 7 which is also found in iPhone 8 and 8 plus.
It has the most durable glass ever for all iPhone both front and back
Resist water and dust due to its precision-engineering
Requires no charging cable meaning is designed for future of wireless
Has Retina HD display that is very beautiful than with Truetone.
It has a small screen to enjoy using social media such as whatsup etc.
The phone has a powerful camera that produces beautiful pictures
The box comes with charger, headphones, SIM card removal, USB cable and quick start guide
iPhone 8 has an A11 Bionic chip that has been built using the same 10nm manufacturing process as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It has good RAM of 2GB (3GB for 8 plus).
Apple has said the Bionic chip is 25% faster than A10 used in iPhone 7 and it has Apple’s first designed GPU that is built for Mental 2 especially.
Testing both iPhones customers agree that iPhone 8 is faster; however, iPhone 7 still is the fast than many phones on the market.
The display is similar to iPhone 7 as they are both available with 4.7-inc and 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a Retina resolution. However, if you are interested in something different then you can go for iPhone X that has a near-bezel-free OLED display.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 7
UNIQUENESS OF IPHONE 8
There are some uniqueness in iPhone 8. iPhone 8 adds True Tone that helps to alter the temperature of the display depending on the environment you are in. This makes viewing much easier particularly when you are in the dark
iPhone 8 has also the ability to play back HDR/Dolby Vision content from the famous Netflix and iTunes for added brightness and contrast.
iPhone 8 has improved on the camera than iPhone 7 as it has made a bevvy of small changes. Although it is still 12MP f/1.8 and dual-sensor 12MP camera with better pixel processing, reduction in noise and a faster autofocus.
If you look at the picture of iPhone 8 you will see that it is great with better saturation that is rich in colours, however, if you decide to get this iPhone 8 as your upgrade you will notice that it is not as good as Pixel 2
One of the most important things, when we look for iPhone, is the power of the battery. iPhone 8 is actually smaller than iPhone 7, but it is optimised for the new CPU and it does make it last longer. You can use the whole day without asking for a charger
Since iPhone 8 has a glass back design it is able to be compatible with wireless charging accessories. When it was launched its wireless charging capabilities were capped at 5W. This meant that the wireless charging was not faster than the wired charger. However, the coming upgrade on A11.2 iOS may raise the cap to 7.5W that will give a boost to speed if you will have to use compatible accessories.
Costs of Each Phone 7 or 8
In 2016 when it first went for sale iPhone 7 started off at £599 for 32GB of storage and about £699 for 128GB.
While iPhone 8 started off at £699 ($699) for 64GB and £799 ($799) for 128 GB. Larger capacity such as 128GB was £899 $899
If you want to buy let’s look at their prices below
iPhone 7 (128GB) $409.00 ( $)
iPhone 8 (64GB) $825 ( $)
iPhone 8 (256GB) £949 ($)
Having looked at both iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 there is no doubt that iPhone 8 is a huge upgrade from iPhone 7 but not enough to out stage iPhone 7. The camera and screen are better but these are small updates hence iPhone 7 is still a great deal to buy or upgrade.
I can recommend buying iPhone 7 however if you prefer upgraded model then iPhone 8 is the answer.
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