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iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 8

iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Starting from $95.99
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iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Starting from $202.00
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Customer reviews

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Average
4.1
(8426)
4.3
(26194)
Value for money 2.9/5
3/5

Design

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Width 67.1 mm 72.5 mm
Height 138.3 mm 150.1 mm
Weight 138 g 163 g
Thickness 7.1 mm 8.28 mm
Volume 65.89 cm³ 90.11 cm³

Screen

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Resolution 750 x 1334 px 1080 x 2160 px
Density 326 ppi 427 ppi
Size 4.7 inches 5.65 inches

Battery

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Battery capacity 1960 mAh* 3050 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 14 h 20 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 80% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Maximum storage 256 GB 64 GB
CPU frequency 2.34 GHz 2.2 GHz
Number of processor cores 2 8
External memory slot No Yes
RAM capacity 2 GB 4 GB

Camera

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Front camera resolution 7 MP 5 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Multi lens No Yes
Optical zoom No No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes No
Slow motion video Yes No

Audio

iPhone 7 iPhone 8
Stereo speakers Yes No
3.5mm jack socket No Yes
Number of microphones 3 2

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8 Comparison

iPhone 7 vs 8: is there a big difference between these two?

Before I give you our iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8 verdict, let me make one thing clear: the iPhone 8 received the wrong name. If it fell in line with Apple’s previous naming schemes, it would’ve been called the iPhone 7S (which it should be called, since there is very little to differentiate these phones except for slightly improved processor and camera performance, but perhaps this is just a small pet-peeve of mine). In terms of size, dimensions, and overall look and feel, these two devices are virtually the same. The iPhone 8 is technically 7% heavier, and this is because the back is full glass instead of aluminum. Yes, this makes the phone more prone to breaking during drops, but it also enabled Apple to give the iPhone 8 wireless charging. If you’ve never tried wireless charging before, you may be wondering if it’s such a big deal—not in our opinion, I almost always prefer using a physical cable because of faster charging, but I guess this is really a matter of preference. But there are other reasons to buy the refurbished iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7. For one, the iPhone 8 has the newer A11 Bionic chip—yes, that’s the same chip you’ll find in iPhone X. Apple claims that this chip makes the iPhone 8 about 25% faster than the iPhone 7, and even though it may be hard to notice the difference in speed first-hand, the improved processor may assist the iPhone 8 in receiving software updates for longer than the iPhone 7. So despite the iPhone 8 having slightly less durability because of the addition of the glass back, we’d still recommend buying it over the iPhone 7.

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