iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 11
iPhone 11
Starting from $151.00
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iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
Starting from $100.99
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iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus


iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus
Width75.7 mm78.1 mm
Height150.9 mm158.4 mm
Weight194 g202 g
Thickness8.3 mm7.5 mm
Volume94.81 cm³92.78 cm³


iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus
Resolution828 x 1792 px1080 x 1920 px
Density326 ppi401 ppi
Size6.1 inches5.5 inches


iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus
Battery capacity3110 mAh2675 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life17 h21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
CPU frequency2.65 GHz2.53 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB3 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 11iPhone 8 Plus
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 11 Comparison

Should you buy the iPhone 8 Plus or 11?

Not sure if you should buy an iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 11? Even though the iPhone 8 Plus may be much cheaper than the iPhone 11, if you look at the specs, you can see why.

iPhone 8 Plus vs 11: Cost vs performance

The iPhone 11 is 2 years newer than the iPhone 8 Plus, and this may not sound like much, but in terms of smartphone hardware, that’s actually a huge chunk of time. Since the iPhone 11 has an A13 Bionic chip, you can expect it to be at least twice as fast when multitasking, browsing, installing apps, gaming, and just about anything else. And yes, when you compare the cost of a refurbished iPhone 11 vs 8 Plus, you’ll notice that an 8 Plus would be much cheaper, but unless you’re specifically looking for a short-term smartphone to just last for a little while, we’d definitely suggest going for the iPhone 11. Since it has a newer chip, you can also expect it to get developer support for much longer than the 8 Plus. To be honest, the iPhone 11 will probably be receiving the newest Apple software updates until 2024. At the time of writing this, the iPhone 8 Plus is still receiving software updates, but we’d be surprised if it was still getting the newest version of iOS in 2022.

Other big differences between the iPhone 8 Plus vs 11; Which one should you choose?

Are there any other big differences between the iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8 Plus? Let’s be frank: everything about the iPhone 11 is better. You’re going to be getting much better photography performance (color reproduction, shadow detail, etc), more zoom functionality (thanks to the additional lens on the rear of the device), a larger display (6.1” vs 5.5”), and longer battery life (thanks to a more efficient processor, and more battery capacity). But maybe you found the perfect deal on a refurbished iPhone 8 Plus. Let’s say that it’s $300 cheaper than the best offer that you can find for the iPhone 11, and you kinda miss the retro styling of older iPhones. We totally understand that. Therefore, whether you choose to buy the iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 11 is really a matter of personal preference and how much you’re willing to spend.

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