iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Starting from $220.00
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iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus Starting from $104.99
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iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus


iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus
Width 75.7 mm 78.1 mm
Height 150.9 mm 158.4 mm
Weight 194 g 202 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.5 mm
Volume 94.81 cm³ 92.78 cm³


iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus
Resolution 828 x 1792 px 1080 x 1920 px
Density 326 ppi 401 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.5 inches


iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus
Battery capacity 3110 mAh* 2675 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 17 h 21 h

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


iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.65 GHz 2.53 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 11 iPhone 8 Plus
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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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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