iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus

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iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Starting from $77.34
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iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus Starting from $100.55
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How they compare

Customer reviews

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Average
4.2/5
(843)
4.2/5
(546)

Design

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Width 67.3 mm 78.1 mm
Height 138.4 mm 158.4 mm
Weight 148 g 202 g
Thickness 7.3 mm 7.5 mm

Screen

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Resolution 750 x 1334 px 1080 x 1920 px
Density 326 ppi 401 ppi
Size 4.7 inches 5.5 inches

Battery

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Battery capacity 1821 mAh* 2675 mAh*
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

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

Performance

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.53 GHz 2.53 GHz
RAM capacity 2 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Front camera resolution 7 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens No Yes
Optical zoom No Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

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

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iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus Comparison

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: a classic battle 

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are two of Apple's most vintage smartphones. The 8 series were the last of the brand to feature a thumbprint recognition feature, which has since been replaced with facial recognition software instead. Both iPhones were released in 2017 but just a month apart from each other with the iPhone 8 unveiled in September 2017 first.

iPhone 8 Plus: bigger and better 

When it comes to camera quality, both phones have the same 7 MP selfie cameras. But the rear camera is where the iPhone 8 Plus separates itself from the 8 - the 8 Plus has a dual camera 12 MP lens with 2x optical zoom built-in, whereas the iPhone 8 is only a single 12 MP rear camera. However, the larger display size of the iPhone 8 Plus (5.5 inches compared to 4.7 inches) makes it easier to take pictures and videos with more detail and clarity than on the smaller display of the iPhone 8. The battery life is also better on the larger device; with a 2691 mAh battery capacity, you can expect up to 10 hours of web browsing or video streaming from your phone before needing a recharge - compared to just 6 hours from an 1821 mAh battery on an iPhone 8. In terms of design, both phones feature sleek aluminum bodies that come in four colors: silver, gold, space gray, and red - so there's something for everyone! The only difference between them is their weight; at 202 g (7 oz), the larger device is slightly understandably heavier than its 148 g (5 oz) counterpart. When it comes to storage capacity, both devices offer options from 64 GB to 256 GB. There is a subtle difference in RAM size with 2 GB RAM for the iPhone 8, but 3 GB of RAM for the iPhone 8 Plus. However, both come equipped with the A11 Bionic chipsets which make them equally as fast and responsive as each other when running apps or playing games. Finally, both phones run iOS 11 out-of-the-box but can be upgraded all the way up to iOS 16.3 if desired - so whichever one you choose will still be able to keep up with all your favorite apps!

Verdict: no competition, iPhone 8 Plus for the win!

Overall, if you're looking for a more than capable smartphone that won't break your budget then either one would be great - but if you want longer battery life with better camera quality, then we'd recommend going for an iPhone 8 Plus instead! And don't forget that buying refurbished products helps reduce waste while saving money too – check out Back Market for some great deals all year round!

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