Apple iPhone 7 Plus VS iPhone 8, which one to buy? Apple gave us the iPhone 7 which had amazing features and shortly after they launched the iPhone 7 Plus which is an upgrade to the iPhone 7. This iPhone 7 Plus is quite unique and it’s the first iPhone with 2 rear camera. This device has a solid battery life, a class-leading performance, a great display to mention a few and we will be comparing it to the iPhone 8 and it has nice features. Find out which is the best.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8: Design
The 7 Plus is made of Aluminum Alloy and has rounded corners, antenna bands that are strapped to the back which curves across the top and bottom edges of the phone. It has an excellent Touch ID fingerprint scanner built in. While the iPhone 8 is made with metal frame and glass back. This phone has a large display, there are bezels above and below and the lower bezel of this phone houses the home button (fingerprint scanner). The 7 Plus weighs 188g, while the iPhone 8 weighs less at 148g.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8: Display
The 7 Plus sports a tall 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels the screen has a pixel per inch density of 326. While, the iPhone 8 sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen screen with 750 x 1334 Pixels in resolution and 401ppi.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8: Software and Hardware
The 7 Plus houses a Apple A10 Fusion chip Process chipset with an Quad-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.37GHz. The device has 3GB RAM and 32GB/128GB/256GB storage space.
While the iPhone 8 houses the Apple A11 chip chipset with Hexa-core processor clocking at 2.38GHz. In the RAM department, the iPhone 8 has 2GB and 64GB/256GB storage space.
For the Software, the 7 Plus runs on the iOS 10 operating system. While the iPhone 8 runs on the Apple iOS 11 OS operating system.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8: Camera
The 7 Plus has a rear camera setup of 12MP with a front/Selfie camera of 7 megapixels. While the iPhone 8 has a camera set up of 12MP with a great front camera of 7MP with f/2.2 aperture.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8: Battery
The 7 Plus is powered by a 1960mah Non-removable Li-lon battery with fast battery charging. While the iPhone 8 is powered by a 2500mah Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast battery charging.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8: Verdict
These 2 phones are very unique and powerful, they really offer a very solid performance but I feel the iPhone 8 is slightly better. This is because it is powered by the Apple A11. However, the iPhone 7 Plus is equally very great and there is no reason to upgrade.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8 Specs Comparison
|Model||Apple iPhone 7 Plus||Apple iPhone 8|
|Announced||August, 2016||September, 2017|
|Released||September, 2016||September, 2017|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network|| LTE band 800 / 850 /900 / 1800 /1900 / 2100 /2600 MHz
LTE : 700 MHz Class 13
LTE : 700 MHz Class 17, LTE : 1700 / 2100 MHz, LTE-TDD : 1900 MHz (B39), LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD : 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD : 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE : AWS (B4), LTE : 700 MHz
(B12), LTE : 800 MHz (B18)
LTE : 800 MHz (B19)
LTE : 800 MHz (B20)
LTE : 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE : 800 MHz (B26)
LTE : 800 MHz SMR (B27)
LTE : 700 MHz APT (B28)
LTE : 700 MHz De (29)
LTE : 2300 MHz (B30)
|LTE band 13(700),17(700), 1700/2100 MHz, 800/900/1900/ 1800 /2100/2600 MHz, LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39),LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40),LTE-TDD 2500 MHz(B41), LTE TDD 2600 MHz(B38),LTE -TDD 700MHz(B12)|
|SIM Count||Single SIM||Single SIM|
|Type||Aluminum Alloy||Glass, Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm||5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29mm|
|Colours||Glossy jet black, matte black, gold,silver, rose gold||Black, Silver, Gold, Jet Black, Grey|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||750 x 1334 pixels|
|Colors||16M colors||16M colors|
|Touch Screen Model||Capacitive||Capacitive|
|Features|| Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Force Touch 625 cd/m2 1300:1 contrast ratio, fingerprint-
resistant oleophobic coating
|Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, oleophobic coating|
| 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,
|2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@240fps|
White balance settings
White balance settings
|iOS 10||Apple iOS 11|
|Apple A10 Fusion chip||Apple A11 Chip|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.37GHz||Hexa-core 2.38GHz|
|GPU (Graphics)||6-Core GPU||Apple GPU, 3-core|
|Card Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C||Yes, Type-C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery||Li-Po Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Vibration, Ringtones||Vibration, Ringtones|
|MP3, WAV||MP3, WAV|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone 8 Price
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